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SandKing Build

Created by The Game on 2006-07-26
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This is my Sand King Build hope it helps

Crixalis - Sand King

Range: | Move Speed: 300
Primary: STR
Str: 18 + 2.6 | Agi: 19 + 2.1 | Int: 16 + 1.8
Damage: 43 59 | HP: 492 | Mana: 208
HP Regen: 0.79 | Mana Regen: 0.65
Attack Speed: 0.70 | Armor: 3
Burrowstrike (E)
The Sand King burrows into the ground and tunnels forward, impaling everything above him, then resurfaces. Burrowstrike stuns enemies for 1.65 seconds.
Level 1 - Deals 100 damage, 350 casting range.
Level 2 - Deals 160 damage, 450 casting range.
Level 3 - Deals 220 damage, 550 casting range.
Level 4 - Deals 280 damage, 650 casting range.
Damage type: magical
Hit units will fly for 0.52 seconds before the real stun is applied.
Area of Effect: 175
Mana Cost: 110/120/130/140
Cooldown: 11 Seconds
Comment: This skill starts SK's combo and also for following escaping heroes. It is a blink + stun + damage skill.

Sand Storm
Sand Storm (R)
Sand King creates a fearsome Sand Storm. The storm blinds his enemies and he becomes invisible to them. The storm also causes his opponents to take damage.
Level 1 - Deals 20 damage per second. 0.6 second delay before Sand King is revealed, lasts 20 seconds.
Level 2 - Deals 40 damage per second. 0.9 second delay before Sand King is revealed, lasts 40 seconds.
Level 3 - Deals 60 damage per second. 1.2 second delay before Sand King is revealed, lasts 60 seconds.
Level 4 - Deals 80 damage per second. 1.5 second delay before Sand King is revealed, lasts 80 seconds.
Damage type: magical
If the Sand King is magic immune at the moment of casting Sand Storm, it will not become invisible.
Sand Storm is considered a channeling spell.
Area of Effect: 300/350/400/550
Mana Cost: 60/50/40/30
Cooldown: 40/30/20/10
Comment: I only use this for escaping.. but not that effective because you still have to stay still for it to be activated
Caustic Finale
Caustic Finale (L)
Each of the Sand King's attacks injects a deadly venom that causes the target to explode violently on death, dealing damage in an area.
Level 1 - 90 damage.
Level 2 - 130 damage.
Level 3 - 170 damage.
Level 4 - 220 damage.
Caustic Finale is an Orb Effect.
Damage type: magical
Exploding units leave no corpse.
Caustic Finale places a buff on the attacked unit that lasts 2 seconds. If a unit dies with the buff on it, it will still explode, regardless if Sand King delivered the killing blow or not.
Does not work on denies (the buff is not placed on allied units).
Area of Effect: 400
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: N/A
Comment: a good skill for sand king.. this is your farming skills it let you sweep creeps even you just killed 1 creep. it explodes with 220 damage when you successfully kill a creep.
Epicenter (C)
Sends a disturbance into the earth, causing it to shudder violently. All caught within range will take damage and become slowed. The closer to the epicenter, the more damage taken.
Level 1 - Emits 6(8*) pulses. Each pulse deals 110 damage and slows by 30%.
Level 2 - Emits 8(10*) pulses. Each pulse deals 110 damage and slows by 30%.
Level 3 - Emits 10(12*) pulses. Each pulse deals 110 damage and slows by 30%.
Damage type: magical
Sand King channels for 2 seconds before activating this skill. Stopping the channeling will waste the cooldown and mana required for the skill.
The pulses are centered on the Sand King's current location, not where he first casted the spell.
The AoE of the pulses is 300/350/400/450/500/550/600/675/700/725/(800*)
Can be improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values).
Mana Cost: 175/250/325
Cooldown: 140/120/100 (120/100/80 with Scepter)
Comment: one of the most brutal skills in DoTa it can instantly kills up to 2-3 heroes. It works well with the skill burrowstrike to stun the enemy and move beside them to inflict greater damage.
Skill Build

Skill Build:

1. Burrowstrike
2. Caustic Finale
3. Burrowstrike
4. Caustic Finale
5. Burrowstrike
6. Epicenter
7. Burrowstrike
8. Caustic Finale
9. Caustic Finale
10. Sand Storm
11. Epicenter
12. Stats
13. Stats
14. Stats
15. Stats
16. Epicenter
17. Stats
18. Stats
19. Stats
20. Stats
21. Stats
22. Stats
23. Sand Storm
24. Sand Storm
25. Sand Storm
Item Build

Item Build:

