Helm of the Dominator

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Helm of the Dominator
Helm of the Dominator icon.png
The powerful headpiece of a dead necromancer.
2175 (300)
Bought From
Active Dominate
Passive Dominator Aura
Bonus +7 Strength
+7 Agility
+7 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Helm of the Dominator (2175)Components4.png
Broadsword (1000)
Headdress (425)
Crown (450)
Recipe (300)

The Helm of the Dominator is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Accessories.

Additional information[edit]


Enemy Units
Takes control of one neutral, non-ancient target unit and sets its movement speed to 425 and max health to a minimum of 1500.

Dominated units with a max health of greater than 1500 retain their original max health. Dominated unit's bounty is set to 200 gold.
Cast Range: 700
Max Units: 1
Minimum Base Health: 1500
Set Movement Speed: 425
Set Gold Bounty: 200
Cooldown: 60
Pierces spell immunity. Can dominate spell immune units.
Buff Dominated: Undispellable.
Buff Item Helm Of The Dominator Bonushealth: Undispellable.


  • 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.
  • Does not restore the creep's mana.

Dominator Aura
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Increases nearby allied hero and player units base damage by 20% and health regen by 4.25. Has a 50% bigger effect on player units.
Radius: 1200
Attack Damage Bonus: 20%
Health Regeneration Bonus: 4.25
Non-Hero Aura Bonus: 50%
Aura Linger Duration: 0.5
Buff Helm Of The Dominator Aura: Undispellable.


  • Non-hero units owned by a player gain 30% attack damage and 6.38 health regen. Treats creep-heroes as creeps.
  • Considers base damage and primary attribute of affected units for the attack damage bonus.
    • Bonus damage from other sources is not further increased.
  • Can regenerate up to 255 health in one minute for heroes and non-player units.
    • Can regenerate up to 382.8 non-hero units controlled by players.
  • Multiple instances of Dominator Aura do not stack.
  • The aura's buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Chen icon.png
  • Helm gives one more creep to Chen and health regen, that is very important for early game pushes.
Lycan icon.png
  • Feral Impulse buffs any dominated creep by Lycan and he can make use of Dominator Aura as well as the extra unit to push effectively.
Drow Ranger icon.png


  • 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.