Quality is a property of cosmetic items. It is represented in-game by the item's prefix and name color.
Quality is a purely cosmetic property, and has no effect on gameplay.
 General Information
- Items have both a quality and a rarity value.
- Certain qualities can be added or altered by Gems.
- Only Normal quality items can be acquired through the item drop system.
- Items with certain qualities cannot be traded or put on the Market.
|Genuine||#4D7455||Promotional quality.||Valve Store, Tournament Bundles, various|
|Elder||#476291||Limited quality. Formerly known as Vintage.||Presents, various|
|Unusual||#8650AC||Adds special particle effects. Only available on custom couriers.|| Treasure Chests (1-2% chance),
|Self-Made||#70B04A||Items made by its owner.||Given to Workshop artists who have created items approved by Valve.|
|Inscribed||#CF6A32||Tracks various in-game stats. Formerly known as Strange.|| Treasure Chests, various,
|Cursed||#8650AC||Special quality for Diretide 2013|
|Heroic||#8650AC||Records special in-game events during Professional games. Formerly known as Tournament.||Random drop while spectating tournament games with over 500 other spectators.|
|Favored||#FFFF00||Given to Pro players based on fan votes. Contains "Earned by fans" in description.||Winning the Team Cup during The International 2013. Pro players only.|
|Ascendant||#EB4B4B||Socketed with an Ascendant Gem.|
|Autographed||#ADE55C||Socketed with an Autograph Rune. Contains digital signature of autographer.|
|Legacy||#FFFFFF||Legacy colored couriers.||Unusual Couriers that were unboxed very early on and were a random, unique color were given this quality, along with a Prismatic:Legacy gem.|
|Exalted||#CCCCCC||Limited "First Edition" quality. Only available on Arcana items.||Purchasing the item from the Dota 2 Store during a period of time following its release.|
|Frozen||#4682B4||Special quality for Frostivus 2013.|
|Corrupted||#A52A2A||Special quality for Frostivus 2013.|
|Auspicious||#32CD32||Special quality for New Bloom 2014.|
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Some Gems will change the quality of an item. In the event of a conflict with an item's existing quality, a priority is followed. Higher priority qualities take precedence.
Example 1: Socketing an Inscribed item with an Ethereal Gem will change the item's quality to Unusual.
Example 2: Socketing a Genuine item with an Autograph Rune will not change the item's quality.
|Genuine, Elder, Self-Made||1|
|All other qualities||-|
 See also