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Lunatic Eclipse - Moon Rider Guide

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Her glaives weave through enemies, Her devotion calls the moon's aid, Her power chastises with moonlight, Her spells rain an endless torrent. Though her weapons refuse to be imbued with supernatural power, its keen edge still tears flesh and bone alike. Dare face her alone, and be punished in the name of the moon.
Luna Moonfang

Luna Moonfang - Moon Rider


Range: | Move Speed: 330
Primary: AGI
Str: 15 + 1.9 | Agi: 22 + 2.8 | Int: 16 + 1.85
Damage: 43-49 | HP: 435 | Mana: 208
HP Regen: 0.7 | Mana Regen: 0.65
Attack Speed: 0.72 | Armor: 3
Lucent Beam
Lucent Beam (C)
Luna concentrates on the moon's energy and channels it forcefully to the surface, damaging an enemy unit. Stuns for a short duration.
Level 1 - Deals 75 Damage, and a ministun.
Level 2 - Deals 150 Damage, and a ministun.
Level 3 - Deals 225 Damage, and a ministun.
Level 4 - Deals 300 Damage, and a ministun.
Damage type: magical
Posseses a mini-stun, allowing it to effectively interrupt the target.
Casting range: 800
Duration: 0.6 seconds
Mana Cost: 90/100/110/120
Cooldown: 6
Comment: An average nuke with good range and cooldown. Use to harass or for the finishing blow.

Moon Glaive
Moon Glaive (G)
Allows Luna to attack extra enemies with each Glaive attack. Each enemy struck beyond the first incurs a 35% damage loss, per unit.
Level 1 - Bounces once.
Level 2 - Bounces twice.
Level 3 - Bounces three times.
Level 4 - Bounces four times.
Luna's Attack does not function if she tries to attack a unit with any of the following: Maelstrom , Mjollnir , Sange , Sange & Yasha and Stygian Desolator.
Moon Glaives take precedence over the following: Feedback (Diffusal Blade) and Cold Attack (Eye of Skadi).
Area of Effect: 500
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: N/A
Comment: Similar to cleaving in use, allows you to weaken other enemies while attacking one unit, making it easier to farm/push. Gets better as your damage increases.
Lunar Blessing
Lunar Blessing (L)
Provides all nearby allied heroes with constant bonus damage as well as extra night vision for your hero.
Level 1 - Provides full night vision range for Moon Rider as well as +14 damage to nearby heroes
Level 2 - Provides full night vision range for Moon Rider as well as +20 damage to nearby heroes
Level 3 - Provides full night vision range for Moon Rider as well as +26 damage to nearby heroes
Level 4 - Provides full night vision range for Moon Rider as well as +32 damage to nearby heroes
Area of Effect: 900
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: N/A
Comment: Boosts damage of ranged allies. Doesn't do much early game, provides some damage boost later.
Eclipse
Eclipse (E)
Calls on the moon's magic, summoning a multiple Lucent Beams to damage targets around Luna. Damage is based on the level of Lucent Beam. Turns day into night for 10 seconds. Can be improved by Aghanim's Scepter.
Level 1 - Summons 4 Lucent Beams. Each target can only be hit 4 (6*) times.
Level 2 - Summons 7 (8*) Lucent Beams. Each target can only be hit 4 (6*) times.
Level 3 - Summons 10 (12*) Lucent Beams. Each target can only be hit 4 (6*) times.
Damage type: magical
Can be improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values).
Beams deal damage based on the level of Lucent Beam (Eclipse will not deal damage if you did not learn Lucent Beam).
Beams are released between intervals of 0.6 seconds.
Beams will stop if Luna is killed.
Unlike individual Lucent Beam casts, Eclipse Lucent Beams do not ministun.
Will not hit invisible units.
Area of Effect: 700
Mana Cost: 150/200/250
Cooldown: 160/150/140
Comment: A defining skill of Luna, Insane theoretical damage and good cooldown. Almost anyone would fear a solo encounter when this isn't in cooldown.
Skill Build

Skill Build:

