Dota 2 Hero: Skeleton King

Dota 2 Imba Heroes

Skeleton King (Leoric)


Type: Strength

Role: Carry


STR: 22  +2.9

AGI: 18  +1.7

INT: 13  +1.6

Background Story: The victim of a longevity spell that backfired, the Skeleton King Ostarion has built an empire from the bones of his enemies. He lives only to extend his reach, for as long as he is perpetually building and adding to his domain he cannot die. The walls of his palace are formed of fired bone; the streets are paved with bones of every sort of creature and every enemy; and even the wood and other natural features of his land have been swept away and replaced with replicas formed of bone. From the Ivory Forest to Ostarion’s towering Throne of Bone, nothing happens in the Empire of Bones without the full of knowledge of its Skeleton King.

Playing with Skeleton King: Skeleton King or SK is one of the best ganker/carry hero in game. Durable with a good starting DEF and excellent growth in STR stats and with his 4th skill Reincarnation, you have to kill him twice! Skeleton King or Leoric has a passive Critical Strike and Vampiric Aura which helps melee allies for more pushing power. It’s Hellfire Blast skill has decent short cool down which is very useful in ganging up. You can either play Skeleton King early in game by Jungle or go on a lane with a team mate. He can also handle the middle lane.



1st Skill:Hellfire BlastType: Active Skeleton King hurls a sphere of hellfire from his sword, causing the target to be stunned for 2 secs and slowed by 15% for 4 secsDamage: 50 +15 dps, 100 +30 dps, 150 + 40 dps, 300 + 50 dps

Mana Cost: 140 Cool Down: 8 sec

2nd Skill:Vampiric AuraType: Passive Nearby allied melee unit gain hit points when they hit the enemy.Gains: 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% of attack damage

Area of Effect: 900 Note: can be stacked with Life Steal equips

3rd Skill:Critical StrikeType: Passive Gives the chance to do more damage on every successful hit.Damage Bonus: 1.25, 1.75, 2.25, 2.75 with a 15% chance
4th Skill:ReincarnationType: Passive Resurrects if Skeleton King dies and slowing nearby enemies units (AOE 700) by 30% for 3 seconds.Mana Cost: 140 Cool Down: 300, 220, 140 secs

Skill Build:


Starting Items:

Gauntlets of Strength x2, Branch x2, Tango x1, Healing Salve x1

Early Items:

Power Threads (STR), Quelling Blade, Magic Stick, Urn of Shadows


Armlet, Black King Bar

Late Game:

Sange and Yasha, Radiance, Satanic


Basher, Linken’s Sphere, Desolator and Assault Cuirass (great combo)


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