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Mage Slayer

Is your hero's secret weapon against those pesky spellcasters, it's a fantastic item that empowers your hero to take down magical foes with style!
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Forged by a secret order in The Third Age of Praxa'cia to fell the False King.

Is your hero's secret weapon against those pesky spellcasters, it's a fantastic item that empowers your hero to take down magical foes with style!

Base Combat Stats

+ 20% Magic Resistance

+ 45 Attack Speed

bonus mana regen

+ 2 Mana Regeneration

+ 10 Intelligence

Recipe

Is your hero's secret weapon against those pesky spellcasters, it's a fantastic item that empowers your hero to take down magical foes with style!
Cloak
Oblivion Staff
Mage Slayer Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Mage Slayer

Places a debuff when you attack enemies, dealing 25 damage per second and causing them to do 40% less spell damage for 3 seconds.

Additional Insights

Well, it reduces the spell damage of enemies hit by your hero's attacks in a form of debuff which could be crucial against heroes that deals with constant magical DPS like Leshrac.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Usually built by cores against cores who dish out a lot of magic damage, keeps them very resistant to magic and weakens their foe easily, Became a main item for most heroes in the offlane and mid as it provides significant DPS and resistance for ganks in the mid game.

Heroes with Mage Slayer as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
A core early-mid game item that significantly boosts your DPS and survivability early on. It pairs well with your Flame Guard as it reduces the magic damage of enemy heroes by 40%, making it hard for them dispel your Flame Guard barrier.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
A situational item to lower the magical damage output of the target you hit with right clicks. Increases your damage, attack speed, and tankiness with magic resistance as well as providing mana sustain to spam Primal Spring. Builds into Bloodthorn later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nature's Prophet
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage over time with right clicks. Also makes you tanky against magic damage and lets you delay the BKB purchase to prioritize other fighting and sustain items.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tidehunter
A core item that provides some much needed mana sustain and boosts your damage output through Anchor Smash with the extra attack on cast. Also provides magic resistance to make you much more tanky in teamfights.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage without being heavily reliant on Poison Attack. Also makes you tanky against magic damage and lets you delay the BKB purchase to prioritize other fighting and sustain items.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
A core item that provides some much needed mana sustain and boosts your right click DPS while making you tanky by reducing spell damage received when you manfight heroes.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
A core item to increase your DPS with stats and attack speed to deal more damage during Focus Fire. Also makes you tanky against magic damage.

Heroes countered by Mage Slayer

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Axe
Reduces the damage dealt by Axe from all his spells to nullify his burst potential. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Batrider from all his spells. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Death Prophet from all her spells to nullify her burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Earth Spirit from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Ember Spirit from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enigma
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Enigma from all his spells. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Huskar from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Invoker from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Keeper of the Light from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Leshrac from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Lina from all her spells to nullify her burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Morphling from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Muerta from her Pierce the Veil right clicks and spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Necrophos
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Primal Beast from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Puck from all her spells to nullify her burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Pudge from all his spells. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Pugna from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Queen of Pain
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Queen of Pain from all her spells to nullify her burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Sand King from all his spells. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Skywrath Mage from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Snapfire from all her spells to nullify her burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Storm Spirit from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Techies from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Timbersaw from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Tinker from all his spells. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Tiny from all his spells. Also cancels his Blink Dagger with damage over time on right clicks.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Underlord from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Venomancer from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Viper from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Visage from his Soul Assumption spam to nullify his burst potential.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus
Provides magic resistance and reduces the damage dealt by Zeus from all his spells to nullify his burst potential.

Trivia

It is said to be Forged by a secret order in The Third Age of Praxa'cia to fell the False King, but the community simply refers to it as Anti-Mage's weapon.