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DotA 2 Item: Quelling Blade

Shops: Main Shop
Categories: Equipment
Active Effect, Passive Effect Total Cost: 100

Item Details

Quelling Blade

Active: Chop Tree - Destroys a target tree.

Cast Range: 350


Passive: Quell - Gives bonus attack damage against non-hero units, based on whether the equipped hero is ranged or melee.

Attack Damage Bonus (melee): +8
Attack Damage Bonus (ranged): +4

Additional Information

The axe of a fallen gnome, it allows you to effectively maneuver the forest.

The bonus damage is also affected by the illusions' attack damage penalty.

Additional Information:

The bonus damage from multiple Quelling Blades does not stack.


  • When the owner's attack type changes to ranged or melee, the attack damage bonus adapts immediately.
  • Quell fully stacks with other attack damage increasing effects. It also fully works with crits.
  • Quell fully works with crits and cleaves. When having cleave, attacking a creep cleaves the increased damage in the area.
  • However, if the unit has Tidebringer, the attack which procs it is not increased by Quell.
  • Elder Dragon Form's splash also splashes the increased damage when attacking a creep.
  • The damage Moon Glaive bounces are not increased. They still deal damage based on her base damage.
  • Psi Blades will spread the increased damage when attacking a creep.
  • Does not work against wards, buildings, Lone Druid's Summon Spirit Bear and allied units.

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magicmat (1) | September 2, 2015 12:54pm
Since 6.84 it does no longer deals bonus damage to Roshan. Its important for early single rosh i.e. for Troll Warlord.
F.E.A.R.0 (38) | January 28, 2015 3:47am
Kyphoid returns (42) | January 2, 2015 10:46am
You cannot carry more than one. They wont stack.
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