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Old 07-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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Hey guys I was wondering.. how exactly do you play Krobelus? Just a quick skill build/item build/laning and roles.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:23 AM   #3
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I prefer to max swarm and passive, ulti when available, silence after that unless I need it to counter annoying caster heroes like Storm Spirit.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #4
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Skillbuild: CSwarm, Silence, CSwarm, Witchcraft, CSwarm, Witchcraft, CSwarm, Witchcraft, Witchcraft, Exorcism, Exorcism, Silence, Silence, Silence, Stats, Exorcism
Item Build: Boots should be Phase Boots or STR Power Treads, her item build is normally like this: Boots > Vanguard > HoD > Bloodstone > Heart > Shivas
Laning: Solo
Roles: Pusher or Carry
Exorcism does tons of damage but she needs to be in the middle of battle, that's why she builds tank items to Carry. Exorcism also damages towers, so if you can clear out the area of Creeps, then use Exorcism and they'll all focus on a single target.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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Krobelus is best played as a pusher/semi-carry. Solo'ing mid lane and getting a Bottle is recommended. You should generally focus on farming and pushing towers rather than ganking. Keep in mind that she is at her strongest mid game and work to end the game accordingly.

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Exorcism > Carrion Swarm > Witchcraft > Silence > Stats, one level of Silence at 2/4/8 is always an option.

Item Build:
Start Ironwood Branches + regen, ferry Bottle first 600g, make Arcane Boots, work towards a Bloodstone (dissemble Arcane Boots to complete), carry TPs.

From this point, either make Phase Boots or Boots of Travels then start tanking up with whatever gear would suit your game best. Some personal suggestions include Ghost Scepter, Blade Mail, Hood of Defiance/Pipe of Insight, Shiva's Guard, Heart of Tarrasque and Scythe of Vyse.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:11 AM   #6
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I've never had as much luck with Bloodstone first. It's build up is slower than nabbing a Vanguard asap, but I found it makes a great second item. After that turn them boots in Travels, grab a hood/pipe if needed, and Shiva's. Generally after that you're really hard to kill, and if your team has half a brain and can keep you from getting completely focused, you auto-win team fights and pushes.

Ghost Scepter is amazing as well if you're up against someone like Ursa/PA.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:23 AM   #7
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I've never had as much luck with Bloodstone first. It's build up is slower than nabbing a Vanguard asap, but I found it makes a great second item. After that turn them boots in Travels, grab a hood/pipe if needed, and Shiva's. Generally after that you're really hard to kill, and if your team has half a brain and can keep you from getting completely focused, you auto-win team fights and pushes.

Ghost Scepter is amazing as well if you're up against someone like Ursa/PA.
Although I wouldn't call Vanguard a bad choice, I can't say I prefer it on Krobelus, or any ranged hero for that matter. The drop off in Damage Block from melee to ranged is too much imo.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:25 AM   #8
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^ Yeah I'm still torn about that, myself. I sometimes consider grabbing just the Vit booster first, but the regen is nice if I decide I can safely farm mid and use Soul Ring to harass whoever comes thinking they got easy farm.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
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Swarm/Craft/Swarm/Craft/Craft/Exorcism/Swarm/Swarm/Craft/Silence/Silence/AllStats/Silence/Silence.

Dagon/Guinsoo's/ForceStaff/Bloodstone/Mjollnir, Heart or Satanic/BoT.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #10
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Vanguard, Euls

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Hood/Pipe, Necrominicon
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #11
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Bloodstone, then Shivas. Shiva's is aweseome for teamfights combined with the slow and your ultimate and you cank tank. And if they have too much invi stalkers, I always go Radiance.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
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Arcanes into Bloodstone, after that either Phase or Travels. Then either Eul's, Shiva, AC or Heart depending on lineup / opponents since items are always situational.. Vanguard isn't a good item on ranged heroes, but I suppose there are games when even it would be worth consideration..

Also one thing to mention, if you can't get a solo lane for whatever reason, Krob's not a good pick.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
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Skillbuild: CSwarm, Silence, CSwarm, Witchcraft, CSwarm, Witchcraft, CSwarm, Witchcraft, Witchcraft, Exorcism, Exorcism, Silence, Silence, Silence, Stats, Exorcism
Item Build: Boots should be Phase Boots or STR Power Treads, her item build is normally like this: Boots > Vanguard > HoD > Bloodstone > Heart > Shivas
Laning: Solo
Roles: Pusher or Carry
Exorcism does tons of damage but she needs to be in the middle of battle, that's why she builds tank items to Carry. Exorcism also damages towers, so if you can clear out the area of Creeps, then use Exorcism and they'll all focus on a single target.

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Not taking ulty at lvl 6 is a waste of potential. If you went mid, the opposing mid as soon as he gets level 6 he will probably go gank the side lanes, and will let you alone at mid to push his tower. Also I know lvl 1 exorcism doesn't give much spirits, but they are enough to help you push a tier 1.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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Maxing crypt swarm along with 1 silence and witchcraft. Getting tranquil boots, wand and bloodstone, maybe drum.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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