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Abaddon

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Ability Build

1
Aphotic Shield
2
Curse of Avernus
3
Aphotic Shield
4
Mist Coil
5
Aphotic Shield
6
Borrowed Time
7
Aphotic Shield
8
Mist Coil
9
Mist Coil
10
Mist Coil
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11
Aphotic Shield provides +15HP Regen
12
Borrowed Time
13
Curse of Avernus
14
Curse of Avernus
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15
+40 Mist Coil Heal/Damage
16
Curse of Avernus
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Borrowed Time
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+100 Aphotic Shield Barrier Amount
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
400 AoE Mist Coil

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Mist Coil
Aphotic Shield
Curse of Avernus
Borrowed Time

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
Enchanted Mango
Enchanted Mango
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
Boots of Speed
13
Magic Wand
Ring of Basilius
Wind Lace
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
55
Arcane Boots
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Late Game
Aghanim's Scepter
15
Lotus Orb
Assault Cuirass
15
Overwhelming Blink
Situational
Orb of Venom
13
Tranquil Boots
Holy Locket
22
Ghost Scepter
7
Spirit Vessel
18
Heaven's Halberd
40
Guardian Greaves
Aether Lens
35
Crimson Guard
60
Pipe of Insight
30
Boots of Bearing
Vladmir's Offering
25
Blade Mail
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Aghanim's Shard
Boots of Travel
Neutral
40
Trusty Shovel
Royal Jelly
Pupil's Gift
Philosopher's Stone
40
Ogre Seal Totem
20
Psychic Headband
Telescope
40
Martyr's Plate
20
Arcanist's Armor
Giant's Ring

Hero Strategy

Apply Aphotic Shield pre-emptively on yourself as you are coming to lane after rune fight. Apply another as the previous one explodes to inflict great AoE damage. Pull afterwards.

Play ahead of the Core you are supporting to absorb damage and trade regen.

Salve or clarity won't be canceled while you have Apothic Shield on.

If someone applies a break effect on you, you will have to trigger Borrowed Time manually.

If you got disabled along with your teammate you can pop Borrowed Time to remove stun off yourself and then apply Aphotic Shield on a stunned ally to free him as well.

Constantly look at your teammates to heal or hard dispel them.

Silences and heal reductions are a big problems for Abaddon. Avoid being hit by those or itemize against them.

With Aghanim's Scepter, you will need to activate your Ultimate manually, while most of the damage is being inflicted on your teammates.

Counter Strategy

Abaddon's Aphothic Shield applies strong dispel. Use disabling and damage-over-time dispellable spells only after the shield was used.

It takes four attacks from Abaddon's Curse of Avernus to silence and slow you significantly.

If you are in the fog, exploding Aphotic Shield won't damage you.

Abaddon's Ulti Burrowed Time applies strong dispel and heals Abaddon for all damage taken. Don't hit him.

Break effects make Burrowed Time not start automatically. But Abaddon can still activate it manually.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Blight Stone
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Orb of Corrosion
Mid Game
20
Silver Edge
Late Game
27
Shiva's Guard
Eye of Skadi
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Blight Stone
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Mid Game
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity