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Wraith King

Popularity: #20

Leaderboard: #3

Ban Rank: #61

KDA Rank: #4

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Stats

Win Rate 57.9%
Pick Rate 13%

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Ability Build

1
Wraithfire Blast
2
NotFound
3
NotFound
4
Mortal Strike
5
NotFound
6
Reincarnation
7
NotFound
8
Mortal Strike
9
Mortal Strike
10
NotFound
11
Mortal Strike
12
Reincarnation
13
Wraithfire Blast
14
Wraithfire Blast
15
NotFound
16
Wraithfire Blast
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Reincarnation
19
Attribute Bonus
20
NotFound
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch
25
-2s Mortal Strike Cooldown

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Wraithfire Blast
Mortal Strike
Reincarnation

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Iron Branch
Slippers of Agility
Circlet
Early Game
Wraith Band
8
Phase Boots
15
Magic Wand
Hand of Midas
Mid Game
Radiance
Aghanim's Shard
15
Blink Dagger
95
Black King Bar
Late Game
Assault Cuirass
35
Abyssal Blade
15
Swift Blink
Situational
Armlet of Mordiggian
Desolator
20
Silver Edge
Eye of Skadi
Monkey King Bar
10
Nullifier
15
Bloodthorn
Aghanim's Scepter
Neutral
Broom Handle
Lance of Pursuit
Vambrace
Orb of Destruction
Elven Tunic
Paladin Sword
12
Mind Breaker
Stygian Desolator
40
Pirate Hat
Mirror Shield

Hero Strategy

If you have a strong level 2 powerspike on the lane, skill Vampiric Spirit on level 2, build up skeletons, release them on level 2 and use Wraithfire Blast.

Use Wraithfire Blast to secure ranged creep lasthits by either stunning the creep or an opponent.

When farming jungle, don't let your skeletons tank neutral creeps too much.

When neutral camp is at 30% of total health, move to the next camp to show your skeletons the way.

You should have vampiric spirit maxed out around level 7 to increase farming speed.

Consider keeping a skill point on level 6 or invest it in spells that will improve your farming speed if you are jungling.

Once you have a Blink Dagger, focus on killing backliners or supports first.

Mana burn is a big problem for the Wraith King. Consider aghanims shard when playing against heroes that have mana burn or buy diffusal.

Skeletons are not super useful in teamfights. Use them to push out lanes or after fights to take the buildings.

Counter Strategy

Wraith King has low armor. Pressure him with right clicks.

Reincarnation has a long cooldown on level 1. Look to pressure Wraith King while it is down.

Wraith King farms quickly with skeletons. Smoke on him, place deep wards and sentry off camps.

Don't use all your energy on Wraith King's first life unless you are sure you can kill him once more.

Mana burns are great at stopping Wraith King's Ulti until he gets Aghanim's Shard.

If wraith king seems to be saving gold he is most probably buying radiance, becareful of this timing and try punish this before he has it.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Orb of Corrosion
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
19
Hurricane Pike
15
Diffusal Blade
Late Game
22
Ethereal Blade
105
Aeon Disk
Assault Cuirass
Eye of Skadi
27
Shiva's Guard
20
Silver Edge
Butterfly
15
Bloodthorn

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
1
Sentry Ward
Mid Game
7
Spirit Vessel
Observer and Sentry Wards
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
19
Force Staff
Late Game
22
Ethereal Blade
105
Aeon Disk