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)

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 | edit source]

Ability[edit | edit source]

Play Pig model

Target Unit
Turns a target unit into a harmless critter for 3.5 seconds. Instantly destroys illusions.
Cast Range: 800
Duration: 3.5
Cooldown symbol.png 25
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.


  • Because hex changes base move 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 move speed
    • a hexed unit with +8% from Yasha icon.png Yasha has 151.2 move speed
    • a hexed unit with +45 from Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed has 185 move speed
    • a hexed unit with both Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed and Yasha icon.png Yasha has 199.8 move speed
  • Scythe of Vyse hex transforms the target into a pig.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

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

Nature's Prophet icon.png Nature's Prophet

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

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

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

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

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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 an Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity can put an ennemy carry out of a fight, it is useful against heroes hard to reach with high attack range.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 weilding a scythe in early concept art.

Gallery[edit | edit source]