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Sven

Popularity: #99

Leaderboard: #103

Ban Rank: #120

KDA Rank: #78

Cleaves down enemies with his incredible strength

Sven is always eager to charge into a fight. He stuns grouped enemies as he wades into battle, and once he ignites his damage-boosting ultimate, a few swings of his massive sword are often more than enough to slay his foes.

Attributes
sven Image

550 +70.4/lvl

192 +18/lvl

Strength Image

25 +3.2/lvl

Agility Image

21 +2.2/lvl

Intelligence Image

16 +1.5/lvl

Stats
Attack

Damage:

37 - 39 + 2.2/level (100.8 - 102.8 at level 30)

Attack

Range:

150

Attack

Armor:

-1 + 0.4/level (10.6 at level 30)

Attack

Movement:

325

Roles

Carry

Escape

Nuker

Initiator

Durable

Disabler

Support

Pusher

Strategy

Use Storm Hammer to secure ranged creep lasthit and damage the opponents at the same time.

Alert your teammates to stack for you as you can clear those fairly early.

Only put points into Great Cleave once you are ready to leave the lane, or keep it at one point for the Strength Bonus to sustain in lane until you are ready to leave.

Don't overstay in lane. Consider moving out of the lane as laning opponents are getting closer to level 6.

Feel free to pop God's Strength off cooldown to farm after laning phase.

Your initial jump in the fights has to be well timed and precise. You don't want to be kited.

In the fights, position yourself in such a way so that you can cleave onto the opponents further away.

Itemize against kiting by purchasing Black King Bar, Blink Dagger, Shadow Blade, Aghanim's Scepter or Shard.

Counter Strategy

Against Sven, avoid playing inside the creep wave as you will take damage from Great Cleave.

Sven farms quickly with Great Cleave. Smoke him, place deep wards and sentry off camps.

God's Strength more than doubles Sven's damage. Look to disengage.

Avoid clumping up in the fights for Storm Hammer and Great Cleave.

Armor items are great against Sven's insane physical damage output.

Be aware of Sven's Aghanim's Scepter timing. He becomes much more dangerous.

Stats

Win Rate 46.6%
Pick Rate 3.2%

Facets

armor icon

Heavy Plate

Win Rate: 46.4%

Pick Rate: 54.8%

Warcry provides a physical damage barrier.

Warcry

Warcry provides a physical damage barrier.

PHYSICAL BARRIER AMOUNT:

50/100/150/200

strength icon

Wrath of God

Win Rate: 46.9%

Pick Rate: 45.2%

Sven gains additional attack damage from Strength, but has decreased base damage.

BONUS DAMAGE PER STR:

0.4/0.5/0.6/0.7

BASE DAMAGE REDUCTION:

25

Abilities

Q

Storm Hammer

Sven unleashes his magical gauntlet that deals damage and stuns enemy units in a small area around the target.

  • AFFECTS:unit area

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:strong

  • DEBUFF:yes

  • bolt speed:1000

  • bolt stun duration:1 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6

  • bolt aoe:270

  • vision radius:225

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Scepter Upgrade

Increases cast range and applies a basic dispel on the target. Can be cast on invulnerable targets. If alt-cast, it deals an additional 180 damage and Sven travels with the Storm Hammer.

  • bonus damage:180

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+1s Storm Hammer Stun Duration

Cool Down

21 / 18 / 15 / 12

Mana Cost

110 / 115 / 120 / 125

Great Cleave

Sven strikes with great force, cleaving all nearby enemy units with his attack.

  • PASSIVE:Breakable

  • cleave starting width:150

  • cleave ending width:360

  • cleave distance:700

  • great cleave damage:40 / 60 / 80 / 100

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+25% Great Cleave Damage

E

Warcry

Sven's Warcry heartens his allied heroes for battle, increasing their armor and movement speed. Lasts 10 seconds.

  • PASSIVE:No

  • DISPELLABLE:basic

  • movespeed:10 / 14 / 18 / 22

  • bonus armor:6 / 9 / 12 / 15

  • radius:700

  • duration:10

Aghanim ScepterAghanim Shard

Aghanim`s Shard Upgrade

Warcry is now undispellable and passively grants 6 armor and 3 movement speed to all allies near Sven.

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +5s Warcry Duration

    Talent tree branch

    +10 Warcry Armor

    Cool Down

    35 / 30 / 25 / 20

    Mana Cost

    30 / 35 / 40 / 45

    R

    God's Strength

    Sven channels his rogue strength, granting bonus damage and slow resistance for %abilityduration% seconds.

    • PASSIVE:No

    • gods strength damage:110 / 150 / 190

    • bonus slow resistance:30

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branch

    +20% God's Strength Slow Resistance

    Talent tree branch

    +50% God's Strength Damage

    Cool Down

    110 / 105 / 100

    Mana Cost

    100 / 150 / 200

    Talents

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +5s Warcry Duration

    +20 Attack Speed

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    -15s God's Strength Cooldown

    +25% Great Cleave Damage

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +20% God's Strength Slow Resistance

    +10 Warcry Armor

    Talet tree backgroundTalent tree branchesTalent tree branchTalent tree branch

    +50% God's Strength Damage

    +1s Storm Hammer Stun Duration

    Lore

    Sven is the bastard son of a Vigil Knight, born of a Pallid Meranth, raised in the Shadeshore Ruins. With his father executed for violating the Vigil Codex, and his mother shunned by her wild race, Sven believes that honor is to be found in no social order, but only in himself. After tending his mother through a lingering death, he offered himself as a novice to the Vigil Knights, never revealing his identity. For thirteen years he studied in his father's school, mastering the rigid code that declared his existence an abomination. Then, on the day that should have been his In-Swearing, he seized the Outcast Blade, shattered the Sacred Helm, and burned the Codex in the Vigil's Holy Flame. He strode from Vigil Keep, forever solitary, following his private code to the last strict rune. Still a knight, yes...but a Rogue Knight. He answers only to himself.