Sasha the Bounty Hunter
November 29, 2015
Hello my name is Sasha and I want to help those players who want to play. Bounty Hunter.
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I've been playing Dota 2 since 2011.
I was playing support for awhile but I tired of losing because of bad carries.
That's why I started to play carry.
I saw lot of replays and tried to learn what good and bad players do. I learned from my and their mistakes, learned how good players play and what items they use and why. I spent lot of times to adopt their playstyle.
When I play bounty I always do my job and kill heroes. My K:D:A is always one of the best in the match and the main thing I don't feed even if the enemy team is so much better.
Why did I write this guide?
I started to write this guide because I saw lot of Bounty Hunter
in my team with bad items or bad playstyle. I hope I can help you to improve your skills.
I will explain every important items in my guide because it's not common but it works very well.
I say again many good players use similar items on high level.
Sorry for the accidental grammatical errors but english is not my first language!
Early Items and Early Playstyle
- This is your next item because you need speed.
How to play in the Early game:
- Important in the whole game to counter their sentries. You can buy sentry as a starting item but usually the enemy don't buy sentry till you are not annoying.
- I prefer more stat instead of sentries in the very early game.
Like I said I try to go with a carry. I always play safe with bounty and this is important. Do last hits if you can but don't take risk just try to stay in EXP range! Pull if you need it.
If there is a jungling hero like Nature's Prophet Enigma Ursa
you can harass and slow him down or maybe kill him but don't do this in the whole early game because he will ask gank and buy sentries.
Staying in invis (especially with Riki
and stealing XP from the jungle hero is a funny thought but it just doesn't work. Both of you will lose XP but at least he will get gold and you won't. You will be underleveled without items.
Always check the enemy's inventory!
If the enemy buy sentry you need to wait for SAFE LAST HITS
or kills. Just try to stay in EXP range!
Don't start dewarding war because if there is a support on the lane he/she will buy more sentries than you and you won't have money for the proper items.
Instead of dewarding war, try this!
on the hard lane to avoid enemy pull or 3 lane harass, buy sentry then push Shadow Walk
. Go to the enemy's camp and place the sentry there. Now you blocked the camp.
Of course it's a basic thing and not just with bounty. Change lane (with TP only), gank mid after lvl 5. This is an easy gank in early game!
Playing against 3 lane is bad and they always have sentries. Don't focus on last hits because they will kill you. Get XP and play safe, stay in EXP range don't focus on last hits like a crazy player!
You lose gold and XP if you die.
Try to earn lvl 6 but ALWAYS BE CAREFUL
Items and Builds
Extra Critical chance, dodge/parry penetration. Not cheap but gold is not a problem for bounty hunter. :)
We don't need BKB because they fight against us with dust but the EUL is our counter.
Sentry is always important.
I made this build if you want dagon and have fun.
Desolator + 30% dmg boost + silence + dagon are enough to destroy your opponent or help your team.
How to play with this build.
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We focus on level 1dagon after the EUL. Then Orchid Malevolence
for the silence.
After that you can upgrade dagon or start to build Desolator
The playstyle is simple:
From Shadow Walk
HIT FIRST to activate Jinada
then use Orchid Malevolence
+ dagon combo. If you have the Desolator
then you will do more damage.
You put 5 sec silence on the opponent, so you have 5 sec to hit him/her before you should escape. This will nuke the opponent. It's kinda important to max out the dagon.
Now Explain the Items:
You don't really find this item on low level nor even higher. I need to explain why you need this item. This item gives you movement speed
, lot of mana
but the main reason is the PURGE
. Eul's Scepter of Divinity
is your defender.
I know it's not common for bounty but it works and saved my life uncountable times.
I use this mainly against Dust of Appearance
but EUL can purge multiple debuffs at the same time. Also good against Sniper's ulti, Slardar's ulti Amplify Damage, Gyro's ulti, etc.
I don't have mana problem at all and I don't really care if someone has dust or pick Slardar because I have EUL. :)
Why not Diffusal Blade
? Because it's more expansive and has limited charges only.
You think this item is bad for bounty because it doesn't stack with the Jinada
? Actually the crit
is still works if the Jinada
is on CD. We need to kill with 1 - 2 hits and we need that crit. It does crit more often than we would expect. That's why this item is important!
We need damage because that's how bounty works.
If you don't believe me, try it! Create a Lobby, use cheat, buy Daedalus
and you will see it :)
What about Battle Fury
If you want it go ahead but I would not do that! Desolator
is cheaper and better because of the armor reduction. Clave + Jinada
works on paper but in real games the enemies won't stay and wait for you to exploit this combo. Like I mentioned before Bounty is not a face to face carry. The default Dota 2 guide recommend this item for Bounty but it's just so bad and not up to date. Bounty has an ability for farming and it's just the Track
Lot of items work on paper and not in real games.
in mid game or late game be prepared for this item. Focus on that enemy who carry the gem and make sure you have a free space in your inventory. Always use Track on him.
This is better than gem and makes you cry. They can't lose it but has long CD. Experienced players will buy it.
With any hero! Please don't die for it when the game starts. Omg it's just a freakin' rune and you won't be so strong if you pick the first one. It's a good rune but not worth to die for it!
NOT RECOMMENDED ITEMS
Radiance is bad for bounty because the enemy will know you are there. The invisibility is your core ability so, you don't want to reveal yourself. That's all I don't need to explain more.
It gives you Attack speed and nothing else! Bounty is not a dps hero so this item will give you nothing but farming speed. Bounty = damage and not attack speed!
You have DC, or you are just way too underleveled. This way you have to change the plan and play very differently. Until you can't catch up the team with XP and items you have to be a semi-support. Buy Observer and Sentry Wards
+ Quelling Blade
Deward with Quelling Blade
and use non-common spots for observers to avoid dewarding.
ALL THE TIME! Stick with the team but stay away from the danger zone. Trust me! you will help your team even if you don't die and you just use track on the whole enemy team.
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