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Items are objects sold by shops or dropped from Roshan that provide an ability, bonus, or other 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 the next.

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 will automatically go 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 will be dropped on the ground in their fountain.

Recipe items will automatically remove their components 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 will provide no effect for some Heroes if they have passive abilities that provide the same or similar effect. For example, most heroes with a bash ability cannot use the passive ability on 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 addition benefits to Heroes that levelling up cannot. These include attribute bonuses, additional movement speed, auras, active abilities, and passive effects that aren't included in the Hero's innate abilities. Because of this, a Hero will want 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. A support Hero wouldn't want to spend too much money on damage-dealing items, because they don't benefit as much from it as a carry would. A carry hero 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 role. A support hero doesn't need many items at all to be effective, which is why they often buy support items like like Observer Wards. A semi-carry or initiator only needs one or two items to be effective, such as a Blink Dagger or Aghanim's Scepter. A hard carry requires 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 (225) Wind Lace (225) 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 (1775) Drum of Endurance (1775) Mekansm (2275) Mekansm (2275) Vladmir's Offering (2275) Vladmir's Offering (2275)
Guardian Greaves (5275) Guardian Greaves (5275) Pipe of Insight (3100) Pipe of Insight (3100)

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 (2725) Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2725) 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 (4800) Silver Edge (4800) 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 can't 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:

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

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) Wind Lace (225) Wind Lace (225) 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)
Vitality Booster (1100) Vitality Booster (1100) 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) Quarterstaff (875) Quarterstaff (875) Bottle (660) Bottle (660) 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:

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

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 Event[edit | edit source]

These items are only available during limited time events:

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
Speed Skates Speed Skates Snow Mushroom Snow Mushroom 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) Greater Salve (275) Greater Salve (275) Flinching Firecrackers (100) Flinching Firecrackers (100) 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)

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).

Update history[edit | edit source]

March 24, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed screen space damage indicator triggering on non-damage events (like toggling Power Treads icon.png Power Treads)
  • Fixed items bought while dead being not sellable when the bought item is in the courier's inventory
  • Fixed selling back items while dead in the range of the Secret Shop
  • Fixed being unable to buy items which exist in the side lane shop from the base shop while dead in range of the side shop

March 06, 2015 Patch

  • Dropping an item onto another item no longer gives the "Can't target Items" message and instead drops the item now.

March 05, 2015 Patch

  • Dropping an item next to another item on the ground now properly places it where clicked, instead of occasionally landing further away.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]
















  • Added Bottle to the side lane shops.



  • Increased range on shop buying


  • Sent and Scourge shops no longer turn vulnerable after some structures die


  • Decreased cooldown on buying items (most from 5->2 seconds)

See Also[edit | edit source]