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Invulnerability is a status effect that renders the target completely immune to all status effects and damage, except for most damage flagged as @@@#@@@HP( Removal Damage is any means by which unit s current health can be reduced. Heroes, creeps, ancients, Roshan and fountains are all capable of dealing damage. Contents 1 Damage sources 1.1 Attack damage 1.2 Spell damage 2 . Most friendly effects, such as healing and teleports Teleportation is a form of movement in Dota that instantly moves a target from one point to another. The most common teleports are Blink Dagger s Blink and Town Portal Scroll s Teleport. Teleports can be distinguishing dota2 , are unaffected by invulnerability.

Invulnerable units often cannot be targeted by attacks or abilities and will often have their health bar temporarily hidden.

Invulnerability itself is not granted explicitly by any effects or spells, it is instead granted as a secondary effect to other abilities. Consequently, invulnerability is often only granted for very short periods of time.

Invulnerability is not disjointing Shadow Fiend using a Blink Dagger to dodge Phantom Assassin s Stifling Dagger Disjointing is the act of dodging projectiles, or rather, to cause a projectile to fully lose track of its target. A disjoint is dota2 , although certain sources of invulnerabilities will also disjoint some projectiles.

Sources of invulnerability


Invulnerability piercing abilities

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The following abilities can affect invulnerable units:

Invulnerability piercing abilities


Hero Abilities
Hero Ability Duration
Bane Nightmare 1 on the target unit after cast or transferred
Brewmaster Primal Split 0.6 during cast
While warriors are alive
Chaos Knight Phantasm 0.5
Earth Spirit Enchant Remnant 3 (enemies only)
Ember Spirit Sleight of Fist 0.2 per target
Activate Fire Remnant 0.4 max
Faceless Void Time Walk Duration varies based on distance
Invoker Tornado 0.8 / 1.1 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 2.0 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.9
(enemies only)
Juggernaut Omnislash 1.2 / 2.4 / 3.6
2.4 / 3.6 / 4.8 with Aghanim`s Scepter
Lifestealer Infest Until Consume is used
Morphling Waveform Duration varies based on distance
Naga Siren Mirror Image 0.3
Song of the Siren 7 (enemies only)
Outworld Devourer Astral Imprisonment 4
Enemies still vulnerable to Sanity`s Eclipse
Phantom Lancer Doppelganger 1
Puck Phase Shift 0.75 / 1.5 / 2.25 / 3.25
Shadow Demon Disruption 2.5
Enemies still vulnerable to Shadow Demon`s spells
Storm Spirit Ball Lightning Duration varies based on distance
Tusk Snowball 3 max + travel time
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability Duration
Storm Cyclone 6 (20 on creeps) (enemies only)
Familiar Stone Form 8
Item Abilities
Item Ability Duration
Eul`s Scepter of Divinity Cyclone 2.5 (enemies only)
Manta Style Mirror Image 0.1

Abilities that affect Invulnerable units

The following abilities can still work on most invulnerable units.
Hero Abilities
Hero Ability Notes
Disruptor Glimpse Does not affect units under Mirror Image effects, Doppelganger, Sleight of Fist, and Activate Fire Remnant.
Affects all others.
Juggernaut Omnislash Cannot jump to units under banish effects. Can jump to all others.