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Iron Branch

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Item
 
 
Iron Branch
B
Iron Branch icon.png
A seemingly ordinary branch, its ironlike qualities are bestowed upon the bearer.
Cost
50
Bought From
Attributes
Active Plant Tree
Charges 1
Bonus [?] +1 Strength
+1 Agility
+1 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Magic Wand (450)
UsedIn1.pngIron Branch (50)

The Iron Branch is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Attributes.

Additional information[edit]

Ability[edit]

Plant Tree
Targets the ground to plant a happy little tree that lasts for 20 seconds.
Cast Range: 400
Duration: 20
Cooldown: 0

Notes:

  • The Iron Branch is consumed in the process.
  • Cannot be placed inside the fountain area (including a small area in front of the ramp), or in Roshan icon.png Roshan's pit.
  • Creates a regular tree at the target point. This tree is smaller than the other trees on the map and has a smaller collision size.
  • This means it blocks vision and is treated like any other tree by all abilities which interact with trees.
  • Tango icon.png Tango heals for twice as long when targeting an Iron Branch tree, using the ward duration instead of the tree duration.
  • The particles around the tree are visible to everyone, making it clear that it is a planted tree.


Tips[edit]

  • The item is used early game for a cheap boost of attributes and it is then made into a Magic Wand or sold.
  • Due to how efficient the Iron Branch is gold-wise, it is a good idea, if you have spare inventory slots, to buy as many as you can. If you cannot micro the courier effectively, it is a good idea to leave one space for another item that you will get in the future.
  • Plant an Iron Branch to create a tree that traps or blocks enemy movement.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the original DotA, Iron Branch's full name was "Ironwood Branch".
  • The happy little trees in the active ability description is a reference to Bob Ross, a popular painter who often used the phrase on his television program, The Joy of Painting.
  • The planted tree uses the same model as the Sprout trees and is surrounded by the same effects as a tree enchanted with Eyes In The Forest.
  • Typing in 'GG' into the shop search bar will bring up the Iron Branch, in reference to their fan name of "GG Branches" due to Dota 1 giving them the description of "Buying one of these will ensure a good game".

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