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Black King Bar

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

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

Ability[edit]

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

Notes:

  • Cannot be sold.
  • Buying a new Black King Bar will not refresh the duration and cooldown.
  • Using Black King Bar may remove some positive buffs including Runes.
  • See Spell Immunity for a description of ability interactions.

Abilities that Penetrate BKB[edit]

Abilities that work through BKB.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Balance changelog[edit]

6.82

  • Avatar spell immunity duration and cooldown are now tied to the hero, instead of the item. Buying a new Black King Bar will not reset the Avatar's duration.
  • Minimum immunity duration increased from 4 to 5.

6.79

  • Recipe cost increased from 1300 to 1375.

6.78

  • Magic Immunity now has a 6th level of decrease.
    • So it decreases on usage until it gets to 4 duration and 50 CD. Previously the lowest level was 5 duration and 55 CD.

6.75

  • Can no longer be sold.

6.60

  • Total cost reduced by 10 (Mithril Hammer cost reduced from 1610 to 1600)

6.55

  • Reworked Black King Bar:
    • Old BKB:
      • Components: Ogre Axe (1000), Broadsword (1200), Recipe (1600) (Total: 3800)
      • Stats: +18 Damage, +10 Strength
      • Active: 85 seconds cooldown, 9 seconds duration
    • New BKB:
      • Components: Ogre Axe(1000), Mithril Hammer (1610), Recipe (1300) (Total: 3910)
      • Stats: +24 Damage, +10 Strength
      • Active: 80/75/70/65/60/55 seconds cooldown, 10/9/8/7/6/5 seconds duration

6.52e

  • Lowered Black King Bar duration slightly

6.49

  • Reduced Black King Bar cooldown from 100 to 85 seconds

6.11

  • Reduced cooldown on BKB

6.10

  • Decreased BKB cooldown slightly