DOTA 2 Neutral Items: Everything You Need To Know

DOTA 2 allows you to equip various items to power up the hero you will use in a game. These can be purchased using the gold you will get, or there are some that you can pick up after being dropped by neutral creeps.

And just like how you can get those is the term used for these – which is neutral items. Neutral items can be notched after successfully killing neutral creeps that you can commonly encounter during the whole duration of a game in DOTA 2.

Keep reading to know more about the neutral items in DOTA 2.

How Neutral Items Work In DOTA 2

Neutral items cannot be sold in any way compared to the purchasable items in the game. The only possible method to collect neutral Items in DOTA 2 is by farming and killing neutral creeps.

However, the chance of receiving a neutral item drop from a regular neutral creep is substantially lower than Ancient neutral creeps. Ancient Neutral Creeps have a 33% boosted drop rate for Neutral Items, thus making it the best place to hunt for them.

However, neutral items can be swapped with your teammates to ensure every hero equips the best available neutral item for them.

Unlike the regular item slots in DOTA 2, neutral items feature a singular reserved slot. This ensures that players cannot equip more than one neutral item at any point in the game. Additionally, you should also note that there are five different tiers of neutral items, with each tier being activated only after a certain point of time has crossed in the game.

Here's a list of the timings along with the tier of neutral items that gets unlocked at that point.

In-game Timer
Neutral Item Tier
From 7 minutes
Tier 1
From 17 minutes
Tier 2
From 27 minutes
Tier 3
From 37 minutes
Tier 4
From 60 minutes
Tier 5

Having said that, let's dive in and check out all the neutral items currently available in DOTA 2.

DOTA 2 Neutral Items List

Here is the complete list of neutral items in DOTA 2,

Tier 1 (Available from 7 minutes onward)

  • Arcane Ring
  • Broom Handle
  • Chipped Vest
  • Fairy's Trinket
  • Keen Optic
  • Ocean Heart
  • Pig Pole
  • Possessed Mask
  • Trusty Shovel
  • Tumbler's Toy

Tier 2 (Available from 17 minutes onward)

  • Brigand's Blade
  • Bullwhip
  • Dragon Scale
  • Essence Ring
  • Fae Grenade
  • Grove Bow
  • Nether Shawl
  • Philosopher's Stone
  • Pupil's Gift
  • Quicksilver Amulet
  • Ring of Aquila
  • Vambrace

Tier 3 (Available from 27 minutes onward)

  • Blast Rig
  • Ceremonial Robe
  • Cloak of Flames
  • Elven Tunic
  • Enchanted Quiver
  • Mind Breaker
  • Paladin Sword
  • Psychic Headband
  • Quickening Charm
  • Spider Legs
  • Titan Sliver

Tier 4 (Available from 37 minutes onward)

  • Ascetic's Cap
  • Flicker
  • Ninja Gear
  • Penta-Edged Sword
  • Spell Prism
  • Stormcrafter
  • Telescope
  • The Leveller
  • Timeless Relic
  • Trickster Cloak
  • Witchbane

Tier 5 (Available from 60 minutes onward)

  • Apex
  • Arcanist's Armor
  • Book of Shadows
  • Book of the Dead
  • Ex Machina
  • Fallen Sky
  • Force Boots
  • Giant's Ring
  • Mirror Shield
  • Pirate Hat
  • Seer Stone
  • Stygian Desolator

Although the list features more than 10 neutral items in every tier, players should note that they will receive any five random items from each tier. This further means that players are not guaranteed to find any specific neutral item in every game of DOTA 2.

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