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The Weaver

Created by nidoking on 2006-08-26
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Just this afternoon, i was playing again for the first time in weeks with my friends. This was the hero I got in an -ar match. Of course, I just tried to make the best out this hero.

Anub`seran - The Nerubian Weaver

Range: | Move Speed: 290
Primary: AGI
Str: 15 + 1.5 | Agi: 14 + 2.5 | Int: 15 + 1.8
Damage: 46 - 56 | HP: 435 | Mana: 195
HP Regen: 0.7 | Mana Regen: 0.61
Attack Speed: 0.67 | Armor: 1
The Swarm
The Swarm (R)
A swarm of 12 beetles will move towards the target point, each latching onto an enemy unit that it comes into contact with. Each unit will only get latched onto by one creature maximum.
Level 1 - Deals 15 damage per attack, lasts for 8 seconds.
Level 2 - Deals 20 damage per attack, lasts for 12 seconds.
Level 3 - Deals 25 damage per attack, lasts for 16 seconds.
Level 4 - Deals 30 damage per attack, lasts for 20 seconds.
When a beetle latches on a a target, it will remain there until it is killed or the duration expires.
Beetles are magic immune, but can be killed in 4 attacks.
Every 1.5 seconds, the beetle will attack its target, dealing damage and reducing the target's armor by 1 until the beetle is killed or the duration expires.
Beetles provide 250/250 sight, but will drop off their target if it becomes invisible.
Casting range: 900
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown: 36/33/30/27 seconds
Comment: A useful skill for you and your teammates. it is better than observer wards.

Shukuchi (C)
Causes the Nerubian Weaver to move so fast as to become invisible. Any units passed through will take damage. Lasts 4 seconds.
Level 1 - Nerubian weaver becomes invisible. 90 damage to units passed through.
Level 2 - Nerubian weaver becomes invisible. 100 damage to units passed through.
Level 3 - Nerubian weaver becomes invisible. 110 damage to units passed through.
Level 4 - Nerubian weaver becomes invisible. 120 damage to units passed through.
Damage type: magical
Can only damage a unit once per cast.
0.25 second fade time
Area of Effect: 175
Mana Cost: 60
Cooldown: 12/10/8/6
Comment: Great skill for farming, trying to stay alive, or anyhow you wish to use this skill.
Geminate Attack
Geminate Attack (K)
Occasionally the Nerubian Weaver will send out two swarms, attacking an opponent twice. You must do an ordered attack to activate this.
Level 1 - Nerubian Weaver sends out two attacks.
Level 2 - Nerubian Weaver sends out two attacks.
Level 3 - Nerubian Weaver sends out two attacks.
Level 4 - Nerubian Weaver sends out two attacks.
Geminate Attack is an Orb Effect.
The extra attack will never trigger attack effects (orb effects, bash and critical strike).
Nerubian Weaver needs an attack order for this ability to activate.
The attack in which this skill procs is considered an Orb Effect Buff Placer, while the bonus attack is considered only an Orb Effect.
Can affect towers.
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: 6/5/4/2.5 seconds
Comment: Need a faster attack? This should help you.
Time Lapse
Time Lapse (T)
Warps the Weaver 5 seconds back in time, resetting the HP, Mana and position. Does not affect cooldown, gold or experience.
Level 1 - Warps Nerubian Weaver 5 seconds in the past.
Level 2 - Warps Nerubian Weaver 5 seconds in the past.
Level 3 - Warps Nerubian Weaver 5 seconds in the past.
Removes negative buffs from Nerubian.
Mana Cost: 150/75/0
Cooldown: 60/50/40
Comment: A very useful skill when hero hunting..
Skill Build

Skill Build:

1. Geminate Attack
2. Shukuchi
3. Geminate Attack
4. Shukuchi
5. Geminate Attack
6. Time Lapse
7. Geminate Attack
8. Shukuchi
9. Shukuchi
10. Watcher
11. Time Lapse
12. Watcher
13. Stats
14. Stats
15. Stats
16. Time Lapse
17. Watcher
18. Stats
19. Stats
20. Stats
21. Stats
22. Stats
23. Stats
24. Stats
25. Watcher
Item Build

Item Build:

1.View Details for Animal Courier
Animal Courier
Active: Summon Animal Courier
- Creates an Animal Courier to carry items
- 5 manacost
- Animal Courier has 45HP, 0 armor and magic immunity

**Gives 150 gold to each enemy player when killed
**Does not drop items it is holding when killed
**Respawns 3 minutes after being killed, items inaccessible during that time

