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Survival Necrolyte

March 16, 2013 by Calcium20
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Survival Build

DotA2 Hero: Necrophos

Purchase Order


Ring of Regen
Mantle of Intelligence
Iron Branch

Early Game

Boots of Speed
Null Talisman


Power Treads


Heart of Tarrasque
Scythe of Vyse
Pipe of Insight

Hero Skills

Death Pulse

2 5 7 8

Heartstopper Aura

1 3 9 12

Ghost Shroud

4 10 13 14

Reaper's Scythe

6 11 16


15 17 18

Survival Necrolyte

March 16, 2013


Necrolyte is practically a half squishy nuker. This guide will show you a simply but arguably good build to fuel Necro's survival.


The way I like doing things is to start off with a ring of regen, mantle of intelligence and iron branch.
Some people might think that the ring of regen is a waste of early game money and could be used more effectively on a consumable like tangos or healing salve. I don't disagree but I think if you play Necro with no dangerous or aggressive plays, you should do well early game.
The mantle is fairly self explanatory: more mana + mana regen.

In at least five minutes you should be able to buy boots of speed and build your ring and branch into a Headdress so you can support yourself and any ally you are laning with if you are laning with somebody.

If you are farming well go straight for perseverance but otherwise get a null talisman for added stats.
You will need to get perseverance right after null if you want to do this build.

After you have perseverance make yourself Power Treads and finish off your Mekanism to give you and your allies more health during team fights.
Bloodstone is a core item for this build because if you can maintain your mana really well, spamming your Q move will have not a lot of effect on your mana plus it will do tonnes of damage and healing which will aid you if you want to push a lane.

Typically you can go for a Pipe of Insight to preserve your team's health and so you can be winning battles and pushing.
By this time your gold income should be growing steadily and you could go for a Heart to make your HP go through the roof, this will also be a deadly duo when aided with a high stack of Sadist. If you really need to go for a Scythe of Vyse (sheep stick) so you can turn off any overfed/over farmed hero on the other team, while your team is ravaging the whole team or single player you can produce your ult(R) to finish it off.


This build requires you to gain a slight advantage by harassing the enemies with your Heartstop Aura early game. Afterwards you need to get a level of Sadist to boost your HP/mana regen. You NEED to max Q by at least lvl 10 so it can burst enemies efficiently or push lanes with finesse.
You also need to get Reapers Scythe whenever you can. Stats are fairly self explanatory.

Pros / Cons


    high damaging, low mana requiring nuke
    early game harasser
    good mana and hp regen without items
    can easily take down a highly resistant hero if hp is just lower than 50%
    can easily push lanes

    early game squishy
    quite slow
    heartstop can push the lane you are in (because it affects creeps)
    ult can easily be wasted

Team Work

I love games when people choose huskar because I just go Necrolyte to counter.
As huskar's health gets lower (huskar gets stronger) but this allows Necrolyte to quickly nuke the **** out of him as Huskars like having lowish health to deal most damage. This lets Necro pull of a simple kill with Reaper's Scythe(R).

Necrolyte is a very nice way to keep people you are laning with alive. No matter who it is, and I bet ally huskars you are laning with won't mind a little extra healing help.

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