Pipe of Insight

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Pipe of Insight
Pipe of Insight icon.png
A powerful artifact of mysterious origin, it creates barriers against magical forces.
3525 (800)
Bought From
Active Barrier
Passive Insight Aura
Bonus +9 HP regeneration
+30% Magic resistance
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Pipe of Insight (3525)
Hood of Defiance (2125)
Headdress (600)
Recipe Cost: 800

The Pipe of Insight is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Together with the aura one Pipe of Insight grants a total of 13 health regeneration to the owner.

The magic resistance stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Affects
No Target Allies
Gives a shield that blocks 400 spell damage to all allies in a 900 radius.
Radius: 900
Magic Damage Absorbed: 400
Duration: 12
Stack Limit Duration: 50
Cooldown 60 Mana 100


  • Interupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Does not affect heroes who have been affected by Barrier in the last 50 seconds.
    • A status buff icon on affected units shows how much time is left for it to be able to get affected again.
  • Barrier blocks damage before any reductions. The only exception here is spell immunity, during which it does not block any magic damage.

Insight Aura
Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Cannot be dispelled. Cannot be used by illusions.
Ability Affects
Aura Allies
Gives allied units 4 health regeneration and 10% magic resistance in a 900 radius. The aura's bonus magic resistance is not applied to the equipped hero.
Radius: 900
Health Regeneration Bonus: 4
Magic resistance bonus: 10%
Cannot be used by illusions. Illusions provide the aura, but do not benefit from it.


  • Stacks with all other sources of flat health regeneration and magic resistance, except with Insight Aura from multiple Pipes of Insight.
  • Does not provide the 10% magic resistance to the holder.
    • However, when already affected by another Insight Aura before having a Pipe of Insight,equipping one keeps the buff up.
    • The buff is kept until death or dropping the Pipe of Insight while not in range of another Insight Aura.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Pipe of Insight does not preserve Headdress's stat bonuses.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the transition from DotA to Dota 2, Pipe of Insight name was changed from the Khadgar's Pipe of Insight to simply Pipe of Insight. Khadgar was a wizard in Warcraft II.
  • Dazzle icon.png Dazzle's cosmetic item Pipe of Dezun is based on the Pipe of Insight.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]



  • Reduced recipe cost from 900 to 800 (total cost from 3625 to 3525).
  • Increased Barrier duration from 10 to 12.



Insight Aura:
Gives health regeneration to nearby allied units.
Radius: 750
Health regeneration bonus: 4


  • Reduced Iron Branch cost from 53 to 50 (total cost from 3628 to 3625).


  • Increased Barrier radius from 500 to 900.



  • Increased Barrier duration from 8 to 10.


  • Cost:
    • Reduced recipe cost from 1000 to 900.
    • Increased Cloak cost from 500 to 550.
    • Total cost from 3678 to 3628.



  • Increased Cloak cost from 400 to 500 (total cost from 3653/3828 to 3753/3928).


  • Reworked recipe and stats
Old Pipe of Insight:
Recipe: Hood of Defiance 2050/2225, Buckler (803), recipe (800)
Total cost: 3653/3828
Magic resistance bonus: 30%
Health regeneration bonus: 8
Armor bonus: 5
Ability: Barrier
New Pipe of Insight:
Recipe: Hood of Defiance 2050/2225, Headdress (603), recipe (1000)
Total cost: 3653/3828
Magic resistance bonus: 30%
Health regeneration bonus: 10
Ability: Barrier
  • Added a 50 second stack restriction to Barrier.


  • Barrier no longer places its buff on units which already have it.


  • Created.

Gallery[edit | edit source]