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Silence is a status effect that prevents those affected from using active hero abilities for the duration of the silence. It can be useful when ganking a hero with a blink or invisibility spell, as silences tend to have longer duration than other disables giving more time to kill the enemy. Silences in team fights can also be very effective even for a short time as they prevent the enemy from using their spell in combination with one another. Silencing an opponent will also stop any channeling spells that they are currently using.

Sources of Silence[edit]

(*) - Aghanim's Scepter upgrade.

Bloodseeker - Blood Rite
Blood Rite icon.png
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Death Prophet - Silence
Silence (Death Prophet) icon.png
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Disruptor - Static Storm
Static Storm icon.png
Duration: 5 (7*)
When upgraded, also prevents using items.
Drow Ranger - Gust
Gust icon.png
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Earth Spirit - Geomagnetic Grip
Geomagnetic Grip icon.png
Duration: 2.5/3/3.5/4
Legion Commander - Duel
Duel icon.png
Duration: 4/4.75/5.5
Silences both the caster and the target. Also prevents using items.
Night Stalker - Crippling Fear
Crippling Fear icon.png
Day Duration: 3
Night Duration: 5/6/7/8
Orchid Malevolence - Soul Burn
Cost 4125
Orchid Malevolence icon.png
Duration: 5
Puck - Waning Rift
Waning Rift icon.png
Duration: 0.75/1.50/2.25/3
Riki - Smoke Screen
Smoke Screen icon.png
Duration: 6
Silencer - Global Silence
Global Silence icon.png
Duration: 4/5/6 (5/6/7*)
Silencer - Last Word
Last Word icon.png
Duration: 3/4/5/6
Skywrath Mage - Ancient Seal
Ancient Seal icon.png
Duration: 3/4/5/6

Interactions[edit]

Silence prevents orb effect to be cast by both auto-cast and manually cast. Also, silence prevents toggling of applied spells.

Mute[edit]

Mutes are almost identical to silences, except they will also prevent the use of item abilities. Like silences, they will interrupt cast animations and channeling, but while silences will only interrupt channeled abilities, mutes will interrupt those from items as well.

Being muted will disable certain passive item and hero abilities and cancels the effects of some active ones. These include, but are not limited to:

Currently, there is only one ability in Dota 2 which uses Mute.

Legion Commander's Duel icon.png Duel and Disruptor's Upgraded Static Storm icon.png Static Storm will silence items, but they will not disable any passive abilities and are therefore not considered a mute.

Beside any kind of Hex, the only source of mute in Dota 2 is:

Doom - Doom
Doom ability icon.png
Duration: 15 (16*)
Requires Aghanim's Scepter to disable passive abilities.

Passive Hero Abilities Disabled by Mute[edit]

Note that in the case of active abilities, the interaction listed is if the casting unit is muted after using the spell. No active abilities can be used while muted.

