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Default How to complety counter the hero: Rikimaru


How to complety counter the hero Chapter 1: Rikimaru the Stealth Assasin.



 
Stats:
Strength: 17 + 2
Agility: 34 + 2.9
Intelligence: 14 +1.3
Attack Range: 125(melee)
Attack Animation 0.3/0.3
Damage: 48-52
Armor: 5.7
Movespeed: 300
• Comments:
Here we have a hero with very low Hp but high attack damage early what almost ensures a good farming against a lane that don’t have the ways to counter him.

 
Items that Early Rikimaru will buy:
Quelling Blade: Ensures a good farm for Rikimaru make him easier to last hit and he can use “Tree Chop” in some sticky situations to hide in the trees in bot and top lane.
Poor Man’s Shield: It helps Rikimaru to farm in lanes with range enemys.
Wraith Band: Is the early stats item that Rikimaru players buy to increase the damage from Backstab
Ring of Basilius: This means that the Rikimaru will make a Vladimir at mid game and/or he wants to spam Blink Strike. Also a good player will buy Ring of Basilius if his lane mate his a “spell spammer”.
Tango and Healing Salve: Sadly there is not much counter against regeneration since when Rikimaru uses Salve he will hide near to tower, but some “damage over time” skills can kill the Stealth Assasin before he uses Salve.


 
Heroes that counter Early Rikimaru:
Axe: Battle Hunger and Counter Helix can make the farming phase almost impossible for Rikimaru and also Battle Call can help to counter Backstab and achieve a early kill.
Bristleback: This hero can spam Quill Spray to force the Rikimaru to stand back and for last hitting, his “signature” skill Bristleback his the most obvious counter against BackStab
Pit Lord: His AoE skills can deal a lot of damage to rikimaru and since he needs to get closer to last hit Firestorm will make his work very hard.
Comments: These are the best options, of course that any range hero can harass him, but a good Rikimaru player will mate with a hero that can babysit him or that can help him to ensure last hiting



 
Rikimaru Skills:
You can see the full information about Rikimaru’s skills: Stealth Assassin - DotA Hero Details
 
Smoke Screen: This skill can fuck enemy caster like no tomorrow and is the butter and bread skill with backstab. Enemy heroes inside the cloud will try to run away while Rikimaru slice them to dead… and If any hero is strong enough to run from the cloud alive Rikimaru will catch him with his Blink Strike.
• Does not silence castable items.
 
Blink Strike and Backstab Combo: Every time that Rikimaru cast Blink strike in addition the teleport put Rikimaru facing the back of the target, triggering Backstab in the attack even the most expert players eat 2-3 hits from Rikimaru after react (Since Rikimaru have a high attack speed) Also he can use this skill to escape from a gank, casting Blink Strike on a creep
 
Permanent Invisibility: When Rikimaru reach the level 6 he will start to gank enemys, his true that is easier to counter his ultimate but made Rikimaru visible is the 50% of the work to kill him and the fact that a hero makes the enemy team spend extra gold just to counter his alarming.
• Rikimaru will not auto attack enemies.
• If Rikimaru is silenced this ability will be disabled.



 
Items that Counter Smoke Screen:
Ghost Scepter: You get the time that you need to run away from the cloud without getting hurt from Backstab.
Forcestaff: Push yourself out of the cloud when Rikimaru cast it on you.
Monkey King Bar: If you can’t outrun Rikimaru and if your are playing a carry hero the True Strike skill will help you to kill Rikimaru inside the cloud were he is strong.
Phase Boots: This is not so helpful like the others item, but if you are in the middle of a wave of creeps the effect of phase boots will help you to don’t get stuck in the middle of creeps.
Manta Style: Can help, if you have good micro you can split 2 illusions out of the Smoke Screen while the original stay inside, Rikimaru will pick one of the illusions if you are lucky.
Shiva’s Guard: The slow aura and the Artic Blast can freeze Rikimaru down while you run from the Smoke Screen
Etheral Blade: With the Etheral Blast Rikimaru will be slowed and the best part HE CAN´T TOUCH YOU”
Black King Bar: After you Rikimaru land his Smoke Screen active your Black King Bar to counter both silence and miss chance, after this you can kill Rikimaru without problems



