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How To: Elder Titan, the Worldsmith

May 4, 2013 by xCO2
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Build 3

Initiation Orientated

DotA2 Hero: Elder Titan


Purchase Order

Spawn

Early Game

Core

Late Game

Defense Luxury

Offence Luxury

Situational



Hero Skills

Echo Stomp

1 4 8 9

Astral Spirit

2 3 5 7

Natural Order

10 12 13 14

Earth Splitter

6 11 16

Stats

15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


How To: Elder Titan, the Worldsmith

xCO2
May 4, 2013


INTRODUCTION


Since ancient times it has been prophesized by the Tauren elders that a Chieftain will come, strong as the mightiest warriors and wise as the eldest shamans. After many years of wandering the sacred lands, seeking wisdom from his forefathers, Cairne Bloodhoof has proven himself as the long awaited hero. Cairne carries with him the spirit of his mightiest ancestor, and now the ground shakes with the combined strength of the Chieftain and his guardian spirit. No physical nor magical barrier can reduce the power of his enchanted halberd, the weapon used by his guardian in ancient times. Such is the power of this axe that it can split the very earth itself. Seeking revenge for the ravaging of his homeland, Cairne will soon bring his wrath upon the Scourge (Dire).

Elder Titan is a hero who brings presence to team fights. He can fill a variety of roles, but his talent lies in initiating and team fighting. The Worldsmith revels in teaming up with heavy hitters and crowd controllers. His flexible playstyle and independance of items makes him a fearsome opponent that is hard to put down.

GUIDE KEY

COLOUR CODE:

YELLOW - Good, go for it.
ORANGE - Situational, a maybe.
RED - Bad, generally a stay away.
GREY - Is titled accordingly.
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LEVEL [LVL] CODE:

PURP - Q, your first ability.
LIME - W, your second ability.
BLUE - E, your third ability.
PINK - R, your ultimate.
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The below content is appropriately color coded to the above key. All of the following information, with the exception of the actual [ RUNES ] or the [ PLEASE READ ], initially correspond with their description accordingly. If something is not understood fully regarding the color code, please comment with your question / issue.

ROLE and POSITION

ROLE:

Elder Titan: INITIATOR.

The Elder Titan has strong physical damage as well as a strong spell arsenal. This strong balance of auto attack and spell damage can occasionally allow him to take the role of SEMI-CARRY. He can disrupt multiple heroes simultaneously with his spells allowing him to be a strong INITIATOR. Most of the Titan's abilities synergize around his guardian spirit and using his spells, making the Worldsmith an adequate and durable CASTER. Being someone who is so independent of farm the Worldsmith can also be a SUPPORT. Though he is durable he is not a TANK, and being a hard hitter he's not a CARRY. Overall Elder Titan excels in terms of damage and disruption, and is very flexible in build and playstyle. With that being said, he's a fearsome foe.


POSITION:

Assuming you bought your starting equipment as suggested and are wondering what to do now, you might want to consider your lane or jungle position; for the purpose of this guide you will head to a DUO or TRI lane. You should never SOLO as Elder Titan, you can not hold your own enough to win MID against a true solo mid hero.

BOTTLE and RUNES

Bottle: NO

Illusion: DO NOT PICK UP, unless there is no one nearby with a bottle.

Double Damage: Do not pick this up EARLY or LATE game, this is a great pick up for you in the MID game.

Invisibility: This is your rune, PICK IT UP , and use it to catch someone off guard.

Regeneration: SITUATIONAL, for the most part you will pick this up if no one needs it anymore than you do.

Haste: Good PICK UP on Elder Titan, allows for you to get into position.

EARLY GAME

INITIATION ORIENTATED:

Lvl 1: Save your Q, using only in defence or to secure first blood.

Lvl 2: Try to save casting for a few levels, using your Q if needed.

Lvl 3: Cast your W when needed, making sure there are enemy creeps nearby.

Lvl 4: Cast your W when needed, making sure there are enemy creeps nearby.

