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Abyssal Blade

The Abyssal Blade is like your hero's ultimate hammer of justice, a magnificent weapon that not only grants powerful stats but also allows your hero to deliver a devastating blow, stunning enemies with pure force!
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The lost blade of the Commander of the Abyss, this edge cuts into an enemy's soul.

The Abyssal Blade is like your hero's ultimate hammer of justice, a magnificent weapon that not only grants powerful stats but also allows your hero to deliver a devastating blow, stunning enemies with pure force!

Base Combat Stats

bonus damage

+ 35 Damage

bonus health

+ 250 Health

bonus health regen

+ 10 Health Regeneration

+ 10 Strength

Recipe

The Abyssal Blade is like your hero's ultimate hammer of justice, a magnificent weapon that not only grants powerful stats but also allows your hero to deliver a devastating blow, stunning enemies with pure force!
Skull Basher
Vanguard
Abyssal Blade Recipe

Abilities

Active: Overwhelm

Stuns a target enemy unit for 1.6 seconds.
Pierces Spell Immunity.

Mana: 75

Cooldown: 35

Passive: Bash

Grants melee heroes a 25% chance on hit to stun the target for 1.2 seconds and deal 120 bonus physical damage. Bash chance for ranged heroes is 10%.

Passive: Damage Block

Grants a 60% chance to block 70 damage from incoming attacks on melee heroes, and 35 damage on ranged.

Additional Insights

  • The stun is melee range.
  • Does not stack with other bashes, and does not grant bash to Clones and Tempest Doubles.
  • Multiple sources of damage block do not stack.
  • This stunning ability makes the Abyssal Blade perfect for heroes who want to amplify their damage output and possess a powerful single-target lockdown. It's an incredible tool for initiating fights, catching elusive foes, or securing critical takedowns during intense clashes.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

A midgame item for Cores specially carries that would love to keep hitting opponents that are just to evasive against them or has the higher damage output if they would trade 1v1 against them, also a life and death changing item where if paired with satanic could change the outcome of a fight

Heroes with Abyssal Blade as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
A late game pick up to have reliable lockdown to stun and burst down enemy heroes with right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown on your Spirit Bear against elusive enemy heroes.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
A core item to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and keep them inside your Smoke Screen and Tricks of the Trade AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and follow up with Pounce to build Essence Shift stacks with right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and burst them down with right clicks during Battle Trance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
A core upgrade for Basher to have reliable lockdown against elusive enemy heroes and burst them down with right clicks during Overpower.

