Aghanim's Scepter

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Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png
The scepter of a wizard with demigod-like powers.
Cost
4200
Bought From
Caster
Passive Ultimate Upgrade
Bonus +10 Strength
+10 Agility
+10 Intelligence
+175 Health
+175 Mana
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Aghanim's Scepter (4200)Components4.png
Point Booster (1200)
Ogre Axe (1000)
Blade of Alacrity (1000)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)

Aghanim's Scepter is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed. For most (96 out of 116) heroes, Aghanim's Scepter increases the powers of their abilities, adds a new one or modifies the hero in another way.

Additional information[edit]

Ability[edit]

Ultimate Upgrade
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Upgrades the ultimate, and some abilities, of certain heroes.

Notes:

  • When a hero has an upgrade available, the item's and the upgraded spell's tooltip states what exactly is upgraded.
  • When a hero has no upgrades available, the ultimate ability gets a green note reading "This hero has no upgrade".
  • Single target spells with Aghanim's Scepter upgrades that are reflected by Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb depend on whether the hero with the Echo Shell on has Aghanim's Scepter, not the original caster of the spell.


Upgraded abilities[edit]

Recommended heroes[edit]

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Chen
  • Upgraded Holy Persuasion allows Chen to control ancient creeps, having access to great abilities and auras that contribute damage and survivability to teammates in fights and pushes.
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Clockwerk
  • Hookshot's reduced cooldown gives Clockwerk much greater map presence, allowing him initiate multiple times in one fight, escape from a losing fight, or use it as a casual stun.
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Enchantress
  • Combined with a Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance, upgraded Impetus allows Enchantress to safely lob attacks from the backline, greatly increasing her damage.
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Invoker
  • Invoke's reduced cooldown gives Invoker the time to use many more abilities during long team fights.
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Keeper of the Light
  • Always having access to Recall and Blinding Light during the day allows Keeper of the Light to increase his team's overall mobility on the map and disable enemy heroes with miss chance.
  • Unobstructed vision during daytime helps Keeper of the Light with map control and overall vision during team fights. The unobstructed vision also synergizes well with True Sight so he can easily spot and eliminate enemy wards.
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Necrophos
  • Reaper's Scythe's reduced cooldown gives Necrophos the ability to take important heroes out of the late game for prolonged periods of time.
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Techies
  • Remote Mines' improved damage helps Techies nuke creeps waves and heroes well into the late game.
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Tinker
  • The upgraded Heat-Seeking Missile and Laser deal consistent area damage, helping Tinker defend buildings and wear down enemies in team fights.
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Windranger
  • Focus Fire's cooldown and damage penalty reduction lets Windranger hit much harder, more frequently, and allows her to fill the role of a carry.
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Zeus
  • Nimbus gives Zeus a second global ability, and also provides continuous vision, allowing Zeus to aid his allies from any point on the map in addition to the burst damage from Thundergod's Wrath.

Others[edit]

  • Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist does not need Aghanim's Scepter for himself, but can farm one for his teammates when needed.
  • Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid can have Spirit Bear attack without him around or alive, which make an effective and safe pusher who will always threaten the enemy base.
  • Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana rains down extra wave of Starstorm, clearing creep waves and dealing heavy damage especially against a single target.
  • Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker's unobstructed vision from the Scepter helps with initiating team fights, pushing highground, and dewarding the map with a Gem of True Sight icon.png Gem of True Sight.
  • Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin unlocks Burrow, increasing his regeneration, and helping him use more abilities in team fights and defending buildings.
  • Razor minimap icon.png Razor deals more damage with faster strikes of Eye of the Storm; it also damages buildings so Razor can push and close down the game.
  • Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw acquires Chakram (Aghanim's Scepter) to increase his damage output, as well as making him less dependent on trees to deal damage in the late game.
  • Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock can summon two Golems, turning team fights and pushes in his favor with added damage output.

Supports[edit]

While many supports become more powerful with Aghanim's Scepter, most should still focus primarily on buying support items, with Aghanim's Scepter as a luxury option if they have enough gold.

Ancient Apparition icon.png Visage icon.png Lion icon.png Witch Doctor icon.png Rubick icon.png Shadow Shaman icon.png
Omniknight icon.png Ogre Magi icon.png Treant Protector icon.png Venomancer icon.png Crystal Maiden icon.png Shadow Demon icon.png
Earthshaker icon.png Disruptor icon.png Phoenix icon.png Jakiro icon.png Sand King icon.png Pudge icon.png

Trivia[edit]

  • Aghanim's Scepter is named after Agahnim, one of the main villains in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
    • With the exception of Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow and Razor minimap icon.png Razor, heroes never mention Aghanim's name in their voice responses, simply referring to it as "The Scepter". The reason for this is unknown.
    • Riki minimap icon.png Riki and Lion minimap icon.png Lion are the only heroes who do not have any Scepter responses (excluding Io minimap icon.png Io and Phoenix minimap icon.png Phoenix, who do not speak).
  • Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick is the son of Aghanim. He also possesses an imitation of Aghanim's Scepter.
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