Quelling Blade

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Quelling Blade
Quelling Blade icon.png
The axe of a fallen gnome, it allows you to effectively maneuver the forest.
Bought From
Active Chop
Passive Quell
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Battle Fury (4575)
Quelling Blade (225)

The Quelling Blade is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armaments, and at the Side Lane Shop.


Chop Tree/Ward
Not blocked by Spell Immunity.
Ability Affects
Target Tree or Ward Trees
Destroys a target tree or ward. Chop cast range is increased when targeting wards.
Cast Range (tree): 350
Cast Range (ward): 450
Cooldown 5


Not a Unique Attack Modifier. Not blocked by Spell Immunity. Can be used by illusions.
Ability Affects
Passive Enemy Units
Gives bonus attack damage against non-hero units, based on whether the equipped hero is ranged or melee.
Attack Damage Bonus (melee): 40%
Attack Damage Bonus (ranged): 15%
Can be used by illusions. The bonus damage is also affected by the illusions' attack damage penalty.


  • Only increases base damage and that provided by attributes. Raw damage bonus is not increased.
  • When the owner's attack type changes to ranged or melee, the attack damage bonus adapts immediately.
  • Quell fully works with crits and cleaves. When having cleave, attacking a creep cleaves the increased damage in the area.
    • However, if the unit has Tidebringer icon.png Tidebringer, the attack which procs it is not increased by Quell.
  • Elder Dragon Form icon.png Elder Dragon Form's splash also splashes the increased damage when attacking a creep.
  • The damage Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive bounces are not increased. They still deal damage based on her base damage.
  • Psi Blades icon.png Psi Blades will spread the increased damage when attacking a creep.

Additional Information[edit]

The bonus damage from multiple Quelling Blades does not stack.

Balance changelog[edit]


  • Changed from full damage bonus to base damage bonus
  • Quell damage bonus from 32/12% to 40/15%
  • Quell no longer deals bonus damage to Roshan
  • Chop active ability now kills wards rather than dealing 100 damage
  • Chop active ability range increased from 350 to 450 when targeting wards
  • Now builds into Battle Fury


  • Can now target Observer or Sentry wards dealing 100 damage (wards have 200 hp).
  • Cast range increased from 100 to 350.


  • Can now be sold.


  • Destroy Tree cooldown reduced from 10 to 5 seconds.


  • Tree Chop cooldown decreased from 15 to 10


  • Minor reduction to bonus damage (36->32)


  • Created.
    • Cost: 250 gold
    • Active: Tree Chop: Kills a tree. 40 second cooldown.
    • Passive: +36% bonus damage to non-hero units (+12% for ranged heroes)
    • Has no sell price
    • Available at the Goblin Merchant
    • Can only carry one