Heroes countered by Abyssal Blade

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Gives you an instant lockdown against Anti Mage and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can Blink away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Gives you an instant lockdown against Arc Warden and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can protect himself inside Magnetic Field.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Gives you an instant lockdown against Batrider and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or use Firefly to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
Gives you an instant lockdown against Bloodseeker and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or heal up with Thirst kills.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bounty Hunter
Gives you an instant lockdown against Bounty Hunter and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he becomes invisible using Shadow Walk to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Gives you an instant lockdown against Brewmaster and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can cast Primal Split.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Gives you an instant lockdown against Broodmother and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can scurry away under her Webs.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Centaur Warrunner
Gives you an instant lockdown against Centaur and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can run away with Stampede.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clinkz
Gives you an instant lockdown against Clinkz and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he becomes invisible using Skeleton Walk to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
Gives you an instant lockdown against Dark Seer and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can run away using Surge.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Gives you an instant lockdown against Death Prophet and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can regenerate or do damage with her spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Drow Ranger
Gives you an instant lockdown against Drow Ranger and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can impact fights or push you away using Gust.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
Gives you an instant lockdown against Ember Spirit and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can get away with Fire Remnants.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enigma
Gives you an instant lockdown against Enigma and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can have an impact in fights with his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Gives you an instant lockdown against Faceless Void and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can get away with Time Walk.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you an instant lockdown against Hoodwink and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can get away with Scurry.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Gives you an instant lockdown against Huskar and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can have an impact in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
Gives you an instant lockdown against Invoker and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he impacts fights or gets away with Ghost Walk.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
Gives you an instant lockdown against Io and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he regenerates himself or his Tethered ally.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Gives you an instant lockdown against Juggernaut and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses any spells or impacts fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
Gives you an instant lockdown against Leshrac and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he impacts fights or regens up with Bloodstone.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Gives you an instant lockdown against Lifestealer and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he lifesteals back his HP with Feast.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Gives you an instant lockdown against Lina and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can have an impact in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
Gives you an instant lockdown against Lone Druid and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can use True Form or Savage Roar to survive.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
Gives you an instant lockdown against Luna and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can have an impact in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
Gives you an instant lockdown against Lycan and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can run away with the Shapeshift movement buff.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
Gives you an instant lockdown against Magnus and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can have an impact in fights with Reverse Polarity.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Gives you an instant lockdown against Marci and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can lifesteal back up or have an impact in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Gives you an instant lockdown against Medusa and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can defend herself with Stone Gaze or regain mana with Mystic Snake.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
Gives you an instant lockdown against Mirana and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can get away with Leap or become invisible using Moonlight Shadow.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Gives you an instant lockdown against Monkey King and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can get away with Tree Dance or become tanky using Wukong's Command.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Gives you an instant lockdown against Morphling and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Waveform or Attribute Shift (Strength Gain) to survive.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
Gives you an instant lockdown against Muerta and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she uses Pierce the Veil or has an impact in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Gives you an instant lockdown against Naga Siren and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she uses Song of the Siren to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
Gives you an instant lockdown against Nature's Prophet and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Sprout and Teleportation to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Night Stalker
Gives you an instant lockdown against Night Stalker and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Dark Ascension to get away or has an impact in fights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nyx Assassin
Gives you an instant lockdown against Nyx Assassin and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Vendetta to get away or protects himself with Spiked Carapace.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
Gives you an instant lockdown against Outworld Destroyer and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he impacts fights or saves himself with Astral Imprisonment.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
Gives you an instant lockdown against Pangolier and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Rolling Thunder or Swashbuckle to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
Gives you an instant lockdown against Puck and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she uses any mobility or control spells to buy time and get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Gives you an instant lockdown against Pugna and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can save or heal himself with Decrepify and Life Drain.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Queen of Pain
Gives you an instant lockdown against Queen of Pain and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can Blink away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Gives you an instant lockdown against Razor and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or drain your damage with Static Link.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Gives you an instant lockdown against Riki and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can get away with Blink Strike or Tricks of the Trade.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Gives you an instant lockdown against Sand King and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can get away with Burrowstrike or becomes hard to kill inside Sand Storm.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
Gives you an instant lockdown against Slark and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can dispel it with Dark Pact or get away with Pounce or Shadow Dance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Gives you an instant lockdown against Spirit Breaker and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can gain status resistance from Bulldoze or get away with Charge of Darkness.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Gives you an instant lockdown against Storm Spirit and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or get away with Ball Lightning.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Gives you an instant lockdown against Templar Assassin and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can impact fights or become harder to kill with Refraction or Meld.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Gives you an instant lockdown against Terrorblade and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or use Sunder to swap HP.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
Gives you an instant lockdown against Timbersaw and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or get away using Timber Chain.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Gives you an instant lockdown against Tinker and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or use Defense Matrix to Blink away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Gives you an instant lockdown against Troll Warlord and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or become invincible and lifesteal back up using Battle Trance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Gives you an instant lockdown against Ursa and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or becomes hard to control and kill using Enrage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
Gives you an instant lockdown against Viper and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he can impact fights or disarm you and get away using Nosedive.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
Gives you an instant lockdown against Void Spirit and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Astral Step or Dissimilate to get away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
Gives you an instant lockdown against Weaver and burst him down with a possible chain stun before he uses Time Lapse or Shukuchi to escape.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Gives you an instant lockdown against Windranger and burst her down with a possible chain stun before she can impact fights or use Windrun to evade your damage and run away.

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Trivia

Before its current iteration, the Abyssal Blade was initially introduced in Dota as an item called 'Skull Basher' that provided a chance to bash and stun enemies with attacks. Later in the game's development, the Skull Basher was upgraded to the Abyssal Blade, enhancing its stats and adding the active ability 'Overwhelm', which allowed the wielder to blink and deliver a targeted stun to an enemy unit which has then been nerf already.