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Animal Courier

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Animal Courier
Animal Courier (Radiant) icon.png
Animal Courier (Radiant) icon.png
Animal Courier (Dire) icon.png
Losing the donkey is punishable by death.
Bought From
Active Summon Animal Courier
Charges 1
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Flying Courier (370)
Animal Courier (150)
The Animal Courier is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Consumables. It creates a small fast unit that can carry your and your allies' items to and from your base. If it dies it will respawn after three minutes, and the items it was carrying will be inaccessible until then. Can be upgraded to a Flying Courier.


[edit] Active Ability

[edit] Summon Animal Courier

Animal Courier
Animal Courier (Radiant) icon.png
Duration Permanent
Hit Points 75
Armor 0
Movement Speed 350
Sight Range 350/350
Notes Inventory - 6 Slots
Summons an Animal Courier to carry items for you. The Animal Courier is not affected by most spells, and has magic immunity. A walking courier gives 150 gold to each enemy player if killed, while a flying courier gives 175 gold to each enemy player. (additional courier doesn't give bounty to whole enemy heroes) The courier is invulnerable when near the friendly Fountain. It can use some items that cost no mana such as Smoke of Deceit which will provide the shroud effect to any allied heroes in close proximity to the Courier. Also, It benefits from items that grants HP regeneration.

[edit] Courier Skills

Return to Base
Return to Base icon.png
No Target
Returns the courier to base

Go To Secret Shop
Go To Secret Shop icon.png
No Target
Sends the courier to your team's secret shop

Return Items
Return Items icon.png
No Target
Return items to stash

Retrieve Items
Retrieve Items icon.png
No Target
Retrieve items from stash

Transfer Items
Transfer Items icon.png
No Target
Transfer items to hero

[edit] Balance changelog


  • Ground Courier bounty per player reduced from 175 to 150. Flying Courier bounty is still 175.


  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 350.
  • HP increased from 45 to 75.


  • Courier no longer block neutral creeps from spawning.
  • Courier Speed Burst from 100% to 50% MS bonus (still reaches max speed). This primarily a factor when carrying an Empty Bottle. Without an extra slow, Couriers will still reach maximum speed.


  • Cost decreased from 170 to 150.

[edit] See also