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 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 : Dragon Knight, Sven, Luna, Gyrocopter, Lycan, Shadow Fiend, Phantom Assassin, Spirit Breaker, Troll Warlord

Heroes whose default item build includes Black King Bar as a situational item : Alchemist, Arc Warden, Batrider, Bloodseeker, Bounty Hunter, Broodmother, Chaos Knight, Crystal Maiden, Razor, Riki, Death Prophet, Kunkka, Storm Spirit, Wraith King, Witch Doctor, Legion Commander, Rubick, Invoker, Viper, Ursa.

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]