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Rod of Atos

A hero's magical lasso, a fantastic item that helps your hero seize control of the battlefield by slowing down enemies in the friendliest and most effective manner!
Upgraded Item | Magical

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Atos, the Lord of Blight, has his essence stored in this deceptively simple wand.

A hero's magical lasso, a fantastic item that helps your hero seize control of the battlefield by slowing down enemies in the friendliest and most effective manner!

Base Combat Stats

+ 15 Intelligence

+ 300 Health

Recipe

Gleipnir
A hero's magical lasso, a fantastic item that helps your hero seize control of the battlefield by slowing down enemies in the friendliest and most effective manner!
Staff of Wizardry
Vitality Booster
Rod of Atos Recipe

Abilities

Active: Cripple

Roots the target for 2.0 seconds.

Mana: 50

Cooldown: 18

Additional Insights

The Rod of Atos is perfect for heroes looking to control the pace of battles or lock down elusive enemies. Its long range and powerful effect make it a great tool for initiating fights, catching fleeing foes, or simply making life harder for enemies trying to escape.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

Itemized universally in dota with a slight lean on the supports sides, the unique effect it gives makes it easier to give supports a hold if they are a hero without stun also makes them more lethat if they can chain a stun spell. Works also very well with cores as it's an upgrade path for gleipner and gives them a hold everytime they want to engage. An early game item best suited to be a post-laning build.

Heroes with Rod of Atos as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bloodseeker
A situational item to set up your Blood Rite and have a TP cancel. Combines with Maelstrom to get Gleipnir later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Muerta
A core item to lock down an enemy hero and reliably follow up with Dead Shot and The Calling. Also improves your HP pool for some much needed tankiness.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Skywrath Mage
A core item to set up your massive burst damage with Mystic Flare on an enemy hero. Also gives you some much needed tankiness with HP pool.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Weaver
A situational item to have a long range catch for enemy heroes and follow up with Shukuchi to close the gap on them. Also makes you tanky with HP pool and lets you cancel TPs.

Heroes countered by Rod of Atos

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Anti-Mage
Gives you a form of lockdown against Anti Mage to burst him down in its duration without letting him Blink away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Ember Spirit
Gives you a form of lockdown against Ember Spirit to burst him down in its duration without letting him get away with Fire Remnants.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Faceless Void
Gives you a form of lockdown against Faceless Void to burst him down in its duration without letting him get away with Time Walk.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you a form of lockdown against Hoodwink and catch up to her before she can Scurry away in treelines.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Lycan
Gives you a form of lockdown against Lycan to burst him down in its duration without letting him run away with the Shapeshift movement buff.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
Gives you a form of lockdown against Marci to burst her down in its duration without letting her get away with Rebound.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Queen of Pain
Gives you a form of lockdown against Queen of Pain to burst her down in its duration without letting her Blink away.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Gives you a form of lockdown against Riki to burst him down in its duration without letting away with Blink Strike or Tricks of the Trade.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
Gives you a form of lockdown against Storm Spirit to burst him down in its duration without letting him get away with Ball Lightning.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Void Spirit
Gives you a form of lockdown against Void Spirit to burst him down in its duration without letting him use Astral Step or Dissimilate to get away.

Trivia

The Rod of Atos was initially introduced in Dota as a part of the 6.75 patch. This patch was significant for bringing about several new items and changes to existing items within the game. The addition of the Rod of Atos aimed to provide players with a new utility item that offered a powerful disable and stat bonuses.