 
Skills that counter Smoke Screen:
Untouchable: The first strike from Rikimaru will deal full damage however he will be slowed down after hit the Enchantress… BUT if your health is very low you will be death meat if you don’t get out of the cloud the quick enough to use the Nature’s Attendants.
Degen Aura: Omniknight have a good strength/ strength gain, which means that he can tank some hits while he runs out of the smoke screen. When he his safe, is free to cast Purification.
Backtrack: Is chance based, it can save you from the dead many times or fail like no tomorrow. If you manage to get out from Smoke screen with Void use Timewalk to run from Rikimaru or kill him (If you have Gem/dust)


 
Items that counter Blink Strike and Backstab combo:
Lothar´s Edge: When Rikimaru hit you turn on Lothar´s Edge fast that will work better than a Blink since he will have no idea were you gonna hide (Since most “Blink” skills leave a trail of were his caster going to arrive: A example his Magina; when he blinks his body is facing in the direction of the Blink)
Have in mind that Rikimaru can counter you with Gem or dust for example.
Blade mail: Nothing better that return his own damage back to Rikimaru and since he has very low health he can’t spend many hits against you. But If the Rikimaru have a lifesteal source and your hero have low armor/health maybe he will take the risk.
Manta Style: Again playing the game of whack a mole with Rikimaru can have 2 ends: The one were Rikimaru ends fighting illusions while you run to safe or the ending were Rikimaru kill you in a painful way.
• Ghost Scepter: If you are playing a caster with very low health like for example Silencer a Ghost staff can help you to buy some time while run from Rikimaru.

 
 
Skills that counter the Blink Strike and Backstab combo:
Since there is a lot of skills that can counter a physical attack combo you must understand that there are 3 types of skills that can help you in that situations:
1 – Damage control: Damage Block, damage return, evasion, massive armor and direct damage reduction.
2 –Fast escape mechanisms: That means that static melding skills or restricted melding skill aren’t the best choice (Like Nature guise or Anaya’s Melding). Good invisibility skills against Rikimaru are Wind walk skills and massive movement speed (like Lycan´s ultimate or Spirit Breaker charge)
3- Disables and semi-disables: Hex and its derivates, massive slow, position lock (X Marks the Spot and Glimpse)
Dispersion: This skill will reduce the incoming damage and send part from it back to the enemy
Sukuchi: A fast escape move from Rikimaru or a way to put yourself in a better position to start your counter attack. Remeber that if there are enemy creeps in the way that you are running the Rikimaru can notice you escape way (the damage from Sukichi will leave a trail) keep that in mind
Stone Gaze: 5 seconds of Massive slow is more that enough to run from the surprise butt sex that Rikimaru always try to do.


 
Items that counter Permanent Invisibility
Dust of Appearance: This item work when the enemy Rikimaru tries to run away after a team fight since you can’t spam Dust and expect to reveal him if you are lucky, you need to know that there is a Rikimaru wandering around. Pay attention to the creeps waves, maybe he will sacrifice Stealthy to stop a huge wave of creeps.
Sentry Ward: Place them in a place that you think that there is going to start a team fight, many players made the mistakes of randomly placing the wards and then get raped by Rikimaru. Stay in the sight range of the Sentry (950)
Gem of True sight: Think carefully who of your team members can wield the gem, a very squishy hero with not escape mechanism or disables can have the gem. The best choice can be the maim Tank, he can endure a physical assault If need it.
Necronomicon: The summons can whack Rikimaru and in most of the cases he will ignored the summons a go for your hero, most of heroes that buy this item are support, that means that you always can find a way to disable.

 
Skills that counter Permanent invisibility:
Amplify Damage and Track: These are the most obvious counters again him and both Sladar and Gondar can stand against Rikimaru since Sladar is the strong enough to fight him inside Smoke Screen and Gondar is also a “Stealth” hero.
Thundergod’s Wrath and lighting Bolt: The true sight in both skills only last for 3 seconds but keep in mind that Zeus is a heavy nuker and Rikimaru have low health. If Zeus can evade the Smoke screen he will kill Rikimaru for sure… yet is a very high bet. The best way of use it his to revel Rikimaru with Ultimate and then waith for 2 seconds to use the bolt on him.
In most cases Rikimaru will no have the health pool to tank the damage from Zeus and also there are many items that a Zeus player can get to increase his nuke potential (For ezample, Dagon or Shivas Guard)
Strywyr´s Thirst: Very situational, but still can help to kill a Rikimaru that is trying to run away or a jungling one… Remember is not just about reveal him, know the place were he is going can help to prepare a fast gank on him.
• Silence: there is a lot of skills with the effect of silence, the only think that you need to know is that a Silenced Rikimaru is not Stealthy anymore.
Comments: These counter needs to Rikimaru to show up to be effecive pay attention to creeps waves when he is farming, if he is not pushing a lane don't wander in the woods.


