|A powerful shield that defends its wielder from even the most vicious of attacks.|
Proc Chance: 60%
Blocked Damage (Melee): 64
Blocked Damage (Ranged): 32
- Grants a large amount of health and protection from attacks, works well with .
- Compliments well with Bristleback's , and grants a large amount of health.
- Compliments well with , and grants a large amount of health.
- Effective to block the attack damage from summoned units and illusions (except from illusions which applies full damage and proc crit).
- It is especially useful with tanky frontline heroes that need to survive much damage, i.e. , , or , with units that overall take amplified damage, like illusions, and against low damage abilities i.e. , or 's illusions, which hit often but not hard, causing many block procs that block attacks entirely or almost entirely.
- On the other hand, the item less useful for heroes with high armor, i.e. or .
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