Exploring And Mastering Tier 4 Neutral Items – Patch 7.34b

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Exploring And Mastering Tier 4 Neutral Items – Patch 7.34b

Diving into the game-changing potential of every Dota 2 Tier 4 Neutral Items 


Step into Dota 2‘s world of enigmatic neutral items. In this series, we decode the transformative potential of Tier 4 Neutral Items, offering insights into how they shape battles for heroes.

Tier 4 Neutral Item Drop Mechanics and Timing

In Dota 2, neutral items add depth to the game. Hidden in neutral camps across the map, these special items can change the course of battles. Grasping their mechanics and timing is vital for strategic success.

Dota 2's Tier 4 Neutral Items, accessible from 36:40 to 60:00 minutes, play a crucial role in shaping the late game. They have a significant impact on engagements and offer a variety of strategic choices. These items empower heroes in different roles – frontliners become more resilient, agility cores gain mobility and increased damage, and spellcasters benefit from reduced cooldowns and enhanced spells. 

This range of improvements enriches the gameplay experience, influencing strategies and the overall flow of the match. Effectively integrating these Tier 4 items showcases skillful late-game decision-making. The consequences of these choices resonate throughout engagements, control over the map, and the journey to success. 

Each item acquisition marks a turning point, prompting teams to adjust their strategies, adapt, and gain a strategic edge. Thus, comprehending and utilizing these items effectively reflects mastery over Dota 2's intricate late-game strategy.

  • Color: Purple
  • Drop Mechanics:  Between 36:40 – 60:00 minutes (18:20 – 30:00 minutes in Turbo)
  • Drop Chance: 10% drop rate (30% at Ancient Camps)
  • Items: Potent items that significantly impact late-game engagements

Tier 4 Neutral Items Explained:

Exploring And Mastering Tier 4 Neutral Items - Patch 7.34b

Understanding Tier 4 Neutral Items' timings and significance empowers teams to strategize around these late-game game-changer artifacts. 

Ascetic’s Cap– Resilient Warrior

This item is perfect for frontlining tanky Heroes that are usually the target for enemy disablers’ debuff abilities, so they can survive engagements easier.  

  • Passive: When the user is affected by a debuff, they gain 40% status and slow resistance for 5 seconds
  • Bonuses: +250 Health and +20 Health Regeneration
  • 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Pudge, Axe, Necrophos, Bristleback, Undying 
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Havoc Hammer – Center of Chaos

This item amplifies the effectiveness of Strength initiator Heroes that are usually played as cores and finds themselves up-close and personal with enemies. 

  • Ability: Pulls in and slows enemies by 50% in a 400 range around the user for 3 seconds, dealing 175 + 1.5 of their Strength as magical damage 
  • Bonuses: +16 Strength and +16 Attack Damage
  • Note: Destroys trees within 100 radius of enemy units upon their landing
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Pudge, Axe, Earthshaker, Wraith King, Legion Commander, Slardar

Martyr’s Plate– Courageous Sacrifice

This item is usually picked up by tanking Heroes who have high Health or Magic Resistance, so they can safely attract a big chunk of magic damage dealt to allies upon themselves.

  • Ability: The user can prevent allies in a 900 radius around them from taking 25% of all magic damage to them for 10 seconds. The damage is instead taken by the user 
  • Bonuses: +5 Health Regeneration and + 25% Magic Resistance
  • Note: Does not redirect HP removal or instant kills damages 
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Pudge, Axe, Bristleback, Necrophos, Undying, Centaur Warrunner

Mind Breaker – Silent Madness

This item is great for core Heroes that have high physical damage as the silence, attack damage and attack speed bonus amplify their effectiveness greatly. 

  • Passive: The next attack on an enemy silences them for 2 seconds
  • Bonuses: +45 Attack Damage and +30 Attack Speed
  • Note: It has a cooldown of 12 seconds
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Phantom Assassin, Sniper, Nature’s Prophet, Slark, Juggernaut, Drow Ranger

Ninja Gear – Personal Invisibility

This item was made mainly for Agility cores who have high damage and benefit from the increased Agility and Movespeed. They can use its ability to farm, initiate or flee with unpredictable secrecy. 

  • Ability: Applies a Smoke of Deceit on only the user with a dispel radius of 1025 and increased movement speed of 20% for 35 seconds
  • Bonuses: +20 Agility and +20 Movement Speed
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Drow Ranger, Sniper, Phantom Assassin, Faceless Void, Legion Commander, Juggernaut

Penta-Edged Sword – Maiming Stabs

This item works well with melee physical damage core Heroes, providing them higher attack range and damage along with a chance to slow with every attack on an enemy Hero.

  • Ability: Each attack executed by the user has a 25% chance of slowing the enemy Hero’s movement speed by 20% and attack speed by 60 for 3 seconds 
  • Bonus: +45 Attack Damage and +100 Attack Range
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Phantom Assassin, Legion Commander, Wraith King, Juggernaut, Faceless Void, Monkey King
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Spell Prism – Wielding Catastrophe

This is usually picked up by spellcaster Heroes who have highly-damaging spells or game-changing ultimates that can really benefit from a reduced cooldown. 

  • Ability: Reduces the cooldown of all items and spells by 12%
  • Bonuses: +5 Strength, +5 Agility, +5 Intelligence and +2 Mana Regeneration
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Witch Doctor, Invoker, Earthshaker, Lion, Zeus, Rubick

Stormcrafter – Explosive Containment 

This item is usually preferred by spellcasters, as the Mana Regeneration and Movement Speed are great bonuses alongside the ability to zap enemies for more damage. 

  • Passive: Up to 2 Enemies within a 700 range from the user is zapped every 3 seconds, dealing 200 damage and slowing by 40% for 0.4 seconds
  • Bonuses: +4 Mana Regeneration and +35 Movement Speed
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Spirit Breaker, Witch Doctor, Storm Spirit, Zeus, Invoker, Razor

Telescope – Extended Reach

This item is particularly useful for spell casters who prefer to attack and cast their powerful spells from a distance. Usually carried by a support, the 50% lowered Scan cooldown is also a valuable addition. 

  • Passive: Increase cast range and attack range of allies in a 1200 unit radius, and halves the cooldown of Scan 
  • Note: The item needs to be equipped by an ally for the Scan cooldown reduction
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Witch Doctor, Rubick, Lion, Jakiro, Shadow Shaman, Vengeful Spirit

Timeless Relic – Magnifying Magic

This item is exceedingly impactful in the hands of heavy-damaging spellcasters and powerful disablers, increasing their abilities’ effectiveness greatly.

  • Bonuses: +20% Debuff Duration Amp and 15% Spell Damage Amp 
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Invoker, Witch Doctor, Jakiro, Lion, Earthshaker, Zeus

Trickster Cloak – Mischief Managed

This item is perfect for initiators and frontlining cores, aiding them to initiate with the aiding them durability bonuses and disengage with invisibility. 

  • Ability: Causes the user to become invisible for 6 seconds after a 0.2 fade time
  • Bonuses:+17% Evasion and +17% Magic Resistance
  • Note: Does not interrupt user’s channeling abilities upon cast
  • Top 6 Highest Win Rate Heroes: Pudge, Witch Doctor, Axe, Necrophos, Gyrocopter, Legion Commander

As we wrap up our exploration of Tier 4 Neutral Items, we're excited to continue unraveling the mysteries across the tiers. Join us in the upcoming chapters as we journey through Dota 2's neutral item landscape, gaining a deeper understanding of their competitive significance and strategic value.

Exploring And Mastering Tier 4 Neutral Items – Patch 7.34b
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