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Riki

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Ability Build

1
Blink Strike
2
Tricks of the Trade
3
Blink Strike
4
Tricks of the Trade
5
Blink Strike
6
Cloak and Dagger
7
Blink Strike
8
Smoke Screen
9
Tricks of the Trade
10
Tricks of the Trade
11
Smoke Screen
12
Cloak and Dagger
13
Smoke Screen
14
Smoke Screen
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15
+50 Smoke Screen Radius
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16
+30% Tricks of the Trade Agility Increase
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Cloak and Dagger
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+0.3 Backstab Multiplier
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
-3 Tricks of the Trade Cooldown

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Smoke Screen
Blink Strike
Tricks of the Trade
Cloak and Dagger

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Slippers of Agility
Circlet
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Early Game
Wraith Band
Wraith Band
Power Treads
Orb of Corrosion
13
Magic Wand
Mid Game
15
Diffusal Blade
30
Manta Style
Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Shard
Late Game
Daedalus
15
Disperser
35
Abyssal Blade
10
Nullifier
Situational
4
Battle Fury
15
Blink Dagger
2.3
Skull Basher
90
Black King Bar
Butterfly
Monkey King Bar
Eye of Skadi
Desolator
14
Linken's Sphere
30
Satanic
15
Swift Blink
Boots of Travel
Neutral
Lance of Pursuit
Broom Handle
Orb of Destruction
Vambrace
Elven Tunic
Defiant Shell
12
Mind Breaker
Ancient Guardian
Apex
Stygian Desolator

Hero Strategy

Use Blink Strike to secure ranged creep last hits.

When in trouble, blink away, Tricks of Trade over a cliff or in treeline, or Smoke Screen and teleport out.

Check opponents' inventories frequently for detection.

Avoid passing by spots that are typically sentried like rune or pillar spots.

Prioritize dealing with backliners and supports as Riki is great at gap-closing.

Take your time to farm the Diffusal Blade which will significantly improve your pick-off potential.

Pick up Aghanims Shard around minute 15 to isolate enemy heroes stuck in Smoke from getting help.

Counter Strategy

Against Riki, carry detection on multiple heroes.

Pair Observer Wards and Sentries on the map to track Riki's movements.

Protect your supports from being killed by Riki.

Items and spells with stuns and roots are great against Riki's mobility spells.

Force Staff and Hurricane Pike, allow you to move out of Riki's Smoke Screen.

Break effects disable Cloak and Dagger and prevent Riki from being invisible.

Once Riki gets Aghanims Shard, you will need your own mobility item to get out of Smoke.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
35
Crimson Guard
19
Hurricane Pike
20
Silver Edge
9
Witch Blade
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
35
Abyssal Blade
Assault Cuirass
Monkey King Bar
15
Bloodthorn
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
1
Sentry Ward
30
Dust of Appearance
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
Sentry, Dust and Gem
19
Force Staff
22
Ghost Scepter
14
Glimmer Cape
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
Sentry, Dust and Gem