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Linken's Sphere

A hero's protective barrier, an extraordinary and versatile item that shields your hero from enemy spells and grants essential attributes.
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This magical sphere once protected one of the most famous heroes in history.

A hero's protective barrier, an extraordinary and versatile item that shields your hero from enemy spells and grants essential attributes.

Base Combat Stats

+ 16 All Attributes

bonus health regen

+ 6 Health Regeneration

bonus mana regen

+ 4.25 Mana Regeneration

Recipe

A hero's protective barrier, an extraordinary and versatile item that shields your hero from enemy spells and grants essential attributes.
Ultimate Orb
Perseverance
Linken's Sphere Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Spellblock

Blocks most targeted spells once every 14.0 seconds.

Active: Transfer Spellblock

Temporarily removes Spellblock from the item's owner and transfers it to an allied unit for 14.0 seconds.

Cooldown: 14

Additional Insights

The wonder of Linken's Sphere lies in its defensive and stat-enhancing nature. It's particularly effective against enemy heroes with targeted spells, providing your hero with a layer of protection and ensuring their safety during key engagements.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Another situational item that gives survivality to a core hero but sometimes built by supports just to also give it to their core heroes. This item is picked up around the mid game mark.

Heroes countered by Linken's Sphere

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Lets you block either Mana Void or Abyssal Blade to avoid getting locked down and bursted by Anti Mage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bane
Lets you block all four single target Bane spells. Particularly useful to not instantly get caught by Fiend's Grip.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Flaming Lasso.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Beastmaster
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Primal Roar.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Rupture.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Doom.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dragon Knight
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Dragon Tail.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Grimstroke
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Soulbind and Phantom's Embrace.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Lets you block Solar Bind or Dagon to maintain your mobility or avoid a massive burst of damage.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Legion Commander
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Duel.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Lets you block a massive chunk of Lina's damage from Laguna Blade to nullify her burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lion
Lets you block one of Lion's lockdown spells to give you time to react. Can also let you block a massive chunk of damage from Finger of Death.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Lets you block Morph to disallow Morphling from using your toolkit in fights. Can also help you block the stun or damage from Adaptive Strike.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Dismember.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Lets you block either Decrepify or Life Drain to avoid getting bursted by Pugna's spell combo.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Razor
Lets you block Static Link to not have your damage drained and nullify Razor's kill potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Rubick
Lets you block one of Rubick's targeted spells. Particularly useful against Telekinesis and Spell Steal to not get caught by his instant initiation or not let him steal one of your big spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Burrowstrike.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Demon
Lets you block one of Shadow Demon's targeted spells. Particularly useful against Disruption and Demonic Purge to not get caught by his instant initiation or avoid his biggest damage spell.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Shaman
Lets you block one of Shadow Shaman's targeted spells. Particularly useful against Hex and Shackles to avoid one of his instant initiation spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
Lets you block one of Skywrath Mage's targeted spells. Particularly useful against Ancient Seal and Rod of Atos to avoid getting silenced or rooted.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Lets you block either Charge of Darkness or Nether Strike. Particularly useful to counter Spirit Breaker's global initiation with Charge.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Terrorblade
Lets you block Sunder to not get your HP swapped with Terrorblade.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Lets you block the Laser damage and blind. Later on, can also help block and not instantly get caught by Scythe, which is a common purchase for Tinker.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Lets you block either Shackleshot or Focus Fire to not get stunned or waste Windranger's biggest damage tool.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Lets you block and not instantly get caught by Winter's Curse.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus
Lets you block either Arc Lightning or Lightning Bolt to avoid a chunk of Zeus' burst damage.

Trivia

A fascinating trivia about Linken's Sphere in Dota 2 is its historical significance and evolution from its original form to its current iteration. Linken's Sphere was initially introduced in Dota 2 as a direct adaptation from its predecessor, the item 'Sphere of Linken' in the original Dota (Defense of the Ancients) mod. The item underwent several modifications in both its functionality and recipe ingredients over various patches and updates.
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