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MANLY GUIDE TO DRAGON KNIGHT

February 23, 2013 by kfcjamal
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DotA2 Hero: Dragon Knight


Purchase Order

STARTING ITEMS

STUFF TO GET WHILE LANING

MID GAME ITEMS

LATE GAME ITEMS

SITUATIONAL ITEMS

DO NOT BUY THESE ITEMS UNLESS YOU ARE A NOOB

ALWAYS KEEP THIS ON YOU



Hero Skills

Breathe Fire

3 4 5 7

Dragon Tail

1 12 13 14

Dragon Blood

2 8 9 10

Elder Dragon Form

6 11 16

Talents

15 17 18

INTRODUCTION

THIS IS A CONCISE GUIDE TO DRAGON KNIGHT, WHO IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS DK. THERE ARE NO USELESS WALL OF TEXTS OR FANCY *** **** HERE. THIS GUIDE IS NOT FOR NOOBS.

DK IS ONE OF THE MANLIEST HEROES IN DOTA AND ONE OF THE BEST CARRIES IN THE GAME BUT ALL THE NOOBS THAT PLAGUE DOTA PLAY HIM AS A TANK AND SUCK WITH HIM. AS A CARRY, IT IS YOUR JOB TO WIN THE GAME FOR YOUR TEAM BECAUSE YOUR NOOB ALLIES ARE INCOMPETENT.

WHAT MAKES DK SO STRONG IS THAT HE HAS A LONG *** STUN AND HE CAN TURN INTO A ****ING DRAGON. HE IS ALSO HARD TO TAKE DOWN BECAUSE HE REGENERATES HEALTH LIKE A ****ING BOSS AND HE HAS A **** TON OF ARMOR. HIS HUMAN FORM RESEMBLES THE HERO CLASS FROM FIRE EMBLEM AND THE HERO CLASS IS FOR BADASS **********ERS. IN SHORT, HE IS AN EXACT COPY OF RAVEN FROM FE7 THAT HAS ACCESS TO DRAGON STONES.

WHEN TO PLAY DRAGON KNIGHT

PLAY DRAGON KNIGHT IF YOU
-NEED A HARDASS CARRY
-WANT TO WIN THE GAME
-LOVE TURNING INTO A DRAGON
-WANT TO HAVE FUN

DON'T PLAY DRAGON KNIGHT IF YOU
-SUCK AT THIS GAME
-CAN'T LAST HIT
-SWEAR BY VANGUARD, VLADS, AND BATTLE FURY
-WANT TO LOSE
-SUCK AT CARRYING
-HAVE NATURE'S PROFIT ON YOUR TEAM THAT HAS A QUOTA TO MEET
-HAVE A TEAM FULL OF MELEE HEROES BECAUSE YOU'RE ALL ******ED

PROS AND CONS

PROS
-0 CAST ANIMATION
-VERY GOOD STAT GROWTHS
-HUGE ARMOR AND REGEN FOR HIGH EHP
-HAS INNATE SPLASH AND ORB-LESS SLOW AT LEVEL 16
-CAN TURN INTO A ****ING DRAGON
-BREATHE FIRE CAN HIT CATAPULTS AND DOES GOOD DAMAGE
-ONE OF THE BEST STUNS IN THE GAME

CONS
-BAD BASE DAMAGE
-LOW MANA POOL
-BELOW AVERAGE MOVESPEED
-HORRIBLE ATTACK SPEED
-ULTI DEPENDENT

SKILLS

BREATHE FIRE
THIS IS THE FIRST SKILL YOU MAX OUT FIRST. IT HAS GREAT DAMAGE AND LOW COOLDOWN FOR A NUKE. USE THIS TO CLEAR CREEP WAVES AND KILL STEAL. THIS SKILL LETS DK RICE VERY VERY FAST AND IT ALSO HELPS THAT IT HITS SIEGE CREEPS TOO.

DRAGON TAIL
THIS IS YOUR DISABLE. WE GET IT AT LEVEL 1 FOR EARLY KILLS OR ESCAPES. IT HAS POOR SCALING SO IT IS THE LAST SKILL WE MAX. IT HAS A LONG DURATION BUT MELEE RANGE. YOUR ULTI INCREASES THE RANGE OF THIS SKILL BY 400.

DRAGON BLOOD
ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL PASSIVES IN THE GAME. IT IS BASICALLY A PLATE MAIL AND A RING OF HEALTH COMBINED INTO A SKILL. MAX THIS OUT SECOND TO INCREASE YOUR DURABILITY. DO NOT MAX THIS OUT FIRST LIKE A NOOB.

