Slark - the mighty frog
March 17, 2014
is a good hero during the whole game, witch makes him a special carry that can take big advantage of earlygame. His very potential to get first blood if hes put on lane with a support that got some kind on stun/slow. This hero might be the one that has most first blood/played games. Pick him if the enemy has many weak heroes to get easy kills or if they have big tanks like Bristleback to get a extreme attribute boost for many kills in a row.
Normally the Nightcrawler is played on the safelane with 1 or 2 supports (prefer 1). Hes very item independent for making any sence in teamplay, but normally he gets his money more from hero kolls than creepkills. The farming stage ends when he has shadowblade, wich makes him a enormous ganker. Use shadowblade -> run and hit enemy 1 time to get the crit from shadowblade -> Instantly pounch and press dark pact -> get the kill and escape with ulti. This works 90 % of all pub-stomps.
Dont play this hero is you dont like intense games, he's able to be every where at the same time and the enemies will stay close to their own towers as long as they dont see you on the map. He's the perfect conter to junglers and with essence shift he can make all heroes low on attributes. Espacially agains Bristleback and Abbadon he can boost his attributes to several levels of divinity.
Attack speed is very important for this agility hero, witch means Butterfly is a "BUY OR REMAIN STUPID" item. My favorite item over all in Dota is butterfly, and i get it on all hardcore carries except Faceless Void and Phantom Assasin. Even for the strength ones like Wraith king and Lifestealer, butterfly is a "next level item".
Back to Slark. I prefer the advance carry style build, because it's the best over all.