Hand of Midas

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[e][h]Hand of Midas
Gold Cost
2150 (1650)
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.
Attributes
Attack Speed:
30
Ability
Active:
Availability
Category:
Item Type:
Upgrade
Bought From:
Recipe

Hand of Midas
Recipe line2.png
Gloves of Haste Recipe

General[edit]

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[edit]

Transmute
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Targeting Type
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Creeps
Kills an enemy creep for reliable gold and bonus experience.

Cooldown Clock.png 100
Gold Gain200
Experience Gain1.85×
Cast Range600
Notes

Strategy[edit]

Creeps[edit]

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 Ranged Creep. For Mega Creeps, Midas can be used on either because both provide the same bounty and experience.

Situational Counters[edit]

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.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

Nature's Prophet Lifestealer Lone Druid Doom Alchemist Faceless Void Invoker Enigma

Version History[edit]

Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
7.06
  • Nerf Recipe cost increased from 1550 to 1650
  • Buff XP multiplier increased from 1.75x to 1.85x
  • Nerf Gold bonus reduced from 220 to 200
7.05
  • Nerf XP bonus reduced from 2.5x to 1.75x
  • Buff Gold bonus increased from 190 to 220
6.79c
  • Nerf Hand of Midas recipe cost increased from 1400 to 1550
6.79
  • Nerf Transmute no longer works against Necronomicon units
6.72
  • Buff Transmute now gives a constant amount of gold
  • Buff Hand of Midas gold is now reliable
  • Buff Hand of Midas mana cost removed (25 ➜ 0)
6.69
  • Buff Transmute now gives 2.5 XP when used on a unit
6.52e
  • Nerf Lowered transmute bounty on previously untransmutable creeps (lvl 6)
6.50
  • Buff Hand of Midas can now target level 6 Neutrals (Satyr Hellcaller and Dark Troll Warlord)
6.49
  • Buff Reduced mana cost on Hand of Midas

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