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Universal

Phoenix

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Ability Build

1
Fire Spirits
2
Icarus Dive
3
Fire Spirits
4
Sun Ray
5
Fire Spirits
6
Supernova
7
Fire Spirits
8
Sun Ray
9
Sun Ray
10
Sun Ray
11
Icarus Dive
12
Supernova
13
Icarus Dive
14
Icarus Dive
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15
+25% Icarus Dive Slow
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16
+20 Fire Spirits Damage Per Second
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Supernova
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+1.5% Max Health Sun Ray Damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+3 Supernova Hit Count

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Icarus Dive
Fire Spirits
Sun Ray
Supernova

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
5
Faerie Fire
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Circlet
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
13
Tranquil Boots
13
Magic Wand
7
Urn of Shadows
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
16
Veil of Discord
7
Spirit Vessel
Aghanim's Shard
27
Shiva's Guard
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
180
Refresher Orb
Octarine Core
105
Aeon Disk
Situational
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
Hand of Midas
40
Guardian Greaves
15
Lotus Orb
Holy Locket
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
24
Meteor Hammer
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
19
Force Staff
18
Heaven's Halberd
60
Pipe of Insight
Kaya and Sange
30
Boots of Bearing
Aghanim's Scepter
Radiance
Boots of Travel
Neutral
40
Trusty Shovel
8
Fairy's Trinket
Philosopher's Stone
Whisper of the Dread
40
Ogre Seal Totem
Ceremonial Robe
25
Ascetic's Cap
Timeless Relic
8
Book of Shadows
75
Magic Lamp

Hero Strategy

Icarus Dive, Sun Ray while moving and Supernova destroy trees.

Make sure to land most of the Fire Spirit and get extra right-clicks in or deny a creep here and there.

You can attack once during Icarus Dive.

Fire Spirits provide short lasting vision so you can scout pillars for wards or Roshan pit.

You can use Sun Ray to escape over cliffs and pillars.

Supernova always turns night into day which can be great against Night Stalker for example.

Your allies can deny you in Supernova when one hit is left.

Avoid placing Supernova close to opponents' counters. Use terrain features to allow Supernova to go off.

Phoenix is great at defending towers with his long range damaging spells and escape.

When not much is happening, push out the sidelines with Fire Spirits and Sun Ray without even showing yourself.

With Aghanim's Shard, use Sun Ray before Supernova as it will persist and will be refreshed upon explosion.

With Aghanims Shard, use Sun Ray during Supernova on enemy heroes hitting your egg to have more chances of survival with the miss chance.

Counter Strategy

Look to go on Phoenix when Icarus dive was used. It has long cooldown.

Fire Spirits are Phoenix's main laning spell - Look to dodge them by moving chaotically.

Phoenix's Sun Ray does a lot of damage against high HP heroes. Run away from it or make a sharp turn.

Against Phoenix's Supernova you need to decide very quickly if you want to fight or run away.

Avoid fighting in choke spots and clumping up against Supernova or Sun Ray.

Spell immunity and magic resistance items are great against Phoenix's magical damage.

Attack speed items allow you to destroy the Supernova faster.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Blight Stone
Ring of Regen
Headdress
Cloak
Mid Game
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
90
Black King Bar
18
Orchid Malevolence
Attack speed
Late Game
Attack speed

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Blight Stone
Ring of Regen
Headdress
Cloak
13
Tranquil Boots
Mid Game
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Late Game
90
Black King Bar