If I buy 2 Quelling Blades, does that I mean I can hack down trees twice as fast?

Similarly, if I buy two Linken's Spheres, can I block two spells?

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No. Items have shared cooldown. If you buy 2 quelling blades and uses one, both will be on cd.

As for BKB, it will make you untargetable (Not invunerable, there are some skills/items that goes through bkb.) for spells for X of time, considering the number of times you used it.

  • Hey fernandofleury! Welcome to Arqade! Thanks for a great answer! Do you have a link to an external source that explains this in more detail?
    – Atav32
    Sep 4, 2012 at 22:17
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    @BBz there's nothing to add, really. The only thing I can think of is that Lone Druid can use two Hand of Midas with one on his bear.
    – Decency
    Sep 5, 2012 at 3:34
  • @BBZ as for the BKB subject, here is the complete list of skills/items that pierces bkb dota2wiki.com/wiki/Magic_immunity Sep 5, 2012 at 19:36

No, items of the same type share a cooldown as long as they're on the same hero or companion. Items in different inventories do not share a cooldown. Also note that a Refresher Orb will not refresh its own cooldown even if you have multiple instances of it (in case you might think "hey it refreshes the cooldown of other inventory items first but then they share the reset cooldown").

The most notable instance where the subtle clarification with companions is important is on Lone Druid. You can have items with separate cooldowns on both you and your Spirit Bear. So, a two Hand of Midas build is actually doable and they do not share a cooldown as they are in different inventories. A more common but less intriguing example would be Phase Boots. You can have Phase Boots on both you and your Spirit Bear and they will not share a cooldown either, meaning if you had phased with one recently it will not affect your ability to phase with the other.

Note that this does not apply to things like Beastmaster's hawk and boar as they don't have inventories you can put items in.

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