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A lesser wand that grows in power the longer it is used, it brings magic to the fingertips of the user.
2700 (1250)
Bought From
Active Energy Burst
Bonus +5 Strength
+5 Agility
+18/21/24/27/30 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Dagon 2 (3950)
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Staff of Wizardry (1000)
Crown (450)
Recipe (1250)

Dagon is an upgradable item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. It can be upgraded by purchasing the recipe again.

Additional information[edit]


Energy Burst
Emits a powerful burst of magical damage upon a targeted enemy unit. Upgradable.
Cast Range: 600/650/700/750/800
Effect Delay: 0.03
Damage: 400/500/600/700/800
Cooldown: 35/30/25/20/15
Mana: 120/140/160/180/200
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Particles still visually appear.
Debuff Dagon: Undispellable.


Recommended heroes[edit]

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  • Tempest Double grants a second cast of Energy Burst to quickly kill enemies.
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  • Bloodrage greatly amplifies Energy Burst's damage for high kill potential.
    • Cast it on yourself or an ally with nuke(s) to increase the damage by a maximum of 40% if the enemy is close (6 seconds before fighting at level 4) then cast it on the enemy to amplify the damage he takes by a further 40%.
  • The damage dealt by Energy Burst grants an instant Thirst boost and potentially vision over the target.
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  • The damage from Energy Burst can easily bring an enemy into the kill threshold of Reaper's Scythe.
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  • Rearm resets Energy Burst's cooldown for constant damage output.
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  • Using Energy Burst on an enemy affected by Maledict will cause severe burst damage from the latter.


  • Ganking heroes can use Dagon for an additional burst of damage to help secure kills.
  • Heroes that can reduce the magic resistance:
    • Pugna minimap icon.png Pugna can reduce the magic resistance by 60% with Decrepify. Note that it applies ghost form so it doesn't stack with Ethereal Blade.
    • Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage can reduce the magic resistance by 45% with Ancient Seal.
    • Elder Titan minimap icon.png Elder Titan can reduce the magic resistance by 33% to enemies in range from his Natural Order aura.
    • Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition can reduce the magic resistance by 30% to anyone inside Ice Vortex, and he has an 8% spell amplification talent.
  • Heroes that can amplify the damage:
    • Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon can increase all damage type by 50% with Soul Catcher but can be difficult to hit with many targets present.
    • Chen minimap icon.png Chen can increase all damage type by 36% with Penitence, he can then use Test of Faith which can deal 400 damage. His talent can increase the cast range by 125 at level 10 further increased by Aether Lens.
  • Nukers that want additional burst damage:


  • Most heroes have 25% magic resistance by default, causing Energy Burst to deal 300/375/450/525/600 damage to them, considering no other sources of reduction or amplification.
    • Against a Visage minimap icon.png Visage who has 10% base magic resistance, it deals 360/450/540/630/720 damage under the same conditions.
  • Powerful against high armored enemies, damage block and evasion.

Items synergy[edit]

  • Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade: amplifies the magic damage by 40% and does magic damage when used.
  • Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord: amplifies the magic damage by 25%.
  • Aether Lens icon.png Aether Lens: increases the cast range of all your items and spells by 250.
  • Force Staff icon.png Force Staff: can be used to gank, chase, escape and trigger a Linken's Sphere to use your Dagon.
  • Orchid Malevolence icon.png Orchid Malevolence: amplifies the damage by 30% after the end of Soul Burn. It will also increase your mana regen.
  • Octarine Core icon.png Octarine Core: reduce the cooldown of all your spells and items by 25% allowing to cast two Dagon during a fight and can lifesteal from your burst damage. It is more useful on Intelligence heroes with multiple spells.

Counter items[edit]

  • Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere: will completely block the damage from the Dagon.
  • Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail: will reflect the magic damage onto the caster.
  • Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb: will reflect the nukes and disables.
  • Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar: will make you immune to magic damage.
  • Cloak icon.png Cloak: will increase the magic resistance both upgrades reduce the damages even more.
  • Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque: give you 1300 HP, it can tank two Dagon level 5 with the default 25% magic resistance.


  • Dagon is the name of an ancient Mesopotamian god.
    • Dagon's active ability, Energy Burst, may be a reference to the Bible's Samson where he prayed to the Abrahamic god for power to destroy his enemies at Dagon's Temple.
  • Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin's cosmetic item, Nyx Assassin's Dagon, is based on Dagon.