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Aghanim's Scepter

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[e][h]Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanims Scepter
The scepter of a wizard with demigod-like powers.

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Aghanim's Scepter (also known as Aghs or Scepter) is a powerful item used to passively increase the power of a hero's spells, usually their ultimate. The upgrade that Aghanim's Scepter provides can be anything from a new ability to simply an increase in power. Aghanim's Scepter can be consumed as a buff by purchasing the recipe upgrade Aghanim's Blessing. The buff does not grant stat bonuses, but does make the effects of Ultimate Upgrade permanent.

If dropped or sold, the upgrade is lost until the hero is in possession of it again. Due to irreversible effects, scepter cannot be dropped or sold by Meepo Meepo and Lifestealer Lifestealer.


Ultimate Upgrade
Upgrades the spells of heroes. Applies all of its effects to the user.
Possible upgrades include:
  • Upgraded Ultimate
  • Upgraded Spells
  • Granted New Spell
  • Upgraded Hero Stats

  • Must be in the player's inventory to apply its effects. Removing the Scepter from the inventory reverts the effects back to non-upgraded status.
  • Mouse hovering over scepter in the inventory displays the upgrade details for the hero using it.
  • Heroes affected by scepter have a small blue aura beneath them.

Scepter Upgrades[edit]

Abaddon Abaddon[edit]

  • Borrowed Time Borrowed Time
    • Increases the duration
    • When an ally takes more than a threshold damage within range of Abaddon, a Mist Coil Mist Coil will automatically fire towards that ally

Alchemist Alchemist[edit]

  • Aghanim's Scepter Synth Aghanim's Scepter Synth
    • Can cast Aghanim's Scepter to directly grant any allied hero Aghanim's Blessing, consuming the scepter in the process
    • Alchemist can target himself as well, gaining bonus damage and spell amp for each scepter given to allies

Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition[edit]

Anti-Mage Anti-Mage[edit]

  • Mana Void Mana Void
    • Kills with this ability add +100 seconds to the highest cooldown ability on the enemy hero
    • Cooldown starts once the enemy respawns
    • Increases ministun from 0.3 to 1.3

Arc Warden Arc Warden[edit]

  • Rune Forge Rune Forge
    • Creates a random Rune in front of Arc Warden

Axe Axe[edit]

  • Battle Hunger Battle Hunger
    • Reduces enemy damage output
    • Becomes an AoE ability

Bane Bane[edit]

  • Brain Sap Brain Sap
    • Pierces Spell Immunity
    • Reduces the cooldown
    • Reduces the cast point

Batrider Batrider[edit]

  • Flaming Lasso Flaming Lasso
    • Grabs a secondary target nearest to the primary target
    • The secondary target is tethered to the first
    • Deals damage per second

Beastmaster Beastmaster[edit]

  • Wild Axes Wild Axes
    • Removes cooldown and can be used again when they return to Beastmaster

Bloodseeker Bloodseeker[edit]

  • Rupture Rupture
    • Replaces the cooldown with charges and a replenish time

Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter[edit]

  • Shuriken Toss Shuriken Toss
    • Allows the shuriken to bounce twice on each hero (bounces on everyone once, then bounces through each one again)
    • Increases the mini-stun duration
    • Increases the cast range

Brewmaster Brewmaster[edit]

  • Primal Split Primal Split
    • Grants Brewlings bonus movement speed
    • Grants a Brewmaster skill to each warrior
    • The skills are applied at Brewmaster's current level, and the cooldowns are independent of the original Brewmaster

Bristleback Bristleback[edit]

  • Viscous Nasal Goo Viscous Nasal Goo
    • No longer targeted, it instead applies the slow to all enemies around Bristleback in a radius when cast

Broodmother Broodmother[edit]

  • Spin Web Spin Web
    • Increases max count of webs
    • Increases movement speed bonus
    • Removes movement speed limit

Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner[edit]

  • Stampede Stampede
    • Increases damage resistance and allows allies to run through obstructions such as trees, cliffs, etc.
    • Destroys trees

Chaos Knight Chaos Knight[edit]

  • Phantasm Phantasm
    • Creates an illusion of allied heroes globally
    • Creates an additional illusion for Chaos Knight

Chen Chen[edit]

  • Hand of God Hand of God
    • Increases the number of controllable Holy Persuasion ancients

Clinkz Clinkz[edit]

  • Skeleton Walk Skeleton Walk
    • Creates two skeletons near Clinkz when exiting Skeleton Walk
    • Increases Skeleton Walk speed and unlocks max movement speed

Clockwerk Clockwerk[edit]

