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Blink Dagger

Imagine the Blink Dagger as a shimmering talisman, adorned with the essence of surprise and excitement. It's not just about practicality, it's like giving them a trusty ticket to magical teleportation for every daring escapade. When your hero wields the Blink Dagger, it's like they're ready to perform a mesmerizing dance across the battlefield, leaping into action with a friendly flair.
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The fabled dagger used by the fastest assassin ever to walk the lands.

Imagine the Blink Dagger as a shimmering talisman, adorned with the essence of surprise and excitement. It's not just about practicality, it's like giving them a trusty ticket to magical teleportation for every daring escapade. When your hero wields the Blink Dagger, it's like they're ready to perform a mesmerizing dance across the battlefield, leaping into action with a friendly flair.

Base Combat Stats

dota.items.item_blink.effect

Recipe

Overwhelming Blink
Swift Blink
Arcane Blink
Imagine the Blink Dagger as a shimmering talisman, adorned with the essence of surprise and excitement. It's not just about practicality, it's like giving them a trusty ticket to magical teleportation for every daring escapade. When your hero wields the Blink Dagger, it's like they're ready to perform a mesmerizing dance across the battlefield, leaping into action with a friendly flair.

Abilities

Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away.
Blink Dagger cannot be used for 3.0 seconds after taking damage from an enemy hero or Roshan.

Cooldown: 15

Additional Insights

  • Self-casting will cause you to teleport in the direction of your team's fountain.
  • If you used Blink to teleport to a distance over the maximum range, you'll be teleported 4/5 of the maximum range instead.
  • This marvelous item allows your hero to teleport a short distance instantly, providing a flashy and unpredictable way to engage or escape. It's perfect for heroes who want to be the masters of surprise on the battlefield, leaving enemies and allies alike in awe of their magical theatrics.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Blink! blink! blink! The item you would usually want to be seen picked up by your cores in the post laning stage or mid game as this gives high mobility to initiations and rotations. Tiny, Templar Assasin and Axe are the culprit of this item.