Abaddon
Abaddon.png
Borrowed Time icon.png Borrowed Time
Borrowed Time won't activate itself if you suffer damage while you have less than 400 HP.
Anti-Mage
Anti-Mage.png
Mana Break icon.png Mana Break
Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter.png
Jinada icon.png Jinada
Critical Strike component is disabled. Slow behaves normally.
Brewmaster
Brewmaster.png
Drunken Brawler icon.png Drunken Brawler
Bristleback
Bristleback.png
Bristleback ability icon.png Bristleback
Broodmother
Broodmother.png
Spin Web icon.png Spin Web
Broodmother will not be able to become invisible while muted, but will not lose her invisibility if she is already on a web. Other components behave normally.
Insatiable Hunger icon.png Insatiable Hunger
Lifesteal is disabled. Bonus damage behaves normally.
Chaos Knight
Chaos Knight.png
Chaos Strike icon.png Chaos Strike
Clinkz
Clinkz.png
Searing Arrows icon.png Searing Arrows
Dragon Knight
Dragon Knight.png
Elder Dragon Form icon.png Elder Dragon Form
Frost Attack disabled. Corrosive Breath and Splash Damage behave normally.
Drow Ranger
Drow Ranger.png
Frost Arrows icon.png Frost Arrows
Enchantress
Enchantress.png
Impetus icon.png Impetus
Faceless Void
Faceless Void.png
Backtrack icon.png Backtrack
Time Lock icon.png Time Lock
Gyrocopter
Gyrocopter.png
Rocket Barrage icon.png Rocket Barrage
Flak Cannon icon.png Flak Cannon
Huskar
Huskar.png
Burning Spear icon.png Burning Spear
Berserker's Blood icon.png Berserker's Blood
Juggernaut
Juggernaut.png
Blade Dance icon.png Blade Dance
Kunkka
Kunkka.png
Tidebringer icon.png Tidebringer
Cleave is disabled, bonus damage behaves normally.
Lifestealer
Lifestealer.png
Feast icon.png Feast
Lone Druid
Lone Druid.png
Entangling Claws icon.png Entangling Claws
Disabled while the Spirit Bear is muted.
Lycan
Lycan.png
Shapeshift icon.png Shapeshift
Critical Strike is disabled, other components behave normally.
Magnus
Magnus.png
Empower icon.png Empower
Cleave is disabled, bonus damage behaves normally.
Medusa
Medusa.png
Split Shot icon.png Split Shot
Damage reduction still applies, but without multiple targets.
Mirana
Mirana.png
Moonlight Shadow icon.png Moonlight Shadow
Outworld Devourer
Outworld Devourer.png
Arcane Orb icon.png Arcane Orb
Phantom Assassin
Phantom Assassin.png
Blur icon.png Blur
Evasion is disabled, visual effect and minimap hiding behave normally.
Coup de Grace icon.png Coup de Grace
Phantom Lancer
Phantom Lancer.png
Juxtapose icon.png Juxtapose
Riki
Riki.png
Permanent Invisibility icon.png Permanent Invisibility
Silencer
Silencer.png
Glaives of Wisdom icon.png Glaives of Wisdom
Slardar
Slardar.png
Bash icon.png Bash
Slark
Slark.png
Shadow Dance icon.png Shadow Dance
Invisibility and health regeneration are disabled.
Sniper
Sniper.png
Headshot icon.png Headshot
Spectre
Spectre.png
Dispersion icon.png Dispersion
Spirit Breaker
Spirit Breaker.png
Greater Bash icon.png Greater Bash
Sven
Sven.png
Great Cleave icon.png Great Cleave
Tidehunter
Tidehunter.png
Kraken Shell icon.png Kraken Shell
Damage block and buff removal are disabled. Damage taken while muted adds to the damage counter for buff removal.
Tiny
Tiny.png
Grow icon.png Grow
Cleave from Scepter upgrade is disabled. Other components behave normally.
Troll Warlord
Troll Warlord.png
Berserker's Rage Active icon.png Berserker's Rage
Bash is disabled. Other components behave normally.
Tusk
Tusk.png
Walrus Punch icon.png Walrus PUNCH!
Critical Strike is disabled. Stun and slow behave normally.
Ursa
Ursa.png
Fury Swipes icon.png Fury Swipes
Viper
Viper.png
Poison Attack icon.png Poison Attack
Corrosive Skin icon.png Corrosive Skin
Windranger
Windranger.png
Windrun icon.png Windrun
Evasion component is disabled. Movespeed bonus and slow behave normally.
Wraith King
Wraith King.png
Vampiric Aura (Wraith) icon.png Vampiric Aura
While muted, Wraith King will not bestow the aura to himself or allies. Muted allies can still benefit from it.
Mortal Strike (Wraith) icon.png Mortal Strike

Item Abilities Disabled by Mute[edit]

As above, in the case of active abilities, the listed interaction is if the affected unit is muted after the ability is used.

Abyssal Blade
Abyssal Blade icon.png
Bash
Battle Fury
Battle Fury icon.png
Cleave
Butterfly
Butterfly icon.png
Evasion
Crystalys
Crystalys icon.png
Critical Strike
Daedalus
Daedalus icon.png
Critical Strike
Diffusal Blade
Diffusal Blade icon.png
Feedback
Gem of True Sight
Gem of True Sight icon.png
True Sight
Heaven's Halberd
Heaven's Halberd icon.png
Evasion
Helm of the Dominator
Helm of the Dominator icon.png
Lifesteal
Mask of Madness
Mask of Madness icon.png
Lifesteal
Monkey King Bar
Monkey King Bar icon.png
True Strike
Mini-Bash
Morbid Mask
Morbid Mask icon.png
Lifesteal
Radiance
Radiance icon.png
Burn Damage
Satanic
Satanic icon.png
Lifesteal
Unholy Rage
Skull Basher
Skull Basher icon.png
Bash
Talisman of Evasion
Talisman of Evasion icon.png
Evasion
Vladmir's Offering
Vladmir's Offering icon.png
Vladmir's Aura
While muted, the carrier will not bestow the Lifesteal aura to themselves or allies. Muted allies can still benefit from the aura.

See also[edit]