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Urn of Shadows

Imagine having a special, mystical urn called the Urn of Shadows. It's like having a magical vessel that brings healing to your team and a bit of mischief to your enemies!
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Contains the ashes of powerful demons.

Imagine having a special, mystical urn called the Urn of Shadows. It's like having a magical vessel that brings healing to your team and a bit of mischief to your enemies!

Base Combat Stats

Combat Stats

+ 2 Armor

+ 0.33 Armor (from attributes)

+ 2 Damage for Primary Attribute Heroes

+ 4.2 Damage for Universal Heroes

+ 2 Attack Speed (from attributes)

+ 44 Health (from attributes)

+ 0.18 Health Regen (from attributes)

+ 24 Mana (from attributes)

+ 1.4 Mana Regen

+ 0.1 Mana Regen (from attributes)

+ 0.2% Magic Resistance (from attributes)

Attributes

Universal Attribute Icon

+ 2 allAttributes

Recipe

Spirit Vessel
Imagine having a special, mystical urn called the Urn of Shadows. It's like having a magical vessel that brings healing to your team and a bit of mischief to your enemies!
Sage's Mask
Ring of Protection
Circlet
Urn of Shadows Recipe

Abilities

Active: Soul Release

Provides 30 health regeneration when cast on allies, and deals 25 damage per second when cast on enemies.
Lasts 8.0 seconds.
Gains charges every time an enemy hero dies within 1400 units. Only the closest Urn to the dying hero will gain a charge.
Cast Range: 750

Cooldown: 7

Additional Insights

  • Empty urns gain 2 charges.
  • If used on a hero with Soul Release already active on them, it will refresh its duration.
  • When you use the Urn to heal your teammates, it's like a warm, comforting embrace, patching up their wounds and giving them a boost of health over time. It's like having a handy first aid kit for your team! But when you use it against enemies, those collected souls turn into a fiery burst, dealing a bit of damage. It's a little reminder to your opponents that your team isn't to be trifled with!

Statistics

The statistics below shows the percentage of hero builds which contain Urn of Shadows as a core or non-core item for each role. These statistics are based on our hero guides.

Itemization Strategy

Something that is always good to have around, built by the early game this item scales into a better one mid game. Mostly built by supports but also by some ganking cores this item is essential if you wanna keep fighting. One hero that stands out on this item is Earth Spirit.

Heroes with Urn of Shadows as Core Item

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Brewmaster
A core item that activates to Cinder Brew on cast and snowball with kills. Also provides some much needed mana regen.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Clockwerk
A core item that helps with mana sustain and lets you snowball from the lane with kills. Also provides armor as well as some damage and tankiness through stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dark Willow
An early game pick up that helps with mana sustain and lets you snowball from the lane with kills. Also provides decent stats and armor to make you tanky.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Earth Spirit
A core item that helps with mana sustain and lets you snowball from the lane with kills. Also makes you tanky with armor and stats.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Venomancer
An early game pick up that helps with mana sustain and lets you snowball from the lane with kills. Also makes you tanky and provides effective damage through stats.

Heroes countered by Urn of Shadows

Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Alchemist
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Alchemist. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Bristleback
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Bristleback. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Broodmother
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Broodmother. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against her.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Centaur Warrunner
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Centaur. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dawnbreaker
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Dawnbreaker. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against her.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Dazzle
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Dazzle. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Huskar
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Huskar. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Io
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Io. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Keeper of the Light
Adds another layer of damage to burst down Keeper of the Light. Builds into Spirit Vessel later on which is incredible against him.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Marci
To build Spirit Vessel against Marci`s Sidekick
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Monkey King
Continously does damage to him which prevents him to jump on a tree. Also builds into Spirit Vessel which is useful against his Jingu Mastery lifesteal.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Morphling
For Spirit Vessel against Attribute Shift(Strength Gain)
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Omniknight
For Spirit Vessel against Purification. However be careful, Omniknight can dispel your Spirit Vessel with his Repel.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Oracle
For Spirit Vessel to negate the healing on the hero that False Promise was used on. Apply Vessel towards end of the False promise and be mindful that Fortune`s End dispels Vessel debuff
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pudge
For Spirit Vessel as Pudge has high HP and Vessel removes percentage of it and offsets some of the healing from Dismember
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Pugna
For Spirit Vessel to offset healing coming from Life Drain
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Templar Assassin
To remove Refraction charges.
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Timbersaw
For Spirit Vessel to offset some of the HP regeneration from Reactive Armor
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Underlord
For Spirit Vessel to offset some of the HP regeneration and damage this HP hero
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Undying
For Spirit Vessel against Soul rip and this high HP hero while in Flesh Golem form
Rectangular image of Dota 2 hero Visage
For Spirit Vessel to remove layers of Gravekeeper`s Cloak

Trivia

Its concept and name were partially inspired by an item called 'Urn of King Scabaras' from the game 'RuneScape'. The Urn of King Scabaras in RuneScape had a mechanic where players could collect ashes and gain prayer experience by using the urn.