Bug: Dota 2 Item Not Even Available in the Shop

Bug: Dota 2 Item Not Even Available in the Shop

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Dota 2 players have discovered a bug in which Helm of the Dominator 2 is not listed in the Dota 2 shop as an independent item.
  • Helm of the Dominator 2 was introduced in Dota 2 in patch 7.28.
  • The item is one of the least used ones in Dota 2 ecosystem.

A bug has been discovered by Dota 2 players in which an item is not available in the shop. Helm of the Dominator 2 which was incorporated into the game recently in patch 7.28 is seemingly not listed in the shop as an independent item. In order to buy the item, a player either needs to search for it in the shop or find it as an upgrade of the level 1 Helm of the Dominator item. 

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Helm of the Dominator item is not available in the shop

A Reddit user, u/Spikn, hilariously pointed out the unpopularity of Helm of the Dominator 2 as he made a thread on the same, titling it “The reason no one buys Helm of the Dominator Level 2 is because it isn't even in the shop.”

Helm of the Dominator 2 is seemingly not listed as an item in Dota 2 shop.Helm of the Dominator 2 which requires an Ultimate Orb (2050 gold) and a 1600 gold recipe on top of the original Helm of the Dominator allows the player to tame Ancient creeps. In addition, it increases creep minimum health to 1800, and bonuses to attributes, armor, and health regeneration from 6/6/6 to 20/8/8.

Apparently, the item has been turned a blind eye by Dota 2 players as it is one of the least picked ones in the game. Considering its high cost and no substantial improvement from the original Helm, the item has been ignored by professional players as well as it is hardly seen in a competitive game.

According to a statistic in patch 7.28 as per DotaBuff, Helm of the Dominator 2 is one of the least used items with a 0.03% use rate. It has only been used more times than Town Portal Scroll, Aghanim's Shard, Ring of Tarrasque, Aghanim's Blessing and Necronomicon (level 2) if we exclude the Neutral items. 

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Maybe if the item gets a proper listing in the shop, we could see players picking it up more often in their matches. 

Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.