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Old 10-05-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question Windrunner Item build


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I was just wondering the item build for wind runner? early game, mid and late
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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There are many builds for her actually. But my build is PT (INT or STR), Orchid, Mjolnir, Agha, Guinsoo, Linken / MKB

Oh, the order is randomed BTW
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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Welcome to PD! There are lots and lots and lots of useful guides written on just about every DotA related subject imaginable. Here's some on WR, they include item/skill builds, game play advice and all other such things. Enjoy:

Ingolf's Guide to Windrunner - DotA Guides By: The_Juggernaut

Embrace the focus fire By: Spyckie
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Battlefury, BKB, DR, BoT, Basher/satanic/SnY and agha
Windrunner skill+Bkb gives full immunety to both spells and physical dmg
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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for gods sake do NOT buy phase boots. and later i like linkens/guinsoo and after that deso or mjollnir.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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Battlefury, BKB, DR, BoT, Basher/satanic/SnY and agha
Windrunner skill+Bkb gives full immunety to both spells and physical dmg
Oh, just a little bit above 20k on a semicarry? If that's all.
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for gods sake do NOT buy phase boots. and later i like linkens/guinsoo and after that deso or mjollnir.
Phaseboots are decent since they have one of the cheapest damage/gold ratio in the game, which is ideal if you focus on making ff effective early. If so PB/BM/Any damage item+aghs will do fine. Sometimes force staff.
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guys watabout early game when u only have like 600-800 gold?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:29 AM   #8
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guys watabout early game when u only have like 600-800 gold?
Some usual builds. Buy some GG branch and tangos/pots, then get wand and bottle, then pt, etc.
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2 mantles, 2 gg branches, 1 salve, 1 tango, make gg branches into wand later on. maybe make the mantles into nulls if you want.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:32 AM   #10
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guys watabout early game when u only have like 600-800 gold?
Any of the generic cookie cutter starting builds. Some combination of regen and stats.

You strike me as a boots+tangoes first player. If so you have a lot to learn.
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Dagger + Basher/MKB + Deso pretty much does it for me, the rest is luxury.
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Oh, just a little bit above 20k on a semicarry? If that's all.
yeah, because i often switch battlefury, sny/basher/satanic with DR, at the end of the game i switch agha to a dr too
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:44 AM   #13
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guys watabout early game when u only have like 600-800 gold?
if 800 gold try

2 bracers, urn of shadows recipe, and 1 Salve + 1 mantle and 1 branch or magic stick. Urn of Shadows coupled with her Powershot gives you monstrous killing potential early game.

if 600

try a combination of magic stick clarities, tangoes/salves and branches.
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guys watabout early game when u only have like 600-800 gold?
i buy wards and regen, for all the money, i get boots and then rush a DR in 8 mins
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:54 AM   #15
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actually battlefury rocks on her.. basher also.. with her ulti..
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actually battlefury rocks on her.. basher also.. with her ulti..
Battlefury is only the best choice in few games, really. If you really need the hp regen early on... other than that orchid is superior in every way other than the 300 or so extra gold it costs.

Either phase boots or power treads, imo. I get phase myself, because of how important mobility on windrunner is, as well as raw damage items. However, a bit of IAS for when your ult is down is always welcome, and so is the early cheap hp boost from treads. If you get treads then don't invest too much in IAS from other items, imo.

HotD is very nice on her, imo. It gives the things she needs. Her armor is low, and she makes very good use of the raw damage bonus. Lifesteal gives her a way to get her health back up (that way you don't need the hpr from battlefury at all anymore), especially when you get some additional damage items. And ofcourse you can dominate a centaur for an additional stun. Finally, lifesteal works over full damage rather than 70% when using ultimate (unless you got aghanims, then mechanics change and your lifesteal works for only 70%).

One big mana regen item is always welcome, meaning guinsoo or orchids. Both would be a waste of the mana, but I would say it's still acceptable.

Raw damage items. MKB is nice, or desolator. Desolator should ofcourse not be used if you have hotd, but otherwise it's a very good damage item. Battlefury is decent, but as I said I think there's superior items out there.

