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Observer Ward

Imagine discovering enchanted orbs, a magical tool that doesn't just grant vision but unveils hidden mysteries and ensures your team's safety and strategic awareness!
Basic Item | Consumables

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A form of half-sentient plant, often cultivated by apprentice wizards.

Imagine discovering enchanted orbs, a magical tool that doesn't just grant vision but unveils hidden mysteries and ensures your team's safety and strategic awareness!

Abilities

Use: Plant

Plants an Observer Ward, an invisible watcher that gives ground vision in a 1600 radius to your team. Lasts 6 minutes.
Hold Control to give one Observer Ward to an allied hero.

Additional Insights

When a player places an Observer Ward, it's like planting a watchful eye. These magical orbs grant vision over an area, revealing enemy movements, granting valuable information, and ensuring your team's awareness of strategic points or potential threats.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Another item that is heavily facilitated by the supports, This item is very much used all throughout the game.

Heroes countered by Observer Ward

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
Gives you vision of Clockwerk to not let him catch you with his Hookshot intiation or close the gap on you from fog.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
Gives you vision of Earth Spirit to dodge his Rolling Boulder initiation from fog.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
Lets you scout Mirana's rotations to see Sacred Arrow and dodge it. Particularly useful around power rune spots.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
Gives you vision of Pudge to dodge his Meat Hook from fog.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Spirit Breaker
Gives you vision of Spirit Breaker when he is Charging between lanes to get to safety before he reaches his target.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Lets you spot and jump Tinker when he Blinks into treelines by placing wards on cliff spots in the jungle and close to the lanes.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tusk
Gives you vision of Tusk to spot his rotations and not get caught by Ice Shards and Snowball.

Trivia

In the lore, Observer wards are said to be grown and cultivated by apprentice wizards.
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