 
Orbs that Rikimaru can buy
Rikimaru have low health but a high attack, he can attack from the shadows and surround you in a smoke screen to stop casters. What is his favorite dish? Casters! The most dangerous heroes from your team and the easier preys form him.
Diffusal Blade: IMO is the most powerful Orb on him to whack casters also the purge effect can prolong the time that the caster will be under the effect of smoke screen also his probably that he go for the Diffusal + Vladimir combo.
Desolator: Is extremely powerful on him, you can’t take the armor reduction lightly, the damage from backstab is physical, which means that “corruption” effectively increases the damage from Backstab. Nathrezim Buckler can cover the armor loss and is a cheap item, which means that you can sell it later If you going to buy something more useful or you can buy Mekansm.
Sange and Yasha: Some players like to buy it on Rikimaru, increases his survivality with more health points, add more movement speed and and add “Greater maim” which help Rikimaru to chase his enemy without spend a lot of mana in Blink Strike.
 
Helm of Dominator: If you see this item on Rikimaru you can be sure that this is a attempt of Satanic, but be careful during the time that Rikimaru takes to farm Messer Schmidt’s Reaver and Satanic’s recipe he will dominate some creeps to ensure his ganks.
For example:
Unit Statistics - DotA Mechanics
- Dark Troll Warlod: His ensnare will help Rikimaru to finish the enemy without chase him longer.
Unit Statistics - DotA Mechanics
- Satyr Trickster: This unit has low health and also his movement speed is not that great but it have the skill “Purge” whith 5 seconds duration, which means that the enemy can’t run anymore and all positive buff will be cleaned. Also you can “trick” your enemy with make him think for a second that the Satyr is the real Rikimaru.
Unit Statistics - DotA Mechanics
- Centaur Khan: The reason of why Rikimaru will dominate this creep is 1) For the War Stomp and 2) For the Endurace Aura. This is (IMO) the best creep that Rikimaru can dominate.
Comments:The best way to avoid this is watch for Rikimaru, check if he his in lane and if not, scout the woods (Don’t do it alone if you can’t kill Rikimaru by yourself) and place wards near to creep camps.
• Mask of Madness: If you see this item on him, he probably will buy a Basher.
He will use “Berserk” inside the smoke screen to avoid nukes (Since +30% extra damage means a lot) during these 12 seconds he can easily tear you apart.
The best way to avoid this is call a friend hero that has strong nukes like Lina then you will become the bait and lure Rikimaru to attack you, then your ally will cast his nukes during the “Berserk” and end Rikimaru.
Other way is buy Dagon at least at level 2 or 3. Since the Smoke Screen don’t disable items you can cast “Energy burst” to deal 488 to 585 damage (with magic resistance reduction) this will not kill Rikimaru, but since Mask of Madness is rushed on him, which means early – mid game, “Energy burst” will wipe 70% of his health easily, and a Rikimaru can take the risk of fight under these conditions. A cheaper way, If you are a caster like for example Lion, Rhasta, Lina, Pugna, Gyro, etc. You will buy Ghost staff and later Etheral Blade, the magic damage that Rikimaru will take under the effect of Etheral Blade and Mask of Madness is huge.
Maelstrom and Mjollnir: The problem of Rikimaru is that besides his Smoke screen he lack of AoE presence, this item will help Rikimaru to focus on one target and at the same time damage others victims, Static charge is a versatile skills that can turn the tide of a battle. In most cases if you see Rikimaru farming Mjollnir he probably want a basher with that to pseudo “perma stun” you

 
Best Counter against Rikimaru:
Sladar: Since he can stand a fist fight inside smoke screen, he can disable Rikimaru’s ultimate and lock him with his stuns. His Sladar is equipped with a item that boost his attack speed (Something that is common to see) Rikimaru can stand a chance against him. Items like Mjollnir and Assault Cuirass are Sladar best friends.
Sladar have a good health pool, a good starting armor and his attack animation is 0.36/ 0.64 in compared with most carrys his attack animation is pretty good.
Thanks for reading I hope this guide help the community.
If I has Grammar mistakes please let me know to correct them, aslo any idea to improve this guide is welcome.
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It is a great post, but kind of useless.....he is incredibly situational, and gets raped very hard by any carry + Gem.
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It is a great post, but kind of useless.....he is incredibly situational, and gets raped very hard by any carry + Gem.
Yeah I know, is the chapter 1, I want to make more of this kind of guides.
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How to completely counter the hero Chapter 1: Rikimaru the Stealth Assassin.



