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Daedalus
Daedalus icon.png
A weapon of incredible power that is difficult for even the strongest of warriors to control.
Cost
5520 (1000)
Bought From
Weapons
Passive Critical Strike
Bonus +81 Damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Daedalus (5520)
Crystalys (2120)
Demon Edge (2400)
Recipe Cost: 1000

The Daedalus is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Critical Strike
Ability Affects
Passive Enemies
Grants each attack a chance to deal additional damage. Critical Strike does not work against buildings.
Proc Chance: 25%
Critical Damage: 240%
Can be used by illusions. Red critical numbers are before illusion and armor reduction.

Notes:

  • Increases attack damage by an average of 35%.
  • The proc chance of multiple crit sources stack, the damage multiplicator does not.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the original DotA, this item was called the "Buriza-Do Kyanon", a reference to a weapon (unique ballista) in Diablo II. "Buriza-do Kyanon" means "Blizzard Cannon" in Japanese.
  • Daedalus is the Latin transcription of the Greek "Daidalos" which means "clever worker" in Ancient Greek and Daedalus is also one of the characters in Ovid's "Metamorphosis" who was a skillful craftsman and artisan.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.84

6.77

  • Reduced recipe cost from 1200 to 1000 (total cost from 5750 to 5550).
  • Reduced Critical Strike damage from 270% to 240%.

6.75

6.72

6.69

6.68

6.67

6.61

6.58

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Demon Edge cost from 2600 to 2400.
    • Increased recipe cost from 1000 to 1200.
    • Total cost remains 5800.

6.55

6.51

  • Reduced recipe cost from 1250 to 1000 (total cost from 6200 to 5950).

6.36

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Crystalys recipe cost from 1000 to 500.
    • Increased recipe cost from 750 to 1250.
    • Total cost remains 6200.

6.04

  • Increased Crystalys recipe cost from 800 to 1000 (total cost from 6000 to 6200).

6.03b

  • Cost:
    • Increased Crystalys recipe cost from 600 to 800
    • Increased recipe cost from 700 to 750.
    • Total cost from 5750 to 6000).
  • Increased attack damage bonus from 67 to 75.
  • Increased Critical Strike damage from 200% to 220%.

6.03

  • Reduced Crystalys recipe cost from 1300 to 600 (total cost from 6450 to 5750).
  • Reduced attack damage bonus from 96 to 67.

5.76

5.72

  • Cost:
    • Reduced Broadsword cost from 1250 to 1200.
    • Reduced Crystalys recipe cost from 1500 to 1300.
    • Now has a 700 gold cost recipe.
    • Total cost from 6000 to 6450.
  • Critical Strike
    • Increased proc chance from 15% to 20%.
    • Increased damage from 190% to 200%.

5.69-5.71

  • No longer has a 1 gold cost recipe (total cost from 6001 to 6000).

5.65

  • Now has a 1 gold cost recipe (total cost from 6000 to 6001).

5.61

5.55

  • Can now also be bought by melee heroes.

5.41-5.50

5.37-5.40

  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Daedalus:
Recipe: Crystalys (3700), Sacred Relic (4100), Hyperstone (2950), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 12250
Attack damage bonus: 100
Attack speed bonus: 80
Armor bonus: 10
Ability: Critical Strike
New Daedalus:
Recipe: Crystalys (3400), Sacred Relic (4100)
Total cost: 7500
Attack damage bonus: 110
Ability: Critical Strike

5.32

5.11-5.31

  • Reworked.
Old Daedalus:
Recipe: 2x Eaglesong (7200), Hyperstone (2600), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 11300
Agility bonus: 50
Attack damage bonus: 5
Attack speed bonus: 60
Abiltiy: Cold Attack - Causes each attack to slow enemy movement speed by 40% and attack speed by 20 for 5 seconds.
Can be bought by any hero.
New Deadalus:
Recipe: Crystalys (3700), Sacred Relic (4100), Hyperstone (2950), Blade of Alacrity (1000), Upgrader (1500)
Total cost: 13250
Agility bonus: 10
Attack damage bonus: 100
Attack speed bonus: 80
Armor bonus: 10
Ability: Critical Strike - Grants each attack a 10% chance to deal 200% damage.
Can only be bought by ranged heroes.