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Assault Cuirass

Your hero's all-in-one armor upgrade, a powerful and supportive item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also boosts their team's strength.
Upgraded Item | Armor

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Forged in the depths of the nether reaches, this hellish mail provides an army with increased armor and attack speed.

Your hero's all-in-one armor upgrade, a powerful and supportive item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also boosts their team's strength.

Base Combat Stats

+ 30 Attack Speed

+ 10 Armor

Recipe

Your hero's all-in-one armor upgrade, a powerful and supportive item that not only enhances your hero's defenses but also boosts their team's strength.
Platemail
Hyperstone
Buckler
Assault Cuirass Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Assault Aura

Grants 30 attack speed and 5 armor to nearby allied units and structures, and decreases nearby enemy unit and structure armor by 5.
Radius: 1200

Additional Insights

It's like donning a shining, protective armor that exudes resilience and power. The Assault Cuirass provides a blend of armor, attack speed, and an incredible aura that significantly empowers your hero and nearby allies.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Heavily utilized by Offlaners that are mainly initiators, this item is a mid to late game item that could truly benefit the team as whole whether be it pushing or team fighting. Heroes that build this item are Slardar and Wraith King to name a few.

Heroes with Assault Cuirass as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Abaddon
An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Alchemist
A core aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with your team and army of summons.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chen
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with your team and army of creeps.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan. Gives you a better chance to finish off enemies in Duel duration to gain damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
A core item that gives you extra tankiness and a lot of attack speed. Must be picked up if the enemy hero has high physical damage output.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
An aura item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
A late game aura item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with your team and your Wolf pack.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
A core item that boosts your team against physical damage and improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor. The armor reduction lets you deal more damage with Rolling Thunder.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
A core item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor. Also gives you attack speed to have more DPS with Tree Grab.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
A core item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor. Also gives you attack speed for another Walrus Punch! through right clicks with your level 25 talent.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
A core aura item that boosts your team and Familiars against physical damage and improves the potential of running at enemy heroes, towers, and Roshan with minus armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
A core item that boosts your physical damage against enemy heroes and buildings while tanking up with armor to reduce the enemy physical damage. Improves the potential of running at towers as well as Roshan with minus armor and burst them with skeletons. Also gives you some much needed attack speed.

Heroes countered by Assault Cuirass

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Anti Mage's right clicks to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Beastmaster and his summons to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bounty Hunter
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Bounty Hunter's Jinada right clicks and reduce his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Bristleback's Quill Spray and right clicks to reduce his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Dawnbreaker's right clicks and Starbreaker to nullify her kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Elder Titan's right clicks to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Gyrocopter during Flak Cannon to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives armor to your team to significantly reduce the burst damage from Acorn Shot.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Juggernaut's right clicks and Omnislash to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Kunkka
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Kunkka's right clicks and Tidebringer to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Legion Commander's right clicks to nullify her kill potential during Duel.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Lina's right clicks to nullify her kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Spirit Bear's and Lone Druid's right clicks to nullify their kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Luna's right clicks to nullify her kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from right clicks from Lycan and his Wolf pack to nullify their kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Magnus' cleave right clicks through Empower to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Marci's right clicks to nullify her kill potential during Unleash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Mars' Gods Rebuke and right clicks to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Medusa's right clicks to nullify her AoE kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Mirana's right clicks to nullify her kill potential in the late game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Monkey King's right clicks to nullify his kill potential inside Wukong's Command.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Nature's Prophet and Treants to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Night Stalker
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Night Stalker's right clicks to nullify his kill potential during Dark Ascension.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Phantom Lancer and his illusions to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Puck right clicks during Dream Coil upgraded with Aghanims Scepter to nullify her kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Razor's right clicks and Eye of the Storm to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Riki's right clicks and Tricks of the Trade to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Shaman
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Mass Serpant Wards upgraded with Aghanims Scepter to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Slardar's right clicks and Slithereen Crush to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Snapfire's Lil' Shredder right clicks upgraded by her level 25 talent to nullify her kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Sniper's right clicks to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Templar Assassin's right clicks to nullify her kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from right clicks from Terrorblade and his illusions to nullify her kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tidehunter
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Tidehunter's Anchor Smash and right clicks in the late game to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Tree Volley and Tiny's Tree Grab right clicks to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Troll Warlord's right clicks to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Tusk's Walrus PUNCH! and Tag Team right clicks to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Ursa's right clicks to nullify his kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Vengeful Spirit
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Vengeful Spirit's right clicks in the late game to nullify her kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Visage and his Familiars to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
Gives armor to your team to take less damage from Astral Step in the late game to nullify Void Spirit's kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Weaver's right clicks to nullify his kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from Windranger's right clicks during Focus Fire to nullify her kill and push potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Gives armor to your team and buildings to take less damage from right clicks from Wraith King and his skeletons to nullify their kill and push potential.

Trivia

In Warcraft III, the Night Elf hero unit, Furion, had an ability named 'Thorns Aura', which granted nearby allied units increased attack damage and a chance to retaliate against attackers with spiked armor. This ability's functionality and theme were instrumental in inspiring the creation of the Assault Cuirass in Dota 2.