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Glimmer Cape

The Glimmer Cape is like your hero's magical shroud, a remarkable cloak that not only conceals your hero from enemy sight but also offers a protective shimmer of resistance, all in the friendliest and most enchanting manner!
Upgraded Item | Magical

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The stolen cape of a master illusionist.

The Glimmer Cape is like your hero's magical shroud, a remarkable cloak that not only conceals your hero from enemy sight but also offers a protective shimmer of resistance, all in the friendliest and most enchanting manner!

Base Combat Stats

+ 25% Magic Resistance

Recipe

The Glimmer Cape is like your hero's magical shroud, a remarkable cloak that not only conceals your hero from enemy sight but also offers a protective shimmer of resistance, all in the friendliest and most enchanting manner!
Shadow Amulet
Cloak
Glimmer Cape Recipe

Abilities

Active: Glimmer

After a 0.5 second delay, grants invisibility, 40 movement speed and a magic damage barrier that absorbs up to 300 damage to you or a target allied unit for 5 seconds.
Can be cast while channeling.

Mana: 90

Cooldown: 14

Additional Insights

What's truly amazing is that this magnificent cape not only makes your hero invisible but also provides a substantial bonus to magic resistance. It's like having a shield against magical assaults, protecting your hero and making them more resilient to enemy spells while hidden from view.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Glimmer cape is a support item that is usually built from the early game specially out of the post laning stage that helps boost the confidence of your cores to play a little more risky and brave against heroes that have high burst damage and spells.

Heroes with Glimmer Cape as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ancient Apparition
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Also helps defend against magical damage with the barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bane
A core defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Can also be cast on yourself while channeling Fiends Grip to become untargetable without detection.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Crystal Maiden
A core defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Can also be cast on yourself while channeling Freezing Field to become untargetable without detection.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dazzle
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Also helps defend against magical damage with the barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Disruptor
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Also lets you walk into teamfights for a multi hero Static Storm.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Also helps defend against magical damage with the barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lich
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Works well to sneak close to enemy heroes and lock them down with Sinister Gaze.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Oracle
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Also helps defend against magical damage with the barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Can be applied on yourself while channeling Life Drain.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
A core defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Can be cast on yourself before using Blast Off! to reduce the self damage taken.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
A defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Also helps defend against magical damage with the barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Warlock
A core defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Can also be cast on yourself while channeling Upheaval to become untargetable without detection.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
A core defensive item that lets you or a teammate become invisible and get out of trouble. Can also be cast on yourself while channeling Death Ward to become untargetable without detection.

