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Ancient Apparition

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Ability Build

1
Chilling Touch
2
Cold Feet
3
Cold Feet
4
Ice Vortex
5
Ice Vortex
6
Ice Blast
7
Ice Vortex
8
Ice Vortex
9
Cold Feet
10
Cold Feet
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11
+40 Cold Feet Damage Per Second
12
Ice Blast
13
Chilling Touch
14
Chilling Touch
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15
-2s Ice Vortex Cooldown
16
Chilling Touch
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Ice Blast
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+5s Ice Blast Frostbitten Duration
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+4% Ice Blast Kill Threshold

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Cold Feet
Ice Vortex
Chilling Touch
Ice Blast

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
Enchanted Mango
Circlet
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
14
Glimmer Cape
Aghanim's Shard
19
Force Staff
Aether Lens
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
Octarine Core
22
Ethereal Blade
Aghanim's Scepter
Situational
Hand of Midas
7
Urn of Shadows
22
Ghost Scepter
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
18
Rod of Atos
19
Hurricane Pike
30
Boots of Bearing
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
40
Guardian Greaves
105
Aeon Disk
15
Lotus Orb
Revenant's Brooch
Boots of Travel
Neutral
8
Fairy's Trinket
40
Trusty Shovel
Philosopher's Stone
Whisper of the Dread
20
Psychic Headband
40
Ogre Seal Totem
Telescope
Timeless Relic
60
Seer Stone
8
Book of Shadows

Hero Strategy

Make maximum use of your high attack range and Chilling Touch to harass in the lane without aggroing lane creeps.

Use Cold Feet when it is likely to stun, for example, after your laning partner applies a disable or slow, or just before the opponent wants to last hit a creep.

Ice Vortex can be used to provide vision on top of pillars or in Roshan pit.

Prioritize Ice Blasting heroes high on healing and with big health pool.

Grab Aghanims Shard at 15 minute mark as it gives you a massive area of effect stun with Ice Blast.

When not much is happening on the map, use Ice Vortex to farm creep waves without showing yourself.

Counter Strategy

When Ancient Apparition's Cold Feet is used on you, move away 715 distance or you will get stunned.

Ancient's Ice Blast negates all healing. Avoid using healing items when affected by it.

Ice Blast goes through spell immunity but is offset by magic resistance and magic barrier items.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
7
Infused Raindrops
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Cloak
Headdress
Mid Game
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
90
Black King Bar

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
7
Infused Raindrops
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Cloak
Mid Game
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Late Game
90
Black King Bar