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Ursa Spotlight Guide by GamingwithDean

March 5, 2012 by GamingwithDean
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Build 1
Build 2

Build : Regular Start

DotA2 Hero: Ursa

Offense

Damage 45-49

Defense

Armor 5.52

Other

Movement Speed 310

Attributes

Strength 95.5
Agility 70.5
Intelligence 53.5

Basic Stats

Health 2278
Mana 938

Purchase Order

Purchase Order

Starting Items

Early Game Items

Mid Game Items

Late Game

Alternative Late and Pub Play



Hero Skills

Earthshock

10 12 13 14

Overpower

2 4 7 9

Fury Swipes

1 3 5 8

Enrage

6 11 16

Stats

15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


Ursa Spotlight Guide by GamingwithDean

GamingwithDean
March 5, 2012


Introduction

Welcome to the Gaming with Dean Ursa Guide to Ursa as a Jungler Carry.



If there is one iconic thing about Ursa that you'll remember it's just how fast he can take someone down! Here is the whole guide in full 1080p, but I'll also be adding it all in text here.

You Can also find the Jakiro Guide Here

And the Outworld Destroyer guide here

On with the guide!

Skills

Earthshock


Ursa's first ability in order of appearance is Earthshock, a short range Area of Effect slow with a damage component.

Overpower


Ursa's second ability is overpower which makes up to 6 of his next physical attacks fire off incredibly quickly.

Fury Swipes



Your first choice once you get into the game is what spell to choose, as jungle Ursa our best choice is Fury Swipes, which is a passive ability costing no mana that makes each attack you land deal additional damage that seems to stack indefinitely.

Enrage


Ursa's ultimate ability is Enrage, which grants a percentage of your current health as additional damage.

In Combination


When using your attack buffing abilities Overpower and Enrage, try to cast them before you reveal yourself as they both have animation times that could cost you a kill, and in the cast of overpower starts the short cooldown towards having it ready again.

Once you have picked your target stay on him. although Fury swipes can be applied to multiple units its best not to, as injured enemies still deal full damage but dead enemies do not (usually!) also the debuff is lost if you do not attack the same target again within 6 seconds.

Items

Your money should be entirely devoted to the improvement of your character, and although it seems selfish it's actually what your teams needs from you to win, this is what It means to be a good carry.



Your main goal in the first 10 minutes of the game is to buy the item Vladmir's Offering, so once you have your starting items I suggest you drag it straight to your quickbar for easy purchase as you make money.

The most efficient way to buy Vladmirs Offering is to buy the Ring of Regen and use the courier to ferry it to yourself taking care to make sure the middle lane doesnt need it to courier his bottle, then get the full Ring of Basilius and a healing potion.

As the attack modifier of life steal from Morbid Mask doesnt stack with fury swipes, be sure to get it as the last item, even though buying a pattern before you have all the other items is usually considered useless, in this case if you have it you can complete Vladamirs at the outpost



Once you have finished Vladmirs, add Phase Boots to your quick buy bar and head out to Roshan and try and get Aegis of the Immortal, either with the help of your team or by yourself. Your team don't even have to help you directly, indirectly guarding you works too.

If you managed to slay Roshan, you now probably have two thirds of your phaseboots. All components can be bought from the outpost as well as the base, So once again you can gank a lane as part of your shopping trip.

Phase boots give slightly less passive movement speed than the other boots choices but give you activatable phasing which allows you to walk through units in your way and for the duration faster movement speed than the other boots.

Once you get next to your target you can use Earthshock as the spell has a long animation against a moving opponent and you are far more likely to hit this way



Next we are buying Sange and Yasha, more specifically the Sange part, it provides health, and with your ultimate, health is damage, but most of all it provides a movement speed slow that you can apply to enemies, combined with overpower you are almost guaranteed that your target won't be going anywhere unless you get crowd controlled (with level 4 Overpower thats 6 chances to proc 'Maim' at 15% per hit)



At this point the game may be over or in a state where you only want to save for buy-back money, but don't worry if it isnt. Purchase a Black King Bar, which eliminates your only weakness, Crowd Control Spells and items.



Next buy a Blink Dagger, with this you can take the time you lost pre-casting enrage before you revealed yourself right back and use it to deal massive damage for longer, it will also allow you to make some great escapes too.



