Silver Edge

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Silver Edge
Silver Edge icon.png
Once used to slay an unjust king, only to have the kingdom erupt into civil war in the aftermath.
5550 (600)
Bought From
Active Shadow Walk
Bonus +15 Strength
+15 Agility
+15 Intelligence
+30 Attack speed
+45 Attack damage
Disassemble? Yes
Alert allies? No
Silver Edge (5550)Components3.png
Shadow Blade (2800)
Ultimate Orb (2150)
Recipe (600)

The Silver Edge is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Weapons. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Additional information[edit]


No Target
Self / Enemies
Makes you invisible for 14 seconds, or until you attack or cast a spell. While invisible, you move 25% faster and can move through units.

Attacking to end the invisibility will deal 175 bonus physical damage to the target, and for 4 seconds, disable their passive abilities and reduce all healing and regen on them by 50%.
Fade Time: 0.3
Damage: 175
Move Speed Bonus: 25%
Heal and Health Regen Reduction: 50%
Invisibility Duration: 14
Break Duration: 4
Cooldown: 22
Mana: 75
Partially pierces spell immunity. Applies damage on spell immune enemies. Does not apply debuff on spell immune enemies.
Buff Item Silver Edge Windwalk: Undispellable.
Debuff Silver Edge Debuff: Undispellable.


  • The attack out of Silver Edge's Shadow Walk cannot miss.
  • Does not interrupt the user's channeling spells upon cast.
  • The bonus damage is dealt in one instance together with the attack damage, and counts as attack damage as well.
    • It can be lifestealed off of, and is considered by cleave, but not by crit.
    • It is not affected by percentage-based attack damage bonuses or reductions, but can be reduced with flat reductions.
  • The bonus damage is not applied when attacking wards and buildings out of the invisibility.
  • Applies a break on the target when attacking from invisibility, disabling passive abilities.
  • Places the debuff before the attack damage is applied, but still relies on the attack (or projectile) to hit.
  • The invisibility is lost upon reaching the cast point of spells, or upon finishing an attack (for ranged heroes upon projectile launch).
  • Unlike Shadow Blade, Silver Edge does not apply the damage if an attack hits during the fade time.
  • Allows the user to pass through other units, including wards, but not through buildings.
  • The user can pick up and drop items without breaking the invisibility.

Recommended heroes[edit]

Heroes whose default item build includes Silver Edge as a situational item

Strength: Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist, Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight, Kunkka minimap icon.png Kunkka, Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer, Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker, Legion Commander minimap icon.png Legion Commander, Sven minimap icon.png Sven.

Agility: Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper, Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger, Slark minimap icon.png Slark.

Intelligence: Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet.


  • Be aware that the Break mechanic has no effect on your opponents' items. If they have a Daedalus icon.png Daedalus or Butterfly icon.png Butterfly, for example, they will still receive the full benefits of these items.
  • Consider purchasing this item if the enemy has troubling passives such as Blur, Berserker's Blood, Fury Swipes, Bristleback, Untouchable, and Dispersion.
  • Remember that abilities using stacks (such as Reactive Armor, Necromastery and Fury Swipes) are only prevented from gaining or placing new stacks. If the target already has existing stacks (on themselves or on their target), their passive can still function until the stacks expire (such as Reactive Armor's regeneration/armor and Fury Swipes' additional damage).
  • Combined with Bloodthorn icon.png Bloodthorn and Nullifier icon.png Nullifier, one may completely shut down an enemy. Even if they have Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere off cooldown, that means they're still cut off from their passive abilities, and either their active abilities or items, depending on which effect was applied.