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Ancient Apparition is a Balla

November 27, 2012 by adventure
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DotA2 Hero: Ancient Apparition

Purchase Order

Starting solo mid

Healing Salve
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Iron Branch

Core Solo mid #1

Magic Wand
Urn of Shadows
Power Treads
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Force Staff

Core Solo Mid #2

Magic Wand
Power Treads
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Force Staff

Lane Support Starting Items

Observer Ward
Healing Salve
Iron Branch
Iron Branch

Optional Shindigs

Linken's Sphere
Dagon 1
Ethereal Blade
Arcane Boots
Rod of Atos


Animal Courier
Arcane Boots
Flying Courier
Observer Ward
Sentry Ward

Hero Skills

Cold Feet

1 3 5 8

Ice Vortex

2 4 7 9

Chilling Touch

Ice Blast

6 11 16


10 12 13 14 15 17 18

Ancient Apparition is a Balla

November 27, 2012


Ancient Apparition is a balla.

Skill Build Reasons + usage

A few people like getting Chilling Touch because of the extra damage you can put on your carry, I however do not and heres why.

-AA is squishy and really needs the stats
-15% attack speed slow(bleh)
-Cooldown is kinda long

If you're one of those people who like to get it instead if you like.

AA has his own little wombo combo. First you want to drop Ice Vortex to slow an enemy who his clearly afraid of you. Next, you want to drop your Cold Feet on them then immediately use your Euls on them. They will land, and shortly after be stunned for 3.5 seconds.

Now, how do you follow this up? You can drop your ulti on their ***(lead it a little bit) and just auto attack them. After all that, the enemy will be dead, or close to it and will run away.

It should go without saying that you should slow those running away if chasing. Dropping an ulti in the middle of a team fight stops all healing and doesnt a decent nuke damage + the whole shatter threshold. Using cold feet on the enemy carry during a team fight could be crucial as well. They're likely not to be moving much and will get stunned. If you got Chilling Touch, go ahead and use it where you see fit.

Item Choices

First off, you're a support first and foremost. If your team needs a courier, get the damn courier. Wards is optional.

Standard regen goes without saying and should be adjusted to your needs. If you expect heavy harass, get another salve or tango, if not dont worry. If you're a lane support, grab Observer wards and ward defensively but cover the rune.

Now as for your core. I get Treads over Arc boots because you're squishy. If your team needs arc boots however, get them. Wand is for that mad health and mana regen early on. I tried not getting a wand for a few games but I found myself doing worse because I didn't have the stats and regen.

You can choose between Mek and Urn. If your team doesnt have a Mek, get that over urn. If your team has one, grab Urn.

Euls is a great follow up item for Cold Feet, however a Rod of Atos can also work due to the powerful slow. Force staff is great for the stats and mobility. It has saved my life many a times.

Optional Shindigs. This little section is all items I have built before for ***** and giggles. Eth blade and Dagon in combination with your Cold feet, Ice Vortex and Ult is hilarious. If you do that dont wait for your stun to activate. Just nuke them down.

A bottle is good for rune control obviously, but if someone else could do that, its better. Bracers are great for a little extra health.

I have done a Mjollnir, Linkens and Daedalus in a bunch of private games and it turns out to be pretty hilarious. Attack speed sits at 0.53 and you crit 800.

Note: The only thing in the Shindigs I actually really recommend is Bottle, Bracer, Arc Boots, Rod of Atos, Linkens, and maybe Eth Blade. Everything else is for pure giggles.


-Dont over extend
-Dont take farm from carries
-Buy courier if need be
-Buy wards
-Sacrifice yourself if you need to save your carry
-Dont feed

If you do all this, the AA game will go just fine and you should win.

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