So Hi, this is my first guide and english is not my native language so yeahh,,
It is rare for me to see a player who's using Sun Ray skill to it's full potential and that is why I am creating this guide
AND I know you'll ask "why you didn't take Fire Spirits skill"
to answer that, Phoenix's skills can make him a squishy hero in early-mid game because almost all of his skills are using his own HP to activated, so the best choice is to pick Stats and it will help your phoenix HP regen as well your Mana regen
I've tried experimenting picking Fire Spirits Skill in early game and the result is, I sacrificed a lots of HP to use all his skill including Sun Ray in mid game and another reason is I like the sun ray more lol, later explained in this guide
If you're new to this hero and don't know what items to pick or using Phoenix skills, you may read this:
each build has pros and cons, but I'm recommending Build 1. why? I'll explain it in below
Before I begin, know this that you have to take Icarus Dive skill in every build because
Have HP Regen Problem? this will save you in early game when you spam your skills which consuming your HP
This will helps you with your Mana problem and can heal your HP too!
Will provide you with more regen and can heal your allies too!
More HP Regen it's good for you and it grants you 30% Magic Resistance which is good if enemies target you with nuke spells. Can Later be upgraded too Pipe of Insight
This will pretty much solve your HP problem
Enemies are running away from you? this can help you, and can be use as a combo with your ultimate!
Targeted by enemies nukes and disable? this is your best choice. Why not Black King Bar ? your role is not as a tank, your objective is to deals as much as DPS as possible from far away. so if enemies try to gank on you, run away!
I'm not sure about this item because you'll have to really work together with your teammates if you want to pull it off because if in the middle of battle, you put your allies into your supernova, the enemies will be more focus on hitting your egg/supernova unless they're all stunned.
At the start of the game, if you're Radiant choose bottom line, if you're Dire choose Top line, it's more easy to aim your Sun Ray in the safe lane because the straight enemy escape routes
When you casting Sun Ray, try not to go forward first, try to aim then predict their next movement and don't use/spam it until Sun Ray reaches lv 2 because it's not worth for damages and HP drains. when you reach lv 6 and get Supernova you're safe to spam Lazer Beam or goes aggresive.
When your team will going to war or at war, cast Sun Ray first (and watch out not too overextended because you'll get kidnap) to inflict damages and heal your allies and then if you're sure your enemies has cast their key skills/spells and your allies can protect you, you can cast Icarus Dive and then cast Supernova that way their team will have to choose between finishing their opponent in front of him or hit your Sun right away to avoid stun
The most common mistake for using Sun Ray is a player still move forward while activating Sun Ray even though the enemy is close or not running away from you anymore. The closer your enemy, The more easier for them to dodge it by turning left or right. so when the enemy stop trying to running away from you by turning left or right, stop your phoenix and try to keep them close at the tip of your laser beam.
But what if they manages to run away from my laser beam? that is why you save Icarus Dive in this situation to chase your enemy
That's pretty much it for the basic
hey I can't give you a detailed gameplay tips because improvisation is the key of victory man!
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