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Universal

Venomancer

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Ability Build

1
Venomous Gale
2
Poison Sting
3
Poison Sting
4
Venomous Gale
5
Plague Ward
6
Noxious Plague
7
Plague Ward
8
Plague Ward
9
Plague Ward
10
Poison Sting
11
Poison Sting
12
Noxious Plague
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13
15% Poison Sting Health Regen Reduction
14
Venomous Gale
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15
+6% Poison Sting Slow
16
Venomous Gale
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Noxious Plague
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+1.5% Noxious Plague Max HP Damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
2.5x Plague Ward HP/Damage

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Venomous Gale
Poison Sting
Plague Ward
Noxious Plague

Item Build

Starting
Tango
5
Faerie Fire
Circlet
Circlet
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
Wraith Band
Bracer
Power Treads
13
Magic Wand
7
Urn of Shadows
Wind Lace
Mid Game
16
Veil of Discord
7
Spirit Vessel
27
Shiva's Guard
Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Shard
Late Game
Octarine Core
19
Hurricane Pike
Aether Lens
22
Ethereal Blade
15
Overwhelming Blink
Situational
Vanguard
Ring of Basilius
55
Arcane Boots
Hand of Midas
30
Boots of Bearing
15
Lotus Orb
18
Heaven's Halberd
Kaya and Sange
18
Rod of Atos
Eternal Shroud
60
Pipe of Insight
35
Crimson Guard
40
Guardian Greaves
90
Black King Bar
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
Mage Slayer
30
Manta Style
14
Linken's Sphere
18
Gleipnir
Eye of Skadi
Butterfly
180
Refresher Orb
Boots of Travel
Neutral
60
Arcane Ring
25
Pig Pole
Grove Bow
Pupil's Gift
Ceremonial Robe
Defiant Shell
Timeless Relic
60
Ninja Gear
8
Force Boots
Apex

Hero Strategy

If the lane is tough, consider putting more points in Plague Wards and move to the jungle if necessary.

Hit opponents regularly to apply ticking damage from Poison Sting.

Galed opponents can be denied, so do your best to secure a last hit on a dying hero.

Deny low health Plague Wards to deprive opponents of extra gold.

Venomancer is great at defending towers as you can place a bunch of Plague Wards around it.

Use Plague Wards off cd when you are moving around to scout, control runes and block camps.

Farm aggressively, as Plague Wards provide vision and farm dangerous spots for you along with gale and sting.

In fights, look to affect as many heroes as possible with Venomous Gale.

When not much is happening, push out the side lanes with Gale and Plague Wards.

Pick up Aghanims Scepter as the game progresses to significantly improve your teamfighting.

Noxious Plague will snowball a teamfight in your favour if you can burst down the first hero affected by it.

Counter Strategy

Bring extra consumables to the lane against Venomancer's Poison Sting harass.

Cloak has a lot of value against Venomancer's insane magic damage output.

Consider teleporting out quickly when you find yourself in trouble against Venomancer.

Debuff immunity and magic resistance items are great against Venomancer.

Items that provide dispels are able to remove Venomous Gale and Poison Sting.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Headdress
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Cloak
Ring of Health
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Mage Slayer
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
90
Black King Bar
30
Manta Style
Late Game
30
Satanic

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
13
Magic Stick
Ring of Regen
Headdress
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Cloak
13
Tranquil Boots
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
14
Glimmer Cape
19
Force Staff
Late Game
90
Black King Bar