Echo Sabre

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Echo Sabre
Echo Sabre icon.png
A deceptively swift blade imbued with resonant magic.
Bought From
Passive Echo Strike
Bonus +10 Strength
+10 Intelligence
+10 Attack speed
+0.75 Mana regeneration
+15 Attack damage
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Ogre Axe (1000)
Oblivion Staff (1650)

The Echo Sabre is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Artifacts.

Additional information[edit]


Echo Strike
Causes melee attacks to attack twice in quick succession. The double attacks apply a 100% movement slow for 0.7 seconds on each strike.
Attack Speed Bonus: 490
Number of Attacks: 1
Move Speed Slow: 100%
Slow Duration: 0.7
Cooldown symbol.png 5
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can proc on spell immune enemies. Cannot slow spell immune enemies. Slow persists if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Debuff Echo Sabre Debuff: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • This ability works exclusively for melee heroes.
  • Upon proccing, grants the user 490 attack speed until the next attack.
    • This means it does not provide guaranteed full attack speed and can be countered by strong attack speed slows.
    • The attack speed has no set duration. It lasts until the user makes a second attack, no matter how long they wait.
  • Since it is a simple attack speed bonus, it is possible to cancel the second attack and "store" the attack speed for later.
  • The second attack is not an instant attack. It uses regular attack animation times and attack cooldowns.
  • The movement speed slow is applied on the proccing attack and on the attack after the proccing attack.
    • This means it is possible to slow two enemies with one proc, by switching attack targets after the proccing attack.
  • Echo Strike does not trigger on instant attacks. A regular attack must be done to get the attack speed and for the cooldown to start.
    • However, the slow does apply on instant attacks as well, if the item is not on cooldown.
    • This means if a spell applies instant attack to multiple targets, all of them get slowed by Echo Strike.
  • The slow of multiple instances does not stack, but refreshes the duration instead.
  • Procs on anything, including buildings, wards and allies. The slow fully applies to allies, but not to buildings and wards.

Recommended heroes[edit]

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Chaos Knight
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Legion Commander
  • Combined with the extra attacks from Moment of Courage icon.png Moment of Courage, Echo Sabre can quickly bring down an opponent during a Duel icon.png Duel.
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  • Fast strikes with Feast icon.png Feast does burst damage, and also provides Lifestealer with a means of quick health recovery.
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  • A good item for semi-carry Magnus, as he has large physical damage potential with his talents.
  • Typically, this build forgoes the usual Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots and thus Echo Sabre fills the necessity for some mana regeneration.
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Monkey King
  • Allows Monkey King to quickly build up Jingu Mastery icon.png Jingu Mastery stacks.
  • During his ultimate, clones will apply the slow on every hit.
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  • Echo Sabre allows Cloak and Dagger icon.png Cloak and Dagger's backstab damage to hit twice before targets have time to turn around.
  • During Tricks of the Trade icon.png Tricks of the Trade Echo Sabre will apply its slow to every target in the AoE without going on cooldown. Thus, it will repeatedly slow anyone who stays in the AoE.
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  • Echo Sabre allows Slark to gank with ease, locking down targets and quickly gaining a double stat conversion through Essence Shift icon.png Essence Shift.
  • Furthermore, the slow from the double attack facilitates a successful Pounce icon.png Pounce leash.
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Spirit Breaker
  • Echo Sabre gives Spirit Breaker a better chance of triggering Greater Bash icon.png Greater Bash, and boosts his slow attack speed.
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  • A well farmed Sven can deal massive damage with a crit item and God's Strength icon.png God's Strength, sometimes killing enemies in one hit. Echo Sabre makes that even more likely. Even without a crit item, a double attack from Sven with God's Strength active deals crippling damage to enemies.
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  • Tiny can use Echo Sabre to hit twice while an enemy is Toss icon.png Tossed, increasing his burst damage especially with Tree Grab icon.png Tree Grab. It also solves his mana issues, as well as improving his ability to push with Tree Grab icon.png Tree Grab equipped.
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Wraith King
  • Echo Sabre gives Wraith King a better chance of landing a crit with Mortal Strike icon.png Mortal Strike, and boosts his slow attack speed.



  • The best items in combination to increase your damage are those who grant critical hit and armor reduction. A Skull Basher icon.png Skull Basher is also good to get a chance to bash from the two quick attacks.
    • You can combine the echo sabre with a Daedalus icon.png Daedalus and Satanic icon.png Satanic's active to instantly restore your HP.
  • Echo Sabre's ability is effectively a passive 1-hit-only Overpower icon.png Overpower. This makes it a great item on heroes whose passive abilities rely on attack speed to be effective, similar to how Ursa's Fury Swipes icon.png Fury Swipes relies on the attack speed of Overpower.
  • The attack speed from the passive proc lasts until a second attack is done. This makes it possible to "store" the massive attack speed bonus for a planned strike on an enemy. One just has to attack a creep to proc the passive ability and immediately cancel the second attack. The stored attack speed can come very handy when ganking enemies which have strong attack speed slows like Enchantress Enchantress with her Untouchable icon.png Untouchable or Phoenix Phoenix's Fire Spirits icon.png Fire Spirits.


  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Echo Sabre's passive ability, Echo Strike, did not have an official name. The name was taken from the Dota 2 Wiki and officially implemented into Dota 2.