DOTA Hero Tips: Chen the Holy Knight

Chen


Prophesying a new dawn, a new world cleansed of the old evils, the Holy Knight’s entrance into the war against the Scourge forever changed the course of history. A crusader riding under the banner of Hextar, the Holy Knight promises ever-lasting glory and redemption for those who march with him, and obstacles ahead to test the faith of all those sworn to forever cleanse evil from the land. Fanatically devoted to his cause, his followers come from every race, every background and will stop at nothing to see the Scourge destroyed. If ever the redeeming hand of God touched earth, its name was Chen, the Holy Knight.

Penitence
Penitence
Test of Faith
Test of Faith
Holy Persuasion
Holy Persuasion
Hand of God
Hand of God

SKILLS:

Penitence


Forces a unit to accept punishment for its sins, causing it to move slower and accept more damage from attacks and spells. Lasts 7 seconds.

Level 1- 8% movement speed reduction, and 7% increased damage taken.

Level 2- 16% movement speed reduction, and 14% increased damage taken.

Level 3- 24% movement speed reduction, and 21% increased damage taken.

Level 4- 32% movement speed reduction, and 28% increased damage taken.

Cooldown: 14 seconds.

Test of Faith

If cast on enemy, will deal variable damage based on the unit’s faith.

Level 1- 50 - 100 Damage to foes.

Level 2- 100 - 200 Damage to foes.

Level 3- 150 - 300 Damage to foes.

Level 4- 200 – 400 Damage to foes.

Cooldown: 24 seconds.

Holy Persuasion

Takes control of a target enemy unit. If cast on allied Hero, it will teleport the hero to safety. Instantly teleports Chen’s persuaded units to safety.

Level 1- 1 Unit Max. 75 HP Bonus

Level 2- 1 Unit Max. 150 HP Bonus

Level 3- 2 Unit Max. 225 HP Bonus

Level 4- 3 Unit Max. 300 HP Bonus

Cooldown: 30/26/22/18

Hand of God

Fully regenerates your converted creeps. Heals all allied heroes on the map.

Level 1- 200 HP Healed.

Level 2- 300 HP Healed.

Level 3- 400 HP Healed.

Cooldown: 120 seconds.

Scepter Upgradable: Dramatically reduces cooldown.

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GUIDE:


Early Game:

Chen is one of the best junglers in DOTA. In fact, his effectiveness in every stage of the game entirely relies on how strong his controlled units are. Having excellent micro skill is a must for those who plan to use Holy Knight and be effective in a DOTA game. Despite the incredible support and attack potentials of this hero, he won’t be of so much use for the team if the user is inexperienced in controlling multiple units. Holy Knight can ambush enemy heroes in any lane early on. All he need is to gather strong neutral creeps so this should be your main objective. As much as possible, roam around the map and gather a few hero kills. Enemy heroes will start to hesitate in advancing given you are not visible on the Minimap.

Mid Game:

Holy Knight is one of the best gankers in DOTA. His first skill can greatly impair an enemy’s escaping capabilities. Controlling at least three Centaurs assures a kill. Time their stun to immobilize enemy heroes at most 6 seconds. This span of time is more than enough for your teammates to eliminate even the toughest heroes. Your first skill also weakens your enemies making the skill even more dangerous. Chen is also known because he can save allies from impending doom. Through his third skill, he can instantly send an ally to the healing fountain. With Holy Knight on your team, your initiators and tankers won’t fear so much about doing their jobs knowing Chen is watching and is always ready to get them out of the battlefield when needed. Your main objective on this part of the game is to continue ambushing enemy heroes. Target their carries to keep them from farming. As we all know, hero carries will end up useless in the late game if they won’t be able to purchase luxurious items.

Late Game:

Holy Knight’s ultimate skill can be a deciding factor in a team clash. It globally heals, so he can help even those allies that are in the far side of the map. With Mekansm and Pipe of Insight, Holy Knight can support the team and somehow assure victory during important late game clashes. All the buffs he can accumulate by controlling several neutral creeps make Chen one of the best supporting heroes in DOTA. He is not item dependent so don’t worry about farming. You must concentrate on finding strong neutral creeps and saving your allies. Nevertheless, don’t even think of using Chen if you have weak micro skills. Practice is definitely a must if you want to be a reliable Chen user.

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