Linken's Sphere

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[e][h]Linken's Sphere
 
5050
 
(1200)
Linkens Sphere
This magical sphere once protected one of the most famous heroes in history.
Attributes

+ 13

+ 13

+ 13
Health Regen
5.5
Mana Regen
2.25
Ability
Passive 
 
Availability
Category
Bought From
Recipe
Linkens Sphere
Ultimate Orb Perseverance Recipe

General[edit]

Linken's Sphere (also known as Linkens) is an Armor item that can passively block single target spells.

Ability[edit]

Spellblock
Targeting
Passive
Affects
Self
Protects the user from harm. Passively blocks a single target spell once every few seconds.
Spells Blocked1
13
Notes
Transfer Spellblock
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Allied Units
Temporarily removes Spellblock from the item's owner and transfers it to an allied unit.
Buff Duration13
Cast Range700
13
Notes
  • Multiple Spellblocks will stack.
  • Enemies can see the Spellblock visual if it is cast on a unit.
  • If a spell is successfully blocked on an ally during the duration, Spellblock is put on cooldown again.
  • Cannot be cast on yourself.
  • Cannot be refreshed by
     .

Strategy[edit]

Countermeasures[edit]

Linken's Sphere can be countered by triggering it before an engagement with low-impact spells such as Drunken Haze, Viscous Nasal Goo, Mana Drain, Stifling Dagger, etc.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

Medusa
Weaver
Gyrocopter
Morphling
Puck
Mirana
Queen of Pain
Storm Spirit
Batrider
Bounty Hunter
Timbersaw
Invoker
Anti-Mage
Faceless Void
Shadow Fiend
Windranger

Trivia[edit]

  • Linken's Sphere is named after Link, the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda series.
  • The name is derived from the World of Warcraft parody of Link, a character named Linken.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.14
  • Nerf All Stats reduced from 15 to 13
7.07d
  • Nerf Recipe cost increased from 1000 to 1200
7.07
  • Nerf Linken's Sphere no longer gives +15 Damage
  • Nerf HP regeneration reduced from 6 to 5.5
  • Rework Mana regeneration changed from 150% to 2.25
  • Rework Cannot manually target self with Linken's Sphere
6.87
  • Buff Recipe cost reduced from 1325 to 1000
6.86
  • Buff Cooldown reduced from 16 to 13
  • Buff Damage bonus increased from 10 to 15
6.84
  • Buff Spellblock cooldown reduced from 17 to 16
6.82
  • Nerf Linken's Sphere only blocks Wrath of Nature's initial bounce, not subsequent bounces
  • Nerf Linken's Sphere only blocks Lightning Storm's initial bounce, not subsequent bounces
  • Nerf Nether Ward no longer triggers Linken's Sphere
  • Buff Lightning Bolt now triggers Linken's Sphere when targeted at the ground
  • Nerf Maelstrom and Mjollnir no longer trigger Linken's Sphere
6.79
  • Buff Linken's Sphere can now be cast on an allied hero to transfer the buff
6.78
  • Buff Cooldown decreased from 20 to 17
6.73
  • Nerf No longer triggered by Urn of Shadows
  • Nerf No longer triggered by Medallion of Courage
  • Buff Added +10 damage to account for component bonuses
6.65
  • Buff Properly blocks Unstable Concoction and Death Coil
6.60
  • Rework Rewrote parts of the some abilities to be compatible with Linken Sphere
  • Buff No longer interrupts your teleportation when it blocks a spell
6.50
  • Buff Reduced Linken's Sphere's cooldown
6.49
  • Buff Reduced Linken's Sphere recipe by 100 gold
  • Buff Decreased Linken's Sphere cooldown from 60 to 40 seconds

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