Guardian Greaves

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Guardian Greaves
Guardian Greaves icon.png
One of many holy instruments constructed to honor the Omniscience.
5350 (1700)
Bought From
Active Mend
Passive Guardian Aura
Bonus +5 Strength
+5 Agility
+5 Intelligence
+5 Armor
+250 Mana
+55 Movement speed
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
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Mekansm (2350)
Arcane Boots (1300)
Recipe (1700)

The Guardian Greaves are an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop or the Side Lane Shop to be completed.

Additional information[edit]


No Target
Restores 250 health and 160 mana to nearby allies, and removes most negative effects from the caster.
Radius: 900
Health Restored: 250
Mana Restored: 160
Heal Stack Limit Duration: 38
Cooldown symbol.png 40
Buff Item Mekansm Noheal: Undispellable.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Applies a basic dispel on the user upon cast, removing many debuffs.
  • Does not heal units that have been affected by Mend in the last 38 seconds, or by Mekansm icon.png Mekansm's Restore in the last 25 seconds.
    • Still restores mana on units that have been affected by Mend or Restore in that time.
    • A status buff icon on affected units shows how much time is left for it to be able to get affected again.
    • When the user has an Octarine Core icon.png Octarine Core, the duration is 28 seconds, instead of 38.
  • Meepo Meepo clones cannot cast Mend.

Guardian Aura
Partially usable by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Provides nearby allies with 3.5 health regeneration and 2 bonus armor. If an allied hero's health falls below 20%, they receive 12 health regeneration and 15 armor.
Radius: 900
Health Regeneration Bonus: 3.5
Armor Bonus: 2
Boost Health Threshold: 20%
Boosted Health Regeneration Bonus: 12
Boosted Armor Bonus: 15
Partially usable by illusions. Illusions bestow the aura, but do not benefit from the armor bonus.
Buff Item Guardian Greaves Aura: Undispellable.


  • Bonuses stack with all other sources of health regeneration and armor, except with Guardian Aura from multiple Guardian Greaves.
  • Regenerates up to 210 (720 when boosted) health in one minute.
  • The boost only affects heroes (including illusions). Non-hero units only benefit from the base values.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Omniknight icon.png
  • Omniknight's high armor stacks well with Guardian Greaves' armor bonus.
  • Purification icon.png Purification can be used with Guardian Greaves for burst healing.
Necrophos icon.png
  • Necrophos is not dependent on items to deal damage, and Death Pulse icon.png Death Pulse works well with Guardian Greaves to heal his team in bursts.
Underlord icon.png
  • Underlord's high health means he can be in the center of fights, where Guardian Greaves' aura and heal reach the most heroes.
Undying icon.png
  • Combined with the durability from Flesh Golem icon.png Flesh Golem, Guardian Greaves' regeneration and armor makes Undying's team much more resilient.
Jakiro icon.png
  • Jakiro is not dependent on items to be effective, and therefore picks up Guardian Greaves makes up for his vulnerability.
Dark Seer icon.png
Dark Seer
  • Dark Seer does not need offensive items, and his very high base armor stacks well with Guardian Greaves.
  • Dark Seer's speed through Surge icon.png Surge allows him to cover and use Guardian Greaves on his allies more easily.
Dazzle icon.png
  • Guardian Greaves' armor aura works well with the extra armor from Weave icon.png Weave.
  • Shallow Grave icon.png Shallow Grave gives Dazzle the time to greatly restore a dying ally's health with Guardian Greaves.
Bounty Hunter icon.png
Bounty Hunter
  • A support Bounty Hunter benefits from Guardian Greaves' extra armor and health regeneration, and gives Bounty Hunter another function in teamfights besides debuffing enemies with Track icon.png Track.
  • Mend can also dispel hazardous debuffs such as Dust of Appearance icon.png Dust of Appearance.
Tidehunter icon.png
  • After getting his Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger, Tidehunter's toughness through Kraken Shell icon.png Kraken Shell stacks well with Guardian Greaves' bonuses.
  • With a Refresher Orb icon.png Refresher Orb, Tidehunter can use Guardian Greaves twice, giving him the mana to use Ravage icon.png Ravage twice as well.
Io icon.png
  • Guardian Greaves' restoration is doubled through Tether icon.png Tether, although Io may not always be able to afford it.


  • Meepo Meepo clones with Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter upgrade get double stats and armor from the item, which can offer high survivability against physical damage.
  • Tinker Tinker's Rearm icon.png Rearm can refresh Greaves as well, offering high mana return for Tinker himself and the heal for heroes that are not having the Mend buff.
  • Because the boosted armor is only granted when the HP are under 20 percent an Heart of Tarrasque is an excellent pick combined with it.