Scythe of Vyse

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Scythe of Vyse
Scythe of Vyse icon.png
The most guarded relic among the cult of Vyse, it is the most coveted weapon among magi.
Bought From
Active Hex
Bonus +10 Strength
+10 Agility
+35 Intelligence
+150% Mana regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Scythe of Vyse (5700)
Mystic Staff (2700)
Ultimate Orb (2150)
Void Stone (850)
For the cosmetic item equipped by Nature's Prophet, see Scythe of Vyse (Equipment).

The Scythe of Vyse, also known as Sheepstick, is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. However, it requires items from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Additional information[edit]


Play Pig model

Target Unit
Turns a target unit into a harmless critter for 3.5 seconds. Instantly destroys illusions.
Cast Range: 800
Set Movement Speed: 140
Duration: 3.5
Cooldown symbol.png 22
Mana symbol.png 100
Does not pierce spell immunity. Effects persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Debuff Sheepstick Debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Since hex changes base movement speed and does not actually apply a slow, all speed effects are calculated using the 140 base speed.
  • For example:
    • A hexed unit with no speed bonuses has 140 movement speed.
    • A hexed unit with +8% from Yasha icon.png Yasha has 151.2 movement speed.
    • A hexed unit with +45 from Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed has 185 movement speed.
    • A hexed unit with both Boots of Speed and Yasha has 199.8 movement speed.
  • Scythe of Vyse hex transforms the target into a pig.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Heroes whose default item build includes Scythe of Vyse as a core item

Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet

Heroes whose default item build includes Scythe of Vyse as a situational item

Strength:Underlord minimap icon.png Underlord, Undying minimap icon.png Undying, Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw, Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker.

Agility:Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo, Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa, Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz, Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa, Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin.

Intelligence:Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider, Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit, Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet, Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick, Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker, Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac. Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna, Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer, Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma, Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock, Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle, Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman, Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon, Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos, Visage minimap icon.png Visage, Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage, Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor, Lion minimap icon.png Lion, Enchantress, Windranger, Oracle, Dark Seer.


  • Combine it with a blink or invisibility to surprise your target and approach and hit him while he is hexed. You can also use those items to catch an enemy that is running away.
  • Extremely powerful against heroes with high DPS, escape abilities, disablers, debuffs and carrying initiation or escape items like Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar, Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail, Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger, Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade, Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll.
    • Alternatively a Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity can put an enemy carry out of a fight, it is useful against heroes hard to reach with high attack range.


  • In the original DotA, this item was known as Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse, as a tribute to one of the developers of DotA: Allstars, who went on to co-create League of Legends.
  • This item is known by many players (and referred to by several in-game Heroes) as "Sheepstick" due to turning targeted heroes into sheep in DotA. However, in Dota 2, targeted units turn into a pig.
  • The item's name may be a reference to the Sega RPG Skies of Arcadia. The main character, Vyse, has been depicted wielding a scythe in early concept art.