Crimson Guard

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Crimson Guard
Crimson Guard icon.png
A cuirass originally built to protect against the dreaded Year Beast.
3550 (600)
Bought From
Active Guard
Passive Damage Block
Bonus +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+250 Health
+8 Health regeneration
+5 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? Yes
Crimson Guard (3550)
Vanguard (2150)
Buckler (800)
Recipe (600)

Crimson Guard is an Item listed under the main shop under Armor. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop or the Side Lane Shop to be completed.

Additional information[edit]


No Target
Grant nearby allied heroes and buildings a 100% chance to block 60 damage from each incoming attack, along with 2 armor. Lasts 12 seconds.
Radius: 900
Blocked Damage: 60
Armor Bonus: 2
Buff Duration: 12
Stack Limit Duration: 46
Cooldown symbol.png 46
Buff Item Crimson Guard Extra: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff Item Crimson Guard Nostack: Undispellable.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Does not affect heroes that have been affected by Guard in the last 46 seconds.
    • A status buff icon on affected units shows how much time is left for it to be able to get affected again.
  • Guard bonus armor does not stack with the armor gained from Mekansm icon.png Mekansm and Buckler icon.png Buckler active abilities.

Damage Block
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Grants the wielder a 50% chance to block damage from incoming attacks based on whether the equipped hero is melee or ranged.
Proc Chance: 50%
Blocked Damage (Melee): 70
Blocked Damage (Ranged): 35


Recommended heroes[edit]

Heroes whose default item build includes Crimson Guard as a situational item : Bristleback, Timbersaw, Dark Seer, Elder Titan, Axe, Undying, Underlord.


  • The high damage block of Crimson Guard's active is good against illusions because their low damage is heavily reduced or negated completely.
  • Similarly, it is good against small summons such as Undying's zombies, Broodmother's spiderlings, or Nature's Prophet's treants to name a few.
  • Crimson Guard is effective against armor reduction as the damage block takes effect before the damage reduction of armor. This means that if incoming damage is actually going to be amplified due to negative armor, a large portion of it can be blocked before it is amplified.