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This is a list of unreleased content. Only official content, confirmed in the client or leaked by Valve, is listed. As development of Dota 2 is mostly confidential, whether or not an item or feature will be released is highly speculative.


Name Preview Notes
"Mars" Unreleased Mars Spear.png Unreleased Mars Phalanx Cancel.png
  • Has ability names (may refer to the same ability):
    • Spear Wall/Spear (likely vector targeted)
    • Phalanx/Phalanx Cancel
  • Has two alpha ability icons.
  • Files related to the hero were removed on January 03, 2018, the same day they were leaked.
Spear Phalanx Cancel
Unreleased Mars Spear Wall Particles.png
Placeholder Spear Wall particle file
Potential heroes
Sorla Khan Lore Sorla Khan.png
  • New characters revealed with Artifact preview.
  • Possibly new heroes, but whether or not they will be transferred to Dota 2 is uncertain.
Rix Lore Rix.jpg
Kanna Lore Kanna.jpg


Release status for entries are largely speculative. They are roughly categorized as follows:

  • Pending - Item is being prepared for future release, usually in a Treasure, a League Bundle, or through an Event.
  • Delayed - Item is being held for technical or other issues, but will probably still be released in the future.
  • Shelved - Item has been set aside indefinitely, and may or may not ever be released. Models and/or entries usually remain in client.
  • Scrapped - Item has been abandoned due to thematic, copyright, commercial or other issues. Not likely to ever be released. Models and/or entries usually removed from client.
  • Unknown - No reliable information.

Click on column headers to sort by status, name, or last update.

Ability Description/Preview Last Update Status Notes
Deward ability
  • Hidden ability available to every unit
  • Activates upon right-clicking an enemy Observer Ward icon.png Observer Ward or Sentry Ward icon.png Sentry Ward
  • Upon right-clicking the ward, the unit starts channeling, instead of attacking the ward
  • Once the channeling finishes, the ward gets destroyed immediately.
  • 600 cast range, unknown channel duration
2015-04-30 Scrapped
Ice Shards Stop
  • Sub-spell for Ice Shards, allowing Tusk to stop the Ice Shards from traveling further
  • No cast time, no cooldown, no mana cost
2015-04-30 Scrapped
  • Listed in the npc_abilities.txt since 6.84.
  • Ice Shards icon.png Ice Shards was changed to travel up to the target point instead, rather than traveling a fixed distance.
Eye of Omen
  • No cast time.
2016-04-25 Unknown
Golem Bash (Ancient Granite Golem) icon.png Golem Bash
  • 7% chance to bash an enemy on attack, dealing 25 bonus magical damage and stunning for 1 second.
  • Unknown whether it pierces spell immunity or not.
2015-09-24 Delayed
Mind over Matter
  • 800 cast range, 350 radius area target spell with 0.2 second cast time
  • 16/14/12/10 seconds cooldown and 80/100/120/140 mana cost
  • 100/175/250/325 base damage (magical)
  • Slows for 50% of intelligence, lasting 4 second
  • Effect is delayed by 2 second and does not pierce spell immunity
2016-04-25 Delayed
  • 700 cast range, point or unit target spell with 0.5 cast time
  • Cone shaped area, 180 starting radius, 980 travel distance, 200 end radius
  • 16 seconds cooldown and 100 mana cost
  • 200 magical damage
  • 1.5 seconds stun, does not pierce spell immunity
2016-04-25 Delayed
Spawnlord Master Bash
  • 40% chance to bash an enemy on attack, dealing no bonus damage and stunning for 1 second.
  • Unknown whether it pierces spell immunity or not.
2016-12-12 Scrapped


Feature Description/Preview Last Update Status Notes
Jade Bow 2016-04-25 Delayed
Skybreaker 2016-04-25 Delayed
Spirit Helix 2016-04-25 Delayed
Cursed Rapier Halloween Rapier icon.png Halloween Rapier Aura.jpg 2012-10-30 Shelved
  • Made for Diretide 2012, but never used.
  • Altered inventory icon.
  • Added particle effect around hero.
Winter Woolies Winter Woolies icon.png 2012-12-19 Scrapped
Travel Slipper Travel Slippers icon.png  ?? Unknown


