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Urn of Shadows is an item purchasable at the Base Shop, under Support.

Components required from the Base Shop
Urn of Shadows
Urn of Shadows icon
Contains the ashes of powerful demons.
Cost 880 Gold (375)
Sell Value Full price refunded within 10s. 440 Gold
Active Soul Release
Bonus ? +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+1.4 Mana Regeneration
+2 Armor
Shareable No
Disassemble No
Usage Alert ? No
Spirit Vessel (2780)
Urn of Shadows (880)
Sage's Mask (175)
Circlet (155)
Ring of Protection (175)
Recipe (375)

Additional Information[]


Soul Release
Provides 30 health regeneration when cast on allies, and deals 25 damage per second when cast on enemies.

Lasts 8 seconds.

Gains charges every time an enemy hero dies within 1400 units. Only the closest Urn to the dying hero will gain a charge.
Passive Component
Charge Replenish on Death: 1
Cast Range: Affected by Cast Range bonuses. 750
Charge Gain Radius: 1400
Ally Health Regen Bonus: 30
Enemy Damage per Second: 25
Duration: 8
Charge Replenish Time
Cooldown symbol
Mana symbol
Not blocked by Linken's Sphere.
Cannot be reflected.
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' and Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel's heal and damage debuffs do not stack, with Spirit Vessel's modifiers 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 240 health over its full duration.
  • Deals 25 damage in 1-second intervals, starting 1 second after cast, resulting in 8 damage instances.
  • Damage greater than 0 from any player (including allies, excluding self) or Roshan icon Roshan dispels the healing effect, but not the damaging effect.
    • Does not get dispelled by damage flagged as HP Removal.
  • Grants 1 charge on death if the wielder dies with having no charges.
  • When no charges are left, Soul Release gains 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 Tempest Double minimap icon Tempest Double.
    • Soul Release charges cannot be gathered by clones, illusions, and creep-heroes.
  • When multiple heroes in a team have Urn of Shadows, the hero who is closest to the dying enemy hero gains charges.
  • 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.
    • Shares cooldown with Spirit Vessel icon Spirit Vessel.
    • All current charges are carried over when upgrading Urn of Shadows-based items.

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Recent Changes[]

  • Urn of Shadows icon Soul Release now passive grants 1 charge if the wielder dies without having any charges.
  • Increased Default recipe icon Recipe cost from 335 Gold to 375 Gold (total cost increases from 840 Gold to 880 Gold).