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Stout Shield

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Item
 
 
Stout Shield
B
Stout Shield icon.png
One man's wine barrel bottom is another man's shield.
Cost
200
Bought From
Armaments
Passive Damage Block
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Vanguard (2150)
UsedIn1.pngStout Shield (200)

The Stout Shield is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Armaments.

Ability[edit]

Damage Block
Can be used by illusions. Pierces spell immunity.
Ability
Passive
Affects
Self
Grants a 50% chance to block 20 damage from incoming attacks on melee heroes, and 9 damage on ranged.
Proc Chance: 50%
Blocked Damage (Melee): 20
Blocked Damage (Ranged): 9

Notes:


Recommended heroes[edit]

Axe icon.png

Axe

  • Axe's high natural health regeneration combined with Stout Shield makes him much tougher in lane, especially after picking up another health regeneration item.
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Spirit Breaker

  • Stout Shield's damage block keeps Spirit Breaker alive when charging into enemy lines, where he often takes damage from multiple sources.
Timbersaw icon.png

Timbersaw

  • Reactive Armor still triggers after Stout Shield's damage block, making Timbersaw extremely resilient in lane.
Ursa icon.png

Ursa

  • Ursa generally needs a Stout Shield to jungle effectively.

Others[edit]

Tips[edit]

  • Useful for tanking creep attacks as a melee hero, and more effective than a Ring of Protection icon.png Ring of Protection against enemy physical attacks in the early game.

Trivia[edit]

  • In The Lab, a VR game by Valve, there are some Bendie soldiers who wield Stout Shields in the minigame Longshot, along with other Dota 2 weapons like Axe's war axe, Huskar's spear and Legion Commander's sword.

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