Dota 2 Heroes: Sven Guide

Dota 2 Imba Horoes:


Sven (Rouge Knight)

Playing Sven guide: Sven is one of the favorite hero’s that are currently used in game. Especially during competition or team organize play. His versatility and value of having him to a team is unparalleled. Sven skills are mostly to deal a lot of damage wide spread like his Storm Bolt (Stun) and Great Cleave (passive). He can be a great support and also can be be feared during game. His 4th skill God’s Strength is one of the most famous known skill in Dota.When he pumped up his 3rd Skill War Cry, he can chase down would be target and hit it with his 1st Skill Storm Bolt. Then casting God’s Strength to finish it off.

When it’s come to lane, the best way is pair up Sven with a nuker-disablers. As this combo will work and let this pair roam wreck havoc and fear on enemy hero. Sven is not that good in controlling solo a lane. It is best to go dual lane him.

Type: Strength

Role: Ganker


STR:  23 +2.7

AGI:   21  +2.0

INT:   14   +1.3

Description: Sven is the bastard son of a Vigil Knight, born of a Pallid Meranth, raised in the  Shadeshore Ruins. With his father executed for violating the Vigil Codex, and his mother shunned by her wild race, Sven believes that honor is to be found in no social order –but only in himself. After tending his mother through a lingering death, he offered himself as a novice to the Vigil Knights, never revealing his identity. For thirteen years he studied in his father’s school, mastering the rigid code that declared his existence an abomination. Then, on the day that should have been his In-Swearing, he seized the Outcast Blade, shattered the Sacred Helm, and burned the Codex in the Vigil’s Holy Flame. He strode from Vigil Keep, forever solitary, following his private code to the last strict rune. Still a knight, yes…but a Rogue Knight.

Sven’s skills allow him to deal Area of Effect damage to several enemies at once. Storm Hammer, a powerful damage spell, stuns the target and surrounding units for several seconds, allowing Sven to catch up and strike them with his sword. Warcry gives Sven and nearby allies a temporary movement speed and armor bonus so they can charge quickly and fearlessly. Sven’s foes must be wary of his powerful physical attacks, for God’s Strength pumps his damage up to very high levels, while Cleave turns every attack into an Area of Effect strike. Although his strengths are straightforward, they are not to be underestimated. The best course of action when faced with a fully pumped Sven is to run.


1st Skill: Storm BoltType: Active Sven unleashes his magical gauntlet that deals damage and stuns enemy units for 2 seconds. Best used when initiating an ambush or chasing a run away hero.Damage: 100/175/250/325    AoE: 255  Mana Cost: 140
2nd Skill: Great CleaveType: Passive Sven strikes with great force, cleaving all nearby enemy units with his attack. Cleave damage on non-primary targets is not reduced by armor values.Cleave Damage: 25%/40%/55%/70%   AoE: 300
3rd Skill: WarcryType: Active Sven’s Warcry heartens his allies for battle, increasing their movement speed and armor. Lasts 8 seconds.Bonus Armor: 4/8/12/16   Bonus M.Speed: 12%
4th Skill: God’s StrengthType: Active Sven channels his rogue strength, granting bonus damage for 25 seconds.Bonus Damage: 100%/150%/200%   Mana Cost: 100/150/200

Skill Build:

Old School Build:



Item Build:

Starting Items:

Courier, Bottle, Tango, Clarity

Early Items:

Boots, Urn of Shadow, Drum of Endurance, Flying Courier (to fetch or fill up bottles)


Vladimir’s Offering, Power Threads, Force Staff, Black King Bar

Late Game:

Armlet, Hyperstone, Crystalys, Plate Mail


Assault Cuirass, Satanic, Butterfly


Best Team Mate:

Sven is best paired with disabler like Shadow Shaman, Lion, Bane while they holding the hero Sven will do the beating.

The triplets of Lina, Vengeful and Sven is a formidable combo in tri lane or dual lane.


Worst Enemy:

As most players know Sven has a short mana pool so these guys like Anti Mage, Nyx Assasin (Nerubian) and Lion will just give Sven more problems.

Disabler like Shadow Shaman, Lion and Bane.

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