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Jah’rakal, The Troll Warlord Guide to Maximum Killing Potential by earlybird92

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

This guide was written by earlybird92, thanks pal!

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Hello there! Jah’rakal is a really fun to play but rather underused hero because he has little potential in league games, so this guide will focus on Jah’rakal as a killer/rambo type and not a team player:)


Jah’rakal – The Troll Warlord
Range: 500 | | Move Speed: 300 | Primary: AGI
Str: 17 + 2.2 | Agi: 21 + 2.75 | Int: 13 + 1
Damage: 36 – 58 | HP: 473 | Mana: 169
HP Regen: 0.76 | Mana Regen: 0.53
Attack Speed: 1.34 (+ 21% IAS) | Armor: 2


Berserker’s Rage (G)
Jah’rakal goes berserk, using his throwing axes as a melee weapon. He gains 27 minimum damage and 12 maximum damage, 100 HP, 3 armor, 7% move speed, and the Bash ability, but can only attack at melee range.
Level 1 – Bash has a 5% chance to deal 25 bonus damage and stun for 2 seconds.
Level 2 – Bash has a 5% chance to deal 50 bonus damage and stun for 2 seconds.
Level 3 – Bash has a 10% chance to deal 25 bonus damage and stun for 2 seconds.
Level 4 – Bash has a 10% chance to deal 50 bonus damage and stun for 2 seconds.
Mana Cost: 0
Cooldown: 0

A good mid-late game skill. The best time for hunting is once you Max this skill


Blind (D)
A searing light blinds the vision of a target enemy unit, making it miss on some attacks.
Lasts 15 seconds.
Level 1 – Misses on 15% of attacks.
Level 2 – Misses on 24% of attacks.
Level 3 – Misses on 33% of attacks.
Level 4 – Misses on 42% of attacks.
Mana Cost: 20
Cooldown: 8

When people say that Silencer/Viper is the most annoying harraser, they are WRONG. Blind is the most annoying harassing spell in the game(Note That I didnt say best) as there is nothing more annoying than missing a perfectly timed last hit on a creep. The skill that is to be Maxed out early


Fervor ()
Passively increases the attack speed of friendly units within 300 AoE.
Level 1 – Increases attack speed by 5%.
Level 2 – Increases attack speed by 15%.
Level 3 – Increases attack speed by 20%.
Level 4 – Increases attack speed by 30%.
Stack with Necronomicon Archer’s Endurance Aura.
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: N/A


Fantastic skill mid late game for pushing and killing. You wont be learning this early though as it causes you to push more quickly.


Rampage ®
Troll Warlord goes into a feral rampage, increasing his attack and movement speeds.
Lasts 30 seconds.
Level 1 – Increases attack speed by 40% and movement speed by 5%.
Level 2 – Increases attack speed by 80% and movement speed by 7%.
Level 3 – Increases attack speed by 120% and movement speed by 9%.
Mana Cost: 100/ 150/ 205
Cooldown: 55


Add this to Fervour and you get 150% attack speed. Add this to Rage and you get 16% movement speed. This skill is the reason why people fear troll.

Skill build.
1)Blind

2)Stats

3)Blind

4)Stats

5)Blind

6)Ulti

7)Blind

Max Rage, then fervour and add points to your ulti whenever possible

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Demnok Lannik, the Warlock, Wheat Beer Guide by Beast_Pete

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

This guide was created by Beast_Pete, good job!

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I wrote this guide for promoting the new way of writing guides that I found out last summer. I see more and more people adapting to this style which makes me glad, but there are still so many people stuck with long guides with too many frivilous information, that I thought we have to change something and fast!

As I’m staying in the Netherlands now at my clanmate’s house, I’m not gonna create my common banners yet. Also I’m not able to post my replays either, so gonna link in some from my tournament, the East European DotA Championship, if I find something good. (back from the Netherlands, so you have a replay of me too)

The problem with the past guides have always been, not being able to write shortly yet keeping all the necessary information. Most of the guides were too long, boring to read and could not catch the reader’s attention except for the nice screenshots. However a hero guide should not be about pretty pics, but more about teaching the basics of the hero and how to play him/her in different gameplay circumstances it being public, inhouse, clanwar or more INT, more lategamers, more gankers etc.

What I’m trying to achieve is showing that writing a short guide does not mean you can’t teach others how to play a hero properly. I am presenting a new sample, which everyone and anyone may copy freely, because that’s what I want others to do. I hope I’ll succeed and Strategy can finally raise its level even higher.

Demnok Lannik, the Warlock

1: Hero Description

For detailed information about the hero’s stats and story, please refer to this link.

I have always liked using this hero being imbalanced from the start and still being one of the powerhouses no matter the level of play. He can become the carry of publics and supporter of clanwars. His attack animation is so nice that you can easily outdeny and outfarm anyone in 1v1. His Shadow Word allows him to harass a weaker soloer or give hope against a strong dual lane. Not to mention his “little” baby, which so many people love… to see dead. These are the main reasons why I decided to write a guide on him, he is easy to use, but in a more experienced player’s hands he can be godly even in higher levels.
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Some Interesting DotA Video #001

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Enjoy this couple of youtube videos about DotA Allstars:

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