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 Destroy Tree
Passive Quell
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Quelling Blade (225)

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


Destroy Tree/Ward
Not blocked by Spell Immunity.
Ability Affects
Target Tree or Ward Trees
Destroys a target tree, or deals 100 damage to a ward.
Cast Range: 350
Damage to Wards: 100
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): +32%
Attack Damage Bonus (ranged): +12%
Can be used by illusions. The bonus damage is also affected by the illusions' attack damage penalty.


  • When the owner's attack type changes to ranged or melee, the attack damage bonus adapts immediately.
  • Quell fully stacks with other attack damage increasing effects. It also fully works with crits.
  • When having cleave, attacking a creep cleaves the increased damage in the area.
    • The only exception here is Tidebringer icon.png Tidebringer, where the increased damage is only applied to the primary attack target.
  • Elder Dragon Form icon.png Elder Dragon Form's splash also splashes the increased damage when attacking a creep.
  • Moon Glaive icon.png Moon Glaive bounces deal increased damage when bouncing on creeps. On each bounce, the glaive checks if the target is a hero or not. If it's not, then it deals increased 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]


  • 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