 
Stats:
Strength: 17 + 2
Agility: 34 + 2.9
Intelligence: 14 +1.3
Attack Range: 125(melee)
Attack Animation 0.3/0.3
Damage: 48-52
Armor: 5.7
Movespeed: 300
• Comments:
Here we have a hero with very low HP but high attack damage early which almost ensures good farming against a lane that doesn't have the ways to counter him.

 
Items that Early Rikimaru will buy:
Quelling Blade: Ensures a good farm for Rikimaru making it easier for him to last hit and he can use “Tree Chop” in some sticky situations to hide in the trees in bot and top lane.
Poor Man’s Shield: It helps Rikimaru to farm in lanes with ranged enemies.
Wraith Band: It's the early stats item that Rikimaru players buy to increase the damage from Backstab.
Ring of Basilius: This means that Rikimaru will make a Vladimir at mid game and/or he wants to spam Blink Strike. Also a good player will buy Ring of Basilius if his lane mate is a spell spammer.
Tango and Healing Salve: Sadly there aren't much counters to regeneration since when Rikimaru uses Salve he will hide near the tower, but some “damage over time” skills can kill the Stealth Assassin before he uses Salve.


 
Heroes that counter Early Rikimaru:
Axe: Battle Hunger and Counter Helix can make the farming phase almost impossible for Rikimaru and also Battle Call can help to counter Backstab and achieve a early kill.
Bristleback: This hero can spam Quill Spray to force Rikimaru to stand back and for last hitting. His “signature” skill Bristleback is the most obvious counter against Backstab.
Pit Lord: His AoE skills can deal a lot of damage to Rikimaru and since he needs to get closer to last hit Firestorm will make his work very hard.
Comments: These are the best options, of course that range hero can harass him, but a good Rikimaru player will mate with a hero that can babysit him or who can help him to ensure last hiting



 
Rikimaru's Skills:
You can see the full information about Rikimaru’s skills: Stealth Assassin - DotA Hero Details
 
Smoke Screen: This skill can fuck enemy casters like now tomorrow and is the butter and bread skill along with Backstab. Enemy heroes inside the cloud will try to run away while Rikimaru slices them to death… and if any hero is strong enough to run from the cloud alive Rikimaru will catch him with his Blink Strike.
• Does not silence castable items.
 
Blink Strike and Backstab Combo: Every time Rikimarus cast Blink Strike, the teleport puts Rikimaru facing the back of the target, triggering Backstab in the attack. Even the most expert players eat 2-3 hits from Rikimaru after react (since Rikimaru has high attack speed) Also he can use this skill to escape from a gank, casting Blink Strike on a creep
 
Permanent Invisibility: When Rikimaru reaches level 6 he will start to gank enemies, it's true that it's easier to counter his ultimate but making Rikimaru visible is 50% of the work to kill him and the fact that a hero makes the enemy team spend extra gold just to counter him is alarming.
• Rikimaru will not auto attack enemies.
• If Rikimaru is silenced this ability will be disabled.



 
Items that Counter Smoke Screen:
Ghost Scepter: You get time that you need to run away from the cloud without getting hurt from Backstab.
Forcestaff: Push yourself out of the cloud when Rikimaru casts it on you.
Monkey King Bar: If you can’t outrun Rikimaru and if your are playing a carry hero the True Strike skill will help you to kill Rikimaru inside the cloud were he is strong.
Phase Boots: This is not as helpful as the other items, but if you are in the middle of a wave of creeps the effect of Phase Boots will prevent you from getting stuck in the middle of creeps.
Manta Style: Can help, if you have good micro you can split 2 illusions out of the Smoke Screen while the original stays inside. Rikimaru will pick one of the illusions if you are lucky.
Shiva’s Guard: The slow aura and the Artic Blast can freeze Rikimaru down while you run from the Smoke Screen
Etheral Blade: With Ethereal Blast Rikimaru will be slowed and the best part is HE CAN´T TOUCH YOU.



