Hand of Midas

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Hand of Midas
Hand of Midas icon.png
Preserved through unknown magical means, the Hand of Midas is a weapon of greed, sacrificing animals to line the owner's pockets.
2050 (1550)
Bought From
Active Transmute
Bonus +30 Attack speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Hand of Midas (2050)
Gloves of Haste (500)
Recipe (1550)

The Hand of Midas is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Common.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Target Unit
Kills a non-hero target for 190 gold and 2.5x experience. Cannot be used on Ancient Creeps.
Cast Range: 600
Gold Bonus: 190
Experience Bonus Multiplier: 250%
Cooldown 100


  • Upon cast, kills the target unit instantly and grants the caster 190 reliable gold and 250% of the target's experience bounty.
  • The target's default bounties are not granted. This means that no hero nearby gains the default gold and experience from the death.
  • Despite the visual effects, the gold and experience are granted instantly.
  • Deals damage equal to the target's current health to kill it. This damage fully ignores any form of reduction or amplification.
  • This means that it triggers most on-damage events like (neutral or lane) creep aggro.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Heroes whose default item build includes Hand of Midas as a core item: Arc Warden icon.png Arc Warden​.

Heroes whose default item build includes Hand of Midas as a situational item: Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet​.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Assuming it is always used when off cooldown, it increases the user's GPM by 114, meaning it will take an absolute minimum of 18 minutes to pay for itself, or 13.6 minutes for the recipe.

To get the most out of the 2.5x experience bonus, it is best to use Transmute on either large neutral creeps which yield 297.5 experience:

Centaur Conqueror

Satyr Tormenter

Hellbear Smasher

Wildwing Ripper

Dark Troll Summoner

Or alternatively, the Ranged Creep, which yields 225 experience.

  • To avoid feeding and being ganked after getting a midas (because your DPS and armor will be low) it is wise to buy a Blade Mail, Blink Dagger or Shadow Blade just after to be able to escape more easily.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Midas is based on Midas, a figure from Greek mythology who turned all he touched to gold.

Gallery[edit | edit source]