Dota Underlords Items Guide – Items Tier, Recommended Heroes, Best Items

DOTA Underlords Items Guide

Items in DOTA Underlords have the tendency to shape the outcome of a battle when utilizing correctly. In our DOTA Underlords Items Guide, we have outlined the all Item Tiers in DOTA Underlords, their effects, recommended Heroes that can take advantage of these items, and some of the best items that you should definitely consider in battles.

DOTA Underlords Items

If you’re new to Auto Chess, you’ll come across 3 Creep Waves that, upon being killed, will not give you XP and access to some Tier 1 items. Choose the one that you prefer and you’ll eventually face off other human players with the Creep Waves coming out at regular intervals. Continue to defeat these Creep Waves in order to gain access to higher-tiered items.

Another important thing to note about items in the game is that some items are marked as “Global Items”. You don’t need to equip Global Items to a specific Hero, as their effects are applied globally – in and out of battle. With that out of the way, let’s talk about different items in DOTA Underlords.

Tier 1 Items

Item Effects Recommended Heroes
Blight Stone Your target gets -3 Armor. All Heroes
Boots of Speed You gain +100% Movement Speed Treant Protector, Pudge, Viper, Bloodseeker, Lone Druid, Abaddon, Luna, Chaos Knight, Gyrocopter, Lycan, Bounty Hunter, Enchantress, Clockwerk, Terrorblade, Anti-Mage
Brooch of the Martyr Receiving damage provides you +50% Mana. Alchemist, Pudge, Doom, Kunkka, Tidehunter, Dragon Knight, Timbersaw, Ogre Magi, Chaos Knight, Lycan, Abaddon, Omniknight, Clockwerk, Axe, Slardar, Tusk, Tiny, Terrorblade, Treant Protector, Juggernaut, Beastmaster, Sand King, Phantom Assassin, Bounty Hunter, Anti-Mage
Chainmail You gain +5 Armor. All Heroes
Claymore You gain +21 Attack Damage. Doom, Troll Warlord, Gyrocopter, Sniper, Templar Assassin, Slardar, Wind Ranger, Shadow Fiend, Phantom Assassin, Juggernaut, Mirana, Alchemist, Kunkka, Beastmaster, Chaos Knight, Viper, Slark, Bounty Hunter, Razor, Lycan, Queen of Pain, Arc Warden, Necrophos, Dragon Knight, Venomancer, Tusk, Ogre Magi, Lone Druid
Cloak You receive +15% Magic Resistance. Anti-Mage, Terrorblade, Enigma, Venomancer, Lich, Lone Druid, Bloodseeker, Viper, Pudge, Arc Warden
Embarrassment of the Riches Your units receive an additional item choice during Neutral rounds. All Heroes
Gloves of Haste Gain +20 Attack Speed. Doom, Sniper, Templar Assassin, Troll Warlord, Gyrocopter, Wind Ranger, Shadow Fiend, Arc Warden, Kunkka, Slardar, Juggernaut, Beastmaster, Ogre Magi, Alchemist, Gyrocopter, Mirana, Chaos Knight
Souls Sucking Syphon Your Allied Units that are 1 cell away from Warlocks heal for +25% of all Ability/Item Damage. Warlock, Shadow Fiend, Necrophos, Enigma, Venomancer, Alchemist, Witchdoctor
Strange Bedfellows Each unique allied Demon unit provides Demon Hunters with +30% Pure Damage Terror Blade, Anti-Mage
Unstable Reactor Your Allied Investors explode upon dying and deal 20% of their Max HP as damage to enemies 1 cell away. Gyrocopter, Techies, Clockwerk, Timbersaw, Tinker
Vitality Booster You gain +250 HP. All Heroes

