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Slardar

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Ability Build

1
Slithereen Crush
2
Bash of the Deep
3
Bash of the Deep
4
Guardian Sprint
5
Bash of the Deep
6
Corrosive Haze
7
Bash of the Deep
8
Guardian Sprint
9
Guardian Sprint
10
Guardian Sprint
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11
-2s Guardian Sprint Cooldown
12
Corrosive Haze
13
Slithereen Crush
14
Slithereen Crush
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15
+50 Bash of the Deep Damage
16
Slithereen Crush
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Corrosive Haze
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
-3 Corrosive Haze Armor
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
-3s Slithereen Crush Cooldown

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Guardian Sprint
Slithereen Crush
Bash of the Deep
Corrosive Haze

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Gauntlets of Strength
Circlet
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
Bracer
Power Treads
13
Magic Wand
5
Echo Sabre
Mid Game
Aghanim's Shard
15
Blink Dagger
90
Black King Bar
Late Game
Aghanim's Scepter
19
Harpoon
Moon Shard
Assault Cuirass
Situational
16
Mask of Madness
Hand of Midas
18
Heaven's Halberd
Octarine Core
Monkey King Bar
10
Nullifier
30
Satanic
Neutral
Broom Handle
Duelist Gloves
Orb of Destruction
Vambrace
Cloak of Flames
Elven Tunic
12
Mind Breaker
Stygian Desolator
40
Pirate Hat

Hero Strategy

Keep an eye on Bash of the Deep charges and preferably bash the opponents.

Use Slithereen Crush and Bash of the Deep to secure ranged creep last hits.

Run through the river as much as you can when you are moving around due to extra movement speed.

Build up Bash of the Deep charges up to 3 ideally, before making a move or gank attempt.

Once you have Blink Dagger, make use of it before opponents are able to see it in your inventory.

In fights, play around your right-clicking core. Jump and Corrosive Haze the target he is able to hit.

Slardar enables the team to take Roshan down fairly early due to Corrosive Haze.

Counter Strategy

After every 3rd hit, Slardar will have Bash of the Deep charged up. Keep yourself at distance.

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

Items that provide dispel are great against Slardar's Corrosive Haze.

Armor items are great against Slardar's damage output and armor reduction.

Slardar lineups are able to take Roshan early on. Ward around Roshpit and check.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
16
Solar Crest
18
Heaven's Halberd
30
Manta Style
19
Hurricane Pike
Late Game
22
Ethereal Blade
Assault Cuirass
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
16
Solar Crest
18
Heaven's Halberd
19
Force Staff
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
22
Ethereal Blade