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Linken's Sphere

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Linken's Sphere
Linken's Sphere icon.png
This magical sphere once protected one of the most famous heroes in history.
Cost
5175 (1325)
Bought From
Armor
Passive Spellblock
Bonus +15 Strength
+15 Agility
+15 Intelligence
+6 HP regeneration
+150% Mana regeneration
+10 Damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Linken's Sphere (5175)
Perseverance (1750)
Ultimate Orb (2100)
Recipe Cost: 1325

Linken's Sphere is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Contents

[edit] Ability

Spellblock
Ability Affects
Passive Self
Blocks most targeted spells once every 17 seconds.
Cooldown 17

Transfer Spellblock
Ability Affects
Active
Transfers the Spellblock passive to an allied hero, which lasts 17 seconds, does not block spells for you and goes into cooldown as soon as the buff blocks a spell, if the 17 seconds pass and the buff has not been used up, Linken's Sphere does not trigger another cooldown.
Duration: 17
Range: 700
Cooldown 17

[edit] Recommended heroes

[edit] Trivia

  • Linken's Sphere is named after Linken, a character from World of Warcraft, who is in turn named after Link, the protagonist of the Legend of Zelda franchise.

[edit] Blocked Hero Abilities

Abaddon
Abaddon.png
Mist Coil icon.png Mist Coil
Alchemist
Alchemist.png
Unstable Concoction icon.png Unstable Concoction
Blocked on primary target. Not blocked on self if projectile fails to be thrown. No interaction otherwise.
Ancient Apparition
Ancient Apparition.png
Cold Feet icon.png Cold Feet
Anti-Mage
Anti-Mage.png
Mana Void icon.png Mana Void
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Axe
Axe.png
Battle Hunger icon.png Battle Hunger
Bane
Bane.png
Enfeeble icon.png Enfeeble
Brain Sap icon.png Brain Sap
Nightmare icon.png Nightmare
Fiend's Grip icon.png Fiend's Grip
Batrider
Batrider.png
Flaming Lasso icon.png Flaming Lasso
Beastmaster
Beastmaster.png
Primal Roar icon.png Primal Roar
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Bloodseeker
Bloodseeker.png
Bloodrage icon.png Bloodrage
Rupture icon.png Rupture
Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter.png
Shuriken Toss icon.png Shuriken Toss
Track icon.png Track
Brewmaster
Brewmaster.png
Drunken Haze icon.png Drunken Haze
Hurl Boulder icon.png Hurl Boulder
Cyclone icon.png Cyclone
Broodmother
Broodmother.png
Spawn Spiderlings icon.png Spawn Spiderlings
Chaos Knight
Chaos Knight.png
Chaos Bolt icon.png Chaos Bolt
Reality Rift icon.png Reality Rift
Chen
Chen.png
Penitence icon.png Penitence
Test of Faith icon.png Test of Faith
Crystal Maiden
Crystal Maiden.png
Frostbite icon.png Frostbite
Dazzle
Dazzle.png
Poison Touch icon.png Poison Touch
Disruptor
Disruptor.png
Thunder Strike icon.png Thunder Strike
Blocked on primary target, but the Hero is still subject to Thunder Strikes on adjacent units.
Glimpse icon.png Glimpse
Doom
Doom.png
LVL Death icon.png LVL? Death
Doom ability icon.png Doom
Dragon Knight
Dragon Knight.png
Dragon Tail icon.png Dragon Tail
Earthshaker
Earthshaker.png
Fissure icon.png Fissure
Still affects other units.
Enchantress
Enchantress.png
Enchant icon.png Enchant
Enigma
Enigma.png
Malefice icon.png Malefice
Gyrocopter
Gyrocopter.png
Homing Missile icon.png Homing Missile
Huskar
Huskar.png
Life Break icon.png Life Break
Invoker
Invoker.png
Cold Snap icon.png Cold Snap
Juggernaut
Juggernaut.png
Omnislash icon.png Omnislash
Blocks first instance of damage, but not ministun, on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Keeper of the Light
Keeper of the Light.png
Mana Leak icon.png Mana Leak
Blinding Light icon.png Blinding Light
Blocks blinding effect, but not knockback.
Kunkka
Kunkka.png
X Marks the Spot icon.png X Marks The Spot
Leshrac
Leshrac.png
Lightning Storm icon.png Lightning Storm
Blocked on primary target. Otherwise blocks damage but does not stop bounces.
Lich
Lich.png
Frost Blast icon.png Frost Blast
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Chain Frost icon.png Chain Frost
Blocked initial ministun, damage and slow if Linken's holder is primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Lifestealer
Lifestealer.png
Open Wounds icon.png Open Wounds
Lina
Lina.png
Laguna Blade icon.png Laguna Blade
Lion
Lion.png
Earth Spike icon.png Earth Spike
Still affects other units.
Hex (Lion) icon.png Hex
Mana Drain icon.png Mana Drain
Finger of Death icon.png Finger of Death
Blocked on primary target.
Luna
Luna.png
Lucent Beam icon.png Lucent Beam
Morphling
Morphling.png
Adaptive Strike icon.png Adaptive Strike
Replicate icon.png Replicate
Naga Siren
Naga Siren.png
Ensnare icon.png Ensnare
Nature's Prophet
Nature's Prophet.png
Sprout icon.png Sprout
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Wrath of Nature icon.png Wrath of Nature
Blocked on primary target. Otherwise blocks damage but does not stop bounces.
Necrolyte
Necrophos.png
Reaper's Scythe icon.png Reaper's Scythe
Night Stalker
Night Stalker.png
Void icon.png Void
Crippling Fear icon.png Crippling Fear


