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Spirit Vessel
Spirit Vessel icon.png
Forged by a god to entrap the soul of another.
2840 (1000)
Bought From
Active Soul Release
Bonus [?] +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+250 Health
+1.75 Mana Regeneration
+2 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Spirit Vessel (2840)Components3.png
Urn of Shadows (840)
Vitality Booster (1000)
Recipe (1000)

The Spirit Vessel is an item purchasable at the Main Shop, under Support. However, it requires an item from the Secret Shop to be completed.

Additional Information[]


Soul Release
When used against enemies, it reduces health by 4% of current health per second, and reduces HP regeneration and healing by 45%. Deals 35 damage per second.

When used on allies, it provides 40 health regeneration per second.

Lasts 8 seconds.

Gains charges every time an enemy hero dies within 1400 units. Only the closest Spirit Vessel to the dying hero will gain a charge.
Cast Range: 950
Charge Gain Radius: 1400
Ally Health Regen Bonus: 40
Enemy Damage per Second: 35
Enemy Current Health as Damage per Second: 4%
Enemy Health Restoration Reduction: 45%
Duration: 8
Cooldown: 7
Mana: 0
Partially pierces spell immunity. Can be cast on spell immune allies.
Cannot be cast on spell immune enemies. Attempts to damage if debuff was placed before spell immunity and when not dispelled.
Buff modifier_item_spirit_vessel_heal: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff modifier_item_spirit_vessel_damage: Dispellable with any dispel.


  • Successive casts on the same target do not stack, but refresh the duration instead.
    • The buff and debuff are independent and stack with each other, although the heal gets canceled as soon as the damage ticks.
    • Spirit Vessel's heal does not stack with that of Urn of Shadows. Neither do their damage debuffs stack.
    • Spirit Vessel overrides the heal buff and damage debuff of Urn of Shadows, but the urn cannot override the vessel's modifiers.
    • When attempting to do so, Urn of Shadows only goes on cooldown, without losing charges.
  • Can regenerate up to 320 health over its full duration.
  • Deals 35 + 4% of current health as damage in 1 second intervals, starting 1 second after cast, resulting in 8 damage instances.
    • The flat damage is calculated first (after all reductions), followed by the damage based on current health.
    • Can deal a total of 280 + 27.86% of current health as damage to the target enemy (before reductions).
  • The healing effect is removed when taking damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan.
    • Does not get dispelled by damage flagged as HP Removal.
  • Spirit Vessel charges cannot be gathered by clones, illusions and creep-heroes.
  • When having multiple Spirit Vessels, the one in the higher inventory slot gains charges.
    • Slot priority order: Top left, top middle, top right, bottom left, bottom middle, bottom right.
    • Cannot gain charges while inside the backpack. The item must be in one of the 6 slots to gain charges.
    • When having no charges left, the vessel gains 2 charges from the next enemy hero's death, instead of 1.
    • When there are multiple Spirit Vessels in the team, the hero who is closest to the dying enemy gets charges.
    • Spirit Vessels and Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows are treated equally. When having both, the one in the higher inventory slot gets charges.
  • Upon upgrading an Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows into a Spirit Vessel, all its current charges are carried over.

Recommended Heroes[]

Ancient Apparition icon.png
  • Ancient Apparition can buy Spirit Vessel to combine with Ice Blast making target closer to the shatter threshold.
Io icon.png
  • Tether increases healing effect for both Io and tethered ally.
Oracle icon.png
Winter Wyvern icon.png
  • Cold Embrace synergies with Spirit Vessel for more heal to allies.
Witch Doctor icon.png



Relationships between Total Damage and Target Initial HP.

  • Offensively it can be used for two reasons - to damage heroes that have high health regeneration and decrease it. For example, it works well versus Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist and Morphling minimap icon.png Morphling
  • As it is long duration damage-over-time it can be a good counter against Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger-reliant initiators.
  • When an enemy has Spirit Vessel it's better to have at least one dispel in your team. And if your allies have no dispels it would be a good idea to build Lotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb, Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Eul's Scepter of Divinity, Guardian Greaves icon.png Guardian Greaves, or Manta Style icon.png Manta Style.
  • Supports who has Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows as a core item can consider upgrading it to Spirit Vessel for the bonus stats as it provides more sustainability and a stronger heal/damage for the team.


Recent Changes[]

  • Reduced Vitality Booster icon.png Vitality Booster cost from 1100 Gold to 1000 Gold (total cost decreases from 2940 Gold to 2840 Gold).