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Pipe of Insight

Picture a fantastic item in Dota 2 called the Pipe of Insight. It's like having a magical shield that envelops you and your team in a protective bubble!
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A powerful artifact of mysterious origin, it creates barriers against magical forces.

Picture a fantastic item in Dota 2 called the Pipe of Insight. It's like having a magical shield that envelops you and your team in a protective bubble!

Base Combat Stats

+ 14.0 Health Regeneration

magic resistance

+ 20% Magic Resistance

Recipe

Picture a fantastic item in Dota 2 called the Pipe of Insight. It's like having a magical shield that envelops you and your team in a protective bubble!
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Pipe of Insight Recipe

Abilities

Active: Barrier

Gives a magic damage barrier that absorbs 450 damage to all nearby allies. Lasts 12.0 seconds.
Radius: 1200

Mana: 150

Cooldown: 60

Passive: Insight Aura

Gives allied units 2.5 health regeneration and 10% magic resistance.
Radius: 1200

Additional Insights

  • Multiple instances of Barrier do not stack.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other sources of magic resistance.
  • Not only does it provide magical protection, but it also gradually replenishes your team's health over time while the shield is active. It's like having a soothing, healing aura that keeps everyone in fighting shape during the heat of battle.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Most utility offlaners and some soft supports build it are influenced to build it specially when majority of the team is dealing with magic damage, the earlier the better this is built on the scenario the better it is for everyone. Heroes that likes to carry this item are Darkseer and Tidehunter.

Heroes with Pipe of Insight as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Chen
A core item that buffs your team against magical damage and improves the potential of running at towers with your team and army of creeps.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
An aura item that improves your impact in teamfights by buffing your whole team with magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
An aura item that improves your impact in teamfights by buffing your whole team with magic resistance.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
An aura item that improves your impact in teamfights by buffing your whole team with magic resistance.

Heroes countered by Pipe of Insight

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ancient Apparition
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Ancient Apparition's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Batrider's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Clockwerk's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Crystal Maiden
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Crystal Maiden's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Seer
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Dark Seer's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Willow
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Dark Willow's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Death Prophet
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Death Prophet's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Disruptor
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Disruptor's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Doom
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Doom's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Earth Spirit's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earthshaker
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Earthshaker's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Elder Titan
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Elder Titan's Earth Splitter and Echo Stomp.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Enigma
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Enigma's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Grimstroke
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Grimstroke's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Gyrocopter
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Gyrocopter's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Hoodwink's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Huskar's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Invoker's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Jakiro
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Jakiro's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Keeper of the Light's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Kunkka
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Kunkka's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Leshrac
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Leshrac's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lich
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lich's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lina
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lina's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lion
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lion's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Luna
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Lucent Beam and Eclipse.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Marci's spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mars
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Mars' magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Mirana
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Mirana's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Muerta's Pierce the Veil right clicks and spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Necrophos
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Nyx Assassin
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Nyx Assassin's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ogre Magi
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Ogre Magi's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pangolier
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Pangolier's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phoenix
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Phoenix's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Primal Beast
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Primal Beast's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Puck's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Pugna's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Sand King
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Sand King's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Shadow Demon
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Shadow Demon's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Silencer
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Silencer's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Skywrath Mage's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Snapfire
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Snapfire's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Storm Spirit's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Techies
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Techies' magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Tinker's Heat-Seeking Missile and items spam.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tiny
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Tiny's Avalanche and Toss combo.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Treant Protector
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Treant Protector's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Underlord's Firestorm spam.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Venomancer's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Viper
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Viper's Poison Attack right clicks and spells.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Visage's Soul Assumption spam.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Warlock
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Warlock's Fatal Bonds, Upheaval, and the summoned imps.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Winter Wyvern
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Winter Wyvern's magic heavy toolkit.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Witch Doctor
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Witch Doctor's spells except for Death Ward.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Zeus
Gives you and your team magic resistance and barrier to significantly reduce the damage taken from Zeus' magic heavy toolkit.

Trivia

An interesting trivia about the Pipe of Insight in Dota 2 is that its design and concept were influenced by an item from the original Warcraft III mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA). In Warcraft III, there was an item called 'Hood of Defiance', which provided magic resistance to the hero wearing it.