 
Skills that counter Smoke Screen:
Untouchable: The first strike from Rikimaru will deal full damage however he will be slowed down after he hits the Enchantress… BUT if your health is very low you will be dead meat if you don’t get out of the cloud the quick enough to use Nature’s Attendants.
Degen Aura: Omniknight has good strength/strength gain, which means that he can tank some hits while he runs out of the smoke screen. When he his safe, he's free to cast Purification.
Backtrack: Is chance based, it can save you from death many times or fail like no tomorrow. If you manage to get out from Smoke Screen with Void use Timewalk to run from Rikimaru or kill him (If you have Gem/Dust)


 
Items that counter Blink Strike and Backstab combo:
Lothar´s Edge: When Rikimaru hits you turn on Lothar´s Edge fast. It will work better than Blink since he will have no idea were you're gonna hide (Since most Blink skills leave a trail of were his caster going to arrive: A example is Magina; when he blinks his body is facing in the direction of the Blink)
Have in mind that Rikimaru can counter you with Gem or Dust for example.
Blade mail: Nothing better than returning his own damage back to Rikimaru and since he has very low health he can’t spend many hits against you. But if Rikimaru has a lifesteal source and your hero has low armor/health maybe he will take the risk.
Manta Style: Again playing the game of whack a mole with Rikimaru can have 2 ends: The one where Rikimaru ends fighting illusions while you run to safe or the ending where Rikimaru kills you in a painful way.

 
 
Skills that counter the Blink Strike and Backstab combo:
Since there are a lot of skills that can counter a physical attack combo you must understand that there are 3 types of skills that can help you in this situation:
1 – Damage Control: Damage Block, damage return, evasion, massive armor and direct damage reduction.
2 –Fast Escape Mechanisms: That means that static melding skills or restricted melding skill aren’t the best choice (Like Nature's Guise or Lanaya’s Melding). Good invisibility skills against Rikimaru are Wind walk and massive movement speed (like Lycan´s ultimate or Spirit Breaker's charge)
3- Disables and semi-disables: Hex and its derivates, massive slow, position lock (X Marks the Spot and Glimpse)
Dispersion: This skill will reduce the incoming damage and send part from it back to the enemy.
Sukuchi: A fast escape move from Rikimaru or a way to put yourself in a better position to start your counter attack. Remember that if there are enemy creeps in the way that you are running the Rikimaru can notice you escaping that way (the damage from Sukuchi will leave a trail). Keep that in mind.
Stone Gaze: Five seconds of massive slow is more than enough to run from the surprise buttsex that Rikimaru always tries to do.


 
Items that counter Permanent Invisibility
Dust of Appearance: This item works when the enemy Rikimaru tries to run away after a team fight. Since you can’t spam Dust and expect to reveal him if you are lucky, you need to know if there is a Rikimaru wandering around. Pay attention to the creep waves, maybe he will sacrifice Stealth to stop a huge wave of creeps.
Sentry Ward: Place them in a where you think team fights occur, many players make the mistake of randomly placing the wards and then getting raped by Rikimaru. Stay in the sight range of the Sentry (950).
Gem of True sight: Think carefully who among your team members can wield the gem, a very squishy hero with no escape mechanism or disables can't have the gem. The best choice can be the main Tank, as he can endure a physical assault if need be.
Necronomicon: The summons can whack Rikimaru and in most cases he will ignore the summons and go for your hero, most of the heroes that buy this item are support, that means that you always can find a way to disable.

 
Skills that counter Permanent invisibility:
Amplify Damage and Track: These are the most obvious counters against him and both Slardar and Gondar can stand against Rikimaru since Slardar is the strong enough to fight him inside Smoke Screen and Gondar is also a Stealth hero.
Thundergod’s Wrath and Lightning Bolt: The true sight in both skills only last for 3 seconds but keep in mind that Zeus is a heavy nuker and Rikimaru has low health. If Zeus can evade the Smoke Screen he will kill Rikimaru for sure… yet it's a very high bet. The best way to use this is to reveal Rikimaru with Ultimate and then wait for 2 seconds to use the bolt on him.
In most cases Rikimaru will not have the health pool to tank the damage from Zeus and also there are many items that a Zeus player can get to increase his nuke potential (For example, Dagon or Shiva's Guard)
Strygwyr´s Thirst: Very situational, but can still help to kill a Rikimaru that is trying to run away or a jungling one… Remember it's not just about revealing him, knowing the place where he is going can help to prepare a fast gank on him.
Comments: Silence skills also counter his Permanent Invisibility, but you need to know where Rikimaru is in the first place and these counters are examples of how to counter Rikimaru before he shows up.


