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The Scythe of Vyse, also known as Sheepstick, is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Caster. However, it requires items from the Secret Shop/Side Lane Shop to be assembled, or can be assembled entirely with items from the Secret Shop.

Scythe of Vyse
Scythe of Vyse icon.png
The most guarded relic among the cult of Vyse, it is the most coveted weapon among magi.
Bought From
Active Hex
Bonus +10 Strength
+10 Agility
+35 Intelligence
+2.25 Mana regeneration
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Scythe of Vyse (5700)Components3.png
Mystic Staff (2700)
Ultimate Orb (2150)
Void Stone (850)
For the cosmetic item equipped by Nature's Prophet, see Scythe of Vyse (Equipment).

Additional informationEdit


Play Pig model

Turns a target unit into a harmless critter for 3.5 seconds. The target has a base movement speed of 140 and will be silenced, muted, and disarmed.
Instantly destroys illusions.
Cast Range: 800
Set Movement Speed: 140
Duration: 3.5
  Effects persist if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
  Sheepstick Debuff: Undispellable.


  • Since hex changes base movement speed and does not actually apply a slow, all speed effects are calculated using the 140 base speed.
  • Scythe of Vyse's hex transforms the target into a pig.

Recommended heroesEdit

Heroes whose default item build includes Scythe of Vyse as a core item

  Nature's Prophet

Heroes whose default item build includes Scythe of Vyse as a situational item

Strength:  Underlord,   Undying,   Timbersaw,   Earthshaker.

Agility:  Arc Warden,   Meepo,   Medusa,   Clinkz,   Ursa,   Nyx Assassin.

Intelligence:  Batrider,   Storm Spirit,   Tinker,   Silencer,   Witch Doctor,   Crystal Maiden,   Death Prophet,   Rubick,   Invoker,   Leshrac.   Pugna,   Outworld Devourer,   Enigma,   Warlock,   Dazzle,   Shadow Shaman,   Shadow Demon,   Necrophos,   Visage,   Skywrath Mage,   Disruptor,   Lion,   Enchantress,   Windranger,   Oracle,   Dark Seer.



  • In the original DotA, this item was known as Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse, as a tribute to one of the developers of DotA: Allstars, who went on to co-create League of Legends.
  • This item is known by many players (and referred to by several in-game Heroes) as "Sheepstick" due to turning targeted heroes into sheep in DotA. However, in Dota 2, targeted units turn into a pig.
  • The item's name may be a reference to the Sega RPG Skies of Arcadia. The main character, Vyse, has been depicted wielding a scythe in early concept art.


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