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Ethereal Blade

Imagine your hero wielding this majestic blade, it not only amplifies your magic power but also turns your attacks into a whimsical burst of ethereal energy.
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A flickering blade of a ghastly nature, it is capable of dealing damage in both magical and physical planes.

Imagine your hero wielding this majestic blade, it not only amplifies your magic power but also turns your attacks into a whimsical burst of ethereal energy.

Base Combat Stats

+ 8 All Attributes

bonus mana

+ 300 Mana

+ 250 Cast Range

bonus mana regen

+ 3 Mana Regeneration

Recipe

Imagine your hero wielding this majestic blade, it not only amplifies your magic power but also turns your attacks into a whimsical burst of ethereal energy.
Aether Lens
Ghost Scepter
Ethereal Blade Recipe

Abilities

Active: Ether Blast

Converts the target unit to ethereal form, rendering them immune to physical damage, but unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage.
Enemy targets are also slowed by 80%, and take 1.5x your target's primary attribute + 50 as magical damage.
Duration: 4.0 seconds

Mana: 100

Cooldown: 22

Additional Insights

  • Shares cooldown with Ghost Scepter.
  • Ethereal units take %ethereal_damage_bonus%%% bonus magic damage.
  • For Universal Heroes, their primary attribute is 60%% the sum of all their attributes.
  • Using a Town Portal Scroll or Boots of Travel will not dispel Ethereal Form.
  • Plays very well with heroes that have high magical damage already making them more like demons on the loose

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Best bought if you needed the extra burst on your magical damage output, Have you ever tried comboing one hero and ended feeling short causing them to turn around and just kill you helplessly? Well this one will solve all your nightmares away!

Heroes with Ethereal Blade as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
A core upgrade for Aether Lens to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
An upgrade for Aether Lens to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for you or an ally against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
An upgrade for Aether Lens to amplify your magic damage toolkit on an enemy hero to burst them down. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Rubick
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with Fade Bolt and stolen spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Also works as a save for your cores against physical damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
A core item to amplify your magic damage on an enemy hero and burst them down with all your spells. Can be used on an enemy hero to disarm them so that they cannot hit the Proximity Mine you place under them, or protect yourself against physical damage.

Heroes countered by Ethereal Blade

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Lets you save an ally caught inside the Chronosphere AoE. Can also be used on yourself quickly before Chronosphere lands to buy time.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Lets you kite Juggernaut by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks and Omnislash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Lets you save an ally caught by Duel. Can also be used on yourself quickly before Duel starts to buy time.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Lets you kite Lifestealer by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
Lets you save an ally caught by Reverse Polarity. Can also be used to protect yourself against Magnus' right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Lets you save an ally stunned by Rebound during Unleash. Can also be used to protect yourself against Marci's right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Lets you save an ally stunned by Stone Gaze. Can also be used to protect yourself against Medusa's right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Meepo
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Lets you save an ally stunned by Boundless Strike inside Wukong's Command. Can also be used to burst down Monkey King with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Lets you save yourself or an ally rooted by Ensnare from getting bursted by Naga Siren and her illusions. Can also be used to burst down Naga Siren with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
Lets you save an ally from Phantom Assassin's right click and Stifling Dagger burst damage. Can also be used to burst her down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Lets you save an ally from the right clicks and Diffusal Blade mana burn from Phantom Lancer and his illusions. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
Lets you save an ally from Slardar's right click and Slithereen Crush damage. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
Lets you save an ally from Slark's right click when leashed by Pounce. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Lets you save an ally from Snapfire's Lil' Shredder right clicks upgraded by her level 25 talent. Can also be used to burst her down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spectre
Lets you save an ally from Spectre's right clicks when she jumps with Shadow Step. Can also be used to burst her down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Lets you save yourself or an ally from Templar Assassin's right clicks when slowed by Psionic Trap.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Lets you save yourself or an ally from getting bursted by right clicks from Terrorblade and his illusions. Can also be used to burst down Terrorblade with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Lets you save yourself or an ally from getting bursted by Tiny's Tree Grab right clicks. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Lets you save yourself or an ally from Troll Warlord's right clicks and waste some of his Battle Trance duration. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Lets you save yourself or an ally from Ursa's right clicks. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
Lets you save yourself or an ally from Weaver's right clicks. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Lets you save yourself or an ally when targeted by Focus Fire. Can also be used to burst down Windranger with heavy magic damage as a follow up.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Lets you save an ally caught by Winter's Curse from taking damage by your team. Be careful not to walk inside the AoE of the spell when using the item.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Lets you save yourself or an ally from right clicks from Wraith King and his skeletons. Can also be used to burst him down with heavy magic damage as a follow up.

Sounds

  • ethereal_blade_cast.wav

Trivia

The Ethereal Blade was originally known as the 'Ether Blade' in earlier versions of Dota. However, its name was changed to 'Ethereal Blade' in Dota 2. The term 'ethereal' refers to a state of being extremely delicate and light, which aligns with the nature of the item, transforming heroes or enemies into an ethereal form that amplifies magic damage while reducing physical damage taken. This change in name, from 'Ether Blade' to 'Ethereal Blade', emphasized the mystical and magical aspects of the item, highlighting its unique abilities and lore within the game.
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