Tango

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Tango
B
Tango icon.png
Forage to survive on the battlefield.
Cost
125
Bought From
Consumables
Active Eat a Tree or Ward
Charges 4
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Tango (125)

The Tango is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Consumables.

Additional information[edit]

  • Stacks with itself in inventory, there is no stack limit. The sell-back price adapts based on the number of Tangoes in a stack.
  • A set of Tangoes is not shareable. However, it is possible to give allies a Tango (Shared) icon.png Tango (Shared) by casting it on them.

Ability[edit]

Eat a Tree or Ward
Ability
Target Unit
Affects
Trees / Self
Consume a target tree or ward to gradually restore health.

Comes with 4 charges. Can be used on an allied hero to give them one Tango.
Cast Range (Tree/Ally): 165
Cast Range (Ward): 450
Health Restored (Tree): 115
Health Restored (Ward): 230
Duration (Tree): 16
Duration (Ward): 32
Cooldown symbol.png 0
Modifiers
Buff Tango Heal: Undispellable.

Notes:

  • When cast on trees, enemy Observer Ward icon.png Observer Wards and Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards, it destroys the target and heals the user.
    • When targeting wards or trees placed by Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch, the heal duration is doubled.
    • Restores health in the form of health regeneration, so it heals for 0.72 health in 0.1 second intervals (7.19 health per second).
    • One set of Tangoes can heal for up to 460 (920) health.
    • Successive uses with the same unit do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
    • Cannot be cast on any other ward than enemy Observer and Sentry Wards.
  • When targeting an allied hero, it creates a Tango (Shared) icon.png Tango (Shared) in the targeted ally's inventory, instead of healing the user.
    • If the targeted ally's inventory is full, the item is dropped on the ground.
    • Can also be cast on creep-heroes, only giving Lone Druid Spirit Bear icon.png Spirit Bear and Visage Familiar icon.png Familiars a charge, otherwise having no effect.


Tips[edit]

  • Tangoes are a very effective source of combat heal in the early-game, as they do not dispel upon taking damage. When an engagement seems even or against you, using a Tango can tilt the balance in your favor.
  • Although one Tango charge heals way less and slower than a Healing Salve icon.png Healing Salve, one set of Tangoes provides in about the same HP/gold value. Also, the fact that it is not dispelled by damage and its side effect of destroying trees makes it more versatile than Healing Salves. So if no quick and strong healing is required, Tangoes are usually more valuable.
  • They can also be cast on Observer and Sentry Wards 1 icon.png Observer and Sentry Wards with doubled healing effects, making them very useful for dewarding.
  • Since using Tangoes on a tree destroys the tree, it can be used to create alternate pathways between some trees, making it easier to escape or chase enemies. Sometimes it is fully worth it to use a Tango just for this purpose.
  • Unlike other restoring consumables, it is possible to give allies one charge of the Tangoes stack. This allows players to grant another lane healing without having to be there. Giving the mid-laner 1 or 2 charges can be a deciding factor for doing well in the lane.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the original DotA, Tango's full name was "Ancient Tango of Essifation".

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