This build is mainly based on high magic damage nukes early game (~580 damage before reductions), that let you kill some enemies and farm your core items. Then you can make use of them by stacking high amounts of agility and continue carrying game with strong right clicks.
As a small defenseless fish (not counting Pounce
ofc) you need some early survivability. Stout Shield
with 3 "GG" Iron Branch
es are good pickup, giving some early stats and block, and all can be transformed into better items ( Poor Man's Shield
and Magic Wand
and Healing Salve
are needed to regen until you have your ult. If you have problem with last hits you MAY change shield to Quelling Blade
, but it will only delay your Poor Man's Shield
is picked up on nearly all heroes as main hp/mana regen item, and Slark
isn't exception. Even if you have guaranted high hp regeneration, still you need mana to use your other skills and gank effectively. Also makes some space in your inventory.
Poor Man's Shield
gives you some killing potential in early game due to it's 6 agi gain, and you don't have to sell your 20 block!
Boots of Speed
are standard pickup on every hero, Slark
benefit even more, cause ulti increase your movement speed by % not by fixed amount.
Orb of Venom
is the item that let you chase more easily thanks to it's 12% movement slow and build into Eye of Skadi
Town Portal Scroll
ALWAYS CARRY ONE, THIS ITEM SAVE LIFES AND WIN GAMES.
All these items can be bought in side shop, so there is no need to use courier.
These are your game winning items.
give you early survivability and attack speed, also stat switching is useful if you know how to use it. You should have them switched to str until you have more than 1k hp to ensure, that you won't die too fast.
Sange and Yasha
is your first big pickup, that let's you start killing your enemies like machine. With movement speed bonus you will reach max speed, agi and str gives you both some needed survivability and damage, and we can't forget about passive maim, that will guarantee some kills and make chases very easy.
so at start I mentioned that Slark
don't have any reliable disable. Now you can change senseless chases that ended with Town Portal Scroll
being used into ruthless kills, sometimes there won't be any chase, cause enemy will be locked down in place. With fast stacking passive and stun you can take even 2 or 3 vs 1 fights (talking about pubs).
is well known for it's attack speed bonus and lightnings. Slark
also know Mjollnir for giving him possibility to stack godlike amounts of agility with Essence Shift
The game should be ended now, but if not...
Time to end this
So now you became true demon, with 3k hp, unimaginable fast attacks and tons of slows. Eye of Skadi
is rare pickup, cause most games should end at the moment you bought Mjollnir
, but if enemies were fool enough to let you buy this, I guess that's the moment to finish the game. With 25 lvl and Eye of Skadi
you can feel like true str tank with carry-like attacks.
Sometimes enemy carries will get Butterfly
, so you need to let them taste your blade and hit even harder.
Gives you 10/9/8/7/6/5/4 seconds of "free" attacking, where you don't have to care about most stuns. Remember that most ultimates goes through this.
Adds truly reliable stun to your skillset as well as some nice damage.
Overall nice ganking and disabling item, allows you to be more bossy and take off stronger targets.
Makes your Pounce
much easier to land and gives you another possibility of activating your passive during fights.
Makes killing carries so much easier for your team, take if you don't plan to carry so much.
Talking about invis detection, allows you to take out wards and helps during ganks on invis heroes.
4 Carries in my team :<
Nice aura items that can boost your hard carry, take only if you have one and you rely on him (makes Slark weaker late game).
I hate SNY
Actually I suggest buying them with the other, right click maxing build, to have best effect. However, you can buy them if you don't like Sange and Yasha
- the only reason I would get this item is to upgrade Yasha
to other item than Sange and Yasha
, or if my illusions would have any useful benefits from my passives, but they don't have.
Mask of Madness
- I know that you don't need that item to own games and leaving you vulnerable to nukes and stuns is too much risk.
- I bought this item couple of times on Slark
and tbh I never used it. Slark
don't need such strong lifesteals, when he can just run away and come back with full hp after a while.
Heart of Tarrasque
- I've seen once some1 buying this item on Slark
. Actually you don't need regen effect, because your ulti act like fountain (even better). Also if you wan't some hp, buy Eye of Skadi