Hello everyone, this is my guide for one of the most boring heroes in the game, this isn't debatable it is a demonstrable fact. So the other day I was playing sniper, none of my buddies wanted him cause he is an un-fun ****lord. However, I went with an interesting build for once and actually had fun as opposed to crying tears of boredom, which is what this guide is based off of. Now I know I will get a lot of preconceived hate for my build based on what I put in the skill and item build, thank god for that since I don't want anyone getting their hopes up. Without further ado, let's look at his lore
"Kardel Sharpeye was..." you know what, who even cares he is a dude who shoots people, let's move on.
The thing about laning is sniper can do well pretty much anywhere, although I wouldn't go with this build in a safelane position, you can though cause I really don't care. However if you are offlane you definitely want the take aim maxed out asap, mid you can go either way, and safelane is probably where headshot will be most effective maxed first. This build focuses on blink dagger so mid will probably be best so you can gank other lanes with efficiency, but then again, other lanes can gank which a lot of people seem to forget. Especially offlaners, see also, bounty and clock. Just remember, you are a delicate midget man and need to play safe, and also flame you teammates until you have wards.
Well, a lot of people have different thoughts on this. One guy said that sniper is a hard carry, but he is of course a lunatic. Anyways, here are the different positions and all that
MID OR FEED
If you go mid your two priorities are farm and ganking. If your team is destroying their lane but the cowards are hiding, simply walk up and slaughter them, or if they are being aggressive as hell, you can probably help your team. However, if the enemies are playing far too safe to secure any kills, or if your teammates have no stuns or lockdown, farming might be a better option.
This one is a bit odd since you're put in a hard carry role, if you are the safelane carry you will most likely be farming a lot, so you might want to skip shrapnel for stats in this scenario.
This is an interesting one, the way most people utilize sniper offlane is to be a pushing machine, in this you might want to get shrapnel before headshot, take aim is still taken since you can push towers from farther away.
Now, a lot of people might disagree with my picking up of shrapnel, I think it is a good skill for pushing and the like but you can ignore it if you wish, also a lot of people think headshot is more important than take aim, and while i feel like this is true in a lot of cases, I think that in this blinking build of wonder the range trumps it.
This poor skill, not loved by almost anyone it is one of the most ignored skills in the game, if not the most. It is obviously sniper's worst skill but I still feel it doesn't deserve the abuse. The point of this is skill is to slow enemies, but most importantly to destroy many a tower like a ****ing terrorist. As I said earlier if you want to ignore this skill then feel free, I still feel it is a worthy pick-up over stats in many situations
Among many other odd changes in 6.82, now sniper's mini-stun is gone and is replaced with a slow, it is pretty much equally efficient in slowing down just in a different way. Also, channeling spells are no longer interrupted so buying tps is a good way to deal with sniper now.
Another infamous skill, this one allows sniper to be a pain at a distance, this skill is how sniper makes up for his squishiness which is why I max it out first. It really doesn't get any more simple than that. Should have been called take... it in the ***, haha I am at the apex of my humor tonight.
The most infamous of all, unless the enemy have a way of disjointing it, if they have low enough health, they will have 5 seconds of thoughtful contemplation before they are annihilated.
Alright, this is going to be the long one, and I can already feel the onset of arthritis.
10/5/14- As of 6.82 Icefraud replaced snipers mini-stun with a slow so I changed the guide accordingly.
*AN UPDATE FOR A STUPID META* as of 6.83 skadi has become pretty much core on the little man, but he is about to get the nerf hammer so who knows.