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Ethereal Blade

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Ethereal Blade
Ethereal Blade icon.png
A flickering blade of a ghastly nature, it is capable of dealing damage in both magical and physical planes.
Bought From
Active Ether Blast
Bonus +10 Strength
+40 Agility
+10 Intelligence
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No
Ethereal Blade (4700)Components2.png
Eaglesong (3200)
Ghost Scepter (1500)

The Ethereal Blade is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional information[edit]


Ether Blast
Target Unit
Allies / Enemies
Converts the target unit to ethereal form, rendering them immune to physical damage, but unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage. Lasts for 4 seconds on allies and 3 seconds on enemies.

Enemy targets are also slowed by 80%, and take 2x your primary attribute + 75 as magical damage.
Cast Range: 800
Base Damage: 75
Primary Attribute as Damage: 200%
Enemy Move Speed Slow: 80%
Magic Resistance Reduction: 40%
Ally/Self Duration: 4
Enemy Duration: 3
Cooldown symbol.png 20
Mana symbol.png 100
Does not pierce spell immunity. All effects persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Blocked by Linken's Sphere. Blocked upon impact.
Buff or Debuff, based on the target's alliance Item Ethereal Blade Ethereal: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff Item Ethereal Blade Slow: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Double clicking the item casts it on self.
  • The projectile travels at a speed of 1200 and can be disjointed.
  • Damage and slow is only applied when targeting an enemy unit.
  • Applies the ethereal effect before dealing its own damage, effectively increasing the damage.
  • Reduces most heroes' total magic resistance to -5%, assuming basic 25% magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.
  • Reduces Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo's and Visage minimap icon.png Visage's total magic resistance to 9% and -26% respectively, assuming their basic magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Heroes whose default item build includes Ethereal Blade as a situational item

Agility: Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png Nyx Assassin, Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling, Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter, Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter.

Intelligence: Skywrath Mage minimap icon.png Skywrath Mage, Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos.

Recommend: Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden, Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana, Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo, Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker, Lion minimap icon.png Lion.


  • Ethereal Blade can be used in combination with Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon for massive amounts of burst damage.