Dota 2 Imba Heroes
STR: 17 +1.9
AGI: 21 +2.5
INT: 15 +1.8
Description: The malevolent familiar of a sadistic wizard who captured and hoped to tame him, Viper was curiously glad to have been sprung from the sealed and unchanging subterranean Nether Reaches where his race had lived for millions of years, after tectonic slippage had sealed off the Netherdrakes in luminous caverns. Viper spent some time appearing to submit to the wizard’s enchainments, hoping to learn what he could of the dark magics the mage practiced. But he soon realized that few spells were as deadly as the toxins that were his birthright. Exuding an acid that swiftly ate away the bars of his cage, the Netherdrake slipped free of his confines, spit poison in the old spellcaster’s eyes, and soared out to let the world know that it had a new master.
Viper specializes in pinning down single targets from a distance, while dealing moderate damage. His Poison Attack allows him to consistently slow his enemies, reducing their effectiveness in battle. When needed, he can also fire a heavily concentrated Viper Strike toxin that can nearly stop enemies in their tracks. This allows him to be more aggressive as he can go in and keep targets from escaping. Viper Strike deals heavy damage over time and often leads to death if used on a victim with low health. So that he might better lead the charge, he’s also developed a Corrosive Skin that offers resistances, returns minor poison, and slows his attackers. While most of Viper’s damage is dealt over time with poisons, he has a passive Nethertoxin which allows him to deal additional damage to weaker units.
Skills: 1st Poison Attack, 2nd Nethertoxin, 3rd Corrosive Skin, 4th Viper Strike
Build: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 4 – 1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 3
Starting Items: Boots of Speed, Tango or Branch x2, Slippers of Agility x2, Tango
Early Items: Wraith Band x2, Power Threads (STR) or Phase Boots (for movement speed and attack)
Additional: Shadow Blade or Manta Style, Monkey King Bar, Vanguard (for more toughness)
Late Items: Butterfly
Options: Heart of Tarrasque, Orchid Malevolence, Daedalus (Buriza-do Kyanon)
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