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Banehallow The Lycanthrope 7.++

October 16, 2017 by muhdiar999
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DotA2 Hero: Lycan

Purchase Order

Early Game





Late Game


Hero Skills

Summon Wolves

1 4 8 9


11 13 14 16

Feral Impulse

2 3 5 7


6 12 18


10 15

Hero Talents

+3 Wolves Summoned
+600 Howl Hero Health
+8s Shapeshift Duration
+16% Feral Impulse Damage
+8 Feral HP Regen
+12% Cooldown Reduction
+5 Armor
+20 Damage

Banehallow The Lycanthrope 7.++

October 16, 2017


Lycan.. The Night Hunter... ok it's all about the Lycan.. so.. when we talk about Lycan, all of us will think about the wolf.. The beast.. His twin wolves can help him in many thing such as scouting, deny rune, farming, slowing enemies and also pushing. Talking about pushing.. this hero can destroy a tower less than 5 sec if you got your item.. The best thing about this wolf, Lycan can easily chase his enemy... The only thing that you need to know about this hero is.. without FARM, you are NOTHING!!

Dont pick this hero when:

- There are too many stunner in enemies team
- There are too many escaper in enemies team like Ember Spirit and Storm Spirit
- There are summoner or illusioner like Phantom Lancer and Chaos Knight in enemies team
- You are the laziest farmer
- You are scary to chasing your enemies



-Fast farmer
-Good Pusher
-Nothing can slow you


-Really need item
-Useless in team
-Once fail.. it's too hard for your comebcak


Summon Wolves

One of your advantages.. this wolves can do almost everything that you need in the match... This wolf should be helpful in early-mid-late game if you know a few functions of this wolves.

-Deny Rune
Before the game start, summon your wolves and bring them to the enemy's rune spots, if possible, deny their rune. When the battle start, summon your wolves again and move to the jungle to start farming

The only thing that make you be the farmer is your wolves. When early jungle phase, you can use your wolves to add extra damage when farming. This will allow you to clearing the camp easily. Also help you tank in jungle when your hp is low.

Also your wolves profession. Your wolves became invisble in level 4, that's mean that you can ambush your enemy and what's your wolves function? place them in the enemy jungle, make sure that there are no enemy's friends nearby him.

Your wolves damage are great, don't igore this pottention. Remember that you have your important skill.. Feral Impuls, this will allow you to destroy the tower in a few seconds.


This skill is not very important when you are jungling. You can take this skill in mid game. This skill verry easy to use. Giving additional damage and health to all your friendly unit when you activated it. This skill will be very helpful in team. you can activated it during WAR, HUNTING, PUSHING.

Feral Impulse

This skill is your main skill in jungle, giving you extra damage also health regen. The best way to stay in jungle is by taking this skill in early game. This will allow you to stay in the jungle until your item done.


This skill is your advantage in your solo hunt. Giving additional damage by it's crit chance and also haste movement speed. That's mean that you cannot slowed by any slow. If you turned into a chicken ( Hex ) you also can run like a wolf. This can very helpful when you want to gank your enemy. By using his skill, you can got 1 or 2 kills in early game



The purpose of this item is only one, give more survivality during the process of creeping in jungle

Stout Shield

Giving you more tankiness in jungling phase

Quelling Blade

Giving you extra damage, also allow you to move in the jungle faster

Enchanted Mango

Giving you extra hp regen in early game in the jungle. Don't consume it when you really dont need istant mana

Mask of Madness

Giving you extra health everytime you attack enemies ( Lifesteal ) and also extra attack speed to make your jungling phase better. Don't activate it when you are in 1vs2 match, it will make you die faster ( except you got your items )

Power Treads

Giving you more attack speed and movement speed and also extra strength. Thats mean that you got extra hp and also extra damage. This item will allow you to chase your enemy better in early

Armlet of Mordiggian

Damage item which is very suitable for Carry lycan. This item are too cheap but gives you too much. Damage, armor, and HP instant. Do not worry about your minus regen, because it will just turn away his unholy strength when the wolves exist (it was only for 8-15 seconds) makes you more great critical damage .. In addition, you have the right lifesteal ..

