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Queen of Pain

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Ability Build

1
Scream Of Pain
2
Shadow Strike
3
Scream Of Pain
4
Blink
5
Shadow Strike
6
Sonic Wave
7
Scream Of Pain
8
Scream Of Pain
9
Blink
10
Blink
11
Blink
12
Sonic Wave
13
Shadow Strike
14
Shadow Strike
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15
+20 Damage
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16
+30 Attack Speed
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Sonic Wave
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+100 Scream of Pain Damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
-2s Blink Cooldown

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Shadow Strike
Blink
Scream Of Pain
Sonic Wave

Item Build

Starting
Tango
5
Faerie Fire
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
0.5
Bottle
13
Magic Wand
Falcon Blade
Power Treads
Kaya
Mid Game
Aghanim's Shard
90
Black King Bar
Aghanim's Scepter
Kaya and Sange
Late Game
Aether Lens
Octarine Core
27
Shiva's Guard
20
Scythe of Vyse
Situational
14
Linken's Sphere
7
Parasma
180
Refresher Orb
15
Bloodthorn
35
Mjollnir
18
Orchid Malevolence
Neutral
60
Arcane Ring
8
Fairy's Trinket
Grove Bow
Vampire Fangs
20
Psychic Headband
12
Dandelion Amulet
Timeless Relic
Mirror Shield

Hero Strategy

Use Scream of Pain to secure ranged creeps and hit opponents at the same time.

Avoid overinvesting points in Shadow Strike. It will make your farming and midgame fights hard.

When in trouble, blink into fog, into treelines or over cliffs.

Look around for opportunities to gank once you have Sonic Wave and control runes.

Blink or position yourself in such a way that you land a multi-hero Sonic Wave in the fights.

When not much is happening, push out the sidelines.

Pick up Aghanim's Shard around minute 15 as it provides silence and extra damage. Using it on creep waves also gives you instant wave clear when paired with Scream of Pain.

Aghanims scepter is very strong in teamfights. Try to get it at an early timing.

Counter Strategy

Queen of Pain's Shadow Strike is a great harassing spell. Buy extra consumables or dodge it if your hero has a spell that can.

Look to play aggressively on Queen of Pain once her Blink is on cooldown. She's very squishy.

Control power runes against Queen of Pain. She likes to bottle and gank with those.

Be aware of Queen of Pain's Orchid Malevolence timing. She can solo kill most of the heroes with it.

Avoid fighting in choke spots and clumping up against Queen of Pain's Sonic Wave.

Spell immunity and magic resistance items are quite good against Queen of Pain.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Mage Slayer
90
Black King Bar
18
Orchid Malevolence
30
Manta Style
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
35
Abyssal Blade

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
13
Tranquil Boots
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
14
Glimmer Cape
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
90
Black King Bar