 
Orbs that Rikimaru can buy
Rikimaru has low health but a high attack, he can attack from the shadows and surround you in a smoke screen to stop casters. What is his favorite dish? Casters! The most dangerous heroes from your team and the easiest prey for him.
Diffusal Blade: IMO is the most powerful Orb he can use to whack casters, also the purge effect can prolong the time that the caster will be under the effect of Smoke Screen. Also he'll probably go for the Diffusal + Vladimir combo.
Desolator: Is extremely powerful on him, you can’t take the armor reduction lightly, the damage from Backstab is physical, which means that Corruption effectively increases the damage from Backstab. Nathrezim Buckler can cover the armor loss and is a cheap item, which means that you can sell it later If you going to buy something more useful or you can buy Mekansm.
Sange and Yasha: Some players like to buy it on Rikimaru, increases his survivability with more health points, adds more movement speed and and adds Greater Maim which helps Rikimaru to chase his enemy without spending a lot of mana on Blink Strike.
 
Helm of Dominator: If you see this item on Rikimaru you can be sure that he'll attempt Satanic, but be aware that during the time that Rikimaru takes to farm Messerschmidt’s Reaver and Satanic’s recipe he will dominate some creeps to ensure his ganks.
For example:
Unit Statistics - DotA Mechanics
- Dark Troll Warlord: His ensnare will help Rikimaru to finish the enemy without chasing him longer.
Unit Statistics - DotA Mechanics
- Satyr Trickster: This unit has low health and also his movement speed is not that great but he has the skill Purge with 5 seconds duration, which means that the enemy can’t run anymore and all positive buffs will be cleaned. Also you can trick your enemy to make him think for a second that the Satyr is the real Rikimaru.
Unit Statistics - DotA Mechanics
- Centaur Khan: The reason why Rikimaru will dominate this creep is 1) For the War Stomp and 2) For the Endurace Aura. This is (IMO) the best creep that Rikimaru can dominate.
Comments:The best way to avoid this is to watch for Rikimaru, check if he is in lane and if not, scout the woods (don’t do it alone if you can’t kill Rikimaru by yourself) and place wards near creep camps.
• Mask of Madness: If you see this item on him, he probably will buy a Basher.
He will use Berserk inside the smoke screen to avoid nukes (Since +30% extra damage means a lot). During these 12 seconds he can easily tear you apart.
The best way to avoid this is to call a friend that has strong nukes like Lina then you will become the bait and lure Rikimaru to attack you, then your ally will cast his nukes during the “Berserk” and end Rikimaru.
Other way is buy Dagon of at least level 2 or 3. Since Smoke Screen doensn’t disable items you can cast Energy Burst to deal 488 to 585 damage (with magic resistance reduction) this will not kill Rikimaru, but since Mask of Madness is rushed on him, which means early – mid game, Energy Burst will wipe 70% of his health easily, and Rikimaru can't take the risk to fight under these conditions. A cheaper way, if you are a caster like Lion, Rhasta, Lina, Pugna, Gyro, etc. You will buy Ghost Staff and later Ethereal Blade, the magic damage that Rikimaru will take under the effect of Ethereal Blade and Mask of Madness is huge.
Maelstrom and Mjollnir: The problem of Rikimaru is that besides his Smoke Screen he lacks AoE presence, this item will help Rikimaru to focus on one target and at the same time damage others victims, Static Charge is a versatile skill that can turn the tide of a battle. In most cases if you see Rikimaru farming Mjollnir he probably want a Basher with that to pseudo “permastun” you

 
Best Counter against Rikimaru:
Slardar: Since he can stand a fist fight inside Smoke Screen, he can disable Rikimaru’s ultimate and lock him with his stuns. If Slardar is equipped with a item that boost his attack speed (something commonly seen) Rikimaru won't stand a chance against him. Items like Mjollnir and Assault Cuirass are Slardar's best friends.
Slardar has a good health pool, good starting armor and his attack animation is (0.36/ 0.64) in comparison with most carries is pretty good.
Thanks for reading I hope this guide helps the community.
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SA is getting a lot of love around here recently.
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gem doesn't counter rikimaru whoever thinks that obviously can't play it.

How to counter rikimaru = hope he has shit team otherwise u lose
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Wow cute guide nya, though maybe you will want to tab it in sections like the most "Modern" guides nya, it's pretty long and doesn't necessarily need to be read in order.

Mew likes how it s so complete with even the items Riki will get :P. Also, I don't think Axe i that good at shutting down his early game... There's probably some better melee destroyers.
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Oh very easy. If sa solo's, kotl him. If he dual lanes, gang rape him with stunners/nukers til he is so underlvl he cant do shit anymore.
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i lol'd at the pic, but your guide isn't that great sry :\
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You forgot that BKB removes the Smoke Screen effect (both silence and miss) and the fact that silences disable Permanent Invisibility.
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Riki counters himself by being picked.

