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Crimson Guard

A shield of solidarity, a powerful and protective item that not only fortifies your hero's defenses but also offers additional protection to nearby allies in the most resilient way.
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A cuirass originally built to protect against the dreaded Year Beast.

A shield of solidarity, a powerful and protective item that not only fortifies your hero's defenses but also offers additional protection to nearby allies in the most resilient way.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 8 Armor

+ 250 Health

+ 12 Health Regen

Recipe

A shield of solidarity, a powerful and protective item that not only fortifies your hero's defenses but also offers additional protection to nearby allies in the most resilient way.
Vanguard
Helm of Iron Will
Crimson Guard Recipe

Abilities

Active: Guard

For 8 seconds, grant nearby allied heroes and buildings a 100% chance to block damage equal to 70 plus 50% of the casters Strength value from each incoming attack.
Units may only be affected by Guard once every 35 seconds.
Radius: 1200

Mana: 75

Cooldown: 35

Passive: Damage Block

Grants a 60% chance to block 75 damage from incoming attacks on melee heroes, and 50 damage on ranged.

Additional Insights

  • Multiple sources of damage block do not stack.
  • Picture your hero equipped with this incredible item, it's like wielding an imposing shield that provides exceptional protection against enemy assaults. The Crimson Guard significantly boosts your hero's armor and provides a shield that blocks incoming attacks.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

If multiple opponents has their damage output coming from physical attacks this the item to go, A mid game item that is built by offlaners or soft supports.

Heroes countered by Crimson Guard

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Gives you and your team a barrier to take less damage from right clicks from Beastmaster and his summons.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Gives you and your team a barrier to take less damage from right clicks from Broodmother and her army of Spiderlings.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Gives you and your team a barrier to take less damage from Chaos Knight right clicks and reduce his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Gives you and your team a barrier to take less damage from Juggernaut right clicks and Omnislash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
To tank the heavy damage output from multiple Meepos.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage

Trivia

Was made specifically to be an armor against the Year Beast in the Dota lore.