Crimson Guard

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Crimson Guard
Crimson Guard icon.png
A cuirass originally built to protect against the dreaded Year Beast.
Cost
3550 (600)
Bought From
Armor
Active Guard
Passive Damage Block
Bonus +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+250 Health
+8 Health regeneration
+5 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? Yes
Recipe
Crimson Guard (3550)Components3.png
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]

Abilities[edit]

Guard
Ability
No Target
For 12 seconds, grant nearby allied heroes and buildings +2 armor, and a 100% chance to block 60 damage from each incoming attack.

Units may only be affected by Guard once every 46 seconds.

Radius: 900
Radius: 900
Blocked Damage: 60
Armor Bonus: 2
Buff Duration: 12
Stack Limit Duration: 46
Cooldown symbol.png 46
Modifiers
Buff Item Crimson Guard Extra: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff Item Crimson Guard Nostack: Undispellable.

Notes:

  • 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.
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants a 50% chance to block 70 damage on melee heroes, and 35 damage on ranged.
Proc Chance: 50%
Blocked Damage (Melee): 70
Blocked Damage (Ranged): 35

Notes:


Recommended heroes[edit]

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

Tips[edit]

  • 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.

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