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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]

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]

Shop Consumables Icon.png Consumables[edit]

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.

Clarity (50) Clarity (50) Tango (125) Tango (125) Healing Salve (110) Healing Salve (110) Enchanted Mango (150) Enchanted Mango (150)
Town Portal Scroll (100) Town Portal Scroll (100) Dust of Appearance (180) Dust of Appearance (180) Animal Courier (120) Animal Courier (120) Flying Courier (370) Flying Courier (370)
Observer Ward (75) Observer Ward (75) Sentry Ward (200) Sentry Ward (200) Smoke of Deceit (100) Smoke of Deceit (100) Bottle (700) Bottle (700)

Shop Attributes Icon.png Attributes[edit]

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)
Ultimate Orb (2100) Ultimate Orb (2100) 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]

Ring of Protection (200) Ring of Protection (200) Quelling Blade (225) Quelling Blade (225) Stout Shield (200) Stout Shield (200) Blades of Attack (420) Blades of Attack (420)
Chainmail (550) Chainmail (550) Quarterstaff (875) Quarterstaff (875) Helm of Iron Will (950) Helm of Iron Will (950) Broadsword (1200) Broadsword (1200)
Platemail (1400) Platemail (1400) Claymore (1400) Claymore (1400) Javelin (1500) Javelin (1500) Mithril Hammer (1600) Mithril Hammer (1600)

Shop Arcane Icon.png Arcane[edit]

Magic Stick (200) Magic Stick (200) Sage's Mask (325) Sage's Mask (325) Ring of Regen (350) Ring of Regen (350) Boots of Speed (450) Boots of Speed (450)
Gloves of Haste (500) Gloves of Haste (500) Cloak (550) Cloak (550) Gem of True Sight (900) Gem of True Sight (900) Morbid Mask (900) Morbid Mask (900)
Ghost Scepter (1500) Ghost Scepter (1500) Shadow Amulet (1400) Shadow Amulet (1400) Talisman of Evasion (1800) Talisman of Evasion (1800) Blink Dagger (2250) Blink Dagger (2250)

Upgrades[edit]

Shop Common Icon.png Common[edit]

Null Talisman (470) Null Talisman (470) Wraith Band (485) Wraith Band (485) Magic Wand (465) Magic Wand (465) Bracer (525) Bracer (525)
Poor Man's Shield (500) Poor Man's Shield (500) Soul Ring (800) Soul Ring (800) Phase Boots (1290) Phase Boots (1290) Power Treads (1400) Power Treads (1400)
Oblivion Staff (1650) Oblivion Staff (1650) Perseverance (1750) Perseverance (1750) Hand of Midas (2050) Hand of Midas (2050) Boots of Travel (2450) Boots of Travel (2450)
Moon Shard (4300) Moon Shard (4300)

Shop Support Icon.png Support[edit]

Ring of Basilius (525) Ring of Basilius (525) Headdress (600) Headdress (600) Buckler (800) Buckler (800) Urn of Shadows (875) Urn of Shadows (875)
Tranquil Boots (1000) Tranquil Boots (1000) Ring of Aquila (1010) Ring of Aquila (1010) Medallion of Courage (1200) Medallion of Courage (1200) Arcane Boots (1350) Arcane Boots (1350)
Drum of Endurance (1850) Drum of Endurance (1850) Vladmir's Offering (2325) Vladmir's Offering (2325) Mekansm (2300) Mekansm (2300) Pipe of Insight (3525) Pipe of Insight (3525)
Guardian Greaves (5300) Guardian Greaves (5300)

Shop Caster Icon.png Caster[edit]

Force Staff (2250) Force Staff (2250) Veil of Discord (2520) Veil of Discord (2520) Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2850) Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2850) Necronomicon (2700) Necronomicon (2700)
Dagon (2720) Dagon (2720) Rod of Atos (3100) Rod of Atos (3100) Orchid Malevolence (4075) Orchid Malevolence (4075) Aghanim's Scepter (4200) Aghanim's Scepter (4200)
Refresher Orb (5300) Refresher Orb (5300) Scythe of Vyse (5675) Scythe of Vyse (5675) Glimmer Cape (1950) Glimmer Cape (1950) Octarine Core (5900) Octarine Core (5900)
Solar Crest (3000) Solar Crest (3000)

Shop Weapons Icon.png Weapons[edit]

Crystalys (2120) Crystalys (2120) Armlet of Mordiggian (2370) Armlet of Mordiggian (2370) Skull Basher (2950) Skull Basher (2950) Shadow Blade (2800) Shadow Blade (2800)
Battle Fury (4575) Battle Fury (4575) Ethereal Blade (4700) Ethereal Blade (4700) Radiance (5225) Radiance (5225) Monkey King Bar (5400) Monkey King Bar (5400)
Daedalus (5550) Daedalus (5550) Butterfly (5875) Butterfly (5875) Divine Rapier (6200) Divine Rapier (6200) Abyssal Blade (6750) Abyssal Blade (6750)
Silver Edge (5450) Silver Edge (5450)

Shop Armor Icon.png Armor[edit]

