Not to be confused with an item's Rarity.

Quality is a property of cosmetic items. It is represented in-game by the item's prefix and name color.

Quality is a purely cosmetic property, and has no effect on gameplay.

General Information

  • Items have both a quality and a rarity value.
  • Certain qualities can be added or altered by Gems.
  • Only Normal quality items can be acquired through the item drop system.
  • Items with certain qualities cannot be traded or put on the Market.

Tiers

Quality Color Description Origins Tradeable
Normal #B2B2B2 Default quality. - Yes check.svgY
Genuine #4D7455 Promotional quality. Valve Store, Tournament Bundles, various Yes check.svgY
Elder #476291 Limited quality. Formerly known as Vintage. Presents, various Yes check.svgY
Unusual #8650AC Adds special particle effects. Only available on custom couriers. Treasures (1-2% chance),
Cosmetic icon Ethereal Gem.png
Ethereal Gem
Ethereal Gem
Yes check.svgY
Self-Made #70B04A Items made by its owner. Given to Workshop artists who have created items approved by Valve. X mark.svgN
Inscribed #CF6A32 Tracks various in-game stats. Treasures, various,
Cosmetic icon Inscribed Gem.png
Inscribed Gem
Inscribed Gem
Yes check.svgY
Cursed #8650AC Commemorative quality for Diretide 2013
Cosmetic icon Cursed Recipe Materialize Item.png
Cursed Recipe: Materialize Item
Cursed Recipe: Materialize Item
Yes check.svgY
Heroic #8650AC Records special in-game events during Professional games. Formerly known as Tournament. Random drop from the Crafting List while spectating tournament games with over 100 other spectators. Yes check.svgY
Favored #FFFF00 Given to Pro players based on fan votes. Contains "Earned by fans" in description. Winning the Team Cup during The International 2013. Pro players only. X mark.svgN
Ascendant #EB4B4B Socketed with an Ascendant Gem.
Cosmetic icon Ascendant Gem.png
Ascendant Gem
Ascendant Gem
X mark.svgN
Autographed #ADE55C Socketed with an Autograph Rune. Contains digital signature of autographer.
Cosmetic icon Autograph Rune.png
Autograph Rune
Autograph Rune
Yes check.svgY
Legacy #FFFFFF Legacy colored couriers. Unusual Couriers that were unboxed very early on and were a random, unique color were given this quality, along with a Prismatic:Legacy gem. Yes check.svgY
Exalted #CCCCCC Limited "First Edition" quality. Purchasing the item from the Dota 2 Store during a period of time following its release. Yes check.svgY
Frozen #4682B4 Commemorative quality for Frostivus 2013.
Cosmetic icon Wraith-Night Offering.png
Wraith-Night Offering
Wraith-Night Offering
Cosmetic icon Wraith-Night Tribute.png
Wraith-Night Tribute
Wraith-Night Tribute
Cosmetic icon Wraith-Night Feretory.png
Wraith-Night Feretory
Wraith-Night Feretory
Cosmetic icon Wraith-Night Ossuary.png
Wraith-Night Ossuary
Wraith-Night Ossuary
Yes check.svgY
Corrupted #A52A2A Commemorative quality for Frostivus 2013.
Cosmetic icon Foulfell Shard.png
Foulfell Shard
Foulfell Shard
Yes check.svgY
Auspicious #32CD32 Commemorative quality for New Bloom 2014.
Cosmetic icon Bloom Basket.png
Bloom Basket
Bloom Basket
Cosmetic icon Bloom Bounty.png
Bloom Bounty
Bloom Bounty
Cosmetic icon Favor of the Shades.png
Favor of the Shades
Favor of the Shades
Yes check.svgY
Infused #8847FF Items with upgraded ambient effects. Infusers Yes check.svgY
Completed #8650AC Not used. - -
Valve #A50F79 Not used. - -
Community #70B04A Not used. - -
Standard #D2D2D2 Not used. - -
Customized #00FF00 Not used. - -

Priorities

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Some Gems will change the quality of an item. In the event of a conflict with an item's existing quality, a priority is followed. Higher priority qualities take precedence.

Example 1: Socketing an Inscribed item with an Autograph Rune will change the item's quality to Autographed.
Example 2: Socketing a Genuine item with an Autograph Rune will not change the item's quality.

Quality Priority
Genuine, Elder, Self-Made, Exalted, Heroic, Auspicious, Frozen, Cursed, Infused, Legacy, Favored 1
Unusual 2
Corrupted 3
Autographed 4
Ascendant 5
Inscribed 6
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