Feature Description/Preview Last Update Status Notes
Assets for a "Mine" map Unreleased Shopkeeper Lost Meepo.pngUnreleased Mine Props.png Unknown
  • "Lost Meepo" shopkeeper.
Game Modes TagTeam - You are assigned two random heroes (different hero classes). You choose which to start the game with. You start with the same bonus gold as all random. 2012-02-16 Shelved
Balanced Draft - Each team is given 5 heroes that are automatically selected with an attempt to balance roles. 2014-01-29 Shelved
  • Formerly known as Auto Draft.
Creep: Drakken Camp Ancient Drakken Armorer model.pngAncient Drakken Sentinel model.png  ?? Scrapped
  • Models and materials were removed from the game files on the Reborn update.
  • Unit data replaced by the Prowler Camp, ability data remains and is fully functional.
  • Model, animations and textures were done. Ability icons were placeholders.
Creep: Stalker Camp Ancient Primal Stalker model.pngAncient Stalker model.png  ?? Unknown
  • Model, textures and animations done.
  • Also labelled as Gargoyles.
Hero Voice Responses Taunt responses: Nature's Prophet, Juggernaut, Tinker 2012-03-01 Scrapped
Watching a replay of a specific hero: Nature's Prophet, Juggernaut
Equipping cosmetic items: Nature's Prophet, Juggernaut
HUD Skins with built-in Loading Screens Jungle Ruin Loading Screen.jpg
(For Jungle Ruin)
2013-06-14 Scrapped
  • Scrapped to make room for Loading Screen slot.
Incognito Mode Toggling this setting will hide your Dota 2 Profile from other players as well as allow you to enter and use a different Profile Name. The setting will override any preferences you may have set for 'PROFILE PRIVACY' in Global Settings. 2013-09-16 Shelved
Rewards for Friend Recruiting 2014-03-07 Shelved
Community Sparkle A sparkling effect for cosmetic items with Self-Made or Community qualities. 2014-06-30 Delayed
Pregame Showcase Pregame Showcase.jpg
Camera pans over each player's hero while game is loading. Can edit movie, cosmetic items, hero poses, and display player stats.
2014-12-17 Scrapped
  • Likely replaced by the new pre-game interface in 7.00.
"Red Ghost" Red Ghost.png 2014-09-04 Unknown
  • Purpose unknown.
Achievements Party.png Scrapped
  • Achievements were originally planned for Steam, but were never implemented.
  • This feature may have been replaced by the Gallery of Triumphs.


Main Article: Achievements

Cosmetic Items[edit]

The following is a list of cosmetic items that have appeared in the client, but were either removed or remain unreleased. During the early days of the cosmetic items system, many scrapped Workshop submissions made brief appearances in the client, likely because a formal vetting system had not yet been established. Most of those items are not listed here unless it received significant attention from Valve.

Click on column headers to sort by status, name, hero, or last update. Some previews show different working versions of the item. Workshop submissions and mods should not be added to this list.


Hero Item Previews Last Update Status Notes
Abaddon "Gryphon" Set Abaddon Gryphon.jpg 2013-09-16 Delayed
Abaddon Wrathful Helmet Abaddon Wrath Helmet.jpg 2014-10-30 Pending

