Observer Ward

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[e][h]Observer Ward
 
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Observer Ward
A form of half-sentient plant, often cultivated by apprentice wizards.
Ability
Active 
 
Availability
Category
Bought From
Recipe
Observer Ward
Observer Ward [h]
Stats
Unit Type
Ward
Armor Type
Duration
6 minutes
Health
2
Sight Range
Magic Resistance
Gold Bounty
100 + 2/min
Experience
50 + 4/min
Notes
Attacks against Observer Wards cannot miss.
Takes 1 damage from all attacks.

General[edit]

Observer Ward (also known as obs) is a Basic item purchasable from the Consumables section at the Home Shop. Because of the power they provide through map control, their stock in the shop is limited to a maximum of 4, with an initial stock of 2. It takes 135 seconds to replenish 1 stock. Fully shareable.

  • Stacks with itself and
      in the inventory.
  • When stacked with Sentries, double clicking toggles the active ward type.

Ability[edit]

Plant
Targeting
Point Target
Plants an Observer Ward, an invisible watcher that gives vision of its surrounding area to your team.
Sight Range1600
Duration6 minutes
Cast Range500
Charges1
1
Notes
  • Observer Wards are permanently invisible and do not block paths.
  • Wards have ground vision and cannot see through trees or the high ground above them.
  • Cannot be placed within 1350 range of the fountain. Cannot be placed in the Roshan pit.
  • Holding down Control + the item hotkey transfers a ward to an ally by clicking on them.
  • Blocks neutral creep camps from spawning.

Strategy[edit]

It is best to place wards strategically in areas of high enemy traffic. They can forewarn your team of incoming enemy attacks due to their large vision range. Wards are generally placed on cliffs at the highest elevation, so they can see unobstructed into the areas below. A common ward location is near Roshan, to check whether the enemy will attempt to take Aegis.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

Crystal Maiden
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Venomancer
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Dazzle
Lion
Lich
Keeper of the Light
Warlock
Witch Doctor
Enchantress
Jakiro
Chen
Io
Vengeful Spirit

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.15
  • Buff Restock cooldown reduced from 150 to 135
  • Buff Cost reduced from 80 to 75
7.14
  • Rescale Gold/XP Bounty rescaled from 100 Gold/XP to 100 + 2/min Gold and 50 + 4/min XP
7.08
  • Rework Wards now require a constant 2 hits to kill
7.07
  • Nerf Observer Wards cost increased from 60 to 80
  • Nerf Observer Wards XP bounty increased from 25 to 100
7.06
  • Buff Cost reduced from 65 to 60
    • (Allows for different starting item combinations)
6.87
  • Rework Gold/experience rescaled from 50/100 to 100/25
  • Nerf Duration reduced from 7 to 6 minutes
  • Buff Restock interval reduced from 180 to 150 seconds
  • Buff Cost reduced from 75 to 65
6.86
  • Nerf Experience bounty increased from 50 to 100
6.84
  • Buff Observer and Sentry Wards now stack into one inventory slot
    • (Double clicking toggles which ward type is currently active)
  • Buff Observer Wards now come in single increments
  • Buff Cost and restock time reduced by half and stock doubled
  • Nerf Observer Wards now provide a 50 XP bounty when destroyed
  • Nerf Attacking a ward can no longer miss (same for Sentry Wards)
6.81
  • Buff Sharing wards with allies now requires a Control key override
  • Nerf Wards can no longer be placed in the fountain areas
6.80
  • Buff Can be targeted on allies to transfer one charge
6.79
  • Buff Duration increased from 6 to 7 minutes
  • Nerf Killing Observer Wards now grants a 50 gold bounty
6.78
  • Nerf Initial stock now starts at 1 instead of 2 (max stock is still 2)
6.75
  • Buff Gold cost decreased from 200 to 150
6.55
  • Nerf Changed max stock from 3 to 2
6.50
  • Nerf Now requires 5 mana to be placed (To prevent courier use)
6.43
  • Rework Reworked wards again
    • Buff Reduced gold cost from 300 to 200
    • Nerf Reduced duration from 480 to 360
    • Buff Increased stock count from 1 to 3
    • Nerf Increased restock time from 1 to 360
    • Buff Can block neutral creep spawns again
6.43
  • Buff Duration increased from 420 to 480
6.42
  • Nerf Price increased from 215 to 300
  • Nerf Charges reduced from 3 to 2
  • Nerf Duration reduced from 480 to 420
6.19
  • Nerf Can no longer block neutral creep spawns
6.04
  • New Readded to the game
6.03
  • Removed Removed from the game
6.00
  • Neutral Ported

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