DOTA 2
Slark

Nightcrawler


Faction:The Dire
Primary Attribute: Agility
Attack Type: Melee
Role(s): carry, ganker, escape

Slark's Stats

STR 67.5 at 25 (20 + 1.9/level)
AGI 63.5 at 25 (26 + 1.5/level)
INT 58.5 at 25 (16 + 1.7/level)
Health 1746 at 25
Mana 1053 at 25
Damage 48 - 56
Range 128
Armor 1.1
Movement 295

Dark Pact

After a short delay, Slark sacrifices some of his life blood, purging most negative debuffs and...

Pounce

Slark leaps forward, grabbing the first hero he connects with. That unit takes damage and is...

Essence Shift

Slark steals the life essence of enemy heroes with his attacks, draining each of their attributes...

Shadow Dance

When used, Slark hides himself in a cloud of shadows, becoming immune to detection. Attacking,...

Slark's Talents

+1s Shadow Dance Duration
25
+120s Essence Shift duration
+150 Dark Pact Damage
20
+3s Pounce Leash
+30 Attack Speed
15
+20% Lifesteal
+8 Strength
10
+10 Agility

Slark's Lore

Little known to the inhabitants of the dry world, Dark Reef is a sunken prison where the worst of the sea-bred are sent for crimes against their fellows. It is a razor barbed warren full of murderous slithereen, treacherous Deep Ones, 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.
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Targnil (1) | June 29, 2013 11:48pm

I also think that Vanguard isn't a good item on him. I always buy a Poor Man's Shield, since you have excellent survivability and the enemy won't usually have enough time to react, as Big_toast said.
Also, if you're against a nuker, I think that a Hood of Defiance or even a Cloak could be what you're looking for, since you need magic resistance. By buying a Sange (if you're going to build a Sange & Yasha), you'll have more HP, which can help against those nukers if used with one of the items I mentioned before.
Otherwise, let the support buy a Pipe for you and your team.

I typically get Vanguard due to my unconventional playstyle, I typically just pounce on them, autoattack and let essence shift do the rest of the work for me, it works just fine for me.
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wilddeonpwn (102) | February 23, 2013 2:34pm
sanjuro wrote:

another op hero

You must be either a LoL player or a newbie at dota
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sanjuro | February 23, 2013 2:05pm
another op hero
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Vino (2) | January 30, 2013 4:31am
Love his passive !
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sheshp | December 1, 2012 2:57am
hi this playe is good
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CountryClubAntics (2) | November 16, 2012 4:53pm
If your up against some nukers BKB is the way to go tbh
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Tommy_Vercetti (1) | November 16, 2012 1:35pm
I also think that Vanguard isn't a good item on him. I always buy a Poor Man's Shield, since you have excellent survivability and the enemy won't usually have enough time to react, as Big_toast said.
Also, if you're against a nuker, I think that a Hood of Defiance or even a Cloak could be what you're looking for, since you need magic resistance. By buying a Sange (if you're going to build a Sange & Yasha), you'll have more HP, which can help against those nukers if used with one of the items I mentioned before.
Otherwise, let the support buy a Pipe for you and your team.
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Wulfstan (77) | November 16, 2012 3:50am
Quoted:

So many people right now are so bad with slark, insta picking him and not knowing how to play him. And the 43% win rate shows that

Also am I the only one who thinks that vanguard is a bad item on slark? I mean its so expensive and your ult passive should be all the regen you need so the hp regen per sec is kind of wasted. Poor man shield is alot better on him as a first item IMO


Yep.Its right but still there are those games when you're facing Lion/ Lina/some nuker.Vanguard really precious there.
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CountryClubAntics (2) | November 16, 2012 1:00am
So many people right now are so bad with slark, insta picking him and not knowing how to play him. And the 43% win rate shows that

Also am I the only one who thinks that vanguard is a bad item on slark? I mean its so expensive and your ult passive should be all the regen you need so the hp regen per sec is kind of wasted. Poor man shield is alot better on him as a first item IMO
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StevenLK (10) | November 9, 2012 6:41pm
Next week with Medusa >:O
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Maximum_Evil (3) | November 9, 2012 3:47pm
Dr Kramshaw wrote:

Slark just got his updated profile animation so he might be arriving sooner than you think.


I am happy to see that :3
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