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Health and Mana

Health and Mana (6.80)

Danil «Dendi» Ishutin

This article will help you to find out more about one of the base components of the game. Afterwards, that knowledge will make you a better player.
Danil «Dendi» Ishutin


Health (Health Point, HP) - is a vital energy.

When your health reaches 0, you will die.


Health is shown as a green bar at the central part of the screen (figures in the centre show current and maximum amount of the health, in the right side - regenaration per second).



Heroes base health

150 points of health + 19 for each point of Strength.


The ways to increase the maximum amount of health 

  • Level up


Table of heroes hp
HeroHPHP per levelHP on 25 levelStrengthStrength per level
antimage Anti-Mage56822.81495221.20
axe Axe62547.52145252.50
bane Bane56839.91906222.10
bloodseeker Bloodseeker58745.62061232.40
crystal_maiden Crystal Maiden45432.31609161.70
drow_ranger Drow Ranger47336.11719171.90
earthshaker Earthshaker56855.12270222.90
juggernaut Juggernaut53036.11776201.90
mirana Mirana47335.151697171.85
morphling Morphling511381803192.00
nevermore Shadow Fiend435381727152.00
phantom_lancer Phantom Lancer54932.31704211.70
puck Puck43532.31590151.70
pudge Pudge62560.82464253.20
razor Razor54943.71978212.30
sand_king Sand King56849.42134222.60
storm_spirit Storm Spirit51128.51575191.50
sven Sven58751.32198232.70
tiny Tiny644572392263.00
vengefulspirit Vengeful Spirit49249.42058182.60
windrunner Windranger43547.51955152.50
zuus Zeus51143.71940192.30
kunkka Kunkka606572354243.00
lina Lina49228.51556181.50
lion Lion45432.31609161.70
shadow_shaman Shadow Shaman54934.21750211.80
slardar Slardar54953.22206212.80
tidehunter Tidehunter568572316223.00
witch_doctor Witch Doctor45434.21655161.80
lich Lich49229.451579181.55
riki Riki47330.41583171.60
enigma Enigma47339.91811172.10
tinker Tinker473381765172.00
sniper Sniper45432.31609161.70
necrolyte Necrophos454381746162.00
warlock Warlock56847.52088222.50
beastmaster Beastmaster58741.81970232.20
queenofpain Queen of Pain45432.31609161.70
venomancer Venomancer49235.151716181.85
faceless_void Faceless Void58734.21788231.80
skeleton_king Wraith King56855.12270222.90
death_prophet Death Prophet47336.11719171.90
phantom_assassin Phantom Assassin53035.151754201.85
pugna Pugna47322.81400171.20
templar_assassin Templar Assassin49239.91830182.10
viper Viper53039.91868202.10
luna Luna43541.81818152.20
dragon_knight Dragon Knight51153.22168192.80
dazzle Dazzle45435.151678161.85
rattletrap Clockwerk60655.12308242.90
leshrac Leshrac45428.51518161.50
furion Nature's Prophet51134.21712191.80
life_stealer Lifestealer625572373253.00
dark_seer Dark Seer56843.71997222.30
clinkz Clinkz43530.41545151.60
omniknight Omniknight56853.22225222.80
enchantress Enchantress454191290161.00
huskar Huskar54945.62023212.40
night_stalker Night Stalker58753.22244232.80
broodmother Broodmother47347.51993172.50
bounty_hunter Bounty Hunter47334.21674171.80
weaver Weaver43528.51499151.50
jakiro Jakiro62543.72054252.30
batrider Batrider58745.62061232.40
chen Chen58728.51651231.50
spectre Spectre511381803192.00
ancient_apparition Ancient Apparition49226.61510181.40
doom_bringer Doom64460.82483263.20
ursa Ursa58751.32198232.70
spirit_breaker Spirit Breaker70145.62175292.40
gyrocopter Gyrocopter49234.21693181.80
alchemist Alchemist62534.21826251.80
invoker Invoker47332.31628171.70
silencer Silencer47341.81856172.20
obsidian_destroyer Outworld Devourer51143.71940192.30
lycan Lycan568572316223.00
brewmaster Brewmaster58755.12289232.90
shadow_demon Shadow Demon47336.11719171.90
lone_druid Lone Druid47339.91811172.10
chaos_knight Chaos Knight53055.12232202.90
meepo Meepo58730.41697231.60
treant Treant Protector62562.72510253.30
ogre_magi Ogre Magi58760.82426233.20
undying Undying56839.91906222.10
rubick Rubick51128.51575191.50
disruptor Disruptor51136.11757191.90
nyx_assassin Nyx Assassin492381784182.00
naga_siren Naga Siren54947.52069212.50
keeper_of_the_light Keeper of the Light41634.21617141.80
wisp Io47336.11719171.90
visage Visage56845.62042222.40
slark Slark54934.21750211.80
medusa Medusa41631.351548141.65
troll_warlord Troll Warlord53041.81913202.20
centaur Centaur Warrunner587762791234.00
magnataur Magnus54955.12251212.90
shredder Timbersaw56834.21769221.80
bristleback Bristleback56841.81951222.20
tusk Tusk58743.72016232.30
skywrath_mage Skywrath Mage51128.51575191.50
abaddon Abaddon58751.32198232.70
elder_titan Elder Titan60643.72035242.30
legion_commander Legion Commander64449.42210262.60
techies Techies473381765172.00
ember_spirit Ember Spirit511381803192.00
earth_spirit Earth Spirit54955.12251212.90
terrorblade Terrorblade43526.61453151.40
phoenix Phoenix47355.12175172.90
oracle Oracle49236.11738181.90
winter_wyvern Winter Wyvern60639.91944242.10
arc_warden Arc Warden60643.72035242.30


