Cosmetic items based on artifacts. Part one

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In-game items (artifacts) - the equipment of the heroes, which makes them stronger, giving additional stats and abilities. Some artifacts are so well suited to certain heroes that valve and workshop artists make cosmetic items based on them. Today we will review these items.

vanguard
Vanguard
2150

Vanguard well protects against physical damage in the early stages of game. It's no surprise, it is one of the key items for Axe.

wearable
Guard of the Red Mist

Guard of the Red Mist was available back in 2013, for buying a physical copy of the vanguard at the WETA workshop. This item is sold on the steam market for approximately $850.

armlet
Armlet of Mordiggian
2380
wearable
Chaos Knight's Armlet of Mordiggian

Chaos Knight's Armlet of Mordiggian - name speaks for itself. The Chaos Knight received this item in 2013. It dropped out of the Lockless Luckbox chest, which contains few more similar items. The chest itself was giving away to TI3 visiters who bought something in a secret shop. The ability to craft this item in the usual quality, instead of Genuine, was added later. Now the item has lost its popularity, because of new available immortals.

sange_and_yasha
Sange And Yasha
4100

A very versatile item for heroes who deal physical damage and need stats.

bundle
Riki's Sange and Yasha

Riki's Sange and Yasha - a uncommon bundle, added back in 2012 for Riki. There is only Yasha on the picture.

force_staff
Force Staff
2250

The artifact represented as cosmetic items for the two heroes at once - Crystal Maiden and Pudge. Despite popularity of these heroes, items are rarely used, because of an abundance of good cosmetics on these slots.

wearable
Force Hook

Forse Hook. Item was added as part of the GG League Tournament Pack in 2014. Dispire unusual rarity of this item, its cost is about $8, that makes it one of the most expensive items in the game, of unusual quality.

wearable
Force Staff

Force Staff - an item for one of the best support heroes in Dota - Crystal Maiden. Was added in 2012. Despite the fact that it looks very similar to the artifact and has exactly the same name, it is rarely used, probably due to the common rarity and low price.

invis_sword
Shadow Blade
2800
wearable
Kunkka's Shadow Blade

Kunkka's Shadow Blade - second item from the above mentioned Lockless Luckbox. The item is really good for this hero. Has an ambient effect.

necronomicon_3
Necronomicon 3
5000
wearable
Belt of the Blood Moon

Belt of the Blood Moon - a little noticeable item, belt slot, of Lycan's rare set - Mark of the Blood Moon. The belt costs about $10, while the set itself - $50 (by parts), not unpacked - $150. The set drops out of the Fall 2016 Treasure IV chest (part of the Fall 2016 Battle Pass), with a very rare chance.

basher
Skull Basher
2950
bundle
The Basher Blades

The Basher Blades - immortal bundle of blades for Anti-Mage. There are regular ($ 3) and gold ($ 20) versions. The artifact is often built on this hero due to the high attack speed.

medallion_of_courage
Medallion Of Courage
1175
wearable
Shadow Flame Guards

Shadow Flame Guards is an inconspicuous collar common rarity for Dazzle, Shadow Flame's set part, of a famous artist Anuxi.

bfury
Battlefury
4400
wearable
Battlefury

Battlefury - a item for Void. The artifact is not often built on this hero, but there is some synergy with skills - allow you to farm quicker due to Time Walk and regenerations provided. Cleave in Chronosphere will be also useful. Cost - $ 40.

dagon
Dagon
2700
wearable
Nyx Assassin's Dagon

Nyx Assassin's Dagon is another Lockless Luckbox item. Because, there are no immortals or other premium items for this slot, the cost exceeds $ 10. Looks like a sting, where Dagon is located. A good solution from valve - Nyx has no hands and he would not be able to wear Dagon without this modification.

diffusal_blade
Diffusal Blade
3150
wearable
Diffusal Lance

Diffusal Lance. Diffusal blade is so popular artifact for illusionists, that valve added an item to the most skillful of them - Phantom Lancer in 2013.

cyclone
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
2750
wearable
Eul's Scepter of Divinity

Eul's Scepter of Divinity. Again, the original artifact is owned by the “weakest” (on the look) hero - Crystal Maiden. The item of common rarity, that is a bit surprising because it is an exact copy of the artifact.

wearable
Genuine Eul's Scepter of the Magus

Genuine Eul's Scepter of the Magus. The great magus - Rubick, also has such item at his disposal.

ethereal_blade
Ethereal Blade
4700
wearable
Blade of Tears

Blade of Tears - is a very suitable name. With this artifact Morph can easy burst supports using a combination of ethereal blade + adaptive strike. An immortal item costs up to $ 20 on a steam market.

shivas_guard
Shivas Guard
4750
wearable
Mandate of the Stormborn

Mandate of the Stormborn - is a relatively new (2018) Storm's immortal item. The item changing animation of a passive - Overload, the icon of Shiva remains the same. There is a gold version worth over $ 20.

desolator
Desolator
3500

It is not surprising that Desolator, like Eye of Skadi, is immediately presented with as many as 4 items. Artifacts are very versatile and are used by heroes of different classes.

wearable
Dazolator

Dazolator - is a weapon for Dazzle of already mentioned Anuxi set - Shadow Flame. Like the medallion has a low cost, because of the lack of effects and animations.

wearable
Arms of Desolation

Arms of Desolation - is the only immortal item for the Shadow of Fiend, at the moment, costing $ 4. The item replaces several attack and run animations, although the Desolator animation is not often seen.

wearable
Skittering Desolation

Skittering Desolation - an immortal item for Weaver. Dropping from the Sapphire Cask chest of Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 Compendium. Immortal items in this chest do not have custom animations.

wearable
Flying Desolation

Flying Desolation - item for Bounty Hunter, added in 2013. It has a large size among the shurikens for this hero.

hand_of_midas
Hand Of Midas
2250
wearable
Razzil's Midas Knuckles

Razzil's Midas Knuckles - an immortal item for the Alchemist. Who else could get a golden hand, if not the richest hero in Dota. Well, let us hope, Alchemist is not greedy and will inevitably gift Aghanim's Scepter to the allies.

orchid
Orchid
4075
wearable
The Lightning Orchid

The Lightning Orchid - another immortal item for a Storm of this kind, added on TI4. Despite the good customization of abilities - relatively cheap - $ 2.5.

wearable
Savage Orchid

Savage Orchid - item for Furion, added in 2013. Unlike Storm Orchid, the item lacks a burning effect, although this is not surprising given the rarity.

reaver
Reaver
3000
wearable
Reaver
wearable
Black Reaver

Among the strength class heroes, there are only 3 heroes, who use the axe as a weapon - Axe, Centaur and Beastmaster. Two of them received it as a cosmetic item - this is the original Reaver for Axe and a slightly modified Black Reaver for Centaur.

mask_of_madness
Mask Of Madness
1775
wearable
Mania's Mask

Mania's Mask - is a strange 2013 year immortal for Drow Ranger. It is not clear, why the artifact was made for this hero, because it does not well synergize with ice arrows and is being built rarely. According to the Dotabaff website, the use of a cosmetic item is less than 5%, taking into account the absence of other immortals for this slot.

ultimate_scepter
Aghanim's Scepter
4200
wearable
Scepter of the Grand Magus
wearable
Aghanim's Basher

Although Aghanim Scepter artifact is very popular, only 2 heroes have a cosmetic item at their disposal - Rubiсk and Brewmaster.


The review of other cosmetic items based on artifacts, will be continued in the second part of the post.


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