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Mage Slayer

Is your hero's secret weapon against those pesky spellcasters, it's a fantastic item that empowers your hero to take down magical foes with style!
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Forged by a secret order in The Third Age of Praxa'cia to fell the False King.

Is your hero's secret weapon against those pesky spellcasters, it's a fantastic item that empowers your hero to take down magical foes with style!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 10 Damage for Intelligence Heroes

+ 45 Attack Speed

+ 120 Mana (from attributes)

+ 2 Mana Regen

+ 0.5 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 20% Magic Resistance

+ 1% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

Attributes

Recipe

Is your hero's secret weapon against those pesky spellcasters, it's a fantastic item that empowers your hero to take down magical foes with style!
Cloak
Oblivion Staff
Mage Slayer Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Mage Slayer

Places a debuff when you attack enemies, dealing 25 damage per second and causing them to do 40% less spell damage for 3 seconds.

Additional Insights

Well, it reduces the spell damage of enemies hit by your hero's attacks in a form of debuff which could be crucial against heroes that deals with constant magical DPS like Leshrac.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Usually built by cores against cores who dish out a lot of magic damage, keeps them very resistant to magic and weakens their foe easily, Became a main item for most heroes in the offlane and mid as it provides significant DPS and resistance for ganks in the mid game.

Heroes with Mage Slayer as Core Item

A core early-mid game item that significantly boosts your DPS and survivability early on. It pairs well with your Flame Guard as it reduces the magic damage of enemy heroes by 40%, making it hard for them dispel your Flame Guard barrier.
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to throw more Impetus shots at enemy heroes. Also makes you tanky against magic damage.
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage with right clicks. Also makes you tanky against magic damage and lets you delay the BKB purchase to prioritize other fighting and sustain items.
A situational item to lower the magical damage output of the target you hit with right clicks. Increases your damage, attack speed, and tankiness with magic resistance as well as providing mana sustain to spam Primal Spring. Builds into Bloodthorn later in the game.
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage over time with right clicks. Also makes you tanky against magic damage and lets you delay the BKB purchase to prioritize other fighting and sustain items.
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage during Static Link. Also makes you tanky against magic damage and lets you delay the BKB purchase to prioritize other fighting and sustain items.
A core item that provides some much needed mana sustain and boosts your damage output through Anchor Smash with the extra attack on cast. Also provides magic resistance to make you much more tanky in teamfights.
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage without being heavily reliant on Poison Attack. Also makes you tanky against magic damage and lets you delay the BKB purchase to prioritize other fighting and sustain items.
A core item that provides some much needed mana sustain and boosts your right click DPS while making you tanky by reducing spell damage received when you manfight heroes.
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage during Focus Fire. Also makes you tanky against magic damage.

Heroes countered by Mage Slayer

Reduces Counter Helix damage by 35%.
To decrease the magical damage output from Batrider.
To cause Death Prophet to do lesser spell damage.
Causes Ember Spirit to deal lesser magic damage in fights.
Heavily reduce magic right click damage of Muerta
To reduce her magic damage output
Provides you magic resistance,and spell damage debuff (-35%).
To lower his magical damage output in fights.

Trivia

It is said to be Forged by a secret order in The Third Age of Praxa'cia to fell the False King, but the community simply refers to it as Anti-Mage's weapon.