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Rikimaru, the Stealth Assassin Guide by Counter_Force

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Counter_Force[X] wrote this guide. He did really good job, this text is very helpfull. Thanks for improving DotA, Counter_Force! :)

  1. Introduction
  2. Stats
  3. Skills
  4. Item Build
  5. Skill Build
  6. Early Game
  7. Middle Game
  8. Late Game
  9. Conclusion
This guide is inspired by Team mouz gaming A

easy to get along with, but difficult to master, Rikimaru is one of the old
school DotA heroes. From its early form, having a mobile Death Ward, to the currently infamous ganker, Rikimaru has been loved and hated by users and foes alike. Greatly buffed directly and indirectly in the 6.56 map, Rikimaru is now one of the most powerfull
mid-gamer in DotA rivaled by only heroes like Oblivion and Bane, and can be considered a game breaker late

– if played right. Rikimaru can now be considered as a new, and more powerful Anti-Mage, who can easily outclass

the old
, and ineffective Magina in team fights with his arsenal of improved spells and improved items which suits him. However, following the famous pick of this guy as a new breed of superhero, the 6.58 map has nerfed the all potent riki. Still, he is a powerfull hero. The aim of this

is to present, my opinions on how to play Rikimaru, with a kind of old schooled build as the main build, which have been greatly left out especially by pubbies. This

will be centered on how to make Rikimaru, a click-kill

. 1 skill build, 1 item build, 1 style. If you are someone who abhor long guides, there is something for you at the very end of this

(almost) that resembles a summary, so never fear. Also, I am not image-friendly, and therefore, expect minimal screenshots.

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Anub’seran, the Nerubian Weaver Guide by Atze-Peng

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This guide was written by Atze-Peng, thanks!

Dota Allstars Anub'seran nerubian weaver

Authorcomment: This is my first guide for an DotA Hero. I really like Weaver and think, there isn’t a really good guide right now for him. That’s why i’m making this guide and hope this will be a good guide.
My english isn’t the best. If you find any mistakes, which will be really much, tell me them by sending a private message. If you post the mistakes in this thread, it’ll become unclearly for me and for other user to read the replys in this thread.

Anub’seran. The name of this creature strikes fear into all of those who have seen the Nerubians. Even the famed assassin Anub’arak is hesitant to fight this beast, which comes from the plane of the spirit world. He can swiftly walk through his enemies, bending their bodies to his will, causing pain while he strides through them. With his powers over the timeless plane, he can also step inside and throw himself into the past to keep himself from death. He can call an attack from the future to strike his foes, making his onslaught more deadly. Anub’seran. Only the fools do not fear his name.

Twilight Tavern, in the right centre. Hotkey is “W”.

Table of contents

1. Hero Overview
2. Pros and Cons
3. Hero Abilities
4. Skillorder
5. Itembuild
6. How to use your Abilities?
7. Strategy
8. Good Allies, Bad Enemys & Countertactics
9. Replays

1. Hero Overview

Atack Range is 425
Base Movespeed is 290
Base Strength is 15 + 1.5 per level
Base Agility is 14 + 2.5 per level
Base Intelligence is 15 + 1.8 per level
Base Damage is 41 – 51
Base HP is 435
Base Mana is 195
Base Armor is 1,0
Base HP Regen is 0.7
Base Mana Regen is 0.61
Base Attack Speed is 1.46 (+ 14% IAS)

2. Pros and Cons


  • Excellent survival mechanism. A well played Weaver is hard to kill.
  • Good spell for harassing
  • Good chaser
  • Observer Wards for free
  • Late gamer


  • Very fragile
  • Low Stat gain
  • Hard to master
  • Item Dependent


3. Hero Abilities

Watcher – Hotkey W
Raises an invisible Watcher from a corpse. Watcher does not have truesight, has 1 HP.Not magic immune.
Level 1 – 2 maximum.
Level 2 – 4 maximum.
Level 3 – 6 maximum.
Level 4 – 8 maximum.
Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown: 20/15/10/5
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Morphling Guide by Computer(Noob)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Thanks for creating this guide goes to Computer(noob), good job!

I have seen alot of good morphling guides on dotaportal portal and IMO they are all very good.
this guide is actually inspired by the guides and guides writer. So if my guide is somehow similar to your guides, i am sorry
this is also my first time Posting a guide so therefore if I done something wrong, please forgive me.

1. Introduction
2. Pros/Cons
3. Skill/Item build
4. Strategy
5. Best allies
6. Worst enemy
7. Conclusion
8. Replays

So let’s skip the boring parts and head to the introduction,shall we?


Morphling – The Morphling
Range: 350 | | Move Speed: 285 | Primary: AGI
Str: 19 + 2 | Agi: 19 + 3 | Int: 17 + 1.5
Damage: 34 – 43 | HP: 511 | Mana: 221
HP Regen: 0.82 | Mana Regen: 0.69
Attack Speed: 1.38 (+ 19% IAS) | Armor: 3.7

The Morphling dissolves into his components and surges forward, dealing damage to everything in his wake.
Level 1 – 100 damage.
Level 2 – 175 damage.
Level 3 – 250 damage.
Level 4 – 325 damage.
Mana Cost: 140/155/160/165
Cooldown: 10
Your main skill. This skill is really something, Nuke+blink+aoe all wrap into this cool skill.use it, love it.

