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Whispering Helm
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Whispering Helms are gifts from the Hellbourne to their corrupted lieutenants. Although the helmets provide both armor and enhanced attacking power, as well as the ability to drain the life out of an enemy, it is the spirits within the helms-which both drive the wearer mad and can be called upon to dominate the minds of lesser creatures-that are most terrifying.
Location Icon Morph Attack.png Morph Attack
Type Filter Armor.png Armor
Filter Modifier.png Modifier
Filter Activatable.png Activatable
Stats +5 Armor
+3 Health Regeneration
15% Lifesteal
Modifier Lifesteal Modifier
Notes Can Disassemble
Cost 1850
Components Item Builds into
Helm of the Victim (900)
Hungry Spirit (900)
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Symbol of Rage (6000)


When activated, Dominates the target creep, giving the user control of that unit.

This item contains an Attack Modifier. Attack modifiers are exclusive and do not stack with other attack modifiers.


Target Unit Non-Boss NPC Units
Type - Magic Dominate
Range: 700
Mana Cost: 25
Cooldown: 720 seconds
Dominates target, taking control of it and switching its team permanently. The unit gains 1 Mana Regen and bonus Damage and Movement Speed equal to 15% of your own.

The current cooldown of Whispering Helm is reduced by 50% when a unit dominated by it dies.

  • Cannot dominate Wild Hunters due to their innate Magic Immunity.
  • Unlike Ophelia.jpg Ophelia's Ophelia Command.jpg Command, the buff does not apply to all your owned units. The bonus damage and movespeed is only applied to units dominated with Whispering Helm.
  • The damage and movespeed bonus is calculated each frame.


Version 4.9.0

  • +10 Attack Damage bonus removed.

Version 4.8.0

  • Cooldown increased from 300 seconds to 720 seconds.
  • The current cooldown of Whispering Helm is reduced by 50% when a unit dominated by it dies.

Version 4.7.9

  • Bonus Damage and Movement Speed inherited from the caster (by the dominated creeps) reduced from 25% to 15%.

Version 4.1.0

  • Hungry Spirit.jpg Hungry Spirit, Whispering Helm, Symbol of Rage.jpg Symbol of Rage and Elder Parasite.jpg Elder Parasite (new) are now Lifesteal Modifiers, which do not stack with themselves.
  • Lifesteal reduced from 20% to 15%.
  • No longer grants the dominated creep 50 Movement Speed.
  • Instead, now grants the dominated creep a bonus of 25% of your Damage and Movement Speed.
  • Mana Cost reduced from 75 to 25.

Version 4.0.0

Version 3.8.0

  • Now gives +3 Health Regeneration.
  • Damage decreased from 20 to 10.
  • Lifesteal increased from 15% to 20%.
  • Now gives dominated creeps a permanent 50 Movespeed and 1 Mana Regeneration.

Version 2.0.17

  • Creeps now disjoint projectiles when dominated.

Version 1.0.5

  • Can no longer be used by Couriers.

Version 0.1.28

  • Can no longer dominate player-controlled units.

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