Io’s Arcana is finally here! But you can’t buy it directly from the store
Yay, wait, what?
After “losing” the Arcana vote during the last The International Dota 2 Championship season back in 2016, Valve somehow fulfills the wishes of the Dota 2 community by releasing the Arcana-level item for Io the Wisp, one of the both most loved and hated hero in Dota 2.
Called the Benevolent Companion, Io’s Arcana has its design referenced from the companion cube, a popular item in one of Valve’s most beloved franchises, Portal, and comes complete with portal effects when using his ultimate ability, “Relocate”.
Although it is an Arcana, Valve further tweaks the Benevolent Companion’s “rarity” by making it exclusive only to TI Battle Pass holders, and to make things even harder (or costlier) your Battle Pass should be at least level 245 to obtain one, a level which can be obtained by completing in-game Battle Pass quests to earn levels or spending something around USD 100 in case you haven’t have all the time in the world to play Dota 2.
Obtaining Io’s Arcana will only be available throughout the duration of the TI Battle Pass, with no confirmation yet of the item being tradeable once the TI Battle Pass season ends.