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Rod of Atos

A hero's magical lasso, a fantastic item that helps your hero seize control of the battlefield by slowing down enemies in the friendliest and most effective manner!
Upgraded Item | Magical

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Atos, the Lord of Blight, has his essence stored in this deceptively simple wand.

A hero's magical lasso, a fantastic item that helps your hero seize control of the battlefield by slowing down enemies in the friendliest and most effective manner!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 15 Damage for Intelligence Heroes

+ 180 Mana (from attributes)

+ 0.75 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 1.5% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

18 Cooldown

50 Mana Cost

Attributes

+ 15 Intelligence

Recipe

Gleipnir
A hero's magical lasso, a fantastic item that helps your hero seize control of the battlefield by slowing down enemies in the friendliest and most effective manner!
Staff of Wizardry
Vitality Booster
Rod of Atos Recipe

Abilities

Active: Cripple

Roots the target for 2.0 seconds.
Range: 1100

Additional Insights

The Rod of Atos is perfect for heroes looking to control the pace of battles or lock down elusive enemies. Its long range and powerful effect make it a great tool for initiating fights, catching fleeing foes, or simply making life harder for enemies trying to escape.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Itemized universally in dota with a slight lean on the supports sides, the unique effect it gives makes it easier to give supports a hold if they are a hero without stun also makes them more lethat if they can chain a stun spell. Works also very well with cores as it's an upgrade path for gleipner and gives them a hold everytime they want to engage. An early game item best suited to be a post-laning build.

Heroes with Rod of Atos as Core Item

A situational item to set up your Blood Rite and have a TP cancel. Combines with Maelstrom to get Gleipnir later in the game.
A core item to lock down an enemy hero to close the gap and follow up with Bushwhack. Builds into Gleipnir later in the game.
A core item to lock down an enemy hero and reliably follow up with Dead Shot and The Calling. Also improves your HP pool for some much needed tankiness.
A core item to set up your massive burst damage with Mystic Flare on an enemy hero. Also gives you some much needed tankiness with HP pool.
A situational item to have a long range catch for enemy heroes and follow up with Shukuchi to close the gap on them. Also makes you tanky with HP pool and lets you cancel TPs.

Heroes countered by Rod of Atos

Roots Ember Spirit in place so that he is unable to escape and remannt away.
To be able to catch her
To root QOP so that she is unable to blink away.
To root him in place so that he cannot Ball Lightning away.
Root Void Spirit in place so that he cannot escape with his spells.

Trivia

The Rod of Atos was initially introduced in Dota as a part of the 6.75 patch. This patch was significant for bringing about several new items and changes to existing items within the game. The addition of the Rod of Atos aimed to provide players with a new utility item that offered a powerful disable and stat bonuses.