  • Overclocking Overclocking
    • Resets Clockwerk's ability cooldowns and grants him bonus movement and attack speed for a duration
    • Clockwerk becomes stunned after the duration runs out

Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden[edit]

Dark Seer Dark Seer[edit]

Dark Willow Dark Willow[edit]

  • Shadow Realm Shadow Realm
    • Attacking no longer ends Shadow Realm
    • Each attack has bonus damage for the duration of the buff

Dazzle Dazzle[edit]

  • Shallow Grave Shallow Grave
    • Increases heal targets, bounce range, and dispels each target

Death Prophet Death Prophet[edit]

  • Exorcism Exorcism
    • Any time she attacks or hits an enemy with a spell, a ghost will fly out and hit the enemy
    • These ghosts apply a slow for short duration
    • Ghosts spawned this way deal bonus damage

Disruptor Disruptor[edit]

Doom Doom[edit]

Dragon Knight Dragon Knight[edit]

  • Elder Dragon Form Elder Dragon Form
    • Adds a 4th level to Elder Dragon Form, a Black Dragon
    • Scepter increases the level of ultimate by one
    • Black Dragon has more Corrosive Damage, Splash Damage, and Slow
    • Increases attack range, grants bonus Magic Resistance, and has flying movement

Drow Ranger Drow Ranger[edit]

  • Marksmanship Marksmanship
    • Causes her attacks to splinter on the target and split into two arrows affecting two random additional units in a 375 radius
    • The splintered arrows deal 50% damage each, the primary target still takes full damage
    • The split arrows act as normal attacks, carrying all attack modifiers

Earth Spirit Earth Spirit[edit]

Earthshaker Earthshaker[edit]

  • Enchant Totem Enchant Totem
    • Becomes a point targeted ability
    • Causes you to jump in the air and land at the target spot, casting Enchant Totem there

Elder Titan Elder Titan[edit]

  • Astral Spirit Astral Spirit
    • Elder Titan becomes Spell Immune when the Astral Spirit returns to him
    • The duration increases per affected hero

Ember Spirit Ember Spirit[edit]

  • Fire Remnant Fire Remnant
    • Increases the cast range, initial remnant speed, and maximum charges

Enchantress Enchantress[edit]

  • Sproink Sproink
    • Enchantress leaps backward and dodges incoming projectiles

Enigma Enigma[edit]

Faceless Void Faceless Void[edit]

Grimstroke Grimstroke[edit]

  • Dark Portrait Dark Portrait
    • Creates an ink illusion of a target enemy hero
    • Illusion lasts 15 seconds and is spell immune with +30% movement speed
    • Takes 350% incoming damage and deals 150% outgoing damage
    • Cooldown: 35
    • Mana Cost: 200

Gyrocopter Gyrocopter[edit]

  • Side Gunner Side Gunner
    • Automatically fires an attack at the furthest enemy units within range periodically

Huskar Huskar[edit]

Invoker Invoker[edit]

  • Invoke Invoke
    • Adds one level to the stats provided by Quas Quas, Wex Wex, and Exort Exort on all Invoked spells

Io Io[edit]

  • Spirits Spirits
    • Spirits now passively spawn around Io every second (max of 5 spirits)

Jakiro Jakiro[edit]

  • Macropyre Macropyre
    • Increases the distance
    • Increases the damage per second
    • Increases the duration

Juggernaut Juggernaut[edit]

  • Omnislash Omnislash
    • Increases the number of attacks
    • Decreases the cooldown

Keeper of the Light Keeper of the Light[edit]

  • Illuminate Illuminate
    • Doesn't require channeling, and heals allies during the day

Kunkka Kunkka[edit]

  • Torrent Storm Torrent Storm
    • Continuously releases visible Torrents around Kunkka

Legion Commander Legion Commander[edit]

  • Duel Duel
    • Increases Duel duration
    • Legion Commander and the duel target gain damage resistance to non-duelists
    • Grants Spell Immunity to Legion Commander during Duel

Leshrac Leshrac[edit]

Lich Lich[edit]

Lifestealer Lifestealer[edit]

  • Infest Infest
    • Reduces Infest cooldown, increases cast range, and applies Rage Rage on the infested unit

Lina Lina[edit]

Lion Lion[edit]

  • Finger of Death Finger of Death
    • Increases the damage from 600 / 725 / 850 to 725 / 875 / 1025
    • Decreases mana cost from 200 / 420 / 650 to 200 / 420 / 625
    • Decreases the cooldown from 160 / 100 / 40 to 100 / 60 / 20
    • Hits all enemy units within 325 radius of the primary target

Lone Druid Lone Druid[edit]

