Guide to yurnero (REVISED)
Introduction And some words about the hero
Yurnero is one of the most fun heroes to play in the game.His skills synergies really well making him an unstoppable DPS early to mid game. Yurnero is also an awesome lane controller along with a support taking some really handy early kills with his blade fury.
Late game his ultimate dominates but he also needs items to be more effective.Items are not a big problem considering his early game success.
Let me show you the modern playstyle of the yurnero in this guide. He has fast become my favorite hero in the world of dota and dota2.
Hope you enjoy the reading!
NOTE: This guide does not aim to teach new players how to own with this hero. This guide is dedicated to more experienced player with some years experience that want to have fun and win their games.
For infos about this hero general press HERE (Skills - Attributes - etc)
Pros and Cons of this hero
[+] Excellent early game
[+] Great laner along with a support
[+] Big DPS early to mid(Blade furi and Omnislash)
[+] Fun Hero to play
[+] One of the best if not the best aoe heal in the game
[+] Good starting moving speed - Attack animation
[+] Critical strike with high success of procing
[-] Farm dependable later
[-] Fragile early/Not a REAL escape mekansm
[-] Needs a good lane partner to utilize his early game DPS
[-] Can be out-carried by other late game carries
[-] You are either gonna fail or dominate with him
[-] Low mana early game
So i heard you want to play Yurnero.. Are you SURE?
Play yurnero if:
[>] You can hold your aggressiveness
[>] You can farm(I mean it..)
[>] Have a lane partner preferably disabler to support you
[>] Want to have some fun ^_^
[>] Feel Ninja
Don't play yurnero if:
[<] You cant farm at least 3 creeps per minute(5 preferably)
[<] You dont understand where to stop
[<] You are a skill spammer
[<] You dont know how to adapt in every game
Overall I would say Yurnero is a Semi-Carry/Ganker.
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In Depth Guide
Skill Build-> Well there isn't just one skill build at no hero so does yurnero can be played in different ways. I will present you the most famous skill builds for yurnero and I'm gonna try to explain them too.
Skill Build Num - 1 The Staying on lane Skill build.
Skill Build Num - 2 The extreme pushing Skill build.
Of course as I mentioned there are other item builds than the two above but the most popular are these.
Now that you know what abilities to skill you have to go with the flow of the game. By that I mean choosing the correct items and play-style will lead you to the victory.
Early Game Tips and Advices:
Your starting items have to be items that will help in your
Starting of by 3 GG braches is always a solid way to build your hero.Then you have to consider then enemies. Do they have a ton of range heroes?Do i have a good lane mate? If the lane is hard(getting harassed) then a stout shield is the way to go.If you have a great partner in the lane then you will have to maximize your farm, thus quelling blade will help you a ton at last hitting and creep equilibrium. A salve and some tangos are always handy too.
Your playstyle early game should be aggressive at the correct times. By that i mean dont go no brainer blade fury GTFO FTW :P in 2 alone, you will end up not killing anyone and getting killed. Focus on the farm and kill when you and your lane mate is ready to use full force on the weaker enemy.
Look here for example I will use one of LFk's replays playing yurnero(replay in the end)
Rather than that focus on last hitting.
If you lane is pushed and they are hanging behind their tower taking last hits, in order to maximize your farm, creep pull.
You can also farm neutrals with your healing ward(easy spammable with soul ring.)
At the end of Early game approximately around 10 min you should have your soul ring (that's gonna help you farm with blade fury - farm neutrals with healing ward - escape teamfights - heal your teamates in teamfights - use your ultimate with no mana problems).You should also have your phase boots(Really good item for last hitting - chasing - ganking and synergies with blade fury just remember to blade fury first then activate phase!)
Here is when you should have enough damage to take down everyone in one on one fight we both physical hits but Blade Fury and Omnislash too..
Your core item build is:
And yes guys this is the new shit for yurnero.Let me explain you why.. The damage is awesome along with the critical strike also the burst damage is the top teamfighting damage in the stage you are buying it.
If you are still not sure why i include radiance as a core item let me compare it with the old school Battle Fury.
Battle fury gives you +5 damage and some health and mana regen along with the cleave. Im telling you that health and especially mana regen are useless because of the cheap early soul ring. Battle fury is considered a farming item because of the cleave but in teamfights lets be honest you are not gonna cleave them just beacause you are not gonna find them all in the cleave aoe and they are gonna disable you. Whereas! the radiance burst damage will hit them and will give you huge advantage in teamfights, not to mention the use of burst damage even in farming..
Overall i dont say battle fury is a bad choice but we are talking about a level of pub that players win the games through teamfighting. In other words if you are playing against low skilled players battle fury may be better.
You have 2 choices here!
(Great item early on! Skip it if your farm goes really good for radiance)
(Less EHP BUT! nice damage and maim effect also gives HP some handy agility, attack speed and moving speed)
What to buy?!?!?!
Start of with stout shield if you are planning to go for vanguard thus a quick radiance. If you are planning on not buying radiance or you consider the consequences of buying a more expensive item earlier buy Sange and Yasha.
You can choose one of these orbs:
(My personal favorite goes well with every strategy especially with hard to kill enemies)
(Great choice against Agility heroes low on Health Points. Annihilate them!)
(For the annoying nukers and mana depended heroes)
Things to consider! : Choose your orb before farming radiance! Some orbs is better to be taken before radiance or even REPLACE it!(Considering the enemies)
Radiance ideal buying time is before 30 min. If you are too late or you haven't farmed good, SKIP IT!
Play-style mid game:
Focus more on pushing and ganking than farming but also don't stop farming at all! You are and item dependable hero that gains some gold from pushing and killing but more importantly Farming!
Gank their supports with your team and proceed in pushing afterwards..
Try to last hit tower so you can gain more gold.
Later you should focus on pushing and completing your luxuries
Special Mention/Consider Items:
Mini Guide to Omnislash!
Last Helpful tips:Omnislash does a mini-stun in the first slash.
- Blade Fury makes you invincible to singe targeted spells.
- When in Blade fury or omnislash you can use items like dagger - teleport scroll etc..
- Healing ward is movable.
- Healing ward requires 1 hit to get destroyed
- Quote from LFK
Soul Ring is a necessary item, and should always be built.
The most basic of its uses is enabling you to drop a healing ward for 'free', since you will recover more than 150HP off of even a level 1 HW.
It permits you to use bladefury to farm whenever the ring is available. This accelerates your farm/push when free laning and allows you to assist your allies, without tapping out your mana.
It enables you, at lower levels ~6, to use all three of your spells in combat without sacrificing one.
Consider it a core item to build.
Global silence and tossing juggernaut will stop bladefury. u can proc orbs when u attack during bladefury. u can use "move" command to just stick to an opponents butt during fury, provided u have vision (actually not sure about the vision part), u can and sometimes should block during bladefury. u wont gain zero collision from phase during bladefury. u can attack targets that arent affected by bladefury during its duration (towers, catapults..) ultimate disables mostly go through bladefury but wont deal dmg (primal roar, polarity....)
as of lately, u can dmg ethereal units with bladefury, which makes e-blade a decent option lategame sometimes (it also increases sparkle dmg of radiance)
healing ward moves with 300 ms
u wont crit during phase.
Thanks to LFk - kawumm - SECXIIKILLA
Soul ring - HotD - Radiance Build By LFk
And The 2nd is with traditional battlefury and manta - diffusal - vlads