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Carry Crystal Maiden!

August 31, 2012 by Fishy
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DotA2 Hero: Crystal Maiden

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Early game

Mid Game

Late game

Hero Skills

Crystal Nova

2 10 11 12


1 4 5 7

Arcane Aura

3 6 8 9

Freezing Field


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Carry Crystal Maiden!

August 31, 2012


This guide is how i would play carry crystal maiden if required, but i implore you to NEVER DO THIS IN A REAL GAME.

if you're reading this, you're probably really bored so without further ado...


If your playing a pub game, your teams probably going "wtf, no courier". Just ignore those losers. besides you'll be carrying so hard late game.

Remember to get all the last hits, especially if your laning with another carry just to show them whos boss.

Mid game

If your team hasn't rage quitted by now, you're well on the way to victory. Remember to gank sidelanes with the help of your spells but you wont need those lategame =P

A good tip to note is that frostbite lasts 10 seconds on a creep, so with hand of midas+ frostbite you should be able to clear a medium/large camp no problem.

Late game

By now you and your team should be roaming in groups picking out those who dare to leave the safety of their teammates. All of this while pushing towers should net you a huge gold advantage.


I hope you enjoyed this wonderful guide on the proper way to play crystal maiden.
If you have any questions or points to add please tell, although im sure this is a flawless way to pubstomp everygame.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Hades4u » August 31, 2012 4:12am | Report
Crystal Maiden can't carry if you have a good enemy team, they'll just focus and down you in two seconds.

Also, you didn't add Black King Bar, without it, your ultimate will always be interrupted.

You're gonna say Shadow Blade is for that, what if they enemy team has a Leshrac?

He can still stun you. Black King Bar is way more useful.

Also, you didn't level up ultimate? It deals a massive damage if you get Aghanim's Scepter.

How do you even expect to 'Carry' without it?

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Quote | PM | +Rep by TardRifle » August 31, 2012 6:07am | Report
Lol carry crystal maiden funniest thing I've ever heard.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Jonathan Hancock » August 31, 2012 9:03am | Report
Question is how do you farm the midas with 100 gold per minute?

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Fishy » August 31, 2012 5:06pm | Report
@hades you're right about the BKB bit but it is hard to get raw damage and attackspeed on an int hero, which is why i included the SB.

As for Sceptre/Ulti, im trying to get an autoattack DPS build which is why ulti isn't needed. Besides on most "Traditional" carry heroes like Jugg the sceptre isn't always that useful as there are much better luxury items.

In the early game you should be getting last hits and if that doesn't work, your Q can be used to clear creep waves and your W is great for jungling.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Sonycboom » September 1, 2012 1:15am | Report
You should cut the hands of midas for a BKB, and daedalus for agnihims and get ulti.
You can SB into them, pull off an insane ulti, get them all close enough to death to just crystal nova and they'll all die. Of course if you don't die first, so pop BKB or something before you start it. Either their team all dies, best case scenario, or they all scatter off and you can just pick them off solo. Either way it's great. But CM doesn't have great movement speed so I usually, probably stupidly, keep Tboots the whole game. A heal and good movement speed, but this is probably better because they have to come to you while you're mowing down a tower or something.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by daPhongster » September 4, 2012 5:19pm | Report
The only way I see CM carrying a game is if shes able to snowball with her spells early game in order to get the right click power late game. Her only decent damage spell is her ult. She can't start spamming her ult because she is fragile and she will get interrupted easily

I'd ask you to get a force staff rather than a Shadow Blade since a Force staff is cheaper. The very first things I'd get would be Force staff and BKB (maybe 1-2 bracers and boots) for a fairly safe ult. After that, CM just needs to get any carry item. A midas would be there to help her snowball.

TLDR: If you try to build CM for damage mid game, I don't think it'll be as effective as building her to use her ult.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by guicpv » October 24, 2012 11:07am | Report
This would make more sense, imho:

Leave base with:
Tango, Tango, Mantle, Mantle, Branch, Clarity

Go Bite, Nova, Bite, Aura, Bite, Nova, Bite, Nova, Nova, Stats, Ult, Ult

Grab a sobi asap to grant mana, then go P. Treads, Null, Null

Keep on biting and nova'ing creeps, and last-hitting like a boss. Clarity and all the stats will help here. You can stay pretty far to lh, so you are safe. Just time your attack to our IMPRESSIVE attack animation. xD

Then go for a BKB, Force Staff (dmg, mana, chasing, all good!), Guinsoo, and finally, when you are already smashing faces and with high income, Heart of Tarrasque.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Targnil » December 11, 2013 6:30pm | Report
Hades4u wrote:
good enemy team

never happens in pub matches.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by samukobo » December 12, 2013 4:29am | Report
Unless you're playing against a stack or at a decent mmr, that is.


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