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Dawnbreaker

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Ability Build

1
Celestial Hammer
2
Starbreaker
3
Celestial Hammer
4
Starbreaker
5
Celestial Hammer
6
Solar Guardian
7
Celestial Hammer
8
Starbreaker
9
Starbreaker
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10
+15% Celestial Hammer Slow
11
Luminosity
12
Solar Guardian
13
Luminosity
14
Luminosity
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15
-20s Solar Guardian Cooldown
16
Luminosity
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Solar Guardian
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+150 Solar Guardian Radius
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+80% Celestial Hammer Cast Range/Speed

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Starbreaker
Celestial Hammer
Luminosity
Solar Guardian

Item Build

Starting
Tango
5
Faerie Fire
10
Blood Grenade
Enchanted Mango
Orb of Venom
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
40
Guardian Greaves
Aghanim's Scepter
Holy Locket
60
Pipe of Insight
Late Game
15
Lotus Orb
Octarine Core
Assault Cuirass
180
Refresher Orb
Situational
7
Spirit Vessel
Aghanim's Shard
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
90
Black King Bar
35
Crimson Guard
30
Boots of Bearing
18
Heaven's Halberd
105
Aeon Disk
15
Overwhelming Blink
Boots of Travel
Neutral
60
Arcane Ring
40
Trusty Shovel
11
Bullwhip
Philosopher's Stone
Cloak of Flames
40
Ogre Seal Totem
10
Havoc Hammer
25
Ascetic's Cap
Stygian Desolator
Giant's Ring

Hero Strategy

Dawnbreaker is typically a strong laner. Play aggressively and jump opponents out of position.

Keep an eye on the map to save an ally in trouble with Solar Guardian and turn the fight around.

You can clear waves from safe distance by using Celestial Hammer.

Play seperately from your team, push out lanes and mask team's smoke moves as you can connect to your team with ultimate.

With the Aghanims Scepter, think about how long you should heal an ally and land quickly if the stun is necessary.

Counter Strategy

Someone buy a Spirit Vessel to counter Dawnbreaker's healing

Keep distance from Dawnbreaker so she can't use Starbreaker too often.

Avoid diving enemy heroes as Dawnbreaker can assist them from anywhere on the map with Solar Guardian.

Avoid clumping up against Dawnbreaker's AoE damage and disabling spells.

Items that reduce healing are great against Dawnbreaker's Luminosity and Solar Guardian.

Break effects remove Dawnbreaker's Luminosity.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
7
Urn of Shadows
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
16
Solar Crest
50
Mekansm
Vladmir's Offering
20
Silver Edge
19
Hurricane Pike
Late Game
27
Shiva's Guard
Eye of Skadi
Assault Cuirass
15
Bloodthorn

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
7
Urn of Shadows
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
16
Solar Crest
50
Mekansm
Vladmir's Offering
22
Ghost Scepter
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Late Game
90
Black King Bar