Finally grab a Linken's Sphere, one thing people will try to do is save a stun or other Crowd Control for you the very second Black King Bar runs out, won't they be suprised when it doesn't affect you and you bear-mangle them anyway! This will make those weak of will concede, congratulations you won! (Hopefully)

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • You will be effective from roughly level 3 all the way to the very last second of the game
    Lane and Jungle Farming is very efficient
  • Last hitting is very easy, if you are just starting out or need to recommend a character that can last hit to a friend, this is it
    No competition for Gold last hits or denies in the Jungle, its like a independant playing field
  • Faster than most, easy kills on runners who don't realise it

    Cons

  • Not a single long range attack
  • Fighting at Low HP cripples you, Enrage damage is lowered and so your Vladamirs lifesteal is lowered too (Fight nearby Neutral if the journey is quicker than returning to the well)
  • Burst Damage heroes (Such as Tinker) will bring the previous Con upon you suddenly

Creeping / Jungling

At the start head out to the Easy Creep camp, but don't sit too close in sight of the camp else the creeps will not spawn, this holds true at every new minute which is the neutral creep spawn time.

Once you start attacking the Easy Creep Camp be sure to attack the same monster at all times to stack up the debuff from fury swipes and then when the clock reaches the 53rd second of the minute run away into the fog, This will create a double stack, meaning more easy creeps for you to kill, while fighting them you will likely need to use one of your tangos on a tree to replenish your health.

With Quelling Blade in addition to dealing extra damage to creeps you use it to cut shortcuts into the forrest allowing you to get to other packs at the 53rd second of a minute to double stack them.

Another jungle tip is to pull the creep camp closest to the lane into the friendly creeps in your lane, bringing fights back closer to the safety of your own tower both for your ally and you when you come over to gank.


The closer to your tower they are the further they have to run and the longer you have to kill them with your team.

If you have a skilled teammate taking the solo lane next to your jungle who is backed up and fighting at the friendly tower (thanks to your pulling!) and has good health and mana remaining, signal to him at levels 3-6 that you are coming in for a gank, its very likely that you will get one or two kills as you will have gained a level advantage over the enemies, this can be made even more likely if your mid lane is actively ganking too.

Remember how In the item section I said to get the Morbid Mask Last? Well, even though buying a pattern before you have all the other items is usually considered useless, in this case if you have it in the jungle you can complete Vladamirs at the outpost after a gank or just to free up the courier aslong at its quicker for you.

Once you have atleast your Vladamirs you should start taking out the hard creeps packs, if your team have double stacked them that works out well too, if you're feeling bold you can even try to kill the enemy hard creep packs but you will need good ward coverage and knowledge of roughly where your opponents are. One thing to note about the hard creeps packs if that your fury swipes even works on the magic immune even though alot of debuffs do not.

Team Work

In early game teamfights let your allies know you are coming over and let them get close enough range and do any slows and stuns they might have just before you reveal yourself, this can make the difference between a kill and the enemy escaping.

In late game this gets even more crucial, but who you are waiting for is any initiator, whether they have a crowd control or not. The reason for this if your effectiveness actually goes down the more damage you take which isnt true for many heroes. Your initiator will coax out alot of the enemy damage and misdirect further damage away from you all the way throughout the fight allowing you to deal the damage that the team need you to deal.

The last but most important thing is to stay humble. Your team is used to provide all the crowd control and you still need to work with them even if it feels like you are indestructable.

Public Play

The only real differences here is that you may need to buy your own wards for the jungle entrance if the enemy are killing you, which makes it even more important to set aside money for it.

Secondly but similarly, no one on your team may have bought a courier! Buy your starting items as normal and if it doesnt look like anyone is going to do it (they've died and respawned but still no courier) You'll have to make the trip back and do it yourself. You won't need the health potion that I suggested to buy early on but you will need another 70 gold to make the 170 gold courier cost.

Guide Discussion
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Flossy » March 5, 2012 5:14am | Report
I really enjoyed the time table you gave in your video on when you would have your vlads, very helpful for someone who wants to get better at playing ursa.

I have a question though, Basher / Abyssal blade. Why don't you suggest them? They both give strength and coupled with your SnY you'll be keeping targets in place pretty well.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Atlas » March 5, 2012 5:16am | Report
Good, detailed guide! :) I would mention Vanguard as well, though this is personal preference.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Flossy » March 5, 2012 5:18am | Report
Atlas wrote:

Good, detailed guide! :) I would mention Vanguard as well, though this is personal preference.


Would you get vanguard after phase boots? and before the SnY? Or would you get the slow and damage from sange and then get vanguard.

