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Urn of Shadows
Urn of Shadows icon.png
Contains the ashes of powerful demons.
840 (335)
Bought From
Active Soul Release
Charges 0
Bonus [?] +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+1.4 Mana Regeneration
+2 Armor
Disassemble? No
Alert allies? No
Spirit Vessel (2840)
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Sage's Mask (175)
Circlet (155)
Ring of Protection (175)
Recipe (335)

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

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.
Cast Range: 950
Charge Gain Radius: 1400
Ally Health Regen Bonus: 30
Enemy Damage per Second: 25
Heal/Damage 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_urn_heal: Dispellable with any dispel.
Debuff modifier_item_urn_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.
    • Urn of Shadow's heal does not stack with that of Spirit Vessel. 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 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.png Roshan dispels the healing effect, but not the damage effect.
    • Does not get dispelled by damage flagged as HP Removal.
  • Urn charges cannot be gathered by clones, illusions and creep-heroes.
  • When having multiple Urns of Shadows, 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 urn gains 2 charges from the next enemy hero's death, instead of 1.
    • When there are multiple Urns of Shadows in the team, the hero who is closest to the dying enemy gets charges.
    • Urn of Shadows and Spirit Vessels are treated equally. When having both, the one in the higher inventory slot gets charges.
  • Upon upgrading an Urn of Shadows into a Spirit Vessel, all its current charges are carried over.

Recommended Heroes[]

Earth Spirit icon.png
  • Earth Spirit's mobility allows him to catch up and use Urn of Shadows on almost any enemy.
  • Combined with Magnetize, the health degeneration is enough take down fleeing opponents.
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  • Urn of Shadows' health degeneration stacks well with Burning Spears.
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  • Tether increases the healing done to allies with Urn of Shadows.
Nyx Assassin icon.png
  • Urn of Shadows can finish off an enemy if Nyx Assassin's burst damage isn't enough.
  • The extra mana regeneration is also gives Nyx Assassin a greater presence on the map.
Oracle icon.png
  • Due to False Promise negating all damage, using Urn of Shadows results in guaranteed healing, greatly improving an ally's chances of surviving False Promise.
Pudge icon.png
  • Urn of Shadows is a great way to finish off ganked targets, as Pudge has no mobility to catch up to them.
  • Pudge suffers from mana issues, so the mana regeneration is great for him.
Riki icon.png
  • As Riki is very active in kill participation, he can constantly gain Urn of Shadows charges.
  • Urn of Shadows gives Riki the much needed health and mana regeneration he lacks.
Spirit Breaker icon.png
  • Charge of Darkness and Nether Strike allows Spirit Breaker to get close enough to use Urn of Shadows on any ganking target, and can finish them off even if they survive the initial attack.



  • Urn of Shadows is a great item to have when going for a heavy ganking lineup, as it helps heal any damage taken while finishing off any low health enemies.


Recent Changes[]

  • Item cost changes:
  • Reduced Sage's Mask icon.png Sage's Mask cost from 250 Gold to 225 Gold (total cost decreases from 865 Gold to 840 Gold).