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Blade Mail
Blade Mail icon.png
A razor-sharp coat of mail, it is the choice of selfless martyrs in combat.
Cost
2200
Bought From
Armor
Active Damage Return
Bonus +10 Intelligence
+22 Damage
+6 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Blade Mail (2200)
Broadsword (1200)
Chainmail (550)
Robe of the Magi (450)

Blade Mail is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor.

Ability[edit]

Damage Return
Ability Affects Damage
No Target Enemies Pure
Shares any damage you take to the unit that dealt the damage. Lasts 4.5 seconds.
Cooldown 17 Mana 25

Notes:

  • Damage Return doesn't reflect damage from other Blademails.
  • Won't damage magic immune units.
  • Blade Mail does not prevent the incoming damage.
  • Works against creeps.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Balance changelog[edit]

6.78

  • Armor increased from 5 to 6.
  • Damage Return cooldown decreased from 22 to 17.

6.75

  • Damage Return duration increased from 4 to 4.5 seconds.

6.70

  • Cooldown from 25 to 22.

6.68

  • Damage Return's duration increased from 3.5 to 4 seconds

6.65

  • Duration reduced from 5 to 3.5 seconds
  • Cooldown increased from 15 to 25
  • Blademail can no longer reflect blademail sourced damage

6.60

  • Returns pure damage type

6.59

  • Increased Blademail duration from 4 to 5 seconds

6.58

  • Remade
    • Old Blade Mail:
      • Components: Blades of Attack (500), Chainmail (550), Recipe (500) (Total: 1550)
      • Stats: +15 Damage, +5 Armor
      • Passive: 20% melee attack damage (calculated before reductions) returned as magical damage
    • New Blade Mail:
      • Components: Broadsword (1200), Chainmail (550), Robe of the Magi (450) (Total: 2200)
      • Stats: +22 Damage, +5 Armor, +10 Intelligence
      • Active: 100% all damage (calculated after reductions) returned as magical damage. Duration: 4 seconds. Cooldown: 15 seconds. Mana cost: 25. Has a visual effect to show when it is active.
      • Extra Note: Since people regularly misunderstand how this works, the damage returned is reduced twice, first when you get the damage and then again when you deal it back. For example, a 300 damage nuke gets reduced by 25% because of hero resistance, then it gets dealt back as magical damage, being reduced by another 25% (or whatever magical resistance the enemy has).

6.55

  • Total cost reduced by 220 (Chainmail cost reduced from 620 to 550, and Blades of Attack cost reduced from 650 to 500)

6.20

  • Blademail recipe from 750 to 500

6.07

  • Reduced blademail return damage to 20%

6.05

  • Blademail gives +15 dmg up from +9