Medallion of Courage

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Medallion of Courage
Medallion of Courage icon.png
The bearer has no fear of combat.
Bought From
Active Valor
Bonus +7 Armor
+0.5 Mana regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Solar Crest (2625)
UsedIn1.pngMedallion of Courage (1175)Components3.png
Chainmail (550)
Sage's Mask (325)
Blight Stone (300)

The Medallion of Courage is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support.

Additional information[edit]

  • Medallion of Courage does not inherit the passive armor reduction from Blight Stone icon.png Blight Stone.


Target Unit
Enemies / Allies
If cast on an ally, grants them the 7 armor, and removing it from the caster.

If cast on an enemy, reduces 7 armor on both the enemy and the caster.

Cannot target magic immune enemies.
Cast Range: 1000
Self Armor Reduction: 7
Enemy Armor Reduction: 7
Ally Armor Bonus: 7
Duration: 7
Cooldown symbol.png 7
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Cannot be cast on spell immune enemies.
Buff Item Medallion Of Courage Armor Addition: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff Item Medallion Of Courage Armor Reduction: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Cannot be cast on self.
  • The debuff on self and the buff on allies/debuff on enemies are independent from each other. Dispelling one does not dispel the other.
  • A unit can be affected by the buff and the debuff at the same time, but not by multiple buffs or debuffs from it.
    • This means when two opposing heroes cast it on each other, the debuffs refresh each other.
    • When two allied heroes cast it on each other, both receive the buff and the debuff which are independent from each other.
    • However, the buff and the debuff fully stack with those applied by Solar Crest.

Recommended heroes[edit]

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Vengeful Spirit
  • Medallion of Courage's armor reduction stacks with Wave of Terror icon.png Wave of Terror and works with Vengeance Aura icon.png Vengeance Aura, allowing Vengeful Spirit's team to focus down single targets very quickly.
    • This tactic is especially effective against Roshan icon.png Roshan.
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  • Medallion of Courage's armor reduction stacks with the armor reduction from Weave icon.png Weave.
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  • Gravekeeper's Cloak icon.png Gravekeeper's Cloak keeps Visage protected while using Medallion of Courage.
  • Visage's position in the backline while he controls his Visage Familiar icon.png Familiars keeps him safe during Medallion of Courage's debuff.
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Bounty Hunter
  • Bounty Hunter can use Medallion of Courage right before getting a hit with Jinada icon.png Jinada, then retreat with Shadow Walk icon.png Shadow Walk, while his team finishes off his target.
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  • Walrus Punch icon.png Walrus PUNCH! hits extremely hard when armor is reduced by Medallion of Courage.
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  • Medallion of Courage's armor reduction stacks with the armor reduction from Corrosive Haze icon.png Corrosive Haze.


  • Medallion of Courage is a common item on ganking heroes, as it provides additional physical damage through armor reduction, and grants some mana regeneration which helps regaining some mana between ganks.
  • The armor reduction of the ability is a great tool to speed up killing Roshan icon.png Roshan, especially early on.