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.
3100 (800)
Bought From
Active Barrier
Passive Insight Aura
Bonus +8 Health regeneration
+30% Magic resistance
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Pipe of Insight (3100)
Hood of Defiance (1725)
Headdress (575)
Recipe (800)

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

Additional information[edit | edit source]

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
Magical Damage Absorbed: 400
Duration: 12
Cooldown 60 Mana 100


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Recasting the item refreshes the buff duration, but not the damage block capacity of the barrier.
  • Does not stack with other magical damage barriers.
    • If multiple sources of barriers are active on a unit, all of them lose capacity from the same absorbed damage instance.

Insight Aura
Cannot be used by illusions. Cannot be dispelled. Not blocked by Spell Immunity.
Ability Affects
Aura Allies
Gives allied units 4 health regeneration and 10% magic resistance in a 900 radius.
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.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]