  • Buy the item which grants additional points of strength and health


Items that Grant Health
Item Health Bonus
 Heart of Tarrasque 1060
 Eye of Scadi 725


 Reaver 475
 Satanic 475
 Armlet of Mordiggian



 Soul Booster 450
 Aghanim's Scepter 390
 Heaven's Halberd 380
 Rod of Atos 350
 Sange 304
 Sange & Yasha 304
 Linken's Sphere 285
 Vanguard 250
 Vitality Booster 250
 Point Booster 200
 Abyssal Blade 190
 Black King Bar 190
 Ethereal Blade 190
 Manta Style 190
 Ogre Club 190
 Scythe of Vyse 190
 Ultimate Orb 190
 Drum of Endurance 171
 Necronomicon 152/228/304
 Power Treads 152
 Ghost Scepter 133
 Belt of Strength 114
 Bracer 114
 Skull Basher 114
 Urn of Shadows 114
 Mekansm 95
 Dagon 57
 Gauntless of Strength 57
 Magic Wand 57
 Null Talisman 57
 Ring of Aquila 57
 Wraith Band 57
 Buckler 38
 Circlet 38
 Headdress 38
 Iron Branch 19


  • Using some abilities.


Abilities that increase the maximum amount of health
Hero Ability Value Description
clinkz Clinkz  Death Pact

Bonus HP Capacity: 50%/65%/80%

Clinkz consumes the creep, gaining a percent of its HP (35 seconds). 
invoker Invoker  Quas Bonus HP Capacity: 2/4/6/8/10/12/14 Each Quas level up Invoker gets bonus point of strength
lone_druid Lone Druid  True Form Bonus HP Capacity: 250/400/600 Lone Druid morphs himself into a bear with extra HP points. 
lycan Lycan  Shapeshift Bonus HP Capacity: 100/200/300 While Lycan in a wolf form (18 seconds) his HP is increased.
morphling Morphling  Morph Strength Gain Bonus Strength Per Shift: 3/4/5/6  Converts Agility points into Strength ones.
pudge Pudge   Flesh Heap Strength Bonus: 1/1.5/2/2.5 Pudge gets bonus strength each time he kills an enemy Hero.
 Troll Warlord  Berserker's Rage Bonus HP Capacity: 100 Allows the Warlord to use his throwing axes as melee weapons, gaining hitpoints.
undying Undying  Decay Strength Stolen: 4 Undying stealing Enemy's Strength for the duration (40 seconds).


You can set a devider that helps to orientate yourself in the amount of hp in the major lifebar. You need the following console commands:

  • dota_health_per_vertical_marker 250 (250 - default value) - indicates the amount of hp in 1 "health line";
  • dota_health_marker_major_alpha 255 (255 - default value) - thick vertical line;
  • dota_health_marker_minor_alpha 128 (128 - default value) - thin verticcal line;
  • dota_health_per_vertical_marker 9999999 - toggle off the lines.





Health regenaration

Health Regeneration - hp recovery process untill its maximum value.


Health regenaration per second = default health regenaration* + 0.03 for every point of strength + any bonuses from items and skills.

*For most heroes 0.25.


Some heroes have an increased base health regen:

Starting value of heroes hp regenartion
HeroHP regen / sec
axe Axe3.00
nyx_assassin Nyx Assassin2.50
terrorblade Terrorblade2.00
riki Riki1.50
phantom_lancer Phantom Lancer0.75
ember_spirit Ember Spirit0.75
naga_siren Naga Siren0.75
juggernaut Juggernaut0.75
brewmaster Brewmaster0.75
bounty_hunter Bounty Hunter0.75
death_prophet Death Prophet0.75
spirit_breaker Spirit Breaker0.75
lone_druid Lone Druid0.50
nevermore Shadow Fiend0.50


The ways to increase your current health

  • Fointain regen - 4% 4% maximum HP per second. It takes about 25 seconds to heal any hero from low health to full..


