Damage Reduction Skeleton King
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Ignites the target on fire, dealing damage over time. Deals damage and stuns for 2 seconds followed by a 15% slow for 2 seconds.
Level 1 - 50 Impact Damage and 15 dps while slowed.
Level 2 - 100 Impact Damage and 30 dps while slowed.
Level 3 - 150 Impact Damage and 40 dps while slowed.
Level 4 - 200 Impact Damage and 60 dps while slowed.
• Total damage: 80 / 160 / 230 / 300
Mana Cost: 140
Comment: This is your hero ganking/killng skill. Skeleton King has a low mana pool so this is not spammable until mid to late game.
Allied melee units within 900 AoE gain hit points when they hit enemy units.
Level 1 - Gains 15% of attack damage.
Level 2 - Gains 20% of attack damage.
Level 3 - Gains 25% of attack damage.
Level 4 - Gains 30% of attack damage.
Mana Cost: N/A
Comment: This is a great skill that will increase in value mid/late game. It combination with the Skeleton King's high critical strikes you will find yourself not returning to base to heal yourself.
Gives 15% chance to do more damage on an attack.
Level 1 - 1.25 times normal damage.
Level 2 - 1.75 times normal damage.
Level 3 - 2.25 times normal damage.
Level 4 - 2.75 times normal damage.
Mana Cost: N/A
Comment: Do not let the 15% deceive you! This spell prots, activates quite often and deals massive damage at level 4.
When killed the Skeleton King will come back to life and slow enemies in a 700 aoe by 30% for 3 seconds.
Level 1 - 3 seconds delay, slows enemies' movement speed around him by 30%. 300 second cooldown.
Level 2 - 3 seconds delay, slows enemies' movement speed around him by 30%. 220 second cooldown.
Level 3 - 3 seconds delay, slows enemies' movement speed around him by 30%. 140 second cooldown.
• Will revive even if silenced on death.
• Will not revive if Skeleton King does not have required mana.
• Will not revive if he dies on unpathable terrain.
• If Skeleton King has an Aegis and Reincarnation is cooled down upon death, Reincarnation will trigger first.
• Revives with full HP and full mana.
Mana Cost: 140
Cooldown: 300/ 220/140 seconds
Comment: This is arguably the best ultimate because you reincarnate with full health and mana. (I will discuss the importance of this later).
Skill Build:1. Vampiric Aura
2. Storm Bolt
3. Storm Bolt
4. Critical Strike
5. Storm Bolt
7. Storm Bolt
8. Critical Strike
9. Critical Strike
10. Critical Strike
12. Vampiric Aura
13. Vampiric Aura
14. Vampiric Aura
Boots of Speed (450)
50 Movement Speed
Note: Movement speed bonus doesn't stack with Boots of Travel, Phase Boots, Power Treads, or Boots of Speed.
Buy this at the start. Without speed you are an easy gank early game.
Ancient Tango of Essifation (90)
Active: Eat Tree
Eats a tree to restore 115 HP over 16 seconds. Purge will end the effect even though the status icon will remain.
Note: Stacks with itself in inventory. 3 charges.
Wait around and buy this at the start. You will be able to afford it and still be ahead of the first wave of creeps.
Gloves of Haste (500)
15 Attack Speed
Increased attack speed is crucial to hero killing.
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
This will greatly increase your affectiveness on the battlefield. More crits + More health recovery = More pwnage.
5. Chain Mail
Cheap, and adds 13% damage reduction.
Plate Mail (1400)
Still fairly cheap, adds 15% damage reduction with chain mail or 22% by itself.
55 Attack Speed
This will increase your attack speed drastically allowing you to farm without losing health and drastically increasing the accectiveness of your critical strike ability.
Assault Cuirass (5350)
35 Attack Speed
Passive: Attack Speed Aura
Adds 20 attack speed. 900 AoE
Passive: Positive Armor Aura
Adds 5 armor. 900 AoE. Affects buildings. Doesn't stack with armor auras from Assault Cuirass, Ring of Basilius, or Vladmir's Offering.
Passive: Negative Armor Aura
Remove 5 armor to enemies. 900 AoE. Affects enemy buildings.
Plate Mail + Hyperstone + Chainmail + Assault Cuirass Recipe Scroll
This is what you've been waiting for. Increases not only your attack speed but your teamates as well. And as for a bonus reduces your enemies armor by 5. This armor reduction will increase your damage output.
Skeleton King is an amazing tank, stunner, and hero killer. Early game the goal is to try as much as possible to not take damage while dealing as much damage to enemy heros as you can. This is quite easy because of your storm bolt. If an enemy wanders too far into the fray stun him and let the creeps deal damage. Also, If they chase you close enough to your tower stun them and watch as the tower quickly takes their health into the red.
As far as fighting your size alone is intimidating and you should have no problem meleeing the creeps early game. The reason you should choose the vampiric aura as your first skill is because it is an aura. That means not only will it reduce the number of times you return to regenerate but your creeps gain the aura too. 5% may not seem like a lot but it makes a big difference over a period of time. Also, if you are sharing a lane with a melee ally he will also benefit from this skill.
Hero Killing Early Game: Never forget you are a tank, but you are also a stunner. If an enemy's health is getting low, communicate with your allies, and call for help. You do not do enough damage by yourself at this stage to kill but together if someone else you can. There are two ways to gank and this will be used throughout the game in similar ways.
1) If you are going to gank the hereo in your own lane.
a) Call for an ally to help and have them setup in the flank position. (In the trees behind the enemy).
b) Run up and storm bolt your prey. Then wack your beefy sword at them! ;)
c) Have your ally simultaneously come from behind and attack with nukes another stun or whatever they have.
d) Get the final blow melee or storm bolt if they are getting away.
e) Regenerate mana, wash, rinse, repeat.
Tip: Save your limited mana for ganking do not spam storm bolt or you will find yourself without mana when you need it.