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Witch Blade

The Witch Blade is a fascinating and potent item that embodies a blend of mystical power and tactical prowess. It's like wielding a magical weapon that not only bolsters your attacks but also vexes your enemies with its enchanting abilities!
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A spiteful blade inadvertently possessed by the soul of its incautious creator.

The Witch Blade is a fascinating and potent item that embodies a blend of mystical power and tactical prowess. It's like wielding a magical weapon that not only bolsters your attacks but also vexes your enemies with its enchanting abilities!

Base Combat Stats

+ 40 Attack Speed

+ 12 Intelligence

bonus mana regen

+ 1.5 Mana Regeneration

+ 6 Armor

projectile speed

+ 300 Projectile Speed

Recipe

Parasma
The Witch Blade is a fascinating and potent item that embodies a blend of mystical power and tactical prowess. It's like wielding a magical weapon that not only bolsters your attacks but also vexes your enemies with its enchanting abilities!
Oblivion Staff
Chainmail
Witch Blade Recipe

Abilities

Passive: Witch Blade

Causes your next attack to apply a poison for 4 seconds, slowing by 25% and dealing 0.75x your intelligence as damage every second. This attack has True Strike.

Additional Insights

The Witch Blade isn't just a weapon; it's a catalyst for further arcane might. It allows you to upgrade into even more powerful items, enhancing your magical prowess and turning the tides of battle in your favor.

Statistics

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

Itemization Strategy

One of the newest item in town the witch blade is a mid laners delight, Built from post laning up to the mid game where eventually it could be scaled to late game. Heroes who love this are Queen of Pain and Outworld Destroyer.

Heroes with Witch Blade as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Batrider
A core item that boosts your right click damage through stats and attack speed. The true strike also helps against evasion on enemy heroes. Has great synergy with Sticky Napalm. Builds into Parasma later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Invoker
A core item that boosts your right click damage through stats and attack speed to proc Cold Snap with damage instances on enemy heroes. The true strike also helps against evasion on enemy heroes. Builds into Parasma later in the game.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Outworld Devourer
A core item that boosts your DPS with stats, attack speed, and damage ticks to burst down enemy heroes with Arcane Orb and Sanitys Eclipse. The true strike also helps against evasion on enemy heroes.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Puck
A core item to improve your kill threat on the map in the early game with increased tankiness and damage through stats and attack speed.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Storm Spirit
A core item that provides mana pool and improves the potential of bursting down enemy heroes without relying entirely on your mana.

Heroes countered by Witch Blade

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Arc Warden
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that pierces the evasion from Magnetic Field.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that pierces the evasion from Drunken Brawler.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that ignores the miss chance from Incapacitating Bite.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Hoodwink
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that pierces the redirection of attacks close to trees from Hoodwink's innate.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that ignores the miss chance from Blinding Light.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Phantom Assassin
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that pierces the evasion from her passive ability.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Riki
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that ignores the miss chance from Smoke Screen.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
Gives you multiple instances of damage over time with your right clicks to eat away Templar Assassin's Refraction charges.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Tinker
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that ignores the miss chance from Laser.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Troll Warlord
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that ignores the miss chance from Whirling Axes (Melee).
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Windranger
Gives you another layer of damage with a true strike right click that pierces the evasion from Windrun.

Trivia

One interesting trivia about Witch Blade is that its introduction marked the addition of a new type of item called 'Neutral Drops' to the game. Witch Blade is among the few items classified as Tier 4 neutral drops, which means it can only be obtained by heroes through chance drops from neutral creeps in the game.
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