Hp regeneration radius 



Post-fountain effect

After you leave the Fountain area the regen effect goes on during 3.5 seconds. It allows you not to waste time. 


  • Activate a  Regeneration Rune - regenarate 100 HP/second for 30 seconds..
    The effect ends if the hero takes damage.
  • Buy the items that grant health regeneration.


Items that grant health regeneration
Item Health regeneration bonus
 Heart of Tarrasque

Restores 2% of max health per second

 Tranquil Boots 12 HP/sec
 Pipe of Insight 11 HP/sec.
 Bloodstone 9 HP/sec.
 Hood of Defiance 8 HP/sec.
 Armlet of Mordiggian 7 HP/sec.
 Linken's Sphere 6 HP/sec.
 Battle Fury 6 HP/sec.
 Vanguard 6 HP/sec.
 Veil of Discord 6 HP/sec.
 Refresher Orb 5 HP/sec.
 Perseverance 5 HP/sec.
 Ring of Health 5 HP/sec.
 Soul Booster 4 HP/sec.
 Mekansm 4 HP/sec.
(passive aura in radius - 750)
 Force Staff 3 HP/sec.
 Helm of Iron Will 3 HP/sec.
 Soul Ring 3 HP/sec.
 Headdress 3 HP/sec.
(passive aura in radius - 750)
 Vladmir's Offering 2 HP/sec.
 Ring of Regen 2 HP/sec.
 Healing Salve

400 HP/10 sec.

(1 use)

 Urn of Shadows 400 HP/8 sec.
(active - on target)
 Mekansm 250 HP
(active - in radius 750)

135 HP/3 sec. 

(3 charges, when it is full)


115 HP/16 sec.

(4 charges)


  • Using definite abilities


Abilities that grant Health regeneration
Hero Ability Value Description
 Abaddon  Mist Coil

HP regeneration/damage:100/150/200/250

Damage to Abaddon: 75/100/125/150

Heals allied hero, damage the enemy at the cost of some of Abaddon's health.
 Abaddon  Borrowed Time HP regeneration during 3/4/5 (5/6/7*) seconds * - with  Aghanim's Scepter. When activated, any damage you take will heal instead of damaging you.
alchemist Alchemist  Chemical Rage

HP regeneration: 50/75/100 per second
Regenerate a total of 1250/1875/2500 health

bane Bane  Brain Sap HP regeneration: 90/160/230/300 Gains health equal to the damage dealt.
bloodseeker Bloodseeker  Blood Bath Regeneration Hero's max HP: 10%/20%/30%/40%
Regeneration Creep's max HP: 10%/15%/20%/25%
The health gained with every lasthit unit is a percentage of the unit's maximum HP.
broodmother Broodmother  Spin Web HP regeneration: 2/4/6/8 per second Being within the web, the health is regenerated.
chen Chen  Hand of God HP regeneration: 200/300/400 Heals all allied heroes on the map.
dazzle Dazzle  Shadow Wave HP regeneration: 80/100/120/140 Heals nearby units in the range of 475. the amount of units: 3/4/5/6.
dragon_knight Dragon Knight  Dragon Blood HP regeneration: 2/3/4/5 per second -
enchantress Enchantress  Nature's Attendants Number of wisps: 3/5/7/9
Heal per Wisp: 10 per second
Creates a cloud of wisps which heals Enchantress and any friendly units in range of 275.
huskar Huskar  Inner Vitality

