[Top 15] Dota 2 Best Items for Winter Wyvern That Will Make Her Powerful!

Dota 2, Winter Wyvern, MOBA, Support Heroes
Winter Wyvern about to unleash a chilling wave!

What items should you make on the Ice Dragon (Winter Wyvern) to decimate your foes?

Winter Wyvern is among the few heroes that can make your opponents kill each other, literally! Her abilities are some of the most unique in the game and because of that, she can fulfill the role of support and a core depending on the player’s choice and the situation in the game. Below is a list of some of the best items you can make on Winter Wyvern, regardless of whether she’s being played as a support or a hard-hitting core. 

15. Aether Lens

Aether Lens is a core item on Winter Wyvern and has a 51% win rate on the hero. You can normally disassemble your Arcane Boots and use them to make this item quicker. Aether Lens gives Winter Wyvern an increased range to cast her key abilities which include her third spell which heals allies and her fourth spell which can be used offensively to make your enemies target the specific unit you have targetted or defensively to distract your enemies to allow your allies to escape. 

Aether Lens is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It increases the cast range of all of Winter Wyvern's spells. Most of Winter’s spells are to be cast from a distance because as a hero she avoids fights. Aether Lens helps to make it easier to cast her spells with the safety of being far from the fight.

Get Aether Lens if:

  • You are against a mobile team that you’re having trouble catching. With an extended cast range, you can catch people in your ultimate and allow your team to follow up with damage and disables.
  • You want to stay away from the fight and cast your spells from a distance. 

Aether Lens details:https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Aether_Lens 


14. Blink Dagger

Blink Dagger allows you to teleport to a point 1200 units away. Blink Dagger can be used both as an aggressive and defensive item and as such it has a high win rate (53%). Blink Dagger is a core item on Winter Wyvern despite being an expensive item however there are compelling reasons why it’s a great addition to her arsenal.

Blink Dagger is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • Blink Dagger allows you to position yourself in ways that allow you to better land your third spell which can save your teammates in a pinch. It also allows you to land your ultimate which can both kill a high target enemy hero or force the opposing team to attack their ally allowing your team some time to escape. 
  • 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 able to get a lot of gold early into the game and your team is also dominating the game. If you are in this position you can get a blink dagger to further push your advantage and do some aggressive moves.
  • You are against a lot of mobility heroes. If you are in this position you will need mobility to catch them and also to escape from them. Blink Dagger will help you in this scenario.

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


13. Force Staff 

Force staff passively gives Winter Wyvern 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 51% win rate and is made more often than not on Winter Wyvern.

Force staff is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • Winter Wyvern is a slow hero and having Force Staff allows you to get to fights that you might not have been able to otherwise.
  • Force staff allows you to position yourself better to land some of your spells. 
  • You can also go over terrain with a force staff which can get you out of tricky situations. You can also use Force staff on your teammates to help them escape difficult fights.

Get Force staff if:

  • You’re against a team of high mobility heroes that are ganking you or your teams continuously. Force staff will give you one more defensive option and just enough time to cast some spells to save yourself. Alternatively, you can also use force staff to save your teammates as well. 

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


12. Aghanim’s Scepter

Aghanim’s Scepter passively gives Winter Wyvern +10 Strength, +10 Agility, +10 Intelligence, +175 Health and +175 Mana. Aghanim’s Scepter upgrades Winter Wyvern’s first spell and makes it a toggleable ability. Aghanim’s Scepter as an item has a 63% win rate which is especially high for an item that is made quite frequently on Winter Wyvern.

Aghanim’s Scepter is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It passively gives her a lot of stat updates allowing you to become stronger in the game and more durable.
  • It makes Winter Wyvern a hard-hitting attack damage carry later into the game, especially against heroes that have high HP which most heroes do later in the game. With the upgraded first spell Winter Wyvern can do a great deal of damage from a safe position. 

Get Aghanim’s Scepter if: 

  • You are ahead of the game in terms of gold and have the opportunity to create this item in the early to mid-game. This is a judgment call however and you should only take this step if you’re sure you can make the item as soon as possible without jeopardizing the game for your cores.
  • You are late into the game and know the game is going to continue. With an Aghanim’s Scepter, you can even the odds and help your team do more damage. This item can boost your base defense as well. 
  • You are playing Winter Wyvern as a core and not as support. 

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


11. Aghanim’s Shard

Aghanim’s Shard upgrades Winter Wyvern’s third spell (Cold Embrace) by casting a Splinter Blast after the heal duration finishes. This is another item that has a high win rate and is normally always made in pro games however not as much if you’re playing an amateur game. That said, if you’re late in the game and are looking for item choices this is a no-brainer.