Tier 2 Items

Items Effects Recommended Heroes
Aegis of the Immortal Your loss of life is prevented at the cost of Aegis being destroyed. You also get to maintain your win streak. All Heroes
Age of Chivalry Each allied Knight unit that is 1 cell away provides non-Knight units +10% Damage Reduction. Dragon Knight, Chaos Knight, Luna, Abaddon, Omniknight, Batrider
Arcane Boots It provides you with more than +50% mana and restores +25 mana to allies that are 1 cell away. Batrider, Nature’s Prophet, Axe
Blade Mail You deal 30% damage taken back to the attacker. Alchemist, Pudge, Doom, Kunkka, Tidehunter, Timbersaw, Dragon Knight, Ogre Magi, Abaddon, Lycan
Blink Dagger During the start of the battle, teleport to the enemy who is farthest away from the enemy Hero. Queen of Pain, Viper, Phantom Assassin, Templar Assassin, Bloodseeker, Morphling, Sand King, Slark, Bounty Hunter
Broach of the Aggressor Your attacks provide you with +100% mana. All Heroes
Completing the Cycle A dead Druid heals allies who are 1 cell away for 6 seconds for a total of 30% of its total HP. Nature’s Prophet, Treant Protector, Lone Druid, Enchantress
Coordinated Assault Troll units give +25% Attack Speed to allies 1 cell away. Batrider, Shadow Shaman, Witchdoctor, Troll Warlord
Fall from Grace While counting alliances, Human units count as Heartless. Bloodseeker, Dragon Knight, Omniknight, Keeper of the Light, Crystal Maiden, Lina, Lycan, Kunkka
Forged in Battle Brawny units start each round with +50 Max Health for every unit they killed. Beastmaster, Disruptor, Axe, Juggernaut
Indomitable Will Debuffs on Human units last for +50% increased duration. Crystal Maiden, Bloodseeker, Lina, Omniknight, Dragon Knight, Lycan, Kunkka
Mask of Madness Silences heroes, provides +10% Lifesteal, and +40 Attack Speed. Doom, Sniper, Templar Assassin, Troll Warlord, Gyrocopter, Wind Ranger
Octarine Essence Ability Cooldown Reduction by+50%. Lycan, Arc Warden, Terrorblade, Dragon Knight, Tidehunter, Warlock
Silver Lining Each lost fight provides you with +1 Gold. All Heroes
Summoning Stone Each summoned Allied unit has +150 Health and +30 Attack Speed. Venomancer, Lycan, Nature’s Prophet, Lone Druid
Tooth and Claw You get a stackable +10 Blood Damage per second on attack with Savage units. Sand King, Lone Druid, Enchantress, Venomancer, Tusk, Lycan
Unstoppable Warriors do not go down for additional +2 seconds after receiving a deathblow. Axe, Juggernaut, Doom, Pudge, Kunkka, Tiny, Tusk, Slardar, Troll Warlord, Lycan

Tier 3 Items

Items Effects Recommended Heroes
A Higher Class of Criminal You gain access to units in shop who are +1 level higher than you are. All Heroes
Check the Bodies You gain +20% of change of receiving +1 Gold every time a Scrappy unit kills an enemy. Tinker, Techies, Clockwerk, Timbersaw, Bounty Hunter, Alchemist
Dragon’s Hoard For every Gold you have at the start of combat, your Dragon units gain +1% Attack Damage. Viper, Puck, Dragon Knight
Elusive Targets Elusive units remain invisible for the first 3 seconds of a fight. Puck, Nature’s Prophet, Treant Protector, Anti-Mage, Luna, Mirana, Phantom Assassin, Wind Ranger, Templar Assassin
Eye of Skadi You gain +400 Health and slow down enemies on hit. Gyrocopter, Sniper, Wind Ranger, Shadow Fiend, Mirana, Viper, Arc Warden, Lone Druid, Luna, Venomancer, Queen of Pain
Final Flash When under 30% Health, Mages get cooldown reset on all abilities and get full mana. Ogre Magi, Lich, Crystal Maiden, Lina, Keeper of the Light, Razor, Puck
Font of Creation Primordial units spawn weak, ranged Eidolons upon dying. Enigma, Arc Warden, Tiny, Razor, Morphling
Hood of Defiance You gain +50% Magic Resistance and +10% Health Regen. Anti-Mage, Terrorblade, Enigma, Venomancer, Lich, Lone Druid, Bloodseeker, Viper, Pudge, Arc Warden
Hunter’s Focus Every Hunter attacking the same target gains +10% additional Attack Damage. Beastmaster, Sniper, Wind Ranger, Mirana, Drow Ranger, Tidehunter
Mekansm If your equipped Hero falls under +50% Health, you can heal allies 3 cells away for +250 Health. It only triggers once per battle. All Heroes
Pocket Sand Assassins have 50% chance to blind enemies 1 cell away for 2 seconds. Queen of Pain, Viper, Phantom Assassin, Templar Assassin, Bloodseeker, Morphling, Sand King, Slark, Bounty Hunter
Retaliate Units attacking Scaled Units take +80 damage per second for 3 seconds. The cooldown resets each time you attack a Scaled Unit. Tidehunter, Slark, Slardar
Sacred Relic You gain +60 Attack Damage. Doom, Troll Warlord, Gyrocopter, Sniper, Templar Assassin, Slardar, Wind Ranger, Shadow Fiend, Phantom Assassin, Juggernaut, Mirana, Alchemist, Kunkka, Beastmaster, Chaos Knight, Viper, Slark, Bounty Hunter, Razor, Lycan, Queen of Pain, Arc Warden, Necrophos, Dragon Knight, Venomancer, Tusk, Ogre Magi, Lone Druid
Shaman Pluck There is a 5% chance of units turning into a chicken if they attack a Shaman. Shadow Shaman, Disruptor, Arc Warden
Skull Basher You gain +25 Attack Damage and 25% chance to stun enemies for 1.5 seconds. Wind Ranger, Gyrocopter, Mirana, Shadow Fiend, Viper, Troll Warlord, Sniper, Templar Assassin
Vanguard You receive +250 Health and 50% chance to block +70 damage when attacked. Alchemist, Pudge, Doom, Tidehunter, Kunkka, Timbersaw, Dragon Knight
Wicked Intent Each unique Heartless unit reduces the enemy’s healing by -25%. All Heroes

