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Recipes are a type of item that does nothing on its own, but when combined with the right ingredients allows heroes to create more powerful items.

Recipes cannot be directly found in the shop, but can be purchased by selecting certain items that require that specific recipe to complete. By viewing a specific item in the shop, its hierarchy is displayed, both above and below it. Below the item is the ingredient hierarchy required to assemble it, while above it is the ingredient hierarchy that shows what it can be used to assemble.

Recipes are always purchasable, though they are just harmless and pointless pieces of paper occupying inventory slots. Generally it is better to first purchase items that have some properties.

There are auto combine items which do not require a recipe scroll as the items combine automatically to create it. Examples of these items are Perseverance icon.png Perseverance, Butterfly icon.png Butterfly, and Oblivion Staff icon.png Oblivion Staff.

Some items have multiple recipes. For example, Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon level 1 costs 2720 gold and its recipe costs 1250. Purchasing another recipe upgrades this item to level 2, purchasing another one upgrades it to level 3 and so on, for a maximum of 5 levels. The recipe costs 1250 gold for each level.

Drum of Endurance icon.png Drum of Endurance works with charges (6 charges), and purchasing its recipe again (575 gold) refills them, no matter how many of them were used.

Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade has two levels and works with charges as well (8 charges). Purchasing the recipe again (700 gold) with the level 1 item upgrades it to level 2 and refreshes all charges, but purchasing it while carrying the level 2 item has no effects and occupies one slot of the inventory.

With items such as Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade and Bloodstone icon.png Bloodstone, where charges cannot be replenished to their original levels just by purchasing another Recipe, it is sometimes worthwhile to sell the item, buy another (at half price) and have all the charges back from when you purchased the item the first time.

Perseverance's item hierarchy: Its components are Ring of Health and Void Stone, and it is used to build Refresher Orb, Linken's Sphere, Lotus Orb and Battle Fury.

Recipe items[edit]

Item (total cost) Recipe cost
Flying Courier (250) Flying Courier (250) 150
Null Talisman (470) Null Talisman (470) 155
Wraith Band (485) Wraith Band (485) 170
Bracer (490) Bracer (490) 175
Iron Talon (500) Iron Talon (500) 125
Headdress (675) Headdress (675) 300
Buckler (800) Buckler (800) 200
Urn of Shadows (875) Urn of Shadows (875) 310
Drum of Endurance (1640) Drum of Endurance (1640) 575
Sange (1950) Sange (1950) 500
Yasha (1950) Yasha (1950) 500
Crystalys (2120) Crystalys (2120) 500
Hand of Midas (2150) Hand of Midas (2150) 1650
Force Staff (2250) Force Staff (2250) 400
Veil of Discord (2340) Veil of Discord (2340) 500
Aether Lens (2350) Aether Lens (2350) 600
Armlet of Mordiggian (2370) Armlet of Mordiggian (2370) 550
Mekansm (2375) Mekansm (2375) 900
Boots of Travel (2400) Boots of Travel (2400) 2000
Necronomicon (2650) Necronomicon (2650) 1200
Skull Basher (2700) Skull Basher (2700) 750
Dagon (2720) Dagon (2720) 1250
Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2750) Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2750) 650
Maelstrom (2800) Maelstrom (2800) 700
Rod of Atos (3080) Rod of Atos (3080) 1100
Diffusal Blade (3150) Diffusal Blade (3150) 700
Pipe of Insight (3200) Pipe of Insight (3200) 800
Crimson Guard (3550) Crimson Guard (3550) 600
Black King Bar (3975) Black King Bar (3975) 1375
Orchid Malevolence (4075) Orchid Malevolence (4075) 775
Hurricane Pike (4650) Hurricane Pike (4650) 500
Shiva's Guard (4750) Shiva's Guard (4750) 650
Bloodstone (4850) Bloodstone (4850) 900
Linken's Sphere (4850) Linken's Sphere (4850) 1000
Manta Style (5000) Manta Style (5000) 900
Radiance (5150) Radiance (5150) 1350
Refresher Orb (5200) Refresher Orb (5200) 1800
Assault Cuirass (5250) Assault Cuirass (5250) 1300
Daedalus (5320) Daedalus (5320) 1000
Guardian Greaves (5375) Guardian Greaves (5375) 1700
Silver Edge (5550) Silver Edge (5550) 700
Mjollnir (5700) Mjollnir (5700) 900
Abyssal Blade (6400) Abyssal Blade (6400) 1550
Bloodthorn (7195) Bloodthorn (7195) 1000

Items with multiple recipes[edit]

Item Number of levels
Boots of Travel 1 icon.png Boots of Travel 2
Diffusal Blade 1 icon.png Diffusal Blade 2
Necronomicon 1 icon.png Necronomicon 3
Dagon 1 icon.png Dagon 5


  • The symbol in the middle of the default recipe icon is that of the Combine, the antagonists from the Half-Life series. Given that the purpose of the recipe items is to "combine" others into a new item, it seems quite appropriate that this symbol be used.
  • Prior the gameplay patch 5.65, upgradable items did not use any recipe scrolls. Instead, smaller upgradable items were combined by basic item components, while some medium and most bigger upgradable items used an item called Upgrader. The Upgrader itself had absolutely no effect at all and had a cost of 1500 gold. It acted as a common "recipe scroll" for many items.

Version history[edit]

  • Recipe items no longer sell for 80% of their price (now 50% like regular items).
  • Recipes sell for 80% of the cost, helps with misclicks.