Lvl 5: Continue casting W, and occasionally Q if its needed to secure a kill.

Lvl 6: Use your R in conjunction with your Q to successfully nuke any opposition.

SUPPORT ORIENTATED:

Lvl 1: Save your Q, using only in defence or to secure first blood.

Lvl 2: Save your Q, using only in defence or to secure first blood. Do not cast W.

Lvl 3: Try to save casting for a few levels, using your Q if needed.

Lvl 4: Try to save casting for a next level, using your Q if needed.

Lvl 5: Use your Q and W for sure kills, otherwise wait until next level.

Lvl 6: Use your R in conjunction with your Q to successfully nuke any opposition.

SEMI-CARRY ORIENTATED:

Lvl 1: Harass and farm accordingly, play safe and avoid conflict.

Lvl 2: Save your W for casting until next level.

Lvl 3: Save your Q and W, only using in defense or a secured kill.

Lvl 4: Save your Q and W, only using in defense or a secured kill.

Lvl 5: Continue to farm and harass your lane. Use your W as a harrass.

Lvl 6: Continue to farm and harass your lane. Save your R for fights.

TEAM FIGHTING

Coming soon...

FRIENDS and FOES

To mend the his broken soul, the Worldsmith needs the appropriate tools.

Elder Titan essentially synergizes with any massive AoE TEAMFIGHTER to set him up to do some hurting by setting him up to release his ultimate. Disablers that have a SILENCE or CC are also great teammates.

ALLIES:
+ Disruptor - Stormcaller
+ Enigma - Darchrow
+ Twin Head Dragon - Jakiro
+ Admiral - Kunkka
+ Magnoceros - Magnus
+ Tidehunter - Leviathan
+ Treant Protector - Rooftrellen
+ Warlock - Demnok Lannik
+ Crystal Maiden - Rylai
+ Keeper of the Light - Ezalor
+ Outworld Devourer - Harbinger
+ Bloodseeker - Styrgwyr
+ Death Prophet - Krobelus
+ Disruptor - Stormcaller
+ Doom Bringer - Lucifer
+ Drow Ranger - Traxex
+ Night Stalker - Balanar
+ Faerie Dragon - Puck
+ Stealth Assassin - Riki
+ Silencer - Nortrom
+ Ancient Apparition - Kaldr
+ Bane - Atropos
+ Crystal Maiden - Rylai
+ Earthshaker - Raigor Stonehoof
+ Lich - Ethreain
+ Demon Witch - Lion
+ Shadow Shaman - Rhasta
+ Windrunner - Lyralei
+ Witch Doctor - Zharvakko
+ Treant Protector - Rooftrellen
+ Batrider - Jin'zakk

The very heroes able to help the Worldsmith can also be his undoing. Any channel breaking CC ability can be a serious thorn. SILENCE is also a very detrimental factor for the Elder Titan.

FOES:
x Ancient Apparition - Kaldr
x Bane - Atropos
x Earthshaker - Raigor Stonehoof
x Nyx Assassin - Anub'arak
x Slayer - Lina
x Demon Witch - Lion
x Shadow Shaman - Rhasta
x Windrunner - Lyralei
x Witch Doctor - Zharvakko
x Slithereen Guard - Slardar
x Bloodseeker - Styrgwyr
x Death Prophet - Krobelus
x Disruptor - Stormcaller
x Doom Bringer - Lucifer
x Drow Ranger - Traxex
x Night Stalker - Balanar
x Fairie Dragon - Puck
x Stealth Assassin - Riki
x Silencer - Nortrom

PLEASE READ

These guides are somewhat time consuming to produce, and most of them do lack some at the moment, but for the most part I believe they provide enough information to play properly with the given hero. Even though the guide is still UNFINISHED, I still need feedback on how to better it. The item build and such is always up for change, and your opinion is wanted as long as it's not something that smashes the entire guide because you don't like a little detail. Please keep in mind: if you have the time to read this guide and vote on it then you should have a sufficient amount of time to comment what pleased or displeased you.

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