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Timbersaw

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Ability Build

1
Whirling Death
2
Reactive Armor
3
Reactive Armor
4
Timber Chain
5
Timber Chain
6
Chakram
7
Timber Chain
8
Timber Chain
9
Whirling Death
10
Whirling Death
11
Whirling Death
12
Chakram
13
Reactive Armor
14
Reactive Armor
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15
+1.5 Mana Regen
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16
+2.5% Whirling Death Stat Loss
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Chakram
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+20% Magic Resistance
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
Second Chakram

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Whirling Death
Timber Chain
Reactive Armor
Chakram

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Gauntlets of Strength
Gauntlets of Strength
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
55
Arcane Boots
25
Soul Ring
16
Veil of Discord
13
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
Mid Game
Eternal Shroud
Kaya and Sange
27
Shiva's Guard
Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Shard
Late Game
15
Blink Dagger
20
Scythe of Vyse
Octarine Core
15
Overwhelming Blink
Situational
Orb of Corrosion
Bracer
Vanguard
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
35
Bloodstone
35
Crimson Guard
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
40
Guardian Greaves
15
Lotus Orb
18
Heaven's Halberd
90
Black King Bar
14
Linken's Sphere
105
Aeon Disk
Heart of Tarrasque
Boots of Travel
Neutral
60
Arcane Ring
Occult Bracelet
Vambrace
Pupil's Gift
12
Craggy Coat
Cloak of Flames
Rattlecage
Timeless Relic
Apex
Giant's Ring

Hero Strategy

Use Whirling Death to secure last hits, harass opponents and at the same time cut some trees with it.

Consider putting a point in the Timber Chain early on tough lanes.

Keep Reactive Armor stacks high to be able to play aggressively and not fear for your life.

Check how many stick charges opponents have when you are going for a kill.

Consider tanking tower shots to keep the catapult alive.

Timbersaw isn't the best at rotating. You'd rather force opponents to come to you by playing aggressively.

Consider parking yourself in front of the tower opponents are looking to destroy. Build up armor stacks though.

Items that reduce healing and break effects are a big problem. Itemize against them and adjust playstyle.

When not much is happening, push out the sidelines even out of vision if necessary.

Pick up Aghanims Shard later in the game as it improves DPS and provides much needed building damage.

You don't necessarily want to go to late game, so try to close the game down before you fall off.

Counter Strategy

One player should buy Spirit Vessel against Timbersaw's reactive armor

Play agressively against Timbersaw before he reaches level 3, or only when his reactive armor stacks are low, otherwise avoid fighting him

Stay away from trees against Timbersaw

Timbersaw is strongest between 8 and 20 minutes, so avoid contesting him on the lane and try to pressure other lanes and heroes instead

Buy Silver Edge against Timbersaw's reactive armor, if you need an additional item to deal with him

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Health
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
7
Urn of Shadows
4
Quelling Blade
Ring of Health
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
Mage Slayer
90
Black King Bar
20
Silver Edge
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
Eye of Skadi
35
Abyssal Blade
15
Bloodthorn

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Health
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
7
Urn of Shadows
4
Quelling Blade
13
Tranquil Boots
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
90
Black King Bar