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Silencer

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Ability Build

1
Glaives of Wisdom
2
Arcane Curse
3
Arcane Curse
4
Last Word
5
Arcane Curse
6
Global Silence
7
Arcane Curse
8
Last Word
9
Last Word
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10
+10 Arcane Curse Damage
11
Last Word
12
Global Silence
13
Glaives of Wisdom
14
Glaives of Wisdom
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15
-20s Global Silence Cooldown
16
Glaives of Wisdom
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Global Silence
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
Arcane Curse Undispellable
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
Last Word Mutes

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Arcane Curse
Glaives of Wisdom
Last Word
Global Silence

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
Circlet
Enchanted Mango
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
Boots of Speed
13
Magic Wand
Ring of Basilius
Wind Lace
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
55
Arcane Boots
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
19
Force Staff
14
Glimmer Cape
180
Refresher Orb
Late Game
Aghanim's Shard
20
Scythe of Vyse
Octarine Core
19
Hurricane Pike
Situational
13
Tranquil Boots
16
Veil of Discord
Hand of Midas
Aether Lens
15
Lotus Orb
30
Drum of Endurance
30
Boots of Bearing
40
Guardian Greaves
22
Ghost Scepter
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
105
Aeon Disk
Boots of Travel
Neutral
40
Trusty Shovel
8
Fairy's Trinket
Philosopher's Stone
11
Bullwhip
20
Psychic Headband
40
Ogre Seal Totem
Timeless Relic
Telescope
40
Pirate Hat
8
Book of Shadows

Hero Strategy

Use Arcane Curse when you expect opponents to cast a spell.

Clicking Glaives of Wisdom on an enemy hero doesn't draw creep aggro.

To steal intelligence from a dying hero you have to have Glaives of Wisdom skilled and be within 925 of dying hero or be the one who scores the kill.

Combining Arcane Curse with Last Word does a lot of damage.

Be aware of what happens on the map, so you can use Global Silence when needed.

Using Global Silence defensively is fine, but ideally use it during fights. Make moves when it is off cooldown.

Many items dispel Global Silence. Be patient and don't waste it at the start of a fight.

Counter Strategy

Glaives of Wisdom are great for harassing as Silencer doesn't pull aggro and the damage ramps up.

Silencer's Arcane Curse gets extended every time you cast a spell while under the effect of it.

Global Silence has a long cooldown. Look to fight after it was used.

Items that provide dispel are great against Silencer's silences.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Ring of Health
Mid Game
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
15
Lotus Orb
Cloak
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
90
Black King Bar
18
Heaven's Halberd
18
Orchid Malevolence
30
Manta Style
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Mid Game
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
15
Lotus Orb
Cloak
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
19
Force Staff
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
90
Black King Bar