This build requires you to get the last hits on creeps quite often.
This is why the Quelling Blade
is chosen from the start, as it gives you the extra 12% range bonus on creeps and can make it easier to gain that last hit, and works well with the Nethertoxin
Generally the Tango is only needed if an enemy is harassing you back and to keep you in the action.
Once you have your Posion Attack
start harassing the enemy hero(s) just to push them away from battle and keep their health a bit lower so they think twice about going for you.
After you've gained enough to purchase the Orb of Venom
from the secret shop, I'd recommend picking it up, just to add that extra bit of damage, and the slow effect will come in handy if you wish to work with a team mate to grab an early kill and some extra coin.
You will also want to pick up those Power Treads
soon after as well just to give you the little bit of movement speed, and attack speed to both evade enemy heroes and begin your DPS increasing.
Mid game is when most players have worked their heroes enough to begin doing some damage, and there is nothing worse than running out of mana from using your Posion Attack
, and either running back to base for health, or waiting ages just to battle again, so the Perseverance ring
helps keep you in the battle and keep up the harassment which gives your team the opportunity to pull off a successful gank.
Next the Yasha
will give you the added attack speed and damage along with a little bit more movement speed just to keep your upper edge.
Once you've earned up the coins again, make sure you purchase the Ultimate Orb
, as the attribute bonus is very handy, and you are almost complete with the Manta Style
Note: Remember to keep on the move, harass, and watch out for enemy ganks on your location, as you may be powerful in a 1vs1 situation, but you still won't have that power to take on several decent players at once.
First you will want to complete the Manta Style
from this point you are pretty much set, but it is a good idea to grab yourself a hyperstone
, as it will allow viper to chop through creeps, and apply the slow effects of his attacks much faster.
Now the coins will be racking in by the second, and when using AUTOCAST
for the Poison Attack
against enemy heroes you can watch their health rapidly deplete.
Generally following this guide you should attain enough coins to purchase luxury items, and level up Viper pretty quickly, though when it comes to purchasing Luxury items I can recommend following the order Butterfly
->Monkey King Bar
1) Aim to get last hits on creeps constantly.
2) Harass Enemy heroes at the start to make them think twice about ganking.
3) If you are on about 1/3 health early game and mid game, then hold back a bit to gain health, you don't want the enemy to kill you.
4) Make good use of your Ultimate, then Autocast Poison Attack for enemy heroes to really lay down the damage.
ALSO: If you are unable gain the last hits on creeps, you may want to try a different guide.