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Barrier Idol
Barrier Idol.jpg
Location Icon Supportive.png Supportive
Type Filter Strength.png Strength
Filter Agility.png Agility
Filter Intelligence.png Intelligence
Filter Armor.png Armor
Filter Regeneration.png Regeneration
Filter Activatable.png Activatable
Stats +12 Health Regeneration
+10 Magic Armor
20% Stun & Debuff Duration Reduction
Modifier Magic Armor
Stun & Debuff Reduction Modifier
Cost 3650 (1250)
Components Item Builds into
Shaman's Headdress (2050)
Trinket of Restoration (350)
Barrier Idol.jpg


Gives the holder the ability to summon a Barrier around his allies, absorbing Magic Damage for a short time.

Barrier cannot affect a hero more than once every 50 seconds.


Self Position Ally Units
Type - Magic
Radius: 600
Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Applies Barrier to targets in radius for 10 seconds. Non-hero units receive a shield of twice the strength and twice the duration.

Barrier cannot affect a unit more than once every 50 seconds.


Barrier Effects
Absorbs 300/600 post-mitigation Magic Damage

  • Barrier lasts 20 seconds to non-hero.


Version 4.9.0

  • Component change in buildup: Major Totem.jpg Major Totem is now replaced with a Trinket of Restoration.jpg Trinket of Restoration.
  • Recipe Cost increased from 1060 Gold.png to 1250 Gold.png.
    • Overall Cost remains the same at 3650 Gold.png.
  • As a result of the component changes, no longer grants +5 Strength, Agility or Intelligence.
  • Passive bonus Health Regeneration per second increased from 10 to 12.

Version 4.8.4

  • State duration increased from 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • State duration is now doubled for non-hero units.

Version 4.7.4

  • Recipe Cost increased from 900 Gold.png to 1060 Gold.png.
    • Total Cost increased from 3490 Gold.png to 3650 Gold.png.

Version 4.6.0

  • Debuff and Stun Duration Reduction lowered from 30% to 20%.

Version 4.1.0

  • Moved from the Supportive section to the Protective section of the item shop.
  • Refreshing Ornament.jpg Refreshing Ornament is replaced with a Major Totem.jpg Major Totem in the recipe.
    • Total cost reduced from 3578 Gold.png to 3515 Gold.png.
  • Passive bonus Stats increased from +2/+5/+2 to +5 to all Stats.
  • No longer grants a Health Regeneration aura.
  • Now also passively grants 30% Debuff and Stun duration reduction.
  • Mana Cost reduced from 100 to 50.

Version 4.0.0

  • Bonus Agility increased from {2 to 5}.
  • Shield changed from blocking pre-mitigation Damage to blocking post-mitigation Damage.
    • This means that Magic Armor will now positively impact the amount of Magic Damage blocked by the barrier.
  • Magic Damage blocked by the barrier reduced from 400 to 300.
  • Non-hero units affected receive a barrier that blocks 600 Magic Damage (instead of 300 Magic Damage).

Version 3.8.0

  • Now has a +3 Health Regeneration aura with 900 range around the holder.

Version 3.1.0

  • Decreased recipe cost to 900 Gold.png from 1000 Gold.png to compensate for Mystic Vestments.jpg Mystic Vestments cost increase.

Version 2.6.31

  • No longer interrupts actions when used.

Version 2.0.37

  • Fixed so the shield absorbs Superior Magic Damage.

Version 2.0.30

  • Increased radius to 600 from 500.

Version 2.0.14

  • Added +2 to all stats from its components.

Version 0.1.45

  • Removed bonus Armor, increased bonus Health Regeneration by 2.
  • Barrier Idol can now only affect a hero once every 50 seconds.

Version 0.1.42

  • Added.

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Recipe Items Icon Initiation.png Initiation Icon Supportive.png Supportive Icon Protective.png Protective Icon Combative.png Combative Icon Morph Attack.png Morph Attack
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Barrier Idol
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