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Ursa - How does one lane as Ursa you ask?

May 25, 2012 by LiLPr0
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The bear that mangles cuddly humans.

DotA2 Hero: Ursa

Hero Skills


10 12 13 14


2 4 8 9

Fury Swipes

1 3 5 7


6 11 16


15 17 18

Ursa - How does one lane as Ursa you ask?

May 25, 2012

Pros and Cons


-Can solo roshan at lvl 6 with vlads
-Can dominate lanes with Shadow Shaman, Crystal Maiden, Lion, etc.
-Beast mid-game
-Hard carry


-Drops off late game
-Can't really carry unless he gets fed like crazy
-No escape mechanisms
-Not Anti-Mage


Earthshock is what enables Ursa to catch up to enemies and also Blink Dagger in and rape face.

Overpower is what makes Ursa a Ursa. The synergy with fury swipes is so OP that if he gets fed early, he can shut down every carry.

Fury Swipes Probably the best passive excluding Blood bath.

Enrage Don't underestimate this skill. It can tear a whole team if used correctly.


Early game

First off, start with your basic regen items, get a Quelling Blade
and a Ring of Protection to be built into a Ring of Basilius later at the side-shop.

Mid game / Late game

After that, finish your Vladmir's Offering and go to jungle if you want. Get your phase boots and go rape some face. Then you'll want to rush a Blink Dagger as it solves Ursa's escape mechanisim problem. Now you can decide whether to save up for a Heart of Tarrasque or get a Black King Bar.

Very Late Game

If the game isn't finished, make an Assault Cuirass as it'll make your Fury Swipes deal much more damage and armour for you puny teammates.



Go to your easy lane if possible. (Dire top, Radiant bot)
Last hit as many as you can and finish up your Vladmir's Offering and Phase Boots.

Early game

Now, you should Roshan unless they have wards which is just sad for you.
On a serious note, if they do have wards, buy a smoke of deceit or ask a support to get one.

Mid game and Late game

Roshan whenever possible and rape face. Also try to get time to farm for your late game and mid game items.

Friends and Foes


Crystal Maiden
Shadow Shaman


Axe with Blade Mail
Earthshaker if he stunlocks you when you have don't have Black King Bar
Ghost Scepter
Force Staff

Last words

Thanks for reading this guide, do try it out in-game before voting :)

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