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Eye of Skadi

A hero's majestic essence, a remarkable and powerful item that not only enhances your hero's attributes but also bestows a frosty touch of control, durability and in the most splendid!
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Extremely rare artifact, guarded by the azure dragons.

A hero's majestic essence, a remarkable and powerful item that not only enhances your hero's attributes but also bestows a frosty touch of control, durability and in the most splendid!

Base Combat Stats

+ 22 All Attributes

bonus health

+ 250 Health

bonus mana

+ 250 Mana

Recipe

A hero's majestic essence, a remarkable and powerful item that not only enhances your hero's attributes but also bestows a frosty touch of control, durability and in the most splendid!
Ultimate Orb
Point Booster
Skadi Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Cold Attack

Attacks lower enemy movement by 20% if they are melee and 50% if they are ranged, as well as their attack speed by 10% if they are melee and 20% if they are ranged. Additionally it reduces all healing, lifesteal and regen by 40% Lasts for 3.0 seconds.

Additional Insights

The Skadi is perfect for heroes seeking an all-around boost be it in damage, survivability, or control. It's an item that turns your hero into a resilient force while chilling enemies to the bone, creating moments of strategic advantage and icy triumph in Dota 2!

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Perfect for those who want to fight right click for right click, this item doesnt just make you more tankier and reduces their attack speed but also weakens their lifesteal gain thus turning the tides into your favor. Timely built around the mid to late game stretch of a match.

Heroes with Eye of Skadi as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them. Also gives you good mana pool that lets you use Refresher.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and keep chasing them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them to activate Jingu Mastery. Works well to keep enemy heroes inside the Wukongs Command ring.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and keep chasing them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spectre
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
A core item to significantly increase the tankiness and damage of your hero and your illusions through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Vengeful Spirit
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Your Aghanims Scepeter illusion also benefits from the stats gain to do more damage. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and keep chasing them.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and keep chasing them. Makes you a massive right click damage dealer with the level 25 talent.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
A core item to significantly increase your tankiness and damage through stats. Works well against lifesteal and high HP regen on enemy heroes. Reduces the movement speed and HP sustain of enemy heroes you hit to make them less tanky and stay on top of them.

Heroes countered by Eye of Skadi

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Abaddon
Helps lower the healing from Abaddon with Mist Coil.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Helps lower Bristleback's HP regen. Particularly useful against Bloodstone.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Helps lower the lifesteal from Insatiable Hunger.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Helps lower the HP gain from Luminosity.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dazzle
Helps lower the healing from Dazzle through Shadow Wave and sustain items.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Helps reduce the healing from Spirit Siphon and at the end of Exorcism.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight
Helps reduce the HP regen from Dragon Blood and slow down Dragon Knight with right clicks even more when he is in Elder Dragon Form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Lets you significantly lower the movement speed on Hoodwink with right clicks and catch her during Scurry to burst her down. Also provides tankiness to tank Sharpshooter.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Helps lower the HP regen from Berserker's Blood and significantly slow down Huskar with right clicks.
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 Luna
Helps significantly slow Luna with right clicks as well as lower the lifesteal from Mask of Madness or Satanic, which are common purchases for her.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Helps lower the lifesteal from Sidekick.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Helps lower the lifeteal from Jingu Mastery attacks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Lets you slow down Morphling and helps lower the HP gain from Attribute Shift (Strength Gain).
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Necrophos
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
Helps lower the healing from Purification.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Oracle
Helps lower the healing from Purifying Flames.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
Helps significantly slow Outworld Destroyer with right clicks as well as lower the lifesteal from his level 20 talent.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
Helps lower the HP regen from Reactive Armor stacks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Helps lower the HP regen on Underlord with right clicks and make it easier to burst him down.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Helps lower the lifesteal from Vampiric Spirit.

Trivia

The item Skadi, also known as Eye of Skadi, is named after a mythical artifact in various ancient mythologies and folklore. Skadi originates from Norse mythology, where she is a giantess associated with winter, skiing, and mountains.