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Lycan Offlane

June 26, 2024 by DotaCoachApp
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Lycan Offlane

DotA2 Hero: Lycan

Hero Skills

Apex Predator (Innate)

Summon Wolves

1 3 5 7


4 13 14 16

Feral Impulse

2 8 9 10


6 12 18


11 15

Hero Talents

+2 Wolves Summoned
Howl Reduces Total Attack Damage
+25% Feral Impulse Damage
+6s Shapeshift Duration
-15s Shapeshift Cooldown
+350 Summon Wolves Health
+10 Summon Wolves Damage
+3 Howl Armor Reduction

Lycan Offlane

June 26, 2024

Key Strategy

Key strategic elements to consider when playing Lycan

  • Rush Helm of Iron Will to solve your health sustain issues.
  • You can scout enemy whereabouts with Wolves before the 0 minute runes and check for the mid lane ward.
  • Focus on securing last hits and denying as you have extra damage from the Wolves and Feral Impulse.
  • Avoid feeding summons to opponents. Deny them or send them away, perhaps to block a camp or control a rune.
  • Lycan`s laning power spike is Helm of Dominator and level 6. Try to get a kill or force the enemy out of the lane and you can take the tower fast.
  • Delay death of the 5 minute catapult wave to meet Helm of the Dominator and level 6 power spike.
  • Take control of a neutral creep with a stun or root with the Helm of the Dominator so the opponents cant teleport out.
  • When dominated creep is about to die, you can overtake another one and deny gold and experience to opponents.
  • When not much is happening, push out the sidelines with summons. Black Dragon is particularly good for that.
  • Lycan is great at killing Roshan due to summons, Howl and auras. Bring him down by the 20 minute mark.
  • Consider using wolves to scout in mid to late game. You can deny runes as well.
  • Aghanim`s Scepter`s Wolf Bite is a huge buff for one of your right-clicking cores.
  • In tough late game scenarios resort to ratting, Aghanim`s Shard will keep your lanes pushed in and make it easier to rat.
  • Use your burst damage to make maximum use of item spikes by looking for kills and objectives on the map.
  • Look to isolate and kill enemy supports quickly in fights as they will find it hard to kite you without items.

Further Information

You can use this guide in Dota 2 by subscribing on Steam: In-game Guide

Find out more about Lycan on Dota Coach's Heropedia

This guide was written by Hammad: View Gamer Profile

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