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DotA 2 Item: Shadow Blade

Shops: Main Shop
Categories: Weapons
Active Effect, Passive Effect Total Cost: 3000

Item Details

Shadow Blade

+20 Damage
+35 Attack Speed

Active: Shadow Walk

Makes you invisible until the duration ends, or until you attack or cast a spell. While Shadow Walk is active, you move 20% faster and can move through units. Removes invisibility if bonus damage is applied during the fade time. If attacking to break the invisibility, you gain 175 bonus damage on that attack. Lasts 17 seconds.

Fade Time: 0.3
Damage: 175
Duration: 14


Additional Information

The blade of a fallen king, it allows you to move unseen and strike from the shadows.


  • Does not interrupt the owner's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The bonus damage is directly added to the attack damage, so it can be reduced with e.g. Enfeeble or Static Link.
  • However, it cannot be amplified with e.g. Empower or the Rune of Double Damage.
  • The damage is considered by lifesteal, cleaves, Splash ( Elder Dragon Form) and Psi Blades, but not by crits.
  • During the fade time, the user can cast spells, use items and perform attacks without breaking the invisibility.
  • Those attacks will apply the 175 damage to the target.
  • The bonus damage does not apply when attacking wards and buildings out of the invisibility.
  • The invisibility is lost upon reaching the cast point of spells, or upon finishing an attack, for ranged heroes this is upon projectile launch.
  • This means when the attack misses, the invisibility is still lost.
  • Allows the user to path through other units, including wards, but not through buildings.
  • The user can pick up and drop items without breaking the invisibility.

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Kyphoid returns (42) | January 1, 2015 6:10am
Its not even an inconvenience once one comes to know what you wrote.
KoDyAbAbA (65) | January 1, 2015 5:52am
kyphoid there is no way of adding two costs in the database which is why it looks like this.

If you notice 1400 which is the cost of broad sword is the passive cost (gives only damage).

Now, removing the word recipe would require tonnes of more coding (making an entirely different set of pages is no joke) which is why it is present there. I regret the mild inconvenience caused if any
Kyphoid returns (42) | January 1, 2015 5:35am
Unscathed wrote:

This doesnt have recipe kappa

Do you even listen to this poor chap???

No recipe is involved..
Makes you invisible for 14 seconds.
Total cost 2800 gold
Unscathed (47) | December 18, 2014 3:59am
This doesnt have recipe kappa
StevenLK (10) | October 5, 2012 5:50pm
Shadow blade 30 as and 30 damage now too.
wilddeonpwn (102) | October 5, 2012 4:39pm
Put Shadow Amulet in the database please
Tutankoopa (1) | August 6, 2012 7:39pm
Ursa, just Ursa
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