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Warlock

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Ability Build

1
Fatal Bonds
2
Upheaval
3
Upheaval
4
Fatal Bonds
5
Upheaval
6
Chaotic Offering
7
Upheaval
8
Fatal Bonds
9
Fatal Bonds
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10
+65 Upheaval Radius
11
Shadow Word
12
Chaotic Offering
13
Shadow Word
14
Shadow Word
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15
+10 Upheaval Attack Speed per second on Allies
16
Shadow Word
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Chaotic Offering
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
Summons a Golem on death
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+20 Chaotic Offering Golems Armor

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Fatal Bonds
Shadow Word
Upheaval
Chaotic Offering

Item Build

Starting
Tango
Tango
10
Blood Grenade
Sage's Mask
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
1
Observer Ward
1
Sentry Ward
Early Game
Ring of Basilius
Boots of Speed
13
Magic Wand
Wind Lace
7
Infused Raindrops
Mid Game
55
Arcane Boots
16
Pavise
16
Solar Crest
Aghanim's Shard
14
Glimmer Cape
Aghanim's Scepter
Late Game
180
Refresher Orb
Octarine Core
105
Aeon Disk
30
Boots of Bearing
Situational
13
Tranquil Boots
Hand of Midas
Holy Locket
30
Drum of Endurance
40
Guardian Greaves
Vladmir's Offering
19
Force Staff
Aether Lens
22
Ghost Scepter
15
Blink Dagger
15
Lotus Orb
23
Eul's Scepter of Divinity
Boots of Travel
Neutral
60
Arcane Ring
40
Trusty Shovel
Philosopher's Stone
11
Bullwhip
40
Ogre Seal Totem
20
Psychic Headband
Telescope
Timeless Relic
8
Book of Shadows
60
Seer Stone

Hero Strategy

Prioritize using Shadow Word for healing instead for damage due to magic resistance.

Fatal Bonds latch onto fogged units.

Use Fatal Bonds to harass if you can link 4 lane creeps and 2 opponents on the lane.

Chaotic Offering destroys trees upon landing.

Be active when Chaotic Offering is up, organize smokes and farm with golem after the fight.

Pick up Aghanim's Shard around minute 15 as it improves your waveclear and damage significantly.

Once you have Aghanim Shard, you can use Upheavel to farm creep waves and jungle camps from a distance.

Counter Strategy

Warlock's Chaotic Offering has long cooldown. Look to fight when it is down.

Avoid clumping up and fighting in choke spots against Warlock's spells.

Most of Warlock's damage comes from Fatal Bonds. Dispel items are great at removing them.

Spell immunity is great against Warlock's spells.

Be aware of Warlock's Aghanim's Scepter and Refresher Orb timings. He can carry the game.

Counter Items for Core Players

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