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DOTA Soul Keeper guide (item strategy)
- Try not to only buy DOTA items that are generally useful while you're in demon ranged form.
- The same goes for melee effects like Vladimir's & Basher.
- Something you can use to quickly kill off someone after using Sunder might be tempting, but it's not always a good idea. It's risky enough playing with low health like that, let alone creating your item build around it.
Terrorblade is the twin brother of the Anti-Mage. Both of Night Elf descent, Terrorblade was drawn in by the powers of the Undead, plunging deeper into the abyss of no return, growing large, gargoyle-like wings to symbolize his breaking from the Night Elf community. Having mastered the art of image-creation and soul manipulation, the Soulkeeper has the ability to transform into a fearsome and terrifying demonic form. Large moonblades slashing, Terrorblade is one to fear meeting on the battlefield.
Soul Keeper's Backpack
First time playing this character and not sure what to do? Check out the DOTA Terrorblade guide here for a general idea.
Here's my thoughts on many of your possible item selections:
- Dagon: A popular choice, but rarely a good one. Sure, the Soul Keeper could use a high damage nuke, but it's extremely expensive. Chances are you'll only find it useful (or be saving it in hopes ...) to last hit after sundering. This is never a problem if you use Terrorblade's skill carefully or during group fights instead with disablers.
- Eye of Skadi: Adds a slowing effect. Useful? Sometimes, but generally only if you're playing in easy mode DOTA.
- Maelstrom & Desolator: These are both decent orb effect choices, and useful no matter what form you're in. I personally prefer the maelstrom as a teammate usually buys deso.
- Lifesteal in any form: You don't want this for the soul keeper! Not at all. You want to get hurt for your ultimate to be useful.
- Shiva's Guard: I don't see this item on him often, but it works quite well. The frost nova effect is a wonderful followup to using Terrorblade's Sunder. You should be able to chase after any DOTA hero and get the kill during the next 4 seconds if you had low enough health.
- Linken: You don't want to get disabled when you're running in to Sunder someone. Enough said. BKB is another possible choice if there are a lot of nukers, however... think about it and you'll understand the problem unless it's fixed in a later version of DOTA.
- Monkey King Bar or Buriza: Solid DPS items. One of either is fantastic.
- Butterfly: A fantastic item for most heroes, however the evasion is a bit tricky. Do you want to get hit as Terrorblade? If so, skip this one. But, if you're using him as the typical agility carry DOTA hero, might as well go all out.