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Danil «Dendi» Ishutin

If you don't know the best way to attack become invisible! Don't know how to hide? Become invisible! Do you know how to become invisible? Read in our article!
Danil «Dendi» Ishutin


Invisibility - an effect produced by the hero's ability, the item or by the rune. It allows to disappear from the enemy heroes' and creeps' vision and from their opponent's minimap. This hero cannot be targeted directly, cannot be attacked. But  these units can still be affected by some non-targeted spells, such as AOE (area-of-effect) attacks.


Generally, heroes remain Invisible until their Invisibility duration runs out, or they perform an action (such as attacking an enemy or using an item). Invisible units can be seen with True Sight.
All ranged attacks and most projectile abilities are avoidable by Invisibility. It means that if a Hero is targeted with a ranged attack, and goes invisible while the projectile is in flight, it will not damage or affect him.
It is important that, some unique abilities cannot be evaded by heroes, even if they become invisible. 
Invisiblity effects also have a Fade Time.
It is the time it takes for a hero to go invisible after casting the ability. During this time, the hero can still be targeted, although he will be partially transparent (demonstrating that he becomes invisible).
Also he can use some abilities ( Phase or make a sip from  Bottle) 



Sources of invisibility

  1. Permanent Invisibility
  2. Wind Walk
  3. Targeted Invisibility




Permanent Invisibility

Units under permanent invisibility will maintain their pathing collision box.

Unit will generally not auto-acquire nearby targets to attack (exception is Shadow Dance Shadow Dance ).

Depending on spell's mechanics, invisibility may not be dispelled by attacking, casting spells, or using items.



abilities that grant permanent invisibility
Hero/Item Ability Fade time
Under silence Actions that do not interrupt invisibility
Beastmaster Beastmaster Call of the Wild Call of the Wild -  Hawk 4 No action
Broodmother Broodmother Spin Web Spin Web No action, Move
Lycan Lycan Summon Wolves Summon Wolves -  Invisibility 1.7  No action, Move
Mirana Mirana Moonlight Shadow Moonlight Shadow 2.5/2/1.5  No action, Move
Riki Riki Permanent Invisibility Permanent Invisibility 3/2/1 No action, Move, Use spells or items
Slark Slark Shadow Dance Shadow Dance 0 No action, Move, Use spells or items, attack 
Templar Assassin Templar Assassin Meld Meld 0 No action
Treant Protector Treant Protector Nature's Guise Nature's Guise 2 No action, Move, Use spells or items
 Smoke of Deceit Smoke of Deceit 0 No action, Move, Use spells or items 


Broodmother Broodmother - Spin Web Spin Web and Mirana Mirana - Moonlight Shadow Moonlight Shadow connot go invisible if the hero is silenced. But if these heroes are already invisible, so silence won't interrupt their invisibility.



Wind Walk

Wind Walk allows to pass through through other units. Wind Walking units will never auto-acquire targets. 

Casting Wind Walk will not interrupt channeled abilities or those with long cast times, such as Requiem of Souls Requiem of Souls or  Scroll of Town Portal.



WIND WALK. heroes abilities
Hero Ability

Fade time




Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Shadow Walk Shadow Walk 1/0.75/0.5/0.25 15/20/25/30
Brewmaster Brewmaster  Storm  Wind Walk 0 20
Clinkz Clinkz Skeleton Walk Skeleton Walk 0.6 20/25/30/35
Invoker Invoker Ghost Walk Ghost Walk 0 120
Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin Vendetta Vendetta 0 20/35/50
Phantom Lancer Phantom Lancer Doppelwalk Doppelwalk 8 0
Weaver Weaver Shukuchi Shukuchi 0.25 4


WIND WALK. items abilities
Hero Ability

Fade time




 Shadow Amulet Fade 1.5 Until an action is performed
 Shadow Blade Shadow Walk 0.3 12



Heroes who are encouraged to buy  Shadow Blade

  1. Alchemist Alchemist
  2. Doom Doom
  3. Dragon Knight Dragon Knight
  4. Drow Ranger Drow Ranger
  5. Kunkka Kunkka
  6. Legion Commander Legion Commander
  7. Natures Prophet Natures Prophet
  8. Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend
  9. Slark Slark
  10. Sniper Sniper
  11. Ursa Ursa


There are can be much more heroes depending on the type of game, opponent's and ally's level, but usually other heroes buy better items.  Shadow Blade is not "must have" for the heroes' above. 



Targeted invisibility

Targeted invisibility is similar to permanent invisibility, except that units will never auto-acquire targets.



Targeted invisibility. abilities
Hero/ Rune Ability

Fade Time


Under silence



Sand King Sand King Sand Storm Sand Storm 0 20/40/60/80
Treant Protector Treant Protector Nature's Guise Nature's Guise 2 15/30/45/60
 Rune of Invisibility Invisibility 1 45


For example, if you use invisibility you can make a sip from  Bottle during 1 second and stay invisible.



Sources of True Sight

True sight - is an ability that allows to see Invisible units.

