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Skywrath - The efficent way

April 25, 2013 by Kingkiron
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DotA2 Hero: Skywrath Mage

Hero Skills

Arcane Bolt

1 4 5 7

Concussive Shot

3 8 9 10

Ancient Seal

2 12 13 14

Mystic Flare

6 11 16


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Skywrath - The efficent way

April 25, 2013


Hi, and welcome to my guide for Skywrath. This guide will pretty much just cover my items I like to build on him and a quick breakdown of skills. I play skywrath as an off-carry akin to a Clockwerk or Timbersaw.


Starting Out

I grab a Tango, Ring of Regen, and a Circlet.The latter items are just meant to build into the rest. You will see I stray from magic wand as skywrath is usually too far back to gain charges. In greedy situations I'll skip tango for quicker Null Talisman

Early Game

Finish Null Talisman first. Skywrath is all about intellect and this gives that and more hp. My build is about sustainability which means regen, health and especially mana, because skywrath is an awesome nuker I feel you need to maximize lane presence and speed for chases and escapes. No surprise then that my boots of choice are Tranquil Boots. They are cheap, provide great health regen, and amazing speed to add to skywraths already above average speed of 315.


My build is again all about keeping Skywrath on the map while allowing him to be extremely mobile so as to make it ganks, and escape. That is why the most important item for this is Eul's Scepter of Divinity. The extra 30 movement speed bumps you up to 420 but most importantly the active will save your life from Riki who you are really free food for. It also adds more regeneration, so much so you will almost never go back to heal mana. The next item to continue the trend towards regen and mobility is Force Staff. Great for chasing as well just incase you need to get a double kill after already destroying the target of your Concussive Shot

The next item I put in core is Linken's Sphere. This item gives everything everyone needs but especially a late game skywrath. The active will save you from being a non factor in fights and guarantees you get your combo off atleast. The best thing about this item is the crazy amount of mana it gives, which means using your ulti will not be a problem.


So this guide will be updated and fancified. Just wanted to share something that's been working for me. More than working really, dominating. Skywrath isn't a carry so he doesn't have time to farm up for carry items or he will miss his window. My build specializes in making sure Skywrath is dangerous when he needs to be and still helpful and irritating late game.

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