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Items are equipment sold by shops or dropped from Roshan that provides an ability, bonus, or another function not tied to a particular hero (the only exception being Aghanim's Scepter, which changes certain hero abilities). They come in a multitude of forms and types, and as such can be very different from one item to another.

Items take up space in a hero's inventory, meaning only six can be carried at one time. If a hero buys another item while their inventory is full, it goes automatically to their stash - which can also hold six items. If a hero buys an item with both their inventory and their stash full, the item is dropped on the ground in their fountain.

Recipe items remove their components automatically from a hero's inventory and stash when they are assembled. Because of this, strategy and thought is required in the order and selection of items to purchase.

Some items do not provide their effect to heroes with passive abilities providing the same or similar effect. For example, most heroes with a bash ability cannot use the passive ability from Skull Basher.

Heroes cannot use items purchased by other heroes, with a handful of exceptions. See Item Sharing for details. In addition, some items can be disassembled. See Disassemble for details.

Most items may be sold back to vendors for 100% of the gold spent either within 10 seconds after purchasing or until the item's active ability (if it has one) was used the first time. After ten seconds have passed items may be sold back for only 50% of its price tag. Some items cannot be sold, for example, Gem of True Sight, and for some heroes, Aghanim's Scepter.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Purchasing items is essential to the course of the game, as items provide necessary benefits that improve the effectiveness of both heroes and their team. Heroes without items, or with poor item choices, suffer greatly compared to heroes with items that synergise well with them.

Items provide additional benefits to heroes, which levelling up cannot. These include attribute bonuses, additional movement speed, auras, active abilities, and passive effects that are not included in the hero's innate abilities. Because of this, heroes require good items in order to improve the effectiveness of their team.

Item choices, the amount of items, and the speed at which items are obtained determine how effective a hero's team can be. Support heroes would not want to spend too much gold on damage-dealing items, because they do not benefit from it as much as a carry would. Carry heroes would want to gain as much gold as they can in order to buy better items than their enemies, which is why farming is important to carries.

The amount of items a hero needs to be effective varies greatly depending on the role. Support heroes do not need many items at all to be effective, which is why they often buy support items like Observer Wards. Semi-carries or initiators only need one or two items to be effective, such as a Blink Dagger or Aghanim's Scepter. Hard carries require many powerful, expensive items to reach their potential - and as such gain the most benefit from items.

Basics[edit | edit source]

Consumables are items with a limited amount of uses. After all of the charges have been used, they are removed from your inventory or must be refilled. It is possible to use consumables on your allies, however only the original buyer may sell the items.

Shop Consumables Icon.png Consumables[edit source]

Clarity (50) Clarity (50) Faerie Fire (75) Faerie Fire (75) Enchanted Mango (125) Enchanted Mango (125) Tango (125) Tango (125)
Healing Salve (110) Healing Salve (110) Smoke of Deceit (50) Smoke of Deceit (50) Town Portal Scroll (50) Town Portal Scroll (50) Dust of Appearance (180) Dust of Appearance (180)
Animal Courier (100) Animal Courier (100) Flying Courier (250) Flying Courier (250) Observer Ward (65) Observer Ward (65) Sentry Ward (200) Sentry Ward (200)
Tome of Knowledge (150) Tome of Knowledge (150) Bottle (660) Bottle (660)

Shop Attributes Icon.png Attributes[edit source]

Iron Branch (50) Iron Branch (50) Gauntlets of Strength (150) Gauntlets of Strength (150) Slippers of Agility (150) Slippers of Agility (150) Mantle of Intelligence (150) Mantle of Intelligence (150)
Circlet (165) Circlet (165) Belt of Strength (450) Belt of Strength (450) Band of Elvenskin (450) Band of Elvenskin (450) Robe of the Magi (450) Robe of the Magi (450)
Ogre Club (1000) Ogre Club (1000) Blade of Alacrity (1000) Blade of Alacrity (1000) Staff of Wizardry (1000) Staff of Wizardry (1000)

Shop Armaments Icon.png Armaments[edit source]

