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Bloodthorn icon.png
A reviled blade that bites deeper with each wriggle of its victim's final throes.
6925 (1000)
Bought From
Active Soul Rend
Bonus +25 Intelligence
+85 Attack speed
+5.5 Mana regeneration
+30 Attack damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Orchid Malevolence (3925)
Hyperstone (2000)
Recipe (1000)

Bloodthorn is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons.

Additional information[edit]


Soul Rend
Silences a target for 5 seconds. At the end of the silence, an additional 30% of all damage taken during the silence will be dealt to the target as magical damage.

All attacks on the silenced target will have True Strike and 100% chance to crit for 130% damage.
Cast Range: 900
Damage Amplification: 30%
Critical Proc Chance: 100%
Critical Damage: 130%
Duration: 5
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 100
Does not pierce spell immunity. Effect persists and attempts to deal damage when expiring while spell immune if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Can be used by illusions. Red critical numbers are before illusion and armor reduction.
Debuff Bloodthorn Debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Does not directly amplify damage as it is dealt, but rather saves all damage values and deals 30% of it 5 seconds after cast.
  • The damage is applied as soon as the debuff expires. Dispelling the debuff, however, skips the damage entirely.
    • Recasting Soul Rend on the same target refreshes the duration.
    • Doing this delays the damage further, and gives more time to deal damage to the target.
    • The damage is credited to the last caster of Soul Rend on the target.
  • Applies Accuracy on the target, causing all attacks done against it to not miss to evasion or blind effects.
  • The critical strike is only applied to attacks launched on a debuffed enemy. Previously launched attack projectiles are unaffected.
    • In reverse, this also means that projectiles launched during the debuff still crit even when landing after it already expired.

Recommended heroes[edit]

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  • Bloodthorn provides mana for, and deals heavy damage when used with Searing Arrows.
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  • Bloodthorn's crit is a decent replacement or supplement to Nature's Prophet's other popular late game damage items.
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  • Bloodthorn provides a convenient upgrade to Queen of Pain's late game damage output, which falls off over time.
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  • A natural upgrade from Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence, a core item on Storm Spirit.
  • The damage increase from its passive and active abilities make Storm Spirit much more effective at quickly killing tanky enemies in the late game, bolstering his largely-static damage output.
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  • Bloodthorn's bonuses help offset Sven's limited mana pool, and the passive and Soul Rend crits are devastating in combination with God's Strength.
  • Soul Rend can shut down enemies with disables, escape abilities, or evasion, letting Sven strike them down unimpeded.
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  • Bloodthorn is a viable alternative to a Daedalus icon.png Daedalus on Weaver for shutting down troublesome enemies like Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin and Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker, but is situational due to its lower crit damage and damage bonuses.
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  • When combined with Bloodthorn, using Focus Fire against enemy heroes will trigger a rapid succession of crits.


  • Build the orchid first, it will provide good damage, mana regen and a powerful silence that enemies wont be able to dispel early game.
  • Bloodthorn's active accuracy counters evasion from any source, such as Butterfly icon.png Butterfly or Blur, as well as blind effects from any source, like Laser or Blinding Light.
  • Generally, Bloodthorn is a worthy upgrade for any hero that purchases an Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence or a Crystalys icon.png Crystalys. It is arguably better than Daedalus icon.png Daedalus because it guarantees crits of 130% damage with True Strike for your team, silences, chances to deal crits of damage, and a 30% magical damage aftermath while Daedalus grants only chances to deal crits of 225% damage.
  • On average, attack damage is increased by Lua error in Module:Calculate at line 35: Unrecognized word "v" in expression "( v1*(-1)+(1-v1)*(130/100-1) )*100". when the debuff is applied (due to both the debuff and the passive critical strike of the item). This will be further amplified by 30% as magic damage at the end of the debuff duration.
  • Remember that Bloodthorn's active gives guaranteed crits along with a silence. Targets may still be able to escape with Shadow Blade icon.png Shadow Blade or Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger before you could damage them.
  • The ensured crits from Soul Rend work for all attacks done to the target. This includes attacks from wards, towers, fountains and even allies of the target.
  • Soul Rend does not allow crits from secondary spell projectiles or spell dummy units.
  • You don't need to attack too much and chase, or dive. If dealt enough, the bonus 30% damage at the end of the effect should be enough to kill the target.
  • Combined with Nullifier icon.png Nullifier and Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge, one may completely shut down an enemy. Even if they have Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere off cooldown, that means they're still cut off from their passive abilities, and either their active abilities or items, depending on which effect was applied.

Items synergy[edit]

  • Nullifier icon.png Nullifier: will make the enemy unable to dispel Soul Rend with items or using Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail and gives additional right click damage.
  • Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade: gives a lot of damage per gold to agility heroes, the active apply one of the most powerful movement slow in the game.
  • Mask of Madness icon.png Mask of Madness: gives the highest DPS per gold, you will regen a lot more from lifesteal, the silence will protect you from being disabled and nuked.
  • Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse: the Hex will makes the enemy almost helpless and the Hex's base movement speed allows allies to catch up the hexed enemy. Additionally, it also silences, mutes, and disarms the target.
  • Desolator icon.png Desolator: the armor reduction will amplify the guaranteed crit of your entire team.
  • Assault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass: will increase the attack speed of your team and reduce the armor of all enemies.
  • Shiva's Guard icon.png Shiva's Guard: apply a powerful move speed slow, combined with a blink Dagger the active can disable the enemy's Blink Dagger. It is better an intelligence heroes for the damage it give them.
  • Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon: will do critical hits and have true strike. The movement speed aura and True Sight are useful to chase your enemy.

Counter items[edit]


  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Bloodthorn's active ability, Soul Rend, did not have an official name. The name was taken from the Dota 2 Wiki and officially implemented into Dota 2.