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Aghanim's Scepter

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Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png
The scepter of a wizard with demigod-like powers.
Bought From
Passive Ultimate Upgrade
Bonus +10 Strength
+10 Agility
+10 Intelligence
+175 Health
+175 Mana
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Aghanim's Blessing (6000)
UsedIn1.pngAghanim's Scepter (4200)Components4.png
Point Booster (1200)
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Ogre Axe (1000)
Blade of Alacrity (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. It gives each hero unique enhancements to their abilities, sometimes granting a new ability.

Aghanim's Scepter can be consumed and turned into Aghanim's Blessing icon.png Aghanim's Blessing, a permanent passive buff that provides the same ability upgrades without taking up an item slot. This requires purchasing a recipe, or getting a drop from Roshan. The buff does not provide Aghanim's Scepter's bonus attributes, health, or mana.

Additional information[edit]


Ultimate Upgrade
Upgrades the ultimate, and some abilities, of all heroes.


  • When a hero has an upgrade available, the item's and the upgraded spell's tooltip states what exactly is upgraded.
  • Single target spells with Aghanim's Scepter upgrades that are reflected by Spell Reflection depend on whether the reflecting hero has Aghanim's Scepter, not the original caster of the reflected spell.

Upgraded abilities[edit]

Recommended heroes[edit]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The empowered Exorcism ghosts summoned by the upgrade give Death Prophet a combination of sustain, bonus damage, and soft disable with a relatively low cost.
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  • 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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  • Invoke's reduced cooldown gives Invoker the time to use many more abilities during long team fights, and the upgrade to all of his abilities is useful for all builds and situations.
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  • 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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  • Remote Mines' improved damage helps Techies nuke creeps waves and heroes well into the late game.
  • Upgraded Minefield Sign grants traps and mines immunity to True Sight, allowing Techies to lock down an area when defending or pushing towers.
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  • 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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  • 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.


  • Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist has the ability to directly infuse Aghanim's Scepter without the need of the expensive recipe. Unlike other heroes, he can also infuse it into his allies, instead of only himself, saving the team a lot of gold the more scepters he infuses.
  • Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz creates Burning Army skeletons upon breaking Skeleton Walk, greatly improving his damage output in ambushes and teamfights.
  • 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.
  • Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin unlocks Burrow, increasing his regeneration, and helping him use more abilities in team fights and defending buildings.
  • Pangolier minimap icon.png Pangolier's Shield Crash casts a 2-attack Swashbuckle at every 90 degree angle around him, increasing AOE damage output.
  • Razor minimap icon.png Razor deals more overall damage with Eye of the Storm striking two targets at once; it also damages buildings so Razor can push and close down the game.
  • Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw acquires Second Chakram 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.


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.

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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
Grimstroke icon.png Io icon.png Bane icon.png Batrider icon.png Chen icon.png Techies icon.png



  • Aghanim's Scepter is named after Agahnim, one of the main villains in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
  • Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick is the son of Aghanim. He also possesses an imitation of Aghanim's Scepter.
    • 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).