Ring of Protection (175) Ring of Protection (175) Stout Shield (200) Stout Shield (200) Quelling Blade (200) Quelling Blade (200) Infused Raindrop (225) Infused Raindrop (225)
Blight Stone (300) Blight Stone (300) Orb of Venom (275) Orb of Venom (275) Blades of Attack (420) Blades of Attack (420) Chainmail (550) Chainmail (550)
Quarterstaff (875) Quarterstaff (875) Helm of Iron Will (900) Helm of Iron Will (900) Broadsword (1200) Broadsword (1200) Claymore (1400) Claymore (1400)
Javelin (1500) Javelin (1500) Mithril Hammer (1600) Mithril Hammer (1600)

Shop Arcane Icon.png Arcane[edit source]

Wind Lace (235) Wind Lace (235) Magic Stick (200) Magic Stick (200) Sage's Mask (325) Sage's Mask (325) Ring of Regen (325) Ring of Regen (325)
Boots of Speed (400) Boots of Speed (400) Gloves of Haste (500) Gloves of Haste (500) Cloak (550) Cloak (550) Ring of Health (850) Ring of Health (850)
Void Stone (850) Void Stone (850) Gem of True Sight (900) Gem of True Sight (900) Morbid Mask (900) Morbid Mask (900) Shadow Amulet (1300) Shadow Amulet (1300)
Ghost Scepter (1500) Ghost Scepter (1500) Blink Dagger (2250) Blink Dagger (2250)

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Shop Common Icon.png Common[edit source]

Magic Wand (465) Magic Wand (465) Null Talisman (470) Null Talisman (470) Wraith Band (485) Wraith Band (485) Poor Man's Shield (500) Poor Man's Shield (500)
Bracer (525) Bracer (525) Soul Ring (775) Soul Ring (775) Phase Boots (1240) Phase Boots (1240) Power Treads (1350) Power Treads (1350)
Oblivion Staff (1650) Oblivion Staff (1650) Perseverance (1700) Perseverance (1700) Hand of Midas (2050) Hand of Midas (2050) Boots of Travel (2400) Boots of Travel (2400)
Moon Shard (4000) Moon Shard (4000)

Shop Support Icon.png Support[edit source]

Ring of Basilius (500) Ring of Basilius (500) Iron Talon (500) Iron Talon (500) Headdress (575) Headdress (575) Buckler (800) Buckler (800)
Urn of Shadows (875) Urn of Shadows (875) Tranquil Boots (900) Tranquil Boots (900) Ring of Aquila (985) Ring of Aquila (985) Medallion of Courage (1175) Medallion of Courage (1175)
Arcane Boots (1300) Arcane Boots (1300) Drum of Endurance (1785) Drum of Endurance (1785) Mekansm (2275) Mekansm (2275) Vladmir's Offering (2275) Vladmir's Offering (2275)
Pipe of Insight (3100) Pipe of Insight (3100) Guardian Greaves (5275) Guardian Greaves (5275)

Shop Caster Icon.png Caster[edit source]

Glimmer Cape (1850) Glimmer Cape (1850) Force Staff (2225) Force Staff (2225) Veil of Discord (2240) Veil of Discord (2240) Aether Lens (2300) Aether Lens (2300)
Necronomicon (2650) Necronomicon (2650) Dagon (2720) Dagon (2720) Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2735) Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2735) Solar Crest (2875) Solar Crest (2875)
Rod of Atos (3100) Rod of Atos (3100) Orchid Malevolence (4075) Orchid Malevolence (4075) Aghanim's Scepter (4200) Aghanim's Scepter (4200) Refresher Orb (5200) Refresher Orb (5200)
Scythe of Vyse (5650) Scythe of Vyse (5650) Octarine Core (5900) Octarine Core (5900)

Shop Weapons Icon.png Weapons[edit source]

