Iron Branch

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Iron Branch
Iron Branch icon.png
A seemingly ordinary branch, its ironlike qualities are bestowed upon the bearer.
Bought From
Active Plant Tree
Charges 1
Bonus +1 Strength
+1 Agility
+1 Intelligence
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Magic Wand (450)
Buckler (500)
Ring of Basilius (450)
Headdress (450)
Ironwood Tree
UsedIn5.pngIron Branch (50)

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

Additional information[edit]


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


  • 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.


  • The item is used early game for a cheap boost of attributes and it is then made into a Magic Wand or a Mekansm, 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.


  • 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".