Horrible hero.

Anybody with Lothars > Riki
(Lothars gives damage and speed, Riki doesn't cause he dies)

Why the riki talk everywhere?
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You forgot that BKB removes the Smoke Screen effect (both silence and miss) and the fact that silences disable Permanent Invisibility.
Thanks for the advice about BKB i miss that and about silence

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gem doesn't counter rikimaru whoever thinks that obviously can't play it.

How to counter rikimaru = hope he has shit team otherwise u lose
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emasculate him ? o:

ghost, gem, dust, early ganks. don't let him farm i guess.
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Even farmed, he gets outcarried by most carries
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Even farmed, he gets outcarried by most carries
in a straight up 1v1 maybe, in a team fight no way.

Farmed rikimaru is beyond awesome, i've lost to it many times and ive won with it many times.

whats up with all the "we look down on rikimaru" people? Im not sure how long is it gonna take for people to realize that seeing rikimaru doesn't do anything in a pro game , in pubs maybe but who cares about pubs? In pubs all heroes own.

Like i said, rikimaru has double damage early game and even more late game because of backstab, he has super imba blink (his blinks can reach up around 350 dmg in a serious game quite easily, even more late game and even more with -armor) with 5 sec cd , good for chaos / escaping / killing targets in team fights

And guess what? smoke screen ,its fucking awesome, smoke screen owns the shit out of so many heroes, its even better combined with disabler/blocker/darkseer-enigma-magnus-er.

Farmed riki is scary, much scarier than many other farmed heroes.. even the pubstompers
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gank him and u'll be fine
Amen, brother.

Also, what's up with all the attention to Rikimaru lately, the hero is worth close to nothing.
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in a straight up 1v1 maybe, in a team fight no way.

Farmed rikimaru is beyond awesome, i've lost to it many times and ive won with it many times.

whats up with all the "we look down on rikimaru" people? Im not sure how long is it gonna take for people to realize that seeing rikimaru doesn't do anything in a pro game , in pubs maybe but who cares about pubs? In pubs all heroes own.

Like i said, rikimaru has double damage early game and even more late game because of backstab, he has super imba blink (his blinks can reach up around 350 dmg in a serious game quite easily, even more late game and even more with -armor) with 5 sec cd , good for chaos / escaping / killing targets in team fights

And guess what? smoke screen ,its fucking awesome, smoke screen owns the shit out of so many heroes, its even better combined with disabler/blocker/darkseer-enigma-magnus-er.

Farmed riki is scary, much scarier than many other farmed heroes.. even the pubstompers
You are ignoring the fact that Backstab damage is only triggered when... you know, you hit from the back during early game you can use it on crees but requieres get closer what also means that enemy range heroes can harass him.

And how Riki will farm his way to win in a serious game? He need to gt closer for las hitting and the only place that you can out Riki is in a trilane. Because solo Riki get owned.
His Hp is pretty low and is vulnerable to most nukes.
Some heroes can fight him inside the cloud.
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There isn't a single hero that can beat riki inside smoke screen..unless its riki without items.

Blink positions you in back and even *if* your target decides to turn with his face towards you, you get some hits off, by the time he is dead, and most of the time people start running away instead turning towards rikimaru (like i do many times because i actually know the meaning of backstab from my previous game lol).

Laning isn't the only way to farm and riki can farm good with 2 ranged heroes protecting him, or a ranged + es with good blocks , every single game has much opportunities for free farm on different lanes, if riki's teammates are good they will leave creeps for him

last time i was riki i was laned with lion against dazzle WD and nessaj, i had 10 kills within 18 minutes, and they weren't "noobs" because we actually lost the game later on (since we were playing with +2 random supports which really failed)
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That's a good guide so I guess you hate riki ? Also at the amazing picture
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Whats so amazing about it? Every first grader can put a troll face on something with defined face.

Nice guide btw. Didnt read it but looks nice.
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Whats so amazing about it? Every first grader can put a troll face on something with defined face.

