Hand of Midas


Not blocked by Linken`s Sphere. Pierces spell immunity. Play
Target Unit
(HP Removal)
Kills a non-hero target for 200 gold and 1.85x experience. Cannot be used on Ancient Creeps.
Cast Range: 600
Gold Bonus: 200
Experience Bonus Multiplier: 185%
Cooldown symbol.png 100


  • The target`s default bounties are not granted. This means that no hero nearby gains the default gold and experience from the death.
  • Despite the visual effects, the gold and experience are granted instantly.
  • Deals damage equal to the target`s current health to kill it. This damage fully ignores any form of reduction or amplification.
    • This means that it triggers most on-damage events like (neutral or lane) creep aggro.


Item Changelogs   Item   Changelogs     Contents 1 Version history 2 Update history Version history edit] Version Changes 7.06 Increased recipe cost from 1550 to 1650 (total cost from 2050 to 2150). Transmute Increased experience
Hand of Midas
Preserved through unknown magical means, the Hand of Midas is a weapon of greed, sacrificing animals to line the owner`s pockets.
2150 (1650)
Bought From
Common Not to be confused with an item s Quality. Rarity is a property of cosmetic items. It is represented in-game by the item s color theme. Rarity is a purely cosmetic property, and has no effect on
Active Transmute
Bonus +30 Attack speed The frequency with which units attack is measured in attack speed. A unit s attack speed can be modified by items, agility, abilities, and auras. Contents 1 Base attack time 2 Attack speed representation 3 Attack dota2
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No

The Hand of Midas is an item Play “Singing trio.” It has been suggested that this article or section be split into multiple new articles. Reason given: The shop should get its own page Discussion to support or oppose the split should be dota2 purchasable at the Main Shop, under Common Not to be confused with an item s Quality. Rarity is a property of cosmetic items. It is represented in-game by the item s color theme. Rarity is a purely cosmetic property, and has no effect on .



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  • Midas is based on Midas, a figure from Greek mythology who turned all he touched to gold.



Hand of Midas is an upgrade Item listed in the Common section of the Home Shop, purchasable with a Gloves of Haste and a recipe. It is often used by Carry heroes to increase gold and experience income over a long period of time. This item is usually rushed in order to reap its benefits as soon as possible.
Hand of Midas is bought primarily for the experience boost it provides, and secondarily for the reliable gold and attack speed for farming.


Ability: Unit Target
Affects: Enemy Creeps
Kills an enemy creep for reliable gold and bonus experience.

Gold Gain:
Experience Gain:
Cast Range:

  • The experience gained is not shared with nearby heroes and is only given to the user.
  • Cannot target Ancients and Necronomicon units.
  • Cannot be Rearmed by Tinker.


It is most effective to use on large high level creeps that give more experience, making the most out of the multiplier.
For lane creeps, it is always most effective to use on a Melee Creep. For Mega Creeps, Midas can be used on either because both provide the same bounty and experience.

Situational Counters

Hand of Midas can be used on creeps controlled by Helm of the Dominator, Chen, and Enchantress. This is an effective means of instantly killing enemy controlled creeps.
Axe`s Battle Hunger can also be countered using Midas, the instant creep kill removing the debuff.

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Version History

Patch Version Balance Changes
  • Hand of Midas recipe cost increased from 1400 to 1550
  • Transmute no longer works against Necronomicon units
  • Transmute now gives a constant amount of gold
  • Hand of Midas gold is now reliable
  • Hand of Midas manacost removed (25 ⃢₆ₒ 0)
  • Transmute now gives 2.5 XP when used on a unit
  • Lowered transmute bounty on previously untransmutable creeps (lvl 6)
  • Hand of Midas can now target level 6 Neutrals (Satyr Hellcaller and Dark Troll Warlord)
  • Reduced mana cost on Hand of Midas

WC3 DotA Version

  • Warcraft III DotA - Hand of Midas