Anti-Mage Shattered Crystals Pack Cosmetic icon Shattered Crystals.png Cosmetic icon Shattered Crystals - Off-Hand.png 2014-10-30 Shelved
Axe Axe's Access Axe's Access.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Axe Battlemallet Headcrusher.png Battlemallet.jpg 2012-06-12 Shelved
  • Thematic issues.
  • Originally named Headcrusher.
  • May have been originally intended for Omniknight Omniknight.
Axe "Molten Helm & Shoulder" Axe Molten Set.jpg 2012-05-31 Scrapped
  • Unfinished textures.
  • Shoulder likely remade into Molten Claw.
Axe top_hat  ? Scrapped
  • Thematic issues.
Beastmaster "Spitting Lizard" Beastmaster Lizard.jpg 2014-07-30 Shelved
Beastmaster "Shoulderpad" Cosmetic icon Beastmaster Shoulderpad.png  ? Scrapped
Bloodseeker Bloodstone Blades 2013-11-14 Shelved
  • Has in-game models, but no copies have been released.
Bloodseeker "Redrim" Bloodseeker Redrim.jpg 2012-05-31 Scrapped
Bloodseeker Vicious Fang Trophy Bloodseeker Trophy.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Bristleback Brawler's Hard Helm Cosmetic icon Brawler's Hard Helm.png Bristleback Hard Helm.jpg 2013-09-16 Scrapped
Bristleback Smashing Brawler's Shirt Cosmetic icon Smashing Brawler's Shirt.png Bristleback Shirt.jpg 2013-09-16 Scrapped
  • Thematic issues.
Broodmother "Blademother" Blademother's Crawlers.png Blademother's Abdomen.png Blademother's Goggles.png Blademother Set.jpg 2012-06-12 Shelved
  • Thematic issues.
Broodmother "Twin Tails" Set Broodmother Twin Tails.jpg 2013-09-16 Scrapped
Chaos Knight Cavalier of Anarchy Chaos Knight Unknown.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Centaur Warrunner Two-handed Death 2014-10-30 Delayed
Centaur Warrunner "Hooked Axe" Centaur Warrunner Hooked Axe.jpg 2013-09-16 Scrapped
Centaur Warrunner Wicked Peacemaker Cosmetic icon Peacemaker.png Centaur Long Axe 1.jpg Centaur Long Axe 2.jpg Centaur Warrunner Long Axe 3.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Chen "Scarab Staff" Chen Scarab Staff.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Crystal Maiden "Angelic Guard" Crystal Maiden Angelic Guard.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Crystal Maiden "Blizzard Staff" Crystal Maiden Blizzard Staff.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Crystal Maiden "Crystal Embrace" Set Crystal Maiden Crystal Embrace.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Crystal Maiden "Iceclaw" Crystal Maiden Iceclaw.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Crystal Maiden "Owl's Wisdom" Set Crystal Maiden Owls Wisdom.jpg Crystal Maiden Owls Wisdom 2.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Crystal Maiden shiva_scepter Cosmetic icon Shiva Scepter.png Crystal Maiden Shiva Scepter.jpg 2012-08-02 Scrapped
Dark Seer soul_ring Dark seer soul ring.jpg  ?? Shelved
Dragon Knight "Northman's" Set DK unknown set.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Drow Ranger Black Wyrm Bow Hunter Drow unknown set.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Drow Ranger Cowl of the Sparrow Drow Cowl of the Sparrow.png 2016-01-06 Scrapped
Earth Spirit "Hat" Earth Spirit hat.jpg 2013-11-14 Scrapped
  • Originally intended as part of the default model, but never used.
Enigma "Bracers" Cosmetic icon Enigma Brancers.png 2015-05-05 Scrapped
Faceless Void "Ritual" Set Faceless Void black unknown.jpg 2013-04-19 Scrapped
Faceless Void Dark Geode Faceless Void Crystal Set.jpg 2014-10-30 Pending
Faceless Void Heavy Crusher Faceless Void Heavy Crusher.png 2012-08-02 Shelved
Faceless Void "Mask of Madness" Faceless Void Unreleased MoM.jpg 2015-05-01 Scrapped
Gyrocopter Gyrotechnic Assault Gyrocopter Dragon set.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Invoker "Short Hair" Invoker emo hair.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Jakiro immortal_head_fire Jakiro immortal.jpg 2017-08-05 Shelved
Juggernaut "Itinerant's/Nomad's Set" Cosmetic icon Itinerant's Covering.png Cosmetic icon Itinerant's Raiment.png Cosmetic icon Itinerant's Studded Bracer.png Juggernaut Itinerants Set.png 2012-05-31 Shelved
Juggernaut "Slackjaw" Juggernaut Slackjaw.jpg 2012-06-12 Shelved
Juggernaut "Kusanagi" Juggernaut Kusanagi.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Juggernaut "Legacy" Sword Juggernaut Legacy Sword.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Juggernaut "Scimitar" Juggernaut Scimitar.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Juggernaut "Wolfsword" Juggernaut Wolfsword.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Juggernaut Mad Man's Mask Juggernaut Mad Man's Mask.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Juggernaut "Flaming Blade" Cosmetic icon Flaming Blade.png Juggernaut Flaming Sword.jpg 2013-07-18 Unknown
