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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.png
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 (2980)
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.
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.
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.png 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 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.
  • 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 Spirit Vessel icon.png Spirit Vessel.
    • All current charges are carried over when upgrading Urn of Shadows-based items.

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Support heroes can use Urn of Shadows from the backline, and will also benefit from the extra health given by strength.

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  • 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[]

  • Increased Default recipe icon.png Recipe cost from 335 Gold to 375 Gold (total cost increases from 840 Gold to 880 Gold).
  • Item cost changes: