Items are objects sold by shops or dropped from certain creeps that provide an ability, bonus, or other function not tied to a particular hero (exception: the hero's Ultimate upgrade provided by Aghanim's Scepter). They come in a multitude of forms and types.
Most items take up space in a Hero's Inventory, meaning only a finite number can be carried at one time. Recipe items will automatically remove their components from a Hero's Inventory and Stash when they are assembled. Because of this, strategy and thought is required in the order and selection of items to purchase.
Most Heroes can use most items, but some items will provide no effect or cannot be purchased by some Heroes. For example, most heroes with a bash ability cannot purchase Skull Basher, and neither Pudge nor Vengeful Spirit may purchase a Blink Dagger.
Some items can be disassembled. See Disassemble.
Most items may be sold back to vendors for 100% refund within 10 seconds after purchasing, but beyond this window items may be sold back for only 50% of its price tag. Some items cannot be sold, for example, Gem of True Sight and Black King Bar.
Consumables are items with a limited amount of uses. After all of the charges have been used, they are removed from your inventory or must be refilled. It is possible to share consumables with your allies, however only the original buyer may sell the items.
|Clarity (50)||Tango (90)||Healing Salve (100)||Smoke of Deceit (100)|
|Town Portal Scroll (135)||Dust of Appearance (180)||Animal Courier (150)||Flying Courier (370)|
|Observer Ward (150)||Sentry Ward (200)||Bottle (600)|
|Iron Branch (53)||Gauntlets of Strength (150)||Slippers of Agility (150)||Mantle of Intelligence (150)|
|Circlet (185)||Belt of Strength (450)||Band of Elvenskin (450)||Robe of the Magi (450)|
|Ultimate Orb (2100)||Ogre Club (1000)||Blade of Alacrity (1000)||Staff of Wizardry (1000)|
|Ring of Protection (175)||Quelling Blade (225)||Stout Shield (250)||Blades of Attack (450)|
|Chainmail (550)||Quarterstaff (900)||Helm of Iron Will (950)||Broadsword (1200)|
|Platemail (1400)||Claymore (1400)||Javelin (1500)||Mithril Hammer (1600)|
|Magic Stick (200)||Sage's Mask (325)||Ring of Regen (350)||Boots of Speed (450)|
|Gloves of Haste (500)||Cloak (550)||Gem of True Sight (700)||Morbid Mask (900)|
|Ghost Scepter (1600)||Shadow Amulet (1600)||Talisman of Evasion (1800)||Blink Dagger (2150)|
|Null Talisman (480)||Wraith Band (485)||Magic Wand (509)||Bracer (525)|
|Poor Man's Shield (550)||Soul Ring (800)||Phase Boots (1350)||Power Treads (1400)|
|Oblivion Staff (1675)||Perseverance (1750)||Hand of Midas (1900)||Boots of Travel (2450)|
|Ring of Basilius (500)||Headdress (603)||Buckler (803)||Urn of Shadows (875)|
|Tranquil Boots (975)||Ring of Aquila (985)||Medallion of Courage (1075)||Arcane Boots (1450)|
|Drum of Endurance (1725)||Vladmir's Offering (2050)||Mekansm (2306)||Pipe of Insight (3628)|
|Force Staff (2350)||Veil of Discord (2650)||Eul's Scepter of Divinity (2700)||Necronomicon (2700)|
|Dagon (2780)||Rod of Atos (3100)||Orchid Malevolence (4125)||Aghanim's Scepter (4200)|
|Refresher Orb (5300)||Scythe of Vyse (5675)|
|Crystalys (2150)||Armlet of Mordiggian (2600)||Skull Basher (2950)||Shadow Blade (3000)|
|Battle Fury (4350)||Ethereal Blade (4900)||Radiance (5150)||Monkey King Bar (5400)|
|Daedalus (5550)||Butterfly (6000)||Divine Rapier (6200)||Abyssal Blade (6750)|
|Hood of Defiance (2125)||Blade Mail (2200)||Vanguard (2225)||Soul Booster (3300)|
|Black King Bar (3900)||Shiva's Guard (4700)||Manta Style (5050)||Bloodstone (5050)|
|Linken's Sphere (5175)||Assault Cuirass (5350)||Heart of Tarrasque (5500)|
|Helm of the Dominator (1850)||Mask of Madness (1900)||Sange (2050)||Yasha (2050)|
|Maelstrom (2700)||Diffusal Blade (3300)||Heaven's Halberd (3850)||Sange and Yasha (4100)|
|Desolator (4100)||Mjollnir (5400)||Eye of Skadi (5675)||Satanic (6150)|
 Secret Shop
The Secret Shops are slightly hidden shops located near the center of the map. The shops allow players to buy items that can't be bought elsewhere or to spend extra gold while in the early game.
