Zet (this is what I will call him from now) is one of the few AGI casters in the game. Zet has a high INT gain per level compared to his AGI which makes it easier for him to spam spells efficiently! It can be assumed that Zet is the second MeePo like hero. Why you ask? Its obviously because of his ultimate. It creates a Clone that can cast spells and even use items (every items and NOT just boots like in Meepo!). Sadly, only one clone is created at a time!
I will go more in detail for the skills later! Before I begin, this is not a competitive guide to Zet probably because Zet is still a new hero to DotA and haven't been implemented in Dota 2! This is a purely pub guide and is the first ever guide I've created, so bear the graphics and mistakes with me.
Without further ado, lets begin! Head over here for more info on Zet!
Ability Type: Active
Targeting Type: Unit
Ability Hotkey: C
Engulfs an enemy unit with swirling volatile energy for 6 seconds, slowing it's movement speed by 50% and dealing damage over time if it is alone. The effect is muted if there is a nearby enemy unit within 225 aoe.
|Level||Mana Cost||Cooldown||Casting range||Area of Effect||Duration||Allowed Targets||Effects|
Slows by 50%; deals 15 damage per second
Slows by 50%; deals 30 damage per second
Slows by 50%; deals 45 damage per second
Slows by 50%; deals 60 damage per second
1. If there are enemy units (ie. the target's allies) around the target, the spell is temporarily muted, which means that the target will not be slowed or damaged.
1. Excellent Attack Range
2. Good Intelligence gain
3. Good Mana Pool/Regen
4. Excellent at harassing/ganking
5. Great team presence due to Magnetic Field!
1. No base armor!
2. Below average Movespeed
3. No proper escape mechanisms
4. Low farming as most skills are single target
Overall, Zet is a fun hero to play as he can practically gank the shit out of any other hero! Zet makes the laning stages for the opponent hero's to be very hard due to his insane combos. Has an average dmg output with an excellent range which makes last hitting not too hard! Zet can even make enemy ganks turn around with Magnetic Field which gives evasion and attack speed. Beware of ganks on you though. With no armor, u can practically die in seconds if you're alone in a lane and didn't react quickly as you have no reliable escape mechanisms!
In this section, I will describe roles that Zet can play and what to get/do in the selected role. Skill Builds and Item Builds are now included in here. An Alt-Tab Concise section will be added soon! I just completed this section! Some feedback on this would be nice! Tell me what you think of this improvement!
By now, both of your main ganking spells are maxed out. All that is left is your Magnetic Field. Again, Tempest Double is obtained whenever possible.
Continue ganking all heroes and getting kills while you can. Try not to be off guard as you have no proper escape mechanisms unless you have some great escape items. Aim the soft heroes on your opponents team. Try not to killsteal alot as there are some other heroes who need more gold than you.
Right about now, you should start getting your core items!
Boots is a must have item for every hero. Get a normal Boots of Speed and complete your other cores before upgrading your boots if possible.
Cost : 450
The Ironwood Branches from before are upgraded into a Magic Wand. Magic Wand provides a reliable source of burst HP and MP heal which could turn the prey into the predator! Collect a few charges while in a team fight to make it more efficient and dependable.
Cost : 509
Hand of Midas. Ah.. One of the best items on Zet. Why do you ask? For one main reason : Tempest Double! With your double, you can use Hand of Midas every 65/60/55 seconds as it doesnt share cooldown with your double! This makes farming a piece of cake to Zet and getting his other cores would be faster than ever! Try to farm up Hand of Midas as your first item after boots as its not high priced tagged.
Cost : 1900
Dagon. Burst damage like no other. 400 burst magical damage at Level 1. Whats better than that for a ganker? But wait. It gets better! Dagon once is pain enough in the mid stages. But twice is a horror to your opponents. Use your Double's to activate Dagon to save your mana if the target is gonna die in one cast. Its advisable that you do not try to upgrade Dagon and leave it at Level 1 as you will need your gold for your other items.
Cost : 2790
Tp Scroll is essential for every hero in every match you play unless you have a Boots of Travel. Carry a tp scroll at all times to ensure easy map control and roaming.
Ring of Aquila is a common item among all Agility hero in the early stages of the game. It provides good stats and damage for last hitting more efficiently and in addition provides a good armor and mana regen aura. This solves the problem faced by many Agility heroes: Not enough Mana!
