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Universal

Dazzle

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Ability Build

1
Poison Touch
2
Shadow Wave
3
Poison Touch
4
Shallow Grave
5
Shadow Wave
6
Bad Juju
7
Shadow Wave
8
Shadow Wave
9
Shallow Grave
10
Shallow Grave
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11
+1.75 Mana Regen
12
Bad Juju
13
Shallow Grave
14
Poison Touch
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15
+45 Shadow Wave Heal / Damage
16
Poison Touch
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Bad Juju
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+200 Heal On Shallow Grave End
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+0.5 Bad Juju Armor Reduction/Increase

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Poison Touch
Shallow Grave
Shadow Wave
Bad Juju

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
Wind Lace
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
Boots of Speed
13
Magic Wand
Ring of Basilius
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
55
Arcane Boots
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
14
Glimmer Cape
Aghanim's Shard
19
Force Staff
Late Game
Aether Lens
15
Blink Dagger
105
Aeon Disk
Aghanim's Scepter
Situational
7
Spirit Vessel
Hand of Midas
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
22
Ghost Scepter
30
Boots of Bearing
Holy Locket
40
Guardian Greaves
60
Pipe of Insight
15
Lotus Orb
20
Scythe of Vyse
27
Shiva's Guard
Boots of Travel
Neutral
40
Trusty Shovel
60
Arcane Ring
Philosopher's Stone
Eye of the Vizier
20
Psychic Headband
40
Ogre Seal Totem
Telescope
25
Trickster Cloak
60
Seer Stone
8
Book of Shadows

Hero Strategy

Use Poison Touch only if you can follow up with few right-clicks on poisoned hero.

If an opponent is surrounded by allied units, you can Shadow Wave those units and deal huge damage.

Use Shadow Wave as Shallow Grave is about to expire to provide a burst of heal.

When in trouble, you can attempt to Shallow Grave yourself and teleport out.

Avoid showing yourself to opponents at the start of the fight. You are number 1 priority for them to kill.

Purchase Aghanim's Shard at 15 minute mark as it provides extra control and kills off basic illusions.

Use Bad Juju twice to reset the cooldown of Shallow Grave every time post level 12.

Counter Strategy

Avoid being hit by enemy heroes while under effect of Dazzle's Poison Touch.

Shadow Wave does a lot of damage if you are surrounded by enemy units.

Someone buy a Spirit Vessel to offset healing from Dazzle and to finish off the Shallow Graved hero.

Look to focus Dazzle in teamfights as he is squishy but provides a lot of sustain if left unchecked.

Buy gap closing items to get on top of Dazzle.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
7
Urn of Shadows
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
15
Blink Dagger
Late Game
27
Shiva's Guard
Eye of Skadi

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
7
Urn of Shadows
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
15
Blink Dagger