  • Summon Spirit Bear Spirit Bear
    • Allows the Spirit Bear to attack at any range from Lone Druid
    • Prevents the Spirit Bear from dying if Lone Druid dies

Luna Luna[edit]

  • Eclipse Eclipse
    • Increases number of Lucent Beams from 5 / 8 / 11 to 6 / 12 / 18
    • Increases maximum number of hits per target from 5 to Unlimited
    • Decreases beam interval from 0.6 to 0.3
    • Decreases duration from 2.4 / 4.2 / 6 to 1.8 / 3.6 / 5.4
    • Allows Eclipse to be cast on an ally or area within 2500 range, and grants 675 ground vision of the area

Lycan Lycan[edit]

Magnus Magnus[edit]

  • Skewer Skewer
    • Lowers cooldown, cast point, and mana cost

Mars Mars[edit]

Medusa Medusa[edit]

  • Mystic Snake Mystic Snake
    • Causes Mystic Snake to turn enemies into stone
    • Stone duration increases per bounce

Meepo Meepo[edit]

  • Divided We Stand Divided We Stand
    • Increases number of Meepos
    • Always provides an extra Meepo even if Divided We Stand is not leveled

Mirana Mirana[edit]

  • Starstorm Starstorm
    • Passively triggers Starstorm periodically
    • If there are no units to affect, the spell waits until there is a nearby enemy

Monkey King Monkey King[edit]

  • Wukong's Command Wukong's Command
    • Spawns a monkey soldier near Monkey King every few seconds
    • These soldiers can attack any target and buildings when Monkey King is within range of them

Morphling Morphling[edit]

  • Morph Morph
    • Gains cooldown reduction and increases the cast range

Naga Siren Naga Siren[edit]

  • Song of the Siren Song of the Siren
    • Regenerates you and nearby allies by their maximum HP per second for the duration

Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet[edit]

  • Wrath of Nature Wrath of Nature
    • Increases initial damage
    • Spawns a Nature's Call Nature's Call treant whenever a unit dies within a few seconds of being hit
    • Killing a hero will spawn a Greater Treant with more damage and health than a normal one

Necrophos Necrophos[edit]

  • Ghost Shroud Ghost Shroud
    • Reduces Ghost Shroud cooldown and increases Heartstopper Aura damage while Ghost Shroud is active

Night Stalker Night Stalker[edit]

  • Void Void
    • Applied in an AoE around Night Stalker and increases the mini-stun duration

Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin[edit]

  • Burrow Burrow
    • While burrowed, Nyx Assassin has damage resistance and regenerates maximum HP/Mana per second
    • His spells also receive the following bonuses while burrowed:

Ogre Magi Ogre Magi[edit]

  • Unrefined Fireblast Unrefined Fireblast
    • Costs a portion of current mana
    • Ogre Magi always has enough mana to cast this spell, even with no mana

Omniknight Omniknight[edit]

  • Guardian Angel Guardian Angel
    • Increases the duration
    • Increases radius to global
    • Provides HP regen
    • Affects buildings

Oracle Oracle[edit]

  • Fortune's End Fortune's End
    • Increases the cast range and stuns for a percentage of the duration

Outworld Destroyer Outworld Devourer[edit]

  • Astral Imprisonment Astral Imprisonment
    • Replaces the cooldown with 2 charges of Astral Imprisonment and increases the cast range by 300
    • Damage areas stack
    • Replenish Time: 12

Pangolier Pangolier[edit]

Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin[edit]

  • Blur Blur
    • Has instant cast time and applies a dispel
    • Abilities are refreshed upon hero kill
    • Reduces cooldown to 12

Phantom Lancer Phantom Lancer[edit]

Phoenix Phoenix[edit]

  • Supernova Supernova
    • Increases attacks needed to destroy the Supernova from 5 / 8 / 11 to 7 / 10 / 13
    • Allows Supernova to be cast on an allied hero, bringing both into the Sun to be reborn together
    • Has a 500 cast range and if the Sun is destroyed, both heroes will die
    • Can cast Sun Ray Sun Ray and turn its direction while in Supernova

Puck Puck[edit]

  • Dream Coil Dream Coil
    • Increases break damage from 300 / 400 / 500 to 400 / 550 / 700
    • Increases break stun duration from 1.5 / 2.25 / 3 to 1.5 / 3 / 4.5
    • Increases coil duration from 6 to 8
    • Stun pierces Spell Immunity

Pudge Pudge[edit]

  • Dismember Dismember
    • Reduces cooldown and can target an ally to swallow them and heal them for their max health per second
    • The ally can exit whenever they want by issuing a command

Pugna Pugna[edit]

Queen of Pain Queen of Pain[edit]