HP regeneration: 2/4/6/8

Bonus heal amount: 5%/10%/15%/20%

Below 40%: 30%/45%/60%/75%

Regenerates the health of a friendly unit or itself, with healing based upon its primary attribute. If the target is below 40% it will heal faster.
juggernaut Juggernaut  Healing Ward HP regeneration: 2%/3%/4%/5% Heals all nearby allied units, based on their max HP, during 25 seconds.
invoker Invoker  Quas HP regeneration per instance:
Each Quas instance provides increased health regeneration.
wisp Io  Overcharge HP regeneration: 4.5% of current HP Io restores health with Tether at the cost of draining HP per second.
 Legion Commander  Press The Attack Bonus health regeneration:
30/40/50/60 per second
Regenerates a total of 150/200/250/300 health
Health regen for 5 seconds.
life_stealer Lifestealer  Infest Gains health equal to the unit's current HP. Infest the body of the target creep, devour it, gaining health equal to the unit's current HP. 
necrolyte Necrophos  Death Pulse HP regeneration: 75/125/200/275 Releases a wave, healing himself and allied units.
necrolyte Necrophos  Sadist HP regeneration per creep: 6/12/18/24
HP regeneration per hero: 60/120/180/240
Necrophos gains HP and mana regeneration for killing units. Hero kills give 10 times the bonus.
 Omniknight  Purification HP regeneration: 90/180/270/360 Heals a friendly unit.
 Omniknight  Guardian Angel HP regeneration: 25 Increases hit point regeneration during 5/6/7 seconds.
 Phoenix  Sun Ray HP regeneration: 1%/2%/3%/4%/5% Expels a huge beam of light which damages enemies. It heals allies for half the amount. 
pudge Pudge  Dismember HP regeneration: 75/125/175
(+1 * strength) per second
With  Aghanim's Scepter, heals Pudge equal to the damage dealt by Dismember.. 
 Slark  Shadow Dance HP regeneration: 3%/5%/7% When not visible to the enemy team, Slark gains health regeneration.
 Terrorblade  Sunder Minimum Health: 25%/20%15% Severs the soul from both Terrorblade and a target hero, then exchanges them, carrying part of the units' life forces. 
 Timbersaw  Reactive Armor

Stack bonus health regeneration:

1 per second

Stack limit: 4/8/12/16

Each time Timbersaw is attacked, he gains increased health regen.
treant Treant Protector  Living Armor HP regeneration: 4/7/10/13 per second Heals any allied hero or structure. 
undying Undying  Soul Rip

HP regeneration per unit: 25

Heals himself or allies depending on how many units are nearby. 

Max. units: 5/10/15/20.

undying Undying  Flesh Golem Amount healed on hero death: 6% (10%*)
Amount healed on non-hero death: 2% (3%*)
* - with  Aghanim's Scepter. When a unit dies in range of 730, Undying is healed equal to a percentage of his maximum health.
warlock Warlock  Shadow Word HP regeneration: 15/25/35/45 Heals the targeted unit.
witch_doctor Witch Doctor  Voodoo Restoration HP regeneration: 16/24/32/40 per second. Heals allied units who are in range of 500.
Pugna Pugna Life Drain Life Drain

HP regeneration:

120/160/200(180/240/300*) per second.

Pugna siphons HP of the target enemy unit.

Lasts 10 seconds. 


  • Lifesteal
    Lifesteal - the ability which converts a percentage of the physical damage dealt to health regained.


lifesteal abilities 
Hero Ability Lifesteal Description
broodmother Broodmother  Insatiable Hunger 40%/60%/80% -
 Legion Commander  Moment of Courage 20%/40%/60%/80% Chance: 16%/18%/
20%/22%. Cannot proc more than once every 0.9 seconds.
life_stealer Lifestealer  Feast  4%/5%/6%/7% -
life_stealer Lifestealer  Open Wounds 15%/20%/25%/30% Slows the victim's movespeed and allows all allies to lifesteal on that unit.
treant Treant Protector  Leech Seed 24/36/48/60  Plants a life-sapping seed in an enemy unit, draining its health.
Amount of pulses: 6.


Lifesteal items  
Item Ability Lifesteal Description
 Helm of the Dominator Lifesteal - passive 15% -
 Mask of Madness Lifesteal - passive 20% -
 Morbid Mask Lifesteal - passive  15% -
 Satanic Lifesteal - passive  25% -
 Satanic Unholy Aura - active  175% Duration: 3.5 seconds


Lifesteal aures
Hero / item Ability Lifesteal Description
 Vladmir's Offering Vladmir's Aura  16%
Radius: 900
Lifesteal is available only for melee units.
 Wraith King  Vampiric Aura 15%/20%/25%/30%
Radius: 900
Nearby ally units lifestal of the targeted unit.


Life costs items and abilities


Lifecost abilities
Hero Ability Life cost Description
 Abaddon  Mist Coil 75/100/125/150 points Abaddon damage an enemy unit or heal a friendly unit at the cost of some of Abaddon's health.
alchemist Alchemist  Unstable Concoction 150/220/290/360 points Alchemist brews up an unstable concoction that if not thrown will explode on Alchemist himself. 
bane Bane  Nightmare 80/100/120/140 points If he puts himself to sleep he will get damage. 
bloodseeker Bloodseeker  Bloodrage 20 points per second Using this ability on himself, BS gets 20 HP points per second.
Duration: 6/7/8/9 seconds.
 Centaur Warrunner  Double Edge 175/250/325/400 points Centaur strikes a mighty blow, damaging both himself and the target.
huskar Huskar  Burning Spear 15 points Using fire arrow, Huskar lose some of health.
huskar Huskar  Life Break 40%/35%/30% points Huskar leaps at a target draws upon his health to break an enemy's life.
wisp Io   Overcharge 4.5% HP drain Gains damage reduction, at the cost of draining HP.
morphling Morphling  Morph Agility Gain 57/76/95/114 points Takes Strength points and converts them into Agility points.
 Phoenix  Icarus Dive 15% of current health Phoenix dives forward at the cost of his HP.
 Phoenix  Fire Spirits 15% of current health Summons 4 fire spirits at the cost of his HP.
 Phoenix  Sun Ray 6% of current health Expels a huge beam of light at the cost of his own life energy. 
pudge Pudge  Pudge 35/60/85/110 points A toxic cloud that harming not only enemy units but Pudge himself.


