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DotA 2 Item: Desolator

Shops: Main Shop
Categories: Artifacts
Passive Effect Total Cost: 3500

Item Details


+50 Damage

Passive: Corruption

Your attacks reduce target's armor for 7 seconds. Gains +2 damage if an enemy hero dies with this item's Corruption Debuff up to a Maximum of 30.

Armor Reduction: 6
Duration: 7

Additional Information

A wicked weapon, used in torturing political criminals.


  • Successive attacks with Desolator do not stack the debuff, but refresh the duration instead.
  • The attacks first apply the debuff, then their own damage.
  • Replaces the projectile particle of ranged heroes with a red projectile.
  • Works against every unit, including wards, buildings and allied units.

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DotaKong | January 1, 2018 2:34am
When to buy a desolator ?
R-Conqueror (24) | April 17, 2015 1:45am
Source 2 will add a desolator 2. That's how it works. reddit told me.


In all seriousness, I think that would be a good addition to the game.
apaz (17) | April 17, 2015 1:37am
Desolator 2. We need it.
Mirror (22) | December 14, 2012 3:12pm
Medallion is superior!
bromega322 | April 30, 2012 1:43pm
shadow fiend + Assault + deso = -16 armor, ouchies
HolyRogue | November 3, 2011 12:15pm
yeah sick arm reduction :D
Taki#135057 (4) | October 10, 2011 3:56am
My favourite Orb-effect.
Makes almost every hero a carry ;).
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