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Blade Mail

[e][h]Blade Mail
 
2050
 
(500)
Blade Mail
A razor-sharp coat of mail, it is the choice of selfless martyrs in combat.
Attributes
Armor
+ 7
Damage
+ 28
Ability
Active
Availability
Category
Bought From
Recipe
Blade Mail
Broadsword Chainmail Recipe

General[edit]

Blade Mail is an item bought from the Home Shop. It is commonly used as a late game item to counter farmed carries who deal high physical damage like Phantom Assassin Phantom Assassin or Ursa Ursa. Some initiator heroes that tend to be quickly focused by enemy such as Axe Axe and Clockwerk 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
Passively returns attack damage back to the enemies. Returns any damage taken back to the enemies that dealt the damage.
Passive Attack Damage Returned20 + 20%
Damage Returned80%
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.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

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

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.27
  • Rework Now has a 500 gold recipe instead of using Robe of the Magi
  • Nerf No longer grants +8 Intelligence
  • Buff Armor bonus increased from 6 to 7
  • New Now has a passive component that returns 20 + 20% of the attack damage
  • Nerf Active return damage reduced from 100% to 80%
7.26a
  • Nerf Intelligence reduced from 10 to 8
7.24
  • Buff Damage increased from +22 to +28
7.23
  • Nerf No longer pierces Spell Immunity
  • Buff Armor increased from 5 to 6
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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