[Top 15] Dota 2 Best Items for Skywrath Mage

Best Items for Skywrath Mage
Want to go to Skywrath heaven? Continue reading.

Carry yourself up, to Skywrath Heaven!

  There are reasons why Dragonus, the Skywrath Mage is considered to be one of the most powerful magical heroes of the game. Not only is this hero an exemplary support hero but he could also carry a game with ease, keep in mind, however, if you attempt to use him as a carry, you’d be flying around like an F-22 Raptor that’s made of glass, powerful, agile, dangerous yet extremely vulnerable if he's hit. Don’t worry though! This list will carry you to Skywrath Heaven, as a hero.

15.  Null Talisman

beautiful early game item
The fastest way towards being a pain in the lane. If you're spamming Q.

      A great starting item that can be purchased for a meager amount of gold, the null talisman provides much-needed mana regeneration and spell amplification that makes Skywrath Mage’s magic attacks even more powerful in the starting phase of the game.

What makes Null Talisman Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Low cost.
  • It can be stacked for extra mana regen.
  • Has damage amplification.
  • Help’s reign down Skyrwath’s true destructive power very early in the game.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • +3 Strength
  • +3 Agility
  • +6 Intelligence
  • +3% Spell Amplification
  • Total Cost is 510 Gold

14. Arcane Boots

For all those moments you'll wish you had just a little more mana. Here's your solution.

      Skywrath has one core problem from the start of the game - Mana. His magic attacks are powerful abilities that drain a lot of mana, this is why you need an item that will help boost mana, because, without mana in an early game, Skywrath is nothing more than a pretty piece of paper with a big mouth. One of the easiest ways to solve that while playing as a support hero, is to get Arcane Boots.

What makes Item Arcane Boots Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Early game item, low price.
  • Used as an advantage during team fights.
  • It can be upgraded to Guardian Greaves for better team-fight support.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • +15% movement speed
  • +250 Mana
  • Restores 160 Mana to all nearby allies
  • Radius 1200
  • Reset timer 55 seconds
  • Total Cost is 1400 Gold

13. Rod of Athos

Either this Item was made for Skywrath, or Skywrath was made for it.

    Skywrath’s Ultimate is considered to be one of the most powerful abilities in the game. Placed right with his Ancient Seal, it can take out the opponent’s strongest hero in less than 3 seconds.
This item holds down an opponent for 2 seconds, it is best followed up by Mystic Flare, Ancient Seal, Concussive Shot & Finally Arcane Bolt.

What makes Rod of Athos Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Hold’s enemies down long enough for them to be finished by Mystic Flare.
  • It has a short reset time.
  • Very handy in team fights.
  • An excellent method to stop enemy movement.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • +20 Intelligence
  • +10 Strength
  • +10 Agility
  • Roots a target for 2 seconds
  • Mana Cost 50
  • Reset Timer 18 seconds
  • Range 1100
  • Total Cost is 2750 Gold

12. Glimmer Cape

When you need your own personal space. To attack or run away. Here's your glimmer of hope.

      Apart from increasing chances of survivability, this item also grants up to 45% magic resistance when activated, thus increasing survivability even more. What’s better about the Glimmer Cape, is that invisibility can be cast onto allied units, giving them the same bonuses thus helping them evade or sneak-up to enemy units.

What makes Glimmer Cape Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Grants invisibility.
  • Magic Damage Resistance.
  • It can be used as a team fight item.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • +20 Attack Speed
  • +15% Magic Resistance
  • Mana Cost 90
  • Reset Timer 14
  • Grant’s Invisibility after 0.6 Seconds
  • 45% Magic Resistance when activated for 5 seconds
  • Can Be Cast On Allies
  • Total Cost is 1950 Gold

11. Aeon Disk

Not everyone gets a second chance. Here's your closest option though
    What matters to Skywrath apart from damage amplification - is survivability. This item can do much with helping him survive longer during team fights and as we all know, if left alive for even a little more than 3 seconds, Skywrath Mage could disrupt and support any team fight to victory.

What makes Aeon Disk Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Passively protects the hero if health falls below 70% for 2.5 seconds (take 0 damage for 2.5 seconds).
  • Greatly increases late-game survival time.
  • It is a rather cheap item considered how useful it is for late-game fights.
  • Not a lot of people use it so far, so if you’re reading this, go try the Disk right after!

Item details (As of Patch 7.23)

  • Provides +300 Health
  • Provides +300 Mana
  • Reset Timer is 115 Seconds
  • Provides +75 Status Resistance when passively activated
  • Total Cost is 3100 gold

10. Veil of Discord

Use it right, and you'll make enemies as fast as you'll make friends.

    An early game surefire way to amp up Skywrath’s magic is by getting this item. What’s best about it is that it has a wide area of effect, thus affecting more than one enemy unit if they’re all inside the AOE. This places the Veil of Discord as a great team support item, that makes enemies very vulnerable to magic attacks.

