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Dagon

Like having a magical wand, a quick and exciting item that grants your hero a powerful burst of energy!
Upgraded Item | Magical

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A lesser wand that grows in power the longer it is used, it brings magic to the fingertips of the user.

Like having a magical wand, a quick and exciting item that grants your hero a powerful burst of energy!

Base Combat Stats

+ 7 9 11 13 15 Intelligence

+ 7 9 11 13 15 Strength

+ 7 9 11 13 15 Agility

%+ 15 Spell Lifesteal

Recipe

Like having a magical wand, a quick and exciting item that grants your hero a powerful burst of energy!
Diadem
Voodoo Mask
Dagon Recipe

Abilities

Active: Energy Burst

Emits a powerful burst of magical damage upon a targeted enemy unit. Heals the caster 75% of damage dealt by Dagon. Upgradable.
Damage: 400 500 600 700 800
Mana Cost: 120 140 160 180 200

Cooldown: 27

Additional Insights

  • Instantly kills illusions.
  • It's particularly effective for heroes aiming for swift eliminations or finishing off weakened adversaries. The Dagon allows your hero to deliver a sudden and unexpected surge of magical damage, catching opponents off guard and securing crucial eliminations in battles.

Itemization Strategy

Zap! In just a burst everything is gone. Bought mostly by magical base core heroes to finish their opponents with their combo, also for some supports who likes to gank and add an extra damage to their output while also providing themselves with extra survivality. Best to just buy level 1 dagon then go to your next item for the moment for efficiency, Some heroes that build Dagon are Necrophos, Nyx and Tinker.

Heroes countered by Dagon

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Lets you instantly kill one of Naga Siren's illusions. Also gives you a massive burst of damage against the hero that is not negated by her high armor.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Lets you instantly kill one of Terrorblade's illusions. Also gives you a massive burst of damage against the hero that is not negated by his high armor.

Trivia

An interesting trivia about Dagon in Dota 2 is its origin and inspiration from a series of fantasy novels by Piers Anthony called 'The Apprentice Adept', The Dagon's name and concept draw inspiration from the series, particularly the 'Daggerspell' ability used by characters within the novels. In 'The Apprentice Adept' series, Daggerspells were magical spells or abilities that allowed characters to unleash sudden and powerful attacks using daggers or magical blades.
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