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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! :)

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

hero
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

game
– 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

guide
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

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

hero
. 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

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

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Traxex, The Drow Ranger Guide by Rikimaru the Assassin

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Rikimaru the Assasin is the author of this guide, nicely done!

Traxex, the Drow Ranger

By Rikimaru the Assassin

Introduction

Traxex is known as a death sealer. Once her team marks a target, ganking will be pure success, with the spells the Drow Ranger has in her arsenal. Coupled with her powerful possible damage output, she can be one of the best killers throughout the whole game.

She is played as a semi-carry, a supportive hero with a twist of carry material. With the devastating ability of her skills to render the enemy helpless, and also with powerful damage output she can make, played properly she is devastating. My guide will show how to be a great early helper, and then a late game attraction.

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Table of Contents
• GS1. Skill Set
• GS2. Skill Build
• GS3. Item Build
• GS4. Techniques
• GS5. General strategy
• GS6. Best Allies and Worst Enemies
• GS7. Replays
• GS8. Closing Statement
* If you want to make a quick shortcut, type Ctrl + F, type GS<no.> then press enter two times.
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Rooftrellen, The Treant Protector Guide by Nitelord

Friday, August 7th, 2009

This guide’s author is Nitelord, thanks for sharing your experience!

Table of Contents
Preface and writer’s note
1. Introduction
2. Hero/Skills
3. Item Build
4. Strategy
5. Allies / Foes

To viewers:

This is only a mini guide to using Treant and its my first guide. So if I made any mistakes just tell me so i can correct it. Btw my guide is based on my opinion on how to use treant effectively. Build might not be conventional so that’s to warn you guys.

Rooftrellen – The Treant Protector
Range: 100 | | Move Speed: 300 | Primary: STR
Str: 27 + 3.4 | Agi: 15 + 2 | Int: 17 + 1.8
Damage: 59 – 67 | HP: 663 | Mana: 221
HP Regen: 1.06 | Mana Regen: 0.69
Attack Speed: 1.45 (+ 15% IAS) | Armor: 3.1
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Introduction:

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Leoric, The Skeleton King Guide by CrimsonQueso

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This guide was written by CrimsonQueso, thanks for your work pal!

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LEORIC, THE SKELETON KING

THIS IS A GUIDE TO LEORIC, WHO IS THE MANLIEST HERO IN DOTA THAT DOES NOT HAVE TESTICLES.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:
THIS GUIDE IS NOT FOR EM GAMES.

THIS GUIDE IS CONCISE. YOU WILL FIND NO WALLS OF TEXT HERE.

A KEY THING MOST GUIDE READERS DO NOT GET IS THAT SKILL AND ITEM BUILDS ARE FLUID. I WOULD ARGUE THAT THERE IS NO SKILL BUILD FOR ANY HERO THAT IS CONCRETE WITH EVERYTHING SITUATION. FOR EXAMPLE, I ONCE PLAYED A GAME WHERE EVERYONE WAS PUDGE. I MAXED FLESH HEAP FIRST, WHICH IS SUPREMELY RETARDED IN ANY OTHER SITUATION.

THE METAGAME
DO NOT PICK LEORIC IF THE ENEMY HAS PICKED THESE HEROES (THEY ARE FAGS):
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EARLY GAME
SKILLS
1 HELLFIRE BLAST
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Raijin Thunderkeg, the Storm Spirit Guide by cam_miles2003

Monday, March 9th, 2009

cam_miles2003 created this guide, thanks a lot pal!

Try to take a break in between reading the parts of this guide. This guide is meant to be a lexicon of
ideas regarding storm spirit as such it contains a lot more detail than the average guide.


Table of Contents


Hero Description
Hero Stats
Hero Story Line/ Role in Game Play
Hero Skills

Static Remnant

Electric Vortex
Overload

Ball Lightning
Damage Calculation
Facts about Ball Lightning
Abilities which counter Ball lightning
Disables that Storm Spirit can escape from

SKILL BUILD
Leveling up Ball Lightning
ITEM BUILD
Extension Items

Fail Items
Facts
Creep wave destroying Combo
Laning and Pushing
Preventing pushes
Use on invisible heroes

Facts about electric vortex
Interesting facts about Storms Ultimate.
Distance to mana calculation and mana expended.
REPLAYS


Raijin Thunderkeg

A celestial being summoned to aid the Sentinel in their darkest hour; the Storm Spirit chose to manifest itself in the life essence of a humble elementalist, Raijin Thunderkeg. Though the Pandaren’s soul perished during the profound surge of pure electrical essence, the divine entity even now seeks refuge in Raijin’s body, unable to thrive on its own. However, despite its mortal imprisonment, the Storm Spirit is far from being limited of its tremendous powers. Able of manipulating vast, inexhaustible sources of energy in mysterious ways, it swiftly hails destructive sparks of lightning upon the Sentinel’s adversaries, eradicating all that dared to cross its path.

Damage: 45 – 55
Armor: 5.1
Hp: 473
Mp: 299

Strength: 17 + 1.5
Agility: 22 + 1.8
Intelligence: 23 + 2.6
Range: 600 (ranged)
Attack Time: 1.45 (+17%)

Role In Game Play


The new storm is a jack of all trades. He’s an anti early game pusher since static remnant + overload can own spiderites, wolves, zombies and creep waves. He’s a pusher as well since he can take out an entire creep wave before your allied creeps arrive. He’s a ganker by virtue of his ultimate which can place you right beside the enemy hero. He’s a semi disabler since he can prevent heroes from escaping via electric vortex. He’s a chaser since his ultimate can out pace even slardar and he’s an escape artist since with good map awareness he’s nigh impossible to gank.

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