ELDER DRAGON FORM
THIS IS YOUR ULTI. IT TURNS YOU INTO A RANGED **********ING DRAGON AND GIVES YOU MOVESPEED. LIKE I STATED EARLIER, IT INCREASES THE RANGE OF DRAGON TAIL. THE FIRST LEVEL GIVES YOU A DAMAGE OVER TIME THAT WORKS ON TOWERS. THE SECOND LEVEL GIVES YOU SPLASH DAMAGE. THE FINAL LEVEL GIVES YOU COLD SPLASH AND IT DOESN'T COUNT AS AN ORB EFFECT. DK IS VERY DEPENDENT ON THIS SKILL SO TRY TO SAVE IT FOR TEAM FIGHTS.

EARLY GAME/RICING

DK HAS EXTREMELY LOW BASE DAMAGE SO WE NEED A QUELLING BLADE TO OFFSET IT. LAST HITTING ISN'T THAT HARD WITH DK SINCE HE HAS AVERAGE ATTACK ANIMATION (0.5). USE SOUL RING TO SPAM BREATHE FIRE.

ALWAYS TAKE THE SAFE LANE. YOU ARE THE CARRY. DON'T LET THE ****ING NOOB TAKE THIS LANE BECAUSE THEY WILL MORE OFTEN THAN NOT FEED. YOU NEED THE FARM MORE THAN THEY DO. ALSO, GET A LANE ***** TO SUPPORT YOU. THEY MUST EITHER HAVE A DISABLE OR BE RANGED.

IF YOU ARE SUPER PRO AND KNOW HOW TO STACK ANCIENTS, GET A HOTD. STACK THE ANCIENTS AT :53. IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU CAN GET A SUPPORT TO DO IT FOR YOU BUT MOST NOOBS DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO STACK BASIC CREEP CAMPS.

IF YOU ARE SUPER RICH AND CAN GET A MIDAS IN UNDER 9 MINUTES WITH BOOTS, DO SO. THE ATTACKSPEED AND RICING POTENTIAL IT GIVES BENEFITS DK A LOT.

MID GAME/MORE RICING

IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO, GET A MAELSTROM (WTF WHY ISN'T IT CALLED MAELSTORM?). STAB THE CREEPS IN THE FACE AND HOPE THE PASSIVE PROCS SO YOU CAN WATCH SPARKS FLY ACROSS THE CREEP WAVE AND GOLD NUMBERS SHOWING UP WHEN THEY DIE. UPGRADE THAT **** TO A MJOLLNIR (HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THIS ****?) WHEN YOU HAVE MONEY.

REMEMBER TO BUY TP SCROLLS TO TELEPORT ACROSS THE MAP FOR FRESH CREEP WAVES OR IF YOUR ****ING NOOB TEAM NEEDS YOU FOR A TEAM FIGHT/ROSHAN ATTEMPT.

IF YOU CAN'T WIN ANY TEAM FIGHTS BECAUSE YOUR TEAM IS FULL OF ****ING NOOBS, USE YOUR ULTI TO FARM STACKED ANCIENTS.

LATE GAME/WINNING THE GAME

NOW THAT YOU HAVE FARMED ENOUGH TO EQUIP YOUR LEET GEAR, ROUND UP YOUR ****ING NOOB ALLIES AND TELL THEM YOU ARE READY TO WIN THE GAME FOR THEM. IF THEY REFUSE TO FOLLOW YOU BECAUSE THEY'RE ***S THAT WANT TO LOSE, KEEP FARMING.

WHAT TO DO IN A TEAM FIGHT?

1. LOCATE A NEARBY ENEMY
2. ACTIVATE YOUR ULTI AND ITEMS (BKB, MJOLLNIR, ARMLET, ETC)
3. STUN THAT *****
4. AUTO ATTACK AND NUKE THAT ***** DEAD
5. REPEAT STEPS 1-4 UNTIL THERE ARE NO ENEMIES LEFT
6. DEACTIVATE ARMLET
7. PUSH AND WIN

ITEMS TO GET

PHASE OR TREADS
OMG THIS GUIDE IS NOOB! YOU GET PHASE BOOTS INSTEAD OF POWER TREADS.