Finally, there's utility items for windrunner that also help with damage. Force Staff, Blademail, possibly even BKB. Should also mention RoB I guess. If you have a build like Phase Boots, Orchids, HotD, Force Staff, you don't have any pure damage items, but even so, it gives you fantastic mobility, all the mana you need, and still a very good dps.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:21 PM   #17
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1. Start withe exatly: Ring of Protection / 3 GG branch / 1 tango / 1 salve

2. Proceed with Ring of Bausilius, Magic Stick.

3. Get preservance.

4. Get Boots -> Phase Boots

5. Ultimate orb -> Linkens Sphere

6. Maestrom -> Mjollnir

7. Sell Ring of Baus -> Get Guinsoo (this is for like 80+ game play)
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:27 PM   #18
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1. Start withe exatly: Ring of Protection / 3 GG branch / 1 tango / 1 salve

2. Proceed with Ring of Bausilius, Magic Stick.

3. Get preservance.

4. Get Boots -> Phase Boots

5. Ultimate orb -> Linkens Sphere

6. Maestrom -> Mjollnir

7. Sell Ring of Baus -> Get Guinsoo (this is for like 80+ game play)
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #19
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1. Start withe exatly: Ring of Protection / 3 GG branch / 1 tango / 1 salve

2. Proceed with Ring of Bausilius, Magic Stick.

3. Get preservance.

4. Get Boots -> Phase Boots

5. Ultimate orb -> Linkens Sphere

6. Maestrom -> Mjollnir

7. Sell Ring of Baus -> Get Guinsoo (this is for like 80+ game play)
I agree with the first 2,then buy phase and proceed with ultimate orb for either hex or linkens.i dont like WR as a carry,i surely prefer her to be more like a supporter.maybe a late MKB will do,but imo all these options you (all) suggest are bad.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #20
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1. Start withe exatly: Ring of Protection / 3 GG branch / 1 tango / 1 salve

2. Proceed with Ring of Bausilius, Magic Stick.

3. Get preservance.

4. Get Boots -> Phase Boots

5. Ultimate orb -> Linkens Sphere

6. Maestrom -> Mjollnir

7. Sell Ring of Baus -> Get Guinsoo (this is for like 80+ game play)
^agree, except 6. The dps item you get after linken's is fluid imo, can be mkb vs evasion, deso vs low armor, mjollnir vs high armor.. etc.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #21
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I prefer Satanic instead of Mjollnir, faster lifesteal than Troll Go for some Nulls, Treads, Orchid, Guinsoo if nobody gets it and ofc, get BKB for free Divine Shield =)
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:36 PM   #22
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Phase Boots -> Blade Mail -> Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse -> Buriza-do Kyanon -> Aghanim's Scepter
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:59 PM   #23
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About 75% of the time I like to get linkens as my core item, supplemented by Boots of Travel. It gives all the mana you'll need all game, a nice stats boost and the invaluable blocking of a spell. After that, I prefer MKB.

I disagree with Phase Boots as your main boot. I can see why people like it b/c with her windrunner skill she's very fast, but you get the same benefit from BoT & you also get lane control. I find phase boots become less useful as the game carries on, while BoT stays strong ALL game.
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About 75% of the time I like to get linkens as my core item, supplemented by Boots of Travel. It gives all the mana you'll need all game, a nice stats boost and the invaluable blocking of a spell. After that, I prefer MKB.

I disagree with Phase Boots as your main boot. I can see why people like it b/c with her windrunner skill she's very fast, but you get the same benefit from BoT & you also get lane control. I find phase boots become less useful as the game carries on, while BoT stays strong ALL game.
BoT is also twice as expensive, though. But I think all three (screw arcane) boots are viable on her.

I don't really ever get linkens. It might be nice... I just prefer building her offensively so her focus fire actually hurts, and so I can make use of shackleshot duration more. I feel like she's hard enough to kill as it is, but nonetheless valid item. I might try it a bit more often.

