An Item is commonly referred to as an object that can be collected, used, equipped or traded. Items are dropped from fallen enemies, the chest, or by beating Campaign. By selling items, you are able to gain gold.
The quality of items are affected by the difficulty you are playing a map, as well as if there are any modifiers in play. By playing harder difficulties, the items that drop will be of higher rarity and have more and greater attributes. Items of higher rarity have higher maximum upgrade levels. Items also have a level requirement (with runes being the exception), only allowing your hero to equip them if your level is at minimum the level requirement.
Below are the items of the Dungeon Defenders Awakened universe.