Stout Shield

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[e][h]Stout Shield
Gold Cost
200
Stout Shield
One man's wine barrel bottom is another man's shield.
Ability
Passive:
Damage Block
Availability
Category:
Item Type:
Basic
Bought From:
Recipe
Poor Mans Shield Vanguard

Stout Shield

General[edit]

Stout Shield (also known as Stout) is an early game damage blocking item purchasable from the Armaments section of the Home Shop and Side Shop.

Ability[edit]

Damage Block
Ability: Passive
Affects: Self
Gives a chance to block damage. The amount of damage blocked depends on whether the wielder is a melee or ranged hero.
Damage Block:

Block Chance:

 16 (Melee user)
 8 (Ranged user)
 50%


Strategy[edit]

It is common to get on melee jungling heroes, melee carries, and gankers because of its ability to block creep damage and harass damage in the early laning stage.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

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Dark Seer Sven Night Stalker Dragon Knight Chaos Knight Centaur Warrunner Phantom Lancer Ember Spirit

Version History[edit]

Patch Version Balance Changes[1]
6.84
  • Buff Cost reduced from 250 to 200
  • Nerf Damage Block chance reduced from 53% to 50%
  • Nerf Damage Block blocked damage reduced from 20 (10 for ranged) to 16 (8 for ranged)
6.83
  • Rework Tooltip changed to show actual block chance (no balance change)
6.75
  • Rework Changed damage block system
  • Buff Lowered item cost (300 → 250 gold)

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