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 Cost: 1550

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


Ability Affects
Target Unit Units
Kills a non-hero target for 190 gold and 2.5× experience. Cannot be used on Ancients.
Range: 600
Cooldown 100


  • Gives 2.5× the unit's normal experience bounty instead of the unit's normal experience bounty. Gives 190 reliable gold instead of the unit's normal gold bounty.
  • Pays for itself in 11 uses or 16 minutes & 40 seconds if used every time it's off cooldown. However, Hand of Midas tends to reduce the gold received from non-Midas sources because it does not grant the regular bounty from the target, so the expected gold gain is actually lower.
  • Necronomicon units cannot be transmuted.

Recommended heroes[edit]

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


  • King Midas is a figure in Greek Mythology who turned everything he touched into gold.

Balance changelog[edit]


  • Recipe cost increased from 1400 to 1550.



  • Hand of Midas now gives a constant 190 bonus gold on all targets.
    • Some examples of what it previously it gave:
      • Maximum of 208 gold if cast on the Hellcaller
      • Minimum of 92 gold if cast on the Kobold Tunneler or Satyr Trickster
      • 154 gold if cast on a ranged creep
      • 164 gold if cast on a Polar Furbolg Ursa Warrior
      • 174 gold if cast on a Centaur Khan
  • Hand of Midas gold is now reliable.
  • Hand of Midas manacost removed (25->0).


  • Transmute now gives 2.5 XP when used on a unit


  • Lowered transmute bounty on previously untransmutable creeps (lvl 6)


  • Total cost reduced by 50 (Gloves of Haste cost reduced from 550 to 500)


  • Hand of Midas can now target level 6 Neutrals (Satyr Hellcaller and Dark Troll Warlord)


  • Reduced mana cost on Hand of Midas
  • Total cost reduced by 60 (Gloves of Haste cost reduced from 610 to 550)


  • Hand of Midas IAS from 35% to 30%


  • Increased the recipe cost on Hand of Midas as well as the Attack Speed.


  • Hand of Midas tweaked
  • Tweaked hand of midas cost and gold received


  • Hand of Midas cannot be dropped.
  • Hand Of Midas cooldown changed from 123 to 105