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Dota 2 Heroes – An Introduction to Razor the Lightning Revenant

By: Jason McCarthy

  |   November 7th, 2012   |  
Germany Gamescom

Razor the Lightning Revenant is an agility-carry hero who is built like a tank since he has enough damage in other ways.

He has the capacity to harass enemy heroes early game, thus being able to gain lane control and continues to make a solid impact mid-to-late game, courtesy of his abilities that synergise extremely well with each other.

His first ability Plasma Field is an active skill that will release a damaging ring that will slowly expand in an Area of Effect (AoE) of 795 before contracting back to Razor himself. The further the Plasma Field is from Razor, the more damage it will do. Damage will be dealt on both expansion and contraction, but keep in mind the maximum damage it will deal is 350, while the minimum is 200.

His second ability Static Link is where he gets majority of his damage. When placed on an enemy, you will steal 28 damage per second for a maximum of 8 seconds, which means you can theoretically take 224 damage. This spell lasts for up to 13 seconds after the 8-second damage-stealing process. One thing to know about this skill is that once the distance between you and the enemy becomes greater 675 or you lose sight of them, the link will be cancelled. Also if you place the link on the ground, it will travel and attach to the first enemy within the 200 range.

His third ability Unstable Current is a passive skill that will give Razor a static 12% movement speed increase at all times, helping him keeping up with the enemy while using static link. Also, any enemy who targets him directly with an ability will take 100 damage and be purged, which will completely remove any buffs that they may have, as well as slow them for a 1.2-second period.

Eye of the Storm is Razor’s ultimate. When cast, it will create a storm cloud that will follow you anywhere you go for 30 seconds. It will do 62.5 damage to a target in a 500 AoE around you every 0.6 seconds. The target it chooses is not random, but in fact the one with the least amount of health. Also, with each attack it will reduce the enemy’s armour by 1.

Aghanim’s Scepter can be purchased by Razor and it will improve the attack time of his ultimate from 0.6 seconds to 0.5 seconds. It will also cause Eye of the Storm to work on buildings as well.

While playing with Razor, it is important to ensure that you are bulky enough to endure in-coming damage as that is something that you would be doing a lot while stealing damage from your enemies through Static Link and then staying close to them while your ultimate is activated. The hero is recommended for both beginners as well as moderate players. Advanced players will of course be able to wreck havoc with him.

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