Heroes countered by Glimmer Cape

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Abaddon
Lets you kite Abaddon by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ancient Apparition
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Ancient Apparition's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally from Ice Blast.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Lets you kite Anti Mage by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Lets you kite Arc Warden by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bane
Lets you save an ally through invisibility if they get caught with Nightmare or Fiend's Grip.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Batrider's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Flaming Lasso.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Beastmaster and his summons as well as save an ally caught by Primal Roar. Also helps absorb some of the Wild Axes damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
Lets you kite Bloodseeker bt protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility in Rupture duration.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Brewmaster and the Primal Split Brewlings. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Lets you kite Bristleback by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Lets you kite Broodmother and her army of Spiderlings by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Centaur Warrunner
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Centaur's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stunned by Hoof Stomp.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chaos Knight
Lets you kite Chaos Knight and his illusions by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clinkz
Lets you kite Clinkz and his Skeleton Archers by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
Gives you an invisibility tool to save yourself or an ally from getting continuously stunned by Battery Assault. Also helps absorb some of the damage from Clockwerk's spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Crystal Maiden
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Crystal Maiden's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Frostbite.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Dark Seer's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Vacuum.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Willow
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Dark Willow's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by her lockdown.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Lets you kite Dawnbreaker by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Death Prophet as well as magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from her magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Disruptor
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Disruptor's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stuck under Static Storm.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Doom's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Doom.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Dragon Knight and save yourself or an ally stunned by Dragon Tail.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Drow Ranger
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Drow Ranger and save yourself or an ally caught by the Gust silence.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Earth Spirit as well as magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earthshaker
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Earthshaker as well as magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Elder Titan and save yourself or an ally caught in the Echo Stomp or Earth Splitter AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Ember Spirit as well as magic resistance to significantly reduce the damage taken from his magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enchantress
Lets you kite Enchantress by protecting yourself or an ally against her Impetus right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enigma
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Enigma's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Black Hole.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Lets you kite Faceless Void by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility. Also helps absorb some of the Time Lock damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Grimstroke
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Grimstroke's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Soulbind.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Gyrocopter and save yourself or an ally stunned by Homing Missile. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Hoodwink's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally from Sharpshooter.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Huskar's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Life Break.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Invoker's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally from his full spell combo.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Io and his Tethered ally. Can also be used to get close to him and burst him down.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Jakiro
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Jakiro's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Ice Path.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Juggernaut
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Juggernaut as well as save yourself or an ally from Omnislash.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Keeper of the Light's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally affected by Solar Bind.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Kunkka
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Kunkka's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by his spell combo.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Leshrac's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Split Earth.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lich
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lich's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Sinister Gaze.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lifestealer
Lets you kite Lifestealer by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lina's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Light Strike Array.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lion
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lion's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by his lockdown.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lone Druid
Lets you kite Spirit Bear and Lone Druid by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
Lets you kite Luna by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks and Eclipse Beams through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
Lets you kite Lycan and his Wolf pack by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Magnus
Lets you kite Magnus by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Lets you kite Marci by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Mars' magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by his control spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Medusa
Lets you kite Medusa by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Mirana's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stunned by Sacred Arrow.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Lets you kite Monkey King by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Lets you kite Morphling by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Muerta's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Dead Shot.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Naga Siren
Lets you kite Naga Siren and her illusions by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
Lets you kite Nature's Prophet and Treants by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Necrophos
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Night Stalker
Lets you kite Night Stalker by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nyx Assassin
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Nyx Assassin's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stunned by Impale.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ogre Magi
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Ogre Magi's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stunned by Fireblast.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
Lets you kite Omniknight by protecting yourself or an ally against his Hammer of Purity and Aghanims Shard right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
Lets you kite Outworld Destroyer by protecting yourself or an ally against his Arcane Orb right clicks through invisibility. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Pangolier's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Rolling Thunder.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
Lets you kite Phantom Assassin by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Lancer
Lets you kite Phantom Lancer and his illusions by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phoenix
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Phoenix's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught inside the Supernova AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Primal Beast's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by his control spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Puck's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Dream Coil.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Pudge as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Meat Hook or Dismember. Also helps absorb some of the Dismember and Rot damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Pugna's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Queen of Pain
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Queen of Pain's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Lets you kite Razor by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Lets you kite Riki by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks and Tricks of the Trade through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Rubick
Gives you an invisibility tool to save yourself or an ally caught by Telekinesis.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Sand King's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Burrowstrike.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Demon
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Shadow Demon's magic heavy toolkit. Gets dispelled if affected by Demonic Purge.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Fiend
Lets you kite Shadow Fiend by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility. Also helps absorb some of the damage from his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Shaman
Gives you an invisibility tool to close the gap on Shadow Shaman as well as save yourself or an ally caught by his control spells or stuck inside Mass Serpent Wards.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Silencer
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Silencer's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally silenced by his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Skywrath Mage's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally silenced by Ancient Seal.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Slark
Lets you kite Slark by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Snapfire's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stunned by Firesnap Cookie.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sniper
Lets you kite Sniper by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks and Assassinate through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spectre
Lets you kite Spectre when she jumps with Shadow Step by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Spirit Breaker's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally targeted by his control spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Storm Spirit's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Electric Vortex.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sven
Lets you kite Sven by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Techies' magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally stunned by Blast Off!.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Lets you kite Templar Assassin by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Lets you kite Terrorblade by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tidehunter
Gives you an invisibility tool to save yourself or an ally stunned by Ravage or slowed by Gush.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Timbersaw and save yourself or an ally from getting bursted by his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Tinker's Heat-Seeking Missile and items spam as well as save yourself or an ally through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Tiny's Avalanche and Toss combo as well as save yourself or an ally caught by his control spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Treant Protector
Gives you an invisibility tool to save yourself or an ally caught by Overgrowth.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Gives you an invisibility tool to save yourself or an ally stuck inside Ice Shards or caught by Tusk's control spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Underlord and save yourself or an ally caught inside the Pit of Malice AoE. Also helps absorb some of the Firestorm damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Undying and save yourself or an ally slowed by Tombstone zombies. Going invisible instantly kills any zombies chasing you.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ursa
Lets you kite Ursa by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Vengeful Spirit
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite a core Vengeful Spirit and save yourself or an ally stunned by Magic Missile or out of position from Nether Swap.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Venomancer's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally slowed by his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Viper's Poison Attack right clicks and spells as well as save yourself or an ally slowed by his spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite Visage and his Familiars as well as absorb some of the damage from his Soul Assumption spam.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Void Spirit's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Aether Remnant.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Warlock
Gives you an invisibility tool to kite the Chaotic Offering Golem and save yourself or an ally stuck inside the Upheaval AoE.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
Lets you kite Weaver by protecting yourself or an ally against his right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Lets you kite Windranger during Focus Fire by protecting yourself or an ally against her right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Winter Wyvern's magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally caught by Winter's Curse.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Witch Doctor's spells except for Death Ward as well as save yourself or an ally from Death Ward attacks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Wraith King
Lets you kite Wraith King and his skeletons by protecting yourself or an ally against their right clicks through invisibility.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus
Gives you magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Zeus' magic heavy toolkit as well as save yourself or an ally through invisibility.

Trivia

Originally, the item provided 66% magic resistance to the targeted ally for 5 seconds upon activation. However, this amount of magic resistance was considered quite potent and could potentially be overpowered.