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: Batrider icon.png Batrider​.
  • Heroes whose default item build includes Blink Dagger as a situational item: Dark Seer icon.png Dark Seer​.

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]