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Shiva's Guard

A hero's frosty fortress, a powerful and versatile item that not only fortifies your hero's defenses but also wreaks havoc on enemies in the most chilling way.
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Said to have belonged to a goddess, today it retains much of its former power.

A hero's frosty fortress, a powerful and versatile item that not only fortifies your hero's defenses but also wreaks havoc on enemies in the most chilling way.

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 15 Armor

+ 0.83 Armor (from attributes)

Damage.damageAbilityMagicalAoe

+ 5 Damage for Strength Heroes

+ 5 Damage for Agility Heroes

+ 5 Damage for Intelligence Heroes

+ 5 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 110 Health (from attributes)

+ 5 Health Regen

+ 0.45 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 60 Mana (from attributes)

+ 0.25 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 0.5% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

+ 15% Spell Amplification

Attributes

Recipe

A hero's frosty fortress, a powerful and versatile item that not only fortifies your hero's defenses but also wreaks havoc on enemies in the most chilling way.
Veil of Discord
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Shiva's Guard Recipe

Abilities

Active: Arctic Blast

Emits a freezing wave that causes enemies to take 15% more damage from spells for 16.0 seconds, deals 200 magical damage and slows their movement by 40% for 4.0 seconds. Deals 150% damage to illusions.
Radius: 900

Mana: 75

Cooldown: 27

Passive: Freezing Aura

Reduces the attack speed of all enemies by 45 and all heals, regeneration and lifesteal by 25%.
Radius: 1200

Additional Insights

  • The wave extends at a speed of %blast_speed% to a max size of %blast_radius%.
  • The Arctic Blast follows its caster.
  • Multiple instances of Freezing Aura do not stack.
  • The beauty of Shiva's Guard lies in its defensive and disruptive nature. It's particularly effective against enemy heroes reliant on mobility or attack speed, offering your hero a way to hinder their movements and significantly reduce their combat effectiveness.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Shivas guard is a well balanced item that is received by the community as a both offensive and defensive item usually bought by offlaners and cores who love to initiate this item is perfect in the mid to late game. Centaur, Primal Beast and Doom makes it a wonderful patch for them

Heroes with Shiva's Guard as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
A core upgrade from Veil of Discord that slows enemies and increases the magical damage they receive from you.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also increases your damage output with Wild Axes.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Look to use it before popping Primal Split to slow enemy heroes and increase your spell damage output.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
A core item that gives you some much needed armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also provides tankiness through stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Centaur Warrunner
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also increases your damage output with Double Edge.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
A core item that gives you some much needed armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with Ion Shell.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
A core item to become significantly more tanky with armor and stay on top of enemy heroes by slowing them. Also reduces healing on enemy heroes to make them less tanky.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
A core item to become tanky with armor and increase your mana pool to synergize with Refresher for double Doom. Also helps with AoE slow that goes with Scorched Earth.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
A core item that gives you some much needed armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also provides tankiness through stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
A core item that causes enemies to take more magic damage from you. The AOE slow provided by the active also helps in chasing down kills and gives good overall stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Kunkka
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also increases your damage output with all spells other than Tidebringer.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also increases your damage output with spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
A core item that gives you some much needed armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also provides tankiness through stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phoenix
A core item that improves your tankiness with armor and increases the chances of your Supernova surviving by decreasing attack speed around you. Also reduces the movement speed of enemy heroes to keep them within Supernova AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also increases the outgoing damage of all your spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
A core mid game pick up to become tanky with armor and reduce healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage from Rot.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also boosts the magic damage output of your entire toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Also increases the damage output of all your spells and works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tidehunter
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Has great synergy with Aghanims Scepter to increase the AoE damage output of Gush.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
A core item that gives you some much needed armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells. Also provides effective damage and tankiness through stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
A core item to do more AoE damage in fights and clear creep waves quickly. Also makes you much more tanky with armor. Gets refreshed with Rearm to spam for damage with each usage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
A core item that helps to reduce healing in an AoE around you and become more tanky with armor. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
A core item that gives you some much needed armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
A core item that gives you tankiness with armor and reduces healing in an AoE around you. Also increases the damage output of all your spells and works well against illusions and summons along with your AoE damage spells.

Heroes countered by Shiva's Guard

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Abaddon
Helps lower the healing from Abaddon with Mist Coil.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Alchemist
Helps lower the HP regen from Chemical Rage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Gives you tankiness and AoE damage with Arctic Blast to kill Chaos Knights illusions much quicker.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
Gives you tankiness and AoE damage with Arctic Blast to kill Wall of Replica illusions much quicker.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Gives you tankiness to take less damage from Starbreaker and right clicks while reducing Dawnbreakers HP gain from Luminosity.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dazzle
Gives you tankiness to take less damage from Dazzles spells and right clicks while reducing his healing from Shadow Wave.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Gives you tankiness to take less damage from Exorcism while reducing her HP gain from Spirit Siphon and at the end of Exorcism.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Helps lower the HP regen from Berserkers Blood.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
Helps lower the healing and HP regen from Tether and Overcharge.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Helps lower the lifesteal from Feast and Open Wounds.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
To reduce healing and for some armor
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
To slow all Meepos in a big AOE and make them take more magic damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Reduces Morphlings healing through Attribute Shift.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Necrophos
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
Reduces his healing effects.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Oracle
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
To reduce his regen and slows his movement speed as a main source of dealing damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Against core Tiny
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
To reduce healing.

Trivia

Shiva's Guard is based on a character from the Warcraft universe named Jaina Proudmoore, a powerful sorceress. In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, she had a powerful ability called 'Blizzard', which caused a freezing storm to deal damage and slow enemy units within its radius, a mechanic that resembles Shiva's Guard's Arctic Blast ability.