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Blink Dagger

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Item
 
 
Blink Dagger
B
L
Blink Dagger icon.png
The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.
Cost
2250
Bought From
Arcane
Active Blink
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Blink Dagger (2250)

The Blink Dagger is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Arcane, and at the Side Lane Shop.

Ability[edit]

Blink
Affects
Self
Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.

Blink Dagger cannot be used for 3 seconds after taking damage from an enemy hero or Roshan.
Cast Range: Global
Max Blink Distance: 1200
Penalty Blink Distance: 960
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15

Notes:

  • Double clicking the item automatically casts it on your team's fountain, blinking towards its direction, using the penalty distance.
  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the max distance.
  • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, it blinks for 960 range towards the targeted direction, instead of 1200.
  • The second sound only plays when the blinked distance is greater than 960. It is audible to everyone.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies and self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.


Recommended heroes[edit]

  • Some heroes can use Blink Dagger to initiate with smaller disables or burst damage, but usually on fewer or single targets.
  • Heroes with positioning abilities can take advantage of Blink Dagger to force enemies into unfavorable positions.

Tips[edit]

  • Blink requires heroes to face the direction in which they are blinking. This means that heroes facing away from their blink destination will have to turn first, causing a slight delay depending on their turn rate.
  • Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance's barrier blocks damage over time, meaning that it will prevent items like Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance from resetting Blink Dagger's cooldown.
  • Use Blink to dodge incoming projectile-based spells such as Storm Hammer or Spirit Lance, and from items like Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the original DotA, this item was called Kelen's Dagger, in reference to a Warcraft III item, Kelen's Dagger of Escape.
    • Kelen was a well known rogue in the Warcraft universe, who was known for his ability to escape from any dangerous situation thanks to the help of his dagger.
  • Riki and Lion are the only heroes who are missing responses for acquiring a Blink Dagger.
  • Axe minimap icon.png Axe's cosmetic item, Little Blink Dagger, is based on Blink Dagger.

Gallery[edit]