Hello internet traveller and welcome to my guide for Bloodseeker. This is a situational build (as is every build) and my personal favourite way to play the hero.
A few things this guide assumes:
Pretty standard - if you are solo mid or 1v1 solo side lane you should be able to get away with stout + quelling blade and tango for starting items. However be aware of your low HP early on as you are quite susceptible to ganks. Replace the quelling blade with stats and go for an early magic stick/wand if you anticipate a hard lane.
This is where this build differs from many others.
Boots are either Power Treads or Phase Boots. Up to you and how the game plays; I prefer Treads if i'm going to build Blademail to offset the lack of HP, or Phase Boots if i'm going to build Necronomicon to let me run through the Necro units as they love to block you at the worst times. Little extra dmg is nice too.
Blademail is generally a situational item for most heroes, however Bloodseeker can make a case for it being useful early on. The theory is that if you ult someone they either run and die or they stand and fight, which is where the Blademail active comes into play. It also gives you some good armor and mana, who doesn't want that?
I prefer only one point into Bloodrage until late game, 5 seconds of targeted silence is one of the best one point wonders of the game.
I emphasise Thirst over Bloodbath. The added MS given and the added vision is amazing compared to a little more sustain. Of course adjust if the game requires it.
Skill rupture where possible. Once you get it you should be ganking your *** off. The extra mana from Blademail/Necronomicon will allow you to gank for longer without returning to the fountain.
Skill rotation when ganking will vary depending on the hero being ganked (gankee?). If they have an escape such as blink/invis then lead with Bloodrage into Rupture. Else just rupture and save your Bloodrage for any support they have or the gankee themselves if they have too much burst.
A good hero for beginners to learn and a fun hero for veterans to stomp with, Bloodseeker is a niche hero for sure. This build attempts to fill some of those gaps in Bloodseeker's kit by providing utility and the mana he needs to be constantly ganking. Played right you should be getting a kill every time Rupture is off cooldown.
Give this build a try. Criticism is welcome and encouraged, I have no doubt that further refinements will be necessary.
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