Aghanim’s Shard is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It adds an additional layer of damage to heroes when Winter Wyvern uses her third spell. If the enemy is clumped up on one hero, Winter Wyvern can heal them and buy some time and if the healed ally survives through the duration all units near the ally suffer from some damage.
  • After the level 25 talent this spell becomes even more threatening because after the heal finishes the enemies surrounding the healed hero all get mini stunned as well. 

Get Aghanim’s Shard if: 

  • You are late into the game and have made most of your core items. Aghanim’s Shard has the advantage of being a consumable item and doesn’t take any space in your item slot.
  • You are up against a team that runs at you together. By using the upgraded heal you can keep your ally alive and potentially deal some damage as well. 

Aghanim’s Shard details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Aghanim%27s_Shard 


10. Witch Blade

Witch Blade, aside from giving Winter Wyvern some damage and intelligence, makes your next attack deal poison damage per second as well as slow your opponent down. This is another item with a win rate in the 50s however Wyvern players only make Witch Blade if they’re playing a core role from the outset of the game.

Witch Blade is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It’s a great mid-game fighting item that gives Winter Wyvern a great boost in statistics as you build bigger items.
  • It amplifies your magic damage and helps you secure more kills. It makes your attacks deal poison damage and also slows the attacker hero, this stacks well with your first spell and immobilizes the targetted hero.

Get Witch Blade if:

  • You are playing Winter Wyvern in the mid-lane and want to start fighting in other lanes as soon as possible.

Witch Blade details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Witch_Blade 


9. Orchid Malevolence

Orchid Malevolence passively gives Winter Wyvern +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 53% win rate however not all players choose to make it and is normally only made on core Winter Wyvern.

Orchid Malevolence is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It gives Winter Wyvern great mid-game fighting stats and allows you to join early team fights.  
  • With an Orchid, you can silence heroes that are quick to escape.
  • You can also use this item in conjunction with your spells to deal massive damage. Cast your ultimate on an enemy hero, then cast Orchid on them as well and attack the hero with your first and third spells and watch them burst as soon as the Orchid duration ends. 

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.

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


8. Glimmer Cape

Glimmer Cape allows you to target yourself or an allied hero giving them, after a brief delay, 5 seconds of invisibility as well as increased magic resistance while invisible. Glimmer Cape is a defensive item with a 49% win rate on Winter Wyvern and is often made on the hero when she’s being played as a support. 

Glimmer Cape is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It gives Winter Wyvern an additional option to escape from difficult situations.
  • It also allows Winter Wyvern to cast Glimmer Cape on other allies to give them magic resistance and a chance to escape from difficult fights. You can also use this in conjunction with your third spell by casting heal on your ally and also using Glimmer Cape on them to reduce any magic damage they might be suffering from. This will increase the total effective heal they will receive.  

Get Glimmer Cape if: 

  • You’re up against a team with a lot of magical damage. With Glimmer Cape you can help reduce that damage for both yourself and your teammates.
  • You’re getting picked off before fights. With Glimmer Cape you stand a chance of either escaping or staying alive till the cavalry arrives.

Glimmer Cape details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Glimmer_Cape 


7. Aeon Disk

Aeon Disk is normally a last resort item for any support. Aside from some helpful statistics, Aeon Disk gives you 75% status resistance as well as a 2.5-second buff when your health falls below 70%. In a nutshell, it gives you a few more seconds to live if you get nuked. Aeon Disk has a 51% win rate on Winter Wyvern but is normally only made when you’re constantly being picked off in the game and as such isn’t made in every game. 

Aeon Disk is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It gives you a health boost in stats making Winter Wyvern all the more durable.
  • It keeps you alive for a few more priceless seconds allowing you more time to cast spells or escape. 

Get Aeon Disk if:

  • You are against a team of nukers that can take you out quickly with their high magic damage.
  • You are being picked off during the team fights before you can cast your spells.

Aeon Disk details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Aeon_Disk?so=search 


6. Lotus Orb

Lotus Orb has a high win rate (60%) on Winter Wyvern and can be a very useful item against single target spell casters. Aside from a boost in stats Lotus Orb applies a shell on the targetted ally that reflects any targetted spell for six seconds. 

Lotus Orb is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It gives Winter Wyvern a boost in stats and also gives Winter Wyvern an additional way to support the team and keep high priority allies alive in a team fight. 