What makes Veil of Discord Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Weakens any and all enemies in an Area of Effect.
  • Great for team fights.
  • It has a low price and can be bought from the early-mid game.
  • It has a low mana cost.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • - +9 All Attributes
  • - Casts a 600 radius blast, causes enemies
    to take 20% increased magic damage
  • Range 1000
  • Duration 16 seconds
  • Mana Cost 50
  • Reset Timer 20
  • +1.25 mana regeneration to allies (Radius 1200)
  • Total Cost is 2050 Gold

9. Eul’s Scepter of Divinity

A good disable that causes minimal damage to enemies.

    Skywrath is immensely powerful in an early game 1 vs.1 situation, especially if his net-worth is already ahead of most opponents and is hitting hard in his game. What this unit does, is simply disrupt an enemy’s movement long enough for Skywrath and/or for his allies to get into range, or reset ability cooldowns. Once in range, it is an easy finish.

What makes Eul’s Scepter of Divinity Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Acts as a basic dispel item.
  • Delays an enemy’s escape.
  • Can be cast on self, allied or enemy units.
  • It can also be used as an item to survive.
  • It has huge versatility when it comes to usage by experienced and smart players.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • +10 Intelligence
  • +5 Mana Regeneration
  • +20 Movement Speed
  • Active Cyclone for 2.5 seconds
  • Mana Cost 175
  • Reset Time 23 Seconds
  • Range 575
  • Basic Dispel
  • Total Cost is 2750 Gold

8. Scythe Of Vyse

The fastest way of showing someone their worth for 3.5 seconds.

    Having some sort of disable-item is always great, but what better than an item that completely nullifies your enemy. That is why many-a-times players prefer getting a Sheep's Stick (Scythe of Vyse) than any other item during late game team fights. Simply because, once transformed, all the victim can attempt to do, is slowly and desperately ‘BAAAAH!’ their way to safety, in a desperate attempt to escape the inevitable.

What makes Scythe Of Vyse Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Makes any and all heroes extremely vulnerable for 3.5 seconds.
  • Heroes like Bristleback will not spray quills whilst being attacked.
  • Most items are nullified once the enemy hero is transformed.
  • Great item for a late-game team nullification.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • Grants +10 Strength
  • Grants +10 Agility
  • Grants +35 Intelligence
  • Grants +9 Mana Regeneration
  • Mana Cost 250
  • Reset Timer 22
  • Hex timer 3.5 Seconds
  • Mutes, Silences, and Disarms
  • Destroys Illusions
  • Range 800
  • Total Cost is 5700 Gold

7. Force Staff

When personal space is 'mui importante' (Very Important). Make it happen with this.

    Mobility is always an important factor for Skywrath Mage, even though he’s comparably faster than a few heroes at the least, giving him enough ability for a quick getaway is also a priority. No attack can disabler a Force Staff temporarily, what’s more, is that it can also be used in team fights, on an enemy or even friendly units.

What makes Force Staff Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • It can be used on allied or enemy units.
  • Activation timer cannot be reset whilst being attacked, like a blink dagger.
  • Has immense late-game value, can be used to push enemies into an ambush, or away from their team during a team fight.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • +10 Intelligence
  • +2.5 HP Regeneration
  • Pushes ‘selected’ hero 600 units in the direction it’s facing when activated
  • Range 750
  • Mana Cost 100
  • Reset Timer 23 Seconds
  • Total Cost is 2250 Gold

6.Blink Dagger

Even people with wings prefer to teleport to places. It's clearly an advantage.

    Movement is important, just like a Force Staff. However, a blink dagger offers Skywrath more range and more flexibility. Unlike a force staff, you do not need to forcibly look into a direction to get pushed there. A blink dagger lets you jump around and that kind of mobility can be super dangerous on Skywrath players with an aggressive playing style.

What makes Blink Dagger Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Can Blink Freely within a radius.
  • Great for surprise attacks.
  • Great for escape plans.
  • Relatively cheap and can be purchased early game.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • - Reset Timer 15 Seconds
  • Teleport up to 1200 units
  • Can’t be used for 3 seconds after taking damage from enemy heroes or Roshan
  • Total Cost is 2250 Gold

5. Ethereal Blade

For when your enemy thinks they can outlive your ultimate.

    Magic damage is very important in every late-game situation. During this phase, keep in mind that you won’t be the only one with this item. However, to avoid melee (physical) attacks, most opponents will end up using it on themselves before they attempt to survive a little bit longer or run away. One of its primary reasons for use by an attacker, however, is the massive spell-damage amplification it provides.

What makes Ethereal Blade Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • It provides massive spell-amplification.
  • It can be used on most dangerous enemy units, so they can’t ‘right-click’ attack. It can also be used by the wielder to avoid melee or ‘right-click’ (physical) attacks whilst dishing out hauntingly powerful magic attacks.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • Grants +40 Agility
  • Grants +10 Strength
  • Grants +10 Intelligence
  • Active mode - converts target hero to Ethereal Form for 40% more magic damage
  • Enemy targets also slowed by 80% and take 2x primary attribute of item wielder +75 as magic damage
  • Range 800
  • Mana Costs 100
  • Reset Timer 20 Seconds
  • Range 800
  • Total Cost is 4700 Gold

4. Octarine Core

If you enjoy spamming someone with magic, you're going to enjoy this.

