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Blink Dagger

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Blink Dagger
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Blink Dagger icon.png
The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.
Cost
2250
Bought From
Arcane
Active Blink
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Blink Dagger (2250)

The Blink Dagger is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Arcane, and at the Side Lane Shop.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Blink
Ability Affects
Target Point Self
Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away. If damage is taken, Blink Dagger cannot be used for 3 seconds.
Cast Range: Global
Max Blink Distance: 1200
Cooldown 12

Notes:

  • Double clicking the item automatically casts it on your team's fountain, blinking towards its direction.
  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than its max distance.
  • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, it blinks for 960 range towards the targeted direction, instead of 1200.
  • Cannot be cast while rooted.
  • Damage greater than 0 coming from any player (including allies and self) or Roshan puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.
  • Since it is a 3 second cooldown and not actually disabled, it can be refreshed with Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb and Rearm icon.png Rearm.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Using Blink always requires a hero to face the direction before actually blinking, meaning when not blinking straightforward the hero will not blink instantly but after a slight delay depending on its turn rate.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the original DotA, this item was called Kelen's Dagger, in reference to a Warcraft III item, Kelen's Dagger of Escape.
    • Kelen was a well known rogue in the Warcraft universe, who was known for his ability to escape from any dangerous situation thanks to the help of his dagger.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.83

  • Blink is now disabled by damage after all reductions, instead of before.
    • This means when a damage instance is reduced to 0 (e.g. with Refraction), it does not get disabled.

6.82

  • Increased gold cost from 2150 to 2250.

6.80

  • Blink no longer has a 75 manacost.

6.79

6.78

  • Reduced Blink cooldown from 14 to 12.

6.64

  • Blink
    • No longer gets disabled from self-inflicted damage.
    • Now also gets disabled when damaged by Roshan.

6.63

  • Reduced Blink cooldown from 18 to 14.

6.57b

  • Increased Blink cooldown from 15 to 18.

6.55

  • Blink
    • Now only gets disabled by player-based damage, instead of any damage.
    • Reduced cooldown from 30 to 15.

6.51

  • Can now be bought from the side lane shops.
  • Increased Blink max distance from 1000 to 1200.

6.50

  • Blink
    • Now gets disabled for 3 seconds upon taking damage.
    • Reduced manacost from 90 to 75.

6.49

  • Increased Blink cooldown from 25 to 30.

6.20

  • Increased Blink manacost from 5 to 90.

6.04

  • Reduced Blink max distance from 1300 to 1000.

6.00

  • Blink now has a manacost of 5.

5.83

  • Increased gold cost from 2100 to 2150.
  • Can no longer be bought by Pudge.

5.77

  • Reduced gold cost from 2300 to 2100.

5.75

  • Reduced gold cost from 2600 to 2300.

5.55

  • No longer has a 120 second restock time.

5.53

5.51

  • Reduced gold cost from 3900 to 2600.
  • Increased Blink cooldown from 2 to 25.

5.11-5.31

  • Created.

Gallery[edit | edit source]