View Full Version : Blacksmith melee?
09-21-2009, 10:07 PM
I've been playing blacksmith a lot and i was wondering his frenzy seems like it would be amazing with its 40+ attack speed and the movement, i was wondering if you could possible to make him a melee, cause with his fireball + Melee + Frenzy seems completely amazing to me, cause even if his fireball doesnt proc with mutli-cast his melee can do some massive damage with the 1.5 stun it has on it, but if it does proc thats more health gone with his melee ability. So is it just me or can you not make this guy a sweet action melee?
I dunno, I think you're better off just casting it on your carry.
09-21-2009, 10:20 PM
By another question, cause i know you would have to stack int to get the extra damage cause thats what his main ability is but i think if im not mistaken some int items give damage and even if they dont, runed axe gives mana reg and you could stack damage and carry a bottle? with 40+ attack speed thats almost like have a warpcleft. so why wouldnt it work? he could get massive helm and stack many other things? just wondering if anyone has ever tried it and can tell me from experience.
09-21-2009, 10:55 PM
He's not really a great carry, but if you're into that sort of thing, Hellflower is an excellent choice on Blacksmith without actually being a gimmick. Your core would be:
- Bottle or Power Supply (if there are several Bottles on your team prior)
- 2 Talismans of the Exile
- Steamboots (keep on INT)
- Homecoming Stone(s)
Keep Frenzy on yourself and on your team's DPS-oriented heroes at all times as soon as you get it to Level 4. After stunning and unleashing Flaming Hammer, you'll have respectable damage that you can use to swing team fights and skirmishes in your favor, and this is without sacrficing mana (Hellflower has strong INT and regen bonuses) or Health (because Blacksmith has exceptional Strength with very few items).
Hope this was helpful. If you have questions, ask away.
09-21-2009, 11:14 PM
People tried to make that build work on Ogre Magi but its so much better to play him a caster carry+carry support with Frenzy
09-22-2009, 12:13 AM
seen it done on ogre before, but it wasnt like it was better than caster