Items are objects that can be wielded, worn, or otherwise held by Players that boost or impair their attributes or grant Modifications. Items, in their current form, were introduced at the end of Season 15 as a result of the Bats Decree, which granted all active (non-Shadows) players in the ILB a Bat item. This item system replaced the original system that existed from Season 2 to Season 14, in which Players each had a single "Item" slot and a single "Armor" slot.
Players each have four item slots, arranged in a diamond shape. For players at Base evolution, only the first slot is available for use, the other three being locked. Evolved players can hold one additional item for every evolutionary level they have - Base 1 players can hold 2 items, Base 2 players can hold 3 items, etc.
Items can have an effect on the hitting, pitching, baserunning or defense ratings of the player holding them, and also have unique properties:
- Type: Bat, Cap, Sunglasses, Ring, etc.
- Durability: If this value reaches 0, the Item is broken
- Elements: Extra properties of this Item, such as "Cold", "Inflatable", or "Plant-Based"
- Mods: Modifications granted by the item, if any
Items usually do not have any eDensity, though they can be given eDensity as a result of modifications such as All Items held by Players on this Team have positive eDensity. and Heavy-HandedAll Items held by Players on this Team have negative eDensity. or elements such as eDense and aDense. Light-Handed
All Items have a basic item type, such as "Bat". Each item type boosts (or impairs, in the case of Eggs) a single specific attribute by a moderate amount.
Most Items also possess extra Elements that affect further attributes. Items can even have more than one Element at a time, such as the Sharp Gravity Holey Glove, which has a Durability of 4 and the Sharp, Gravity, and Holey Elements. Each Element also adds 1 additional durability (though it should be noted that an item's maximum durability is decided at the moment it is created, and Elements added afterwards do not give additional durability).
The following Elements affect Durability:
It should be noted that, like other elements, these still also each give +1 durability on top of their bonuses.
The following Elements grant Modifications:
|Ambitious||+ This Team or Player will Overperform in the Postseason. Ambitious|
|Bird Seed||+ Birds like to eat Bird Seed. They'll peck those with Bird Seed out of peanut shells more often. Because they like to eat Bird Seed. Bird Seed|
|Blaserunning||+ Blaserunners will score .2 Runs for their Team whenever they steal a base. Blaserunning|
|Careful||+ This Player's Items will not be damaged by standard game actions. Careful|
|Chunky||+ This player will have 100% more Power in Peanut Weather. Chunky|
|Clutch||+ This Team or Player will play 25% better in Flooding weather when runners are on base. High Pressure|
|Coasting||+ This Team or Player will Underperform in the Midseason. Coasting|
|Containment||+ This Player cannot spread Instability.|
See also: Glossary Containment
|Crow-Cursed||+ Player: This Player will be occasionally attacked by Birds.|
Team: Players playing for this Team will be occasionally attacked by Birds.
See also: Glossary Curse of Crows
|Entanglement||+ Whenever this Player would return from Elsewhere, their Alternate will return instead. Entangled|
|Fire Eating||+ Fire Eaters swallow fire instead of being incinerated. Fire Eater|
|Fireproof||+ Player: This Player cannot be incinerated.|
Team: This Team and the Players on it cannot be incinerated.
See also: Glossary. Fireproof
|Flickering||+ Flickering Players have a much higher chance of being Feedbacked to their opponent. Flickering|
|Fliickerrriiing||+ Fliickerrriiing players are Flickering a lot.|
See also: Glossary Fliickerrriiing
|Force||+ This Player is Forced into position. They cannot leave their current Location. Force|
|Fourtitude||+ Those with the Fourth Strike will get an extra strike in each at bat. The Fourth Strike|
|Golden||+ This player will earn Fans double the rewards from all Idol Snacks.|
See also: Glossary Super Idol
|Gravity||+ Player: This Player cannot be affected by Reverb.|
Team: This Team cannot be affected by Reverb.
See also: Glossary Gravity
|Maxi||+ This Player plays 250% better at Maximum Blaseball. Maximalist|
|Minimization||+ This Player has been Minimized. Minimized|
|Night Vision||+ This Player will play 50% better in Solar Eclipse weather. Night Vision|
|Noise-Cancelling||+ Player: This Player cannot be caught in Feedback's reality flickers.|
Team: Players on this Team cannot be caught in Feedback's reality flickers.
