[Top 15] Dota 2 Best Items for Invoker That Will Make Him Powerful!

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The best items to make on Invoker to nuke your enemies into oblivion!

Invoker is one of the most complicated and enjoyable heroes I’ve played in Dota 2. The hero however has a high skill cap but when played right can be an extremely powerful force and make the player feel godly. Keeping that in mind below is a list of the Top 15 Best Items for Invoker That Will Make Him Powerful!

15. Boots of Travel

Boots of Travel in its base form allows Invoker to teleport to either an allied tower or an allied creep and also gives you 100 movement speed. Having this item in your inventory also reduces the cooldown for teleportation to 40 seconds as well. Boots of Travel is the preferred choice of boots for Invoker, you’ll rarely see professional players make any other choice of boots on Invoker. According to Dotabuff Boots of Travel currently has a 53.20% win rate on Invoker making it the clear boots of choice for the hero. 

Boots of Travel is great for Invoker because:

  • Invoker suffers from a low base movement speed, Boots of Travel greatly mitigates that issue.
  • You want to make sure you’re getting kills as Invoker because the hero is dependent on farm. Boots of Travel allows you to teleport to any lane to try and get kills in team fights.
  • Later in the game, as you get higher levels in Wex the additional speed from Boots of Travel will make you uncatchable. 

Get Boots of Travel if:

  • You are ahead of the opposing mid-laner on levels and farm. This will allow you to move to other lanes and help them as well. If you are behind on farm it might be worthwhile to consider some of the other items on this list. 
  • Your team is team fight dependent. With Boots of Travel, you can join them much more quickly and efficiently.

Boots of Travel Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Boots_of_Travel 


14. Hand of Midas

Hand of Midas allows you to consume a non-hero target for 160 gold and 2.1x experience. The item also passively gives you +40 attack speed. Hand of Midas is a core item on Invoker and currently has a 46.79% win rate. Most professional players try to rush Hand of Midas so they can further grow their lead in the game. 

Hand of Midas is great for Invoker because: 

  • Invoker as a hero is heavily dependent on farm and needs expensive items to be effective. Hand of Midas mitigates this issue as it allows you to consume a creep for gold and experience. The item has a 90-second cooldown so you can continue to accumulate gold throughout the game.
  • Hand of Midas also gives Invoker additional attack speed during the laning phase which also helps you during fights. 

Get Hand of Midas if: 

  • You are ahead in the game and can get the item before or near the 10-minute mark. If your team is giving you space to farm and isn’t in trouble then this item can help you transition into a mid-game fighter.
  • You are sure the game is going to go into the late game stage. If you’re sure the game will go late then a Hand of Midas will allow you to make bigger and bigger items the longer the game goes on. 

Hand of Midas details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Hand_of_Midas 


13. Orchid Malevolence

Orchid Malevolence passively gives Invoker +3 Mana Generation, +30 Attack Damage, and +40 Attack Speed all of which help you in the mid-game. Orchid Malevolence also silences the targeted unit for 5 seconds and amplifies the damage received. This item also has a 48% win rate however not all players choose to make it.

Orchid Malevolence is great for Invoker because:

  • It gives Invoker great mid-game fighting stats. 
  • It allows Invoker to silence pesky heroes that have escaping abilities. With an Orchid, you can silence these heroes and kill them. It adds greatly to your killing potential early in the game.

Get Orchid Malevolence if:

  • You want to quickly transition into a fighting hero and want to end the game earlier.
  • You are against multiple heroes that require disables or if your team doesn’t have any disables.
  • You don’t have the space to farm larger items and require quick stats.

Orchid Malevolence details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Orchid_Malevolence 


12. Eul’s Scepter of Divinity


Eul’s Scepter of Divinity passively gives Invoker +10 Intelligence, +2.5 Mana Generation, and +20 Movement Speed. The item also sweeps the target unit into a cyclone for 2.5 seconds during which they’re invulnerable. You can target your own hero or enemy units. Eul’s Scepter of Divinity also has a 49% win rate on Invoker; however, its incidence has decreased after certain changes to the hero in previous patches. 

Eul’s Scepter is great for Invoker because:

  • It gives Invoker an increase in movement speed and mana regeneration which allows Invoker to be more mobile and self-sustained. 
  • It gives Invoker an escape as well as a way to disable enemies and use multiple spells in conjunction with the cyclone ability. (Sunstrike into Chaos Meteor into Deafening Blast is a great and simple Eul’s Scepter Combo)

Get Eul’s Scepter if:

  • You are facing a team with multiple disables. With a Eul’s you can dodge some abilities and with the additional movement speed, you can potentially escape attacks.
  • You are still learning how to land big Invoker combos; Eul’s will allow you to do some simple combos without needing to be very skilled with the hero. 

