ADVANCED Weaver pusher 7.14
May 6, 2018
There won't be any detailed explanations about how this hero works because this guide was made for advanced players as a new style of playing weaver .
When i read other guides , in most of them weaver was described as a hero which can be played just as roaming-support or carry . But i knew it wasn't correct and decided to share my pusher/carry/team-player early impact build with you (Pusher - main role) .
I think that this build makes weaver one of top 5 pushers and early game nukers in Dota 2 if played right.
So try it and feel free to comment :)
Skill sequence and gameplay
It's preferable that you go mid or solo if you are going for this build .
First skill you should take after taking rune is "Geminate attack" . When playing first 15 minutes you should use it almost always on enemy heroes (not farming) , that's how you keep their hp always low .
Next one is Shukuchi (Note : you need to be extra careful until you get your Shukuchi on 2nd level because you could be ganked) . With this skill you can push your lane , because you can easily escape with max move speed , moving through units and denying most slowing buffs . It would be good if you use it only for escaping critical situations or getting kills .
Then you need to take first skill so you can provoke your enemies more frequently , and start more aggressive play also farm easier .
After that you can choose between 2nd and 3rd skill , my choice is 3rd because you can spam more frequently . After that comes ult ...
Then it's up to you what skills you are going to take , but for this build is very important to max out 2nd and 3rd skills as soon as possible .
Later you can use your ult with "Teleport boots" and push 2 lanes in same time . (when you teleport to another lane you have 5 seconds to kill upcoming creeps and you can do it in 3 seconds with 2 maelstroms). Then you use ult that brings you back on your starting lane . In that purposes you can buy "Refresher orb" so when you use time lapse and teleport you can do it again and escape if ganked . Of course this is excluded if u consider buying Aghanim's Scepter
Items and gameplay
The point of this build is to get zone and magic damage item (Maelstrom and Javelins) as soon as possible so you can farm and get kills much faster .
Starting Items :
When the game starts you need to get as much attributes as you can by buying "Circlet" and 2 "Iron branches" (which later may or may not become "Magic Wand" and "Wraith Band"). There is also "TP" and "Fearie Fire" with "Clarity" as very important items and ofc "Enchanted Mango" that gives HP rengen and mana supply in emergency situations.
Early game Items 1 :
Then you get "Boots" so you can move faster to take runes or get kills and escape if you are out of mana and can't use Shukuchi . You also need "Town portal scroll" so you can quickly gank any lane if needed .
Early game Items 2 :
You need to buy "Ring of Aquila"that will give u nice damage stats and mana regen. And then "Power Treads" that will give you more hp , agility with attack speed which is core for Weaver .
Core and Mid game Items :
As soon as you finish "Power Treads" you need to get another core Item for this build , the "Maelstrom" . It will allow you to deal more damage , have more attack speed and get chain reactions that will deal zone damage and allow you to push and farm faster . But if u prefer kills , then you should go for a "Javelin" that give u 25 % chance to deal bonus 100 magic damage and pierce through evasion . Magic dmg also means that it ignores armor that is good against tanky enemies or enemies with high armor values. It will also enable u to get kills faster and easily due bonus 100 dmg ... After that u should get "Quarterstaff" because your aim should be building moneky king bar which is great after 7.14 update because it now gives damage like few years ago and then 75% possibility of landing strike with bonus 100 magical dmg (last update was 60 pure dmg).
You can also buy few "Town portal scrolls" to become more mobile .
After that you need to get "Aeon Disk" that will enable you to survive critical situations and will get u hm and mana , not to forget debuffing and damage block every 100 seconds with 2.5 seconds damage block .
After that you need "Teleport boots" so you don't need to spend more money on "Scrolls" . You can get another "Maelstrom" , it's completely your choice . Then u can get "Desolator" and use upgrade 2 "Javelins" to "MKB" that will give u amazing attack speed with some pure damage and 75 % possibility for true strike ...
Final build and Optional Items :
Firstly you need to upgrade "Maelstrom" to "Mjollnir" . That's how you will max out your attack speed and also get more chain damage .
Your 6th item for final build is optional Of course you can buy "Heart" instead , or "Octarine Core".
Also if enemy team has silence or disablers , best item for you would be "Black king bar" .
Of course , you can sell "MKB" and buy "Bloodthorn" that will also give you true strike on silenced units , but it's not good idea if they have "Black king Bar" or Linken's Sphere" . If you play against mana heroes like medusa and Wraith King or someone like then u can buy "Manta Style" with "Diffusial Blade" , and trust me with that and talent vlv 10 "20 mana break" you will drink them up in no time ...
It's up to who you play against , so choose these optional items wise .
Pushers are also known as great in teamwork because they can do splitpush easily . Also sometimes destroying enemy towers can be more important than killing an enemy hero ...
That means that sometimes you can be great team player if you play this build for weaver because of your zone damage that deal damage to multiple heroes at same time ...
You can save your teammates with your ult if you buy scepter . It would be perfect if you had alchemist in team so you wouldn't need to buy scepter . Also you can put your sphere on important players in team and be their support in teamfights .
1. PLAY SAFE WHATEVER LANE U PLAY AND ALWAYS USE SECOND SKILL ONLY IF U NEED TO ESCAPE OR GET A KILL
2. MAX OUT 2nd AND 3rd SKILLS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND ALWAYS CARRY A "TP"
3. AS SOON AS YOU CAN , GET KEY ITEMS "MAELSTROM" "Javelins"
4. PLAY SAFE , ALWAYS EXPECT GANKING AND BE SURE TO HARASS ENEMIES WITH YOUR 3rd SKILL (TAKE CREEPS WITH IT ONLY IF ENEMY HEROES PULL BACK)
5. BE PUSHER AND ENJOY YOUR GAMEPLAY AND OFC FFS
Check my new weaver guide :