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Black King Bar

Your hero's impenetrable shield, a mighty and indispensable item that not only bolsters your hero's defenses but also grants them immunity against enemy spells and effects.
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A powerful staff imbued with the strength of giants.

Your hero's impenetrable shield, a mighty and indispensable item that not only bolsters your hero's defenses but also grants them immunity against enemy spells and effects.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 24 Damage

+ 10 Damage for Strength Heroes

+ 220 Health (from attributes)

+ 0.9 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 60% Magic Resistance

Attributes

Recipe

Your hero's impenetrable shield, a mighty and indispensable item that not only bolsters your hero's defenses but also grants them immunity against enemy spells and effects.
Ogre Axe
Mithril Hammer
Black King Bar Recipe

Abilities

Active: Avatar

Applies a basic dispel. Grants 60% Magic resistance and immunity to pure and reflected damage. For the duration of the effect, any negative effect from enemy spells has no effect.
Duration: 9 8 7 6
Dispel Type: Basic Dispel

Mana: 50

Cooldown: 95

Additional Insights

  • Purchasing another Black King Bar will not reset its immunity duration.
  • Abilities that pierce magic immunity will work fully even when Avatar is activated
  • The beauty of the Black King Bar lies in its defensive and game-changing nature. It's particularly effective against teams reliant on magical abilities or crowd control spells, offering your hero a window of invulnerability to initiate fights, escape dangerous situations, or deal massive damage without fear of interruption.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

BKB is for? If you are from SEA you would understand know what i mean from that, hence knowing that bkb is a crucial part of the game (admit it) that should be bought specially if you are the carry. The tricky part tho is that the itemization of this item varies as an outcome could change from a 9 second BKB to a 6 second BKB. Note that it's always good to time the BKB purchase as it has a very long cooldown that would be crucial to have it's high seconds of duration.

Heroes with Black King Bar as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Alchemist
A core item that gives you more freedom to hit enemy heroes stunned with Unstable Concoction. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
A core item that allows you to stand your ground and right click freely. The BKB timer also lowers on your hero even if you use it on your Tempest Double.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Axe
A core item that allows you to Blink in without fear and stay alive with a bigger HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team and get to your Flaming Lasso target without interruption.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
A core item that prevent you from getting kited and disabled in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to use Insatiable Hunger and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Crystal Maiden
A core item that lets you avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to maintain Freezing Field channeling. Couples well with Blink Dagger to be able to position your ultimate nicely.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to right click freely in fights and use Solar Guardian without interruption. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
A core item to avoid being disabled in teamfights to maximize your Exorcism usage. Also makes you more tanky and confident when running at enemy heroes and towers.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team and ensure you get your Doom off in fights. Makes you more tanky and fearless when running at Doomed enemy heroes.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight
A core item that prevents you from being kited in fights so you can move and hit freely without being interrupted. Also provides extra tankiness.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Drow Ranger
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to be fearless in the middle of fights and maximize the duration of Magnetize on multiple enemy heroes. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
A core item that provides debuff immunity against most disables to freely do all your damage and have a better chance of escape with Fire Remnant. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enchantress
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to hit freely in fights with Impetus. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enigma
A core item that provides debuff immunity against most disables and silences on the enemy team for a full duration Black Hole.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team and hit freely in Chronosphere. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to use Life Break and hit freely in fights with Burning Spear. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Kunkka
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team to stand your ground and right click freely. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team to survive during Duel. Improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team to survive and deal damage in teamfights. Improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team to survive and deal damage in teamfights with all your spells. Improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
A core item to prevent you from getting disabled in fights so that you will be able to get into fights with Eclipse and hit freely without being stopped.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to get Shapeshift off and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
A core item that lets you avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to land your Reverse Polarity and hit freely. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team to hit freely during Unleash. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
A core item that lets you avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to land your spell combo in teamfights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
A core item that lets you avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to form the Wukongs Command ring and hit freely. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to use Attribute Shift and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to use Pierce the Veil and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Night Stalker
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
A core item that lets you avoid most disables on the enemy team to hit freely in teamfights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
A core item that lets you avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to maintain your Pulverize channel and not get kited during Trample. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
A core item that lets you avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to maintain your Dismember channel and not get kited when running at enemy heroes with Rot. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Queen of Pain
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team and get your spells of freely in fights to kill enemy heroes. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to maintain your chase with Static Link and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Fiend
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team for Requiem of Souls channeling and to hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team to hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
A core item that is bought to prevent enemies from disabling you and bursting you down without being able to Dark Pact.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team to hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
A situational item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to maintain your Charge of Darkness channel and to hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
A core item that is necessary for you to hit freely and cast spells in fight without getting disabled.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team to hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to get Refraction off and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to get Sunder as well as Metamorphosis off and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team for Rearm channeling and be fearless when attempting kills in the middle of teamfights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to get off your spell combo and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to get Battle Trance off and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to lock down enemy heroes and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
A unique item that provides debuff immunity against most disables and provides a dispel on cast. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to get Enrage off and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to use your spells and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to hit freely in fights and have more versatility with Time Lapse usage. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team to use Focus Fire and hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
A core item to avoid most disables and silences on the enemy team for a full duration Death Ward channel. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
A core item to avoid most disables on the enemy team to hit freely in fights. Also improves your right click damage and tankiness through HP pool and magic resistance.

