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Linken's Sphere

A hero's protective barrier, an extraordinary and versatile item that shields your hero from enemy spells and grants essential attributes.
Upgraded Item | Armor

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This magical sphere once protected one of the most famous heroes in history.

A hero's protective barrier, an extraordinary and versatile item that shields your hero from enemy spells and grants essential attributes.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 2.67 Armor (from attributes)

+ 16 Damage for Primary Attribute Heroes

+ 33.6 Damage for Universal Heroes

+ 16 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 352 Health (from attributes)

+ 6 Health Regen

+ 1.44 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 192 Mana (from attributes)

+ 4.25 Mana Regen

+ 0.8 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 1.6% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

Attributes

Universal Attribute Icon

+ 16 allAttributes

Recipe

A hero's protective barrier, an extraordinary and versatile item that shields your hero from enemy spells and grants essential attributes.
Ultimate Orb
Perseverance
Linken's Sphere Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Spellblock

Blocks most targeted spells once every 14.0 seconds.

Active: Transfer Spellblock

Temporarily removes Spellblock from the item's owner and transfers it to an allied unit for 14.0 seconds.
Range: 700

Cooldown: 14

Additional Insights

The wonder of Linken's Sphere lies in its defensive and stat-enhancing nature. It's particularly effective against enemy heroes with targeted spells, providing your hero with a layer of protection and ensuring their safety during key engagements.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Another situational item that gives survivality to a core hero but sometimes built by supports just to also give it to their core heroes. This item is picked up around the mid game mark.

Heroes countered by Linken's Sphere

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Lets you block either Mana Void or Abyssal Blade and avoid getting bursted by Anti Mage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bane
Lets you block all four single target Bane spells. Particularly useful to not instantly get caught by Fiends Grip.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Flaming Lasso.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Primal Roar.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Rupture.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Doom.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Dragon Tail.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Grimstroke
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Soulbind and Phantoms Embrace.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Lets you block Solar Bind to maintain your mobility or the high damage burst from Dagon.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Duel.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Lets you block a massive chunk of Linas damage from Laguna Blade to nullify her burst potential.
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Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Rubick
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Sandking relies on jumping in with Blink Dagger and using Burrowstrike and Linken Sphere prevents that.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Demon
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Shaman
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Blocks Sunder, Can be used on allies.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus

Trivia

A fascinating trivia about Linken's Sphere in Dota 2 is its historical significance and evolution from its original form to its current iteration. Linken's Sphere was initially introduced in Dota 2 as a direct adaptation from its predecessor, the item 'Sphere of Linken' in the original Dota (Defense of the Ancients) mod. The item underwent several modifications in both its functionality and recipe ingredients over various patches and updates.