Simple and Effective - An In depth guide to Skeleton King
July 10, 2014
What is Skeleton King?
Skeleton King is an extremely simple, yet versatile and powerful hero. He's extremely effective in teamfights, as well easily being able to solo out heroes. With only one active skill, he can be used by beginners as a tank.
Where Skeleton King truly shines is being used as a HARD CARRY. Given enough farm, he has the skill set, as well as the items to easily take out most heroes, even when outnumbered.
Skills - The How and Why
The Bread and Butter of Skeleton King. The damage is decent at best, but where this skill excels is the the stun, and the slow bonus slow. Commonly, this skill is maxed out first, which is EXTREMELY WRONG. The stun and slow are exactly the same from level 1, to level 4, and as the main purpose of getting this is for the stun, this should be the last skill that should be maxed.
Vampiric Aura is what lets Skeleton King take mid with ease. At level 4, it gives you an insane 30% lifesteal aura, helping with both teamfights, and survival.
CRITS, WHAT ELSE?. This allows Skeleton King to gank like crazy. Vampiric Aura and Crits go hand in hand, which is why these two skills are your priority. With plenty of attack speed, damage is not a problem.
FREE AEGIS, while not the best ult, its extremely useful, and allows Skeleton King to pick up a fight where he had just left off. This also lets him to be the best carrier for the Divine Rapier, as it DOES NOT DROP when he is Reincarnated.