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Diffusal Blade

When your hero wields the Diffusal Blade, they can use its magical powers to purge off buffs from enemies. It's like giving them a spa day, but in reverse sending those annoying positive effects packing. And if that's not cool enough, the blade also slows down enemies, making them feel like they're wading through molasses.
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An enchanted blade that allows the user to cut straight into the enemy's soul.

When your hero wields the Diffusal Blade, they can use its magical powers to purge off buffs from enemies. It's like giving them a spa day, but in reverse sending those annoying positive effects packing. And if that's not cool enough, the blade also slows down enemies, making them feel like they're wading through molasses.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 2.5 Armor (from attributes)

+ 15 Damage for Agility Heroes

+ 10 Damage for Intelligence Heroes

+ 15 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 120 Mana (from attributes)

+ 0.5 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 1% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

15 Cooldown

25 Mana Cost

Attributes

+ 15 Agility

+ 10 Intelligence

Recipe

Disperser
When your hero wields the Diffusal Blade, they can use its magical powers to purge off buffs from enemies. It's like giving them a spa day, but in reverse sending those annoying positive effects packing. And if that's not cool enough, the blade also slows down enemies, making them feel like they're wading through molasses.
Blade of Alacrity
Robe of the Magi
Diffusal Blade Recipe

Abilities

Active: Inhibit

Targets an enemy, slowing it for 4.0 seconds.
Range: 600

Passive: Manabreak

Each attack burns 40 mana from the target, and deals 1 physical damage per burned mana.
Burns 8 mana per attack from melee illusions and 8 mana per attack from ranged illusions.

Additional Insights

  • Does not stack with other diffusal blades.
  • The Diffusal Blade lets your hero purge away annoying buffs from enemies. It's like having a magical eraser, wiping the slate clean and making those buffs disappear in a puff of sparkles. And if an enemy is trying to make a quick getaway, the blade also slows them down, turning the battlefield into your hero's own magical playground.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Best for Agility carry heroes and some universal heroes too, The stats it give and bang for the value is literally worth buying early on plus it is scalable in the late game

Heroes with Diffusal Blade as Core Item

A core item on your Spirit Bear to do more damage with stats and slow down enemy heroes to stay on top of them.
A core item that improves your damage output and kill threat on the map with Swashbuckle. The mana burn applies on every Swashbuckle tick that connects on an enemy hero. Also lets you slow down enemy heroes to reliably connect with Rolling Thunder and Swashbuckle.
A core item to burn the mana of enemy heroes with your hero and illusions. Also boosts your damage output through stats and lets you slow down enemy heroes to stay on top of them.
A core item to do more damage with stats and slow down enemy heroes to keep them within Smoke Screen and Tricks of the Trade AoE. The agility significantly boosts your backstab damage with Cloak and Dagger. Also helps burn mana of enemy heroes and renders them unable to escape or fight back with spells.
A core item that lets you slow down enemy heroes and reliably connect with Pounce to lock them down and build Essence Shift stacks with right clicks. Especially useful against Medusa or high strength cores with low mana pool.

Heroes countered by Diffusal Blade

Morphling is a very mana dependent hero.
Omniknight is a very mana dependent hero.
Reduce the mana of Wraith King so that he is unable to cast his Reincarnation upon death. Forces him to have to buy Aghanim's Shard earlier into the game.

Trivia

The Diffusal Blade in Dota 2 draws inspiration from a similar item called "Diffusal Orb" in the original Dota (Defense of the Ancients) mod for Warcraft III