Get Lotus Orb if:

  • You are against a team of single target spell casters that can disable your hero or your allies. By using Lotus Orb you can turn that advantage against the opposing team.

Lotus Orb details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Lotus_Orb 


5. Urn of Shadows

Urn of Shadows passively gives Winter Wyvern +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 has a low win rate but it can be a good item in certain scenarios.

Urn of Shadows is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It’s a cheap item that can be made quickly to give you great stats.
  • 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.
  • Urn of Shadows can also stack with Winter Wyvern’s first spell and amplify the damage you are dishing out in the early game.

Get Urn of Shadows if:

  • If your team is ahead and you’re getting a lot of kills then getting an early Urn can give you a lot of charges which you can use to deal more damage or heal your teammates.
  • If your team is up against heroes that have a lot of regen abilities, an Urn of Shadows can later be upgraded to a Spirit Vessel which if used on an enemy can reduce their healing power. 

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


4. Dragon Lance

Dragon Lance increases Winter Wyvern’s attack range allowing her to attack from much further away. The item has a 52% win rate on Winter Wyvern but it’s not a frequently made item and you should normally only consider it if you’re playing a core role. 

Dragon Lance is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It expands Winter Wyvern’s attack range and when paired with an Aghanim’s Scepter can allow Winter Wyvern to do serious physical damage from afar.  

Get Dragon Lance if:

  • If you are playing a core role and are in a team with a lot of tanky heroes. You can sit back and dish out the damage while your allies tank any damage.
  • You are up against a team that likes to get close and personal. By making a Dragon Lance you can stay far away and still do a lot of damage. 
  • You are up against a team that has high HP. With Dragon Lance, Aghanim’s Scepter and your first spell you can use their high HP against them as Winter Wyvern’s first spell deals a percentage of your enemy’s HP as damage. 

Dragon Lance details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Dragon_Lance


3. Eul’s Scepter of Divinity

Eul’s Scepter of Divinity passively gives Winter Wyvern +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. Eul’s has a 55% win rate on Winter Wyvern though it’s not made as frequently because there are better items that also offer mobility to the hero. 

Eul’s Scepter of Divinity is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • Winter Wyvern has a low base movement speed and movement speed is critical for a support hero; Eul’s Scepter gives Winter Wyvern some additional movement speed to help her reach fights quickly and be a part of the action.
  • Eul’s Scepter also allows you to break free from enemy disables and thereby gives you more chance to escape and cast more skills. 

Get Eul’s Scepter of Divinity if:

  • You are lacking in movement speed and mana regen. Eul’s will mitigate both of those issues.
  • You don’t have any dedicated disables in the team. Eul’s will allow you to land your third spell every time with the combo mentioned above. Similarly, if there are enemy heroes that have stuns or silences in the team you can potentially use Eul’s to dodge these spells. 

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


2. Monkey King Bar

Monkey King Bar gives Winter Wyvern 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 has a very high win rate on Winter (61%) however it’s made very rarely on Winter Wyvern except if she’s being played as a carry hero. 

Monkey King Bar is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It gives Winter Wyvern a lot of attack damage and attack speed for a cheap price. As Winter Wyvern isn’t an attack damage carry this is a good compromise even if the hero is transitioning into an attack damage carry. 

Get Monkey King Bar if:

  • You are playing a right-click (Aghanim’s first build) build for which you need a lot of attack damage. Winter Wyvern 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.
  • If you’re late into the game and already have an Aghanim’s Scepter.

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


1. Mjollnir

Mjollnir gives Winter Wyvern a massive boost in attack speed as well as adding a chance of adding chain lightning to her physical attacks. You can also use Mjollnir to place a shield on yourself or an allied hero which when attacked has a chance to do magical damage to the attacking hero and other surrounding targets. The item has a high win rate (60%) on Winter Wyvern but is rarely made since it doesn’t come into the realm of support items.

Mjollnir is great for Winter Wyvern because:

  • It gives Winter Wyvern a lot of attack speed which she can use later in the game to tear down enemies with her upgraded first spell. Winter Wyvern with an Aghanim’s Scepter has a high range first spell that can tear down enemies from afar. It can also be extremely useful when defending against sieges. 

Get Mjollnir if:

  • If you are playing a core role and intend to make attack damage build (Aghanim’s Scepter, Monkey King Bar, etc.)
  • If you are late in the game and already have an Aghanim’s Scepter then a Mjollnir can boost your damage potential. 

Mjollnir details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Mjollnir 

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