Assault Cuirass

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Assault Cuirass
Assault Cuirass icon.png
Forged in the depths of the nether reaches, this hellish mail provides an army with increased armor and attack speed.
5250 (1300)
Bought From
Passive Assault Aura
Bonus +10 Armor
+30 Attack speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Platemail (1400)
Hyperstone (2000)
Chainmail (550)
Recipe (1300)

The Assault Cuirass is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional information[edit]

  • Together with the aura, one Assault Cuirass grants a total of 15 armor and 55 attack speed to the owner.


Assault Aura
Allies / Enemies
Grants 25 attack speed and 5 armor to nearby allied units and structures, and decreases nearby enemy unit and structure armor by 5.
Radius: 900
Allies Attack Speed Bonus: 25
Allies Armor Bonus: 5
Enemy Armor Reduction: 5
Item Assault Positive: Undispellable.
Item Assault Negative Armor: Undispellable.


  • Fully stacks with other attack speed increasing, armor increasing and armor decreasing effects.
  • A unit can be affected by the positive and the negative aura at the same time.
  • The aura's buff and debuff linger for 0.5 seconds.
  • The status debuff icon on enemies only shows up when the affected unit has vision over the source.
    • However, the armor reduction in the HUD is always visible.
  • Both the positive and the negative aura affect buildings.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Strength: Alchemist Alchemist, Axe Axe, Brewmaster Brewmaster, Bristleback Bristleback, Chaos Knight Chaos Knight, Doom Doom, Tidehunter Tidehunter, Undying Undying, Tusk Tusk, Underlord Underlord, Sven Sven, Dragon Knight Dragon Knight, Kunkka Kunkka, Wraith King Wraith King, Legion Commander Legion Commander, Magnus Magnus, Night Stalker Night Stalker, Lycan Lycan, Beastmaster Beastmaster, Slardar Slardar.

Agility: Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin, Ember Spirit Ember Spirit, Meepo Meepo, Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend.

Intelligence: Visage Visage, Enchantress Enchantress


  • The Assault Aura is a great tool for pushing enemy towers, as it provides reliable attack speed and armor. In addition to that, it also reduces the nearby structure and enemies' armor which can help the nearby ally heroes take them down.
  • The Attack Speed aura works on illusions, but the armor aura does not.
    • The aura is also good for controlled units especially with low base attack time like Necronomicons and for the bonus armor and armor reduction of the enemy.


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