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Storm Spirit

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Ability Build

1
Static Remnant
2
Overload
3
Electric Vortex
4
Static Remnant
5
Overload
6
Ball Lightning
7
Static Remnant
8
Static Remnant
9
Overload
10
Overload
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11
+1.5 Mana Regen
12
Ball Lightning
13
Electric Vortex
14
Electric Vortex
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15
+250 Health
16
Electric Vortex
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Ball Lightning
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+0.3s Electric Vortex Duration
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
2x Overload Attack Bounce

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Static Remnant
Electric Vortex
Overload
Ball Lightning

Item Build

Starting
Tango
5
Faerie Fire
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
0.5
Bottle
Boots of Speed
13
Magic Wand
Falcon Blade
Mid Game
Power Treads
9
Witch Blade
90
Black King Bar
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
7
Parasma
Aghanim's Shard
Aghanim's Scepter
27
Shiva's Guard
Situational
14
Linken's Sphere
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
18
Orchid Malevolence
180
Refresher Orb
Kaya and Sange
15
Bloodthorn
Neutral
8
Fairy's Trinket
60
Arcane Ring
Vambrace
Grove Bow
Ceremonial Robe
20
Psychic Headband
Timeless Relic
Apex

Hero Strategy

Rune control is very important. Arcane and Regeneration runes can easily win you the fight or allow you to get a pick-off.

Stack the nearest jungle camp and clear it after addressing lane creeps. It is very important to hit level 6 as soon as possible to make yourself less gankable.

If you have a really good start, get Orchid as soon as possible. It will allow you to pick-off most of the heroes on the map.

You can right-click and use spells and items during Ball Lightning, including teleport.

Mana management is the key. The more mana you have the more damage you can do. Be full mana if you expect fight to break out.

Don't spend all of your mana on initial jump. Preserve some to be able to disengage.

When leaving the fountain, you can Ball Lightning beyond tier 4 towers while bottling and still be full mana.

Target backliners. They are squishy and Storm has no issue gap-closing.

Static Remnant provides flying vision around itself which can be useful to scout Roshan or rune spawn and give you vision in tree lines.

Ball Lightning destroys trees in its path.

Storm Spirit is one of the best Aegis/Cheese carriers as he utilizes the mana he gets back really well.

Level 20 Vortex talent along with Aghanim's Scepter mimics Reverse Polarity but on 16s cooldown.

In late game you can fly over and kill the creeps that opponents are looking to push with.

Counter Strategy

Storm Spirit uses Static Remnant frequently. Magic Stick and Wand will be charged up.

Control power runes against Storm. He likes to bottle and gank with those.

Look to fight when Storm Spirit is low on mana as he won't be able to use Ball Lightning much.

Be aware of Storm Spirit's Orchid timing. He can solo kill most heroes with it.

Spells and items that provide instant disables and silences are great against Storm Spirit.

Magic resistance and spell immunity items are great against Storm Spirit.

Be quick on glyphing or piping the creepwave when pushing highground against Storm's Ball Lightning.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
Mage Slayer
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
18
Orchid Malevolence
90
Black King Bar
30
Manta Style
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
35
Abyssal Blade

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
7
Infused Raindrops
1
Sentry Ward
Mid Game
18
Rod of Atos
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
90
Black King Bar