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Forage to survive on the battlefield.
Bought From
Active Devour
Charges 3
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Alert allies? No
Tango (90)

The Tango is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Consumables.

Additional Information[]

  • Stacks with itself in inventory, there is no stack limit. The sell-back price adapts based on the number of Tangos in a stack.
  • A set of Tangos is not shareable. However, it is possible to give allies a Tango (Shared) icon.png Tango (Shared) by casting it on them.
  • The sell value of the item is based on the number of charges remaining. A single instance has a sell value of 15 Gold.


Trees / Self
Consumes a target tree to gain 7 health regeneration for 16 seconds. Consuming an Ironwood Tree doubles the heal amount.

Comes with 3 charges. Can be used on an allied hero to give them one Tango.
Cast Range: 165
Health Regen Bonus: 7
Duration (Regular Tree): 16
Duration (Planted Tree): 32
Shared Tango Lifetime: 40
Cooldown: 0
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_tango_heal: Dispellable with death only.


  • When cast on a tree, it destroys the tree instantly and increases the caster's health regeneration.
    • When targeting trees planted by Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch, Ironwood Tree icon.png Ironwood Tree, or Sprout, the heal duration is doubled.
    • Can regenerate up to 112 (224 when targeting planted trees) health over its full duration.
    • All 3 charges together can regenerate up to 336 (672 when targeting planted trees) health.
    • Successive uses with the same unit do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
  • When targeting an allied hero, it creates a Tango (Shared) icon.png Tango (Shared) in the targeted ally's inventory, instead of healing the user.
    • If the targeted ally's inventory is full, the item is dropped on the ground.
    • Can also be cast on creep-heroes, only giving Lone Druid Spirit Bear icon.png Spirit Bear a charge, otherwise having no effect.
    • Can also be cast on Meepo Clones and Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Doubles, but doing so has no effect.
    • Cannot be cast on illusions.
    • A shared Tango disappears 40 seconds after being created.
      • Once created, a countdown appears on the item's icon, visible to everyone, showing the remaining lifetime on the shared Tango.


  • Tangos are a very effective source of combat heal in the early-game, as they do not dispel upon taking damage. When an engagement seems even or against you, using a Tango can tilt the balance in your favor.
  • Although one Tango charge heals much less and does so slower than a Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve, one set of Tangos provides slightly more health per gold spent. Also, the fact that it is not dispelled by damage and its secondary effect of destroying trees makes it more versatile than Healing Salves. So if no quick and strong healing is required, Tangos are usually more valuable.
  • Since using Tangos on a tree destroys the tree, it can be used to create alternate pathways between some trees, making it easier to escape or chase enemies. Sometimes it is worth it to use a Tango just for this purpose.
  • Unlike other restoring consumables, it is possible to give allies one charge of the Tangos stack. This allows players to grant lane healing to another hero without having to be there.
  • Can be used to control certain heroes, by destroying trees. For example, Monkey King icon.png Monkey King will fall and suffer a long duration stun if the tree below him is broken, and Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet may not be able to teleport away safely if you cut a tree to gain vision against his Sprout.


  • In the original DotA, Tango's full name was "Ancient Tango of Essifation".
  • Tango's active ability was called "Eat a Tree or Ward" before July 19, 2017 Patch.


Recent Changes[]

Main Article: Tango/Changelogs
  • Tango (Shared) icon.png Shared Tangos now expire 40 seconds after being shared.
  • Removed Tango icon.png Tango pooling from the strategy phase UI.