Ogre Magi
Ogre Magi.png
Fireblast icon.png Fireblast
Ignite icon.png Ignite
Unrefined Fireblast icon.png Unrefined Fireblast
Outworld Devourer
Outworld Devourer.png
Astral Imprisonment icon.png Astral Imprisonment
Phantom Assassin
Phantom Assassin.png
Stifling Dagger icon.png Stifling Dagger
Phantom Strike icon.png Phantom Strike
Phantom Lancer
Phantom Lancer.png
Spirit Lance icon.png Spirit Lance
Pudge
Pudge.png
Dismember icon.png Dismember
Pugna
Pugna.png
Decrepify icon.png Decrepify
Nether Ward icon.png Nether Ward
Mana Flare Blocked
Life Drain icon.png Life Drain
Queen of Pain
Queen of Pain.png
Shadow Strike icon.png Shadow Strike
Rubick
Rubick.png
Telekinesis icon.png Telekinesis
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Fade Bolt icon.png Fade Bolt
Blocked on primary target. Otherwise blocks damage but does not stop bounces or damage reduction.
Spell Steal icon.png Spell Steal
Sand King
Sand King.png
Burrowstrike icon.png Burrowstrike
Still affects other units.
Shadow Demon
Shadow Demon.png
Disruption icon.png Disruption
Demonic Purge icon.png Demonic Purge
Shadow Shaman
Shadow Shaman.png
Hex (Shadow Shaman) icon.png Hex
Shackles icon.png Shackles
Silencer
Silencer.png
Last Word icon.png Last Word
Wraith King
Wraith King.png
Wraithfire Blast icon.png Wraithfire Blast
Slardar
Slardar.png
Amplify Damage icon.png Amplify Damage
Sniper
Sniper.png
Assassinate icon.png Assassinate
Spirit Breaker
Spirit Breaker.png
Charge of Darkness icon.png Charge of Darkness
Nether Strike icon.png Nether Strike
Storm Spirit
Storm Spirit.png
Electric Vortex icon.png Electric Vortex
Sven
Sven.png
Storm Hammer icon.png Storm Hammer
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Terrorblade
Terrorblade.png
Reflection icon.png Reflection
Sunder icon.png Sunder
Tidehunter
Tidehunter.png
Gush icon.png Gush
Tinker
Tinker.png
Laser icon.png Laser
Treant Protector
Treant Protector.png
Leech Seed icon.png Leech Seed
Undying
Undying.png
Soul Rip icon.png Soul Rip
Vengeful Spirit
Vengeful Spirit.png
Magic Missile icon.png Magic Missile
Nether Swap icon.png Nether Swap
Viper
Viper.png
Viper Strike icon.png Viper Strike
Visage
Visage.png
Grave Chill icon.png Grave Chill
Soul Assumption icon.png Soul Assumption
Warlock
Warlock.png
Fatal Bonds icon.png Fatal Bonds
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Shadow Word icon.png Shadow Word
Windranger
Windranger.png
Shackleshot icon.png Shackleshot
Blocked on primary target. No interaction otherwise.
Focus Fire icon.png Focus Fire
Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor.png
Paralyzing Cask icon.png Paralyzing Cask
Blocked on primary target. If Linken's holder is a secondary target, blocks completely and bounces stop.
Zeus
Zeus.png
Arc Lightning icon.png Arc Lightning
Blocked on primary target. Otherwise blocks damage but does not stop bounces.
Lightning Bolt icon.png Lightning Bolt
Does not block on ground target.

[edit] Blocked Item Abilities

Abyssal Blade
Abyssal Blade icon.png
Overwhelm
Dagon
Dagon icon.png
Energy Burst
Diffusal Blade
Diffusal Blade icon.png
Purge
Ethereal Blade
Ethereal Blade icon.png
Ether Blast
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png
Cyclone
Force Staff
Force Staff icon.png
Force
Heaven's Halberd
Heaven's Halberd icon.png
Disarm
Maelstrom
Maelstrom icon.png
Chain Lightning
Also blocked on bounce
Mjollnir
Mjollnir icon.png
Chain Lightning
Also blocked on bounce
Necronomicon
Necronomicon icon.png
Mana Burn
Orchid Malevolence
Orchid Malevolence icon.png
Soul Burn
Rod of Atos
Rod of Atos icon.png
Cripple
Scythe of Vyse
Scythe of Vyse icon.png
Hex

[edit] Block Neutral Creep Abilities

Harpy Storm
Harpystorm.jpg
Chain Lightning icon.png Chain Lightning
Also blocked on bounce
Satyr Mindstealer
Satyr Mindstealer.png
Satyr Mana Burn icon.png Mana Burn
Satyr Trickster
Satyr Banisher.png
Satyr Purge icon.png Purge

[edit] Balance changelog

6.79

  • Linken's Sphere can now be cast on an allied hero to transfer the buff.
    • When on cooldown it does not work on you. Goes into cooldown when cast and once the buff is used up. If the cooldown ends and the buff has not been used up, the buff ends and does not trigger another cooldown. 700 cast range.

6.78

  • Cooldown decreased from 20 to 17.

6.73

  • Added +10 damage to account for component bonuses.
  • No longer triggered by Medallion of Courage.
  • No longer triggered by Urn of Shadows.