Sources of true sight:

  • Ability
  •  Sentry Ward(gold 200), that gives True sight in it's range.
  •  Gem of True Sight,(gold 900), that allows your hero and his illusions to see invisible units enemies that are in range.
    Courier can carry the Gem but it won't show invisible units.
  •  Dust of Appearance(gold 180) If you spray it will reveal invisible units that were under the effect for some time. It slows them by 15%.
  •  Necronomicon(gold 5200) - summoned  Warrior True Sight has True sight



sources of revealing invisible units
Source Ability Range



Bloodseeker Bloodseeker Thirst Thirst Global Permanently When an enemy unit has 25% of target max HP 
Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter Track Track Vision range of the selected target 30  
 Dust of Appearance Reveal 1050 12 Effects on units that are under this effect and slows them if they are invisible.
Faceless Void Faceless Void Chronosphere Chronosphere 450 4/4.5/5 (4/5/6)  
 Gem of True Sight True Sight 1100 Permanently Does not effect if it is carried by a courier or by the hero who is effected by Doom Doom or Hex.
Meepo Meepo Earthbind Earthbind Vision range of the selected target 2  
Naga Siren Naga Siren Ensnare Ensnare Vision range of the selected target 2/3/4/5   
 Necronomicon  Warrior True Sight 1000 40 Only of the 3rd level
 Sentry Ward True Sight 800 4 minutes  
Slardar Slardar Amplify Damage Amplify Damage Vision range of the selected target 25  
Sniper Sniper Assassinate Assassinate Vision range of the selected target 3  
Zeus Zeus Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt 900 3 Around the target
Zeus Zeus Thundergod's Wrath Thundergod's Wrath 900 3 If a unit is invisible, it is revealed but it takes no damage.



Area-of-effect abilities that do not affect invisible units


Area-of-effect abilities that do not affect invisible units
Hero Ability Notes
Clockwerk Clockwerk Battery Assault Battery Assault  
Drow Ranger Drow Ranger Marksmanship Marksmanship Lose her Agility bonus if there is an invisible hero nearby.
Earthshaker Earthshaker Echo Slam Echo Slam Does not hit invisible units. (including units in Fog Of War).
Gyrocopter Gyrocopter Rocket Barrage Rocket Barrage  
Gyrocopter Gyrocopter Flak Cannon Flak Cannon  
Juggernaut Juggernaut Omnislash Omnislash  
Leshrac Leshrac Lightning Storm Lightning Storm  
Lich Lich Chain Frost Chain Frost Cannot be dodged by invisibility.
Luna Luna Moon Glaive Moon Glaive  
Luna Luna Eclipse Eclipse  
Medusa Medusa Mystic Snake Mystic Snake  
Medusa Medusa Split Shot Split Shot  
Meepo Meepo Earthbind Earthbind  
Mirana Mirana Starstorm Starstorm  
Puck Puck Dream Coil Dream Coil  
Razor Razor Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm  
Rubick Rubick Fade Bolt Fade Bolt  
Shadow Shaman Shadow Shaman Ether Shock Ether Shock  
Sven Sven Storm Hammer Storm Hammer If the target bacame invisible,  no damage will be done to anyone.
Tinker Tinker Heat-Seeking Missile Heat-Seeking Missile  
Tiny Tiny Toss Toss Invisible units cannot be tossed, but will still take damage from a unit being tossed onto them.
Treant Protector Treant Protector Overgrowth Overgrowth  
Undying Undying Soul Rip Soul Rip Invisible units will not be damaged by 25 HP.
Undying Undying Tombstone Tombstone  
Weaver Weaver The Swarm The Swarm Beetles will instantly die.
Weaver Weaver Shukuchi Shukuchi  
Witch Doctor Witch Doctor Paralyzing Cask Paralyzing Cask Attacks will not bounce to invisible units.
Witch Doctor Witch Doctor Death Ward Death Ward Cannot be dodged by invisibility.
Zeus Zeus Arc Lightning Arc Lightning  
 Maelstorm  Chain Lightning  
 Mjollnir  Chain Lightning  
 Mjollnir  Static Charge  
 Harpy Stormcrafter Chain Lightning  


AuthorJane Lovejoy Date24 March 2014, 15:34 Views9257 Comments8
Comments (8)
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#1 tr trixilon 20 June 2014, 11:24
This article is useless when they have gem/ward )

Thanks for writing
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#2 hr TeeHee ツ 22 June 2014, 19:57
well this article is just to explain new players how everything works.. in another one is probably explained that the invisibility is not useful if they got wards :)
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#3 ph Rakky_21 27 June 2014, 10:52
helped me a lot!
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#4 hr TeeHee ツ 1 July 2014, 01:10
TeeHee ツ

well this article is just to explain new players how everything works.. in another one is probably explained that the invisibility is not useful if they got wards :)

uh huh.. i wrote wrong.. i didn't mean in another article, I meant in another paragraph (in this article)*
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#5 hu hryniel 10 August 2014, 13:28
Thanks for the guide! I always get killed by riki, untill now :D
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#6 dz SNova96 28 August 2014, 20:27
well this is nice to know
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#7 de Wa1fhand 17 December 2014, 10:50
Oracels Ultimate is missing she make the Hero invisibility too
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#8 it J4ckTh3R1pp3r 19 December 2014, 13:50
Sometimes this skill or spell is really boring, but whit this guide you help new player how survive or play vs this ability.
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