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 (1,600)
Ogre Axe (1,000)
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 70
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 Dragon Knight, Sven Sven, Lycan Lycan, Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker.

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

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

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

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

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


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