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Ethereal Blade

Imagine your hero wielding this majestic blade, it not only amplifies your magic power but also turns your attacks into a whimsical burst of ethereal energy.
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A flickering blade of a ghastly nature, it is capable of dealing damage in both magical and physical planes.

Imagine your hero wielding this majestic blade, it not only amplifies your magic power but also turns your attacks into a whimsical burst of ethereal energy.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 1.33 Armor (from attributes)

+ 8 Damage for Strength Heroes

+ 8 Damage for Agility Heroes

+ 8 Damage for Intelligence Heroes

+ 8 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 176 Health (from attributes)

+ 0.72 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 300 Mana

+ 96 Mana (from attributes)

+ 3 Mana Regen

+ 0.4 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 0.8% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

1275 Projectile Speed

Attributes

Recipe

Imagine your hero wielding this majestic blade, it not only amplifies your magic power but also turns your attacks into a whimsical burst of ethereal energy.
Aether Lens
Ghost Scepter
Ethereal Blade Recipe

Abilities

Active: Ether Blast

Converts the target unit to ethereal form, rendering them immune to physical damage, but unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage.
Enemy targets are also slowed by 80%, and take 1.5x your target's primary attribute + 50 as magical damage.
Range: 800
Duration: 4.0 seconds

Mana: 100

Cooldown: 22

Additional Insights

  • Shares cooldown with Ghost Scepter.
  • Ethereal units take %ethereal_damage_bonus%%% bonus magic damage.
  • For Universal Heroes, their primary attribute is 60%% the sum of all their attributes.
  • Using a Town Portal Scroll or Boots of Travel will not dispel Ethereal Form.
  • Plays very well with heroes that have high magical damage already making them more like demons on the loose

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Best bought if you needed the extra burst on your magical damage output, Have you ever tried comboing one hero and ended feeling short causing them to turn around and just kill you helplessly? Well this one will solve all your nightmares away!

Heroes with Ethereal Blade as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ancient Apparition
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
A late game upgrade for Aether Lens to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with your spells and Dagon. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nyx Assassin
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Be careful about using it on heroes you want to hit with Vendetta. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ogre Magi
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
An alternative to Kaya and Sange to amplify your entire magic damage toolkit on an enemy hero to burst them down. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
An upgrade for Aether Lens to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Rubick
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with Fade Bolt and stolen spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Can be used on an enemy hero to disarm them so that they cannot hit the Proximity Mine you place under them, or protect yourself against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also lets you save yourself or an allied hero against physical damage. Gets refreshed with Rearm to spam for damage and magic amplification with each cast.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.

Heroes countered by Ethereal Blade

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Lets you kite Faceless Void by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks in Ethereal form. Can also be used to save allies during Chronosphere.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Lets you kite Juggernaut by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks and Omnislash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Lets you save yourself or an ally against Legion Commanders right clicks and Duel in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Lets you kite Lifestealer by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
To save yourself or an ally by turning them into Ghost Form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
Making yourself or your ally Ghost Form can prevent Slardar from attacking them. Can also be casted on Slardar to burst him down with magical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
Ghost Form prevents Slark from attacking you or your teammate temporarily.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Against a core right-clicking Snapfire
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spectre
Ghost Form can prevent Spectre from right-clicking you or your teammate down. Can also be used on her to burst her down with magical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
To turn yourself or Templar Assassin into Ghost form to not get hit by her right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Against core Tiny
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Make yourself or your teammate Ghost Form to prevent getting right-clicked by him. Can also use it on him to burst him down with magical damage or turn him into Ghost Form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Make yourself or your ally into Ghost Form to prevent getting right clicked by him. Can also cast it on him to make him unable to right click or to take extra magical damage for burst.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Turns yourself or your ally into ghost form to prevent getting right clicked by him or his skeletons. Can also be casted onto him.

Sounds

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Trivia

The Ethereal Blade was originally known as the 'Ether Blade' in earlier versions of Dota. However, its name was changed to 'Ethereal Blade' in Dota 2. The term 'ethereal' refers to a state of being extremely delicate and light, which aligns with the nature of the item, transforming heroes or enemies into an ethereal form that amplifies magic damage while reducing physical damage taken. This change in name, from 'Ether Blade' to 'Ethereal Blade', emphasized the mystical and magical aspects of the item, highlighting its unique abilities and lore within the game.