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Black King Bar

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Black King Bar
Black King Bar icon.png
A powerful staff imbued with the strength of giants.
3975 (1375)
Bought From
Active Avatar
Bonus +10 Strength
+24 Attack damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Black King Bar (3975)Components3.png
Mithril Hammer (1600)
Ogre Club (1000)
Recipe (1375)

The Black King Bar is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor.

Additional information[edit]


No Target
Grants Spell Immunity and 100% Magic Damage Resistance. Duration and cooldown decrease with each use.
Magic Resistance Bonus: 100%
Duration: 10/9/8/7/6/5
Cooldown symbol.png 80/75/70/65/60/55
Buff Black King Bar Immune: Undispellable.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • During Avatar, the hero cannot be affected by Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter. The buff gets removed immediately.
  • Causes the user's model size to increase by 30% for its duration. This has no impact on its collision size.
  • The duration of Avatar is bound to the hero. Re-buying Black King Bar does not reset it.
  • For more details, including a list of spells which are not blocked, see Spell immunity.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Heroes whose default item build includes Black King Bar as a core item

Strength:Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight, Sven minimap icon.png Sven, Lycan minimap icon.png Lycan, Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker.

Agility:Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend, Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin, Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter , Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord, Luna minimap icon.png Luna.

Heroes whose default item build includes Black King Bar as a situational item

Strength:Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist, Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Chaos Knight, Kunkka minimap icon.png Kunkka, Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander, Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King, Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King, Slardar minimap icon.png Slardar, Tusk minimap icon.png Tusk, Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker.

Agility:Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, Bloodseeker minimap icon.png Bloodseeker, Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter, Broodmother minimap icon.png Broodmother, Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz, Razor minimap icon.png Razor, Riki minimap icon.png Riki, Viper minimap icon.png Viper, Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa, Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade, Slark minimap icon.png Slark, Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper, Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger, Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver.

Intelligence:Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider, Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit, Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet, Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick, Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker, Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac. Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna, Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer, Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma.


  • When facing a lot of magical damage or many disables, a Black King Bar alone can provide enough survivability, allowing carry heroes to focus on damage items after having Black King Bar.
    • Vice versa, Black King Bar is not effective against physical damage, or spell immunity piercing spells, so other items for survivability should be considered (e.g. armor items against physical damage, or escape items against some spells).