Town Portal Scroll

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Town Portal Scroll


Town Portal Scroll (also known as Teleport Scroll, TP Scroll, or simply TP) is a basic fast travel item purchasable at the Home Shop and Side Shop under Consumables. It is fully shareable and stacks with itself in the inventory.

All heroes have a Town Portal Scroll at the start of the game. This TP Scroll is on a 100 second cooldown and cannot be sold.


Targeting Type
Point Target
Teleports you within close range of a target friendly building. While channeling, gives vision of the target area and pings the minimap. Teleporting to a building takes additional time if any allies have also teleported near the target recently.

Base Channel Time3
Extended Channel Time5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 for
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 recent uses
Recent Teleport Radius1100
Recent Teleport Time25
Building Range575
Cast RangeGlobal
  • The extended channel time penalty radius is centered around the recent teleport's location. It can be avoided by teleporting 1100 units away from the other teleport location.
  • Only Town Portal Scroll teleports increase/receive the penalty. All other teleports do not count and are not affected.
  • Teleporting to the fountain always uses base channel time and never has any extended time penalty.
  • If further than 1500 range away from the fountain, double clicking will teleport the user directly to it.
  • Gives 200 flying vision of the target area that lingers for 1 second.
  • Shares cooldown with Boots of Travel.
  • When teleporting, an obvious visual effect is visible to all players. The visual effect also includes the hero model.


Every hero should try to always carry a Town Portal Scroll, with a few exceptions such as Nature's Prophet in the early game who has a Teleportation spell. In the late stages of a game the Town Portal Scroll may be replaced by Boots of Travel. While many new players rely on Town Portal Scrolls to exclusively go between their lane and spawn, teleporting to gank enemies and defend towers is incredibly important at all levels of play.

The Town Portal Scroll is also used to escape death and unwanted situations, such as ganks, by teleporting to a safe location. Teleporting will disjoint most but not all projectiles targeted at the user. This usage is important to gameplay as players will rely on the Scroll to facilitate split pushing, ganks, and other strategic movement around the map. Additionally this makes some heroes, such as Bloodseeker and Venomancer, easier to escape from as these heroes do not have any spell that can break the channeling of the teleport.

Along with Smoke of Deceit the Town Portal Scroll should be a priority when playing support. In most cases it precedes importance over Brown Boots. Generally considered your first item as a support you buy at the side shop. Versus very passive opponents where you don't have to TP to defend dives, the money can be banked for boots or Smokes for roaming.

Recommended for most heroes throughout the game.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

JakiroWarlockSpirit BreakerUndying
TidehunterDazzleOgre MagiCrystal Maiden
SilencerAncient ApparitionElder TitanAbaddon

Version History[edit]

Patch Version Balance Changes
  • Nerf Initial TP Scroll cooldown increased by 10 seconds (at the start of the game)
  • Rework Heroes now start with a TP Scroll (TP scrolls start on cooldown at the beginning of the game)
  • Nerf Teleport cooldown increased from 70 to 80
  • Buff Cost reduced from 75 to 50
  • Buff Town Portal Scroll cost reduced from 100 to 75
  • Nerf Teleport cooldown increased from 65 to 70
  • Buff Teleport no longer removes Ethereal state when it is cast
  • Buff Gold cost reduced from 135 to 100
  • Buff Added an option to require a halt command to in order to cancel a Town Portal Scroll
  • Buff Stacking delay decreased from 3/5/6/7/8 to 3/5/5.5/6/6.5
  • Buff Max targeting range increased from 525 to 575
  • Buff Double clicking on scrolls now automatically targets your fountain
  • Rework Reworked mechanics (additional casting time when more than one hero teleport to one tower)
  • Rework Changed how Scroll of Town Portal works
  • Buff Added Scroll of Town Portal to Goblin Shop replacing Javelin

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