Swift Blink

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Swift Blink
Swift Blink icon.png
A cunning blade able to anticipate and enable its bearer's movements.
6800 (1750)
Bought From
Active Swift Blink
Bonus [?] +25 Agility
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Swift Blink (6800)Components3.png
Blink Dagger (2250)
Eaglesong (2800)
Recipe (1750)

The Swift Blink is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Arcane. However, it can only be completed with items from the Secret Shop.

Additional information[edit]


Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.

After teleportation, you gain 40% phased movement speed, +50 Attack Speed, and +50 Attack Damage for 6 seconds.

Swift Blink cannot be used for 3 seconds after taking damage from an enemy hero or Roshan.
Cast Range: Global
Max Blink Distance: 1200
Penalty Blink Distance: 960
Attack Damage Bonus: 50
Movement Speed Bonus: 40%
Attack Speed Bonus: 50
Duration: 6
Damage Cooldown: 3
Cooldown: 15
Mana: 0
Buff modifier_item_swift_blink_buff: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Double clicking the item automatically casts it on the team's fountain, blinking towards its direction, using the penalty distance.
  • Does not blink for the full distance when targeting closer than the max distance.
  • When targeting beyond the max blink distance, it blinks for 960 range towards the targeted direction, instead of 1200.
  • The second sound only plays when the blinked distance is greater than 960. It is audible to everyone.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan puts Blink on a 3 second cooldown.

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  • Blink requires heroes to face the direction in which they are blinking. This means that heroes facing away from their blink destination will have to turn first, causing a slight delay depending on their turn rate.
  • Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance's barrier blocks damage over time, meaning that it will prevent items like Radiance (Active) icon.png Radiance from resetting Blink Dagger's cooldown.
  • Use Blink to dodge incoming projectile-based spells such as Storm Hammer or Spirit Lance, and from items like Rod of Atos icon.png Rod of Atos.
  • When Blink dagger go into cooldown upon taking damage on an escape, a quick self-cast with Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity will allow you to wait the short cooldown relatively safely and blink out the moment you land on the ground.
  • Blink Dagger can turn into a very strong escape tool if you are affected by False Promise.