Hood of Defiance

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Hood of Defiance
Hood of Defiance icon.png
A furred, magic resistant headpiece that is feared by wizards.
Bought From
Active Barrier
Bonus +6.5 Health regeneration
+25% Magic resistance
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Pipe of Insight (3150)
UsedIn1.pngHood of Defiance (1700)Components3.png
Ring of Health (850)
Cloak (550)
Ring of Regen (300)

The Hood of Defiance is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armor.

Additional information[edit]

  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
  • Increases most heroes' total magic resistance to 43.75%, assuming basic 25% magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.
  • Increases Visage Visage's total magic resistance to 32.5%, assuming his basic magic resistance and no other sources of magic resistance.


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Creates a spell shield that absorbs up to 325 magical damage. Lasts 12 seconds.
Magical Damage Absorbed: 325
Duration: 12
Cooldown symbol.png 60
Mana symbol.png 75
Buff Item Hood Of Defiance Barrier: Undispellable.


  • Interrupts the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • Recasting Barrier refreshes the buff and resets the barrier's absorb capacity.
  • Does not stack with other magical damage barriers.
    • If multiple sources of barriers are active on a unit, all of them lose capacity from the same absorbed damage instance.
  • Only blocks magical damage, coming from spells and attacks. Does not block any physical or pure damage.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Core: Pudge Pudge, Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner

Situational: Every hero that has Pipe of Insight as default situational item.


  • This item can be purchased by a nuker against enemies carrying a Blade Mail icon.png Blade Mail.
  • The Barrier can be used to keep your Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger active. It is useful for an initiator against an ennemy team with a radiance or to escape if caught in a gank.


  • Prior to the July 14, 2017 Patch, Hood of Defiance's active ability, Barrier, did not have an official name. The name was taken from the Dota 2 Wiki and officially implemented into Dota 2.