Juggernaut "Green Sword" Juggernaut Green Sword.jpg Juggernaut Green Sword 2.jpg 2013-09-16 Unknown
Juggernaut Blade of Swift Victory 2014-10-30 Delayed
Kunkka Admiral's Prow/
"Ironsides" Set
Kunkka Ironsides Set.jpg 2014-10-30 Shelved
  • Head piece removed because of thematic issues, causing other set pieces to be separated and distributed freely through drops.
  • Two parts have dropped in the past: Old Ironsides Gauntlet and Old Ironsides Pauldrons.
  • Head piece comes with custom teleport animation.
Kunkka "Norse King" Set Kunkka Norse King.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Kunkka "Head - Beardless" Kunkka Head Beardless.jpg 2012-05-31 Shelved
Kunkka "Head - Zombie" Kunkka Head Zombie.jpg 2012-05-31 Shelved
  • No loadout slot for head.
  • Thematic issues.
  • Related to early concepts for Kunkka with him as a ghost/undead, or an easter egg of him secretly being a ghost. Some of his voice responses make more sense with Kunkka being a ghost/undead.
Kunkka "Megalodon" Kunkka Megalodon.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Kunkka "Torrent Blade" Kunkka Torrent Blade.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Kunkka "Treasure Hunter's Set" Kunkka Treasure Hunter 1.jpg Kunkka Treasure Hunter 2.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Lich Soulhook Bracer Cosmetic icon Soulhook Bracer.png 2014-10-30 Delayed
Lion "Mana Drain Helm" Lion Unreleased Mana Drain 1.png Lion Unreleased Mana Drain 2.jpg 2015-05-01 Scrapped
Lone Druid "Hood" Lone Druid Hood.jpg 2013-01-31 Scrapped
Lone Druid Skull of Xahryx 2013-07-26 Scrapped
Lone Druid "Shapeshifter's" Set Lone Druid Shapeshifters Set.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Lone Druid "Tribal Hunter" Set Lone Druid Tribal Hunter Set.jpg 2013-01-31 Scrapped
Lone Druid Wizened Bear Lone Druid Wizened Bear.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Mirana "Silver Hair" Cosmetic icon Silver Hair.png Mirana Silver Hair.jpg 2013-09-16 Shelved
Monkey King Crimson Staff of Gun-Yu 2017-08-05 Scrapped
Naga Siren Slashing Quickslicer Pack Shelved
  • Has in-game models, but no copies have been released.
Nature's Prophet "Dagon" Nature's Prophet Unreleased Dagon.jpg 2015-05-01 Scrapped
  • Originally intended as an Immortal for TI5.
  • Has particle effects.
Nature's Prophet "Santa Set" Nature's Prophet Santa.jpg 2012-05-31 Scrapped
  • Includes hat and beard.
  • Likely Easter egg.
Nature's Prophet "The Awkward Acorn" Nature's Prophet Acorn.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
  • Thematic issues.
Nature's Prophet "Sprout" Set Nature's Prophet Sprout Set.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
  • Contained shoulder and staff pieces.
Nyx Assassin "Hypnos" Set Nyx Gold Lines.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Omniknight "Enlightened" Set Omniknight Blue Crystal Set.jpg 2014-10-30 Shelved
Omniknight "Brother Omni" Set Cosmetic icon Brother Omni Weapon.png Cosmetic icon Brother Omni Head.png 2012-09-27 Scrapped
Omniknight "Widowmaker" Omniknight Widowmaker.jpg 2013-04-19 Shelved
Outworld Devourer diadem_dark Cosmetic icon Outworld Devourer Diadem.png Outworld Devourer Diadem.jpg 2013-04-19 Shelved
Outworld Devourer Horns of the World-breaker Cosmetic icon Outworld Devourer Worldbreaker.jpg 2013-04-19 Shelved
Outworld Devourer Essence Collector Outworld Devourer Essence Collector.jpg 2013-04-19 Shelved
Outworld Devourer "Lunacy Bringer" Set Outworld Devourer Fangs Set.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Phantom Assassin "Ancient Sisters" Set Phantom Assassin Ancient Sisters.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Phantom Assassin "Cutter" (?) Phantom Assassin Cutter.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Phantom Assassin Seven-edged Blade 2014-05-13 Delayed
Phantom Assassin "Scythe of the Veil" Phantom Assassin Scythe of the Veil.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Phantom Lancer "Anuwrath's Guard" Set Phantom Lancer Anuwraths.jpg 2015-01-08 Scrapped
  • Originally part of the Dota2VO Ability Cup 1 bundle, but removed due to compatibility issues and replaced with Garb of Shades.
  • Strings readded to the client on January 08, 2015, likely by accident.
Pudge "Psycrowpath" Pudge Psycrowpath 2.jpg Pudge Psycrowpath.jpg 2013-01-31 Scrapped
  • Thematic issues.
Pudge "Hood of Defiance" Pudge Hood of Defiance 1.jpg Pudge Hood of Defiance 2.jpg 2013-09-16 Shelved
