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Ghost Scepter

The awesome Ghost Scepter! Imagine discovering a mystical scepter, a magical artifact that doesn't just protect but renders your hero impervious to physical attacks for a brief moment!
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Imbues the wielder with a ghostly presence, allowing them to evade physical damage.

The awesome Ghost Scepter! Imagine discovering a mystical scepter, a magical artifact that doesn't just protect but renders your hero impervious to physical attacks for a brief moment!

Base Combat Stats

+ 5 All Attributes

Recipe

Ethereal Blade
The awesome Ghost Scepter! Imagine discovering a mystical scepter, a magical artifact that doesn't just protect but renders your hero impervious to physical attacks for a brief moment!

Abilities

Active: Ghost Form

You enter ghost form for 4.0 seconds, becoming immune to physical damage, but are unable to attack and 40% more vulnerable to magic damage.

Cooldown: 22

Additional Insights

  • Ends if you become Spell Immune, and will have no effect if you are already Spell Immune.
  • Shares cooldown with Ethereal Blade.
  • The Ghost Scepter isn't just about defense, it's about strategic survival. It provides a brief window of safety against physical damage, allowing your hero to escape dangerous situations, avoid being targeted by right-click attacks, or buy time for reinforcements to arrive.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

It is well received from the mid game by supports who are willing to dream for another day or core who are going for greater item builds for the late game. Heroes you would usually this often are Crystal Maiden and Lina.

Heroes countered by Ghost Scepter

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Lets you kite Anti Mage by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Lets you kite Arc Warden by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Lets you kite Beastmaster and his summons by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
Lets you kite Bloodseeker by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form in Rupture duration.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bounty Hunter
Lets you kite Bounty Hunter by protecting yourself against his Jinada right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Lets you kite Brewmaster and the Primal Split Brewlings by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Lets you kite Bristleback by protecting yourself against his Quill Spray and right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Lets you kite Broodmother and her army of Spiderlings by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Lets you kite Chaos Knight and his illusions by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clinkz
Lets you kite Clinkz and his Skeleton Archers by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Lets you kite Dawnbreaker by protecting yourself against her right clicks and the Starbreaker damage in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Drow Ranger
Lets you kite Drow Ranger by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enchantress
Lets you kite Enchantress by protecting yourself against her Impetus right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Lets you kite Faceless Void by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form. Can also be used quickly before Chronosphere lands to buy time.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
Lets you kite Gyrocopter by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Lets you kite Juggernaut by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form as well as take no damage from Omnislash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Lets you kite Legion Commander by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form. Can also be used quickly before Duel starts to buy time.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Lets you kite Lifestealer by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
Lets you kite Spirit Bear and Lone Druid by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
Lets you kite Lycan and his Wolf pack by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
Lets you kite Magnus by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Lets you kite Marci by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Lets you kite Medusa by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Lets you kite Naga Siren and her illusions by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
Lets you kite Nature's Prophet and Treants by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Night Stalker
Lets you kite Night Stalker by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
Lets you kite Outworld Destroyer by protecting yourself against his Arcane Orb right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
Lets you kite Phantom Assassin by protecting yourself against her right clicks and Stifling Dagger damage in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Lets you kite Phantom Lancer and his illusions by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Lets you kite Razor by protecting yourself against his right clicks and Eye of the Storm in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Lets you kite Riki by protecting yourself against his right clicks and Tricks of the Trade in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Silencer
Lets you kite Silencer by protecting yourself against his Glaives of Wisdom right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slardar
Lets you kite Slardar by protecting yourself against his right clicks and Slithereen Crush damage in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
Lets you kite Slark by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
Lets you kite Sniper by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spectre
Lets you kite Spectre when she jumps with Shadow Step by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Lets you kite Spirit Breaker when he Charges you by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Lets you kite Storm Spirit by protecting yourself against his Overload right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Lets you kite Sven by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Lets you kite Templar Assassin by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Lets you kite Terrorblade by protecting yourself against his right clicks and Reflection in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Lets you kite Troll Warlord by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form as well as waste some of his Battle Trance duration.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Lets you kite Tusk by protecting yourself against his Walrus PUNCH! and Tag Team right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Lets you kite Ursa by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Vengeful Spirit
Lets you kite a core Vengeful Spirit by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
Lets you kite Weaver by protecting yourself against his right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Lets you kite Windranger during Focus Fire by protecting yourself against her right clicks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
Lets you protect yourself against Death Ward attacks in Ethereal form.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Lets you kite Wraith King and his skeletons by protecting yourself against their right clicks in Ethereal form.

Trivia

Originally introduced as an item that provided evasion against physical attacks for a short duration, the Ghost Scepter has evolved to become an integral part of various hero strategies and item builds.