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 Damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

Buying another Black King Bar won't reset its duration and cooldown, as they are bound to the hero.

One Black King Bar grants a total of 190 health, 0.3 health regeneration and 24 (34 for strength heroes) attack damage.

Ability[edit | edit source]

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


  • Interupts the owner's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The spell immunity dispels many buffs and debuffs upon getting applied.
    • List of removed buffs and debuffs can be found here.
  • Causes the user's model size to increase by 30% for its duration. This has no impact on its collision size.
  • For more details, including a list of spells which are not blocked, see Spell immunity.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]


  • Black King Bar can now be sold
    • Repurchasing does not reset its duration


  • 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.


  • Recipe cost increased from 1300 to 1375.


  • 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.


  • Can no longer be sold.


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


  • 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


  • Lowered Black King Bar duration slightly


  • Reduced Black King Bar cooldown from 100 to 85 seconds


  • Reduced cooldown on BKB


  • Decreased BKB cooldown slightly

Gallery[edit | edit source]