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EASY-LEARING GUIDE FOR NEVERMORE, THE SHADOW FIEND

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Hero Attributes:


15 + 2


20 + 2.9


18 + 2

Nice things about Nevermore:

[+] Nice Agility gain
[+] Nice Intelligence gain
[+] Nice Strength gain
[+] High damage bonuses
[+] Nice starting damage
[+] Can be in a solo line
[+] Nice killing and denying creeps
[+] Nice AS

Horrible things about Nevermore:

[-] Low HP
[-] Low MP
[-] Very low HP regeneration
[-] Very low MP regeneration
[-] Only presition skills
[-] Casting Ultimate
[-] Only powerful with a nice number of souls stored
[-] Some item dependent

Hero Introduction:

Shadow Fiend's only defense lies in his superb offense. After each life he takes, he traps their soul to empower his attack damage with Necromastery. This allows him to amass high attack damage. His ultimate Requiem of Souls can summon these souls out to inflict great damage and slow anyone close to Nevermore. His unique Shadowraze allows him to blast opponents in small areas, at three separate distances. The Presence of the Dark Lord also makes enemies vulnerable to physical damage, passively reducing their armor. Deadly from a number of distances, and vulnerable if caught off guard, Nevermore's positioning in battle is of utmost importance.

My custom hero introduction:

The Shadow Fiend is an high damage dealer in AoE (Area of Effect), the Shadowraze's and the Requirem of Souls are the 85% of the hero, with the Prescense of the Dark Lord can give more damage to these abilities. In game begin you need to kill and deny all the creeps as you can to store souls of the Necromastery, each soul gives to you 2 damage, but be careful to not die or you will lose half of stored souls!

Background Story:

A demon of the burning legion so abhorred that he makes the skin of even his fellow demons crawl, Nevermore is a creature of the shadows that consumes the souls of those around him. When the Shadow Fiend comes forth to battle, he augments his power with the souls he has consumed, bearing down on his enemies with spiritually enhanced attacks and powerful spiritual blasts. The Shadow Fiend is a terrifying opponent whom few have survived, and those who have perished under his tyranny have faced the most despicable fate of all.

Nevermore's Abilities:

Shadowraze:



Gives the Shadow Fiend the power to desecrate regions in front of him at varying distances.

Level 1 - Displays three Shadowraze abilities.
Level 2 - Displays three Shadowraze abilities.
Level 3 - Displays three Shadowraze abilities.
Level 4 - Displays three Shadowraze abilities.

Notes: This is only a learn ability, this is removed and replaced with the three Shadowrazes. Hasn't got manacost or cooldown, displays these abilities

Shadowraze - 200:

Blast an area 200 units in front of the Shadow Fiend.

Shadowraze - 450:

Blast an area 200 units in front of the Shadow Fiend.

Shadowraze - 700:

Blast an area 200 units in front of the Shadow Fiend.

Notes: All the Shadowrazes has the same damage in all levels, the same cooldown and the same manacost.

Notes: You must be facing the target ground point to fire a Shadowraze.

Level 1 - 75 damage, 75 manacost and 10 second cooldown.
Level 2 - 150 damage, 75 manacost and 10 second cooldown.
Level 3 - 225 damage, 75 manacost and 10 second cooldown.
Level 4 - 300 damage, 75 manacost and 10 second cooldown.

Necromasteery:



Stores the souls of Nevermore's victims, each soul gives to the Shadow Fiend +2 bonus damage. Dying Nevermore will lose half part of the stored souls.

Level 1 - 24 max damage
Level 2 - 40 max damage
Level 3 - 56 max damage
Level 4 - 72 max damage

Notes: The limit of souls per level are the half of damage max of the level:

Level 1 - 12 souls limit
Level 2 - 20 souls limit
Level 3 - 28 souls limit
Level 4 - 36 souls limit

Notes: If you die, half part of the stored souls will be released.

Notes: Killing enemy creeps/heros/buildings/mechanic units, you will have a soul.

Notes: Deny towers/creeps/mechanical units, you will have a soul.

Prescense of the Dark Lord:



The presence of such a horrible creature terrifies nearby enemies, reducing their armor.

Level 1 - 2 armor reduction.
Level 2 - 3 armor reduction.
Level 3 - 4 armor reduction.
Level 4 - 5 armor reduction.

Notes: Has 900 AoE in all levels so you can deal more damage with the Shadowrazes.

Requirem of Souls:



Summons evil spirits around you dealing damage to units in the area. Number of spirits is related to the number of souls stored and the movement/damage reduction is related to the distance from the Shadow Fiend. Lowers movement speed and damage of nearby units. The closer the units are the greater the effect.

