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 (3000)
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]


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 4 seconds on enemies.

Enemy targets are also slowed by 80%, and take 1.5x your primary attribute + 125 as magical damage.
Cast Range: 800
Base Damage: 125
Primary Attribute as Damage: 150%
Enemy Move Speed Slow: 80%
Magic Resistance Reduction: 40%
Duration: 4
Cooldown: 20
Mana: 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 modifier_item_ethereal_blade_ethereal: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff modifier_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 25% 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, Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter, Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana, Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo, Arc Warden minimap icon.png Arc Warden.

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

Heroes that can deal heavy damage in using Ethereal Blade because of attribute

Strength: Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge, Tiny minimap icon.png Tiny

Agility: Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling, Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend. Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger.

Intelligence: Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer


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