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.
Cost
2050 (1550)
Bought From
Common
Active Transmute
Bonus +30 Attack speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
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]

Transmute
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Units
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 symbol.png 100

Notes:

  • 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]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The earlier Hand of Midas is purchased, the more cost effective it will be over the course of a match.
    • Assuming it is always used when off cooldown, Hand of Midas 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.
  • Hand of Midas is an important item if you want to increase your level quickly and unlock talents, especially if you rely on your talents to counter enemy heroes in late game.
  • Instead of buying health and mana restoration items, save gold by using Shrines instead. This will help you get Hand of Midas earlier. Consider asking junglers and supports to use the Shrine in order to benefit from the healing aura.
  • To get the most out of the 2.5x experience bonus, use Transmute on:

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]