Pudge Slaughterhouse Chains Pudge Slaughterhouse Chains.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
  • Physics issues.
Queen of Pain "Ripper" Queen of Pain Ripper.png 2012-06-14 Shelved
Queen of Pain "Slicer" Queen of Pain Slicer.png 2012-06-14 Shelved
Queen of Pain "Snake Dagger" Queen of Pain Snake Dagger.jpg 2012-06-20 Shelved
Queen of Pain Necklace of the Queen Necklace of the Queen.png 2016-01-06 Scrapped
Riki "Diffusal" Cosmetic icon Diffusal.png  ? Scrapped
Riki golden_horse_blades Riki Gold Blades.jpg 2014-10-30 Shelved
Riki Piercing Umbrage 2013-11-14 Shelved
  • Has schema entries, but no copies have been released.
Sand King "Markings" Set Sand King Green.jpg 2013-01-31 Scrapped
Shadow Shaman Sack of Scrolls Shadow Shaman Sack.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Shadow Shaman "Summoner's" Set Shadow Shaman Summoners Set.jpg 2012-10-04 Shelved
  • Tambourine model remains in files.
Skeleton King "Bone Blade" Skeleton King Bone Blade.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
  • Likely remade into an existing item.
Skeleton King Mordiggian Blade Cosmetic icon Mordiggian Blade.png 2012-08-02 Scrapped
Skeleton King "Vulcan Blade" Skeleton King Vulcan Blade.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Slardar "Figurehead" Slardar Figurehead.jpg 2013-09-16 Scrapped
  • Thematic issues.
Sven "Mask of Madness icon.png Mask of Madness" Sven Mask of Madness.jpg 2014-04-29 Shelved
Sven "Old Boy" Sven Old Boy.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
Templar Assassin "Headband" Templar Assassin Headband.jpg 2013-04-19 Shelved
Templar Assassin "Silent" Set Templar Assassin Silent Set.jpg 2013-01-31 Scrapped
Terrorblade Blades of Foulfell Terrorblade Unreleased Blades of Foulfell 1.png Terrorblade Unreleased Blades of Foulfell 2.jpg 2015-05-01 Scrapped
Terrorblade "Wings" Terrorblade Unreleased Wings.jpg 2015-05-01 Scrapped
Tidehunter "Deep Sea" Set Cosmetic icon Deep Sea Paddle.png Cosmetic icon Deep Sea Starfish.png Deep Sea Set.jpg 2012-08-02 Scrapped
Tidehunter "Lobster Claw" Tidehunter Claw.jpg 2013-04-19 Scrapped
Tidehunter Wrath of the Orca Tidehunter Orca Skin Ingame.jpg Tidehunter Orca Skin Ingame 2.jpg Tidehunter Orca Skin Model.jpg 2012-03-16 Scrapped
  • Test of concept for early cosmetic items system.
  • Color scheme mismatch.
Tidehunter "Orichalcum Axe" Tidehunter Orichalcum Axe.jpg 2013-01-31 Scrapped
Tidehunter "Rare Tricorn" Tidehunter Tricorne Rare.jpg 2012-05-31 Scrapped
Tidehunter Sea-God's Ceremonial Headdress Sea-God's Ceremonial Headdress.png Sea-God's Ceremonial Headdress 2.jpg 2012-06-12 Scrapped
Tidehunter "Tail Fin" Tidehunter Tail Fin.jpg 2013-04-19 Scrapped
Tidehunter "Tempest Sight Axe" Cosmetic icon Tempest Sight Axe.png 2012-08-02 Scrapped
Tidehunter "Whale Hook" Tidehunter Whalehook.jpg 2012-03-16 Scrapped
Tiny "Cave" Set Tiny Cave Set.jpg 2012-08-02 Scrapped
  • Hard to distinguish from default textures.
Tusk "Glacial Commander" Set Tusk Unknown Set.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Ursa "Nerubian" Set Ursa Nerubian Set.jpg 2012-08-09 Shelved
Ursa "Bamboo" Set Ursa Bamboo.jpg 2012-10-04 Scrapped
  • Thematic issues.
Warlock Aduron Warlock Aduron 1.jpg Warlock Aduron 2.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Warlock Pact of Gor-Thramak In his travels across the Outer Worlds, ostensibly in search of arcane artifacts, the warlock Demnok Lannik has signed many a dark pact. Countless terrible entities owe him their favor. Gor-Thramak, the Sanguinated Fiend, is one such debtor. In a time of dire need, the Warlock might call upon the Fiend’s Avatar – the Rendbeast – to aid in the dubious work of slaughter and mayhem. 2012-05-31 Shelved
Warlock fourleg_demon Warlock Fourleg Demon.jpg 2012-05-31 Shelved
  • Has numerous animations.
  • Possible model for Pact of Gor-Thramak.
  • Possible thematic issues.
Warlock "Thorn Staff" Warlock Thorn Staff.jpg 2013-04-19 Shelved
Windranger "Acacia Bow" Cosmetic icon Acacia Bow.png Windranger Acacia Bow.jpg 2013-08-23 Scrapped
Windranger Timberhood Windranger Unknown Hood 1.jpg Windranger Unknown Hood 2.jpg 2012-05-24 Shelved
  • One of the earliest cosmetic items.
  • Merged as one model.
  • Color scheme mismatch.
Windranger Zephyrus' Flight Windranger Unknown Set.jpg 2014-11-20 Pending
Winter Wyvern "Ice Castle" Winter Wyvern Ice Castle Immortal icon.png 2016-05-16 Scrapped
Witch Doctor bone_mace Witch Doctor Bone Mace.jpg 2012-05-31 Shelved
  • Oversized, unfinished model.
Wraith King "Black" Set Wraith King Black Set.jpg 2014-08-06 Shelved


