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|A powerful shield that defends its wielder from even the most vicious of attacks.|
| Bought From|
|Bonus|| +250 HP|
+6 HP regeneration
 Recommended heroes
- Heroes whose default item build includes Vanguard as a core item: Alchemist, Anti-Mage, Axe, Batrider, Bristleback, Dark Seer, Doom, Kunkka, Naga Siren, Night Stalker, Razor, Slardar, Slark, Spectre, Timbersaw … further results.
- Heroes whose default item build includes Vanguard as a situational item: Phantom Lancer, Weaver.
 Balance changelog
- Damage Block chance increased from 70 to 80%.
- HP Bonus decreased from 275 to 250.