View Full Version : [Request] Plague Rider Guide?
09-25-2009, 02:08 AM
Has anyone thought of making a guide for Plague Rider? He's one of the DotA ports, which could prove easy to write a guide for.
Anyway just discuss strats for him here if there aren't going to be any guides.
09-25-2009, 02:23 AM
i would write one but im already working on a couple of guides, along with the fact that hes not really my specialty.
im sure a guide will pop up pretty soon anyways.
if you really need, just pm me and i can give you a mini rundown on how i play him, if you like.
09-25-2009, 03:30 AM
Step 1. Get tempest to use his ult.
Step 2. Use your ult.
There's your guide.
09-25-2009, 04:02 AM
What if you don't have Tempest on your team? ;)
Anyway it looks like this thread should evolve into a Plague Rider strat discussion instead.
09-25-2009, 05:23 AM
every aoe stun in your team is a win for plague rider, no need for tempest.
09-25-2009, 05:51 AM
-Post Haste (for the fast move speed), can be substituted with Int Steamboots if you're spamming spells and/or can't afford Post Haste.
-Staff of the Master
You're not item dependent, what you have to offer is basically a very, very powerful ult, a nuke and a very good buff. So you should be the one buying wards unless Glacius happens to be on your team. If you're racking up tons of kills, you can do whatever with your money because your spells are the damage dealers, not you.
You are an excellent laner. Your third skill allows you to both use your nuke liberally and deny the enemy experience and keep your lane under control. Solo middle is an obvious choice.
You're also a good ganker with your nuke being a slow, particularly Xv2 ganks where you and X teammates gank two enemies (your ult does the most damage then). If you're solo mid (which you should be generally), you can run up and down ganking if your team requires it.
-Your ult is similar to Moon Queen's in that if there are creeps around, it's next to useless.
-Cast your shield on the guy being autoattacked by melee.
09-25-2009, 06:17 AM
I wrote it a couple days ago, but everything gets buried after an hour of posts in this forum anyway. Anyway, enjoy.