[Top 10] Dota 2 Most Expensive Items And What They're Great For

Items are quite essentially the integral part of Dota. With hundreds of items to choose from, you can build according to your hero and match up. Certain items do wonders on some heroes while they have no effect on other heroes! If you want to climb up the MMR ladder then the right itemization is required.

The game has both low and high-cost items, this list contains the 10 Most Expensive Items which can turn the trajectory of the game! These items are considered to be the cream of the crop and due to their high price, we only see them in the late game!

10. Scythe of Vyse (5675 Gold)

The dazzling Scythe of Vyse cripples its enemies and transforms them into pigs. Scythe is a great item that disables enemies and makes them unable to use both items and spells, also reducing their movement speed to a meager 140. This item is usually bought in the late game to prevent enemies from escaping. 

Why is Scythe of Vyse great?

  • Disables and mutes the enemy
  • Reduces movement speed

Get Scythe of Vyse if:

  • The enemy team has escape heroes
  • To prevent enemies from casting heavy spells

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Scythe_of_Vyse

9.  Aghanim’s Blessing (5800 Gold)

Not all are fortunate enough to be blessed by the mighty Aghanim. Aghanim’s Scepter grants all heroes ability upgrades or new abilities which enhance their gameplay by empowering them. These abilities and upgrades are special as they can augment the mentioned ability. While Aghanim’s Scepter takes up a valuable spot in your item slot, Aghanim’s Blessing makes you consume the Scepter, but it comes at the price of your attributes granted by the Scepter!

Why is Aghanim’s Blessing great?

  • Saves you a slot on consuming
  • Great in the late game to manage inventory

Get Aghanim’s Blessing if:

  • You have problems managing items in the late stages of the game

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Aghanim%27s_Blessing

8. Divine Rapier (5950 Gold)

The dashing Divine Rapier is a classic item that can make or break the late game for the team that wields it. The Rapier offers 350 attack damage but the downside is you drop it if you die. This makes it a very risky item in the early game hence it’s only purchased when you want to close the game out or go for one last hurrah which may potentially turn around the trajectory of the game. 

Why is Divine Rapier great?

  • Bonus 350 Attack Damage

Get Divine Rapier if:

  • You’re sure about closing out the game
  • To turn around the game if you’re on the losing side

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Divine_Rapier

7. Glepnir (6150 Gold)

Glepnir has uprooted its enemies and made them senseless. You can buy Glepnir to root enemies in 450 AoE, making them take damage and controlling the crowds as well. Most frequently you’ll see this item on carry heroes that lack lockdown.

Why is Glepnir great?

  • You can lock down your enemies

Get Glepnir if:

  • You already have Rod of Atos or Maelstorm
  • You want to catch fleeting enemies

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Gleipnir

6. Revenant’s Brooch (6200 Gold)

The new and refreshing Revenant’s Brooch is a breath of fresh air from the usual and monotonous high-tier items. On activation, your next 5 attacks deal immense magical damage which also has a true strike. You’re also able to attack ethereal units.

Why is Revenant’s Brooch great?

  • Immense physical and magical damage
  • Low cooldown

Get Revenant’s Brooch if:

  • Your enemies have heroes or items with ethereal abilities
  • You want to increase magic output

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Revenant%27s_Brooch

5. Abyssal Blade (6250 Gold)

The fearful Abyssal Blade shuns all its enemies with the impending bash. It stuns the targetted enemy unit for 2 seconds. Along with the active, you passively have the chance of bashing and stunning the target for 1.5 seconds dealing 150 physical damage as well. The effect is instant.

Why is Abyssal Blade great?

  • You can control fleeting targets with the active stun
  • Great against escape heroes

Get Abyssal Blade if:

  • You’re a carry hero
  • You already have Skull Basher

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Abyssal_Blade

4. Helm of the Overlord (6325 Gold)

The threatening Helm of The Overlord has managed to secure its place as one of the most purchased items in the current patch. The Helm on use grants you the control of the targetted Neutral Creep, setting their HP to 1800 and providing it with increased damage and 400 movement speed. Split pushers and heroes with synergy can purchase this item to stomp the enemies in the late game. Some heroes are also seen rushing this item in the early game. 

Why is Helm of the Overlord great?

  • You can split push 
  • Use the dominated creep’s spells

Get Helm of the Overlord if:

  • You already have Helm of the Dominator
  • You’re a split pushing hero

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Helm_of_the_Overlord

3. Bloodthorn (6800 Gold)

The scintillating Bloodthorn turns your foes’ blood cold on usage. They’re frankly helpless when you place the curse of the silence on them! Bloodthorn silences the targetted enemy for 5 seconds, making them take an additional 30% of the total damage dealt with the enemy under duration after the duration ends. All the attacks have true strike and crit for 130% damage. 

Why is Bloodthorn great?

  • You deal maximum damage to your enemies
  • Significant silence duration 

Get Bloodthorn if:

  • Your enemies have spellcasters
  • The enemy team has escape heroes

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Bloodthorn

2. Upgraded Blinks (6800 Gold)    

These three special Blink Daggers have been essential items since their release. As these items provide their own sets of perks, Swift Blink provides 35 Agility and 45% movement speed on usage for 6 seconds, which is great on carry heroes. Arcane Blink provides 25% mana cost reduction, 20% debuff application, and 50% cast point reduction for 6 seconds, making it an essential item for spellcasting heroes. Overwhelming Blink, on usage, makes enemies slow and makes them take damage which is equal to 100 + 150% of your base strength, making it a great tool for tank heroes. 

Why are the Upgraded Daggers great?

  • Players can choose which dagger to build according to the hero.

Get Upgraded Daggers if:

  • Your hero is a Blink Dagger carrier 
  • You need maximum optimization in this late game

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Arcane_Blink

1. Wind Waker (6825 Gold)

When we talk about the ultra-late stages of the game (60+ mins), we are often left with fewer choices to itemize. Wind Waker is an item that is always seen picked up by at least one player on each team. The saving and escape potential on this item is quite a deal! It sets up your ally or yourself in a cyclone, making your or your ally invulnerable and moving along in a direction that you can control. 

Why is Wind Waker great?

  • You can escape and save your allies
  • Disrupts enemies spells

Get Wind Waker if:

  • Enemies have spells that control the crowd

Item link: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Wind_Waker

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