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Gleipnir

An amazing and powerful item that not only grants your hero a jolt of lightning but also creates a swirling vortex of magical energy, shocking and stunning enemies in spectacularly!
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Bindings forged by impossible means to leash an ancient evil.

An amazing and powerful item that not only grants your hero a jolt of lightning but also creates a swirling vortex of magical energy, shocking and stunning enemies in spectacularly!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 30 Damage

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+ 24 Damage for Intelligence Heroes

+ 30 Attack Speed

+ 288 Mana (from attributes)

+ 1.2 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 2.4% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

Attributes

Recipe

An amazing and powerful item that not only grants your hero a jolt of lightning but also creates a swirling vortex of magical energy, shocking and stunning enemies in spectacularly!
Maelstrom
Rod of Atos
Gleipnir Recipe

Abilities

Active: Eternal Chains

Roots all enemies in a target 375 radius for 2.0 seconds and deals 180 damage.
Range: 1100

Mana: 200

Cooldown: 18

Passive: Chain Lightning

Grants a 25% chance on attack to release a bolt of electricity that leaps between 4 targets within a 650 radius, dealing 160 magical damage to each. Lightning proc pierces evasion. Deals 150% damage to illusions.

Additional Insights

What's fantastic about the Gleipnir is its ability to control and disrupt enemy movements. The lightning strikes not only deal damage but also ensnare the affected enemies, temporarily rooting them in place. It's perfect for setting up team fights, catching multiple foes, or simply creating chaos among enemy ranks.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Gleipnir is an item that is usually built by cores who builded maelstrom or supports who built rod of atos to turn them into Gleipnir, whichever of the two said earlier, Gleipnir is flexible item that has an upgrade path for supporting or going core, Heroes that love building it as supports are Mirana and Hoodwink, Some Cores would be Arc Warden and Weaver, timing is relevant on the situation so just play to your current scenario.

Heroes with Gleipnir as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
A core item for better crowd control. You can chain root enemy heroes by timing with the separate cooldown on your Tempest Double.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
An alternative to Mjollnir if you need AoE control. Works well to set up Blood Rite on enemy heroes and also lets you cancel TPs.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
A core item that improves your impact in teamfights with AoE lockdown. Also helps clear waves quickly with Acorn Shot as the Chain Lightning can proc on bounces.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
A core upgrade for Maelstrom to have more AoE control and set up your stun with Light Strike Array. Lets you stand and hit enemy heroes for longer while they are chain disabled.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
A luxury upgrade for Rod of Atos to have more AoE lockdown while boosting right click damage and wave clear.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
A core upgrade for Maelstrom for more AoE lockdown in teamfights and set up your Dead Shot and The Calling on enemy heroes. Also helps clear creep waves much faster with Chain Lightning procs.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
An upgrade for Maelstrom to have more AoE lockdown and catch enemy heroes to follow up with Sprout.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
An upgrade for Maelstrom to have AoE lockdown and catch enemy heroes to reliably connect with Rolling Thunder and Swashbuckle. Works well with Aghanims Scepter to do massive AoE damage with Shield Crash and deal with illsions or summons.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
A core upgrade for Maelstrom to have more AoE lockdown and catch enemy heroes to follow up with Shackleshot.

Heroes countered by Gleipnir

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Gives you a form of lockdown against Anti Mage and burst him down in its duration without letting him Blink away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Gives you a form of lockdown against Arc Warden and close the gap on him in its duration to burst him down.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Gives you AoE damage and lockdown against Beastmaster and his summons and burst them down in its duration without letting them walk away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Gives you AoE lockdown and damage with Chain Lightning procs to catch and kill Chaos Knights illusions much quicker.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer

Trivia

In Dota lore, Gleipnir is used to chain something that is evil to leash it from harming.