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Crystal Maiden

Popularity: #22

Leaderboard: #7

Ban Rank: #119

KDA Rank: #88

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Stats

Win Rate 55.5%
Pick Rate 12.8%

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Ability Build

1
Crystal Nova
2
Frostbite
3
Arcane Aura
4
Frostbite
5
Frostbite
6
Arcane Aura
7
Frostbite
8
Freezing Field
9
Crystal Nova
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10
+250 Health
11
Crystal Nova
12
Freezing Field
13
Crystal Nova
14
Arcane Aura
Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch
15
+125 Frostbite Cast Range
16
Arcane Aura
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Freezing Field
19
Attribute Bonus
Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch
20
+50 Freezing Field Damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+1.25s Frostbite Duration

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Crystal Nova
Frostbite
Arcane Aura
Freezing Field

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
Clarity
Enchanted Mango
Enchanted Mango
10
Blood Grenade
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
13
Tranquil Boots
15
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Aghanim's Shard
15
Blink Dagger
Aghanim's Scepter
Late Game
95
Black King Bar
30
Boots of Bearing
Octarine Core
105
Aeon Disk
Situational
Ring of Basilius
15
Lotus Orb
22
Ghost Scepter
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
27
Shiva's Guard
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
20
Scythe of Vyse
22
Ethereal Blade
Boots of Travel
Neutral
Faded Broach
40
Trusty Shovel
Philosopher's Stone
11
Bullwhip
20
Psychic Headband
Ceremonial Robe
Telescope
Timeless Relic
60
Seer Stone
8
Force Boots

Hero Strategy

Try to hit both opponents with Crystal Nova and potentially secure the range creep at the same time.

Consider skilling Frostbite on level 2 for a kill attempt with your mana regen consumables.

Frostbite lasts longer on the creeps. Use it to farm big neutral creeps or enemy summons.

Crystal Nova provides vision so you can use it to scout pillars for wards and Roshan pit.

It is hard to land an impactful Freezing Field and it costs a lot of mana so you might want to delay skilling it.

Avoid showing yourself at the start of the fight. Keep distance and spam Crystal Nova, Frostbite, and use items.

Dont rush with using Freezing Field in fights unless you can support it with Glimmer Cape.

Use portals to roam around the map and set up kills with your control spells.

Get Aghanims Shard at the 15 minute mark as it gives you more mobility, lockdown and wave clear.

Counter Strategy

Crystal Maiden counters heroes that don't like to be rooted such as Ember Spirit, Void Spirit and Storm Spirit. Note that Frostbite is long-lasting and has a short cooldown.

Crystal Maiden is a vulnerable hero and one of the easiest to kill during the laning phase

Play on different sides of the lane with your coleague against Crystal Maiden such that you don't get hit both by Crystal Nova

Use moments when Crystal Maiden is away from her laning partner to land a kill on her, for example when she's pulling. Keeping her on low levels means that her team won't have high levels of Arcane Aura

Look to interrupt the Crystal Maiden Freezing Field in fights. She will try to protect herself with Glimmer Cape or BKB

Crystal Maiden's level 20 attack speed talent is good against specific heroes or abilities such as Supernova, Tombstone and Will-o-Wisp

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
17
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Headdress
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
Cloak
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
95
Black King Bar
34
Manta Style

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
17
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Headdress
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
Cloak
19
Force Staff
14
Glimmer Cape
Late Game
95
Black King Bar