Adaptiv[e] Strike
Blasts a target with magical energy, dealing damage or disabling the target based on the Morphling’s dominant attribute between Agility and Strength.
Level 1 – 30 + 1.4x Agility in damage or stuns the target 1.4 seconds and knocks back slightly.
Level 2 – 60 + 1.8x Agility in damage or stuns the target 1.8 seconds and knocks back slightly.
Level 3 – 90 + 2.2x Agility in damage or stuns the target 2.2 seconds and knocks back slightly.
Level 4 – 120 + 2.6x Agility in damage or stuns the target 2.6 seconds and knocks back slightly.
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown: 20
Adaptive strike, i am sad to say that you won’t be able to use the stun as my build focus all on agi. But the good thing is after you max it, you will see 400~500 dmg.

The Morphling edits his physical being to fit the circumstances. He can, at will, lose some strength and gain agility, or vice versa. The process is reversable.
Level 1 – 2 points per second.
Level 2 – 4 points per second.
Level 3 – 6 points per second.
Level 4 – 8 points per second.
Mana Cost: 20
Cooldown: N/A
Another skill which makes morphling so very unique. Morph his str into agi or agi back into str.This skill will be needed for you to play this build.

The Morphling has the unique ability to replicate any target friendly, enemy hero, or his own images. Although it only deals 50% damage, the hero can morph into his replication, instantly taking its position.
Level 1 – Lasts 30 seconds.
Level 2 – Lasts 45 seconds.
Level 3 – Lasts 60 seconds.
Mana Cost: 200
Cooldown: 120
Replicate, from the name you can tell it allow you to clone a hero, friend or foe.The good thing about this skill is that the replicate last for 1 mins and the clone will have passive of the hero clone.However we won’t eally be needing this.
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Bone Clinkz, The Bone Fletcher Guide By Fallen-Issachar

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This guide was created by Fallen-Issachar, thanks!

Discuss this post at forums here.

Range: 600 | | Move Speed: 300 | Primary: AGI
Str: 15 + 1.6 | Agi: 22 + 3 | Int: 16 + 1.55
Damage: 37 – 43 | HP: 435 | Mana: 208
HP Regen: 0.7 | Mana Regen: 0.65
Attack Speed: 1.33 (+ 22% IAS) | Armor: 2.1


Clinkz is one of these heros that I simply love, and for no good reason except he is one of the BEST heros for pubs and TDA. He is not league material simply because everyone gets wards and alot of carries can either do more damage or contribute valuable stuns / slows. That does NOT mean clinkz is weak, it simply means he is outpicked by more league approporate heros.

In this guide you will learn of a very tested strat (by me). I dont know who else uses this strat, and I really dont even care. You can trust me, Issachar, a pub player, for the awesomeness of this strat. The sheepstick strat.

Advantages of Clinkz:
-Almost 522 Movespeed with the new windwalk
-Very high agility
-Very high damage
-Amazing attack speed

Weakness of Clinkz:
-No real team contribution
-Lack of slow or disable
-Easily killed

Strafe (T)
Fire a large number of arrows in a short time period.
Lasts 10 seconds.
Level 1 – 20% increased attack speed.
Level 2 – 40% increased attack speed.
Level 3 – 60% increased attack speed.
Level 4 – 80% increased attack speed.
Mana Cost: 90
Cooldown: 30

Amazing attack steroid, allowing you to attack like a machine gun. Turn on strafe and make sure you are attacking something, dont let it go to waste.
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Venomancer, the Lesale Deathbringer Damage And Support Guide by ImbaCore

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
Discuss this post at forums here.
IÅ“For those obsessed with death, poison is a necessary study. However, Lesale went a step too far. He experimented upon himself with various toxins and chemicals so that he could learn the secrets of death. These twisted his mind and mutated his body into a hideous creature which embodies an immense hatred for all things pure. He can strike an enemy with a concentrated shot of poison or even spread a toxic gas throughout an entire area, severely weakening beast and human alike.

|||| Contents
[1.0] Introduction
[2.0] Skill Analysis
[3.0] Item Build
[4.0] Walkthrough & Strategy

[1.0] – Introduction
Team Role: Damage Support

The guide gets revamped from its old stage to the current Venomancer being played today with a few modifications. Venomancer is a hunter. The guide is names Damage Support because all he needs to do is activate his ultimate and the team should do what they can from there.

I know what you might be thinking, a copy from PsychicDog and ChickenMctest just by looking at the item build? No, the strategy is different here. Although it is familiar, this strategy has existed since the 6.0x days but why post a similar guide now? I got tired of updating the same guide and I have failed to post any of my stock guides here so here I am with Venomancer.

[1.1] Hero Stats & Overview
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