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Ghost Scepter

The awesome Ghost Scepter! Imagine discovering a mystical scepter, a magical artifact that doesn't just protect but renders your hero impervious to physical attacks for a brief moment!
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Imbues the wielder with a ghostly presence, allowing them to evade physical damage.

The awesome Ghost Scepter! Imagine discovering a mystical scepter, a magical artifact that doesn't just protect but renders your hero impervious to physical attacks for a brief moment!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 0.83 Armor (from attributes)

+ 5 Damage for Primary Attribute Heroes

+ 10.5 Damage for Universal Heroes

+ 5 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 110 Health (from attributes)

+ 0.45 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 60 Mana (from attributes)

+ 0.25 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 0.5% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

22 Cooldown

Attributes

+ 5 all Attributes

Recipe

Ethereal Blade
The awesome Ghost Scepter! Imagine discovering a mystical scepter, a magical artifact that doesn't just protect but renders your hero impervious to physical attacks for a brief moment!

Abilities

Active: Ghost Form

You enter ghost form for 4.0 seconds, becoming immune to physical damage, but are unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage.

Additional Insights

  • Ends if you become Spell Immune, and will have no effect if you are already Spell Immune.
  • Shares cooldown with Ethereal Blade.
  • The Ghost Scepter isn't just about defense, it's about strategic survival. It provides a brief window of safety against physical damage, allowing your hero to escape dangerous situations, avoid being targeted by right-click attacks, or buy time for reinforcements to arrive.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

It is well received from the mid game by supports who are willing to dream for another day or core who are going for greater item builds for the late game. Heroes you would usually this often are Crystal Maiden and Lina.

Heroes countered by Ghost Scepter

To prevent getting right-clicked by Arc Warden for avoiding physical damage.
As Bloodseeker's main source of damage is physical damage, Ghost Scepter can prevent you from getting right-clicked by him.
As Drow Ranger's main source of damage is physical, Ghost Scepter can help to negate all of it temporarily.
Timing Ghost Scepter when Faceless Void uses Chronosphere prevents him from being able to hit you. Also, since most of his damage is physical right-clicks, this will help prevent him from being able to hit you.
Ghost Scepter can save you from getting affected by Omnislash because it is physical damage.
Using Ghost Scepter in time can save you from getting killed by Legion Commander since her main source of damage output is from her right clicks.
Go into Ghost Form to prevent getting right-clicked by Lifestealer.
Night Stalker mostly relies on right clicking opponents.
To prevent getting right-clicked by Outworld Destroyer in fights.
Prevent from being right-clicked from Phantom Assassin.
Ghost Form prevents Slardar from being able to right click you temporarily.
Ghost Form prevents Slark from attacking you temporarily.
Ghost Form can prevent Spectre from right-clicking you down and allows you to TP out.
To prevent getting right clicked by him when he jumps on you.
To prevent Sven from being able to right click you since most of his damage comes from physical right click damage.
To prevent getting hit by Templar Assassin.
Ghost Form can prevent Troll Warlord from attacking you due to his right-clicking reliability.
Ghost Form prevents Ursa from being able to right click you.
Against core Vengeful Spirit
Ghost Form prevents Wraith King or his skeletons from attacking you temporarily.

Trivia

Originally introduced as an item that provided evasion against physical attacks for a short duration, the Ghost Scepter has evolved to become an integral part of various hero strategies and item builds.