Welcome to my second guide on DOTAFire.This time the guides main atraction will be Centaur Warchief.I may be not that good at the game,english is not my primary language(mistakes may be involved in the writting of this guide),but I hope you will be reasonable and accept.
Without further due,let's get on with this guide!
He's a tank with a dissable,that can take a lot of punishment but gets countered by N'aix and any other percentage based nukes.
Can gank good enough but needs a buddy to do so and gank properly.Post dagger its not problem.
Centaur Warchief is a melee strength hero that can take a lot of punishment,can initiate by the way of his ultimate ability Stampede,initiate team fights with his AoE stun Hoof Stomp and lead early game ganks by the way of Double Edge.
He scales very well through the game and he is able to counter many right-click carries by the way of Return.
Centaur hits the ground resulting in a 2.75 seconds of AoE stun.The mana cost is very low for an AoE stun move(130)and has a nice duration.
The cooldown in the skill is a tad long,13 seconds,however it has a 3 seconds duration so its actually a 10 seconds cooldown.The real problem with the skill is landing it because of the awkward animation and the skill being centered on Centaur Warchief.
A good nuke that deals 400 damage at level 4 but also damages our half-horse half-man here.Luckily we can get a Hood of Defianceto reduce the damage received and further boost our insane HP regeneration.It doesn't have a mana cost and can cancel teleports due to the ministun on the skill.
The cooldown is short at 8 seconds,however to land the skill,you need to be close to your opponent.
Ah yes,good old permanent blademail.Centaur returns damage he receives from autoclickers based on a base value+percentage of strength.The skill is passive so its very good.
The damage is applied when the attack starts,not when the attack hits(much like with Viper's Corrosive Skin .
Ah yes,a very good ultimate.The warchief bursts out in speed,charging towards enemies,while stunning and damaging them too.The damage is a wee low, 100/150/200 +2x your STR.Each enemy can get affected only once by the ability.A great initiation tool for likes of initiators( Enigma, Tidehunter and even Magnataur)
The item build on this sucker is pretty straight forward:You need to be beefy and soak up damage for the team.Even if you die,you know that your carry did his job by you doing yours.
That is why we will empathise on a bulky build using Vanguard and Hood of Defiance(optionally getting a Pipe of Insight)
Quickly after those are done,get the Blink Dagger,that will help you with ganking issues.
Later in the game,you chose from a variety of items like: Assault Cuirass, Radiance, Heart of Tarrasque, Shiva's Guard, Heaven's Halberd.Although not many people would agree getting Heaven's Halberd,(people need to attack you for you to function well),it still has a great use if you are not that beefy as expected.Blademail can also be a good option if you like being alone amids 5 of the enemies,baiting out for 5 seconds afterwards calling your team.
My boots of preference would be Phase Boots,it gives a burst of movement speed for positioning and some extra right click damage.
Eye of Skadi is a good pick on every hero,and makes no exception on Centaur Warchief,for keeping enemies close up and personal.
Centaur Warchief has some problems ganking alone before the dagger is purchased,thats why early game you should gank with a buddy.Post dagger this flaw is surpressed and can stun reliably.
In ganks you should start off with the stun,then whack the opponent while it stunned.After the stun is over,use Double Edge.
Friends: Vengeful Spirit, Crystal Maiden, Earthshaker, Warlock, Sven, Naga Siren, Lion,basicly anyone who can help him setup his stun.
Special mention:Tuskarr:Let the Ganking galore begin!
This guy gives you everything you need:Positioning,holding up the enemies close and a good way of initiating.You just roll in with Snowball,using Ice Shards,stun with Hoof Stomp then bodyblocking the enemy inside the shards.Use Double Edgeonly if necesary.
Enemies: Soul Keeper, Necrolyte, Zeus, Enigma, Huskar, Slardar, Templar Assassin,basicly people that have percentage based spells and armor reducing.
Special mention: Lifestealer:Your.Worst.Nightmare.
I cannot stress enough on how this guy will wreck your game.As you get beefier,he will just deal more damage.Do not dare to pick Centaur against this bad boy or I will personally deliver a 4-muscle-extending *****slap towards your face.
The second guide ever of my life.I hope you will enjoy the guide,also feedback and other ideas on improving the guide are much apreciated(tips on BB code,arrangement in page etc.)
And remember,let them feel the power of your hoofs.