Crystalys (2120) Crystalys (2120) Armlet of Mordiggian (2320) Armlet of Mordiggian (2320) Shadow Blade (2700) Shadow Blade (2700) Skull Basher (2700) Skull Basher (2700)
Battle Fury (4500) Battle Fury (4500) Ethereal Blade (4700) Ethereal Blade (4700) Silver Edge (5100) Silver Edge (5100) Radiance (5150) Radiance (5150)
Monkey King Bar (5400) Monkey King Bar (5400) Daedalus (5520) Daedalus (5520) Butterfly (5775) Butterfly (5775) Divine Rapier (6200) Divine Rapier (6200)
Abyssal Blade (6400) Abyssal Blade (6400) Bloodthorn (7195) Bloodthorn (7195)

Shop Armor Icon.png Armor[edit source]

Hood of Defiance (1725) Hood of Defiance (1725) Vanguard (2150) Vanguard (2150) Blade Mail (2200) Blade Mail (2200) Soul Booster (3200) Soul Booster (3200)
Crimson Guard (3550) Crimson Guard (3550) Black King Bar (3975) Black King Bar (3975) Lotus Orb (4000) Lotus Orb (4000) Shiva's Guard (4700) Shiva's Guard (4700)
Bloodstone (4875) Bloodstone (4875) Manta Style (4950) Manta Style (4950) Linken's Sphere (4800) Linken's Sphere (4800) Hurricane Pike (4375) Hurricane Pike (4375)
Assault Cuirass (5250) Assault Cuirass (5250) Heart of Tarrasque (5500) Heart of Tarrasque (5500)

Shop Artifacts Icon.png Artifacts[edit source]

Mask of Madness (1800) Mask of Madness (1800) Helm of the Dominator (1800) Helm of the Dominator (1800) Dragon Lance (1900) Dragon Lance (1900) Sange (2050) Sange (2050)
Yasha (2050) Yasha (2050) Echo Sabre (2650) Echo Sabre (2650) Maelstrom (2800) Maelstrom (2800) Diffusal Blade (3150) Diffusal Blade (3150)
Desolator (3500) Desolator (3500) Heaven's Halberd (3750) Heaven's Halberd (3750) Sange and Yasha (4100) Sange and Yasha (4100) Eye of Skadi (5675) Eye of Skadi (5675)
Mjollnir (5700) Mjollnir (5700) Satanic (5900) Satanic (5900)

Secret Shop[edit | edit source]

Main article: Secret Shop

The Secret Shops are slightly hidden shops located near the center of the map. The shops allow players to buy items that cannot be bought elsewhere or to spend extra gold while in the early game.

Energy Booster (900) Energy Booster (900) Vitality Booster (1100) Vitality Booster (1100) Point Booster (1200) Point Booster (1200) Platemail (1400) Platemail (1400)
Talisman of Evasion (1700) Talisman of Evasion (1700) Hyperstone (2000) Hyperstone (2000) Ultimate Orb (2100) Ultimate Orb (2100) Demon Edge (2400) Demon Edge (2400)
Mystic Staff (2700) Mystic Staff (2700) Reaver (3000) Reaver (3000) Eaglesong (3200) Eaglesong (3200) Sacred Relic (3800) Sacred Relic (3800)

Secret Shop Upgrade Items[edit | edit source]

In addition to the items available above, a few items can be completed solely with items from the Secret Shop:

Soul Booster (3200) Soul Booster (3200) Moon Shard (4000) Moon Shard (4000) Octarine Core (5900) Octarine Core (5900) Divine Rapier (6200) Divine Rapier (6200)

Side Lane Shop[edit | edit source]

Main article: Side Lane Shop

The Side Lane Shop is an extra shop located on the Radiant side of the Bottom Lane and the Dire side of the Top Lane, near the river. The Side Lane Shop sells certain items away from base, allowing heroes to continue laning for longer before returning to base.

