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Magnus

Popularity: #56

Leaderboard: #115

Ban Rank: #62

KDA Rank: #88

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Stats

Win Rate 43.6%
Pick Rate 7.4%

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Ability Build

1
Shockwave
2
Skewer
3
Empower
4
Empower
5
Empower
6
Reverse Polarity
7
Empower
8
Skewer
9
Skewer
10
Skewer
11
Shockwave
12
Reverse Polarity
13
Shockwave
14
Shockwave
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15
+10s Empower Duration
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16
-5s Skewer Cooldown
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Reverse Polarity
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+275 Skewer Range
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+0.8s Reverse Polarity Stun Duration

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Shockwave
Empower
Skewer
Reverse Polarity

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Circlet
Circlet
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
Wraith Band
Bracer
Power Treads
15
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
Mid Game
5
Echo Sabre
15
Blink Dagger
19
Harpoon
95
Black King Bar
Aghanim's Shard
Late Game
Octarine Core
180
Refresher Orb
Aghanim's Scepter
14
Linken's Sphere
Situational
55
Arcane Boots
Vanguard
60
Pipe of Insight
Aether Lens
19
Force Staff
16
Solar Crest
35
Crimson Guard
40
Guardian Greaves
20
Silver Edge
34
Manta Style
18
Heaven's Halberd
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
105
Aeon Disk
15
Lotus Orb
Daedalus
Assault Cuirass
15
Overwhelming Blink
Boots of Travel
Neutral
25
Pig Pole
60
Arcane Ring
Pupil's Gift
Vambrace
Paladin Sword
Vindicator's Axe
12
Mind Breaker
60
Ninja Gear
Giant's Ring
Apex

Hero Strategy

Skewer destroys trees which can be useful against certain heroes.

When fighting close to pillars and cliffs, consider Skewering opponents on them.

Magnus has huge base damage that is further amplified by Empower. Use to win the lane last hit wise.

When an opponent is close to your tower, consider making Shockwave into Skewer play.

Ask your teammates to make stacks for you as you can clear them with ease once Empower is maxed out.

Consider turning during Reverse Polarity animation to be able to Skewer stunned units towards allies right away.

Don't rotate too much. Focus on farming Blink Dagger and then start playing more actively.

Once you have Blink Dagger, make use of it immediately before opponents are able to scout it.

Avoid showing yourself at the start of the fight. Wait for opponents to clump up and do your combo.

Pick up Aghanims Shard later in the game to boost your farming speed, damage output, and control.

Counter Strategy

Be careful not to get Skewered by Magnus under the opponent's tower.

Empower is a great farming buff for Magnus and his melee cores. Contest their jungle and block camps.

Be aware of Magnus's Blink Dagger timing. Look to cancel his Dagger in the fights.

Avoid fighting in choke spots and clumping up against Blink Dagger into Reverse Polarity combos.

Reverse Polarity has a long cooldown. Look to fight opponents when it is down.

Status resistance items shorten the disable duration of Reverse Polarity.

Having Aegis on a core hero is a protection against Reverse Polarity. Kill Roshan on the first chance.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
17
Magic Stick
Armor items
Mid Game
Sange and Yasha
Kaya and Sange
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
22
Ethereal Blade
16
Wind Waker
35
Abyssal Blade
Assault Cuirass
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
17
Magic Stick
Armor items
1
Sentry Ward
Mid Game
Observer and Sentry Wards
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
22
Ethereal Blade
16
Wind Waker