|Orb of Venom (275)||Ring of Health (875)||Void Stone (875)||Energy Booster (1000)|
|Vitality Booster (1100)||Point Booster (1200)||Hyperstone (2100)||Demon Edge (2400)|
|Mystic Staff (2700)||Reaver (3200)||Eaglesong (3300)||Sacred Relic (3800)|
 Secret Shop Upgrade Items
In addition to the items available above, four items can be completed solely with items from the Secret Shop:
|Perseverance (1750)||Soul Booster (3300)||Bloodstone (5050)||Divine Rapier (6200)|
 Side Lane Shop
The Side Lane Shop is an extra shop located on the Radiant side of the Bottom Lane and the Dire side of the Top Lane, near the River. The Side Lane Shop sells certain items away from base, allowing Heroes to continue laning for longer before returning to base.
|Town Portal Scroll (135)||Magic Stick (200)||Stout Shield (250)||Sage's Mask (325)|
|Ring of Regen (350)||Orb of Venom (275)||Boots of Speed (450)||Cloak (550)|
|Ring of Health (875)||Morbid Mask (900)||Helm of Iron Will (950)||Energy Booster (1000)|
|Slippers of Agility (150)||Quelling Blade (225)||Band of Elvenskin (450)||Belt of Strength (450)|
|Robe of the Magi (450)||Blades of Attack (450)||Gloves of Haste (500)||Chainmail (550)|
|Quarterstaff (900)||Talisman of Evasion (1800)||Ultimate Orb (2100)||Blink Dagger (2150)|
 Side Lane Shop Upgrade Items
In addition to the items available above, seven items can be completed solely with items from the Side Lane Shop:
|Poor Man's Shield (550)||Arcane Boots (1450)||Phase Boots (1350)||Power Treads (1400)|
|Helm of the Dominator (1850)||Hood of Defiance (2125)||Oblivion Staff (1675)|
 Roshan Drop
Drop Only items are items that cannot be bought from any shop in the game and must be picked up. These are usually accompanied by a set of conditions that must be met before dropping.
|Aegis of the Immortal (N/A)||Cheese (N/A)|
 Seasonal Event
These items are only available during limited time events:
|Greevil Taffy (N/A)|
|Clove Studded Ham (N/A)||Cocoa With Marshmallows (N/A)||Fruit-bit Cake (N/A)||Greevil Blink Bone (N/A)|
|Greevil Chow (N/A)||Greevil Treat (N/A)||Greevil Whistle (N/A)||Kringle (N/A)|
|Snow Mushroom (N/A)||Wizard Cookie (N/A)||Xmas Stocking (N/A)||Speed Skates (N/A)|
Runes are special items you can obtain that vanish when picked up, and give you a powerful effect for a short time. Runes will spawn at 0:00 and respawn every two minutes at one of two locations on the river, if there isn't a rune already on the map. The last rune must be taken in order for a new one to spawn. Runes will spawn in the river at two locations, either between the top and middle lanes, or between the middle and bottom lanes.
|Rune of Double Damage||Rune of Haste||Rune of Regeneration||Rune of Invisibility|
|Rune of Illusion|