Cost : 985
Eul Scepter's Cyclone can help with placing Spark Wraith since it has a 3 second delay. Just cyclone your victim, place your Spark Wraith and when he falls back to the ground, BOOM! He gets hit by your Spark Wraith more easier! Eul can also be used as a reliable dodge mechanism by dodging projectile spells and providing you with 2.5 seconds of invulnerability.
Cost : 2700
Rod of Atos was a recently released item to DotA. It gives a good HP boost and a decent Intelligence stat. The active ability of this item is the reason that makes this item optimal for Zet. Cripple applies a 50% slow on a unit for 4 seconds. Zet's flux applies a 50% slow for 6 seconds. If timed properly, an enemy unit can be slowed by 50% for 10 seconds! If Zet's ultimate is available, that makes it 50% slow for 20 seconds including Zet illusion's Flux! It can be a gamebreaker if played nicely!
Cost : 3100
Now lets go over boots extensions.
Arcane Boots provides you with an increased mana pool and an active Mana Replenish ability which allows you to constantly cast your spells without worrying about mana! Besides, with Tempest Double, you can replenish your mana twice every 65/60/55 seconds!
Arcane Boots is arguably the boots of choice for Zet!
Cost : 1450
Boots of Travel (BoT) shows its effectiveness in the later stages of the game to provide you with extreme mobility and map presence. You can get Boots of Travel Straight if you're stinking rich and you're sure that your progress on other core items aren't slowing down.
Cost : 2650
I don't recommend getting Phase Boots, Power Threads or Tranquil Boots as they don't seem as effective as Arcane or BoT. The boots of choice remains as Arcane Boots. You can opt for BoT in the later stages of the game where your mana pool is high enough to support your spells and items.
By now, all your spells are already maxed out. Some of your ganking spells lose their effectiveness as heroes at these stages a more tanky and have higher magic resistance. Concentrate on using your spells to help kill some heroes and try not to solo too much unless you're really fat with items and impossible to die. Use your items to the max. Abuse them to your liking with your Double! Try to end the game before its too late.
Now lets see your possible luxury items!
Scythe of Vyse (hex,sheepstick) is a luxury item for all INT hero in Dota. I know what you're thinking. Zet isn't an INT hero so why? Best reason is that Hex is the best item for any ganker. It adds an additional disable to your arsenal of spells. This also gives you a good stat gain and an insane mana regen. Arguably the best luxury item for Zet. What makes Hex shine is that the hex can be used by the Double. Twice as useful!
Cost : 5675
Orchid provides a great attack speed, damage and mana regen. It also provides a reliable 5 second silence to a single target. Using Zet's Double, it provides 10 seconds of silence. This is a game breaking item against heroes like Storm Spirit, Nerubian Weaver, Anti Mage or Obsidian Destroyer who depend on their skills to kill/escape.
Cost : 4125
Shiva's Guard provides a good armor gain and a negative attack speed aura to nearby enemy units. Whats great about this high price tagged item is its active ability, Artic Blast. Zet's Double can activate this active ability as well as the original Zet which provides a reliable damage and movement speed reduction to opponents.
Cost : 4700
Zed is a caster but he is still an Agility hero. Manta Style provides a movement speed boost as well as damage and attack speed. Activating Manta Style provides 2 illusions. Together with Zed's ultimate, a grand total of 6 Zed's appear on the field! Manta Style also provides a pseudo dodge ability to dodge projectile spells.
Cost : 5050
Ethereal Blade amplifies the amount of magic damage you exert on an enemy unit! Ether Blast also provides a reliable damage output to Zed and double Ether Blast is just insane!
Cost : 4900
The good friends of Zet are :
Stunners and disablers like these are an awesome help to you as you can just right click them to death or Spark Wraith them to death!
Their slows plus your Flux are a dream come true! This combo makes your opponents tremble in fear as whenever they get near, they get destroyed in an instant!
Your Magnetic Field is heaven to them! It gives them much needed attack speed and a 100% immune, making them immune to physical attacks!
Never run out of mana with these allies by your side! Spam like a boss and you never have to worry about anything regarding your mana pool!
Running out of HP? these heroes shall protect you till the very end!
A special mention to Pudge! How is he a great ally? Zet plants a ton of his Spark Wraith at a location and pudge hooks an enemy hero there netting an insta-kill!
Just who could hate these supporters? They are an amazing help to you as well as to any other hero in the game!