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Viper

Popularity: #47

Leaderboard: #94

Ban Rank: #13

KDA Rank: #89

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Stats

Win Rate 46.2%
Pick Rate 8.6%

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Ability Build

1
Poison Attack
2
Corrosive Skin
3
Poison Attack
4
Nethertoxin
5
Poison Attack
6
Viper Strike
7
Poison Attack
8
Corrosive Skin
9
Corrosive Skin
10
Corrosive Skin
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11
+20 Corrosive Skin Damage Per Second
12
Viper Strike
13
Nethertoxin
14
Nethertoxin
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15
+20 Corrosive Skin Attack Speed Slow
16
Nethertoxin
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Viper Strike
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
+20% Poison Attack slow/damage
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
Become Universal

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Poison Attack
Nethertoxin
Corrosive Skin
Viper Strike

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Circlet
Circlet
Enchanted Mango
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
Early Game
Wraith Band
Wraith Band
Power Treads
15
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
Mid Game
Mage Slayer
19
Hurricane Pike
Aghanim's Scepter
Aghanim's Shard
34
Manta Style
Late Game
Eye of Skadi
95
Black King Bar
20
Scythe of Vyse
Butterfly
Situational
Ring of Basilius
16
Veil of Discord
7
Spirit Vessel
Eternal Shroud
60
Pipe of Insight
35
Crimson Guard
18
Rod of Atos
15
Blink Dagger
35
Bloodstone
Kaya and Sange
18
Gleipnir
7
Parasma
15
Lotus Orb
14
Linken's Sphere
105
Aeon Disk
18
Heaven's Halberd
27
Shiva's Guard
15
Bloodthorn
Assault Cuirass
Boots of Travel
Neutral
8
Fairy's Trinket
60
Arcane Ring
Grove Bow
Vambrace
4
Enchanted Quiver
Vindicator's Axe
25
Trickster Cloak
12
Mind Breaker
40
Pirate Hat
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Hero Strategy

Viper is very strong in early to mid game but drops off later on. Play actively while you're the strongest.

Look to stack up Poison Attacks on a single target and fix your mana issues early on.

Viper is insanely slow. Consider getting a casual Wind Lace and Boots of Travel in the long run.

You can kill tanky heroes around the map with the break effect from your Viper Strike.

Push out the side lanes when not much is happening on the map. You can do it from fog with Nethertoxin.

Although you are very tanky in early stages, you aren't nearly as tanky around the 20 minute mark.

Pick up Aghanims Shard later on to further increase your DPS and building damage.

Counter Strategy

Don't allow Viper to stack more than 3 Poison Attacks on you.

Viper Strike breaks passives. Stay away from it until you have a Black King Bar.

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

Magic resistance items are great against Viper's magic damage.

Linken's Sphere and a well timed Lotus Orb are great against Viper Strike.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Ring of Regen
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Cloak
Ring of Health
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
Mage Slayer
60
Pipe of Insight
Eternal Shroud
95
Black King Bar
18
Heaven's Halberd
Late Game
35
Abyssal Blade
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Ring of Regen
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Cloak
Mid Game
15
Lotus Orb
19
Force Staff
14
Glimmer Cape
Late Game
95
Black King Bar