Lifecost items  
Item Ability Life cost Description
 Armlet of Mordiggian Unholy Strength - active 40 points per second -
 Soul Ring Sacrifice - active 150 points When it is used, it gives 150 points of mana, but takes health points away 


Prevention of health restoration


abilities that prevent health restoration  
Hero Ability Duration Description
Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition Ice Blast Ice Blast 8/9/10 (17 -   Aghanim's Scepter) HP freeze prevents all kinds of healing


If you're low on HP and the side shop is next to you, just buy regenerative item and sell it in 10 seconds for full price.

For example, if you buy 2  Rings of regeneration и sell them in 9 seconds, you will restore 36 points of health.



Mana (Mana Point, MP) - magic power of a hero.

Mana - the resource used to cast most spells. If your current mana is lower than the amount needed to use a skill, you won't be able to use it.


In the game it is represented by blue bar in the botton of the central part of the screen (figures in the centre show your current mana and your maximum mana, the right figures - regeneration per second).



Heroes base mana

+13 per each point of intelligence


Ways to increase the maximum amount of mana

  • Level up

Table of heroes mp
HeroMPMP per levelMP on 25 levelIntelligenceIntelligence per levelMP regen
antimage Anti-Mage19523.41017151.800.01
axe Axe23420.8993181.600.01
bane Bane28627.31201222.100.01
bloodseeker Bloodseeker23422.11024181.700.01
crystal_maiden Crystal Maiden20837.71373162.900.01
drow_ranger Drow Ranger19518.2892151.400.01
earthshaker Earthshaker20823.41030161.800.01
juggernaut Juggernaut18218.2879141.400.01
mirana Mirana22121.45996171.650.01
morphling Morphling22119.5949171.500.01
nevermore Shadow Fiend234261118182.000.01
phantom_lancer Phantom Lancer273261157212.000.01
puck Puck32531.21334252.400.01
pudge Pudge18219.5910141.500.01
razor Razor24723.41069191.800.01
sand_king Sand King20823.41030161.800.01
storm_spirit Storm Spirit312391508243.000.01
sven Sven20816.9874161.300.01
tiny Tiny22120.8980171.600.01
vengefulspirit Vengeful Spirit16919.5897131.500.01
windrunner Windranger28633.81357222.600.01
zuus Zeus26035.11362202.700.01
kunkka Kunkka23419.5962181.500.01
lina Lina35141.61609273.200.01
lion Lion260391456203.000.01
shadow_shaman Shadow Shaman273391469213.000.01
slardar Slardar19519.5923151.500.01
tidehunter Tidehunter20822.1998161.700.01
witch_doctor Witch Doctor31237.71477242.900.01
lich Lich23442.251508183.250.01
riki Riki18216.9848141.300.01
enigma Enigma26044.21581203.400.01
tinker Tinker39028.61336302.200.01
sniper Sniper19533.81266152.600.01
necrolyte Necrophos28632.51326222.500.01
warlock Warlock31235.11414242.700.01
beastmaster Beastmaster20824.71061161.900.01
queenofpain Queen of Pain31232.51352242.500.01
venomancer Venomancer22123.41043171.800.01
faceless_void Faceless Void19519.5923151.500.01
skeleton_king Wraith King23420.8993181.600.01
death_prophet Death Prophet299391495233.000.01
phantom_assassin Phantom Assassin19518.2892151.400.01
pugna Pugna33858.52002264.500.01
templar_assassin Templar Assassin260261144202.000.01
viper Viper19523.41017151.800.01
luna Luna20824.051045161.850.01
dragon_knight Dragon Knight19522.1985151.700.01
dazzle Dazzle35144.21672273.400.01
rattletrap Clockwerk22116.9887171.300.01
leshrac Leshrac338391534263.000.01
furion Nature's Prophet32537.71490252.900.01
life_stealer Lifestealer19522.751001151.750.01
dark_seer Dark Seer32535.11427252.700.01
clinkz Clinkz20820.15952161.550.01
omniknight Omniknight22123.41043171.800.01
enchantress Enchantress20836.41342162.800.01
huskar Huskar23419.5962181.500.01
night_stalker Night Stalker20820.8967161.600.01
broodmother Broodmother234261118182.000.01
bounty_hunter Bounty Hunter247261131192.000.01
weaver Weaver19523.41017151.800.01
jakiro Jakiro36436.41498282.800.01
batrider Batrider31232.51352242.500.01
chen Chen27336.41407212.800.01
spectre Spectre20824.71061161.900.01
ancient_apparition Ancient Apparition32533.81396252.600.01
doom_bringer Doom16927.31084132.100.01
ursa Ursa20819.5936161.500.01
spirit_breaker Spirit Breaker18223.41004141.800.01
gyrocopter Gyrocopter24727.31162192.100.01
alchemist Alchemist32523.41147251.800.01
invoker Invoker208521716164.000.01
silencer Silencer35132.51391272.500.01
obsidian_destroyer Outworld Devourer33835.11440262.700.01
lycan Lycan22120.15965171.550.01
brewmaster Brewmaster18216.25832141.250.01
shadow_demon Shadow Demon29935.11401232.700.01
lone_druid Lone Druid16918.2866131.400.01
chaos_knight Chaos Knight20815.6842161.200.01
meepo Meepo26020.81019201.600.01
treant Treant Protector22123.41043171.800.01
ogre_magi Ogre Magi22131.21230172.400.01
undying Undying35136.41485272.800.01
rubick Rubick35131.21360272.400.01
disruptor Disruptor28632.51326222.500.01
nyx_assassin Nyx Assassin23427.31149182.100.01
naga_siren Naga Siren273261157212.000.01
keeper_of_the_light Keeper of the Light32536.41459252.800.01
wisp Io29922.11089231.700.01
visage Visage31232.51352242.500.01
slark Slark20824.71061161.900.01
medusa Medusa24727.31162192.100.01
troll_warlord Troll Warlord16913741131.000.01
centaur Centaur Warrunner19520.8954151.600.01
magnataur Magnus24721.451022191.650.01
shredder Timbersaw27331.21282212.400.01
bristleback Bristleback18236.41316142.800.01
tusk Tusk23422.11024181.700.01
skywrath_mage Skywrath Mage35146.81734273.600.01
abaddon Abaddon273261157212.000.01
elder_titan Elder Titan29920.81058231.600.01
legion_commander Legion Commander26028.61206202.200.01
techies Techies28637.71451222.900.02
ember_spirit Ember Spirit26023.41082201.800.01
earth_spirit Earth Spirit23427.31149182.100.01
terrorblade Terrorblade24722.751053191.750.01
phoenix Phoenix23423.41056181.800.01
oracle Oracle29937.71464232.900.01
winter_wyvern Winter Wyvern32540.31552253.100.01
arc_warden Arc Warden31233.81383242.600.01


