Aghanim's Scepter

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Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png
The scepter of a wizard with demigod-like powers.
Bought From
Passive Ultimate Upgrade
Bonus +10 Strength
+10 Agility
+10 Intelligence
+175 Health
+175 Mana
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Aghanim's Scepter (4200)
Point Booster (1200)
Ogre Club (1000)
Blade of Alacrity (1000)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)

Aghanim's Scepter is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed. For most (96 out of 113) heroes, Aghanim's Scepter increases the powers of their abilities, adds a new one or modifies the hero in another way.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Ability[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Upgrade
Upgrades the ultimate and some abilities of certain heroes.


  • When a hero has an upgrade available, the item's and the upgraded spell's tooltip states what exactly is upgraded.
  • When a hero has no upgrades available, the ultimate ability gets a green note reading "This hero has no upgrade".
  • Single target spells with Aghanim's Scepter upgrades that are reflected by Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb depend on whether the hero with the Echo Shell on has Aghanim's Scepter, not the original caster of the spell.

Upgraded abilities[edit | edit source]

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

  • Hookshot icon.png Hookshot​'s reduced cooldown gives Clockwerk much greater map presence, allowing him initiate multiple times in one fight, escape from a losing fight, or use it as a casual stun.
  • Combined with a Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance, upgraded Impetus icon.png Impetus​ allows Enchantress to safely lob attacks from the backline, greatly increasing her damage.
  • Invoke icon.png Invoke​'s reduced cooldown is crucial in the late game, giving Invoker the time to cast many more abilities in a long teamfight.
  • The extra clone spawned from Divided We Stand icon.png Divided We Stand​'s upgrade increases Meepo's map presence and damage, especially from Poof icon.png Poof​.
  • Starstorm icon.png Starstorm​'s extra wave of meteors greatly increases Mirana's burst damage potential, especially when initiating on a single target.
  • Combined with its respawn time penalty, Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe​'s reduced cooldown gives Necrophos the ability to take important heroes out of the late game for prolonged periods of time.
  • Meat Hook icon.png Meat Hook​'s upgraded range improves Pudge's initiation and ganking capabilities, and is useful to keep himself out of danger during the late game.
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Queen of Pain
  • Sonic Wave icon.png Sonic Wave​'s vastly reduced cooldown gives Queen of Pain many more opportunities to gank, initiate, and even clear creep waves.
  • Remote Mines icon.png Remote Mines​' improved damage makes it much easier to kill tougher heroes in the late game, and is the only way to improve Techies' damage.
  • The cleaving tree gained from Grow icon.png Grow​'s upgrade helps Tiny deal with groups of enemies, and makes him one of the fastest building destroyers in the game.
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Sand King
  • Burrowstrike icon.png Burrowstrike​'s doubled range makes Sand King much more mobile, and allows him to stun more enemies during initiations.
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Shadow Fiend
  • Necromastery icon.png Necromastery​'s increased soul limit boosts Shadow Fiend's attack and Requiem of Souls icon.png Requiem of Souls​ damage. Having more souls also means Shadow Fiend will often retain more damage after dying.
  • Focus Fire icon.png Focus Fire​'s cooldown and damage penalty reduction lets Windranger hit much harder, more frequently, and allows her to fill the role of a carry.
  • Nimbus icon.png Nimbus​ gives Zeus a second global ability, and also provides continuous vision, allowing Zeus to aid his allies from any point on the map in addition to the burst damage from Thundergod's Wrath icon.png Thundergod's Wrath​.

Others[edit | edit source]

Supports[edit | edit source]

While many supports become more powerful with Aghanim's Scepter, most should still focus primarily on buying support items, with Aghanim's Scepter as a luxury option if they have enough gold.

Crystal Maiden.png Jakiro.png Lion.png Rubick.png Witch Doctor.png Earthshaker.png
Lina.png Ogre Magi.png Warlock.png Venomancer.png Shadow Shaman.png Lich.png
Ancient Apparition.png Keeper of the Light.png Visage.png Bane.png Shadow Demon.png Pugna.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Aghanim's Scepter is named after Agahnim, one of the main villains in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
    • Heroes never mention Aghanim's name in their voice responses, simply referring to it as "The Scepter". This is likely due to the risk of copyright infringement.
    • Riki icon.png Riki​ and Lion icon.png Lion​ are the only heroes who do not have any Scepter responses (excluding Io icon.png Io​ and Phoenix icon.png Phoenix​, who do not speak).
  • Rubick icon.png Rubick​ is the son of Aghanim. He also possesses an imitation of Aghanim's Scepter.