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Flossy wrote:



Would you get vanguard after phase boots? and before the SnY? Or would you get the slow and damage from sange and then get vanguard.

Health = Damage on Ursa, and you already have a slow in your skill set.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by VikingPhobos » March 5, 2012 11:20am | Report
Best Ursa guide yet. Very well explained, I like how you mention teamwork rather then just the personal gain. Great job my friend. Although(just my opinion) you should add heroes Ursa would work best with, as well as heroes that counter him. +1 from me.

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Quote | PM | +Rep by GamingwithDean » March 5, 2012 11:54am | Report
Flossy wrote:

I really enjoyed the time table you gave in your video on when you would have your vlads, very helpful for someone who wants to get better at playing ursa.

I have a question though, Basher / Abyssal blade. Why don't you suggest them? They both give strength and coupled with your SnY you'll be keeping targets in place pretty well.


I'm glad you enjoyed it, each person who leaves a possitive comment gives me a huge boost in energy for the next guide. As for the items there can be such a thing as too many Crowd Control on just one carry and promotes a little too much 'Rambo' Playstle as the rest of your team should be doing some of the Crowd Control I can't really recomend you get more than Earthshock + 1 Item of your choice, and I really would only consider subbing Sange and Yasha out of my build for those items.

Skull Basher can be used as a cheaper replacement for some of Sange and Yasha's functions if you really want something completed before moving onto a Black King Bar, but only being able to get +6 Str on one item slot as opposed to +16 Agility +16 Strength. Once you add enrage into the mix that extra strengh brings his damage up to compensate for the lower +damage on Sange and Yasha with added HP too! the fearsome movement speed of a Sange and Yasha Phased Booted Doom Bear I hold as a much better choice.

As for Abyssal Blade its a more expensive choice, its got a really unacceptable mana cost for the activatable unless someone is following you with Arcane Boots, but it really does serve its purpose well with its activatable, if someone with Black King Bar on the enemy team is going to be a game-losing problem for your team, this is as good of a counter item as any, the other counter (Diffusal Blade) is useless on Ursa.

Atlas wrote:

Good, detailed guide! :) I would mention Vanguard as well, though this is personal preference.


I'm glad you liked the guide. Its the thing I see most commented on when i'm in a game or out of one, I really have trouble finding a time to weave it in at a point where I wasnt eager to get something else, but I'm going to put up a build 2 at the exact point I would put it if I were to get it and what item I would replace in order to do it!

VikingPhobos wrote:

Best Ursa guide yet. Very well explained, I like how you mention teamwork rather then just the personal gain. Great job my friend. Although(just my opinion) you should add heroes Ursa would work best with, as well as heroes that counter him. +1 from me.


Another possitive comment Hurray! I wish my youtube video page was this active :D

I'm a real beleiver in teamwork to win games and that no one person can do it all from level 1 right up until the last second, there is no I in team, and my Mantra is 'Wards Win Wars'

I like the suggestion about adding a heroes to work with and heroes that are a danger, but its so subjective, how well will the enemy play? Will his farm be as good as yours? Will he get very cookie cutter items or something radical that changes things up? I'll make a quick offline list and see how I feel about commiting to it, If you spot anything else you think I missed covering in the guide let me know though!

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Quote | PM | +Rep by escapeinTV » March 5, 2012 2:40pm | Report
A great guide once again! I would love to see more of them in the future and I'll definitely check out your stream!

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Quote | PM | +Rep by GamingwithDean » March 5, 2012 2:41pm | Report
Already working on the next guide, coming up soon we have Outworld Destroyer!

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Ricky#193376 » March 5, 2012 2:46pm | Report
Again, very nice guide Dean. I totally agree with VikingPhobos, best Ursa (video)guide yet. Not just a quick look at the abilities but also some detailed jungling strategies, item purchase order,...
I checked your stream a couple of times since I saw your Jakiro guide but you weren't online :(
Can you maybe tell me at what times you stream usually? Would love to see you play some games.
Already saw a lot of your videos on the youtube channel. It's cool that you also upload the losses and not just the wins ^^

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Quote | PM | +Rep by GamingwithDean » March 5, 2012 6:25pm | Report
I'm glad you liked the videos! my PC had been back for repairs at the shop but it seems to be going strong now. And I was even streaming some games today. You can usually see me streaming on Twitch.TV from 1pm - 5pm and then 6:30pm - 1am

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