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Octarine Core

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Octarine Core
Octarine Core icon.png
At the core of spellcraft are spectrums only the very gifted can sense.
5000 (900)
Bought From
Passive [?] Cooldown Reduction, Spell Lifesteal
Bonus [?] +425 Health
+425 Mana
+10% Magic resistance
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No
Octarine Core (5000)Components3.png
Voodoo Mask (900)
Soul Booster (3200)
Recipe (900)

The Octarine Core is an item listed at the Main Shop, under Magical.

Additional information[edit]


Cooldown Reduction
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Reduces the cooldown time of all spells and items by 25%.
Cooldown Reduction: 25%


Spell Lifesteal
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
25% of spell damage dealt to enemy heroes is returned to the caster as health, regardless of spell damage type.

Lifesteal reduced to 5% against creeps.
Hero Spell Lifesteal: 25%
Creep Spell Lifesteal: 5%


  • Heals from any spell damage the owner deals (with a few exceptions) against enemy or allied units.
  • Heals from all three damage types and from many instantly killing effects.
  • In order for it to heal, the damage source must be the owner. Damage done by its summons (including wards) does not heal.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Heroes whose default item build includes Octarine Core as a core or a situational item

Strength: Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist, Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback,Doom minimap icon.png Doom, Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker, Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw .

Agility: Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer, Naga Siren minimap icon.png Naga Siren, Razor minimap icon.png Razor.

Intelligence: Invoker minimap icon.png Invoker, Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac, Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer, Death Prophet minimap icon.png Death Prophet, Lina minimap icon.png Lina, Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain, Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus.


  • If you ever find yourself with a tanky hero with Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance and don't know what else to build, don't hesitate to get Octarine Core, since it greatly boosts your health.


  • Octarine Core's name is a homage to the comic fantasy book series Discworld, paying tribute to the writer Terry Pratchett, who died about a month prior to the item's release.
    • In the series, Octarine is a fictional color, which is described as "resembling a flourescent greenish-yellow purple". The color can only be seen by wizards and by cats, which is also referenced by Octarine Core's item lore.
  • The components of Octarine Core before 7.27 are the same as the components of the pre-6.60 Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter.