Shandelzare Silkwood The Vengeful Spirit
Stuner and a very good carry hero, that nomination would come to Vengeful Spirit. Best stuner in dota, AoE skill to decrease enemy base attack and armor, a massive aura that add 36% to your attack, and last a swap skill. Even though she is good, but there are some people, don’t know how to maximize her. Some take stats and stun early, or terror, then aura. Others take aura and stun. Furthermore the item build could be wrong, take a look at vanguard, lothar edge, arcane ring, dagon. There are some ite list that sometimes will make you laugh. Okay she is fragile but we don’t need vanguard anymore, arcane ring, we don’t need those plenty mana. Why do we need that? See my guide and i will tell the proper build.
II. Hero Description
|Shandelzare Silkwood – The Vengeful Spirit
Range: 400 | | Move Speed: 295 | Primary: AGI
Str: 16 + 1.8 | Agi: 22 + 2.35 | Int: 15 + 1.75
Damage: 34 – 48 | HP: 454 | Mana: 195
HP Regen: 0.73 | Mana Regen: 0.61
Attack Speed: 1.38 (+ 22% IAS) | Armor: 4.1
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|Magic Missile (C)
A magic missile is thrown at an enemy unit, causing damage. Stuns for 1.75 seconds. Cast range of 500.
Level 1 – Deals 100 damage.
Level 2 – Deals 175 damage.
Level 3 – Deals 250 damage.
Level 4 – Deals 325 damage.
Mana Cost: 95/ 110/ 125/ 140
Shendelzare lets loose a wicked cry, terrorizing enemy units of around 700 range. Their armor and damage is reduced. Lasts 20 seconds.
Level 1 – Reduces base armor by 3 and damage by 5%.
Level 2 – Reduces base armor by 4 and damage by 10%.
Level 3 – Reduces base armor by 5 and damage by 15%.
Level 4 – Reduces base armor by 6 and damage by 20%.
Mana Cost: 40
|Command Aura (D)
Increases damage of allied units within 350 range. Effect stays for 2 seconds after moving out of range.
Only amplifies your base damage and bonus damage earned from stat items.
Level 1 – 12% damage.
Level 2 – 20% damage.
Level 3 – 28% damage.
Level 4 – 36% damage.
Does not stack with command aura from Kobold Taskmaster or Polar Furbolg Ursa Warrior
Mana Cost: N/A
|Nether Swap (W)
Instantaneously swaps positions with a target hero.
Level 1 – 600 range.
Level 2 – 900 range.
Level 3 – 1200 range.
Mana Cost: 100/ 150/ 200
III. Skill Built And Item Build
1, 3, 5, 7 : Magic Missile
2, 4, 7, 8 : Command Aura
6, 11, 16 : Nether Swap
The rest skill point can freely distributed to Howl of terror or stats, depend on your situation.
IV. How To Play
I think Vengeful Spirit is one of the easiest hero to use but hold a big role in the game. The different things between her and all other stuner is swap and aura. Command aura boost attack from your total damage, different with empower and all other attack booster. Swap can steal away enemy and kill them one by one, making the battle easier. But one thing that you should do and learn from now is “Who is the right hero that should you swapped?” Swapping a tanker hero could be a nightmare since it means you do what exactly enemy wants to. Swap a killer can be a good idea but sometimes not. Most killer hero can run away easily with Lothar or any other skill like blink. Swap a carry hero? yeah that’s the good one. Carry hero need friend to be carried but no one carry him. So kill a babysitter is better than kill the baby isn’t it? That’s the general things, now a short guide what you must to do from early to late.
Early Game : deny and kill creep well. Harass enemy with magic missile if you can. Otherwise, keep your health bar green. If you can get lvl 6 with no death, time to go mobile. Support your teammate that need some help. 225 damage and 1.5 stun duration is a pain in early. Swap him if you’re not sure he will be dead.
Get this item and go mobile.
Middle Game : Ganking is a little harder now, so push could be the answer. With command aura, i don’t think push is take a long time. Destroy enemy 2nd tower and you can farm a lil bit easier. This time get Lothar, you don’t want to be sacrificed when swapping enemy,won’t you?
if you have a hard time to farm it, get Vanguard. You should not be the first one to dead since your team need your command aura.
Late Game : Push, and kill as fast as possible in this stage. VS has lost her main purpose in here as stuner but not as swapper. Secure yourself with Lothar after swap then stun enemy that you’ve been swapped.
Some hp booster needed here. So we get EoS, or if you can survive well, get Butterfly. 30% miss rate will make you a bit killer in late. Upgrade boots to travel if you have more money. This will make you increase your survivability.
V. Allies And Enemies
Best Allies :
Worst Enemies :
repelled hero can’t be swapped. A dead trap for VS.
Silence means no magic, no swap, no stun. VS without swap and stun is a dumb.