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Spectre

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Ability Build

1
Spectral Dagger
2
Dispersion
3
Dispersion
4
Spectral Dagger
5
Spectral Dagger
6
Shadow Step
7
Spectral Dagger
8
Dispersion
9
Dispersion
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10
-4s Spectral Dagger Cooldown
11
Desolate
12
Shadow Step
13
Desolate
14
Desolate
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15
+80 Spectral Dagger Damage
16
Desolate
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Shadow Step
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+350 Health
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+5% Dispersion

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Spectral Dagger
Desolate
Dispersion
Shadow Step

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Iron Branch
Circlet
Ring of Regen
Early Game
7
Urn of Shadows
13
Magic Wand
Power Treads
25
Blade Mail
Mid Game
Radiance
7
Spirit Vessel
Late Game
30
Manta Style
Heart of Tarrasque
Eye of Skadi
35
Abyssal Blade
Situational
18
Orchid Malevolence
15
Diffusal Blade
Hand of Midas
90
Black King Bar
10
Nullifier
180
Refresher Orb
Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Shard
15
Bloodthorn
Neutral
Lance of Pursuit
Broom Handle
Vambrace
Pupil's Gift
Elven Tunic
12
Mind Breaker
60
Ninja Gear
40
Pirate Hat
Apex

Hero Strategy

Use Spectral Dagger to secure ranged creep lasthits and damage the opponents.

When in trouble, use a Spectral Dagger to run over a cliff or a treeline, or even pop a defensive Haunt to escape.

Look around for Haunt opportunities. Spectre farms slowly so kills are necessary.

Spectre's Haunt is amazing for killing backliners and supports. Focus on killing those at the start of the fight.

Check opponents for break effects. Adapt your playstyle and itemization accordingly.

Consider aghanims shard versus heroes that do alot of burst damage.

With Manta Style, Spectre gains burst and Roshan potential as Desolate works on illusions.

Counter Strategy

Spectre is a weak laner. Look to pressure her early on. She's slow at recovering.

Spectre's Desolate does no damage to you, if you are close to an allied unit.

The closer you are to Spectre the more damage you take from Dispersion.

Protect your supports from being killed during the Spectre's Haunt.

Spectre's Haunt has a long cooldown. Look to fight after it was used.

Break effects remove Desolate and Dispersion and make Spectre much weaker.

Counter Items for Core Players

Mid Game
50
Mekansm
19
Hurricane Pike
20
Silver Edge
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
22
Ethereal Blade
105
Aeon Disk
Butterfly
15
Bloodthorn

Counter Items for Support Players

Mid Game
50
Mekansm
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
22
Ethereal Blade
105
Aeon Disk