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 (5675)
Mystic Staff (2700)
Ultimate Orb (2100)
Void Stone (875)

The Scythe of Vyse, also known as Guinsoo or Sheepstick, is an Item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

One Scythe of Vyse grants a total of 190 health, 0.3 health regeneration, 1.4 armor, 10 attack speed, 455 mana, 3.5 mana regeneration and 10 (35 to intelligence heroes) attack damage.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Ability Affects
Target Unit Enemies
Turns a target unit into a harmless critter for 3.5 seconds. Destroys illusions.
Cast Range: 800
Duration: 3.5
Cooldown 35 Mana 100


  • Because hex changes base move speed and doesn't 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 +10% from Yasha icon.png Yasha has 154 move speed
    • a hexed unit with +50 from Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed has 190 move speed
    • a hexed unit with both Boots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed and Yasha icon.png Yasha has 209 move speed
  • Hex instantly destroys illusions, but not summoned units.
  • Scythe of Vyse hex transforms the target into a Play pig.

Recommended heroes[edit | edit source]

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.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]


  • Hex no longer applies the Break mechanic (Passive Disabling is called Break.)


  • Hexed units' base movement speed increased from 100 to 140.
    • This only affects Scythe of Vyse.


  • Mana regeneration decreased from 200% to 150%.


  • Increased model size of hexed units a bit.


  • Increased Hexed unit model slightly.


  • Increased Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse cooldown


  • Redesigned Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse
    • No longer builds from Eul's Scepter of Divinity.


  • Euls and Guinsoo now share cooldown
  • Total cost reduced by 200 (Mystic Staff cost reduced from 2900 to 2700)


  • Total cost reduced (Reduced Euls recipe cost a little from the 6.33 cost)


  • Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse total cost is the same, but 800 of the 900 recipe cost is now in Eul's Scepter of Divinity.


  • Scythe changes unit to a sheep instead of a chicken, like it says. All stats still same


  • Increased Hexed unit model slightly.


  • Scythe nerfed to 3.25 seconds


  • Minor cooldown increase on scythe

Gallery[edit | edit source]