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|The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.|
- Double clicking the item automatically casts it on your team's fountain, blinking towards its direction, using the penalty distance.
- Disjoints projectiles upon cast.
- 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
from any player (including allies, excluding self) or puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.
- Since it is a cooldown and not actually disabled, it can be refreshed with , and .
- However, this cooldown is not affected by Arcane Rune. or
- Does not get disabled by damage flagged as HP Removal.
- This cooldown triggers even when the dagger is inactive due to being or just having left the backpack, or is not bought yet.
- Initiating heroes with strong, large AoE disables rely heavily on Blink Dagger to take multiple enemies by surprise.
- Some heroes can use Blink Dagger to initiate with smaller disables or burst damage, but usually on fewer or single targets.
- Support heroes with low cast animation disables can initiate on single targets for their team with Blink Dagger.
- Split-pushing heroes often use Blink Dagger to elude defenders by blinking into the treeline.
- Heroes with positioning abilities can take advantage of Blink Dagger to force enemies into unfavorable positions.
- 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.
- damage over time, meaning that it will prevent items like from resetting Blink Dagger's cooldown. 's barrier blocks
- Use Blink to dodge incoming projectile-based spells such as or , and from items like .
- 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.
- cosmetic item, Little Blink Dagger, is based on Blink Dagger. 's