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Dota 2 Items

Heroes can equip Items that augment and improve their attributes and Abilities. In this way, Items can change how a Hero is played.

Items can be purchased with Gold from the Shopkeeper located in each team's Fountain.

Some Items can be consumed to replenish a Hero's Health and Mana.

Many powerful Items may only be purchased at two Secret Shops, which are located deeper within the Map.

Items you purchase can often be used as components in Recipes, which can then be combined into powerful upgraded Items. Upgraded Items can also be sold back to the Shopkeeper for half of their original purchase price.

Shop Items

Items are vital in-game equipment that imbue your hero with extra attribute bonuses and special abilities. Use gold to purchase items from multiple shops around the map. Basic items often combine into high-tier upgrades, many of which require a recipe. Each hero has six main item slots in their inventory, three backpack slots, and six more in their stash. Players can ferry items around the map for delivery with a courier.

Basic Items

Consumables

Town Portal Scroll
Town Portal Scroll
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Attributes

Equipment

Miscellaneous

Secret Shop

Upgraded Items

Accessories

Support

Magical

Armor

Weapons

Artifacts

Neutral Items

Heroes can also use neutral items -- special items unavailable for purchase and only dropped by neutral creeps. Unlike normal items, neutral items are fully shareable and cannot be destroyed. Each player has one dedicated slot available for neutral items, and the team's collection has a special stash in the fountain.

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Tier 5

Roshan Items

Lotus Items

Item Strategy

Before buying items consider your hero's role. Some heroes are more suited to offensive items, while others are better suited to defensive items. Think about the needs of your team. If your team is lacking in damage, you may want to purchase an offensive item. If your team is struggling to survive, you may want to purchase a defensive item. Be aware of the enemy team's composition. If the enemy team has a lot of magic damage, you may want to purchase items that increase your magical resistance. If the enemy team has a lot of physical damage, you may want to purchase items that increase your physical resistance. Don't be afraid to experiment. There is no one right way to build a hero in Dota 2. Try different items and see what works best for you and your team.

Item Statistics

The tables below show the items sorted by the percentage of heroes the items is recommended to as well as the percentage of heroes that a given item counters.

Item% of heroesPhase

99.4%

97.6%

97.1%

95.3%

92.9%

75.3%

74.7%

74.1%

72.4%

65.9%

58.2%

53.5%

52.9%

50.6%

50.6%

49.4%

45.3%

43.5%

42.9%

42.4%

39.4%

39.4%

38.2%

37.6%

37.1%

37.1%

36.5%

35.9%

35.9%

34.7%

34.1%

34.1%

33.5%

32.9%

32.9%

32.4%

32.4%

31.8%

31.2%

30.6%

30.0%

28.8%

28.8%

28.8%

28.2%

28.2%

28.2%

27.6%

27.6%

27.6%

27.1%

26.5%

26.5%

25.9%

25.3%

24.1%

21.8%

20.6%

20.0%

18.8%

18.8%

17.6%

17.1%

16.5%

16.5%

16.5%

16.5%

16.5%

15.9%

15.9%

15.3%

14.7%

14.7%

14.7%

14.7%

14.7%

14.1%

13.5%

12.9%

12.9%

12.9%

12.4%

12.4%

12.4%

11.8%

11.8%

11.8%

11.2%

11.2%

10.6%

10.0%

10.0%

9.4%

8.8%

8.8%

8.2%

8.2%

8.2%

8.2%

8.2%

8.2%

7.6%

7.1%

7.1%

6.5%

6.5%

6.5%

6.5%

6.5%

5.9%

5.3%

4.7%

4.1%

4.1%

3.5%

3.5%

2.9%

2.9%

2.9%

2.4%

1.8%

1.8%

1.8%

1.8%

1.2%

1.2%

1.2%

1.2%

0.6%

0.6%

0.6%

0.6%

0.6%

0.6%

To counter other Heroes

Item% of heroesPhase

91.9%

72.6%

62.9%

56.5%

54.0%

52.4%

47.6%

45.2%

45.2%

41.1%

41.1%

39.5%

39.5%

38.7%

37.1%

34.7%

Armor items
Armor items

34.7%

29.0%

29.0%

27.4%

26.6%

25.8%

25.8%

25.0%

23.4%

22.6%

21.8%

21.8%

21.8%

21.0%

21.0%

20.2%

18.5%

18.5%

18.5%

18.5%

17.7%

17.7%

16.1%

15.3%

15.3%

14.5%

12.1%

11.3%

11.3%

10.5%

8.9%

8.9%

Sentry, Dust and Gem
Sentry, Dust and Gem

8.9%

8.9%

8.1%

8.1%

7.3%

7.3%

6.5%

6.5%

5.6%

5.6%

5.6%

4.8%

4.8%

4.8%

4.8%

4.0%

4.0%

Sentry and Dust
Sentry and Dust

4.0%

3.2%

3.2%

3.2%

3.2%

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

Damage items
Damage items

1.6%

1.6%

Attack speed
Attack speed

1.6%

1.6%

1.6%

1.6%

0.8%

Magic resistance items
Magic resistance items

0.8%

0.8%

Sentry and Gem
Sentry and Gem

0.8%

0.8%

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