Enigma Dota 2 Guide: Items Build | Game Plan | Abilities

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Enigma Dota 2

Enigma’s Pros And Cons


  • Enigma has a very potent last attack.
  • Enigma is extremely early to get online.
  • At any point in the game, Enigma is powerful.
  • Enigma can readily and quickly pressure towers.
  • The game’s fastest jungle is Enigma.


  • Each ability has quite a long cooldown.
  • His ultimate ability, Black Hole, has a very long cooldown.


Enigma is a universal force and world consumer with strange gravity. He is a vacuum creature who can alternate between corporeal and ethereal states. According to some myths, he is an ancient being, the first collapsed star, a black hole grown complicated, and a destructive force released into existence itself. 

Enigma Dota 2 can also create a singularity that slows and damages enemies in an area and a field of dark energy that damages and silences enemies. Enigma’s lore is shrouded in mystery, as he is a being from another dimension. The only thing known about his true nature is that he is an entity of the void, and his powers come from that source. 

Enigma’s ultimate goal is to bring about the end of the universe, and he will stop at nothing to achieve it. He sees the destruction of everything as the only way to achieve true power, and he believes that his powers will be magnified a thousandfold when the universe collapses in on itself.

Attributes and Stats 

Win Rate49.24%
Health200 620 1320 2060 2340 
Health Regeneration+0.25 +2.35 +5.85 +9.55 +11
Mana75 303 903 1479 1719 
Mana Regeneration+0 +0.95 +3.47 +5.87 +6.87
DMG24‒30 43‒49 93‒99 141‒147 161‒167
Armor1 3.33 5.67 9.33 10.5
DMG Block
Magic Resistance25%
Status Resistance0%
Movement Speed290
Attack Rate0.59/s 0.67/s 0.75/s 0.88/s 0.92/s
Attack Range500 (800)
Attack Speed100 (1.7s BAT)
Attack Animation 0.4+0.77
Projectile Speed 900
Turn Rate0.6
Collision Size24
Vision Range1800 • 800
Gib TypeEthereal
Ability UpgradesBlack HoleMalefice

Roles Enigma Can Take On 

Ranged, Disabler, Initiator, Jungler, Pusher 

Enigma Items Build 

Early Game: 

Clarity: Offers mana to create Eidolons. 

Tango: Gives Enigma some health regeneration so he can stay in the jungle or hold the lane for longer.

Enchanted Mango: Provides mana for the laning phase of Demonic Conversion.

Gauntlets of Strength: A pair of these may be transformed into a Bracer or Soul Ring while also granting you off-laning survival.

Magic Stick: It facilitates jungling because it accumulates charges from neutral creeps using their skills, reviving Enigma’s health and mana.

Demonic Conversion: He may utilize his Demonic Conversion as frequently as possible because of the excellent mana source known as Soul Ring.

Boots of Speed: Helps in black hole positioning. 

Wind Lace: used in any item recipe that calls for it or kept for its benefit on movement speed.

Ring of Basilius: In addition to offering more mana regeneration and Dota 2 damage, the Ring of Basilius can replace the Soul Ring. 

Mid Game:

Magic Wand: Magic Wand is a fantastic improvement to Magic Stick.

Blink Dagger: Aids in the location and successful Black Hole execution. 

Arcane boots: Handy when you need to be in a favorable position to use your ultimate attack, escape a gank or engage in a team fight.

Mekansm: Heal allies and eidolons for a significant amount of health, which is helpful in team fights or pushing lanes.

Late Game:

Black King Bar: Opponents are unable to interrupt Black Hole quickly.

Guardian Greaves: For the squad, Guardian Greaves are a fantastic source of health and mana restoration.

Refresher Orb: Enigma Dota 2 gains tremendous life and mana production via Refresher Orb, which also improves his ability to survive.

Agnahim’s Scepter: Enigma’s ultimate receives a significant improvement from Agnahim’s Scepter.



  • Enigma used a spell to hurt the victim and temporarily stun it. 
  • Mana cost: 100/120/140/160
  • Damage per Instance: 40/60/80/100

Demonic Conversion:

Three bits of Enigma from other realities are being called forth by a creep using a sacrifice. Following Enigma’s instructions, these eidolons can multiply when they cause repeated successful attacks. 

  • Mana cost: 140/150/160/170
  • Cooldown: 50/45/40/35
  • Number of Eidolons: 3
  • Attack to multiply: 6

Midnight Pulse:

Enigma Dota 2 generates a sphere of dark resonance that inflicts damaging enemy units based on their maximum Health.

