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It's Demmok pushing time!

May 21, 2014 by Minimun
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DotA2 Hero: Warlock

Purchase Order

Start Items (Must have)

Animal Courier
Sentry Ward
Observer Ward
Healing Salve

Mid Game

Arcane Boots
Magic Wand
Force Staff
Observer Ward
Sentry Ward
Smoke of Deceit
Town Portal Scroll

Late Game

Aghanim's Scepter
Refresher Orb


Shiva's Guard
Scythe of Vyse
Heart of Tarrasque

Hero Skills

Fatal Bonds

1 10 12 13

Shadow Word

4 5 8 9


2 3 7 14

Chaotic Offering

6 11 16


15 17 18

It's Demmok pushing time!

May 21, 2014


Hello guys, regards from Brazil!

I'm Minimun, and this is my guide for Warlock. It's my personal opinion, and it has been successful lately after the buff on Warlock's Upheaval.

Warlock is a support lane hero with pusher and teamfighter characteristics. I like to play him in an agressive trilane on the hardlane, so the carry can farm easily and let my teammates to gain more exp on solo lanes.

Hope you enjoy!

Early Game

You should go on a trilane with another support hero that has any disable, and a farmer that can output some damage, since you'll throw Fatal Bonds, and slow the enemies with Upheaval.

Always have Observer Ward, Sentry Ward and Animal Courier on your team. You and the other support on your team must buy these items.

Place the Sentry Ward on the enemy jungle, on the pull camp. This way, you won't allow the other team to pull and deny exp for your outlaner.

Ward on the top or bot rune respawn and go to your lane.

Early as level 3 your Upheaval will be lvl 2, aswell your teammates nuke/disable ability. Try to trap the enemies on the jungle if possible, then throw Fatal Bonds and Upheaval in sequence.

If your lane is advancing, stack the creep pull at XX:54 and pull the next creep wave. Try to last hit here as much as possible.

Keep doing this until you're level 6. Then, early game is over.

Important tips:

- Try to deny as must creeps as possible;
- Try to kill enemies as much as possible with Fatal Bonds and Upheaval combo;
- Ensure your carry will farm and get kills/assists;
- Ward for your mid laner or the hard laner control runes.

Mid Game

Since you have your Ult already and have itens like Boots of Speed or an Arcane Boots, Magic Wand, you'll need money to go for your mekanism.

Where do you get that money?


Buy some tp's, or Smoke of Deceit and go rotate mid, or stay on your own lane and push.

Use your heal on yourself, ult and use your Upheaval behind the tower. This way the enemies won't come close to defend, neither the creep wave will hit your creeps, since the movement speed slow is about 84%.

Keep doing this as much as possible, and do not forget to buy Observer Ward and Sentry Ward to counter-ward the enemy. Remind that map control is absolutely important.

Start to farm your Aghanim's Scepter.

Important tips:

- Push, push, push, try to get money advantage to your team;
- Do not forget to ward;
- Always carry a tp;
- Use your Fatal Bonds on team fights, heal the carry, and upheaval from far distance;
- Be happy. (:

Late Game

By this time you should be finishing your Aghanin's Scepter. Make Refresher Orb as soon as possible and keep doing the same thing, push towers, lanes whenever your Ultimate cooldown has been off.

Enjoy your double AoE stun with the Refresher Orb and help your team to get kills with your Upheaval slow and Fatal Bonds damage. Not much secret here.

Allies and Foes


vengefull spirit and Sven

Lina and Ursa

Earthshaker and Brewmaster

Death Prophet and Gyrocopter (for MAX pushing power)

Basicly heroes with disable (stun/slow) and some kind of burst damage.



Storm Spirit

Centaur Warrunner


and any hero that can cancel your Upheaval channeling easily, or scape from its slow.


Hope you like this guide!

It's my first guide on DotaFire, and the first guide I ever written. lols

Feedback if possible, so I can keep discussing skills builds, items and be active on the dota community.

See you soon!

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