Complete Guide To Rikimaru
July 11, 2012
Rikimaru is the carry/hard carry,which has great potential from the mid/late game,people sometimes or very often consider it as OVP or Noob hero,well thats not really true,to play Rikimaru players need to have great knowledge of the other heroes and what they can do.
Rikimaru is considered as best scouter.
Anyway lets move on to guide...
There are two item builds.
First one (which im using very often is proved to be "damage boost") that has big potential whole game.I rarely use lifesteal on early levels.
Justification of the items:
Why? It gives you tremendous advantage over the enemy,and also str bonus,bash..
Why yasha first???
Because it gives you more walk/run speed,quicker attacks and agility bonus,DONT use this item if there is anti mage or alot of mages in opponent team (for that i use diffusial rather than yasha)
2 Wraith bands??
Major agility bonus on early game + yasha does wonders.
Lifesteal + more att speed,priceless but optional.
You know why...best item for Rikimaru
Str bonus,maim,move speed,att speed...
Agility + damage block.
Item build 2:
This item build is purely optional for example if there are many disables,burst damage etc in opponent team.
Item build starts the same as build 1...but except yasha,rush Diffusial which is great vs mages,anti mage (without mana he cant blink + smoke screen YUMMY)
Manta Style/Naruto Style:
Illusions! Who would guess :D
More silence,Att speed and boom!
More hp,massive Hp regen.
You know why...spell immunity,decent damage and str bonus
Same as guide one.
This build focuses more on support/mid-carry Riki but it works good,you can add basher and butterfly too.
Skill build 1 and justification:
Backstab on first level gives you more farm potential,after that smoke screen is priceless because you can easily evade ganks + silence,after that max blink strike (less cd and more finish-kill potential),after that max backstab,then smoke screen,ofc on lvl 6,11 and 16 permanent invis.
Skill Build 2 (Optional):
If there are many nukers in lane lvl first smoke screen then blink strike so you can escape easier,after that max blink strike (ofc on lvl 6,11 and 16 perm invis) then backstab then smoke screen and then stats.
How to: Teamfight
0. Scout ahead, for superior positioning, if possible (be wary of wards and Gem).
1. Blink to the biggest casting threat (or another target, use your discretion).
2. Smoke/Purge combo the hero you blinked to.
3. Right click him down, Blink Strike when possible.
4. Repeat from step 1.
All and all Rikimaru is a good hero if he farms well and get many kills in early game,which in late game hes a monster,but consider this that there are alot of disables for Rikimaru which can be deadly for him.