    A great late-game item to add to your arsenal, the Octarine core makes heroes more reliable during a team-fight. Reduced cooldowns will ensure more magic or skill-based attacks that will in most cases change the tide of battle drastically and within a few moments.

What makes Octarine Core Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Reduces the cooldown on abilities.
  • It provides spell-lifesteal (longer survivability).

Item Details (As of patch 7.23)

  • - +25 Intelligence
  • +425 Health
  • +425 Mana
  • Reduces the Cooldown of Spells by 25% (passive)
  • 25% of spell damage is returned to the caster as health
  • 5% spell lifesteal against creeps
  • Total Cost is 5900 Gold

3. Kaya and Sange

Late-game shopping problems? Here's a blind choice.

    After starting off with a Kaya for better magic damage, you can move on to this item for even better damage, enhanced survivability, and all-round great stat growth. A Kaya and Sange will be a great choice if you’re wondering - “Hmmmm, how can I cause more pain?”

What makes Kaya and Sange Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • It provides a host of added benefits.
  • It can be purchased during the middle phase of the game.
  • Great for HP and Mana Regeneration.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • Grants +16 Strength
  • Grants +16 Intelligence
  • Grants +20% Status Resistance
  • Grants +16% Manacost and Manaloss Reduction
  • Grants +12% Spell Amplification
  • Grants +30% Self HP Regen and Lifesteal Amplification
  • Total Cost is 4100 Gold

2. Bloodstone

Extra health hurts nobody. Literally nobody, directly.

This item doesn’t kill a player anymore for a shorter respawn time, however, it will use 30% of the player’s current mana and regenerate HP that over time to the same 30% value. This is a great survivability tool for Dragonus now, however, it comes with a limited number of charges that only replenishes when an enemy hero is killed nearby.

What makes Bloodstone Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Heals Hit-Points for 2 seconds.
  • This is a great item for range, magic heroes.
  • Late game usage is more for survivability. 

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • Grants +425 Health
  • Grants +425 Mana
  • Grants +16 Intelligence
  • Grants +12% Manacost and Manaloss Reduction
  • Grants +8% Base Spell Amplification
  • Reset Timer 250 Seconds
  • Active Grants 30% max mana to health healing over 2 seconds of regeneration (mana won’t transform, it’s ‘available mana’ percentage is used.)
  • Passive provides 0.2 mana regen and 0.35% spell amplification (passive)
  • Gain 1 charge on nearby enemy kills (passive)
  • Lose 3 charges on death (passive)
  • Starts with 14 charges (passive)
  • 100+ mana regen amplification (passive)
  • Total Cost is 5250 Gold

1. Aghanim’s Scepter

For when you want to punish two 'bad bois' (or girls) at the same time.

    Upgrade the power of your ultimate with this epic item to make you even more powerful during team fights. From the possibility of destroying just one hero at a time, you can now be a more powerful influence in a fight. However, staying alive once you’re that strong will be an issue since most heroes will try to take you down first.
    So why not take down a few of them in return too?

What makes Aghanim’s Scepter Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Another Mystic Flare will be created on a random target without 700 range, heroes take priority.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • Grants +10 All Attributes
  • Grants +175 Health
  • Grants +175 Mana
  • Upgrades the ultimate and some abilities of all heroes
  • Total Cost is 4200 Gold

Bonus Mentions

1) Desolator

One right-click and watch your magic melt them.

    Every attack will make the enemy weaker for your magical attacks. The pattern is simple, right-click, root, flare, seal, and voila. The enemy is dead.

What makes Desolator Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Reduces enemy armor making them weak and soft enough to be attacked by an entire team.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • - +50 Damage
  • - Attacks reduce armor by 7 for 15 seconds.
  • Total Cost is 3500 Gold

2) Linken’s Sphere

If you're ADHD, this will help. I know because I'm ADHD.

    Most opponents look to ambush Skywrath as he’s a very soft hero. One single confrontation and if you’re not great with Skywrath, he will be squashed. This is why a Linken’s Sphere is a worthy enough mention that will help you survive.

What makes Linken’s Sphere Great for Skywrath Mage (As of patch 7.23)

  • Great extra attributes.
  • Protects you from lethal ‘one-shot’ magic attacks.
  • It’s a passive item!
  • Short reset time.

Item details (As of patch 7.23)

  • - +14 All Attributes
  • +7 HP Regeneration
  • +5 Mana Regeneration
  • Passive Spellblock - blocks most target spells automatically every 12 seconds
  • Can transfer Spell block to an allied unit for 12 seconds
  • Range 700 (to cast on an allied unit)
  • Reset Timer 12 Seconds
  • Costs 5050 Gold

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