Glimmer Cape

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Glimmer Cape
Glimmer Cape icon.png
The stolen cape of a master illusionist.
1950 (450)
Bought From
Active Glimmer
Bonus [?] +15% Magic Resistance
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Glimmer Cape (1950)Components3.png
Shadow Amulet (1000)
Cloak (500)
Recipe (450)

The Glimmer Cape is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Magical.

Additional information[edit]

  • The magic resistance stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
  • Increases most heroes' total magic resistance to 36.25%, assuming basic 25% magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.


After a 0.6 second delay, grants invisibility and 45% magic resistance to you or a target allied unit for 5 seconds.

Can be cast while channelling.
Default Cast Range: 550
Buffer Cast Range: 800
Fade Time: 0.6
Magic Resistance Bonus: 45%
Duration: 5
Cooldown: 14
Mana: 90
Buff modifier_item_glimmer_cape_fade: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff modifier_invisible: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Does not interrupt the user's channeling spells upon cast, neither when cast on self, nor when cast on allies.
  • If the target is more than 800 range away, the caster moves to the target until it is within 550 range before casting.
    • If a cast order is given on a target which is within 800 range already, the caster does not need to move closer and casts it right away.
  • When casting on allies, the user does not have to face the targeted ally to cast it. Does not interrupt the target's channeling spells.
  • Places a buff on an allied hero. As long as this buff stays on it, the hero keeps on turning invisible.
  • The fade time is reset and invisibility is lost upon reaching the cast point of spells or items or upon performing an attack.
  • While invisible, the unit can pick up or drop items without having to go through the fade time again.
  • While invisible, the unit is phased, meaning other units can walk through it without getting blocked.
  • The magic resistance is only applied when fully invisible. It is not applied during the fade time.
  • Increases most heroes' total magic resistance to 58.75%, assuming basic 25% magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.
    • Together with the passive, this is further increased to 64.94% for most heroes.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Strength: Sand King minimap icon.png Sand King, Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon, Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter.

Agility: Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit.

Intelligence: Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden, Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern, Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor, Lich minimap icon.png Lich.


  • Assuming no sources of magic resistance other than the wearer's Glimmer Cape itself and base magic resistance, the Glimmer active ability reduces the amount of magic damage taken to 35.06% if used on the wearer and 41.25% if used on an ally.
  • You can use the glimmer cape while teleporting away. This helps the wearer against disables which will interrupt the channeling.