The Guide to Awesomeness
In sword forging furnaces of war, something powerful was taking shape. In a desperate bid to make superior weapons a sword smith by the name of Xin captured and bound a fire spirit to his forge. After countless hours of toil, a single pair of swords were born of the enchanted furnace. While holding and admiring the mystical blades the fire spirit was able to pass into Xin's body creating a being born of flesh and flame. Xin became more powerful than the soldiers he was tasked to outfit, and march out himself to dispatch the enemies of warmth and life. Equipped with burning steel and blazing speed, Xin tears through his enemies leaving nothing but a cinder.
This hero, for me, made dota fun again. First of all he is a panda, everyone love pandas even if they are denying it and you know the panda commercials "never say no to a panda"They rock! Second of all, he is a ninja. Everyone love ninjas, how they fight, how fast they are, how awesome they are. This panda has it all. This hero can be used in different ways. He can be semi-carry/carry, the perfect ganker and a chaser. He has some issues to deal with, but Xin is one of the best early-mid dominating heroes in dota. With good teammates, and the correct core of items he can be very dangerous late game and really hard to kill.
Xin unleashes up to 3 fiery bolas that wrap around nearby enemies, anchoring them in place and dealing damage each second.
• Damage type: magical
• Targets are chosen randomly around Xin.
• Does not affect magic immune or invisible units.
• Interrupts channeling spells.
Comment: This spell is as good as Treant Protectors’ ultimate. On level 4 it catches you for 3 seconds, dealing 100DPS. Searing Chains is very effective in ganking, chasing and escaping.
Sleight of Fist
Xin dashes around with blazing speed, attacking all enemies in the targeted AoE and returns to where he was standing after. Deals bonus damage to heroes, and 50% less damage to creeps.
• Damage type: physical
• Targets are determined when the spell is cast.
• A regular attack is done to each target every 0.2 seconds.
• Any attack modifier that Xin has (Critical Strike, Bash, Cleave, Orb effects) will be applied normally to each target.
Comment: Ok, so the second skill of this panda is kinda like the ultimate of Yurnero. The difference is that it hits you only one in the 550AoE, but it hits every single unit in the area. It is just 50 mana cost, and on level 4 has a 6 seconds cooldown. And it gives bonus damage. This is the perfect harassment spell and the best part is that you are invulnerable when you make it.
Xin surrounds himself with a ring of fire that consumes incoming magic damage, leaving him unharmed. Deals dps in a 400 aoe. If the shield is dispelled, the dps buff goes away.
• Damage type: magical
• Magic damage reduction is calculated before any reductions.
Comment: This panda has low hit points and is easily killed when he is ganked. In hand comes this spell. It is on of my favorites. This is a shield that protects you from upcoming spell damage 150/300/450/600 and in the same time you are dealing damage to the enemy 30/35/40/45. The duration on level 4 of the spell is 20 seconds with a cooldown of 35. With this spell shield you are hard to kill, don't mentioning you will be using the others spells too.
Xin charges himself with the energy to create a Fire Remnant every 30 seconds, with a max of 3 charges. Releasing a charge sends a Fire Remnant that runs to the targeted point at 2.5X your speed. Xin can use his secondary ability to dash out to each remnant's location, detonating them for AoE damage, and arriving at the one he targeted last.
• Starts with 3 charges (the maximum), and replenishes a charge every 30 seconds.
• Fire Remnants move to where you targeted them at 2.5X your speed.
Target the Fire Remnant to arrive at. You dash through all other Fire Remnants, and end up at the one you targeted, exploding them for AoE damage.
• Damage type: magical
• You move to each Fire Remnant at 1300 movement speed, or in 0.4 seconds, whichever is faster.
Comment: This speel makes him the awesome panda that he is. Like his brother? Storm Spirit he can be anywhere on the map, make surpise attacks or just to spy the map. The charges he makes are not using any mana. Mana is charged only if you want to move to the location you pointed at.
This Spell is perfect for ganking, chasing and escaping. You should always have on charge ready if you need to escape! Don't be a fool and release all charges at once. If you dont have any shiled and without support, well you are 90% dead!
1.Sleight of Fist
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7.Sleight of Fist
Comment: The skill build is made for harassment. On level 5 with the Sleight of Fist you should kick the enemy heroes butts and play with there nerves. You will annoy them a lot. If you gank or defend near a tower just wait for the perfect moment to chain them and show them who is the real ninja.
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14.Sleight of Fist
Comment : This skill up is very effective against spell casters. If you are harassed a lot early game, you should max up Flame Guard. You are protected from spells and in the same time you can kill the enemy in a moment. Also, it’s easy to get the fist blood with this build up! The panda will be proud with you either way!
In APEM game, your money should be enough to buy only these items.
Don't be a pussy cat, you are a panda, an awesome too, these are the items for you.
You should lane to the lane where the shop is. After level 6 to 7 you should have:
and some boots. So, which one should i buy?
The perfect choise for this hero, but the perfect choise late game. You can ult, teleport to base and then charge to the location you spoted without losing any mana(you are near the fountan)
This is my chose early game. You need speed. You are a chaser!
You don't need Arcane Boots because of the Ring of Auqla, or Power Treads. I don't see any point of buying them.
Last, but no least, the new boots in dota. It gives you armour, regen (150 for 10 seconds and 80ms)After a fight you can heal. If the opponents are not noobs , use these to mid-late game, or buy Phase Boots.
After these items you should go for and then upgrade it to Battlefurry.
It cost only 12 135. You should get this items around level 16.
Mjollnir- This is great for Ember Spirit. With Sleight of Fist you just kill the enemy creeps and heroes with such awesomeness I can’t express it very well. You feel you are The Flash but with two big swords in the hands.
Battlefurry – with Sleight of Fist, and Mjollnir you cut everything that stands on your way.
Every item from the above is effective on Xin. But if you are good you woudn't need them because the game will finish before level 20.
If you are sentinel you pick top lane, If scourge bottom, because the shop is nearer to your tower. From there you can buy the stuff you want to. I don’t recommend to go mid. You battle only 1vs1 and can’t spam Xin’s spells like you will if you lane top or bot. If you go mid buy a chicken and some other items. Top or bot lane , you should harass a lot, and wait for your chance to chain and kill your victims. Don’t let the enemy do whatever they want to, because early game, without the shield you are weak. When you make the Ring of Aqua you should be fine with the mana and harass more.
How to team Fight
Always look where the enemies are. In the middle of the battle you should spam your spells, you should lose half of your mana, but you would probably kill or take half or more of the enemies hit points, or someone will finish them off. Even that you are a Panda, don’t be a hero. Be smart. Don’t go first. Never go first. Check where the enemy is with your ultimate, rush your teammates to go in and charge then. Or if you want it to make it Rambo style , rush in, kill and don’t die.
Everyone thinks that pandas are peaceful. Yes, they are. Until someone pisses them off and then the kung-fu ninja-attacks will come.
Use the hero correct and play the game with respect. Even if you don’t kill enough enemies, and die a lot don’t let your teammates down and leave the game. You are playing Xin! So, don’t worry. You will get your chances. Be smart, have fun and good luck!