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Chaos is Fun...damental(In Depth Chaos Knight Guide)

June 9, 2012 by OhDatsApplesMate
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Hero Build

DotA2 Hero: Chaos Knight

Hero Skills

Chaos Bolt

1 4 6 8

Reality Rift

2 5 7 9

Chaos Strike

3 12 13 14


10 11 16


15 17 18

Chaos is Fun...damental(In Depth Chaos Knight Guide)

June 9, 2012


Chaos Knight(or Nessaj,referring to WC3's Dota) combines such roles as: Carry,Disable,Ganker,Pusher and even LaneSupport(Because of him being Disable). I also refer to him as "Assassin"(Hero to go 1v1 against other heroes). He can wipe out a lot amount of damage, if built right.


Chaos Bolt

Throws a mysterious bolt of energy at the target unit. It stuns for a random duration and deals random damage.
Range: 500
Stun Duration: 1-2/1-3/1-4/2-4
Damage: 1-200/50-225/75-250/100-275
Mana per cast: 140
Stun duration and damage appears above targeted unit's head (visible to allies and enemies).

Ability to disable is useful the whole game. Ganking, chasing, escaping etc. Maybe damage isn't so decent, but maxed duration (2-4) is just AWESOME. Maximum duration(4) can be compared to Enigma 's Black Hole .You shouldn't just SPAM it at early stages of the game, though, as it wastes a lot of mana.

Reality Rift

Teleports you, any images you have and the target unit to a random point along the line between the two of you. Gives you bonus attack damage for one attack.
Range: 550/600/650/700
Bonus Damage: 25/50/75/100
Bonus Duration: 1.2
Mana per cast: 70
Teleports Chaos Knight to a random point on the line between the units (between 30% and 80% of the distance).
Teleports the target unit to the same location as Chaos Knight, offset by 25 units towards Chaos Knight's original position.
Any illusions of Chaos Knight owned by the same player as Chaos Knight within a 1400 radius are also teleported to Chaos Knight's new position.
Chaos Knight and the target unit are made to face each other, and Chaos Knight and all teleported illusions are issued an attack order against the target unit.

Similar to Chaos Bolt this ability has multiple uses.You can also use it to try pushing your enemies to your towers early-game.I never really understood the bonus damage, though. It just makes sure, that if you are chasing a wounded enemy you kill him.

Chaos Strike

Chaos Knight's mojo gives him a chance to deal bonus damage.
Critical Chance: 10%
Critical Damage: 1.5/2/2.5/3

I grab this on 3-rd level and then leave it alone till i max Chaos Bolt and Reality Rift , for some bonus early-game damage. Even with that small chance, the damage is pretty cool.


Summons several copies of the Chaos Knight from alternate dimensions. The illusions deal full damage, but take double damage.
Duration: 24
Number of Illusions: 1/2/3
Mana per cast:125/200/275
This ability removes most buffs from Chaos Knight.


It's not THAT awesome, as it would have seem. I grab this on 10-th level, because of how much mana this wastes. I don't usually use it to deal damage, though you can try killing someone on lane with this ability, if you have a Disable hero as a partner.Just know that your enemy has partner too. You can use it to push(i mean destroying tower by that), avoid getting ganked(Try controlling your illusion, so your enemies would think it's you, though the chances are slim, if you try to do so with 10 level-th Phantasm ). You can use it in teamfights, too and combine it with Reality Rift.

Gameplay & Items

Early game

Just farm until you have 1250 gold.If your partner on lane is aggressive, use Chaos Bolt and Reality Rift to help him. You can try pulling your enemies with Reality Rift to towers, if they are close enough. After you are done with farming buy Boots of Speed and 2 Bracer. You have some awesome speed with boots of speed now! It's also a head start for Power Treads. Bracers you get for stats. Mostly health.When you have those items, you can continue farming or gank.

Mid game

When you get enough money, buy Helm of the Dominator. You can jungle with this item, use creeps with stun to kill enemies, and give a head start for Satanic!. Then get Power Treads for attack speed, little stat boost and speed.Focus on three things: pushing, ganking and jungling. If enemy is REALLY aggressive, get Monkey King Bar. Stun is going to help you alot.If not, go for the Divine Rapier and Aegis of the Immortal. Or, if you don't feel like getting Divine Rapier, situation seems pretty mild, or you just CAN'T get Divine Rapier, just continue with the item build.

Late game

When you have enough money, get Satanic.You can just wipe out damage without getting any damage, which is awesome.Deeper and deeper into the late game you can just forget jungling at all and focus on ganking, teamfights and pushing towers. Now, collect money for Butterfly. Why Butterfly ? It has everything Chaos Knight would need. He does need attack speed, also boosted by Agility. And evasion allows you to negate a lot of damage, which can be sometimes better than being able to hold a lot of hits. If the game is still not over, go for Divine Rapier and Aegis of the Immortal.


I'm Russian with English education, though i still can have some grammar mistakes, sorry for that. This is my first guide here, too. If there are any mistakes i will fix them.

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