Power Treads

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Power Treads
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Power Treads icon.png
Power Treads icon.png
Power Treads (Strength) icon.png
Power Treads (Agility) icon.png
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon.png
A pair of tough-skinned boots that change to meet the demands of the wearer.
Cost
1350
Bought From
Common
Active Switch Attribute
Bonus +25 Attack speed
+45 Movement speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Power Treads (1350)
Boots of Speed (400)
Gloves of Haste (500)
Belt of Strength (450)


Power Treads are an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Common. It can also be completed solely with items from the Side Lane Shop.

Power Treads are assembled with Boots of Speed, Gloves of Haste, and either Belt of Strength, Robe of the Magi, or Band of Elvenskin.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

There are three ways to assemble Power Treads. Based on which item is chosen, the boot's initial status is different. The status can be switched freely after purchase.

One pair of Power Treads grants a total of:

Treads Ingredients All heroes +9 Attack damage to
Strength Strength
Power Treads (Strength) icon.png Treads
Boots of Speed (400) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Belt of Strength (450) Strength Strength heroes
Agility Agility
Power Treads (Agility) icon.png Treads
Boots of Speed (400) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Band of Elvenskin (450)
  • 1.26 armor
  • 34 attack speed
Agility Agility heroes
Intelligence Intelligence
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon.png Treads
Boots of Speed (400) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Robe of the Magi (450) Intelligence Intelligence heroes

1 Current health and mana percentages stay unchanged upon switching attributes.

The regular stats bonuses (health, mana, armor and regen) are applied to all heroes. Attack damage is based on the hero's main attribute. For example, an agility hero cannot make use of the extra health of Strength Treads and the attack damage, since the agility hero only gets damage when the Power Treads are set to agility.

Disassembling Power Treads results in Boots of Speed, Gloves of Haste, and either Belt of Strength, Robe of the Magi, or Band of Elvenskin, depending on which one the player used to build the item.

Flat movement speed bonuses from multiple pairs of boots do not stack. Attack speed bonuses of multiple Power Treads do not stack.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Switch Attribute
Cannot be dispelled. Not blocked by Spell Immunity.
Ability Affects
No Target Self
Changes selected attribute between Strength, Agility and Intelligence.
Selected Attribute Bonus: 9
Cooldown 0

Notes:

  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Switches from strength to intelligence, from intelligence to agility, or from agility to strength.
  • When having multiple Power Treads, each of them can be switched individually. The attribute bonuses fully stack.


Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]


Tips[edit | edit source]

Because the Power Treads can be used to switch between the 3 main attributes on a whim, some advanced strategies are possible for players who like to micromanage, or wish to maximize their efficiency in a competitive setting. Switching your Power Treads to intelligence before a fight can potentially allow you to cast one more spell, while switching them to strength in a pinch may be used in order to narrowly escape from an attempt on your life. This is known as "Tread Switching".

Due to how attributes work, if you switch your Power Treads to agility before using a regeneration item, and then back to intelligence or strength when your health/mana is restored, you end up at a much higher total than if you simply used a Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve with your Power Treads set to strength, or a Clarity icon.png Clarity with your Power Treads switched to intelligence, et cetera. This is an important skill to keep in mind when using a Bottle (Full) icon.png Bottle with a mana-hungry mid ganker like Queen of Pain icon.png Queen of Pain. The difference is not enormous, but definitely noticeable in the early stages of the game.

Conversely, switching to intelligence before casting a spell and going back to strength or agility right after makes you spend a smaller percentage of your mana pool with that spell, as the percentage is calculated with the same absolute cost, but a higher absolute mana pool. This is very apparent on heroes with low intelligence, such as Sven icon.png Sven.

Switching to Strength Treads provides more health if you switch to them when your health is full as opposed to when it is almost depleted. The same is true for Intelligence Treads and mana.

Update history[edit | edit source]

March 24, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed Power Treads not disassembling to its original components.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

6.86

6.85

6.84

  • Increased selected attribute bonus from 8 to 9.

6.79

6.76

6.75

6.69

  • Reduced selected attribute bonus from 10 to 8.

6.64

  • Reworked recipe and bonuses
Old Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Belt of Strength (450) or Band of Elvenskin (450) or Robe of the Magi (450), Recipe (450)
Total cost: 1400
Movement speed bonus: 70
Attribute bonus: 10 strength, 13 agility, or 16 intelligence, based on which of the 3 items was used.
Ability: Switch Attribute
New Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Gloves of Haste (500), Belt of Strength (450) or Band of Elvenskin (450) or Robe of the Magi (450)
Total cost: 1450
Movement speed bonus: 60
Attack speed bonus: 25
Attribute bonus: 10, either strength, agility or intelligence, based on which of the 3 items was used.
Abilitiy: Switch Attribute

6.63

  • Reworked recipe and bonuses
Old Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Gloves of Haste (500), Belt of Strength (450) or Band of Elvenskin (450) or Robe of the Magi (450), Recipe (350)
Total cost: 1850
Movement speed bonus: 65
Attack speed bonus: 30
Attribute bonus: 10, either strength, agility or intelligence, based on which of the 3 items was used.
Abilitiy: Switch Attribute
New Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Belt of Strength (450) or Band of Elvenskin (450) or Robe of the Magi (450), Recipe (450)
Total cost: 1400
Movement speed bonus: 70
Attribute bonus: 10 strength, 13 agility, or 16 intelligence, based on which of the 3 items was used.
Ability: Switch Attribute

6.57

6.55

6.49b

  • A hero may no longer own from multiple Power Treads.

6.49

  • Reworked
Old Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Gloves of Haste (610), Recipe (420)
Total cost: 1530
Movement speed bonus: 65
Attack speed bonus: 35
Abilities: None
New Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Gloves of Haste (550), Belt of Strength (450) or Band of Elvenskin (450) or Robe of the Magi (450), Recipe (350)
Total cost: 1850
Movement speed bonus: 65
Attack speed bonus: 30
Attribute bonus: 10, either strength, agility or intelligence, based on which of the 3 items was used.
Abilitiy: Switch Attribute: Switches from strength to intelligence, from intelligence to agility, or from agility to strength.

6.37

6.05

  • Fixed Power Treads being clickable (had no effect).

6.00

5.80

5.65

  • Reworked recipe
Old Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Gloves of Haste (610), Band of Elvenskin (450)
Total cost: 1560
Movement speed bonus: 60
Attack speed bonus: 30
New Power Treads:
Recipe: Boots of Speed (500), Gloves of Haste (610), Recipe (420)
Total cost: 1530
Movement speed bonus: 60
Attack speed bonus: 30

5.55