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Abyssal Blade

The Abyssal Blade is like your hero's ultimate hammer of justice, a magnificent weapon that not only grants powerful stats but also allows your hero to deliver a devastating blow, stunning enemies with pure force!
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The lost blade of the Commander of the Abyss, this edge cuts into an enemy's soul.

The Abyssal Blade is like your hero's ultimate hammer of justice, a magnificent weapon that not only grants powerful stats but also allows your hero to deliver a devastating blow, stunning enemies with pure force!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 35 Damage

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+ 10 Damage for Strength Heroes

+ 250 Health

+ 220 Health (from attributes)

+ 10 Health Regen

+ 0.9 Health Regen (from attributes)

35 Cooldown

75 Mana Cost

Attributes

+ 10 Strength

Recipe

The Abyssal Blade is like your hero's ultimate hammer of justice, a magnificent weapon that not only grants powerful stats but also allows your hero to deliver a devastating blow, stunning enemies with pure force!
Skull Basher
Vanguard
Abyssal Blade Recipe

Abilities

Active: Overwhelm

Stuns a target enemy unit for 1.6 seconds.
Pierces Spell Immunity.
Range: 150

Passive: Bash

Grants melee heroes a 25% chance on hit to stun the target for 1.2 seconds and deal 120 bonus physical damage. Bash chance for ranged heroes is 10%.

Passive: Damage Block

Grants a 60% chance to block 70 damage from incoming attacks on melee heroes, and 35 damage on ranged.

Additional Insights

  • The stun is melee range.
  • Does not stack with other bashes, and does not grant bash to Clones and Tempest Doubles.
  • Multiple sources of damage block do not stack.
  • This stunning ability makes the Abyssal Blade perfect for heroes who want to amplify their damage output and possess a powerful single-target lockdown. It's an incredible tool for initiating fights, catching elusive foes, or securing critical takedowns during intense clashes.

Statistics

The statistics below shows the percentage of hero builds which contain Abyssal Blade as a core or non-core item for each role. These statistics are based on our hero guides.

Itemization Strategy

A midgame item for Cores specially carries that would love to keep hitting opponents that are just to evasive against them or has the higher damage output if they would trade 1v1 against them, also a life and death changing item where if paired with satanic could change the outcome of a fight

Heroes with Abyssal Blade as Core Item

A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown on enemy heroes and burst them down with right clicks and Mana Void.
A late game pick up to have reliable lockdown to stun and burst down enemy heroes with right clicks.
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown on your Spirit Bear against elusive enemy heroes.
A late game upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and follow up with Unleash to burst them down.
A core item to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and keep them inside your Smoke Screen and Tricks of the Trade AoE.
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and burst them down with right clicks during Battle Trance.
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and burst them down with right clicks during Overpower.

Heroes countered by Abyssal Blade

Temporarily disable Arc Warden in fights by bashing him.
To burst Batrider down at the start of the fight, or to prevent him from moving so he cannot escape with high movement speed.
Prevents Bloodseeker from attacking or running away with stun.
If it is a core Bounty Hunter
Against Stampede
To stun Death Prophet to prevent her from moving or casting spells and items.
To stun Drow Ranger so that she is rendered useless temporarily to burst her down easier.
Prevent Ember Spirit from being able to move and chain-stunning him to death before he can open Black King Bar.
Prevent Faceless Void from being able to do anything temporarily and bursting him down.
To be able to pin her
To pin Io or cancel Relocate
Stun Juggernaut to prevent him from being able to move or perform actions temporarily to burst him down.
To stun Lifestealer so that he cannot open Rage and prevent him from moving or escaping in fights.
To Stun Luna so that she is rendered temporarily useless in fights.
Lockdown and burst Muerta
To pin this mobile hero down.
Provides a passive and active stun to prevent Outworld Destroyer from doing anything temporarily in fights.
To lock her down and burst her while she gets stunned in fights.
Bash Slark to root him in place and render him temporarily useless.
Bash him and lock him in place so that he cannot escape.
To temporarily stun her so that she is unable to perform any actions.
To lock him in place so that he cannot chase people around and waste some of is Battle Trance duration.
To forcefully stun Ursa on spot to kite him around.
Against a core right-clicking Viper
Forcefully stun Void Spirit on spot so that he is rendered useless temporarily.

Sounds

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Trivia

Before its current iteration, the Abyssal Blade was initially introduced in Dota as an item called 'Skull Basher' that provided a chance to bash and stun enemies with attacks. Later in the game's development, the Skull Basher was upgraded to the Abyssal Blade, enhancing its stats and adding the active ability 'Overwhelm', which allowed the wielder to blink and deliver a targeted stun to an enemy unit which has then been nerf already.