Dota 2 Imba Heroes Guide
Lina (The Slayer)
STR: 18 +1.5
AGI: 16 +1.5
INT: 24 +3.2
Description: The sibling rivalries between Lina the Slayer, and her younger sister Rylai, the Crystal Maiden, were the stuff of legend in the temperate region where they spent their quarrelsome childhoods together. Lina always had the advantage, however, for while Crystal was guileless and naive, Lina’s fiery ardor was tempered by cleverness and conniving. The exasperated parents of these incompatible offspring went through half a dozen homesteads, losing one to fire, the next to ice, before they realized life would be simpler if the children were separated. As the oldest, Lina was sent far south to live with a patient aunt in the blazing Desert of Misrule, a climate that proved more than comfortable for the fiery Slayer. Her arrival made quite an impression on the somnolent locals, and more than one would-be suitor scorched his fingers or went away with singed eyebrows, his advances spurned. Lina is proud and confident, and nothing can dampen her flame.
Lina is one of the deadliest offensive spellcasters, capable of killing fragile heroes with one combo of her spells. Her two main offensive spells provide a powerful Area of Effect combo. Dragon Slave fires a quick fiery projectile which deals good damage over a long range. Light Strike Array is Lina’s stun spell; however, due to her relatively slow cast time it can be difficult to hit moving enemies with this spell. Many Lina players cast Light Strike Array immediately after an ally has cast another stun, making the spell much likelier to hit and prolonging the total disable time. To support her offensive gameplay style, Lina has a passive skill called Fiery Soul. Every time she casts any of her other spells, she gains a temporary movement- and attack-speed boost, allowing her to chase down fleeing enemies. Lina also has the most damaging single-target spell in the game: Laguna Blade. This devastating blast of energy is one of the best ways to finish off injured enemies. Often heroes who think themselves safe are blasted into oblivion by a single Laguna Blade.
Skills: 1st Dragon Slave, 2nd Light Strike Array, 3rd Fiery Soul, 4th Laguna Blade
Build: 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 4 – 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3
Starting Items: Circlet, Branch x2, Tango, Courier or Bottle
Early Items: Null Talisman x2, Power Threads (STR for HP) or Arcane Boots, Magic Wand
Additional: Dagon (ouch! Laguna Blade then Dagon to finish combo), Blink Dagger
Late Items: Scythe of Vyse (best if gotten early, gives Lina great Mana Pool and regen + disable enemy), any of the following Aghanim’s Scepter, Linken Sphere, Shiva’s Guard, Mekansm, Boots of Travel
Options: Necronomicon, Orchid of Malevolence, Eul’s Scepter of Divinity, Ethereal Blade or Manta Style if you want to experiment
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