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Biscuit's Guide to Nature's Prophet

November 22, 2013 by Super_Biscuit
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The All Rounder

DotA2 Hero: Nature's Prophet


Purchase Order

Starting Items

Core Items

Endgame Items



Hero Skills

Sprout

4 12 13 14

Teleportation

2 7 8 9

Nature's Call

1 3 5 10

Wrath of Nature

6 11 16

Talents

15 17 18


Biscuit's Guide to Nature's Prophet

Super_Biscuit
November 22, 2013


Biscuit's Guide to Nature's Prophet

Welcome to my second guide here on DOTAFire. Nature's Prophet is one of my favorite heroes because he can be helpful throughout the entire game. He's able to help out with early ganks, split push during the mid game, and become a fearsome DPS hero in the late game. He's also one of the easier heroes to jungle with and is not as micro intensive as some may suspect. So, without further ado, I give you my personal guide to Nature's Prophet.

Introduction

Furion, the Nature's Prophet

Also known as one of the most annoying, no-fun-allowed heroes in DotA. That is, unless he's on your team. His Sprout is an often overlooked ability that can lock an enemy in place or hide yourself. His other ability, Nature's Call, is what allows him to jungle effectively, freeing up space for a 2-1-1-1 laning setup. His ultimate Wrath of Nature fits perfectly with his playstyle and, if used correctly, can push every lane at once, or assist with a gank, all while in his own jungle. But the reason NP is one of the most fearsome split pushers in the game is his last skill, Teleportation. This allows him to be literally anywhere on the map at any given time, and makes him one of the most frustrating heroes to play against in the entire game.

Pros / Cons

Pros

+ Global presence that your enemy must respect
+ One of, if not the, best split pushers in the game
+ Easy to farm with
+ Can turn a lost game into a victory with pushes


Cons

- Very squishy early game
- Has mana problems while jungling
- Lacks a hard stun / requires items for lockdown
- Requires intense map awareness or team communication to be successful

Skills

Sprout


Type:
Targets:

Active
Target Unit/Point Target
Sprouts a ring of trees around a unit, trapping it in place.

Level

1


2


3


4

Mana

100


120


140


160

Damage

N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A

Cooldown

11


10


9


8

Range

600


600


600


600

AoE

150


150


150


150

Duration

3


3.75


4.5


5.25

Effect

Blocks enemy vision if used on self


Blocks enemy vision if used on self


Blocks enemy vision if used on self


Blocks enemy vision if used on self


Notes:
  • Can target any unit that is not spell immune
  • Can be targeted on the ground to trap spell immune targets
  • Combos well with both Sprout and Teleportation




Teleportation


Type:
Targets:

Active
Target Point
Teleports to any point on the map.

Level

1


2


3


4

Mana

50


50


50


50

Cooldown

50


30


40


20

Cast Duration

3


3


3


3


Notes:
  • Can be interuppted with the "stop" command at anytime without wasting cooldown or mana
  • Enemies can see where the target point is due to a sprouting tree animation
  • Double clicking will automatically target the fountain




Nature's Call


Type:
Targets:

Active
Trees
Converts an area of trees into Treants. Treants have 550 HP and deal 21-23 damage.

Level

1


2


3


4

Mana

160


160


160


160

Num. of Treants

2


3


4


5

Cooldown

37


37


37


37

Range

750


750


750


750

AoE

150


225


300


375

Duration

60


60


60


60


Notes:
  • Treants have 0 base armor
  • Their day/night vision range is 1200/800
  • Can only create as many treants as there are trees in the target area




Wrath of Nature


Type:
Targets:


Active
Enemy Units
Damaging energy bounces around the map, striking enemies close to the cast point that are in vision. Each enemy hit beyond the first adds damage.

Level

1


2


3

Mana

150


200


250

Cooldown

90


75


60

Range

Global


Global


Global

Damage

140 (155)


180 (210)


225 (275)

+Dmg per Bounce

7%


7%


7%

Max Targets

16 (18)


16 (18)


16 (18)


Notes:
  • Only affects units in vision
  • Can be cast through the minimap
  • BKB blocks damage but continues the bounce, whereas Linkens will block the entire spell if the holder is the first targeted unit, otherwise only block damage

Role and Item Discussion

As previously stated, Nature's Prophet is a great jungler whose role is determined by his item choices. In turn, his item choices should be determined the composition of both teams. This makes him a very versatile and fun hero to play. If you are unsure of how to jungle with this hero, check out Youtube. There's a ton of stuff showing you the best ways to jungle.

First off, I'd like to tackle the age old question of "what boots should I get on Nature's Prophet?" First off, let's discuss boots you should NEVER get. While Arcane Boots seem like they might be a good option, you overcome your mana troubles by the mid game, and these boots won't help you push waves or jungle effectively. Tranquil Boots are also bad since Furion is constantly right clicking. Don't get Boots of Travel... just don't.

So the choices come down to Phase Boots and Power Treads. Really, each boot has it's merits. PBs give you a great damage increase and a nice move speed boost for quick escapes. PTs on the other hand give you a nice attack speed bonus and can increase one stat by 8. In the pro scene, it seems like PBs are getting the nod rather than PTs, but try out both and see which you like more.

Now for the builds. The "All Rounder" build can get you through most games, having decent push, gank, and carry potential. Your big item goal here is a quick Scythe of Vyse since it gives you great stats, great regen, and a great disable.

The "Ganker" build is best used if the enemy has many squishy heroes that you can burst down easily. The big item here is Dagon. You can either follow this up with an Aghanim's Scepter for a stronger global ultimate, or a disable item like Rod of Atos, Orchid Malevolence or Scythe of Vyse.

The "Pusher" Build is perfect if the other team has great team fight heroes, but lacks raw pushing or counter pushing power. The two major items you want with this build are Necronomicon and Desolator. Ideally, you don't want the game to go on for too long when you're using this build, as it doesn't necessarily have the greatest late game potential.

Finally, the "Carry" build is perfect if your team is lacking in the late game DPS department. Desolator paired with another big damage item such as Monkey King Bar or Daedalus can wreck havoc on an enemy team.

The beauty of Nature's Prophet is that he can safely farm up almost any item to counter the opposing team's carry or overall strategy. This makes him a powerful asset to any team!

Summary

Well guys, there you have it!

Four builds for Nature's Prophet, but don't let this guide confine you. Furion can farm up almost any item combination, so get out there and experiment. Find your own personal combo that you can stomp pubs with and send them to Reddit crying for nerfs >=)

Once again, thank you for reading my second guide, and if you have any suggestions, criticisms, or praises, feel free to leave a comment below.

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