Strength

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Strength Strength attribute symbol.png is the attribute that grants health and health regen amplification, and additionally status resistance and attack damage to strength heroes.

Bonuses[edit]

For each point of strength, a hero gains the following bonuses:

Additionally, strength heroes also get the following bonuses per point:

The health bonus is only applied to the maximum health pool. The hero's current health is not increased, but keeps the current health percentage. To gain 5% health regen amplification, 7 strength points are required. For strength heroes, to gain 1% status resistance, 7 strength points are required. Status resistance from strength points gets summed up and is treated as one instance and stacks multiplicatively with other status resistance sources. Strength heroes can reach 100% status resistance with 667 strength.

Strength heroes[edit]

Strength heroes tend to have more health and health regeneration than other heroes, making them more resilient to both physical attacks and spells. Strength heroes have a great variety in their roles, including that of carry, ganker, and support, but almost all of them have some form of strong initiation and are supposed to act as tanks to some degree. In addition, heroes with a large amount of strength may greatly increase the damage needed to bring a team down. With a few exception, most strength heroes are melee. Whilst intelligence heroes typically sport a strong early game, and Agility heroes excel in the late game, Strength heroes are often able to strike a balance between the two and remain relevant at all points of the game.

There are 37 strength heroes in Dota 2.

Below is a table of all heroes with strength as their primary attribute. The growth columns indicate by how much the base values increases for each level of the hero.

Hero Base Strength Strength Growth Base Agility Agility Growth Base Intelligence Intelligence Growth
Abaddon icon.png Abaddon 23 2.6 17 1.5 21 2
Alchemist icon.png Alchemist 25 2.1 16 1.2 25 1.8
Axe icon.png Axe 25 2.8 20 2.2 18 1.6
Beastmaster icon.png Beastmaster 23 2.5 18 1.6 16 1.9
Brewmaster icon.png Brewmaster 23 3.2 22 1.95 14 1.25
Bristleback icon.png Bristleback 22 2.2 17 1.8 14 2.8
Centaur Warrunner icon.png Centaur Warrunner 23 4.3 15 1 15 1.6
Chaos Knight icon.png Chaos Knight 22 3.2 14 2.1 16 1.2
Clockwerk icon.png Clockwerk 26 3.2 13 2.3 17 1.3
Doom icon.png Doom 26 3.5 11 0.9 13 2.1
Dragon Knight icon.png Dragon Knight 19 3.1 19 2.2 15 1.7
Earth Spirit icon.png Earth Spirit 21 3.2 17 1.5 18 2.1
Earthshaker icon.png Earthshaker 22 3.2 12 1.4 16 1.8
Elder Titan icon.png Elder Titan 24 2.6 14 1.8 23 1.6
Huskar icon.png Huskar 21 2.7 15 1.4 18 1.5
Io icon.png Io 17 2.2 14 1.6 23 1.7
Kunkka icon.png Kunkka 24 3.3 14 1.3 18 1.5
Legion Commander icon.png Legion Commander 26 2.9 18 1.7 20 2.2
Lifestealer icon.png Lifestealer 25 3.1 18 1.9 15 1.75
Lycan icon.png Lycan 25 3.3 16 1 17 1.55
Magnus icon.png Magnus 21 3.2 15 2.5 19 1.65
Night Stalker icon.png Night Stalker 23 3.1 18 2.25 13 1.6
Omniknight icon.png Omniknight 22 3.1 15 1.75 15 1.8
Phoenix icon.png Phoenix 19 3.2 12 1.3 18 1.8
Pudge icon.png Pudge 25 3.5 14 1.5 14 1.5
Sand King icon.png Sand King 22 2.9 19 2.1 16 1.8
Slardar icon.png Slardar 21 3.1 17 2.4 15 1.5
Spirit Breaker icon.png Spirit Breaker 29 2.7 17 1.7 14 1.8
Sven icon.png Sven 23 3 21 2 16 1.3
Tidehunter icon.png Tidehunter 22 3.3 15 1.5 16 1.7
Timbersaw icon.png Timbersaw 21 2.1 16 1.3 21 2.4
Tiny icon.png Tiny 30 3.3 0 0 17 1.6
Treant Protector icon.png Treant Protector 25 3.6 15 2 17 1.8
Tusk icon.png Tusk 23 3 23 2.1 18 1.7
Underlord icon.png Underlord 25 2.9 12 1.3 17 2.6
Undying icon.png Undying 22 2.4 10 0.8 27 2.8
Wraith King icon.png Wraith King 22 2.8 18 1.7 18 1.6

Strength items[edit]

These items grant heroes a passive strength bonus by having them merely equipped.

