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Mask of Madness

What does the Mask of Madness do? Well, it cranks up your hero's attack speed to turbo mode, and it even boosts their movement speed, making them the life of the party on the battlefield. It's like your hero decided it's time to throw caution to the wind, let loose, and go all-in for some high-speed combat shenanigans. Now, here's the twist, while the Mask of Madness turns your hero into a whirlwind of destruction, it also makes them a bit more vulnerable.
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Once this mask is worn, its bearer becomes an uncontrollable aggressive force.

What does the Mask of Madness do? Well, it cranks up your hero's attack speed to turbo mode, and it even boosts their movement speed, making them the life of the party on the battlefield. It's like your hero decided it's time to throw caution to the wind, let loose, and go all-in for some high-speed combat shenanigans. Now, here's the twist, while the Mask of Madness turns your hero into a whirlwind of destruction, it also makes them a bit more vulnerable.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

Armor.armorActivated

+ 20 Damage

AttackSpeed.attackSpeedActive

MovementSpeed.movementSpeedActive

+ 24% Attack Lifesteal

16 Cooldown

25 Mana Cost

Recipe

What does the Mask of Madness do? Well, it cranks up your hero's attack speed to turbo mode, and it even boosts their movement speed, making them the life of the party on the battlefield. It's like your hero decided it's time to throw caution to the wind, let loose, and go all-in for some high-speed combat shenanigans. Now, here's the twist, while the Mask of Madness turns your hero into a whirlwind of destruction, it also makes them a bit more vulnerable.
Morbid Mask
Broadsword

Abilities

Active: Berserk

Gives 110 attack speed and 30 movement speed, but reduces your armor by 8 and silences you. Lasts 6.0 seconds.

Passive: Lifesteal

Heals the attacker for a percentage of attack damage dealt. Lifesteal from creeps is reduced by 40%.

Additional Insights

When your hero decides to pick up the Mask of Madness, it's like they're getting all dressed up for a battle bash. This magical mask not only cranks up their attack speed, turning them into a flurry of furious strikes, but it also gives them a boost in movement speed, so they can boogie around the battlefield with style.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Mask of Madness is a great pick up early on the game as it gives significant sustain for you to keep farming wether being on the lane, in the jungle or those early skirmishes.

Heroes with Mask of Madness as Core Item

A core item for HP sustain through lifesteal and have better kill potential in the early to mid game with attack speed in Chronosphere. Go for this over Hand of Midas when you want more impact in the early game.
A core item that helps you speed up your farm tremendously, especially when farming Ancients. Also provides high DPS in fights upon activation.
A core item to give you some much needed HP sustain through lifesteal and quickly clear creep waves and neutral creep stacks using a burst of attack speed. Prioritize farming Ancient camps once you get this item.

Sounds

  • Activating Mask of Madnesss

Trivia

The Mask of Madness item in Dota 2 is based on an item from the original Warcraft III mod, Dota. In Warcraft III, there was an item called 'Mask of Death' that provided life steal and additional damage. When Dota transitioned into Dota 2, the Mask of Death was reimagined and evolved into the Mask of Madness.