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
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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
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.
Can be disjointed. Can be disjointed by enemies and allies.
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 1275.
  • Damage and slow is only applied when targeting an enemy unit.
  • Checks the caster's primary attribute upon projectile hit.
  • The blast first applies the ethereal debuff, then the damage, then the slow debuff.
    • This means it effectively amplifies its own damage.
  • Reduces most heroes' total magic resistance to -5%, assuming basic 0.25 magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.
  • Reduces Visage Visage's total magic resistance to -26%, assuming his 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 Nyx Assassin, Morphling Morphling, Gyrocopter Gyrocopter, Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter.

Intelligence: Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage, Necrophos Necrophos.

Recommend: Arc Warden Arc Warden, Mirana Mirana, Meepo Meepo, Tinker Tinker, Lion Lion.


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


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