Eul’s Scepter of Divinity details:https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Eul%27s_Scepter_of_Divinity 


11. Aghanim’s Scepter

Aghanim’s Scepter passively gives Invoker +10 Strength, +10 Agility, +10 Intelligence, +175 Health and +175 Mana. Aghanim’s Scepter also upgrades Invoker’s abilities as well as makes all of Invoker’s spells more powerful. The item has a 56% win rate and has historically always been a core item on Invoker. 

Aghanim’s Scepter is great for Invoker because:

  • It passively gives Invoker a lot of stat updates allowing you to become stronger in the game.
  • It increases the power of Invoker’s magic as well as gives him more spells thereby allowing you to deal more damage. It adds a new spell called Cataclysm which is a global spell with insane damage.

Get Aghanim’s Scepter if: 

  • You want to do as much magic damage as possible. With an Aghanim’s Scepter Invoker has his maximum magical power and the item allows you to dish out very high amounts of magical damage.
  • You want to do wombo combos with your team. With an Aghanim’s Scepter Invoker can cast cataclysm which is a global spell that does massive damage. If you have stuns on your team an Aghanim’s Scepter can allow you to assist on kills happening anywhere on the map. 

Aghanim’s Scepter details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Aghanim%27s_Scepter 


10. Urn of Shadows

Urn of Shadows passively gives Invoker +2 points in Strength, Agility, Intelligence, and Armor as well as +1.4 Mana Regeneration. Urn of Shadows can be used to target your own teammates and doing so heals them, alternatively, you can target enemies to deal damage per second. Urn of Shadows also has a 44% win rate on Invoker however it’s only made if you’re playing the Quas/Wex build or if you’re playing the support role.

Urn of Shadows is great for Invoker because:

  • It’s a cheap item that can be made quickly to give you great stats on Invoker.
  • Urn of Shadows gains charges whenever you are in the radius of any enemy kill. You can use these charges to either heal your allies or damage your enemies.

Get Urn of Shadows if:

  • If you’re playing the Quas/Wex build and want to gank other lanes for quick kills. You can later upgrade the item as well which allows you to reduce enemy regeneration. 
  • If you’re playing a support role and want to disable enemies or heal allies. With a simple Cold Snap + Urn of Shadows combo, you can greatly damage and mini stun enemy heroes. 

Urn of Shadows details:https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Urn_of_Shadows 


9. Blink Dagger

Blink Dagger allows you to teleport to a point 1200 units away. Blink Dagger has a 56% win rate on Invoker and is one of the most common items made by pro and amateur players alike. 

Blink Dagger is great for Invoker because:

  • Blink Dagger allows you to position yourself in ways that allow you to initiate fights and get kills.
  • Blink Dagger also gives you the mobility to either get to fights on time or to escape from harmful situations. 

Get Blink Dagger if:

  • You are against a team of high mobility heroes that you can’t catch with boots alone.
  • You want to do some high damage Invoker combos that require precision. 
  • You want to be aggressive and initiate onto the enemy team with your spells.

Blink Dagger details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Blink_Dagger 


8. Force Staff

Force staff passively gives Invoker 10 Intelligence as well as 150 Health. Force staff also pushes you or any target unit 600 units in the direction you or the target unit is facing. Force staff has a 48% win rate on Invoker however a much lower incidence in pro-level games. 

Force staff is great for Invoker because:

  • Force staff allows you to position yourself for kills or quick getaways. 
  • You can also go over terrain with a force staff which can get you out of tricky situations. 

Get Forcestaff if:

  • You’re against a team of high mobility heroes that are ganking you continuously. Force staff will give you one more defensive option and just enough time to cast some spells to save yourself.
  • You’re more comfortable using force staff to position yourself versus getting a blink dagger. 
  • If you’re playing a support role then a Force staff can be a lifesaver for you or your other allies. 

Force Staff details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Force_Staff 


7. Linken’s Sphere

Linken’s Sphere gives Invoker a lot of passive statistics but its main use is that it blocks one targeted spell that is cast on Invoker every 12 seconds. Linken’s Sphere also has a high win rate (61%) however given that the item isn’t always a requirement it has a low incidence rate in games.

Linken’s Sphere is great for Invoker because:

  • Linken’s Sphere makes you a harder target to kill because enemies need to first break your Linken’s Sphere before they can target you with their spells.
  • Linken’s Sphere also gives you a lot of stats that are particularly helpful for an intelligence hero.

Get Linken’s Sphere if:

  • You’re against a team that has limited single-target disables. By making a Linken’s Sphere you can rest easy and not have to worry about your enemy.
  • You’re against a team that has spell immunity piercing disables; these spells can only be blocked by Linken’s Sphere. 

