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Slark 'the Nightcrawler' 7.06f

September 19, 2017 by carabermaindota
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Hero Build

DotA2 Hero: Slark


Purchase Order

Starting Items

midas

Mid game (#1)

Mid game (#2)

You hate those nukes? Go buy this

Late game (Choose wisely)

If you play against Illusions

Luxury items



Hero Skills

Dark Pact

3 4 5 7

Pounce

1 8 9 11

Essence Shift

2 13 14 16

Shadow Dance

6 12 18

Talents

10 15

Hero Talents

+3s Pounce‚Äč Leash
25
+12 All Stats
+10% Cooldown Reduction
20
+25 Attack Speed
+15 Agility
15
+15 Strength
+10% Lifesteal
10
+15 Damage

Introduction

Welcome to my guide to Slark . Slark is a very mobile, Hard to kill carry. He's one of my favorite hero cause of his Dark Pact which makes him very hard to deal with.

Lore

Little known to the inhabitants of the dry world, Dark Reef is a sunken prison where the worst of the sea-breed are sent for crimes against their fellows. It is a razor barbed warren full of murderous slithereen, treacherous Deep Ones, and sociopathic meranths. In this dim labyrinth, patrolled by eels and guarded by enormous anemones, only the vicious survive. Pitched into Dark Reef for crimes unknown, Slark spent half a lifetime without kin or kindness, trusting no one, surviving through a combination of stealth and ruthlessness, keeping his thoughts and his plans to himself. When the infamous Dark Reef Dozen plotted their ill-fated breakout, they kept their plans a perfect secret, murdering anyone who could have put the pieces together--but somehow Slark discovered their scheme and made a place for himself in it. Ten of the Dozen died in the escape attempt, and two were captured, hauled back to Dark Reef, then executed for the entertainment of their fellow inmates. But Slark, the unsung thirteenth, used the commotion as cover and slipped away, never to be caught. Now a furtive resident of the carnivorous mangrove scrub that grips the southern reach of Shadeshore, Slark remains the only successful escapee from Dark Reef.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Hard to Kill
  • Strong at every stages of the game (After he gets Ult)
  • Pretty durable at Mid-Late game
  • Easy to escape
  • High damage output and Stats steal


Cons:
  • Weak against some nukes
  • Mana burners will love you
  • Can't do many things without mana
  • Low Mana Pool
  • Dark Pact timing must be good or it'll just hurt you

Skills

DARK PACT

Dark Pact is very useful for farming, purging some debuffs. It has a great damage for nuking, and the most important is low cooldown&mana cost. if you use this skill effectively, you'll be hard to kill. (BE CAREFUL , YOU'LL TAKE A HALF DAMAGE FROM THIS SKILL THOUGH)



POUNCE

Pounce is your main escape & chase ability, you can jump through a terrain like a cliff, chase down the enemy and detect some illusions too. (REMEMBER SINCE THE LAST PATCH, POUNCE DOESN'T DISJOINT PROJECTILE ANYMORE)



ESSENCE SHIFT

One of the best passive ability for AGI carries. With this Ability, you can steal enemies' stats and take it as a damage and armor.



SHADOW DANCE

This is why slark is really annoying. The regen bonus is just Great, add some pretty good movement speed, Invisible to enemies, detections even true sight, What do you expect? lol

Talents




Level 10 Talent : +15 Damage / +10% Lifesteal

At the early stage of game, you'll need damage boost, with 10% Lifesteal you still can't withstand the damage taken from Dark Pact, and it won't be really useful since you have Shadow Dance

Level 15 Talent : +15 Agility / +15 Strength

It's actually more like situational, when you keep going well then i think +15 Agility is good, since it gives you +15 Damage and +2 Armor, but if you had a bad mid game, lack of HP , nukes everywhere ill suggest you to pick that +15 Strength boost

Level 20 Talent : +10% CD reduction / +25 Attack Speed

I suggest you to pick that +25 AS than +10% CD reduction, the cooldown reduction is not worth at all, maybe worth enough for Shadow Dance, but still for another skill i wouldn't recommend it. +25 AS is just good for you , since it's a late game and you need to steal more enemies' stats ftw.

Level 25 Talent : +3 Pounce Leash duration / +12 All stats
It actually depends on your game situation, if you fight against QoP / AM , then don't take +3 Pounce Leash duration since they can just blink away from your leash. But if you fight against someone with no escape ability such as blink, or the enemies don't have BKB(I doubt it, since it's a late game) then you can pick that +3 Pounce leash duration.

Items (Starting Items)

SLIPPERS OF AGILITY


You may want to rush Poor Man's Shield since it gives nice damage and armor, and some pretty good Block chance to counter some harasses from your enemies.

IRON BRANCH
Branches are excelent stats boost for early game, it's cheap and you can use it as a happy little tree for your tangoes, or you can Upgrade it to Magic Wand if you fight against someone like Bristleback or Zeus

TANGO
This little thing will heal you from the harasses, Dark Pact farm, etc.

HEALING SALVE
This boi will heal you from critical damage taken.

Items (Early Game)

POOR MAN'S SHIELD


Like i said before, it's just good for Harasses , Damage & Armor

HAND OF MIDAS
It's good for EXP and GOLD boost for you, the attack speed bonus is nice too, it'll help you so much :)

RING OF AQUILA
Why should you buy this item? The mana regen from this item is pretty good since you'll spam your for farming. (Turn Off your Aquila if you don't want to push your lane!)

QUELLING BLADE
It'll help you to farm. A lot.

POWER TREADS
The best shoes that you can buy , You can tread-switch before Dark Pact. The stats and Attack speed just fit with your hero.

ORB OF VENOM
Buy this if you want to chase enemy easily, and later upgrade it to Eye of Skadi

Items (Mid game #1)

SHADOW BLADE


Good item for start a gank, not only that, this little boy will help you to escape as well. Attack speed is good, upgradeable to Silver Edge when late game comes.

ECHO SABRE
It'll help you to gain more Health, Mana regen, and Attack speed. Movement speed slow when hit is good for chasing.

Items (Mid game #2)

BLINK DAGGER


It's still great chasing & escape item eventhough it gives NO stats for you.
(Don't buy this, if you fight someone that has Long DPS like Viper and anybody who has Radiance

ULTIMATE ORB
The stats are nice, upgrade this later to Eye of Skadi later

POINT BOOSTER
The stats are nice, upgrade this later to Eye of Skadi later

Items (Late game)

ABYSSAL BLADE


Buy this thing, if you need more Durability and fight against some Escapers such as Tinker Queen of Pain Anti-Mage

BUTTERFLY
It adds more evasion, more armor which means more Durability, more damage, attack speed and some movement speed when activated.

MONKEY KING BAR
MKB will be perfect if you have fast attack speed. Buy this if you need RAW damage and more chance to proc a bash.

BLACK KING BAR
BKB is a must if you play against Nukers. It'll help you a lot, but if you fight against someone like Doom , you'll need to buy Linken's Sphere

MJOLLNIR
Mjollnir is optional if you need some faster attack speed, faster farming potential, BEST ITEM FOR SLARK to counter Illusions like Phantom Lancer

Good & Bad Against

Slark is Good Against :


Slark is Bad Against :

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