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Items are a type of Artifact card that is purchased for Gold Gold during the Shopping Phase.

General Information[]

Items are almost always acquired from the Shop by purchasing them with gold, but it is also possible to create them with the blue spell ...And One For Me.

Items are divided into the following categories: Equipment items (which include Weapons, Accessories, and Armors), and Consumable items. Equipment items can be attached to heroes, permanently bestowing them with bonus stats, and potentially even special abilities, unless/until the item is forcibly removed by another card effect.

Heroes retain their equipped items through death.

Items do not cost mana, and they do not require a specific hero color in order to use them.

Heroes can only carry one of each type of equipment (Weapon, Accessory, Armor) at a time. If a player desperately wishes to, they can override an item slot in order to replace equipment. For example, if a hero is carrying a Short Sword (a Weapon) and the player wishes to give them a Blink Dagger (another Weapon), the Sword will be deleted in the process in order to make room for the Blink Dagger. Items that are overridden this way are irrevocably lost forever.

Item Categories[]


Each Hero has three item slots, one for each type of equipment.

  • Weapon - Boosts attack. Can also provide additional effects or abilities.
  • Armor - Boosts armor. Can also provide additional effects or abilities.
  • Accessory - Boosts health. Can also provide additional effects or abilities.


Consumables are a type of item that can only be used once, for a one-time-only effect. In this sense, they are very similar in usage to Spells. Consumables can heal, grant an additional draw, teleport a hero back to the fountain, etc. Normal consumables such as Golden Ticket, Obliterating Orb, and Shop Deed can be bought from the secret shop or included in the item deck. Basic consumables cannot be included in the item deck or found in the secret shop; instead, they are what comprises a player's consumables shop. They are Healing Salve, Fountain Flask, Town Portal Scroll, and Potion of Knowledge. Each player is offered only one such random basic consumable each shopping phase, rolling for a new random basic consumable each round.

List of Item Cards[]

Apotheosis Blade card image.png
Assassin's Veil card image.png
Barbed Mail card image.png
Blade of the Vigil card image.png
Blink Dagger card image.png
Book of the Dead card image.png
Bracers of Sacrifice card image.png
Broadsword card image.png
Chainmail card image.png
Claszureme Hourglass card image.png
Claymore card image.png
Cloak of Endless Carnage card image.png
Demagicking Maul card image.png
Fountain Flask card image.png
Fur-lined Mantle card image.png
Golden Ticket card image.png
Healing Salve card image.png
Helm of the Dominator card image.png
Hero's Cape card image.png
Horn of the Alpha card image.png
Jasper Daggers card image.png
Keenfolk Musket card image.png
Keenfolk Plate card image.png
Leather Armor card image.png
Nyctasha's Guard card image.png
Obliterating Orb card image.png
Phase Boots card image.png
Platemail card image.png
Poaching Knife card image.png
Potion of Knowledge card image.png
Red Mist Maul card image.png
Revtel Signet Ring card image.png
Ring of Tarrasque card image.png
Ristul Emblem card image.png
Rumusque Vestments card image.png
Seraphim Shield card image.png
Shield of Aquila card image.png
Shield of Basilius card image.png
Shiva's Guard card image.png
Shop Deed card image.png
Short Sword card image.png
Stonehall Cloak card image.png
Stonehall Pike card image.png
Stonehall Plate card image.png
Town Portal Scroll card image.png
Traveler's Cloak card image.png
Vesture of the Tyrant card image.png
Wingfall Hammer card image.png