Bonus strength
Item Value Item cost Cost per value point
Abyssal Blade icon.png Abyssal Blade 10 6400 640
Aghanim's Scepter icon.png Aghanim's Scepter 10 4200 420
Belt of Strength icon.png Belt of Strength 6 450 75
Black King Bar icon.png Black King Bar 10 3975 397.5
Bracer icon.png Bracer 7 465 66.43
Buckler icon.png Buckler 2 800 400
Circlet icon.png Circlet 2 165 82.5
Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard 2 3550 1775
Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon 1 3 2715 905
Dagon 2 icon.png Dagon 2 3 3965 1321.67
Dagon 3 icon.png Dagon 3 3 5215 1738.33
Dagon 4 icon.png Dagon 4 3 6465 2155
Dagon 5 icon.png Dagon 5 3 7715 2571.67
Dragon Lance icon.png Dragon Lance 12 1900 158.33
Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance 7 1615 230.71
Echo Sabre icon.png Echo Sabre 10 2650 265
Ethereal Blade icon.png Ethereal Blade 10 4700 470
Eye of Skadi icon.png Eye of Skadi 25 5500 220
Gauntlets of Strength icon.png Gauntlets of Strength 3 135 45
Ghost Scepter icon.png Ghost Scepter 5 1500 300
Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves 5 5350 1070
Headdress icon.png Headdress 2 650 325
Heart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque 40 5200 130
Heaven's Halberd icon.png Heaven's Halberd 20 3400 170
Helm of the Dominator icon.png Helm of the Dominator 2 2000 1000
Hurricane Pike icon.png Hurricane Pike 15 4615 307.67
Iron Branch icon.png Iron Branch 1 50 50
Linken's Sphere icon.png Linken's Sphere 15 4850 323.33
Magic Wand icon.png Magic Wand 2 400 200
Manta Style icon.png Manta Style 10 5000 500
Mekansm icon.png Mekansm 5 2350 470
Meteor Hammer icon.png Meteor Hammer 12 2625 218.75
Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon 1 10 2400 240
Necronomicon 2 icon.png Necronomicon 2 15 3700 246.67
Necronomicon 3 icon.png Necronomicon 3 20 5000 250
Null Talisman icon.png Null Talisman 3 465 155
Ogre Axe icon.png Ogre Axe 10 1000 100
Power Treads (Strength) icon.png Power Treads (Strength) 10 1350 135
Reaver icon.png Reaver 25 3000 120
Ring of Aquila (Active) icon.png Ring of Aquila 3 965 321.67
Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos 15 3030 202
Sange icon.png Sange 16 1950 121.88
Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha 16 3900 243.75
Satanic icon.png Satanic 25 5500 220
Scythe of Vyse icon.png Scythe of Vyse 10 5700 570
Silver Edge icon.png Silver Edge 15 5550 370
Skull Basher icon.png Skull Basher 10 2700 270
Soul Ring icon.png Soul Ring 6 755 125.83
Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel 2 2825 1412.5
Ultimate Orb icon.png Ultimate Orb 10 2150 215
Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows 2 875 437.5
Veil of Discord icon.png Veil of Discord 6 2330 388.33
Vladmir's Offering icon.png Vladmir's Offering 2 2250 1125
Wraith Band icon.png Wraith Band 3 465 155
Values may include portions from actives or auras.

Version history[edit]

Version
Description
  • Strength no longer grants 0.06 health regeneration per point.
  • Strength now grants 0.7% health regen amplification per point.
  • Strength heroes now gain 0.15% status resistance for each point of strength.
  • Increased health per strength from 19 to 20.

See also[edit]