Nice guide btw. Didnt read it but looks nice.
Great!I'm happy you have that basic knowledge of creating images with trollfaces.You must feel proud.
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Great!I'm happy you have that basic knowledge of creating images with trollfaces.You must feel proud.
^This xD RandomFlamer owned

OT : the guide is nice and covers everything... but maybe it's not that useful ? IDK
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You forgot another aura which can counter Riki in early game which is Necrolyte's skill III.
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Gem on a tank and push, or Necronomicon and push. I've played Riki more than any other hero and these are the two things that are most likely to stop me. Bristleback with a gem is a fucking nightmare.
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There isn't a single hero that can beat riki inside smoke screen..unless its riki without items.
Not really. A troll warlord/mort/void/any carry with mkb can do it.
Carries tend to get MKB so its npnp
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You forgot another aura which can counter Riki in early game which is Necrolyte's skill III.
I think in that, but the aura of Necrolyte is no that strong during early and can be countered by some regeneration items

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There isn't a single hero that can beat riki inside smoke screen..unless its riki without items.

Blink positions you in back and even *if* your target decides to turn with his face towards you, you get some hits off, by the time he is dead, and most of the time people start running away instead turning towards rikimaru (like i do many times because i actually know the meaning of backstab from my previous game lol).

Laning isn't the only way to farm and riki can farm good with 2 ranged heroes protecting him, or a ranged + es with good blocks , every single game has much opportunities for free farm on different lanes, if riki's teammates are good they will leave creeps for him

last time i was riki i was laned with lion against dazzle WD and nessaj, i had 10 kills within 18 minutes, and they weren't "noobs" because we actually lost the game later on (since we were playing with +2 random supports which really failed)
I don´t know why I answer this.
First There are Heroes that can tank some danmage from Rikimaru Backstab: Axe, Sladar, Spectre, Void, Pandaren Brewmaster, Centaur Warchief, etc.
During Smoke Screen Rikimaru can land 4-5 hits with Backstab before the enemy get out.
Let´s take a example: Faceless Void, he can run from the smoke with Backstab abd then turn is faceless... face towards to Rikimaru he can lock him to dead, he need dust to kill him., because if he pema stun Rikimaru he will become Invisible.

Is viable? Rikimaru need to others Heroes to protect him in order to farm without get killed or harassed to dead? In a serious game the peace to farm without being ganked or harassed. And even if he have no one to disturb his farm he need to afk farm for 30 mins to get the items that he needs to be effective.
Read the orb part.
I think that I also need to put a list of Rikimaru´s full gears
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Nice guide. MOAR?
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Nice guide. MOAR?
Thinking in Next hero....
Magina, Huskar or Pit Lord? is a hard choice
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Magina, Huskar or Pit Lord? is a hard choice
Nah, do it on something useful, like Morphing, or Batrider
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Nah, do it on something useful, like Morphing, or Batrider
Well then I will make one about Morphing
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Rikimaru faces Morphing with EB and gem. Do the math.
Rikimaru faces Traxex. Do the math.
Rikimaru faces Yurnero. Do the math.
Rikimaru faces Void, Troll, Naix, Slardar, etc. Do the math.

Survability to ganks: 10%
Probabilities that a team won't gank a squishy agi carry: 5%.


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rikimaru gets basher or skadi and you die in 1 fog, even if you're troll mortred void whatever with mkb...

theory theory theory theory all u can do royal_kid , maybe get some experience for once, fed rikimaru is unstoppable, period
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Even farmed, he gets outcarried by most carries
but with 4 wraith treads and diffusal he completely dominates everything on the map, and with a decent sitter thats around 20 mins. try to outcarry that.

also cloud is ultimate-worthy.

he is a good pick, all he needs is some support during the first 5 levels and some gankers to help him out later.

the thing im most afraid of as riki is doom, btw. the only thing i can do against that hero is linkensrush, but that wont get me far and wont help me carry at all.
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rikimaru gets basher or skadi and you die in 1 fog, even if you're troll mortred void whatever with mkb...

theory theory theory theory all u can do royal_kid , maybe get some experience for once, fed rikimaru is unstoppable, period
Is not about theory is something that i test a lot of times before make this guide MKB help you to don´t miss your attacks, BKB help you to cancel the silence from the fog. You can´t deny that If Sladar or Void permabash reji is over for him.
OFC they need dust to see him before he fades out while bashed .
The problem is that a feeding Riki in CM games is hard to see because his laning phase is not that strong like others heroes like him.
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by the time u get mkb and other items to support the mkb riki has already owned the shit out of you, and even if you get mkb its not like dota is 1v1 game.

he'll kill your teammates and then his team will zerg you, i told you stop theory get a good riki do mkb and bkb and see you'll still lose if his team isnt full of tards
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