Items/Selling

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Items can be sold for half the price they were bought for. Items can be resold within 10 seconds after purchase for the full price. Using an item prohibits selling it for the full price. For example, purchasing a Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon and activating it immediately cancels the 10 seconds, only allowing you to sell it for half the price. The same applies when buying multiple Observer Ward icon.png Observer Wards, placing one down, and attempting to sell the remainder. This is the case with any usable item, including Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon, Arcane Boots icon.png Arcane Boots and Power Treads icon.png Power Treads.

Items that have been purchased while dead can be sold if that item was bought during the same death, otherwise items cannot be sold while dead, even within the grace period. This is a measurement to ensure that players cannot exploit spending all their gold prior to death and selling back the stashed items within the grace period after death to cut down on potentially lost gold.

Selling items gives unreliable gold, even if they were bought with reliable gold.

Selling an item while that item's ability is active does not cancel the ability. Selling and rebuying an item does not reset ability cooldowns.

Unsellable items[edit]

All are granted at the beginning of the game (Town Portal Scroll icon.png Town Portal Scroll as well as random and bonus hero bonuses) are unsellable. Additionally the following items may not be sold.

Items with special selling rules[edit]

  • Black King Bar icon.png
    The duration of Avatar is bound to the hero. Rebuying the item does not reset it.
  • Cheese icon.png
    Although Cheese cannot be bought, it can be sold for 500 gold. However, only the hero picking it up first can sell it.
  • Helm of the Dominator icon.png
    Selling the item causes the dominated unit to die.
  • Infused Raindrop icon.png
    The sell value of the item is based on the number of charges remaining. A single instance has a sell value of 22.5 gold.
  • Refresher Shard icon.png
    Although Refresher Shard cannot be bought, it can be sold for 500 gold. However, only the hero picking it up first can sell it.
  • Tango icon.png
    The sell value of the item is based on the number of charges remaining. A single instance has a sell value of 15 gold.

Patch history[edit]

Patch
Description
  • Fixed being unable to sell items of leavers.
  • 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.
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