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Juggernaut

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Ability Build

1
Blade Fury
2
Blade Dance
3
Blade Fury
4
Healing Ward
5
Blade Fury
6
Omnislash
7
Blade Fury
8
Healing Ward
9
Blade Dance
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10
+150 Healing Ward Radius
11
Blade Dance
12
Omnislash
13
Blade Dance
14
Healing Ward
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15
-20s Healing Ward Cooldown
16
Healing Ward
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Omnislash
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+60% Blade Dance Lifesteal
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+1s Omnislash Duration

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Blade Fury
Healing Ward
Blade Dance
Omnislash

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Iron Branch
4
Quelling Blade
Slippers of Agility
Circlet
Early Game
Wraith Band
8
Phase Boots
13
Magic Wand
Mid Game
4
Battle Fury
30
Manta Style
15
Blink Dagger
Aghanim's Scepter
Late Game
Butterfly
35
Abyssal Blade
Eye of Skadi
15
Swift Blink
Aghanim's Shard
Situational
Maelstrom
35
Mjollnir
15
Diffusal Blade
Sange and Yasha
90
Black King Bar
Monkey King Bar
10
Nullifier
Neutral
Broom Handle
Duelist Gloves
Orb of Destruction
Elven Tunic
12
Mind Breaker
40
Pirate Hat
Apex

Hero Strategy

Juggernaut has almost instant attack animation which makes lasthitting and denying a lot easier.

Blade Fury does insane amounts of damage. Look to play aggressively on the lane.

Try to align your level 3 timing and boots, you have a high chance of killing with level 2 blade fury and boots.

Avoid right-clicking opponents during Blade Fury until you get proc item or items that apply debuffs.

Make sure to micro healing ward properly. You can use it during Blade Fury and Omnislash.

When in trouble, consider to Blade Fury and teleport out.

When deciding to Omnislash, consider how close opponents' wave or neutral creeps might be.

Scout opponents' inventories for Omnislash counters and adjust playstyle and itemization accordingly.

With decent game, Juggernaut is good at killing Roshan from the 18 minute mark with minimal or no help.

You can slow siege enemy towers and buildings by damaging them during Blade Fury and then backing away.

Counter Strategy

Juggernaut is one of the strongest laning carries as Blade Fury does more than 400 AOE damage already on level 1. Consider buying items to increase your movement speed

Try to keep distance from Juggernaut and try to force a defensive Blade Fury. Juggernaut's mana pool is not great and Blade Fury has high cooldown on lower levels. Pressure him after he used Blade Fury

Look to hit Juggernaut's Healing Ward as one hit is sufficient and it gives you 75 gold

When you are ganking Juggernaut, he will look to Blade Fury and teleport out on first sign of trouble. Make sure you surprise disable him before he spins if you do not yet have a spell immunity piercing disable

Juggernaut's Omnislash jumps are random. Use surrounding creeps, illusions or heroes to split the damage

Control items like sheepstick and abyssal blade are good at controlling juggernaut.

Main damaging ability of Juggernaut is Omnislash and this spell is counterable by many items. Make sure to have at least one such item for each hero

Juggernaut's Omnislash cooldown is long with 120 seconds, which allows you to pressure him while it's down

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
35
Crimson Guard
25
Shadow Blade
30
Manta Style
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
22
Ethereal Blade
105
Aeon Disk
13
Wind Waker
35
Abyssal Blade
20
Silver Edge
Assault Cuirass

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
22
Ethereal Blade
105
Aeon Disk
13
Wind Waker