Dota 2 Immortal Treasure 3: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Dota 2 Immortal Treasure 3 is finally here just two weeks before the group stage event of TI9 kicks off. The new immortal items are flashy as always, but they vary pretty drastically in quality. We're going to take a quick look at each of them while giving you our thoughts.

Dota 2 Immortal Treasure 3

First up on the list of Immortal recipients is Axe. He's getting a headpiece called the Crucible of Rile in both a standard and gold variant.

Crucible of Rile
Crucible of Rile /

This is a pretty sweet cosmetic — it isn't overdone, it looks pretty cool with Axe's berserker theme, and you can be literally fuming as you call your enemies into Culling Blade.

Clinkz is up next with Maxiform's Fate, a new bow that comes with its own skeleton archers.

Maxiform's Fate
Maxiform's Fate /
Skeletal Archer
Skeletal Archer /

Overall, this is a major visual upgrade for Clinkz and his skeletons. It gives him more personality than just being a burning skeleton, and the demon skull looks like it's straight out of Doom.

Terrorblade is getting the Scythes of Sorrow as a new weapon. You can see it in motion in Valve's video for the item.

These look great in his standard form, but the change to his attack when he activates Metamorphosis looks lazy; the projectile is just a scaled down version of the weapon, and the animation doesn't suit Metamorphosis.

Lycan and Mars got a new headpiece and weapon, respectively. Both of these items are pretty cool, but tamer than we're used to for immortal items.

Slardar is getting First of the Flood, for those games where you need to put the team on your shoulders.

First of the Flood
First of the Flood /

It looks like Slardar ripped the walls off of a deep sea submarine to wear, and took some propellers for good measure. These shoulder plates are nearly as big as the hero wearing them. If you don't mind the size, and you want to zoom through the river, these might be just your thing.

The last treasure is the ultra rare reward — the Sullen Rampart for Necrophos. You have to see this cloak in motion to see what it's about. The passive effect is epic and terrifying, as ghosts try to claw their way away from Necrophos, only to be sucked back in.

This is also the only item in the Immortal Treasure 3 that could be seen as being really problematic. Death Shroud usually has a fairly faint animation, but this takes the flare of the Sullen Rampart's passive effect and ups it to 100. It looks like an ultimate.

Realistically, it won't take too much to get used to, but it's a pretty distracting effect to put on Necrophos' W. If you're looking to be the most visible target in every teamfight, though, this is just the item you're looking for.

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