2.View Details for Wraith Band
Wraith Band
6 Agility
3 Strength
3 Intelligence
3 Damage
Slippers of Agility + Circlet of Nobility + Wraith Band Recipe Scroll
3.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
4.View Details for Monkey King Bar
Monkey King Bar
88 Damage
15 Attack Speed
Passive: True Strike
Prevents your attacks from missing (except due to exceeding Movement Buffer Range on melee units). Interferes with some attack modifiers on ranged units.
Passive: Mini-Bash
35% chance to bash on attacks. 100 bonus damage. Stuns for 0.01 seconds.
Note: Clicking the item will toggle True Strike on and off.
Demon Edge + 2x Javelins
5.View Details for The Butterfly
The Butterfly
30 Agility
30 Damage
30 Attack Speed
35% Evasion
Eaglehorn + Talisman of Evasion + Quarterstaff
6.View Details for Radiance
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
Skill Build

Early Game:

ITEMS: Power Treads, 4 Wraith Band, Ring of Regeneration, Animal Courier

STRAT: We all know that Weaver has a low hp so my main strategy for the Weaver is try to max out his attack speed and attack damage. That's why at the start of the game i usually go for the most Wraith Bands i can form. For my strategy, 4 WB's will suit me well for farming and hero killing. It may sound time consuming, insane or not advisable but it works for me.

Weaver is an easy prey because of his low HP. if in doubt, you can always add some HP uppers.

Denying is my game and it is the only way to win in a lose-lose situation. Try to deny as many ally creep as you can and try to get the last hit from an enemy creep. Also, try doing cheap shots specially when you are facing melee heroes. If facing ranged heroes, try using shukuchi as cheap shots. Farming through neutral creeps will help you in later games.

When trying to go for hero killing, make sure you have a full HP or at least a decent one that you think you can beat your opponent. Usually Weaver is a kill-stealler or should i say, more of a team player. He cannot face heroes all by himself. He usually needs his allies.

TIPS/TRICKS: attack-sukuchi-attack-sukuchi-attack... when in doubt or HP turns orange, use timelapse... then attack again... or sukuchi for making the get-away.

By this time you should be farming for a Monkey King Bar. 

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86 By parkguy 2011-10-12

Just realised, 5+ years later and weaver's play style hasn't changed much.

85 By xiphoid 2010-09-04

Is this supposed to be a guide/strategy?

84 By Kasyx 2010-02-26

shortest guide in history

83 By Gitesh 2009-12-13

nice inventory..

82 By CorwinsShadow 2009-11-29

I like it, short and to the point. Got what I wanted from it.

81 By Zaggiertjukkur 2009-10-17

I would take scarab swarms x1 on first lvl . Then I would put them close to the rune area , this would make ganking for my team's oppnents harder and easyer to get runes !

80 By Jack-Off 2009-10-06

ya skadi isnt an orb if hero is ranged... but S&Y definetly doesnt stack with geminate.

79 By darkazn9394 2009-09-23

@ post 78 skadi stacks with all orb effects if that hero is a range type e.g weaver can have both orbs because the slow is based on frost wyrms slow DUH

78 By muisgreen 2009-09-12

@nge_cbg skadi doesnt stack with germinate which is an orb effect

77 By Takimaster 2009-09-04

there is a problem however. MKB does not work with geminate attack so you gotta turn true strike off to use geminate :T

76 By jojonice 2009-08-21

this guide OWNS!!

75 By nge_cbg 2009-08-19

my build:
Power Tread
eye of skadi

74 By leonidus0 2009-08-14

MKB on Weaver is definitely good. The added damage helps his hit and run style. I would advice against getting 4 wraithbands like the author suggests, just because it is time consuming and the resources are better spent on getting javelins.

73 By helsling 2009-08-07

to 64...
Skadi is a buff placer when it is used for a ranged area. But is orb effect when used for a melee hero.

72 By iElvinlim 2009-08-01

Nice Guide!

71 By Seenet1234 2009-07-29

Skill biuld:
3.geminate attack
4.geminate attack
5.geminate attack
6.time lapse
7.geminate attack
11.time lapse
16.time lapse

70 By david11 2009-07-21

nice guide

69 By Vvisper 2009-07-12

I like your guide.
After I read this, I really liked this hero (:

68 By Calamity 2009-06-24

i give this strategy a "B" because it's not bad or too good.
i think it's better to get radiance in the mid game than in the late game.

67 By 35chris3 2009-06-23

in the intro box i just wanna get this clear. is this guy pro with him or did he make this guide on the spot after an ar game? because if he did he shouldn't have made a guide for him.