  • Buy the item which grants extra points of mana


items which grant extra points of mana
Item Bonus mana
 Aghanim's Scepter 280
 Arcane Boots 250
 Blade Mail 130
 Bloodstone 400
 Bracer 39
 Buckler 26
 Circlet 26
 Dagon 169/195/221/247/273
 Diffusal Blade 78/130
 Drum of Endurance 117
 Energy Booster 250
 Ethereal Blade 130
 Eul's Scepter of Divinity 130
 Eye of Skadi 475
 Force Staff 130
 Ghost Scepter 91
 Headdress 26
 Iron Branch 13
 Linken's Sphere 195
 Magic Wand 39
 Manta Style 130
 Mantle of Intelligence 39
 Mekansm 65
 Mystic Staff 325
 Necronomicon 195/273/312
 Null Talisman 78
 Oblivion Staff 78
 Orchid Malevolence 325
 Point Booster 150
 Power Treads 104
 Refresher Orb 78
 Ring of Aquila 39
 Robe of the Magi 78
 Rod of Atos 325
 Scythe of Vyse 455
 Shiva's Guard 390
 Soul Booster 400
 Soul Ring 150 mana for 10 seconds
 Staff of Wizardry 130
 Ultimate Orb 130
 Veil of Discord 156
 Wraith Band 39



Mana regeneration

Mana Regeneration - is the process of regeneration to the maximum or minimum value. 


Heroes base mana regeneration

+0.01 points per second - for all the heroes. The exception is only  alchemist Alchemist -  Chemical Rage, mana regeneration is +3/7.5/12 per second.