See also: Glossary Soundproof
|Observation||+ This Player is being Observed carefully...|
If this player plays a game in Coffee weather they have a chance to become Redacted. Observed
|Offworld||+ When this Player hits a foul ball, it will fly Offworld. Offworld|
|Parasitic||+ When this pitcher strikes out a batter in Blooddrain, they'll drain some blood from them. Parasite|
|Protector||+ This Player will protect their teammates from incinerations. Fire Protector|
|Repeating||+ In Reverb Weather, this player will Repeat.|
A Repeating player will bat again after getting a hit. Repeating
|Skate||+ This Player cannot bail when using the Grind Rail. Pro Skater|
|Smooth||+ This Player will have 100% more Speed in Peanut weather. Smooth|
|Spicy||+ Spicy batters will be Red Hot when they get three consecutive hits. Spicy|
|Steel[note 2]||+ This Player has Steeled themselves against incoming attacks. Steeled|
|Squiddish||+ When a Squiddish player is incinerated, they'll be replaced by a random Hall of Flame player. Squiddish|
|Subtraction||+ When this Player bats in a Run or Unrun, the polarity of the Run or Unrun will be flipped (Runs become Unruns, Unruns become Runs). Subtractor|
|Super Roamin'||+ This Player will Roam at the end of each Week and each Season. Super Roamin'|
|Trader||+ This Player has a chance of swapping Items with an opponent during a game. Trader|
|Travelling||+ Traveling teams will play 5% better in Away games. Traveling|
|Traitor||+ This Player has a chance of swapping Items with a teammate during a game. Traitor|
|Uncertain||+ When this Player returns from Elsewhere, they'll be adjusted by -15% to +20%. Uncertain|
|Underhanded||+ When this Pitcher allows a Home Run, the polarity of the Runs or Unruns will be flipped (Runs become Unruns, Unruns become Runs). Underhanded|
The following Elements affect Player eDensity. Unlike all other known Elements, these Elements continue to have an effect even when the item is broken.
Aside from these Elements, Items do not usually have an eDensity value. However, there are two known Team modifications that give Items eDensity – and Heavy-Handed. The former of those causes Items belonging to players on the Team to weigh +2 bl/m³ plus an extra +2 bl/m³ for every Element they have. The latter causes Items to weigh -2 bl/m³ plus an extra -2 bl/m³ for every Element they have, then also checks to see if the eDensity of the item is still positive (due to the eDense element) and flips its polarity if so. Light-Handed
The following Elements affect player Attributes. These changes are randomized within specific ranges for each item. The ranges vary for each Element – in the below table, extra signs (eg. ++) indicate that the adjustment tends to be larger, while parentheses indicate that the adjustment tends to be minor.
|Replica||Unknown – see the Item Replicas section below|
Legendary Items are a rare type of unique item occasionally granted by blessings or other sources. Legendary Items have infinite durability and cannot be broken or dropped, but can still be stolen by other players. Known Legendary Items include:
|Item||Elements and type||Attributes||Additional / Notes|
|The Fifth Base||Super Roamin'
|+Base Thirst||A baserunner holding the The Fifth Base has a small chance of placing and stealing to the Base in the ballpark they are currently playing in, giving the ballpark the Ballpark: Teams playing in this Ballpark must run five bases instead of four.|
Team: This Team must run five bases instead of four.
See also: Glossary modification and removing the item from the player. The Fifth Base
If a baserunner is standing on the placed Fifth Base, they have a small chance of stealing the base, giving them this item and removing the modification from the ballpark.
|Chorby's Soul||eDense [x154]
|+Ruthlessness||+1540 bl/m³||Only seen as Replicas, with 157 durability each.|
|The Force Field||Weird
|+Cinnamon||The only known Legendary Item to have ever been dropped, as a result of the Superposition of Megan Ito. Currently in the possession of Parker MacMillan.|
Like Legendary Players, Legendary Items can have Replicas created of them, with identical stats to the original item, sometimes distributed with a corresponding Player Replica. Replica Items are denoted by an additional "Replica" prefix, which gives no additional durability, and a "- Replica" tag in place of the usual "- Legendary" tag. Additionally, unlike their Legendary counterparts, Replica items do not have unlimited durability, and instead can be damaged and dropped normally.
In Season 21, Replicas of Chorby Soul from the Gift Shop came wielding a Replica of the Chorby's Soul item. In Seasons 21 and 22, Replicas of York Silk would have, according to the gift shop description, come wielding a Replica of the Vibe Check, though in both seasons no teams opted to wishlist a York Silk replica.
Notable Non-Legendary Items
There have existed some individual non-Legendary items that attained notability above other items, for various reasons. These include:
Pre-Season 15 Items
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