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Lina - Scorched Earth

December 8, 2014 by EpicFish53
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Build 1
Build 2

Nuking Offlane

DotA2 Hero: Lina

Hero Skills

Dragon Slave

2 4 5 7

Light Strike Array

1 8 9 10

Fiery Soul

3 12 13 14

Laguna Blade

6 11 16


15 17 18

Lina - Scorched Earth

December 8, 2014


Welcome! Here I will teach people how to nuke with Lina. Lina is an intelligence character who is often played support, although she can be very powerful if played correctly. This guide will focus on her POWERFUL SIDE! I hope you enjoy this guide to Lina's Nuker. However, I will also be giving you the honor of playing support with Lina. That is what the second Build will focus on.


[*] Arcane Boots can be used to keeps decent amount of mana for what ever comes your way. Keep in mind that if you run out of mana your as good as dead.
[*] Drum of Endurance can be used to assist your team as well as yourself in the speed department. Also the passive stats it gives will help you health and mana which can be quite use full.
[*] Veil of Discord will be used to increase your magic damage making it so even the foes with INSANE health are no longer a problem. Plus you will have some armor and regeneration so you may stay alive slightly longer.
[*] Linken's Shpere is a situational item because you don't always need it. If you tend to die to spells a lot or they have some powerful nukers, you may consider buying this.
[*] Eul's Scepter of Divinity can be used to catch up to an enemy. While the enemy is in the air you can start casting a stun. If this is landed, you can ensure your kill! But keep in mind, you can easily screw this up so timing is critical.


Getting Light Strike Array first will assist your laning partner. Using this will increase your chance of getting first blood greatly. You may also level Dragon Slave first but it's not recommended. Keep in mind that your ult Laguna Blade is best used when an enemy is at about 50 percent or 25 percent. Your ult Laguna Blade also works best in conjunction with Veil of Discord.

Friends and Foes

Slark can be very useful to Lina if he happens to be off lane. This is because of his Pounce ability. After this is used your Light Strike Array will be almost way to easy to land. Sven is also a great partner as he can easily start battles and let you finish them. I'm not to sure why but this team tends to work almost 100% of the time!

Lina's worst fear is Anti Mage. Lina depends on mana so much that his Mana Burn will be a automatic threat. That, plus your wasting of mana, plus Anti Mage's ult = Death. Plus anyone with magic resistance or immunity will cause problems too, this includes Omniknight with his Repel, and Rubic with his Null Field.

Pros / Cons


Single Target + AoE Damage
Great Intelligence gain!
She's Hot
Average Damage
Good in any lane
Can lane with most Heroes
Easily changeable build


Extremely Squishy
Like, VERY VERY squishy
Slow Movement
Requires Positioning
Slow attack animations
Hard to land stun

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