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Assault Cuirass

Your hero's all-in-one armor upgrade, a powerful and supportive item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also boosts their team's strength.
Upgraded Item | Armor

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Forged in the depths of the nether reaches, this hellish mail provides an army with increased armor and attack speed.

Your hero's all-in-one armor upgrade, a powerful and supportive item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also boosts their team's strength.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 10 Armor

+ 5 Armor Aura

+ 30 Attack Speed

Recipe

Your hero's all-in-one armor upgrade, a powerful and supportive item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also boosts their team's strength.
Platemail
Hyperstone
Buckler
Assault Cuirass Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Assault Aura

Grants 30 attack speed and 5 armor to nearby allied units and structures, and decreases nearby enemy unit and structure armor by 5.
Radius: 1200

Additional Insights

It's like donning a shining, protective armor that exudes resilience and power. The Assault Cuirass provides a blend of armor, attack speed, and an incredible aura that significantly empowers your hero and nearby allies.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Heavily utilized by Offlaners that are mainly initiators, this item is a mid to late game item that could truly benefit the team as whole whether be it pushing or team fighting. Heroes that build this item are Slardar and Wraith King to name a few.

Heroes with Assault Cuirass as Core Item

An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
A core aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with your team and army of summons.
An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with your team and army of creeps.
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan. Also lets you burst heroes with Starbreaker.
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan. Gives you a better chance to finish off enemies in Duel duration to gain damage.
A core item that gives you extra tankiness and a lot of attack speed. Must be picked up if the enemy hero has high physical damage output.
An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with your team and your Wolf pack.
An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
A core item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor. Also gives you attack speed to have more DPS with Tree Grab.
A core item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor. Also gives you attack speed for another Walrus Punch! through right clicks with your level 25 talent.
A late game aura item that boosts your team and Familiars against physical damage and improves the potential of running at enemy heroes, towers, and Roshan with minus armor.
A core item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor and burst them with skeletons. Also gives you some much needed attack speed.

Heroes countered by Assault Cuirass

The armor that you get from Assault nullifies some of the physical damage Beastmaster and his units output.
If it is a core right-clicking Bounty Hunter
To be able to catch her
To provide tankiness against Juggernaut.
Against a right-clicking Kunkka
For extra tankiness to survive against Legion Commander's heavy physical damage.
In the late game Lina does a lot of physical damage due to items and Fiery Soul
To provide armor to self and team to reduce damage received from Luna's physical damage.
Against a core right-clicking Mirana
The armor from Assault helps with Night Stalker's right-clicks.
Against a right-click Puck
Against Mass Serpent Ward to protect heroes and buildings
Provide tankiness to yourself and your teammates to offset some armor reduction from Corrosive Haze.
Against a core right-clicking Snapfire
Gives your teammates and yourself good armor to tank her high damage output.
Against core Tiny
Provide extra tankiness for yourself and your teammates to tank through his physical damage output.
Provides tankiness to yourself and your allies to tank some of his physical damage.
Against a core Vengeful Spirit
Provide extra tankiness to yourself and your allies to tank some of his heavy physical damage output.
Provide armor and tankiness to yourself and your allies in fights against Wraith King high physical damage output.

Trivia

In Warcraft III, the Night Elf hero unit, Furion, had an ability named 'Thorns Aura', which granted nearby allied units increased attack damage and a chance to retaliate against attackers with spiked armor. This ability's functionality and theme were instrumental in inspiring the creation of the Assault Cuirass in Dota 2.