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    Lightbulb [IMG] DOTA2 Items ICON SET Design Comparison CHART

    This is a DOTA2 ICON CHEAT SHEET with all item icons arranged based on type. e.g. weapons, potions, headdress etc

    Use this to compare the visual consistency of the items based on what type they are. E.g. Clarity should look like potion compared to others etc.
    Feel free to link to this page or the images.
    NOTE: This is in no way trying to replace the existing layout in the in-game Shop!

    This thread will be updated as icons are updated by Valve.

    PS: Can any moderator make this a sticky? (Edit: Done! Thanks BLABLAFU!)

    ICON SET:
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    UPDATED: 17/5/2012
    Last edited by mr_9sky; 05-16-2012 at 10:30 PM.

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    Someone mentioned that Ethereal Blade and Butterfly look the same. I had a look and they really do when zoomed out all the way.
    I will add these in for my next update.

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    Ur attachment isnt working!

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    Thanks Bashtime, it is working now.

    What do you think of the icons after being arranged like that?

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    still not workin

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    Hmm..funny.. OK. Hosted on IMGUR now. Do let me know if it is still down. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Hi Andre. Ya something like that. Oh, I did not know you made something similar for DOTA.

    My arrangement / classification are not for actual game use but more for DOTA2 item icon feedback.
    I am sure this makes it easier to compare the icons to see if there is any visual design rule between the items in the same classification.

    Your classification is too wide for me. Mine is broader.
    Good job nevertheless!

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    Repost of my take on the icons:

    THE BAD
    For example for gems, Gem of True Sight is too small compared to other gems. We see the eye instead of the gem. It becomes more like an action icon instead of item icon.

    For examples, the axe faces different directions. Maybe they can face the same direction for consistency.

    For sticks, I prefer that all of them have the same orientation. So that at one glance, I know whether to look for differences. E.g. look at broadsword and claymore, given the same orientation with sword blade pointing down, I just to have look at the sword hilt to identify items. I don't have to struggle visually with the orientations.

    For footwear, the most obvious one is Boot of Elvenskin which looks totally out of place.

    THE GOOD
    Shields is a good example of a good icon set. We see the cheap stout shield looking plain while the more expensive items look more their worth. Lastly, the Shiva Guard with its bright and intricate background suggest power and luxury.


    COLOURS
    I observe a few colour associations.
    Red = Strength
    Green = Agility (or Health as in Healing Salve)
    Blue = Intel
    Purple = Invisibility / Stealth

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    I added icons from Support and Caster. Made the item text larger too. Cheers!

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