Town Portal Scroll (50) Town Portal Scroll (50) Magic Stick (200) Magic Stick (200) Orb of Venom (275) Orb of Venom (275) Sage's Mask (325) Sage's Mask (325)
Ring of Regen (325) Ring of Regen (325) Boots of Speed (400) Boots of Speed (400) Cloak (550) Cloak (550) Ring of Health (850) Ring of Health (850)
Void Stone (850) Void Stone (850) Morbid Mask (900) Morbid Mask (900) Helm of Iron Will (900) Helm of Iron Will (900) Energy Booster (900) Energy Booster (900)
Broadsword (1200) Broadsword (1200) Slippers of Agility (150) Slippers of Agility (150) Stout Shield (200) Stout Shield (200) Quelling Blade (200) Quelling Blade (200)
Blight Stone (300) Blight Stone (300) Blades of Attack (420) Blades of Attack (420) Band of Elvenskin (450) Band of Elvenskin (450) Belt of Strength (450) Belt of Strength (450)
Robe of the Magi (450) Robe of the Magi (450) Gloves of Haste (500) Gloves of Haste (500) Chainmail (550) Chainmail (550) Bottle (660) Bottle (660)
Quarterstaff (875) Quarterstaff (875) Vitality Booster (1100) Vitality Booster (1100) Blink Dagger (2250) Blink Dagger (2250)

Side Lane Shop Upgrade Items[edit | edit source]

These items can be completed solely with items from the Side Lane Shop:

Poor Man's Shield (500) Poor Man's Shield (500) Medallion of Courage (1175) Medallion of Courage (1175) Phase Boots (1240) Phase Boots (1240) Arcane Boots (1300) Arcane Boots (1300)
Power Treads (1350) Power Treads (1350) Oblivion Staff (1650) Oblivion Staff (1650) Perseverance (1700) Perseverance (1700) Hood of Defiance (1725) Hood of Defiance (1725)
Helm of the Dominator (1800) Helm of the Dominator (1800) Vanguard (2150) Vanguard (2150) Blade Mail (2200) Blade Mail (2200)

Drop Only[edit | edit source]

Drop Only items are items that cannot be bought from any shop in the game and must be picked up. These are usually accompanied by a set of conditions that must be met before dropping.

Aegis of the Immortal Aegis of the Immortal Cheese Cheese

Seasonal Events[edit | edit source]

These items are only available during limited time events or have an account bound limited amount of uses:

Diretide[edit source]

Greevil Taffy Greevil Taffy

Greeviling[edit source]

Clove Studded Ham Clove Studded Ham Cocoa with Marshmallows Cocoa with Marshmallows Fruit-bit Cake Fruit-bit Cake Greevil Blink Bone Greevil Blink Bone
Greevil Chow Greevil Chow Greevil Treat Greevil Treat Greevil Whistle Greevil Whistle Kringle Kringle
Snow Mushroom Snow Mushroom Speed Skates Speed Skates Wizard Cookie Wizard Cookie Xmas Stocking Xmas Stocking

Wraith-Night[edit source]

Greater Clarity (90) Greater Clarity (90) Greater Salve (275) Greater Salve (275) Slippers of Halcyon (2075) Slippers of Halcyon (2075) Arcane Boots II (2450) Arcane Boots II (2450)

New Bloom Festival[edit source]

Greater Clarity (90) Greater Clarity (90) Flinching Firecrackers (100) Flinching Firecrackers (100) Greater Salve (275) Greater Salve (275) Firework Mine (1000) Firework Mine (1000)
Scare the Beast (1500) Scare the Beast (1500) Force Boots (3650) Force Boots (3650) Crimson Guard (New Bloom) (5725) Crimson Guard (New Bloom) (5725) Desolator 2 (8375) Desolator 2 (8375)
Vermillion Robe (9750) Vermillion Robe (9750)

The International 2016[edit source]

River Vial: Chrome (0) River Vial: Chrome (0) River Vial: Dry (0) River Vial: Dry (0) River Vial: Slime (0) River Vial: Slime (0) River Vial: Oil (0) River Vial: Oil (0)
River Vial: Electric (0) River Vial: Electric (0) River Vial: Potion (0) River Vial: Potion (0) River Vial: Blood (0) River Vial: Blood (0)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The shop located at the enemy fountain can be used to buy items, sell items, and access the stash.
  • Some dropped items can be destroyed by force-attacking them (default key: A).

See also[edit | edit source]