My problem if you go BoT->Linkens->MKB, though, is that your damage is no more than okay, and you have no IAS at all. Ofcourse you have focus fire but being useful against only one target per minute (dps-wise) is quite limiting. Ofcourse getting tons of IAS isn't a good idea, but I like to have at least some (I tend to go for orchids, treads would work as well). Oh well at the very least she has her 1.5 BAT advantage.
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For me, i play her as a support/ganker early game and then semi carry late game.
Something like
first: Treads/phase, wand Rob and maybe bottle
Then: tier 2 item like mek,,blademail,oblivion staff
Then: Tier 4 item, orchid,hex,Linkens
then Dps item: maelstorm,mkb,deso
At any point: Utility item of Force or ghost. Can replace tier 2 item.
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Farming well:

Phase
Orchid -> MKB
Lothar's Edge -> Skadi
HotD -> Satanic
Buriza
Guinsoo


Having a bad game:

Treads
Mekanism
Urn
Forcestaff
Linken's Sphere
Mjollnir
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Building her towards using her worthless ultimate is a great way to lose a game.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:02 PM   #28
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There are many builds for her actually. But my build is PT (INT or STR), Orchid, Mjolnir, Agha, Guinsoo, Linken / MKB

Oh, the order is randomed BTW
Mostly this. IMO, Linkens and Guinsoo are situational, but by the time you even get some of these the game is pretty much over. Orchid is the first big item you get. Also, HotD seems to be a viable choice now to help during the laning phase.
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Building her towards using her worthless ultimate is a great way to lose a game.
+1 .I don't even learn the ulty before 11-12 levels.With those items she focuses on one target at a time,so i think it's not worthy...Unless you play 1v1
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+1 .I don't even learn the ulty before 11-12 levels.With those items she focuses on one target at a time,so i think it's not worthy...Unless you play 1v1
I'll give you a replay where I've got mjolnir and ulti'd a STR hero. The whole team suffered a massive amount of chain lightings. In 5vs5 battles, its sick, you just don't use it the right way.
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I'll give you a replay where I've got mjolnir and ulti'd a STR hero. The whole team suffered a massive amount of chain lightings. In 5vs5 battles, its sick, you just don't use it the right way.
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Sometimes I use maelstrom, sometimes I get Diffusal Blade [not that often, deppends on enemies]... Often get Orchid.
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I'll give you a replay where I've got mjolnir and ulti'd a STR hero. The whole team suffered a massive amount of chain lightings. In 5vs5 battles, its sick, you just don't use it the right way.
I also have 4v4 In House game where I got ultra kill using WR with Mjolnir ultimating a STR hero as well.

Focus Fire isn't a powerful ultimate by itself but with appropriate item, it can be more powerful than most other ultis
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i usually get PT or Arcane Boots then a fast Mjollnir after that guinsoo then agha

luxuries: MKB Skadi

I dont think anyone can build all of that in a normal game
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I'll give you a replay where I've got mjolnir and ulti'd a STR hero. The whole team suffered a massive amount of chain lightings. In 5vs5 battles, its sick, you just don't use it the right way.
Holy fuck.

A highly situational skill and item combo?

You don't say sherlock.
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I'll give you a replay where I've got mjolnir and ulti'd a STR hero. The whole team suffered a massive amount of chain lightings. In 5vs5 battles, its sick, you just don't use it the right way.
Ok,so you have a replay of that.But,how many times did u play with WR ? ^^
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early game phase boots and urn .it helps alot
in late game you can buy hex and maybe linken sphere
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3 gg branch salve tango,
rob, magic stick, phase boots,
euls, forcestaff, guinsoo.

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Old 10-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #40
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Ok so you say you get 3 tangos and 1 pot. That is a total of 745HP to your hero.

So why the fuck do you waste 190 gold to get those HP? You get 700 HP in about let's see 350 seconds. That is about 6 minutes at 2hp/sec with a regular ring of regen. Sure you get burst HP but that does not last all game.

I see way too many people wasting gold on pots n tangos all game already. Sure it fills your HP up but it doesn't always make your HP go up.
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