Courier Preview Last Update Status Notes
"Catakeet" Courier Catakeet.jpg Cosmetic icon Catakeet Chest.png Cosmetic icon Catakeet Chest Key.png 2014-11-20 Shelved
  • Animations done.
  • Has customization slots for head, tail, and wings.
"Echowisp" Courier Echowisp.jpg 2014-11-20 Delayed
  • Animations done.
  • Tagged as Genuine.
"Grimwolf" Courier Grimwolf.jpg 2014-11-20 Delayed
  • Animations done.
  • Has two appearances for Radiant icon.png Radiant and Dire icon.png Dire.
"Gryphon" Courier Gryphon.png 2012-04-12 Shelved
  • No animations.
"Houndeye" Courier Houndeye 1.jpg Courier Houndeye 2.jpg 2013-04-25 Shelved
"Snow Leopard" Courier Snow Leopard.jpg 2012-06-28 Shelved
  • Has numerous animations.
  • Unfinished textures.
Struthio the Persevering Cosmetic icon Struthio the Persevering.png 2014-11-20 Pending


Ward Preview Last Update Status Notes
"Bloodseeker Ward" Bloodseeker Ward.jpg 2012-12-13 Shelved
"Lightning Rod" Lightning Rod Model.jpg 2012-11-08 Shelved
"Dragon Knight Ward" Dragon Knight Ward.jpg 2012-12-13 Shelved
"Drow Ranger Ward" Drow Ranger Ward.jpg 2012-12-13 Shelved
"Sea Dog's Watcher" Kunkka Ward.jpg 2013-03-07 Shelved
  • Design based on Kunkka Kunkka.
  • Has full animations.
"Christmas Tree" Ward Christmas Tree Ward Textures.png 2012-12-13 Shelved
"Chromy the Centipede" Chromy Centipede Unreleased.png 2015-05-22 Scrapped
"Sibling Spotter" Sibling Spotter Unreleased.png 2015-05-22 Scrapped
"Woody" Woody Unreleased.png 2015-05-22 Scrapped


