Hello, I am Firaja and this is my guide on Necrolyte. This guide is based on my personal exprerience on this hero.
I will be going over the hero skills, items and play style. I will try to be as exhaustive as possible during your reading.
Last premise: this guide is for those who already have a little experience with Necrolyte (in any case I will try to explain the basics of this guy); but above all I don't recommend this hero for dota beginners (regardless of the build).
Oh and last but not least sorry for my bad english and feedback will be appreciated. This is my first guide
In public match after picking Necrolyte you can often read on chat
RiGhTcLiCkEr: can u play necro?
Why? there is a saying: if tou pick Necrolyte or you are noob or you are pro.
Most of the average players don't know how to use this hero because of his play style (I will talk about that further); BUT you can take this to your advantage: opponents may underestimate you because few know the potential of this hero (in pubs).
This guide is not the universal bible of Necrolyte and it has some limitations (especially in early/mid game).
It can't be used when
Necrolyte releases a wave of death around him, dealing damage to enemy units and healing allied units.
Necrolyte stills the hearts of his opponents, causing nearby enemy units to lose a percentage of their max health over time.
Max Health Lost Per Second: 0.6%/0.9%/1.2%/1.5%
Revelling in death and pain, the Necrolyte gains HP and mana regeneration for killing units. Lasts 6 seconds. Hero Kills give 10 times the bonus.
Mana Regen Per Second: 2/4/6/10
Health Regen Per Second: 1/2/3/4
Hero kills: Gives 10x the current bonus rate
Stuns the target enemy hero, then deals damage based on how much life it is missing.
Stun Duration: 1.5
Damage Dealt Per Missing Hit Point: 0.4/0.6/0.9 (0.6/0.9/1.2)
Cooldown: 100/85/70 (70/70/70)
Mana: 175/340/500 (150/340/500)
Damage is blocked; Stun is not
Increases damage per HP missing, decreases mana cost for Level 1, and decreases cooldown for levels 1 and 2.
Tango are very usefull to help you sustain lane harrasement
Blades of Attack helps you to last hit (ca$h) and harrass
Iron Branch gives you little stats and and should be turned into a Magic Wand
if you randomed buy other 2 Iron Branches
With this items you are very squishy and you must be very very carefull while farming!!!
Also keep in mind that if you harrass costantly you make 2 mistakes:
An early level of Death Pulse guarantees subsistence to you, but do not abuse: if you push too much you may be targeted for a gank.
At this stage your goal is farming better as you can. A really good companion is Lich that prevents you from pushing too much with Sacrifice.
You are a a really bad ganker ( Heartstopper Aura reveals you even if hidden, you are very slow (390) and you haven't any initiation skill); therefore stay in your lane and farm! As I said Blades of Attack facilitates last hitting.
Level 1 time Heartstopper Aura for a good passive harrassment and makes every tango reduced in power.
Don't be too aggressive unless a good coordination with your lane mate
It's time to get some kill!! Remember you are not a good hitter (like Morphling or Shadow Fiend): you make the difference if you use correctly Death Pulse and Reaper's Scythe; also even if your health is low try to stay close to the fight: if an enemy is fleeing is not so unlikely that Heartstopper Aura kills him.
Also remember that a good coordination with your team is very usefull: how many wasted Reaper's Scythes because all focus one target...team should reduce enemy tank's hp and let you to kill him easily! So meanwhile your team can focus other targets
If the enemy tank is not too dangerous then focus their carry
Using your ulti on a squishy hero or support is a waste too!!!
Another waste is using Death Pulse instantly: you should wait a bit in order to heal and damage. If you use this skill immediately you waste the healing power! (may seem like a small thing but really makes the difference)
With your double aura ( Radiance + Heartstopper Aura maxed) enemy supports with less than 1200/1500 hp can't stay too cloeser to the battle! If you decently farmed with Dagon enemy team will no longer have supports.
You have a moderate attack damage and with Bloodstone (or Heart of Tarrasque) the game is in your hands!
Keep alive and never initiate! Remember that often in late game a lost teamfight will decide the fate of the match!
In pubs game you are understimated
I noticed that in public matches peolple understimates you...and this is a good source of kills!
I have seen low hp carries who came to me in order to kill me, but they made a bad end thanks to Reaper's Scythe and I won a charge on my Bloodstone, HP / Mana regen...so I could stay in battle longer
Lion, Nyx Assassin, Bane, Sven, Tiny for their powerfull stuns/disables
Lich, Keeper of the Light if ueses Illuminate only to harrass and not to hit creeps
Venomancer if initiates correctly makes your double decay aura is really devastating
Lifestealer is the best anti-tank you can imagine
Huskar's Life Break + Reaper's Scythe = GG for low magic resistance enemies
Dazzle & Omniknight make you unbearable
Pudge because you don't have any escape
Dazzle can ruin your Reaper's Scythe with Shallow Grave
Silencer, Drow Ranger, Doom Bringer you are not very good if silenced and you can't help with your aura only
Riki just kidding...he's not a problem for smart players...just stay away from smoke and buy Gem of True Sight
I think this build for Necrolyte is quite uncommon because a lot of people build him as a support (me too). I have seen many pro players picking Necrolyte in pubs (in professional contexts this guy is less effective than other heroes) and builded like that (with some variations...like SingSing with Heaven's Halberd rotfl).
Also I think is very difficult to build a pure carry Necrolyte...is closer to the role of semy-carry
I really appreciate constructive feedbacks! This is my first guide
And sorry again for my bad english :( I promise I will improve
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