Level 1 - 80 damage for each line, 15% reduction
Level 2 - 120 damage for each line, 20% reduction
Level 3 - 160 damage for each line, 25% reduction

Notes: Has an incredible AoE (Level 1 - 1375 AoE/Level 2 - 1425 AoE/Level 3 - 1475 AoE)

Notes: has a moderate manacost (Level 1 - 150 manacost/Level 2 - 175 manacost/Level 3 - 200 manacost) so all the mana required to cast the Shadowrazes and the Requirem of souls are 425 ((75 mana Shadowraze) x (each Shadowraze = 3) 3 + (Requirem of Souls mana = 200) 200 = 425)

Now the Skill guide:

Level 1 - Necromastery
Level 2 - Shadowraze
Level 3 - Necromastery
Level 4 - Shadowraze
Level 5 - Necromastery
Level 6 - Requirem of Souls
Level 7 - Shadowraze
Level 8 - Necromastery
Level 9 - Shadowraze
Level 10 - Prescense of the Dark Lord
Level 11 - Requirem of Souls
Level 12 - Requirem of Souls
Level 13 - Requirem of Souls
Level 14 - Requirem of Souls
Level 15 - Stats
Level 16 - Requirem of Souls
Level+17 - Stats


Well I wanna explain some things about the ability guide:

Explaniation 1: First learn Necromastery to have more damage to kill and deny.

Explaniation 2: Shadowraze second to kill and disturb the enemy hero in line.

Explaniation 3: Learn at the 12-15 level the Prescense of the Dark Lord, because you have a lot of damage you will not preocupate for armor reduction.

Item guide!:

1) Starting Items:

x3
x1
x2 (6) or x1

Explaniation: Well, three Branchs to before build Magic Wand, a Courier to buy items and x2 Ancients Tanggo (Total stacked 6) to regenerate life or 1 Healing Salve, its your desition.

2) Boots:

NO
CAN BE
YES
CAN BE
YES

Explaniation 1: I reject the Arcane boots, you need HP not MP.

Explaniation 2: The Tranquil Boots can be a nice choice considerating the low HP and HP regeneration of the Shadow Fiend.

Explaniation 3: The Treads are a nice choice, can give damage, MP and MP regen or HP and HP regen, that boot has a nice AS bonus and MS bonus, very recommendable.

Explaniation 4: The Phase can be a nice choice for the damage but you don't need Phase.

Explaniation 5: Yes the Travel boots are your best choice, give to you a nice MS and you can go to the lanes to kill the creeps faster.

Starting Recipes:



Explaniation: You need AS and gold, this is your best choice.



Explaniation: You need HP and some of the other attributes.



Explaniation: Gives bonus damage and you can later convert it into a Ring of Aquila.



Explaniation: Armor and MP regen, you can combine it with the Wraith Band to form the Ring of Aquila.



Explaniation: A nice item for Nevermore, has the Brillance Aura and Devotion Aura to aid you and your allies.

Luxury Items and Final Game Items:

-Orb Efect Items

YES

Explaniation: The Eye of Skadi is a very useful item, impides the enemoes escape and gives you time to cast Shadowrazes and Requirem of Souls.

CAN BE

Explaniation: Why not yes? Well, because you have an armor reduction and you can have the Skadi effect and the Prescense of the Dark Lord active and the Prescense of the Dark Lord is an AoE ability and has more range (Range (AoE) of Prescense of the Dark Lord = 900/Range of the Sygian Desolator = 500 (Nevermore's Attack Range)) so you decide.

YES

Explaniation: Lifesteal is one of thebest choices, you can convert it into a Helm of Dominator and late into Satanic to have damage, HP and high Lifesteal.

YES

Explaniation: Yes this will give you a creep army to store souls faster, damage and lifesteal.

YES

Explaniation: High Lifesteal, damage and high HP.

Luxury Items:

YES

Explaniation: Damage, agility and evasion, the best agility item for Nevermore

YES

Explaniation: Can main heros, gives STR and AGI to survive the battle

and/or YES

Explaniation: STR, damage and spell inmunity/Provides a blink to cast Shadowrazes or ultimates and damage the escaping heros.

YES

Explaniation: High damage, high critical.

Well I hope you can use it to prefectionate your abilities, goodbye from Argentina!





Nevermore the Shadow Fiend
Author: Nicolas12maps
Map Vers.: 6.74c

Guide to Nevermore

Easy-learing guide

Date Posted: 06/12/12
Last Comment:12/06/2012
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