Some entries in this list may be duplicates with different names.

Hero Taunt Previews Last Update Status Notes
Axe Taunt: Good Day Sir! Taunt Good Day Sir!.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Crystal Maiden Taunt: Playful Snowball Taunt Playful Snowball.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Jakiro Taunt: Doubled-Headed Roar Taunt Doubled-Headed Roar.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Jakiro Taunt: Icemelter Taunt Icemelter.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Juggernaut Taunt: Face the Juggernaut Taunt Face the Juggernaut.jpg
Invite your enemy to embrace their death in honorable combat.
2014-10-30 Delayed
Juggernaut Taunt: Kata of Foot and Earth Demonstrate your martial skill with this kata. 2014-10-30 Delayed
Juggernaut Taunt: Kata of Blade and Sky The strike is not merely a tool to bring death. It is an expression of worth. 2014-10-30 Delayed
Juggernaut "Taunt: Mask Lord" Taunt Mask Lord.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Kunkka "Taunt: Rum" Taunt Rum.jpg  ?? Delayed
Kunkka "Taunt: Spyglass" Taunt Spyglass.jpg  ?? Delayed
Leshrac "Taunt: Bow" Taunt Bow.jpg  ?? Delayed
Nature's Prophet Taunt: Canonical Blast Taunt Canonical Blast.jpg
That *is* his staff and he's excited to have killed you!
2014-10-30 Delayed
  • Also referred to as Taunt: Bazooka.
Nature's Prophet Taunt: Murder Lute Taunt Murder Lute.jpg
Verily Nature's Prophet sings unto thee: DIE!
2014-10-30 Delayed
Nature's Prophet Taunt: Raising the Roof Nature's Prophet praises the treetops!  ?? Delayed
Nature's Prophet Taunt: Tooting the Horn Taunt Tooting the Horn.jpg
Salute the death of your enemy.
2014-10-30 Delayed
Nature's Prophet Taunt: Bo Staff Beckon Taunt Bo Staff Beckon.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
  • Also referred to as Taunt: Bo Staff Skills.
Pudge Taunt: Pudding!  ?? Delayed
Sand King Taunt: Dive! Dive! Taunt Dive! Dive!.jpg
Periscope depth!
2014-10-30 Delayed
Shadow Shaman Taunt: Traffic Controller!  ?? Delayed
Sniper Taunt: Sniper's Celebration 2014-10-30 Delayed
Storm Spirit Taunt: Inner Peace!  ?? Delayed
Tidehunter "Taunt: Yippy" Tidehunter Taunt Yippy.jpg  ?? Delayed
Tidehunter Taunt: Fish Treat Taunt Fish Treat.jpg 2014-10-30 Delayed
Witch Doctor Taunt: Witchdoctor of Soul!  ?? Delayed

River Vials[edit]

See River Vials/Unreleased for more entries and previews.
Description/Preview Last Update Status Notes
River Vial Black.jpg Unused River Vial Blue.jpeg River Vial Cola.jpg

River Vial Yellow.jpg River Vial Pink.jpg River Vial Red.jpg
2016-05-16 Shelved
  • Some of these River Vials may have been early test versions of existing ones.