Echo Sabre

This item verrrrry suitable for you if you really want to build your Lycan to the hitter. Giving you extra attack, that's mean that your critical will kill your enemies faster. Also giving you extra mana regen which is one of your problem in game

Skull Basher

Because these items are already cooldown so you will not be able to produce a bash. But Skull basher will remove your main problem, because you also need a semi-disabler when chased in the Maximum MS.

Helm of The Dominator

This item will allow you to dominate one creep. The creep will give you extra strength to destroy a tower. I suggest you to dominate the red bear and the big wolf. Extra attack speed or extra damage. Its good for chasing and pushing. Also giving you health regen and extra attack speed aura.


Also to make the army to destroy your enemies tower. This item can summon 2 worriors and you can push tower easily. Also giving you more strength and intelligence. This also will help you to chase the invisible hero such as Riki and Clinkz because the summons have a true sight

Black King Bar

Do not leave this item. You need to buy this for your comfortable in war. You have a great damage and physical strength. But you also can be stunned by the great stunner such as Dragon Knight and Sven. Use Black King Bar to improve your defense against your enemies


This item is the best for lycan. Corruption makes your critical damage very hurt. Also give you more damage. If your enemy's armor reduced, your wolves hits also will be hurt

Assault Cuirass

Extra attack speed for you. Also give your team armor aura and reduced your enemies armor. This item should very helpful in war

Monkey King Bar

If your enemies is Phantom Assassin or anyone who will have a great evation, this item will help you to kill them. Also good for make sure your enemies also infront of you with it's mini stun.

Moon Shard

Attack Speed Increased until you can become beasts in the game

Octarine Core

Always in wolf form. With your 15% cooldown reduction talent + 25% of this item cooldown reduction + 18sec Shapeshift duration,you will always in the form of lycan!! Don't buy this if you are in serious match hahaha

Abyssal Blade

Upgrade your skull basher to this item that gives the ability to produce a bash, you can also add your immuiety to psyhical damagie

Smoke of Deceit

Help you to be invisible when doing Roshan. Always use this when you want to take down Roshan

Phase Boots

You will not always be the wolf

Boots of Travel

Great item for pushing

Heart of Tarrasque

Make sure that your hp always full

Aegis of the Immortal

Nothing can stop you


When we are talking about talets, this can be one of the most confused thing to choose. Lets see what will we choose

+15 Damage vs +200 Health

+15 Damage

Choose this if your enemies are only the papers. You can kill your enemies team easily in early game with +15 Damage. This also can help you to push the enemy tower. It's better to take +15 Damage from +200 Health when you want to push or killing.

+200 Health

+200 Health are great for facing any hero that can kill you easily. +200 Health in early game can save you if you ganked by your enemies

+12 Feral HP Regen vs +12 Strength

+12 Feral HP Regen

this is great when you are going to be pusher. With +12 Feral HP Regen, the tower will never hurt you anymore

+12 Strength

Choose this talent when you want to get additional hp and damage. This can help you when you are in war or solo match.

+15% Evation vs +15% Cooldown Reduction

+15% Evation

+15% evation are great in facing hitter enemies such as Sniper and Phantom Assassin. The evation will help you to tank more damage.

+15% Cooldown Reduction

+15% Cooldown Reduction can help you to summon your wolves faster. This mean that you can push tower in anytime you want.

+15s Shapeshift Duration vs +2 Wolves Summoned

+15s Shapeshift Duration

This talent will help you in being hitter and stunner. Giving critical chance and haste movement speed. Great when the game still needing war.

+2 Wolves Summoned

The most effective talent when you are going to be the great pusher. Just dont take this when the enemies creep already in mega form. They can easily kill 4 of your wolves. The 2 additional wolves are great when you combined it with Necronomicon and Dominator.


When we talk about early game, Lycan is really useless for his team, except his 2nd skill, Howl. That's why you should jungle and give your lane to another hero who really need it.

Before start your game, chose your role, what you want to be? Pusher? Hitter? Stunner?


When you want to be the hitter, make sure a that your enemies are paper and not the crazy tank like Sven and Dragon Knight. This will Help you to kill them easily. Your main item is Echo Sabre, which can help you in mana problem, to make sure that you are always have a mana stock when you really need it. With Armlet extra attack speed, you will land more hit and damage to your opponent.


