Glimmer Cape

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Glimmer Cape
Glimmer Cape icon.png
The stolen cape of a master illusionist.
Bought From
Active Glimmer
Bonus +20 Attack speed
+15% Magic resistance
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Glimmer Cape (1950)Components2.png
Shadow Amulet (1400)
Cloak (550)

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: 1050
Fade Time: 0.6
Magic Resistance Bonus: 45%
Duration: 5
Cooldown: 14
Mana: 90
Buff Item Glimmer Cape Fade: Dispellable with any dispel.
Buff 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 1050 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 1050 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 64.9375% for most heroes.
  • When a dispell gets launched and Glimmer Cape gets used during travel time, Glimmer Cape does not get dispelled

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.