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Universal

Dark Seer

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Ability Build

1
Ion Shell
2
Vacuum
3
Ion Shell
4
Surge
5
Ion Shell
6
Wall of Replica
7
Ion Shell
8
Surge
9
Surge
10
Surge
11
Vacuum
12
Wall of Replica
13
Vacuum
14
Vacuum
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15
+20% Wall of Replica Illusion Damage
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16
+100 Vacuum AoE
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Wall of Replica
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+50 Ion Shell Damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
350 AoE Surge

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Vacuum
Ion Shell
Surge
Wall of Replica

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Gauntlets of Strength
Gauntlets of Strength
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
Ring of Basilius
55
Arcane Boots
13
Magic Wand
16
Veil of Discord
25
Soul Ring
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
40
Guardian Greaves
60
Pipe of Insight
15
Blink Dagger
27
Shiva's Guard
Late Game
Aghanim's Scepter
Octarine Core
Aghanim's Shard
180
Refresher Orb
Situational
Vanguard
7
Spirit Vessel
35
Crimson Guard
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
14
Linken's Sphere
45
Helm of the Dominator
90
Black King Bar
105
Aeon Disk
18
Heaven's Halberd
16
Solar Crest
19
Force Staff
15
Lotus Orb
20
Scythe of Vyse
15
Overwhelming Blink
Boots of Travel
Neutral
60
Arcane Ring
25
Pig Pole
Pupil's Gift
Vambrace
Ceremonial Robe
Cloak of Flames
10
Havoc Hammer
25
Trickster Cloak
80
Book of the Dead
20
Arcanist's Armor

Hero Strategy

Double Ion Shell the first wave and make sure opponents don't deny many creeps.

Execute push and pull strategy. Push the lane with shells and pull the big camp.

If you can't pressure on the lane consider creep skipping and farming neutral camps nearby.

If you are fighting close to pillar spots or cliffs, consider Vacuuming opponents on those.

Push out dangerous lanes with Ion Shells.

Keep your melee cores shelled and wait for a moment when opponents are clumped up to do your combo.

Prioritize using Wall of Replica and Normal Punch on heroes that have strong illusions or auras.

Counter Strategy

Against Dark Seer, focus on denying creeps as Ion Shells are making them drop low.

Dark Seer will push the lane in with Ion Shell and pull the big neutral camp. Block it or prevent it.

Dark Seer relies on clarities to maintain Ion Shell spam. Look to cancel them.

When Dark Seer's Surge is on cooldown he is vulnerable.

Avoid buying Radiance and Assault Cuirass against Dark Seer as he can replicate these items with his ulti.

Don't clump up in teamfights for Vacuum into Wall of Replica combination of Dark Seer.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Mid Game
Cloak
60
Pipe of Insight
90
Black King Bar
Late Game
10
Nullifier
35
Abyssal Blade
27
Shiva's Guard

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Mid Game
Cloak
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Late Game
90
Black King Bar