When the enemies team pick a semi tank like Slardar and Pudge, you can be the stunner. There are few reason for this. One of the reasons is to make sure that they can't run from you. For example, Slardar can rune away from you and also can stun you, before this happen, you should get your Skull Basher first. Use Shapeshift, activate you Mask of Madness and then kill him. With your Mask of Madness extra attack speed, you may bash your opponent 2 times. Your opponent will never get his chance to run.


With your non-ultimate skills, you are born to be the pusher. By buying Helm of The Dominator and Necronomicon, you can destroy your tower easily. You can dominate Jungle Troll if you want ta make extra army, by taking Jungle Troll, it's possible to get 7 minnions to destroy a tower. You can also dominate Red Bear and Big Wolf. Extra attack speed for your team or crazy bonus damage for your pusher team. The most important thing there are NO CLEAVE OR ANYTHING THAT CAN KILL YOU MINNIONS EASILY.


When we talk about jungling, there are few things that you should alert.

First, watch carefully, who is the roamer in the enemy's team.

There maybe pick Pudge or Riki. This is the real trouble for you. Riki can easily got xp from your farm. Pudge can easily kill you with his partner. Then what is the solution? I suggest you to just laning. Actually, there are no different between jungling and farming for you. If you are going to laning, make sure to take Howl first, not Summon Wolves. This can help you last hitting, not giving additional xp and gold for your enemies.

Second, think wisely, who is the side laner for you.

If it is tank or someone who can kill the enemy's creep alone like Axe, you can pull your creep.

How To Pull Creep

-At 45sec of every minutes, hit the easy camp and bring them to your creep wave
-Let your creep hit the jungle creep
-When you see the low hp creep, deny and last hit.
-By that way,you can easily get last hit without losing your hp

Third, if you have a few trouble in jungling like you need to restore your hp or mana, just suicide.

In early game, it's only a few second for you to revive. Don't worry about your gold, you can easily get it back by farming. Buy your Mask of Madness and farm fast to get your Ultimate.

Level 6

After you are reached level 6, find your main target first. If it's possible, the target should be the enemy's lowest level hero, someone who can't stun or hex, someone who can't be invisible, someone who alone in lane.

Use your Shapeshift, chase him, kill him, if their friend come, just go back, dont be greedy, you are still young. If you killed him, go back to the jungle. Farm, farm, farm. Until your Ultimate is ready, find another target, easy target. That's what you will do in early game. 1vs1


Mid game... You should finished your Black King Bar at least.

Now its the time be what you want to be


Your main target now is their support, in team fight, the enemies support will make a big trouble to your team. Dissabling, slowing and anything. Kill their support first. Majority of support are easy to get killed by you, for example, Crystal Maiden and Jakiro. You can kill them with or without your Black King Bar. Always bring TP to make sure that you are safe after ganking their support.


For stunner. Your main target is the hardest hero to get killed by your team. Bring your disabler or all of your team to kill him. You can kill them by using your Black King Bar and your Skull Basher, you should be able to land maybe 2 bash to your enemy. With your Black King Bar, you can chase him down without get stunned by him. For sure, bring TP to make sure that you can teleport back to your base if enemies come to you.


When you are playing as the pusher, make sure that your ultimate are ready when you are going tu push any tower. Activate your Howl and then Mask of Madness, destroy their tower. If the enemy come to you, use Shapeshift to make sure that you can run to the safe place. Why not use TP? when pushing, the enemy can ambush you from back. You can also get stunned and the last your Channeling will cancelled by it. So, if you want to run from them, make sure you have your ulitimate. Your ultimate cannot be dispell by anything, thats mean, you still can run after the duration of enemies stun is done.


Lets say that you have all of your item. You should end this game before they end you back. When the late game begin, your team should active ambushing the enemies. This is the only one use of your wolves in late game. Move them to find your enemies. click "M" to make sure that your wolves are only follow them not hit them. You or your team also can teleport to your wolves. Because of your wolves are invisible, your teleportation animation will never appear on enemies monitor and you can make a supprise to them.

When you want to end the game, make sure that u are not waiting for mega creep. You can do mega creep if your enemy still paper, but not when your status with him are same. Just push their mid lane and destroy their Ancient. We dont want to see their comeback by waiting for mega creep. Remember, end as fast as possible your match.

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