Dagon

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Dagon
Dagon 1 icon.png
Dagon 1 icon.png
Dagon 2 icon.png
Dagon 3 icon.png
Dagon 4 icon.png
Dagon 5 icon.png
A lesser wand that grows in power the longer it is used, it brings magic to the fingertips of the user.
Cost
2720 (1250)
Bought From
Caster
Active Energy Burst
Bonus +3 Strength
+3 Agility
+16/19/22/25/28 Intelligence
+9 Attack damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Dagon 2 (3970)
Dagon (2720)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Null Talisman (470)
Recipe (1250)


Dagon is an upgradable item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. It can be upgraded by purchasing the recipe again.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • Upgrading the item improves its stats and the damage, range and cooldown of Energy Burst. Can be upgraded four times.
  • The total gold cost for each level is 2720/3970/5220/6470/7720.
  • One Dagon grants the following on each level:
    • Level 1: 60 health, 0.09 health regeneration, 0.43 armor, 3 attack speed, 192 mana, 0.64 mana regeneration, 1% spell damage and 12 (25 to Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence heroes) attack damage.
    • Level 2: 60 health, 0.09 health regeneration, 0.43 armor, 3 attack speed, 228 mana, 0.76 mana regeneration, 1.1875% spell damage and 12 (28 to Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence heroes) attack damage.
    • Level 3: 60 health, 0.09 health regeneration, 0.43 armor, 3 attack speed, 264 mana, 0.88 mana regeneration, 1.375% spell damage and 12 (31 to Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence heroes) attack damage.
    • Level 4: 60 health, 0.09 health regeneration, 0.43 armor, 3 attack speed, 300 mana, 1 mana regeneration, 1.5625% spell damage and 12 (34 to Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence heroes) attack damage.
    • Level 5: 60 health, 0.09 health regeneration, 0.43 armor, 3 attack speed, 336 mana, 1.12 mana regeneration, 1.75% spell damage and 12 (37 to Intelligence attribute symbol.png intelligence heroes) attack damage.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Energy Burst
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Magical
Emits a powerful burst of magical damage upon a targeted enemy unit.
Cast Range: 600/650/700/750/800
Damage: 400/500/600/700/800
Cooldown symbol.png 35/30/25/20/15
Mana symbol.png 180
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Particles still visually appear.
Modifiers
Debuff Dagon: Undispellable.

Notes:

  • The damage is applied instantly, so it cannot be avoided.


Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

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Arc Warden
  • Tempest Double icon.png Tempest Double​ grants a second cast of Energy Burst to quickly kill enemies.
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Bloodseeker
  • Bloodrage icon.png Bloodrage​ greatly amplifies Energy Burst's damage for high kill potential.
    • Cast it on yourself or an ally with nuke(s) to increase the damage by a maximum of 40% if the ennemy is close (6 seconds before fighting at level 4) then cast it on the ennemy to amplify the damage he takes by 25 %.
  • The damage dealt by Energy Burst grants an instant Thirst icon.png Thirst​ boost and potentially vision over the target.
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Necrophos
  • The damage from Energy Burst can easily bring an enemy into the kill threshold of Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe​.
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Tinker
  • Rearm icon.png Rearm​ resets Energy Burst's cooldown for constant damage output.
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Witch Doctor
  • Using Energy Burst on an enemy affected by Maledict icon.png Maledict​ will cause severe burst damage from the latter.

Others[edit | edit source]

  • Ganking heroes can use Dagon for an additional burst of damage to help secure kills.
  • Heroes that can reduce the magic resistance:
    • Pugna icon.png Pugna​ can reduce the magic resistance by 60% with Decrepify. Note that it applies ghost form so it doesn't stack with Ethereal Blade.
    • Skywrath Mage icon.png Skywrath Mage​ can reduce the magic resistance by 45% with Ancient Seal.
    • Elder Titan icon.png Elder Titan​ can reduce the magic resistance by 33% to ennemies in range from his Natural Order aura.
    • Ancient Apparition icon.png Ancient Apparition​ can reduce the magic resistance by 30% to anyone inside Ice Vortex.
  • Heroes that can amplify the damage:
    • Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon​ can increase all damage type by 50% with Soul Catcher however the debuff is applied on a random ennemy in an area.
    • Chen icon.png Chen​ can increase all damage type by 36% with Penitence, he can then use Test of Faith which can deal 400 damage.
    • Undying icon.png Undying​'s ultimate can increase the damage to a maximum of 30% when close. Steal strength with Decay before using it to decrease the HP pool of your ennemy and get mobility items to get close to your ennemy.
  • Nukers that want additional burst damage:

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Most heroes have 25% magic resistance by default, causing Energy Burst to deal 300/375/450/525/600 damage to them, considering no other sources of reduction or amplification.
    • Against a Meepo icon.png Meepo​ who has 35% base magic resistance, it deals 260/325/390/455/520 damage under the same conditions.
    • Against a Visage icon.png Visage​ who has 10% base magic resistance, it deals 360/450/540/630/720 damage under the same conditions.
  • Powerful against high armored ennemies, damage block and evasion.

Items synergy[edit | edit source]

  • Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade: amplifies the magic damage by 40%.
  • Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord: amplifies the magic damage by 25%.
  • Aether Lens icon.png Aether Lens: amplifies the magic damage by 8% and increases the cast range of all your items and spells by 220.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff: can be used to gank, chase, escape and trigger a Linken's Sphere to use your Dagon.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence: amplifies the damage by 30% after the end of Soul Burn. It will also increase your mana regen.
  • Octarine Core icon.png Octarine Core: reduce the cooldown of all your spells and items by 25% allowing to cast two Dagon during a fight and can lifesteal from your burst damage. It is more useful on Intelligence heroes with multiple spells.

Counter items[edit | edit source]

  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere: will completely block the damage from the Dagon.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail: will reflect the magic damage onto the caster.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb: will reflect the nukes and disablers.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar: will make you immune to magic damage.
  • Cloak icon.png Cloak: will increase the magic resistance both upgrades reduce the damages even more.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque: give you 1150 HP, it can tank two Dagon level 5 with the default 25% magic resistance.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dagon is the name of an ancient Mesopotamian god.
  • Level 5 Dagon is the most expensive item in the game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]