1. Lucent Beam
2. Stats
3. Lucent Beam
4. Stats
5. Lucent Beam
6. Eclipse
7. Lucent Beam
8. Moon Glaive
9. Moon Glaive
10. Moon Glaive
11. Eclipse
12. Moon Glaive
13. Lunar Blessing
14. Lunar Blessing
15. Lunar Blessing
16. Eclipse
17. Lunar Blessing
18. Stats
19. Stats
20. Stats
21. Stats
22. Stats
23. Stats
24. Stats
25. Stats
Item Build

Item Build:

1.View Details for Wraith Band
Wraith Band
(485)
6 Agility
3 Strength
3 Intelligence
3 Damage
Slippers of Agility + Circlet of Nobility + Wraith Band Recipe Scroll
Provides an early Hp, mana and damage boost.
2.View Details for Power Treads
Power Treads
(1400)
60 Movement Speed
30 Attack Speed
8 Selected Attribute

Active: Switch Attribute
Switches the attribute that receives a bonus. From Strength to Intelligence, Intelligence to Agility, and Agility to Strength.
Note: Can only carry one. Movement speed bonus doesn't stack with Boots of Travel, Phase Boots, Power Treads, or Boots of Speed.
Boots of Speed + Gloves of Haste + Boots of Elvenskin or Robe of the Magi or Belt of Giant Strength
Provides move and attack speed boosts.
3.View Details for Radiance
Radiance
(5150)
60 Damage

Passive: Burn Damage
Deals 45 damage per second. 650 AoE.
Note: Clicking Radiance will toggle Burn Damage on and off.
Sacred Relic + Radiance Recipe Scroll
Boosts damage and synergizes with Moon Glaives.
4.View Details for Lothar`s Edge
Lothar`s Edge
(3000)
30 Damage
30 Attack Speed

Active: Wind Walk
- Makes you invisible until the duration ends, or until you attack or use an ability
- Adds 20% movement speed
- Can move through units
- 0.3 second fade time
- Attacking to break the invisibility will cause you to deal 150 bonus physical damage on your attack
- Duration: 12 seconds
- Manacost: 75
- Cooldown: 18 seconds

Claymore + Shadow Amulet
Gives some damage and an Escape tool.
5.View Details for Heart of Tarrasque
Heart of Tarrasque
(5500)
40 Strength
300 HP
Passive: Health Regeneration
Regenerates 2% of max health each second. Only regenerates health when the bearer has not taken damage from a player owned source or Roshan in the last 6 seconds (ranged) or 4 seconds (melee). Doesn't stack with itself.
Messerschmidt's Reaver + Vitality Booster + Heart of Tarrasque Recipe Scroll
Bonus Hp and Hp regen for more endurance.
6.View Details for Black King Bar
Black King Bar
(3900)
10 Strength
24 Damage

Active: Avatar
- Gives magic immunity
- Duration and cooldown decrease each time it is used
- Manacost: 0
- Duration: 10/9/8/7/6/5 seconds
- Cooldown: 80/75/70/65/60/55 seconds

Cannot be sold

Ogre Axe + Mithril Hammer + Black King Bar Recipe Scroll
Option Item. Shrug away damaging and disabling spells.
7.View Details for The Butterfly
The Butterfly
(6000)
30 Agility
30 Damage
30 Attack Speed
35% Evasion
Eaglehorn + Talisman of Evasion + Quarterstaff
Option Item. Avoid attacks and do more attacks.
8.View Details for Buriza-do Kyanon
Buriza-do Kyanon
(5800)
81 Damage

Passive: Critical Strike
- 25% chance to deal 2.7 times normal damage on an attack

Crystalis + Demon Edge + Buriza-do Kyanon Recipe Scroll
Option Item. Inflict great amounts of damage.
Skill Build

Early Game:

GAME START:

  • 4-5 player team: A circlet of nobility or two, consumables(for hp AND mana).
  • 2-3 player team: Purchase 2 circlets, ring of regeneration and consumables. slippers of agility if money allows.
  • solo play: 2x Wraith Band, Power Treads, Hp/Mana regen Items.