  • Sonic Wave Sonic Wave
    • Increases the damage from 320 / 410 / 500 to 370 / 480 / 590
    • Decreases the cooldown from 135 to 40

Razor Razor[edit]

  • Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm
    • Hits up to two different units instead of one
    • Can damage buildings

Riki Riki[edit]

  • Tricks of the Trade Tricks of the Trade
    • Increases the duration, attacks, cast range, and allows you to target an allied hero, hiding inside them for the duration

Rubick Rubick[edit]

  • Spell Steal Spell Steal
    • Stolen ultimates will always have the scepter upgrade
    • Reduces the cooldown
    • Increases the cast range

Sand King Sand King[edit]

Shadow Demon Shadow Demon[edit]

  • Demonic Purge Demonic Purge
    • Replaces 50 second cooldown with 3 charges that each have a 40 second replenish time
    • Applies Break

Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend[edit]

  • Necromastery Necromastery
    • Increases maximum souls from 12 / 20 / 28 / 36 to 22 / 30 / 38 / 46
  • Requiem of Souls Requiem of Souls
    • Waves return to Shadow Fiend dealing 40% damage on the way back
    • The damage the return wave does to heroes on its way back heals Shadow Fiend

Shadow Shaman Shadow Shaman[edit]

  • Mass Serpent Ward Mass Serpent Ward
    • Grants Serpent Wards split shot, attacking two units each for full damage
    • Increases Serpent Ward attack range from 600 to 825

Silencer Silencer[edit]

Skywrath Mage Skywrath Mage[edit]

  • Spell Casting
    • Anytime Skywrath Mage casts an ability, a different random nearby target within 700 range will be hit with the same ability
    • Prioritizes heroes

Slardar Slardar[edit]

  • Slithereen Crush Slithereen Crush
    • Creates a puddle of water that is considered a river for bonuses
    • Provides bonus HP regen, armor, and status resistance while in a Puddle or River (in addition to the normal River bonuses)

Slark Slark[edit]

  • Pounce Pounce
    • Uses charges and increases the distance

Snapfire Snapfire[edit]

  • None

Sniper Sniper[edit]

  • Assassinate Assassinate
    • Causes Assassinate to fire faster and stun the enemy target

Spectre Spectre[edit]

  • Shadow Step Shadow Step
    • Allows you to perform a single target Haunt

Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker[edit]

  • Nether Strike Nether Strike
    • Increases cast range from 700 to 950
    • Decreases the cooldown to 20
    • Applies the current level of Greater Bash Greater Bash to units within a 350 radius

Storm Spirit Storm Spirit[edit]

  • Electric Vortex Electric Vortex
    • Becomes a 475 radius ability around Storm Spirit
    • Requires vision over the units to affect them

Sven Sven[edit]

  • Storm Hammer Storm Hammer
    • Increases the cast range and Sven flies along with the Storm Hammer, attacking enemies on impact

Techies Techies[edit]

  • Remote Mines Remote Mines
    • Increases the damage
    • Increases the cast range

Templar Assassin Templar Assassin[edit]

Terrorblade Terrorblade[edit]

  • Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
    • After casting Metamorphosis, a wave travels outwards in all directions causing enemy heroes to become feared for 3 seconds upon impact
    • Wave starts traveling after 0.6 seconds and has a travel speed of 1000
    • Spell Immune units do not get hit by the wave
    • Has a global sound effect

Tidehunter Tidehunter[edit]

  • Gush Gush
    • Becomes a ground targeted wave ability that travels for 2200 range
    • Hits enemies within 260 radius of the wave

Timbersaw Timbersaw[edit]

Tinker Tinker[edit]

  • Laser Laser
    • Refracts to visible enemy heroes within a 400 bounce range

Tiny Tiny[edit]

  • Tree Volley Tree Volley
    • Every 0.4 seconds a random tree within 525 range of your hero will be thrown towards the targeted AoE
    • Deals 120% of your damage to enemies in that area
    • Target AoE: 400
    • Cast Range: 1300
    • Max Channel: 2.4
    • Cooldown: 12
    • Mana Cost: 150

Treant Protector Treant Protector[edit]

Troll Warlord Troll Warlord[edit]

  • Battle Trance Battle Trance
    • Reduces cooldown to 35 seconds and allows it to be cast on allied or enemy heroes
    • Lasts half duration on enemies
    • Cast Range: 525

Tusk Tusk[edit]

  • Walrus Kick Walrus Kick
    • Kicks the target back 1400 units and slows by 40% for 4 seconds
    • Deals 350 magical damage

Underlord Underlord[edit]

