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DotA 2 Item: Necronomicon

Shops: Main Shop
Categories: Caster
Active Effect, Passive Effect, Aura Effect Recipe Cost: 1250
Total Cost: 2150

Item Details


+6/12/18 Strength
+2/3/4 Mana Regen

Active: Demonic Summoning

Summons a Warrior and an Archer to fight for you for 60 seconds.

Warrior: Burns mana every hit, and deals magical damage to whoever kills it. Gains True Sight at level 3.

Archer: Gains Purge at level 3 and has a 5%/7%/9% movement speed aura.
Number of Warriors: 1
Number of Archers: 1


Additional Information

Considered the holy grail of necromancy and demonology, a powerful malefic force is locked within its pages.

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Kyphoid returns (42) | January 2, 2015 9:51am
TO add:
Notes: it is twice upgradeable by purchasing recipe for necronomicon.
Results in total cost at 2700/3950/5200 gold per level of necronomicon
Hi-Breed (3) | December 5, 2013 6:30am
This is sooo good on pushers; Shadow Shaman indeed is one.

I am so so angry at players that pick heroes that are good pushers just to keep them in teamfights. At the outskirts of teamfights, that is.

One of my favorite pushers is Chaos Knight.

Add this item to his inventory (add a bit of Vladmir's Offering and maybe a Hyperstone) and see how your creeps are OP against the enemies'.

And on Chaos Knight it's a good replacement for Drum of Endurance as it provides 66% more INT aside TWO warriors that have GREAT abilities!

Now why would I need INT on Chaos Knight? For his low cooldown disables, of course! 10 seconds and 6 seconds are nuke cooldowns.

I even made a guide for Chaos Knight that you'll find here.

Hope you'll like it, ^^

neurotoxin | June 30, 2013 8:23pm

Just be sure to say Klaatu barada nikto before buying it...

CallMeHypnoToad | July 17, 2012 3:51pm
Just be sure to say Klaatu barada nikto before buying it...
Taki#135057 (4) | October 11, 2011 5:15am
Beastmaster, Atropos, (sometimes) Lycanthrope. Also nice against carrys that need mana.
NOTE: You get TrueSight on the 3rd level of Necronomicon so you need to finish it, unlike Dagon..
juakiz | October 2, 2011 9:05am
maybe u forgot sometimes on chen, aswell on on rhasta in some builds... also situacional and ofc u need good micro.
TehPenGu | September 1, 2011 4:40am
Great item, for obvious reasons. Pick it up on clock and watch as they slaughter anyone you catch in your device trap.
St4rs (2) | August 27, 2011 10:56pm
Underused for obvious reasons.
PotatisFarfar (11) | August 25, 2011 11:57pm
so super strong on Beastmaster. You just surround them with all your creeps after you stun ^^
LuvLes (32) | August 25, 2011 11:54pm
This item is an absolute godsend during most games. If they have a hero with stealth or carries with little mana but need that mana to do all their tricks, it can be great. Usually goes on heroes with a lot of CC like Atropos.
jumpyed | August 25, 2011 4:03pm
hmm I think i'd most definitely like to practice with this one, but the champs I've been looking at trying at are storm spirit, pugna and morphling and idk how good it'd be with those heros.
Lich#107372 (5) | August 25, 2011 3:03pm
Its a solid item if you can micro, the true sight and mana burn is insane

I wonder if you still tkae 400 damage if you kill the blue one
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