Black King Bar

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Black King Bar
Black King Bar icon.png
A powerful staff imbued with the strength of giants.
3975 (1375)
Bought From
Active Avatar
Bonus +10 Strength
+24 Attack damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Black King Bar (3975)
Mithril Hammer (1600)
Ogre Club (1000)
Recipe (1375)

The Black King Bar is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Ability[edit | edit source]

No Target
Grants Spell Immunity and 100% Magic Damage Resistance. Duration and cooldown decrease with each use. Some abilities are able to disable through Avatar.
Duration: 10/9/8/7/6/5
Cooldown symbol.png 80/75/70/65/60/55
Buff Black King Bar Immune: Undispellable.


  • Interrupts the owner's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Causes the user's model size to increase by 30% for its duration. This has no impact on its collision size.
  • The duration of Avatar is bound to the hero. Re-buying Black King Bar does not reset it.
  • For more details, including a list of spells which are not blocked, see Spell immunity.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Heroes whose default item build includes Black King Bar as a core item

Strength:Dragon Knight icon.png Dragon Knight​, Sven icon.png Sven​, Lycan icon.png Lycan​, Spirit Breaker icon.png Spirit Breaker​.

Agility:Shadow Fiend icon.png Shadow Fiend​, Phantom Assassin icon.png Phantom Assassin​, Gyrocopter icon.png Gyrocopter​ , Troll Warlord icon.png Troll Warlord​, Luna icon.png Luna​.

Heroes whose default item build includes Black King Bar as a situational item

Strength:Alchemist icon.png Alchemist​, Chaos Knight icon.png Chaos Knight​, Kunkka icon.png Kunkka​, Legion Commander icon.png Legion Commander​, Wraith King icon.png Wraith King​, Sand King icon.png Sand King​, Slardar icon.png Slardar​, Tusk, Night Stalker.

Agility:Arc Warden icon.png Arc Warden​, Bloodseeker icon.png Bloodseeker​, Bounty Hunter icon.png Bounty Hunter​, Broodmother icon.png Broodmother​, Clinkz icon.png Clinkz​, Razor icon.png Razor​, Riki icon.png Riki​, Viper icon.png Viper​, Ursa icon.png Ursa​, Terrorblade icon.png Terrorblade​, Slark icon.png Slark​, Sniper icon.png Sniper​, Drow Ranger icon.png Drow Ranger​, Weaver icon.png Weaver​.

Intelligence:Batrider icon.png Batrider​, Storm Spirit icon.png Storm Spirit​, Silencer icon.png Silencer​, Witch Doctor icon.png Witch Doctor​, Crystal Maiden icon.png Crystal Maiden​, Death Prophet icon.png Death Prophet​, Rubick icon.png Rubick​, Invoker icon.png Invoker​, Leshrac icon.png Leshrac​. Pugna icon.png Pugna​, Outworld Devourer icon.png Outworld Devourer​, Enigma icon.png Enigma​.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • When facing a lot of magical damage or many disables, a Black King Bar alone can provide enough survivability, allowing carry heroes to focus on damage items after having Black King Bar.
    • Vice versa, Black King Bar is not effective against physical damage, or spell immunity piercing spells, so other items for survivability should be considered (e.g. armor items against physical damage, or escape items against some spells).

Gallery[edit | edit source]