Blade Mail

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Blade Mail
A razor-sharp coat of mail, it is the choice of selfless martyrs in combat.
Attributes

+ 0

+ 0

+ 10
Armor
5
Damage
22
Ability
Active  Damage Return
Availability
Category
Bought From
Recipe
Blade Mail
Broadsword Chainmail Robe of the Magi

General[edit]

Blade Mail is an Item purchasable at the Home Shop, under Armor. It can also be completed solely with items from the Side Shop. It is commonly used as a lategame item to counter farmed carries who deal lots of physical damage like Phantom Assassin or Ursa. Some initiator heroes that tend to be quickly focused by enemy such as Axe and Clockwerk may build blademail to reflect back the damage that they receive when engaging the enemy heroes.

Ability[edit]

Damage Return
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Returns any damage taken back to the enemies that dealt the damage.
Damage Returned100%
Duration4.5
25
25
Does not pierce Spell Immunity.
Notes
  • Damage is returned before reductions.
  • Damage type is the same type as the source.
  • Blade Mail does not prevent the incoming damage.
  • Blade Mail does not reflect damage taken from other Blade Mails and a few other special cases.
  • Reflected damage cannot Spell Lifesteal and is not increased by Spell Amplification.
  • Blocked by Spell Immunity if the damage source was magic damage.
  • Pure and Physical damage are reflected regardless of Spell Immunity.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

Axe Bristleback Bloodseeker Centaur Warrunner Clockwerk Elder Titan Legion Commander Necrophos
Pudge Spirit Breaker Spectre Timbersaw Underlord Undying Ursa Wraith King

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.19c
  • Nerf Cooldown increased from 20 to 25
  • Nerf Bonus armor reduced from 6 to 5
7.06c
  • Nerf Damage return is no longer increased by Spell Amplification
7.06
  • Nerf Cooldown increased from 18 to 20
7.02
  • Nerf Blademail damage return no longer spell lifesteals off of returned damage
6.87b
  • Nerf Blade Mail cooldown increased from 13 to 18
6.87
  • Buff Now returns damage before any kind of reduction
    • (Returns it in the same type as it was received)
  • Buff No longer ignores Spell Immune enemies
6.86
  • Buff Cooldown reduced from 15 to 13
6.84
  • Buff Damage Return cooldown reduced from 17 to 15
6.78
  • Buff Armor increased from 5 to 6
  • Buff Damage Return cooldown decreased from 22 to 17
6.75
  • Buff Damage Return duration increased from 4 to 4.5 seconds
6.70
  • Buff Cooldown from 25 to 22
6.68
  • Buff Damage Return's duration increased from 3.5 to 4 seconds
6.65
  • Nerf Duration reduced from 5 to 3.5 seconds
  • Nerf Cooldown increased from 15 to 25
  • Rework Blademail can no longer reflect blademail sourced damage
6.60
  • Buff Returns pure damage type
6.59
  • Buff Increased Blademail duration from 4 to 5 seconds
6.58
  • Rework Remade

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