August 21, 2012
Hey guys, I am writing this tutorial to tell you some notes how to play Lifestealer as efficient carry. Lifestealer is a hero that most people use in jungle until lvl 8-9 but I prefer laning with lifestealer becuase it's more interesting and you can farm items faster if u know how to farm.
[+] High movement speed
[+] Feast make tanks easy to kill
[+] Has escape mechanism
[+] Good chaser
[+] He can jungle since lvl 1
[-] Low starting armor
[-] No disables only slow
[-] Dependable on items
[-] Low attack speed
Starting items are pretty standard:
Stout shield - if u get harrased by enemy heroes or if u are jungling its pretty useful against creeps.
Quelling blade - makes your farm too easy.
Healing salve or tangos - necessary beacuse your hp will drop low so u will need to heal yourself.
Power treads - it gives u stats, attack speed and movement speed. Enough for me!
Armlet of mordiggian - great early item, gives u survivability, attack speed and dmg. If u practice turning it off and on in a fight or while escaping you just won't die. :)
Skull basher - lifestealers got to have item it has disable and it gives him enough damage.
Hyperstone - if u dont have any more money for assault cuirass or mjolnir at least try to buy hyperstone because you need that bonus attack speed for basher.
Assault cuirass - item you need to buy after buying your core because it gives you armor and attack speed. It has passive which decreases armor (-5) enemies around you.
Orb effect - Mjolnir - it's a good item for lifestealer it gives u attack speed and little damage.
Desolator - also a good item for lifestealer because it gives u 60 dmg and it passive skill is to desrease armor (-6) which stacks with assault cuirass and if u have both items enemies that u hit will have -11 armor.
Eye of skadi - very powerful and very expensive item, I personally didn't make it not even once on lifestealer but many people I know loved the idea and I also think it's a good item for him because it give u survivability and a lot of stats, also it passive slow enemies that u hit. So, if you have money on wasting you can buy it. :)
U should buy orb effect that suits your game and that can help your team.
Daedalus - very powerful item 81 dmg and a 2.5x critical strike. After getting assault cuirass and orb u should buy it for complete domination.
Abyssal blade - stun, dmg. All i have to say.
Heart of Tarrasque - A lot of hp and a lot of hp regen. Only item that is good on any hero.
Black king bar - Avatar + Rage = 10 sec of domination without stun and any spell. If u are playing against hard nukers and heroes that depend on their spells you should try this combionation.
Blink dagger - escape if you need it, buy it! I personally never buy it because I don't need it.
Vanguard - if you are getting too much harrassed in early-mid game you should buy this item gives you enough of hp and hp regen.
Vladmir's offering - you personally don't need it on lifestealer but if your hard carry like void or anti-mage need it you should buy this item.
Heaven's halberd - gives you a lot of strength same amount of dmg, slow and abillity to
Monkey king bar - Item very good on lifestealer but you can buy so many better items than disarm overfeeded enemy carry. So, you should buy this only if enemy carry get overfeeded.this like this luxury items, but in some situations u have to buy this items like when are you playing against void with butterfly or against phantom assasin.
I think I explained all items for lifestealer :)
Rage - one of the most imporant skills lifestealer has beacuse it makes you invunerable to almost all spells.
Feast - lifestealer's only passive spell it gives him very high amount of lifesteal dependable of enemy. What enemy has more hp feast is stronger.
Open wounds - lifestealer's slow and his chasing spell beacuse it makes enemy too slow and it heals you when u hit your enemy.
Infest - lifestealer's escape spell it gives dmg in little aoe and it heals you and that's it.