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

Components required from the Base Shop Components required from the Secret Shop
Spirit Vessel
Spirit Vessel icon.png
Forged by a god to entrap the soul of another.
Cost 2980 Gold (1100)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 1490 Gold
Active Soul Release
Bonus ? +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+250 Health
+1.75 Mana Regeneration
+2 Armor
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Spirit Vessel (2980)
Urn of Shadows (880)
Vitality Booster (1000)
Recipe (1100)

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.
Modifiers [?]


  • 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.
  • Both Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows' and Spirit Vessel's heal and damage debuffs do not stack, with Spirit Vessel's modifers overriding both of Urn of Shadows' modifiers.
    • When attempting to do so, Urn of Shadows 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 current health as damage per second.
    • Can deal a total of 280 + 27.86% of current health as damage to the targeted enemy (before reductions).
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon.png Roshan dispels the healing effect, but not the damage effect.
    • Does not get dispelled by damage flagged as HP Removal.
  • When no charges are left, Soul Release gain 2 charges from the next enemy hero's death instead of 1.
    • Does not gain charges if the dying hero has Reincarnation, is an illusion or the Arc Warden Tempest Double minimap icon.png Tempest Double.
    • Soul Release charges cannot be gathered by clones, illusions and creep-heroes.
  • When having multiple Urn of Shadows and/or Spirit Vessels, the one in the higher inventory slot gains charges.
    • The top left inventory slot has the highest priority, the bottom right one the lowest.
    • Cannot gain charges while inside the backpack.
    • When multiple heroes in a team have Urn of Shadows, the hero who is closest to the dying enemy hero gains charges.
    • Shares cooldown with Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows.
    • All current charges are carried over when upgrading Urn of Shadows-based items.

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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[]

  • Item cost changes:
    • Increased Urn of Shadows icon.png Urn of Shadows recipe cost from 840 Gold to 880 Gold.
    • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 1000 Gold to 1100 Gold.
    • Total gold cost increases from 2840 Gold to 2980 Gold.