DotA 2 Item: Crimson Guard

Shops: Main Shop, Side Lane Shop, Secret Shop
Active Effect, Passive Effect, Aura Effect Recipe Cost: 750
Total Cost: 3700

Item Details

Crimson Guard

+2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+250 HP
+6 HP regeneration
+5 Armor

Active: Guard

Grants nearby allied heroes a chance to block damage from each incoming attack, along with armor for a short period of time.

Radius: 900
Blocked Damage: 60
Armor Bonus: 2
Duration: 12


Passive: Damage Block

Gives the wearer a chance to block damage from incoming attack.

Proc Chance: 50%
Blocked Damage (melee): 70
Blocked Damage (ranged): 35

Additional Information

A cuirass originally built to protect against the Year Beast.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Only affects heroes. Places the buffs and creates the bubble around illusions, but does not block damage for them.
  • Does not affect heroes who have been affected by Guard in the last 70 seconds.
  • A status buff icon on affected units shows how much time is left for it to be able to get affected again.
  • Guard bonus armor does not stack with the armor gained from Mekansm and Buckler active abilities.
  • For a list of physical damage from spells which isn't blocked, see here.
  • Does not work against wards ( Plague Ward, Mass Serpent Ward, Death Ward).
  • Guard works on buildings
  • For more details, see Damage Block.

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TheSofa (54) | June 1, 2015 11:50pm
Says "Secret Hop" at top... don't know why
Kyphoid returns (42) | January 2, 2015 9:48am
To add:
Again,like vanguard, it actually had a 67% chance to block which was fixed by Valve in the tooltips.
Wont affect units that were affected by guard in last 70 seconds. Multiple sources of damage block dont stack.
Unscathed (47) | October 4, 2014 3:02am
Why no luv for dis item??????
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