Iron Talon

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Iron Talon
Iron Talon icon.png
A simple but effective weapon devised to quell a great Hellbear uprising.
500 (125)
Bought From
Active Chop
Passive Quell
Bonus +2 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Iron Talon (500)Components3.png
Quelling Blade (200)
Ring of Protection (175)
Recipe (125)

The Iron Talon was an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support.


Enemy Units / Trees
Targets a non-player enemy unit to remove 40% of its current HP.

If cast on a tree or ward, instantly destroys it.
Cast Range (Tree/Unit): 350
Cast Range (Ward): 450
Current Health as Damage: 40%
Cooldown: 20 / 4


  • When targeting a unit, it deals damage based on the target's current health.
    • Cannot target any player-controlled units or ancient creeps.
    • Uses the shorter cast range and long cooldown when targeting units.
    • The sound only plays when targeting units.
  • When targeting a tree or ward, it instantly destroys it.
    • Targeting a tree puts the item on a 4 second cooldown, instead of 20 seconds.
    • Can target any tree, including Sprout trees.
    • Can also target Observer Ward icon.png Observer Wards, Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Wards and Techies minimap icon.png Techies' Stasis Traps and Remote Mines.
    • Uses the shorter cast range for trees and longer cast range for wards, and the short cooldown for both.

Cannot be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Enemy Units
Increases attack damage against non-hero units by 24 for melee heroes, and 7 for ranged.
Attack Damage Bonus (Melee): 24
Attack Damage Bonus (Ranged): 7


  • The bonus damage does not apply when attacking friendly units (i.e. denying own creeps).
  • When the owner's attack type changes to ranged or melee, the attack damage bonus adapts immediately.
  • Quell fully works with crits, cleaves and lifesteal. When having cleave, attacking a creep cleaves the increased damage in the area.
    • However, if the unit has Tidebringer, the attack which procs it is not increased by Quell.
    • When Tidebringer is on cooldown, the attack will be increased by Quell.
  • Elder Dragon Form's splash also splashes the increased damage when attacking a creep.
  • The damage Moon Glaives bounces are not increased, since they are based on the attacker's attack damage value.
  • Psi Blades will spread the increased damage when attacking a creep.

Recommended heroes[edit]


  • Use the active in the jungle against the creep with the most current HP in the middle and hard camp.
    • You can use the active to secure your last hit, it is useful if your tower is hitting enemy creep and you are missing damage to get the last hit.
  • It is good on a ranged jungler for the active.


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