1.View Details for Ring of Basilius
Ring of Basilius
6 Damage
1 armor
Passive: Mana Aura
0.65 Mana Regeneration. 900 AoE
Passive: Armor Aura
2 armor. 900 AoE. Doesn't stack with armor auras from Assault Cuirass, Ring of Basilius, or Vladmir's Offering.
Note: Clicking the item will toggle whether Armor Aura affects heroes and units, or just heroes. Can be disassembled.
Ring of Protection + Sobi Mask
use for mana regeneration for early game
2.View Details for Ring of Regeneration
Ring of Regeneration
2 HP Regeneration
for early game health regeneration
3. Flask of Sapphire Water
need this for instant health points regeneration if taken great damage.
4.View Details for Lesser Clarity Potion
Lesser Clarity Potion
Active: Regenerate Mana
Restores 100 mana over 30 seconds. Effect ends if affected unit takes damage. You can target an ally or yourself to receive the effect.
Double clicking on Clarity Potion causes it to be used on your hero.
Note: Stacks with itself in inventory. 1 charge.
to restore loss mana for early game
5.View Details for Black King Bar
Black King Bar
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
a must item for SK since casting epicenter is a channeling spell. A simple stun or frostbite can halt SK to cast it and mana will just be wasted. So this is a pririty item for him
6.View Details for Heart of Tarrasque
Heart of Tarrasque
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
To add damage, HP and increase in HP regeneration. It makes SK harder to kill.
7.View Details for Power Treads
Power Treads
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
a good item to increase attack and movement speed. this also increase chance to hit for caustic finale.
8.View Details for Linken`s Sphere
Linken`s Sphere
10 Damge
6 HP Regeneration
150% Mana Regeneration
15 All Attributes

Passive: Spell Block
- Blocks most targeted spells once every 20 seconds
- Not triggered by Medallion of Courage of Urn of Shadows

Perseverance + Ultimate Orb + Linken`s Sphere Recipe Scroll
i seldom use this because you already have BKB but might as well a good item for him for his HP and MANA regen and +15 to stats
9.View Details for Aegis of the Immortal
Aegis of the Immortal
Passive: Reincarnation
Brings you to life with full health and mana 5 seconds after you die at the location where you died. Item is removed from your inventory after reincarnating you once. Item is also removed from your inventory when Roshan respawns (10 minutes after he was killed).
Note: 1 charge. + Drops from Roshan
to buff it s armor and to extend your killing streak
Skill Build

Early Game:

Level 1-6

Start the game with purchasing Ring of Basilius and Ring of Regeneration. Buy also Flask of Sapphire Water and Lesser Clarity Potions if you have enough money. Then choose now a lane to start with. Build your skills first by upgrading Burrowstrike and Caustic finale. once you have reached level 6 learn your ultimate skill Epicenter. Once you have reached level 6 your mana is around 325...

You will now start your hero killing by hitting the hero with Burrowstrike. Once the opponent got stunned activate immediately epicenter

Note:  Epicenter is a channeling spell, which means while Sand King casts the spell you should not move.. you will notice when Sand King is casting the Epicenter it sways its tail and it light in Green. After SK, completed casting the spell that's the time you should move and bring yourself closer to you enemy for greater damage and sure kill.

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110 By Zxcvbnm11592 2012-10-02

Just in case you guys didn't realise, this guide was made in 2006. And there've been lots of changes since then.

109 By Abhinash 2012-10-02

zzszz....nooobest strategy dude!
all know more than this...

108 By shone123 2012-03-26


107 By jgknmb 2012-03-26

awesome!!! love SK!

106 By danves14 2011-11-23


105 By Nabla 2010-09-03

2006 -.- 2006 strategy 2006 ...

dont necro strategies pls

104 By JamesZaa 2010-09-03

were is my blink T_T

103 By SpectreSho 2010-09-03

You could go for stats instead of sandstorm too

102 By SpectreSho 2010-09-03

Totally Disagree. Get Sand Storm early for low cooldown and low manacost. Caustic Finale early is typically useless since Sand King cant deal much damage to kill creeps at early level. In fact, all heroes cant do like 90 or 100 ++ damage per strike. Caustic should be added late instead. for surviving purposes, get ss early since people wont bother about dusts/sentries/gem. you can move away if they dust or sentry at your sandstorm spot. just dont sandstorm at the same place.

101 By satyrgo 2009-07-31


100 By royalpain111 2009-06-02

item build of the author may be good if he battles a stun type hero like venge leoric etc but the bas. ring and the ring o'regen maybr only be a gold waste

99 By starcyborg 2009-05-19

patetic guid

98 By haakondafo 2009-05-05

k thx

97 By simz8 2009-05-05

BF is battlefury

96 By haakondafo 2009-05-04

hey when u guys say BF is eztremely important on crixalis, do u mean Battlefury or Butterfly? sry im confused

95 By kronikle 2009-04-22

Just to all the ones complaining :
Created by The Game on 2006-07-26.

And besides :
No updates have been made to this strategy.

So if u wanna whine, plz do it in console ? :P

94 By Kozaro 2009-04-17

"You have enough gold can buy supplementary items such as Aegis of the Immortal to increase its armor"

It'd be like: Hi Roshan, I don't want to kill You- will you sell me Your shield? O.o rofl

93 By advertised 2009-04-12

can someone please delete this self proclaimed guide?

92 By Ignition 2009-04-12


91 By Ignition 2009-04-12