Type Item Description/Preview Last Update Status Notes
HUD Skin "New Bloom 2014 HUD" Cosmetic icon New Bloom.png 2014-01-29 Shelved
  • Default event skin for New Bloom.
  • Has armory icon and previews, but was never released as a stand-alone item.
Loading Screen "Lifestealer Art" Lifestealer Loading Screen.jpg 2014-05-09 Shelved
Crafting Year Beast Parts
2014-01-29 Scrapped
  • Originally made for New Bloom 2014.
  • Intended as crafting ingredients for event rewards.
  • Crafting feature has been phased out.
Crafting Ancient Rarity Recipe Cosmetic icon Recipe Ancient temp.png 2013-11-14 Scrapped
  • Crafting feature has been phased out.
Crafting Artificer's Brand and Recipe 2013-11-14 Scrapped
  • Originally intended to add Unusual sockets to couriers.
  • Crafting feature has been phased out.
Crafting "Quest Recipes" Cosmetic icon Recipe Quest Scroll temp.png Cosmetic icon Rare Quest Scroll.png Cosmetic icon Legendary Quest Scroll.png 2014-10-30 Scrapped
  • Comes in rarity tiers.
  • Crafting feature has been phased out.
Gem Soul_gem DOTA_Soul_Gem_Raving_Aristocrat 2013-12-12 Shelved
Gem "Roshan Gem" Cosmetic icon Roshan Gem.png 2013-11-14 Shelved
Treasure "Windranger's Chest" Cosmetic icon Windranger's Chest.png 2012-07-12 Scrapped
Hex Model Amphibian Alteration A variation on the classic polymorphic hex favored by swamp wizards and spurned witches. When equipped, this item replaces your hex animal with a frog. 2012-03-16 Scrapped
  • Replaced with item-bound customizations.
Hex Model Polymorphic Pasteurization A particularly smelly shape change designed by a Dwarven spellsmith with a taste for Orcish Bleu. When equipped, this item replaces your hex animal with a piece of cheese. 2012-03-16 Scrapped
  • Replaced with item-bound customizations.
  • Cheese can't even move.
Gift Gift Giver Reward Courier A special courier that will aid you for one day/week, as a reward for your generosity. 2012-03-16 Scrapped
Gift Matches Played Reward Courier A special courier that will aid you for one day/week, as a reward for your tenacity. 2012-03-16 Scrapped
Gift Crates Opened Reward Courier A special courier that will aid you for one day/week, as a reward for your curiosity. 2012-03-16 Scrapped
Booster Fortunate Soul A crystal containing the soul of a treasure hunter. Use it to increase your drop rate for one week by 50%. Additionally, everyone else in games you play receive a 5% extra drop rate (this bonus stacks). 2012-04-13 Scrapped
Booster Prosperous Soul A crystal containing the soul of a wealthy noble. Use it to increase your drop rate for one week by 100%. Additionally, everyone else in games you play receive a 10% extra drop rate (this bonus stacks). 2012-04-13 Scrapped
Booster Repentant Soul A crystal containing the soul of a saint. Use it to immediately exit the low priority punishment queue. This does not clear leaves or reports from your account. 2012-03-16 Scrapped


These animations exist in the game files, but are not used. Most are likely potential custom animations for equipment items, although some may be Taunts.

Hero Animation Previews Last Update Status Notes
All Fleeing Animations Flee Juggernaut.gif 2012-03-01 Scrapped
  • Intended to be used when being chased.
Axe rampant_berserkers_call Rampant Berserkers Call.jpg 2014-05-30 Shelved
Crystal Maiden portrait_taunt_fogheart Taunt Fogheart.jpg  ?? Shelved
  • Very short.
Juggernaut attack_showoff Attack Showoff.jpg  ?? Shelved
Kunkka teleport_admirals_prow Teleport Admirals Prow.jpg 2013-07-26 Shelved
Lion voodoo_fishstick Lion Fishstick.jpg 2014-05-30 Shelved
Tidehunter batter_up Tidehunter batter up.jpg 2012-03-16 Shelved
Tidehunter taunt_laugh Tidehunter taunt laugh.jpg  ? Shelved
  • Very short.
  • Possibly a Tutorial animation.
Tidehunter Alternate Attack: Fish Slap Fish Slap.jpg 2014-10-30 Shelved
  • Could signify a new category of items.
Tidehunter Ultimate: Belly Flop Tidehunter Belly Flop.jpg 2014-11-13 Shelved
  • Likely intended for Ravage icon.png Ravage.
  • Could signify a new category of items.
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