WHY DO I GET PHASE BOOTS? BECAUSE DAVION HAS TO CARRY ALL THAT ****ING ARMOR ON HIM, CAUSING HIM TO BE PULLED DOWN BY WEIGHT. HE NEEDS THE DAMAGE FROM PHASE TO OFFSET HIS HORRIBLE BASE DAMAGE AND THE ACTIVE TO CHASE ***S RUNNING AWAY. ANYONE WHO SWEARS BY TREADS IS A ****ING NOOB AND SHOULD UNINSTALL THIS GAME. ONLY GET TREADS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WALK THROUGH OTHER UNITS.

BUT DK NEEDS ATTACK SPEED AND TREADS GIVE ATTACK SPEED!

YOU CAN'T DO **** IF YOU CAN'T CATCH UP TO YOUR ****** ENEMIES. THERE ARE MORE ITEMS OUT THERE THAT ADD ATTACK SPEED, TREADS ISN'T THE ONLY ONE.

ARMLET
ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION: DO I WANT TO WIN?
YES: BUILD AN ARMLET
NO: BUILD IT ANYWAYS

THIS IS THE BEST ****ING ITEM FOR DK. IT IS VERY CHEAP, EASY TO BUILD, AND IT KICKS ***. ARMLET TOGGLE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE (DON'T TRY THIS IF YOU ARE A NOOB).

GUIDE TO ARMLET TOGGLING

OMG! I AM TOO NOOB TO TURN IT ON AND OFF

LEAVE IT ON THEN.

BUT TURNING ARMLET ON MAKES ME LOSE HP!

TURN IT OFF THEN.

OMG! I AM BEING CHASED DOWN BY 5 OTHER HEROES AND I HAVE NO HP!

TURN ON YOUR ARMLET. YOU HAVE NOW SUCCESSFULLY TOGGLED THE ARMLET AND GAVE YOURSELF 500 EXTRA HP.

OTHER **** TO GET

HAVING TROUBLE PICKING WHICH ITEM TO BUILD NEXT? ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS.

IS EVERYONE THROWING THEIR SPELLS AND **** ON ME? GET A BKB
DO I WANT TO 1V5 THE ENEMY TEAM? GET A MJOLLNIR
DO I WANT A **** TON OF LIFE STEAL? GET A SATANIC
DO I WANT TO SIT IN THE ENEMY FOUNTAIN AND NOT DIE? GET A HEART
DO I WANT TO ONE SHOT EVERYTHING? GET A BURIZA
DOES THE ENEMY TEAM HAVE EVASION BECAUSE THEY'RE NOOBS THAT ONLY PLAY PA/VOID? GET A MKB
AM I A NOOB THAT DOESN'T CARRY TP SCROLLS? GET A TRAVELS
DOES THE ENEMY TEAM HAVE A STUNLOCKER BECAUSE THEY'RE ***S? GET A HALBERD
DO I LIKE PLAYING THE DRUMS? GET A JANGGO
DO I WANT TO WEAR EVEN MORE ARMOR? GET AN AC
AM I A BALLER/DO I WANT AN ITEM I'M NOT GOING TO FINISH? GET A DR

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, HERE ARE THE ITEMS IN TIERS OF WHAT YOU PRIORITIZE

GET THIS IF YOU WANT TO WIN TIER









1V5 TIER









DO NOT GET THIS IF YOU ARE MAKING A MJOLLNIR TIER









THEY ARE KILLING ME BECAUSE I AM A NOOB TIER









**** **** UP TIER









GARBAGE ITEM TIER









WTF WHY WOULD YOU EVEN GET THIS TIER




FINAL WORDS

REMEMBER THAT DK IS THE MANLIEST HERO EVER. DO NOT PICK HIM IF YOU A NEW TO DOTA. BE GREEDY IF YOU WANT TO WIN. MAP AWARENESS IS A MUST IF YOUR NOOB **** ALLIES ARE GREEDY ****S THAT DON'T BUY WARDS.

Q&A

WHY ARE YOU TYPING IN CAPS?
BECAUSE DK IS MANLY

IDK WHAT ITEMS TO GET!!!
SEE ABOVE. DON'T GET SATANIC IF YOU ARE GETTING MJOLLNIR. IT IS ILLEGAL TO HAVE BOTH.

HOW DO I PRONOUNCE MJOLLNIR?
I DON'T KNOW

MAXING BREATHE FIRE FIRST? OMG THIS GUIDE IS NOOB!!!
******* MAX DRAGON BLOOD FIRST.

I FOLLOWED YOUR GUIDE BUT I STILL LOST!
BLAME YOUR TEAM

SHOULD I GET RADIANCE?
ARE YOU A ****ING NOOB?

WHY ISN'T PIPE IN THIS GUIDE?
YOU HAVE A ****ING BKB

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