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Power Treads
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Power Treads icon.png
Power Treads (Strength) icon.png
Power Treads (Agility) icon.png
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon.png
Power Treads icon.png
A pair of tough-skinned boots that change to meet the demands of the wearer.
Cost
1400
Bought From
Common
Active Switch Attribute
Passive +9 to selected attribute
Bonus +30 Attack speed
+50 Movement speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Power Treads (1400)
Boots of Speed (450)
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:

Boots of Speed (450) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Belt of Strength (450)

or

Boots of Speed (450) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Band of Elvenskin (450)

or

Boots of Speed (450) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Robe of the Magi (450)

The Power Treads boost a specific attribute by 9 points. The initial attribute is determined by the component chosen for the recipe, but can be switched by using the Switch Attribute ability. Remember that any bonuses that the attributes give you will still apply. For example, setting your Power Treads to Strength will give you additional health. Try switching your attribute during combat to give you some extra survivability.

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

Disassembling Power Treads results in the owner receiving Boots of Speed (450) + Gloves of Haste (500) + Belt of Strength (450) no matter what items were used in assembly.

One Power Treads grants attributes according to the following matrix:

All heroes Strengthstrength heroes Agilityagility heroes Intelligenceintelligence heroes

StrengthStrength
Power Treads (Strength) icon.png Treads

+9 attack damage

AgilityAgility
Power Treads (Agility) icon.png Treads

+9 attack damage

IntelligenceIntelligence
Power Treads (Intelligence) icon.png Treads

+9 attack damage

1current health and mana percentages stays unchanged upon switching attributes.

Ability[edit | edit source]

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

Notes:

  • Interupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Switches from strength to intelligence, from intelligence to agility, or from agility to strength.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]


Strategy[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 effectiveness in a competitive setting. Switching your Power Treads to Intelligence before a fight will 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 will be at a much higher total than if you simply used a Healing Salve with your Power Treads set to Strength, or a Clarity with your Power Treads switched to Intelligence, et cetera. This is an important skill to keep in mind when using a Bottle with a mana-hungry mid ganker like 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 will make 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 like Sven.

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

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

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