  • Mana cost: 50/80/110/140
  • Cooldown: 50/45/40/35
  • Radius: 550

Black Hole:

Enigma conjures up a spiral swirl region that draws in nearby enemies, damages nearby enemy units, and renders them helpless for a brief period.

  • Mana cost: 300/400/500
  • Max Channel Time: 4
  • Inner Effect Radius: 420

Building Guide

Malefice: 2, 4, 8, 9.

Demonic Conversion: 1, 3, 5, 7.

Midnight Pulse: 11, 13, 14, 16.

Black Hole: 6, 12, 18.

Talent: 10, 15.


Enigma + Lich 

Due to the excellent denying abilities of both of these Dota 2 heroes, anyone who lanes against them will be significantly under-farmed. You can also acquire simple harassment and kills by using Enigma’s minions and the spammable nuke of the Lich. The situation improves when Enigma can create a strong black hole while still allowing Lich to unleash a destructive chain frost, which is excellent in team battles.

Game Plan 

Early Game:

Purchasing your starting item, working quickly to farm up to your core items, using your Demonic Conversion to hasten your farm, and keeping an eye out for the map’s missing adversary are all good strategies. To safely farm in the middle of the lane or close to your tower, keep in mind to utilize Demonic Conversion properly to control the creep. 

If you have Demonic Conversion, you can begin the difficult camp at level 1. Following the first camp, get Midnight Pulse and destroy the trees to hasten the subsequent jungling and help you preserve mana for the long run by extending the life of your eidolons. Keep jungling until Ultimate and Blink are obtained. Whilst it is feasible to gank before Blink, it might not be successful. 

You can use the first black hole to get kills if necessary once you have blinked. Alternatively, if you want a quick Mek, you can decide to stay in the jungle longer. The early game has a few unique strategies. You can get a slight advantage early on by using your first Demonic Conversion to block the friendly creeps of your own mid laners. Avoid going for five-person Black Holes. Land a Midnight Pulse into a black hole if you can. 

To maintain your odds of survival in the forest, micro your eidolons. Use Eidolons in battles as well, as they are very damaging to heroes who are easily wounded. Stuns are also useful; they aim to target heroes with lengthy animation with them.

Mid Game:

You can push the creep further when you have certain key items like the Blink Dagger or Magic Wand, which will give your team extra vision and enable you to roam and gank in other lanes. Malefice can be used to either escape or slow down an enemy so you can kill them.

Late Game:

The late game is when the team battle and important objectives, such as Roshan, are prioritized; therefore, you need to be in a solid position to cast the Black Hole (enemies affected by the black hole get paralyzed) and let your team take care of the rest. 


  1. Abaddon: After a Black Hole combination, Abaddon may be given a second opportunity via Borrowed Time. The use of Aphotic Shield can protect friends from a possible attack and remove the majority of damaging debuffs. In a group battle, Abaddon can quickly heal both himself and his allies.
  2. Blood seeker: Before pulling off a Black Hole combination, Blood Rite can move Enigma off of position and possibly have him activate his spell immunity too early. When it pierces through Black King Bar, Bloodseeker can catch an Enigma Dota 2 out of position and Rupture him, making it challenging to begin well in a team battle.
  3. Sniper: Take Aim increases the Sniper’s attack range, allowing him to securely position himself behind his squad and evade Enigma’s relatively narrow Black Hole AoE. In the event that Enigma does not possess Aeon Disk, he can swiftly eliminate a channeling Enigma (typically from a high location) to thwart an otherwise full initiation.

Advantageous Matchups 

Enigma + Dark Seer:

Enigma Dota 2

Black Hole + Vacuum

For the entire adversary team, his Vacuum and Enigma’s black hole are their greatest nightmares.

Enigma + TideHunter: 

Enigma Dota 2

Black hole + Ravage 

His Ravage and Enigma Black Hole make the ideal starting duo.

Enigma + Naga Siren:

Black Hole + His Song 

Every team fight starts perfectly with his Song and enigma’s Black Hole.

Enigma Dota 2 Most Used Skin 

1. Enigma | World Chasm Artifact 

On the other hand, this everlasting skin fits him wonderfully at the wrists and gives its character a little more depth. What alters everything is the custom effect it has on the ultimate ability. Its price is around $6.02.

2. Enigma | Evolution of the Infinite Armor 

Enigma has a skin called Evolution of the Infinite Armor. On August 14, 2020, the skin was added to the game. It was a Nobiru invention. Evolution of the Infinite Armor occupies an “armor” slot and has a mythical rarity.

3. Enigma | Evolution Of Infinite Hood 

Evolution of the Infinite Hood is Mythic in rarity, and when equipped, it occupies a “head” slot. Alternative styles are absent from the skin. The item is available for trade and purchase. 

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