Total mana regeneration = sum of auras + (Base mana regeneration + 0.04*Intelligence) * (1 + mana regeneration)

  • Sum of auras - auras from  Ring of Basilius,  Ring of Aquila,  Vladmir's Offering,  crystal_maiden Crystal Maiden -  Arcane Aura
  • Base mana regeneration - 0.01+ base speed of mana regeneration (from items)
  • Intelligence - including green figures on the right
  • Mana regeneration + multiplier of base regeneration (from item)

Calculation of a mana regeneration

  1. lich 1st leveled Lich with 18 intelligence has  Ring of Basilius.
    Total mana regeneration = 0.6 + (0.01 + 0.04 * 18) * 1
    Total: 0.6 + 0.73 * 1 = 1.33 mana pr second.
  2. alchemist Alchemist  Chemical Rage - has the 2nd level, 43 intelligence and   Battle Fury +  Medallion of Courage + crystal_maiden Crystal Maiden - 1st leveled  Arcane Aura.
    Total mana regeneration = 1 + (7.5 + 0.04 * 43) * (1 + 1.5 + 0.5) 
    Total: 1 + 9.22 * 3 = 28.66 points of mana per second.



Ways to increase the maximum amount of mana

  • Fountain regeneration - 4% maximum Mana per second + additional 14 Mana points per second. Full mana regeneration take about 15 seconds. Dropping items that provide Mana speeds up the process.


Mana regeneration radius




Post-fountain effect

After you leave the Fountain area the regen effect goes on during 3.5 seconds. It allows you not to waste time. For example: 

  1. Use  mirana Mirana -  Leap, windrunner Windranger -  Windrun or queenofpain Queen of Pain -  Blink.By the time you come to the lane your abilities will recharge and mana will not be spent; that will save your valuable time.
  2. Use  Force Staff or  Shadow Blade;
  3. Use you spells just after teleporting to the tower. 



  • Activate a  Regeneration Rune - regenarate 67 mana/second for 30 seconds. The effect ends if the hero takes damage.
  • Buy the items that grant mana regeneration.


items that grant mana regeneration.
Items Base speed of mana regeneration (per sec) 

Multiplier of base regeneration (per sec)

 Aghanim's Scepter 0.4 -
 Battle Fury - 150%
 Blade Mail 0.4 -
 Bloodstone +1 point of mana per one charge  200%
 Bottle - 70 mana per 3 seconds
(3 charges, if it is full)
 Bracer 0.12 -
 Buckler 0.08 -
 Circlet 0.08 -
 Clarity - 100 mana per 30 seconds
(1 charge)
 Dagon 0.52/0.60/0.68/0.76/0.84 -
 Diffusal Blade 0.24/0.40 -
 Drum of Endurance 0.36 -
 Ethereal Blade 0.4 -
 Eul's Scepter of Divinity 0.4 150% 
 Eye of Skadi 1 -
 Force Staff 0.4 -
 Ghost Scepter 0.28 -
 Headdress 0.08 -
 Iron Branch 0.04 -
 Linken's Sphere 0.6 150% 
 Magic Wand 0.12 -
 Manta Style 0.4 -
 Mantle of Intelligence 0.12 -
 Medallion of Courage - 50%
 Mekansm 0.2 -
 Mystic Staff 1 -
 Necronomicon 0.60/0.84/0.96 -
 Null Talisman 0.24 -
 Oblivion Staff 0.24 75% 
 Orchid Malevolence 1.0 150%
 Perseverance - 125%
 Power Treads 0.32 -
 Refresher Orb 0.24 200%
 Ring of Aquila - 0.65 (aura) + 0.12
 Ring of Basilius - 0.65 (aura)
 Robe of the Magi 0.24 -
 Rof of Atos 1 -
 Sage Mask - 50%
 Scythe of Vyse 1.4 150%
 Shiva's Guard 1.2 -
 Soul Booster - 100%
 Soul Ring - 50%
 Staff of Wizardry 0.4 -
 Ultimate Orb 0.4 -
 Urn of Shadows - 50%
 Veil of Discord 0.48 -
 Vladmir's Offering - 0.8 (aura)
 Void Stone - 100%
 Wraith Band 0.12 -
 Arcane Boots - 135 (active - in radius 600)



Abilities that regain mana

Hero Ability Value Description
crystal_maiden Crystal Maiden  Arcane Aura Mana regeneration: 1/1.5/2/2.5 Gives additional mana regeneration to all friendly units on the map. This bonus is doubled on Crystal Maiden
keeper_of_the_light Keeper of the Light  Chakra Magic Mana restored: 75/150/225/300 Restores mana to the target unit.
lich Lich  Sacrifice Mana restored: 25%/40%/55%/70% Sacrifices a friendly creep and converts its current HP into mana for Lich.
necrolyte Necrophos  Sadist

Mana regen per creep: 12/24/36/60

Mana regen per hero: 120/240/360/600

Necrophos gains mana regeneration for killing units. Hero kills give 10 times the bonus.
obsidian_destroyer Outworld Devourer  Essence Aura Restores mana of its mana pool: 25%
Chance to restore: 10%/20%/30%/40%

Whenever nearby allied Heroes or OD itself casts a spell, it gains a chance to restore mana.