LANE SCENARIOS:

  • 1 melee enemy: Be wary of stuns, but fairly safe.
  • 1 ranged enemy: Probably has better range than you. might be a bit harder with 500+range. 400 or so range would have to get close to creeps to cheap shot you.
  • 2 melee enemies: Similar to having one melee enemy. Be wary of disables, as you probably won't win a 2-on-1 brawl.
  • 2 ranged enemies: Hold your ground. Will fare better than melee units, ask for assist or stay back if a nuker pair.
  • 1 ranged, 1 melee: Similar to having 2 tanged enemies. Hold your ground unless the enemy pair is unsafe to solo.

FARMING:

  • May be hard to last hit the creeps, due to low damage. Last hitting or targeting the creeps that aren't being damaged by yours might help.

PUSHING:

  • Do not push yet. you need the space for a good eclipse/chase when you get to level 7.

KILLING:

  • Levels 3-5: Harass the opponent with regular attacks and lucent beams. Recover mana with clarities, repeat until at around 300 hp or so. Catch opponent off guard by attacking from behind, take shots and finish with a lucent beam.
  • Level 7-midgame: Catch off guard, if opponent is aggressive, lure him away from his creep wave. If he runs toward his tower, better. Cast eclipse, finish with lucent beam. don't do this when creeps are nearly depleted, as you run risk of meeting up with the next wave. Check your map for the timing of your wave and act accordingly.

FLEEING:

  • Run. You have above-average move speed.
  • Bring a town portal scroll along.

PURCHASES:

  • Complete Wraith bandx2
  • Buy a boots of Speed

INVENTORY:

Expected items by end of early game:

Roughly 1000 gold and these items

  Wraith Band   Wraith Band  
  Boots of Speed      
         
         


ZOOM-IN:

  • Q: I run out of mana a lot, No Void stone/Arcane ring?
  • A: This build will not be reliant on eclipse for your kills, Mana from stats and wraith bands should suffice for an eclipse and a lucent beam's worth. Good players will be in hoods by midgame if they see you as threatening. Conserve mana if going for a kill, and make sure your spells count as much as possible. Bring Clarities.
  • Q:What's that 1K gold in the inventory.
  • A: that's 1/4 of the Sacred relic you're going to buy next, so the more there is there, the better.

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340 By charlesconstantine 2011-07-06

@DarkGurlL341

Come on, don't disgrace us pinoys. I'm a filipino and I can speak good English. So don't blame your English being bad just because you're a filipino.

-Luna-
Some players get Helm of Dom when they play Luna, is that good?

339 By DarkgurL341 2011-03-29

LoL . . .sowe because i'm a filipino so??????

338 By Ne0aly 2011-03-29

@darkgurl
Your english (no offence) and logic cannot be computed.

337 By mawhpawh 2011-03-29

Treads, not Threads.

Buying Cruiass as item nr. two is no good.

Buying lothars maybe 40 min into the game, eh?

336 By Cydonia 2011-03-29

@335, cuirass is terrible. get manta, the dps is much better

335 By DarkgurL341 2011-03-29

for me the item 4 luna is 4 only . . .

first:threads

second:cuirass

third: the aghanism scepter

fourth: the lothars edge

and the 5th and 6th you can decide what you prepare the item for luna anything what you want accept the orb effect items . . .

334 By proximo818 2011-03-28

my idea is simple...agnahim scepter and buy what you want...like honestly this is the easiest guide to make...there was'nt even tactic...this is a noob

333 By black-_-lotus 2010-06-19

my build:
helm of domi-->satanic
treads
aghanims
radiance
butterfly
kelen's dagger

332 By hani_cute 2010-06-06

Try my build:
1.thread
2.Helm of Dominator
3.Lothar
4.Butterfly
5.Assault Cuiras
==>>>complete the satanic,
6. Up 2 U,,buriza,manta,blademail, etc.

331 By hani_cute 2010-06-06

Why dont we get a life steal??

330 By dreamer83 2010-01-16

eos doesnt bounce with moon glaive...this is noob guide.wtf man..try my build.
butterfly
boots of travel
lothar
radience
buriza
shivas(last item is optional)

329 By dreamer83 2010-01-16

eos doesnt bounce with moon glaive...this is noob guide.wtf man..try my build.
butterfly
boots of travel
lothar
radience
buriza
shivas(last item is optional)

328 By lever death 2010-01-06

I personally really dont think the guide is worth 4 stars... sorry