Linken’s Sphere details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Linken%27s_Sphere 


6. Refresher Orb

Refresher Orb, aside from the boost in statistics, refreshes all of your items and abilities when activated allowing you to use all of them again. Refresher Orb has a 63% win rate on Invoker which is quite high. That said this item requires a lot of gold and isn’t always an item required in every game which is why it’s not made in a lot of games. 

Refresher Orb is great for Invoker because: 

  • Invoker is a hero that relies on his spells, by getting a refresher orb you can cast all those spells twice!
  • Refresher Orb also lets you use items twice allowing you to use both defensive and aggressive items twice in quick succession.

Get Refresher Orb if:

  • You want to do some sick combos that deal heavy magical damage.
  • If you have stuns in your team you can unload a lot of magical damage quickly if you have a refresher orb. (For instance, Ravage into double Cataclysm deals massive damage)

Refresher Orb details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Refresher_Orb 


5. Octarine Core

Octarine Core gives Invoker a ton of useful passive statistics but its main advantage is that it reduces the cooldown of all your spells and abilities by 25%. The item has a high win rate of around 65% however it’s an expensive item and not required in every game which is why it’s not made in a lot of games. 

Octarine Core is great for Invoker because:

  • It reduces the cooldown of all your spells and items which allows you to deal out more damage more frequently. 
  • It gives Invoker a healthy boost in stats.

Get Octarine Core if:

  • You’re playing a magic-heavy build and want to be dishing out magical damage quickly.
  • You’re late into the game and want to reduce the cooldowns of your spells and items that have long cooldowns.

Octarine Core details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Octarine_Core 


4. Shiva’s Guard

Shiva’s Guard passively gives Invoker a boost in intelligence and armor and when activated emits a freezing wave that deals magical damage and slows enemies. Shiva’s Guard is another item with a win rate in the 60%'s but at the same time, it’s not always a core item on Invoker.

Shiva’s Guard is great for Invoker because:

  • It gives Invoker a large boost in Armor and Intelligence which can come in handy against physical damage heroes.
  • Shiva’s also slows your enemies allowing you to further disable them.

Get Shiva’s Guard if:

  • You are playing against a lot of physical heroes that have high attack damage, having a Shiva’s Guard improves your armor and can allow you to take more damage.
  • You need to keep your enemies slowed down to use your spells, Shiva’s freezing wave gives you just that.

Shiva’s Guard details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Shiva%27s_Guard 


3. Monkey King Bar

Monkey King Bar gives Invoker 40 attack damage and 45 attack speed. Monkey King Bar also passively gives you a chance to inflict bonus damage with no chance of missing the attack. Monkey King Bar as an item also has a win rate in the 50’s however it’s very rarely made on Invoker except in very rare circumstances.

Monkey King Bar is great for Invoker because:

  • It gives Invoker a lot of attack damage and attack speed making Invoker a big threat in the mid-game.
  • It also gives Invoker a chance to bypass any evasion the enemy might have.

Get Monkey King Bar if:

  • You are playing a right-click build for which you need a lot of attack damage. Monkey King Bar gives you high attack damage for a small price.
  • If you’re playing against enemies that have evasion abilities or evasion items. Monkey King Bar gives you an 80% chance to pierce through any evasion.

Monkey King Bar details:https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Monkey_King_Bar 


2. Scythe of Vyse

While Scythe of Vyse gives Invoker a lot of passive upgrades, its main use is disabling a target by turning it into a critter for 3.5 seconds. Scythe of Vyse is the best disabling item in all of Dota 2 and as such has a high win rate (60.9%) on Invoker and also has a very high incidence rate in pro games.

Scythe of Vyse is great for Invoker because:

  • It gives Invoker a dedicated disable that cannot be escaped from once the target has been made into a critter. It almost assures that whoever Invoker disables with this item combined with Invoker’s magical damage will die!
  • The disable also allows Invoker to better use spells and deal maximum damage. 

Get Scythe of Vyse if:

  • There are mobile heroes on the opposing team that need to be disabled to prevent them from escaping fights.
  • If there aren’t enough disables on your team then Scythe of Vyse is necessary for Invoker to hold an enemy in place long enough to deal damage. 

Scythe of Vyse details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Scythe_of_Vyse 


1. Black King Bar

Black King Bar, aside from the healthy boost in stats, allows Invoker to enter a state of spell immunity for a limited time during which Invoker cannot be targeted by most spells. Black King Bar is a core item for most core heroes and has a high incidence in Invoker games as well with a 50+ win rate.

Black King Bar is great for Invoker because:

It allows Invoker to enter fights without the fear of being disabled and thereby do massive magical damage.
You can also use Black King Bar to escape harmful situations.

Get Black King Bar if:

The opposing team has heroes with a lot of spells that can disable your hero from casting spells.
If you want that extra safety when casting your combos.

Black King Bar details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Black_King_Bar  

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