  • Atrophy Aura Atrophy Aura
    • Atrophy Aura bonus damage is now granted to nearby allied heroes for half of the bonuses
    • Increases bonus damage duration by 40 seconds

Undying Undying[edit]

  • Decay Decay
    • Increases Decay strength steal from 4 to 10

Ursa Ursa[edit]

  • Enrage Enrage
    • Can be cast while disabled
    • Reduces the cooldown from 50 / 40 / 30 to 30 / 24 / 18

Vengeful Spirit Vengeful Spirit[edit]

  • Nether Swap Nether Swap
    • Applies Fear to enemies around Vengeful Spirit at her destination

Venomancer Venomancer[edit]

  • Poison Nova Poison Nova
    • Increases the damage per second
    • Decreases the cooldown

Viper Viper[edit]

  • Viper Strike Viper Strike
    • Increases the cast range
    • Decreases the cooldown
    • Decreases the mana cost

Visage Visage[edit]

Void Spirit Void Spirit[edit]

  • None

Warlock Warlock[edit]

  • Chaotic Offering Chaotic Offering
    • Increases the number of golems summoned
    • Each golem's health and damage is reduced
    • Each golem's gold bounty is reduced

Weaver Weaver[edit]

  • Time Lapse Time Lapse
    • Cooldown is reduced
    • Can target allied heroes within range

Windranger Windranger[edit]

  • Windrun Windrun
    • Adds charges and increases movement speed bonus

Winter Wyvern Winter Wyvern[edit]

  • Arctic Burn Arctic Burn
    • Becomes a toggle that drains mana per second
    • No longer has limit on number of attacks per target

Witch Doctor Witch Doctor[edit]

  • Death Ward Death Ward
    • Death Ward attacks bounce
    • Death Ward has True Strike

Wraith King Wraith King[edit]

  • Reincarnation Reincarnation
    • Allies who are slain within range of Wraith King become Wraiths for a few seconds, delaying their death
    • They can continue attacking, casting, and using items until the duration ends and the hero dies

Zeus Zeus[edit]

  • Nimbus Nimbus
    • Creates a storm cloud anywhere on the map that automatically casts Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt on the closest enemy within range

Recommended Heroes[edit]


Abaddon Ancient Apparition Axe Bane Brewmaster Bristleback Centaur Warrunner Chen
Clockwerk Crystal Maiden Disruptor Drow Ranger Doom Enchantress Enigma Invoker
Keeper of the Light Kunkka Leshrac Lina Ogre Magi Meepo Necrophos Night Stalker
Puck Pugna Queen of Pain Razor Shadow Demon Shadow Shaman Techies Timbersaw
Undying Treant Protector Venomancer Viper Visage Warlock Windranger Witch Doctor
Earthshaker Gyrocopter Bloodseeker Mirana Anti-Mage Huskar Pudge Skywrath Mage


Alchemist Winter Wyvern Batrider Beastmaster Bounty Hunter Chaos Knight Dazzle Dark Seer
Nyx Assassin Jakiro Juggernaut Legion Commander Lich Lifestealer Lion Lone Druid
Luna Magnus Underlord Naga Siren Nature's Prophet Omniknight Outworld Destroyer Phantom Lancer
Rubick Sand King Shadow Fiend Silencer Medusa Slark Sniper Spirit Breaker
Tinker Tusk Ursa Vengeful Spirit Weaver Wraith King Zeus Storm Spirit
Oracle Earth Spirit Elder Titan Faceless Void Phoenix Riki Sven Tidehunter
Arc Warden Broodmother Clinkz Death Prophet Dragon Knight Ember Spirit Io Lycan
Monkey King Phantom Assassin Slardar Spectre Templar Assassin Terrorblade Troll Warlord Tiny
Morphling Dark Willow Pangolier Grimstroke Mars Snapfire Void Spirit

Lore & Trivia[edit]

  • Rubick is the son of Aghanim.
  • Aghanim's Scepter is a reference to Agahnim, one of the main villains in A Link to the Past from The Legend of Zelda series.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
  • Buff Now requires all three +10 attribute items
    • (Instead of 2 and a 1100 gold recipe)
  • New Added
  • Rework New Recipe
  • Bug Fix Recoded Aghanim's Scepter
    • It can now be dropped, sold, and disassembled again
    • It also properly updates itself in deathmatch
  • Buff Increased health bonus from 450 to 500
  • Buff Increased mana bonus from 400 to 500
  • Buff Can now be bought by every hero
    • (Instead of only those who have an upgrade)
  • Bug Fix Can no longer be dropped
    • (Also no longer sellable and destroyable)
  • Buff Scepter info now in tooltips
  • Buff Buffed
  • Ported Ported