Helm of the Dominator

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Helm of the Dominator
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Helm of the Dominator icon.png
Helm of the Dominator 2 icon.png
The powerful headpiece of a dead necromancer.
2350 (975)
Bought From
Active Dominate
Bonus [?] +6/20 Strength
+6/20 Agility
+6/20 Intelligence
+6/8 Health Regeneration
+6/8 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Helm of the Dominator 2 (6000)
UsedIn1.pngHelm of the Dominator (2350)Components3.png
Helm of Iron Will (925)
Crown (450)
Recipe (975)

The Helm of the Dominator is an upgradable item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Accessories. However, its upgrade can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional information[edit]


Enemy Units
Takes control of one neutral target unit and sets its movement speed to 425 and max health to a minimum of 1000/1800. Also provides the unit with +25 base attack damage, +12 health regen, +4 mana regen and +4 armor.

Dominated units with a max health of greater than 1000/1800 retain their original max health. Dominated unit's bounty is set to 200 gold.
Cast Range: 700
Max Units: 1
Minimum Base Health: 1000/1800
Set Movement Speed: 425
Set Gold Bounty: 200
Base Attack Damage Bonus: 25
Health Regen Bonus: 12
Mana Regen Bonus: 4
Armor Bonus: 4
Cooldown: 45
Pierces spell immunity. Can dominate spell immune units.
Buff modifier_dominated: Dispellable with death only.
Buff modifier_item_helm_of_the_dominator_bonushealth: Dispellable with death only.


  • Applies a basic dispel on the target which removes buffs and debuffs.
  • Dominating a creep while already having one dominated causes the previous dominated creep to die.
  • The number of max allowed units is bound to the player. Buying a new Helm of the Dominator does not allow dominating an additional unit.
    • This also goes for the Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double's copied Helm of the Dominator.
    • When an enemy steals the dominated creep (e.g. Enchant), dominating a new creep does not cause the previous one to die.
    • When the item gets sold or destroyed, the dominated creep dies.
    • The death is not credited to anyone so that no one gets experience from it.
  • Sets the target's movement speed to 425, regardless of its default movement speed.
  • Sets the target's gold bounty to 200, regardless of its default bounty.
    • The target's default gold bounty is not granted upon killing it, only the set value is. Its experience bounty is unchanged.
  • When the unit's maximum health is below the minimum health threshold, its maximum and current health are increased by the difference.
    • This current health increase does not count as a heal. The unit has its health set to a value.
  • The attack damage bonus is added directly to the unit's base attack damage. It is not added as a raw attack damage bonus.
  • Does not restore the creep's mana.

Recommended heroes[edit]

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  • Helm gives one more creep to Chen and health regen, that is very important for early game pushes.
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  • Feral Impulse buffs any dominated creep by Lycan and he can make use of the extra unit to push effectively.
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  • Death Pact can be cast on the dominated unit granting a huge amount of attack damage.


  • Dominated creeps can be used to remotely stack an ancient camp. Some creeps have abilities that are very useful, such as Dark Troll Summoner icon.png Dark Troll Summoner and Ogre Frostmage icon.png Ogre Frostmage.
  • You can dominate the Alpha Wolf icon.png Alpha Wolf for the helpful damage aura and have it follow your carry.
  • A dominated creep can be used as a scout that can be placed inside Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit. Just be sure not to place it too close to Roshan, so he does not attack it.
  • Dominate always sets the creep's base movement speed to 425. The only units which have more than 425 movement speed are Lycan Wolf icon.png Lycan Wolves at level 3 or higher. This means dominating one of them actually reduces their base speed down to 425. Besides these, all other dominatable creeps have lower movement speed than 425.