Heroes countered by Black King Bar

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ancient Apparition
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance on use to not get stunned by Cold Feet and reduce the damage taken from Ancient Apparitions magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bane
Lets you counter Enfeeble and Nightmare in particular and play freely in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance on use to avoid Sticky Napalm and reduce the damage taken from Batriders magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bounty Hunter
Gives you a dispel against Track as well as debuff immunity and magic resistance on use to take less damage from Shuriken Toss.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get stunned or cycloned during Primal Split and reduce the damage taken from Brewmasters magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Centaur Warrunner
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get stunned by Hoof Stomp and reduce the damage taken from Centaurs magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Gives you debuff immunity on use to not get stunned by Chaos Bolt or bursted down by Reality Rift.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get stunned by Battery Assault and reduce the damage taken from Clockwerks magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Crystal Maiden
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get rooted by Frostbite and reduce the damage taken from Crystal Maidens magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get caught by Dark Seers combo and reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Willow
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get caught by Dark Willows lockdown and reduce the damage taken from her magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Lets you not get stunned by Starbreaker and reduce the damage taken from Celestial Hammer and Solar Guardian.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to not get Silenced and reduce the damage taken from her magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Disruptor
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid all of Disruptors spells and reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit and stand your ground to fight while Doomed.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid all of Earth Spirits spells and reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earthshaker
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid all of Earthshakers lockdown and reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid Echo Stomp and reduce the damage taken from Elder Titans magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Searing Chains lockdown and reduce the damage taken from Ember Spirits magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enchantress
Gives you debuff immunity to nullify the damage taken from Impetus.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Grimstroke
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Grimstrokes stun and silence as well as reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Homing Missile stun as well as reduce the damage taken from Gyrocopters magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Bushwhack stun as well as reduce the damage taken from Hoodwinks magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Inner Fire disarm as well as reduce the damage taken from Huskars magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid Invokers lockdown and control spells as well as reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Jakiro
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Ice Path stun as well as reduce the damage taken from Jakiros magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid Keeper of the Lights control spells as well as reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Kunkka
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid Kunkkas control spells as well as reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Split Earth stun as well as reduce the damage taken from Leshracs magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lich
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Lich's control spells as well as reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Gives you debuff immunity and magic resistance to avoid the Light Strike Array stun as well as reduce the damage taken from Linas magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lion
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
Tank Luna's magical damage output in fights from Eclipse and Lucent Beam.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
Will get you out of Arena and Spear setup or let you fight inside it
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
Muerta does reduced damage with her ulti through spell immunity
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
To be able to fight during Song of the Siren
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Necrophos
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nyx Assassin
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ogre Magi
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Oracle
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
To negate most of Outworld Destroyer's damage output in fights with magic resistance. Also prevents being Astral Imprisoned.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phoenix
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Queen of Pain
To reduce the magical damage received from her and provide status resistance to slow.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Rubick
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Sand kings damage relies on spells and Black King Bar prevents all of them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Demon
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Fiend
To prevent getting feared away and bursted down by his ultimate.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Shaman
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Silencer
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Reduces the magical damage and slow duration received from Storm Spirit and prevents getting pulled by his Electric Vortex.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Sunder and Reflection can`t be used against spell immune heroes
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tidehunter
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
Timber`s dmg relies on spells and Black King Bar prevents all of them
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Treant Protector
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
Prevent getting pulled in by his Aether Remnant and take lesser magical damage from his spells. Also prevents getting silenced by his Aghanim's Scepter or Orchid purchase.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Warlock
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus

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Trivia

Back in the days of old DotA, Heroes would grow and evolve while in BKB form.