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Helios esports Anti-mage Guide

January 21, 2014 by Musik
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Hero Build

DotA2 Hero: Anti-Mage

Hero Skills

Mana Break



1 8 9 12


2 17 18

Mana Void

6 11 16


4 5 7 10 13 14 15

Helios esports Anti-mage Guide

January 21, 2014


Hey guys this is Musik here from Helios esports. This is the first Dota 2 guide I ever done, been playing Dota 1 & 2 combined for 9 years. I watched a lot of The international 2012, and learnt tons from DK.BurNIng on how to play anti-mage very well. Anyways, lets get started! :) don't forget to support, vote up if you like this guide ( I might make more if I found people like these guides )

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Anti-mage's Pros and Cons


    1. very good late game
    2. good at split push after 1 item (Battlefury)
    3. extremely tanky against magical damage thanks to spell shield (50% extra magic reduction)
    4. very mobile/ hard to catch ( have blink )
    5. Generally good against high mana pool heroes
    6. High armor
    1. item dependent
    2. low hp pool
    3. quite high base movement speed - 315


Mana Break
Burns an opponent's mana on each attack. Mana Break deals 60% of the mana burned as damage to the target. Mana Break is a Unique Attack Modifier, and does not stack with other Unique Attack Modifiers. Mana burn is blocked by magic immunity. You can lifeleech the damage dealt by this skill with a Lifesteal aura.
-60% mana burn into bonus damage
-Unique attack modifier

Short distance teleportation that allows Anti-Mage to move in and out of combat.

-High cooldown early levels
-Can use to chase or run away

Spell Shield
Increases Anti-Mage's resistance to magic damage.

-Free 1 and 2/3 Hood of defiance (almost 4000 gold for free - the regeneration of course)

Mana Void
For each point of mana missing by the target unit, damage is dealt to it and surrounding enemies. The main target is also mini-stunned.

-This mini-stun goes through magic immunity
-Hard to use due to you have to check how much mana your foe have.


Anyone that keeps the target in place for you to chop them up

Crystal Maiden: frostbite keeps people in place and her mana aura allows you to have unlimited blink pretty much

Magnus: Reverse polarity + Empower make you chop in area easy Rampage.

Anyone that can disable/Silence you or kill you alone when you split push/farm

Storm Spirit: you can try running but if he have tons of mana he will track you down! not to mention his 2.5 sec disable

Bane: Fiend's Grip rapes anyone for 5 seconds!

Bloodseeker: Silence you for days and also you can't run away from Rupture


Thanks to that I can make this guide possible

Thanks to my manager Chibista for forcing me to make this guide

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