Dagon

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For the cosmetic item equipped by Nyx Assassin, see Nyx Assassin's Dagon.
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Dagon
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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)
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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]

Ability[edit]

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
Effect Delay: 0.03
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:


Recommended heroes[edit]

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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 enemy is close (6 seconds before fighting at level 4) then cast it on the enemy to amplify the damage he takes by a further 40%.
  • 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]

  • Ganking heroes can use Dagon for an additional burst of damage to help secure kills.
  • Heroes that can reduce the magic resistance:
    • Pugna minimap 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 minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage can reduce the magic resistance by 45% with Ancient Seal.
    • Elder Titan minimap icon.png Elder Titan can reduce the magic resistance by 33% to enemies in range from his Natural Order aura.
    • Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition can reduce the magic resistance by 30% to anyone inside Ice Vortex, and he has an 8% spell amplification talent.
  • Heroes that can amplify the damage:
    • Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon can increase all damage type by 50% with Soul Catcher however the debuff is spread out across all units in the target area, requiring careful timing and placement to only hit one target.
    • Chen minimap 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 minimap 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 enemy and get mobility items to get close to your enemy.
  • Nukers that want additional burst damage:

Tips[edit]

  • 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 minimap icon.png Meepo who has 35% base magic resistance, it deals 260/325/390/455/520 damage under the same conditions.
    • Against a Visage minimap 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 enemies, damage block and evasion.

Items synergy[edit]

  • Here is the order to use the items: Force Staff against a Linken. then Orchid to silence your enemy and add damage amplification, then Veil of Discord for the magic resistance reduction, then Ethereal Blade and finally Dagon.
  • 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 6% 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]

  • 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 1300 HP, it can tank two Dagon level 5 with the default 25% magic resistance.

Trivia[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]