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[edit | edit source]

Ability Affects
Target Unit 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: 250%
Cooldown 100


  • Upon cast, kills the target unit instantly and grants the caster 190 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 will trigger most on-damage events like (neutral or lane) creep aggro.
  • 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.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]


  • Increased recipe cost from 1400 to 1550 (total cost from 1900 to 2050).



Old Transmute:
Gold bonus: 2 * gold bounty + 0.4 * gold cost
Experience bonus: experience bounty * 2.5
Manacost: 25
Cooldown: 100
Notes: The unit's regular gold and experience bounties are still granted. Cannot be cast on ancient creeps and creep-heroes. Gives unreliable gold.
Some examples of how much gold this 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
New Transmute:
Gold bonus: 190
Experience bonus: experience bounty * 2.5
Manacost: 0
Cooldown: 100
Notes: The unit's regular gold and experience bounty are not granted. Cannot be cast on ancient creeps and creep-heroes. Gives reliable gold.




  • Reduced Gloves of Haste cost from 550 to 500 (total cost from 1950 to 1900).



  • Reduced Gloves of Haste cost from 610 to 550 (total cost from 2010 to 1950).
  • Reduced Transmute manacost from 75 to 25.



  • Increased recipe cost from 1000 to 1400 (total cost from 1610 to 2010).
  • Increased attack speed bonus from 25 to 35.


  • Can now be bought by Tinker.


  • Can now be dropped again (now sellable and destroyable again).


  • Reduced recipe cost from 1300 to 1000 (total cost from 1910 to 1610).
  • Transmute
    • Reduced gold bonus from 2 * bounty + 0.6 * gold cost to 2 * bounty + 0.4 * gold cost.
    • Reduced manacost from 110 to 75.
    • Reduced cooldown from 105 to 100.


  • Can no longer be dropped (thus no longer sellable and destroyable).
  • Reduced Transmute cooldown from 123 to 105.


  • Can no longer be bought by Tinker.


  • Increased recipe cost from 1100 to 1300 (total cost from 1710 to 1910).
  • Increased Transmute cooldown from 65 to 123.


  • Created.

Gallery[edit | edit source]