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An incredible mobility item that lets you close the gap on enemy heroes to burst them down with right clicks. You can also blink out while your ultimate is active since you take no damage during it.
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A core item that allows you to channel Unstable Concoction, Blink on the target and release the fully channeled stun.
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A core item that allows you to reposition yourself for engaging and disengaging with your real hero and clone. Really useful to get solo kills using your clone by blinking on top of the enemy with Black King Bar and Gleipnir and killing them.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights by blinking in and using Berserkers Call to lock down enemy heroes. Has great synergy with Blade Mail to jump enemy cores and burst them down.
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A core item on Bane for extra mobility and get a better positioning to channel Fiends Grip.
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A core mobility item that lets you gap close and instantly use your Flaming Lasso to lock down an enemy hero and burst them with your team.
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A core mobility item to cast Primal Roar on a desired target and jump supports that often stay in the back.
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A mobility item that allows you to engage on top of heroes after rupturing for easier set up kills and initiation.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights with Hoof Stomp and have more versatility with Stampede usage.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and stun them with Chaos Bolt to burst them down. Your illusions get on top of your target with Reality Rift if they are within 1375 range of you.
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A core item to close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Frostbite. Also lets you find better positioning to channel Freezing Field in teamfights.
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A core item to initiate fights with your Vacuum into Wall of Replica combo and get multiple illusions of enemy heroes. Also works well with Aghanims Scepter to instantly get on top of enemy heroes to land Normal Punch.
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A core item that lets you close the gap on enemy heroes with Bedlam for solo kill potential. Also provides the possibility to blink out during Shadow Realm if you are not taking damage over time.
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A mobility item that lets you stay back in teamfights and go in later with your healing and save spells to avoid getting bursted at the start.
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A core item that allows you to get into the middle of fights with Exorcism, Shiva's Guard, Spirit Siphon and quicker Silence usage. Very useful to snipe squishy backline heroes.
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A core item to get better positioning for a multi-hero Static Storm. Works well with the item mute on Aghanims Scepter.
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A core item that enables you to jump and Doom specific targets on the enemy team. Goes well with devoured Centaur stomp ability.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes to stun them with Dragon Tail and hit freely. Helps set up many kill opportunities for your teammates and initiate fights.
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A mobility item to have another form of initiation and escape on top of Rolling Boulder. Goes well with Aghanims Scepter to save allies or catch enemy heroes with Enchant Remnant.
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A core mobility item to get the ideal positioning for Echo Slam in teamfights. Also lets you jump on top of enemy heroes and stun with Enchant Totem or get better angles for Fissure.
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A core mobility item to get the ideal positioning for Black Hole in teamfights. Also lets you close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Malefice.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and set up kills with your control and damage spells. Has great synergy with Aghanims Shard to get close to allies in trouble and dispel them with Ink Swell.
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A mobility item to follow up on the Homing Missile stun and immediately get on top of enemy heroes with all your damage spells and right clicks. Also lets you dodge certain initiations like Chronosphere and Berserkers Call.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Bushwhack to follow up with your burst damage using Sharpshooter.
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A core item to close the gap on enemy heroes and burst them down with your spell combo. Has great synergy with Scythe of Vyse to initiate and instantly disable an enemy hero.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and follow up with Omnislash to burst them down. Works well to get on top of squishy backline heroes on the enemy team.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights by Blinking in and using Duel. Lets you reach specific targets and kill them in fights.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Sinister Gaze. Also works well with Aghanims Shard to burst a secluded enemy hero with Chain Frost.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and hit them during Rage. Works well to get on top of squishy backline heroes on the enemy team.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Light Strike Array. You can follow up with your other damage spells for kills.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights by Blinking in and locking down enemy heroes with your disables. You can follow up with Finger of Death to secure kills.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights by Blinking in for Reverse Polarity lockdown or Skewer enemy heroes towards your team.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and follow up with Unleash to burst them down. Works well to get on top of squishy backline heroes on the enemy team.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights by Blinking in and setting up kills with Arena Of Blood and Spear of Mars.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and bring in all your clones with Poof for heavy burst damage. Makes you a massive kill threat on the map past the laning stage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
A core mobility item that lets you initiate fights with Dead Shot and Pierce the Veil. Also lets you stay back in teamfights and go in later to avoid getting bursted at the start.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and silence them with Crippling Fear. Works well to get on top of squishy backline heroes on the enemy team and burst them down.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Impale to follow up with your burst damage through Vendetta and Mind Flare.
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A mobility item that lets you stay back in teamfights and go in later with your healing and save spells to avoid getting bursted at the start.
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A core mobility item that lets you stay back in teamfights and go in later with your healing and save spells to avoid getting bursted at the start.
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A core mobility item to initiate fights with your massive burst damage or save allies with Astral Imprisonment. Also lets you dodge certain initiations like Chronosphere and Berserkers Call.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and stun enemy heroes with activated Rolling Thunder.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Pulverize. Gives you much more reliable initiation and have versatility with Onslaught usage.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights by Blinking in for a multi hero Dream Coil. Gives you much more reliable initiation and have versatility with Illusory Orb usage. Also improves your split push potential by making you more elusive on top of Illusory Orb and Phase Shift.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Dismember. Gives you much more reliable initiation and have versatility with Meat Hook usage. Also lets you get close to allies and save them with Dismember once you have Aghanims Shard.
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A core mobility item to get a better positioning in fights to channel Life Drain both defensively and aggressively. Also lets you move away quickly after damaging towers with Nether Blast.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and set up kills with your Telekinesis lockdown, or save allies with the Aghanims Shard upgrade for Telekinesis. Also gives you potential to land a stolen spell like Black Hole on multiple heroes in teamfights.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Burrowstrike. Gives you more reliability with Epicenter channel in teamfights and land all your spells on multiple heroes.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and set up kills with Disruption. Also lets you stay back in teamfights and go in later to save allies with Disruption.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and set up kills with your disabling spells.
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A core item that allows you to initiate fights with Slithereen Crush and have more versatility with Sprint usage. Look to have 3 counts on your Bash of the Deep before Blinking on top of enemy heroes to follow up Slithereen Crush with a Bash on attack.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and set up kills with your lockdown and control spells. Also lets you find better positioning to channel Mortimer Kisses in teamfights. Has great synergy with Aghanims Scepter to save allies in trouble with Gobble Up.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and burst them down in the Storm Hammer stun duration. Make sure you activate Gods Strength before Blinking into fights to do massive damage with right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and follow up with your Meld strike and Refraction right clicks to burst them down. Also lets you find better angles to hit multiple heroes in teamfights with Psi Blades spill.
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A core mobility item to get the ideal positioning for a multi hero Ravage in teamfights.
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A core item to find the optimal positioning in treelines every time you leave fountain. Lets you close the gap on enemy heroes to keep them in Heat-Seeking Missile range. Gets refreshed with Rearm to keep changing your position and confuse enemy heroes.
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Support: A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and set up kills with your lockdown spells. Also lets you save allies by Blinking in and Tossing them away to safety.
Mid: A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and kill them with your spell combo and Tree Grab hits. Also lets you save allies by Blinking in and Tossing them away to safety.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Treant Protector
A core mobility item to get the ideal positioning for a multi hero Overgrowth in teamfights. Works well to Blink in and cancel high impact AoE control spells on the enemy team, like Black Hole. Also lets you stay back in fights and move in later to lockdown heroes after they use BKB or other debuff immunity spells.
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A mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and possibly kill them with chain roots from Berserkers Rage. Works well to get on top of squishy backline heroes on the enemy team.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Walrus Punch!. Gives you more versatility with Snowball usage. Also lets you save an allied hero in trouble by Blinking next to them and taking them under your Snowball.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and burst them down with right clicks. Look to use Overpower before Blinking in to save yourself the cast animation time.
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A core item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and find the perfect angle to lock them down with Shackleshot. Also makes you more elusive in combination with Windrun
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A core mobility item to get the ideal positioning for a multi hero Winters Curse in teamfights. Also lets you get closer to an allied hero in trouble and save them with Cold Embrace.
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A core mobility item to get the ideal positioning in teamfights for a full duration Death Ward channel. Also lets you quickly close the gap on enemy heroes and lock them down with Paralyzing Cask to follow up with your damage spells.
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A core mobility item to quickly close the gap on enemy heroes to lock them down with Wraithfire Blast and burst them during the stun duration.
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Lets you close the gap on Arc Warden and get inside the Magnetic Field AoE to do damage.
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Gives you mobility to jump Clinkz and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to jump Dazzle and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to jump Drow Ranger and possibly delete her at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to dodge Chronosphere as well as jump Faceless Void and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to jump Hoodwink and possibly delete her at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to jump Io and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Lets you match Marci's mobility as well as jump her and possibly delete her at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to jump Oracle and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
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Gives you mobility to jump Outworld Destroyer and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
Gives you mobility to jump Sniper and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Gives you mobility to jump Tinker and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun, hex, or silence.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Lets you bring Tusk deeper into your team when targeted by Snowball. Also lets you jump Tusk and possibly delete him at the start of the fight.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus
Gives you mobility to jump Zeus and possibly delete him at the start of the fight. Works well if you have an instant stun or hex.

Sounds

  • blink_nailed.wav
  • keep_blink_01.mp3
  • keep_blink_02.mp3
  • legcom_blink_01.mp3
  • legcom_blink_02.mp3

Trivia

It is based on the DotA item 'Kelen's Dagger of Escape'.