Blink Dagger

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Blink Dagger
Blink Dagger icon.png
The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.
Bought From
Active Blink
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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]

Target Point
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


  • 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.
  • The second sound only plays when the blinked distance is greater than 960 (1160 with Aether Lens icon.png Aether Lens). It is audible to everyone.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies and self) or Roshan puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Heroes whose default item build includes Blink Dagger as a core item

Strength:Underlord icon.png Underlord​, Sand King icon.png Sand King​, Magnus icon.png Magnus​, Axe, Earthshaker.

Agility:Ursa icon.png Ursa​.

Intelligence:Puck icon.png Puck​, Lina icon.png Lina​, Witch Doctor icon.png Witch Doctor​, Crystal Maiden icon.png Crystal Maiden​, Enigma icon.png Enigma​.

Heroes whose default item build includes Blink Dagger as a situational item

Strength:Dragon Knight icon.png Dragon Knight​, Wraith King icon.png Wraith King​, Doom icon.png Doom​, Earth Spirit icon.png Earth Spirit​, Legion Commander icon.png Legion Commander​, Sven icon.png Sven​, Sand King icon.png Sand King​, Slardar icon.png Slardar​, Lifestealer icon.png Lifestealer​, Treant Protector icon.png Treant Protector​, Tiny icon.png Tiny​, Beastmaster, Brewmaster.

Agility:Venomancer icon.png Venomancer​, Vengeful Spirit icon.png Vengeful Spirit​, Meepo icon.png Meepo​.

Intelligence:Lion icon.png Lion​, Dark Seer icon.png Dark Seer​, Rubick icon.png Rubick​, Invoker icon.png Invoker​, Leshrac icon.png Leshrac​. Lich icon.png Lich​, Jakiro icon.png Jakiro​, Zeus icon.png Zeus​, Tinker icon.png Tinker​.


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.
  • Riki and Lion are the only heroes who are missing responses for acquiring a Blink Dagger.

Gallery[edit | edit source]