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Anti-Mage

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Ability Build

1
Mana Break
2
Blink
3
Mana Break
4
Counterspell
5
Mana Break
6
Mana Void
7
Blink
8
Blink
9
Blink
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10
+9 Strength
11
Mana Break
12
Mana Void
13
Counterspell
14
Counterspell
15
Counterspell
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16
-1s Blink Cooldown
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Mana Void
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+150 Blink Cast Range
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
-50s Mana Void Cooldown

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Mana Break
Blink
Counterspell
Mana Void

Item Build

Starting
4
Quelling Blade
Tango
Circlet
Ring of Protection
Iron Branch
Early Game
Power Treads
Orb of Corrosion
13
Magic Wand
Mid Game
4
Battle Fury
30
Manta Style
Eye of Skadi
Late Game
Butterfly
35
Abyssal Blade
15
Disperser
Situational
Aghanim's Scepter
90
Black King Bar
Monkey King Bar
14
Linken's Sphere
Aghanim's Shard
Assault Cuirass
Neutral
Broom Handle
Occult Bracelet
Pupil's Gift
Vambrace
Elven Tunic
Vindicator's Axe
12
Mind Breaker
60
Ninja Gear
Mirror Shield
40
Pirate Hat

Hero Strategy

You can rush vanguard on tough lanes. Otherwise try to get away with cornucopia.

Hit opponents and burn their mana whenever you can, for example when they go for a last hit.

Play safe and acquire Battle Fury as early as possible. Your farming speed goes up exponentially with it.

Look around the map while you are farming to dodge the ganks but also to potentially snipe a kill with Mana Void.

Plant wards for yourself in the area you are farming.

Keep a lane pushed out to apply some pressure on the map. If you expect to be ganked, Blink into trees and teleport to the opposite side of the map.

With Manta Style you can play more actively and join most of the fights. Prioritize killing backliners and supports.

Wehenever your teammates die consider cutting a wave behind the opponents or push out some other lane.

Counter Strategy

Anti-Mage is a weak laner, so look to pressure him from the start

Look to spend your mana before it gets burned by Anti-Mage

Against Anti-Mage during the laning phase buy a Magic Stick or consider buying a Soul Ring to have mana for spells

Look to disrupt Anti-Mage's jungling by placing deep wards and smoking on him. Anti-Mage is weak until he gets Manta Style

Consider getting Boots of Travel on one of the cores to address Anti-Mange's split push playstyle

In team fights look to save the hero that Anti-Mage jumps on. But be careful as you might blow up too if you get too close to a Mana Voided hero

Anti-Mage is strong mid- to late-game as he can farm rapidly, but he is not that strong in very late game

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Enchanted Mango
55
Arcane Boots
25
Soul Ring
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
18
Orchid Malevolence
Desolator
25
Shadow Blade
15
Diffusal Blade
19
Hurricane Pike
Boots of Travel
18
Gleipnir
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
14
Linken's Sphere
105
Aeon Disk
35
Abyssal Blade
Butterfly
Assault Cuirass

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Enchanted Mango
55
Arcane Boots
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
Observer and Sentry Wards
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
14
Linken's Sphere
105
Aeon Disk
Boots of Travel