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Dota 2 Skywrath Mage Guide, Build & Strategy

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Dota 2 Skywrath Mage Guide, Build and Strategy (Dragonus the Skywrath Mage).

Skywrath Mage Concept Art

Dota 2 Skywrath Mage Concept Art

Skywrath Mage Background Story
A highly placed mage in the court of the Ghastly Eyrie, Dragonus lives a troubled existence. Sworn by birth to protect whoever sits within the Nest of Thorns, he hates the current Skywrath queen with all his soul. As a youth, high-born, he was a friend and companion to the eldest Skywrath princess, Shendelzare, first in line for the Nest. He had loved her warmly and unshakably, but as his studies took hold, his mind turned to arcane learning and the mastery of Skywrath sorcery.

Obsessed with matters aetherial, he missed the mundane signs of courtly treachery that hinted at a plot against Shendelzare, and lost his chance to foil it. When the court was shaken by a swift and violent coup, he emerged from his studies to discover his oldest and dearest friend had been lost to him. The Nest of Thorns now belonged to Shendelzare’s ruthless younger sister, and Dragonus could do nothing. The magic of the Skywrath Mage serves only the sworn protector of the Skywrath scion, so to act against the Nest would render him helpless. He clings to his post, believing it to be the best hope of one day restoring his true love to her rightful place. Meanwhile, his secret is known only to the goddess Scree’auk, whose magic it was transformed Shendelzare from a crippled physical creature into an embodiment of pure vengeful energy. While he dreams of restoring his beloved queen to the Ghastly Eyrie, he dreams even more desperately of restoring Shendelzare herself to a fully healed physical form. The duplicity of his role at court tortures him, for he is a noble and good-hearted creature; but the worst torture of all is imagining the hatred that Vengeful Spirit must hold in her heart for him.

Name: Dragonus the Skywrath Mage (DotA), Skywrath Mage (Dota 2)
Affiliation: The Sentinel
Type: Intelligence

Skywrath Mage Skills
Arcane Bolt
Arcane BoltSkywrath launches a slow-moving bolt of arcane magic, dealing damage to an enemy unit based on Skywrath’s intelligence.

Concussive Shot
Concussive ShotSkywrath sets of a long range shot that hits the closest hero within a long range. Upon impact, it deals damage and slows in an area of effect.

Ancient Seal
Ancient SealSkywrath seals the targeted unit with an ancient rune, silencing it and causing it to take additional damage from spells.

Mystic Flare (Ultimate)
Mystic FlareSkywrath uses his ultimate magical ability to conjure a precise and violent mystical field that lays waste to his adversaries. Deals massive damage distributed evenly among any heroes in the area over 2 seconds.

Dota 2 Skywrath Mage Skill Build
1. Concussive Shot
2. Arcane Bolt/Ancient Seal
3. Arcane Bolt
4. Ancient Seal/Arcane Bolt
5. Arcane Bolt
6. Mystic Flare
7. Arcane Bolt
8-9. Concussive Shot
10. Ancient Seal
11. Mystic Flare
12-13. Ancient Seal
14. Concussive Shot
15. Attribute Bonus
16. Mystic Flare
17-25. Attribute Bonus

Concussive Shot is taken first to prevent ganks as well as helping get a first blood. Next is the Arcane Bolt which is your main source of damage. Ancient Seal taken at level 4 mainly to silence as well as amplify your damage.

Ultimate should be taken whenever you can as it will give you an (almost) instant huge damage.

Dota 2 Skywrath Mage Items Build
Magic WandRing Of BasiliusArcane BootsMekansmRod Of AtosTown Portal Scroll

This items build covers Dragonus lack of survivability thanks to the heal from Mekansm and the additional armor boost from Ring of Basilius. The Rod of Atos’ slow will help you landing your ultimate as well as another HP boost.

Best Allies
Skeleton KingDragon KnightSvenEarthshaker
All heroes with 2 seconds stun will allow you to landed your ultimate easily, hence, your best allies.

Stay tune for more Dota 2 Skywrath Mage updates!

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 | 1 comment
Latest update : April 18, 2013

1 Comment

  1. Force staff, scythe of vyse and Eula’s are good pickups too

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