About this Guide:
This guide is about the skill build and item build while keeping cost in mind for Alleria to become a Ganker early and mid game and transition to a Carry during endgame team fights.
Since this the Guide is more on a Ganker Aleria, i will not suggest items that you will need to rice farm and expensive (>5k gold) to get like Guinsoo, Linken, Orchid, MKB, Buriza, Satanic etc.
Alleria has both a skill set of a Ganker (stun, nuke, chasing/slowing skill) and a Carry (a steroid ultimate plus an 'almost' physical immune skill)
This guide will also guide you to ensure a Perfect Shackle Shot.
In the valleys of Winterspring, deep within the verdant glades of the Forest of Trees, an elf with the power of the wind makes her home. She joined the Sentinel as a free agent shortly after the War of the Magi. Favored by the Goddess of Wind, Alleria received many blessings. Her arrows fly straight and true, piercing all enemies in a line. She can lace her arrow with wind and bind enemies together by creating ethereal shackles. Her footsteps are hastened by the currents of air. It is known that she can dispatch enemies at blinding speed by releasing a flurry of arrows. She is indeed a worthy enemy of the Scourge.
Pros and Cons
- High Str Gain at 2.5 gain per level (2nd highest among Int Heroes after Ogre Magi)
- Low BAT at 1.5 (2nd best among all heroes after Anti-mage)
- Long Range Nuke
- Good at mind games
- All Spells have low Cool Down (Focus Fire after Aghanim)
- Low starting Str 15/HP 435 (second lowest among all Heroes)
- Not the normal point and click Stun
- Nuke needs charging to deal max damage duh...
- Requires skill to use effectively
- Mana Intensive
10. Focus Fire
11. Focus Fire
16. Focus Fire
Skill Build Justification:
1> Shackle shot at Level 1 for any first blood attempt or to counter first blood attempt.
2> Power shot at Level 3 for a early 200 damage nuke.
3> Focus Fire is taken only at lv10 and lv11 when the mana item and damage item is gotten.
1> This is when the laning phase happens.
2> Focus on last hitting and denying creeps. By Level 3 use Power Shot to hit only the opponent Hero with full damage, use fakes to trick the opponent thinking you will do a Power Shot to misguide him. Mix the Power Shots with Pot Shots and Fakes.
3> If you have problem hitting the enemy Hero with Power Shot focus on last hits but keep on the fake Power Shot/pot shots to play mind games with the opponent.
4> An unreduced Power Shot is the Best Nuke damage wise and cost wise early game if it hits.
5> You can aim for a firstblood if your lane partner has a good stun or nuke by using the perfect Shackle Shot.
1> This is when most of the gank happens.
2> You are a ganker so go and gank some opponent heroes. Alleria is not a good solo Ganker but she is one of the best help Ganker with her mobility to initiate the stun. The recipe to a successful gank is determine on whether you can successfully land a perfect Shackle Shot.
3> After the Gank if the opponent Hero is dead or run away heal yourself or your ally with the charge from Urn, push the lane to pressure the opponent team.
Summary of Ganking with Perfect Shackle Shot:
1. Engage the opponent preferable with an ally
2. Activate Phase Boots to position yourself
3. Opponent/s will either nuke, stun, give some pot shots, run or ignore you?
4. Initiate by performing a Perfect Shackle Shot or Double Shackle Shot
5. Attack or Power Shot the enemy during the stun duration
6. After the stun duration, use Wind Run to Slow/Block/Chase
7. The Phase Boot has cooled down so repeat to no. 2 until the enemy is dead or run out of mana.
1> This is when most team fights happens.
2> Start and end teams fights with Power Shot. Power Shot has very long range, low cool down (9 seconds) and provides vision of the area the arrow passed through. The 2nd Power Shot can be use to finish of stragglers.
3> After Power Shot, aim for a at least a Perfect Shackle Shot or a Double Shackle Shot. Then Focus Fire on the opponent tankier Hero. Any time the opponent Focus on you, activate Wind Run.
4> After team fight, heal with the charge from the Urn then push the lane and Rax the tower with Focus Fire . With Aghanim Sceptre, Focus Fire has 15 seconds cool down.
Summary of Team Fights:
1. Start with Power Shot
2. Activate Artic Blast if you have Shiva's Guard
3. Aim for a Perfect Shackle Shot or Double Shackle Shot
4. Focus Fire on one of the enemy tankier Hero
5. Wind Run if you are been focus on or pull back if your hp are critical Low
6. Power Shot again to clear of any Straggler
7. Chase with Phase -> Perfect Shackle Shot if needed
How to perform a perfect Shackle Shot?
1> What i see in most Alleria, they like to use Shackle Shot with its max casting distance or use it like the Vengeful Spirit Stun hoping it will shackle onto something. This is the wrong way to use Shackle Shot.
2> In fact the perfect Shackle Shot is quite simple. Alleria just need to position yourself so that the opponent Hero is in front on something you can shackled.
3> This means that even if Alleria need to go as close as possible or even behind the the enemy hero and risk of being stun or nuked. I also call this type the Close Range Shackle Shot.
4> Sometimes its ok to wait for one to two seconds to get a higher chance of Shackle Shot rather than gambled for one that will surely miss.
5> Hightest priority for a Shackle Shot is to aim for a Tree Shackle (Easiest Shackle), then Hero Shackle(Double Shackle Shot). If the previous two option is not available only you aim for a Creep Shackle.
6> Alleria needs to be Mobile and Tanky enough to perform the Perfect Shackle Shot. The Item build in this Guide will provide Alleria the Mobility and the Tankiness to perform this Manouver.
7> Practice makes perfect. With enough practice, you will soon be doing Perfect Shackle Shot left and right.
8> Focus yourself and do whatever it takes to make a Perfect Shackle Shot everytime as this is the difference between a bad and good Alleria.
Thanks for your time for reading this Guide.