Pugna Pugna Life Drain Life Drain 120/160/200(180/240/300*) per second

Pugna siphons HP of the target enemy unit.

If you are full HP when hitting heroes, it will restore mana instead.

Lasts 10 seconds. 



Increased mana and health regeneration

Have you ever wondered…
… Why players drop their items before restoration of health or mana? 
… Why they change   Power Treads’ attributes before using spell? 


Dropping items 

It's very simple. Lacking (current) health (mana) is directly proportional to increase in maximum health (mana).


A few examples:

  1. You have 300/600 of health and   Vanguard (+250 HP)  - your health pool is equal to 425/850.
  2. You have 100/300 mana and   Point Booster (+200HP +150 MP) - your mana pool is equal 150/450.
  3. You have 250/500 mana and drop  Arcane Boots - your Mana pool becomes equal to 125/250.


Formula is the same for mana: 

  1. Changing the current health value = (Current maximum HP / new maximum health value) * Changing Health value by  items or abilities.
  2. New health value = (Current health value / maximum health value) * Changing maximum health by items or abilities

The exception is Morphling Morphling - Morph (Agility Gain)Morph (Strength Gain) Morph


Examples of use:

  1. You have 200/400 of mana,  Null Talisman and  Bottle.
    Even if you take inly one sip - mna value becomes equal to 270/400.
    If you drop  Null Talisman and take a sip - your mana value becomes equal to 161/322, it is restored untill 231/322 and when you put the item back your mana value becomes 287/400.
    Total: +50 bonus mana for 3 sips
  2. There 2 heroes with 200/800 of mana, they both have  Arcane Boots.
    If you restore mana, these heroes will have 35/800 of mana.
    If you restore mana by turns, dropping   Arcane Boots from the invetory, your mana value becomes equal to:
    The 1st who drops them: 200/800 => 138/550 => 273/550 => 397/800 => 496/800
    The 2nd who drops them: 200/800 => 300/800 => 206/550 => 341/550 => 496/800
    Total: +61 extra mana.
  3. You have 300/900 HP and 50/400 MP,  Point Booster(+200HP +150 MP) and   Magic Wand with15 charges
    If you use Energy Charge your HP and Mana value becomes equal to 525/900 and275/400
    If you drop  Point Booster before using Energy Charge and then put it back, your HP and Mana value will be equal to 589/900 and 400/400
    Total: +64 HP and +125 MP


When you do not need to use these tricks:

  • If there is even a small chance that unexpected enemy hero is nearby (e.g., invisible).
  • During the fight.
  • In the late game this trick is not veru effective.



 Power Treads

There us a sense to Switch Attribute in the following cases:

  1. If you want to restore your HP or Mana, switch on  Power Treads (agility)
  2. Before using spell - switch it on  Power Treads (intelligence)
  3. If you get damage or you need a bit more HP - switch on   Power Treads (strength)




When Roshan is killed, there is always a reward: 

  •  Aegis of the Immortal - in 5 seconds after death brings back the hero who holds it with full HP and Mana.
  •  Cheese (after Roshan has been killed three times) - instantly restores 2500 health and 1000 of mana.


Mana drain

More information about this effect - article about Feedback.


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AuthorJane Lovejoy Date11 February 2014, 12:22 Views8427 Comments10
Comments (10)
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#1 id hisbiy 5 June 2014, 18:13
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#2 tr trixilon 20 June 2014, 10:49
"When your health reaches 0, you will die."
Most important information in dota, seriously...
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#3 tr trixilon 20 June 2014, 10:53
Also talking about Dazzle 's Shallow Grave can be good )
TeeHee ツ
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#4 hr TeeHee ツ 22 June 2014, 19:47
When your health reaches 0, you will die.

hahah that made me laugh, but thanks for the article ^^
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#5 11 July 2014, 13:54
"When your health reaches 0, you will die"

It's not applicable to the creep though. I've seen them with 0 hp and still alive. They need 1 more lasthit
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#6 hu hryniel 9 August 2014, 18:54
Thanks for this guide, but when my health reaches 0, i will become jesus.
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#7 ph edrilordz 2 September 2014, 05:30
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#8 ph edrilordz 13 September 2014, 08:10
very well said!!!
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#9 ph edrilordz 13 September 2014, 08:10
thank you NaVi!!!
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#10 it J4ckTh3R1pp3r 18 December 2014, 15:07
Whatever you want, for strenght parameter!!!
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