Power Treads


Switch Attribute
Pierces spell immunity.
No Target
Changes selected attribute between Strength, Agility and Intelligence.
Selected Attribute Bonus: 10
Cooldown symbol.png 0


  • Switches from strength to intelligence, from intelligence to agility, or from agility to strength.
  • Current health and mana percentages stay unchanged upon switching attributes.
  • When having multiple Power Treads, each of them can be switched individually. The attribute bonuses fully stack.


Item Changelogs   Item   Changelogs     Contents 1 Version history 2 Update history Version history edit] Version Changes 7.05 Increased selected attribute bonus from 9 to 10. 6.86 Reduced Boots of Speed cost from 450
Power Treads
A pair of tough-skinned boots that change to meet the demands of the wearer.
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 Switch Attribute
Bonus +25 Attack speed
+45 Movement speed DPS multiplier when chasing Minimum (pursuer MS / target MS) Ratio for Maximum Chase DPS Movement speed (sometimes abbreviated as move speed or MS) is the speed at which a unit can move. Movement speed dota2
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No

Power Treads are 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 . It can also be completed solely with items from the Side Lane Shop The Side Lane Shops are two extra shops located on the Radiant side of the bottom lane and the Dire side of the top lane, near the river. The Side Lane Shop sells certain items .



  • The regular stats bonuses (health, mana, armor and regen) are applied to all heroes. Attack damage is based on the hero`s primary attribute. For instance, an agility hero cannot make use of the extra health of Strength Treads and the attack damage, since the agility hero only gets damage when the Power Treads are set to agility.
  • Because the Power Treads can be used to switch between the 3 attributes on a whim, some advanced strategies are possible for players who like to micromanage, or wish to maximize their efficiency in a competitive setting. Switching your Power Treads to intelligence before a fight can potentially allow you to cast one more spell. Switching them to strength in a pinch may be used in order to narrowly escape from an attempt on your life.
  • Due to how attributes work, if you switch your Power Treads to agility before using a regeneration item, and then back to intelligence or strength when your health/mana is restored, you end up at a much higher total than if you simply used a Healing Salve with your Power Treads set to strength, or a Clarity with your Power Treads switched to intelligence. This is an important skill to keep in mind when using a Bottle with a mana-hungry mid ganker like Queen of Pain. The difference is not enormous, but definitely noticeable in the early stages of the game.
  • Conversely, switching to intelligence before casting a spell and going back to strength or agility right after makes you spend a smaller percentage of your mana pool with that spell, as the percentage is calculated with the same absolute cost, but a higher absolute mana pool. This is very apparent on heroes with low intelligence, such as Sven.
  • Switching to Strength Treads provides more health if you switch to them when your health is full as opposed to when it is almost depleted. The same is true for Intelligence Treads and mana.

Additional information

Treads Ingredients All heroes +10 Attack damage Attack damage is the amount of damage a unit is dealing with an unmodified basic attack; the base values are different for every hero. The total attack damage of a unit is the sum of dota2 to
Strength attribute symbol.png Strength
+ + Strength attribute symbol.png Strength Strength is the attribute that grants health and health regeneration. For each point of strength a hero gets: 20 Health 0.06 Health regeneration Additionally, strength heroes also get 1 attack damage per strength point. To dota2 heroes
Agility attribute symbol.png Agility
+ + Agility attribute symbol.png Agility Agility is the attribute that grants armor and attack speed. For each point of agility a hero gets: 0.14 (1/7) Armor 1 Attack speed Additionally, agility heroes also get 1 attack damage per agility point. dota2 heroes
Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence
+ + Intelligence attribute symbol.png Intelligence Intelligence is the attribute that grants mana, mana regeneration and spell damage amplification. For each point of intelligence a hero gets: 11 Mana 0.04 Mana regeneration 0.07% Spell damage Additionally, intelligence heroes also get 1 dota2 heroes

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Power Treads is an Upgrade item listed in the Common section of the Home Shop. It grants movement speed, attack speed, and a boost to one attribute of its owner`s choosing that can be changed at will via its Switch Attribute ability. This means Power Tread`s attribute boost may be changed to suit a player`s current needs at any point in time.
There are three ways to assemble Power Treads:

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The attack speed bonuses from multiple Power Treads do not stack, but the attribute boost does stack.
Movement speed bonuses from multiple boots do not stack.


Switch Attribute
Ability: No Target
Affects: Self
Changes attribute bonus between Strength, Intelligence, and Agility, in that order. Raises the currently selected stat.
Selected Stat Increase:

Tread Switching

Tread switching is a common practice used by players to get the most out of their stats. Conserving Health and Mana are some examples of the benefits of Tread Switching.

Having Strength:

  • ON will decrease the amount of relative damage taken. (9 Strength grants an additional 171 Health and 0.27 Health regeneration)
  • OFF will increase the effectiveness of flat Health regeneration. (e.g. Bottle, Salve, Ring of Health, Urn of Shadows, etc.)

Having Intelligence:

  • ON will decrease the amount of relative Mana spent. (8 Intelligence grants an additional 117 Mana and 0.36 Mana regeneration)
  • OFF will increase the effectiveness of flat Mana regeneration (e.g. Bottle, Clarity, Ring of Basilius, etc.)

So in practice, turn on Strength treads when taking damage, Intelligence treads when casting spells, and Agility treads when regenerating using flat regeneration (such as Bottle which regenerates both Health and Mana at the same time). When attacking, switch to the Primary Attribute of your hero to increase damage output.

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Version History

Patch Version Balance Changes
  • Movement speed reduced by 5 and total cost reduced by 50
  • Attack speed reduced from 30 to 25
  • Attribute bonus increased from 8 to 9
  • Movement speed bonus reduced from 55 to 50
  • Move speed bonus decreased from 60 to 55
  • Attack speed bonus increased from 25 to 30
  • Attribute reduced bonus from +10 to all attributes to +8 to all attributes
  • Increased Power Treads recipe cost by the same amount Gloves of Haste was reduced
  • Can only carry one Power Treads now

WC3 DotA Version

  • Warcraft III DotA - Power Treads