Hood of Defiance (2125) Hood of Defiance (2125) Blade Mail (2200) Blade Mail (2200) Vanguard (2175) Vanguard (2175) Soul Booster (3200) Soul Booster (3200)
Crimson Guard (3800) Crimson Guard (3800) Black King Bar (3975) Black King Bar (3975) Shiva's Guard (4700) Shiva's Guard (4700) Manta Style (4950) Manta Style (4950)
Bloodstone (4900) Bloodstone (4900) Linken's Sphere (5175) Linken's Sphere (5175) Assault Cuirass (5250) Assault Cuirass (5250) Heart of Tarrasque (5500) Heart of Tarrasque (5500)
Lotus Orb (4050) Lotus Orb (4050)

Shop Artifacts Icon.png Artifacts[edit]

Helm of the Dominator (1850) Helm of the Dominator (1850) Mask of Madness (1800) Mask of Madness (1800) Sange (2050) Sange (2050) Yasha (2050) Yasha (2050)
Maelstrom (2800) Maelstrom (2800) Diffusal Blade (3150) Diffusal Blade (3150) Heaven's Halberd (3850) Heaven's Halberd (3850) Sange and Yasha (4100) Sange and Yasha (4100)
Desolator (3500) Desolator (3500) Mjollnir (5700) Mjollnir (5700) Eye of Skadi (5675) Eye of Skadi (5675) Satanic (5950) Satanic (5950)

Secret Shop[edit]

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.

Talisman of Evasion (1800) Talisman of Evasion Platemail (1400) Platemail Ultimate Orb (2100) Ultimate Orb Energy Booster (900) Energy Booster
Vitality Booster (1100) Vitality Booster Point Booster (1200) Point Booster Hyperstone (2000) Hyperstone Demon Edge (2400) Demon Edge
Mystic Staff (2700) Mystic Staff Reaver (3000) Reaver Eaglesong (3200) Eaglesong Sacred Relic (3800) Sacred Relic

Secret Shop Upgrade Items[edit]

In addition to the items available above, 3 items can be completed solely with items from the Secret Shop:

Soul Booster (3200) Soul Booster Octarine Core (5900) Octarine Core Divine Rapier (6200) Divine Rapier

Side Lane Shop[edit]

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 (100) Town Portal Scroll Magic Stick (200) Magic Stick Stout Shield (200) Stout Shield Sage's Mask (325) Sage's Mask
Ring of Regen (350) Ring of Regen Orb of Venom (275) Orb of Venom Boots of Speed (450) Boots of Speed Cloak (550) Cloak
Ring of Health (875) Ring of Health Morbid Mask (900) Morbid Mask Helm of Iron Will (950) Helm of Iron Will Energy Booster (900) Energy Booster
Slippers of Agility (150) Slippers of Agility Quelling Blade (225) Quelling Blade Band of Elvenskin (450) Band of Elvenskin Belt of Strength (450) Belt of Strength
Robe of the Magi (450) Robe of the Magi Blades of Attack (420) Blades of Attack Gloves of Haste (500) Gloves of Haste Chainmail (550) Chainmail
Quarterstaff (875) Quarterstaff Broadsword (1200) Broadsword Ultimate Orb (2100) Ultimate Orb Blink Dagger (2250) Blink Dagger
Void Stone (875) Void Stone Mantle of Intelligence (150) Mantle of Intelligence

Upgrade Items[edit]

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

Poor Man's Shield (500) Poor Man's Shield Arcane Boots (1350) Arcane Boots Phase Boots (1290) Phase Boots Power Treads (1400) Power Treads
Helm of the Dominator (1850) Helm of the Dominator Hood of Defiance (2125) Hood of Defiance Oblivion Staff (1650) Oblivion Staff Blade Mail (2200) Blade Mail
Perseverance (1750) Perseverance

Roshan Drop[edit]

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 (N/A) Aegis of the Immortal (N/A) Cheese (N/A) Cheese (N/A)

Seasonal Event[edit]

These items are only available during limited time events:

Diretide[edit]

Greevil Taffy (N/A) Greevil Taffy (N/A)

Greeviling[edit]

Clove Studded Ham (N/A) Clove Studded Ham (N/A) Cocoa With Marshmallows (N/A) Cocoa With Marshmallows (N/A) Fruit-bit Cake (N/A) Fruit-bit Cake (N/A) Greevil Blink Bone (N/A) Greevil Blink Bone (N/A)
Greevil Chow (N/A) Greevil Chow (N/A) Greevil Treat (N/A) Greevil Treat (N/A) Greevil Whistle (N/A) Greevil Whistle (N/A) Kringle (N/A) Kringle (N/A)
Speed Skates (N/A) Speed Skates (N/A) Snow Mushroom (N/A) Snow Mushroom (N/A) Wizard Cookie (N/A) Wizard Cookie (N/A) Xmas Stocking (N/A) Xmas Stocking (N/A)

Wraith-Night[edit]

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

New Bloom Festival[edit]

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) Desolator 2 (8375) Desolator 2 (8375) Vermillion Robe (9750) Vermillion Robe (9750)

Tips[edit]

  • 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]

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]

6.84

6.55

  • You can now purchase items in your base without a courier (they drop to the floor)

6.42

  • Reduced cooldown on buying all other items

6.10

  • Increased range on shop buying

6.09b

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

6.08

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

See Also[edit]