Tier 4 Items

Items Effects Recommended Heroes
Battle Fury Your Melee Attacks cleave 30% damage to nearby units. Melee only. Doom, Slardar, Phantom Assassin, Juggernaut, Alchemist, Beastmaster, Kunkka, Chaos Knight, Slark, Bounty Hunter, Lycan
Black King Bar It makes your equipped Hero Magic Immune. All Heroes
Daedalus You receive +80 Attack Damage and 30% Critical Hit chance for 235% damage. Gyrocopter, Wind Ranger, Troll Warlord, Sniper, Templar Assassin
Dagon You deal +800 damage to a random enemy unit sitting at 50% or less Health. This can only happen once during a battle. All Heroes
Friends and Family Discount All units are +1 Gold cheaper. All Heroes
Maelstrom You get 25% chance on attack to cast chain lightning that hits 4 targets for +100 damage. Gyrocopter, Wind Ranger, Mirana, Viper, Troll Warlord, Shadow Fiend, Razor, Templar Assassin
Moon Shard You receive +80 Attack Speed. Gyrocopter, Wind Ranger, Troll Warlord, Sniper, Templar Assassin, Arc Warden, Slardar, Shadow Fiend
Radiance You can burn enemies upto 2 calls away for +60 damage per second. Clockwerk, Timbersaw, Abaddon, Omniknight, Dragon Knight, Kunkka, Tidehunter
Refresher Orb Casting an ability replenishes +50 mana and resets all cooldowns. Lycan, Arc Warden, Terrorblade, Dragon Knight, Tidehunter, Warlock
Vicious Intent All your surviving units and summons deal +1 extra damage to enemies if they lose. All Heroes

Tier 5 Items

Items Effects Recommended Heroes
Assault Cuirass Your equipped Hero and nearby allies gain +15 Attack Speed, +10 Armor and nearby enemies receive -15 Attack Speed, -10 Armor. Clockwerk, Tinker, Timbersaw, Abaddon, Omniknight, Kunkka, Gyrocopter, Techies
Bloodthorn You can Silence an enemy Hero with more than 75% mana for 5 seconds and critically strike them for 140% damage. This has a cooldown of 10 seconds. Attacks against a Silenced hero cannot miss. You also get +70 Attack Damage. Phantom Assassin, Sniper, Wind Ranger, Doom, Dragon Knight, Templar Assassin, Troll Warlord, Gyrocopter
Desperate Measures Every 5 points of damage your Underlord takes, your units gain +1% Attack Damage. All Heroes
Divine Rapier You gain +330 Attack Damage. If you lose to another player while the Divine Rapier is in combat, the enemy player gets the Divine Rapier. All Heroes
Expanded Roster You gain +1 unit cap.
Heart of Tarrasque You receive +1,000 Health and regenerate +2% of Max Health every 1 second. Alchemist, Pudge, Doom, Kunkka, Enigma, Techies, Tidehunter
Recruiter You receive the first reroll every round for free. All Heroes
Shiva’s Guard +10 Armor. You cast a freezing wave that deals +250 damage to enemies upto 3 cells away and slows their Movement Speed and Attack Speed for 4 seconds. It can only happen once per battle. Clockwerk, Timbersaw, Abaddon, Omniknight, Dragon Knight, Kunkka, Tidehunter

Best Items in DOTA Underlords

The following are some of the best items that you can use in DOTA Underlords. Do note that everyone’s experience of the game differs and what works for me may not work for you. Still, these items are fairly strong in a variety of compositions and can easily turn the tides in a match.

  1. Expanded Roster: You gain +1 unit cap.
  2. Blade Mail: You deal 30% damage taken back to the attacker.
  3. Vanguard: You receive +250 Health and 50% chance to block +70 damage when attacked.
  4. Daedalus: You receive +80 Attack Damage and 30% Critical Hit chance for 235% damage.
  5. Skull Basher: You gain +25 Attack Damage and 25% chance to stun enemies for 1.5 seconds.
  6. Heart of Tarrasque: You receive +1,000 Health and regenerate +2% of Max Health every 1 second.
  7. Dagon: You deal +800 damage to a random enemy unit sitting at 50% or less Health. This can only happen once during a battle.
  8. Assault Cuirass: Your equipped Hero and nearby allies gain +15 Attack Speed, +10 Armor and nearby enemies receive -15 Attack Speed, -10 Armor.
  9. Shiva’s Guard: +10 Armor. You cast a freezing wave that deals +250 damage to enemies upto 3 cells away and slows their Movement Speed and Attack Speed for 4 seconds. It can only happen once per battle.
  10. Bloodthorn: You can Silence an enemy Hero with more than 75% mana for 5 seconds and critically strike them for 140% damage. This has a cooldown of 10 seconds. Attacks against a Silenced hero cannot miss.

These are all the items currently present in DOTA Underlords. Needless to say but Valve will definitely add more items to the game. We will continue to update our guide to reflect all the changes in the coming days.