Razor - Lightning Revenant
written by liz(me)
Razor, as people should know, is an insane late gamer, and is VERY item dependent, he has to get items to unleash his true beast power. And an insane hero killer in late game.
Introduction: Hero Overview
Razor - The Lightning Revenant
Move Speed: 295
Str: 17 + 1.9 / Agi: 22 + 2.5 / Int: 14 + 1.8
Base Damage: 37 - 39
HP: 473 / Mana: 182
As you can see, he’s stats are…. Garbage… and very very low base dmg, so farming early-game will be very hard for starters. This all leads to one conclusion: hes dwelled on items.
- Insane Attack Speed
- Insane Movement Speed
- Insane Late Gamer!
- Insane Hero Killer
- Weak early game
- Really Low life
- No escape skill (WW, blink)
- Item dependent
I. Hero Skills
Frenzy ( R )
Increases attack speed for 20 seconds, at the cost of taking additional damage.
Level 1 - 25% increase, 5% damage taken increase.
Level 2 - 50% increase, 10% damage taken increase.
Level 3 - 75% increase, 15% damage taken increase.
Level 4 - 100% increase, 20% damage taken increase.
Mana Cost: 80/ 90/ 110/ 130 Mana
Cooldown: 40 Seconds
Frenzy does NOT boost Movement Speed.
Does not Stack with Mask Of Madness's Frenzy
this is your very skill to own, use it to kill heros or rush towers… very usefull, its only con is that you receive 20 percent of the dmg taken increase… but that is a not a major thing when you kill heros in 10 seconds.
increased IAS wouldn't help as much as it would late in the game too.
Chain Lightning ( C )
Hurls a bolt of damaging lightning at a target enemy that jumps to nearby enemies. Each jump deals less damage.
Level 1 - 75 damage, jumps 3 times.
Level 2 - 150 damage, jumps 5 times.
Level 3 - 225 damage, jumps 7 times.
Level 4 - 290 damage, jumps 9 times.
Mana Cost: 90/ 105/ 125/ 145 Mana
Cooldown: 11 Seconds
your early and only nuke, very effective to low lifes like niax and morty, can be a finisher due to insane range and a constant harassing skill.
Unholy Fervor ( U )
Increases the movement speed and life regeneration rate of Razor.
Level 1 - 3% movement, 0.5 HP/ sec regeneration bonus.
Level 2 - 5% movement, 1 HP/ sec regeneration bonus.
Level 3 - 8% movement, 1.5 HP/ sec regeneration bonus.
Level 4 - 10% movement, 2 HP/ sec regeneration bonus.
Unholy Fervor stacks with Satyr Hellcaller's Unholy Aura
this is your free RoR, it will help you rid of many fountain trips, and you don’t have to buy a lot of flask.
Storm Seeker ( K )
Summons a storm that permenantly follows Razor. Every few seconds, it strikes Razor's enemies within 500 AoE with savage lightning bolts.
Level 1 - Deals 60 damage.
Level 2 - Deals 90 damage.
Level 3 - Deals 120 damage.
Lightning strikes every 4 seconds (approx)
Affects Invisible Units
your ultimate, this skill is PURELY for farming, its not the best uti in the game, but definitely not the worst. It will send a storm lightning to your surrunding enemies every 3 or 4 seconds. And this can be used as a tide turner… in mid game, imagine you and a hero is ganking each other, and both of you are down to 1/3 hp, then you realize you cant win, you run, enemy follows you, and you engage in a chase, during the chase, SS will damage your opponet so if hes hp goes low, you turn back and STRIKE, making the opponent : (player) has left the game
Item build is pretty simple, at first spawn, just get 3 branches to make up your poor stats and one flask and one chicken.
II. Skill Build
1. Unholy Fervor
2. Chain Lightning/Stats
3. Chain Lightning/Stats
4. Unholy Fervor
5. Chain Lightning/Stats
6. Storm Seeker
7. Chain Lightning/Stats
8. Unholy Fervor
9. Unholy Fervor
11. Storm Seeker
16. Storm Seeker
Why This Build?
maxing out unholy early saves you fountain trips and learning chain is a decent nuke to fall back on and sometimes a hero killer move. Stats are basicly learnt at the end of the game, some people might ask why not max out fenzy early? Because you are already a weak hp hero, and fenzy makes you more vunerable to attacks. So maxing out fenzy is a really bad idea during early game. And theres a choice, stats or chain, I think chain is more important because of the insane range can be a killer when chasing heros, and the dmg isn’t the worst of the nukes, so I suggest maxing this early.
Go into mid, if you can go on the side that’s better, and start farming like a madman, the attack animation of razor is frustrating, but over time you can be used to it and time last hits..
Your Goal from now is to farm a Radiance!
Shop: Level 4
40 Damage/sec Immolation
Radiance is easily the best item for Razor. The best. Nothing synergizes better with Razor's ultimate than a Radiance. Combined with 40damage/sec immolation and 120 damage every few seconds from Storm Seeker, you will clear creep waves like theres no tomorrow, with the grand total of 0 mana cost! Once Radiance is in your inventory slot, it opens the door for you to farm like a maniac and amass gold like you've never done before. Simply waltz into the enemy creep wave, humming your favourite tune, as the combimed efforts of your Storm Seeker and Raiance nets you 4 out the 5 creeps you encounter, two of which you didn't even attack, at 0 mana cost!
Items to get after Radiance:
Chicken-Flask-Branches -> Early Game Items -> Radiance -> BoT -> Skadi -> BKB -> Butterfly -> Buriza
In most pubs you wont be able to achieve that far, you will prolly just stop at skadi.
Eye Of Skadi?
Ranged Eye of Skadi is NOT an orb effect, and stacks with some orb effects.
Great item for razor, it can slow down your enemy, used in ganking and chasing.
Black King Bar
Razor, being a ranged + heavy damage dealer, is definately the piority target to be disabled in a team battle. Being low on health,the nukers will just prolly gang up on you, people like rhasta and faceless and lina will combo you making you regret chosing razor.
So what do you get? A BKB!
Great damage item to boost Razor's DPS (damage per second) and EHP (effective hp). Nothing much that needs explaining here.
B ) Optional Items:
Shop: Level 4
Drops upon Death
Cannot be Dropped
Shop: Level 3
35% Spell Resistance
30% chance to block 60 damage
Charged: Reincarnation 3 Charges
1500 Hitpoints Regenerated
nothing to say here, if you completed the items I wrote earlier, you can go with aegis/divine, add your insane IAS, your unstoppable!
V. ( A ) Walkthrough:
Grab 3 branches, buy a chicken, a flask and head out of your desired lane. Your teammates will prolly urge you to mid lane, that’s only, but if you can go on the side, go on the side. Usually the middle lane is filled with intel spell spammers whose array of spells and nukes can utterly destroy Razor over and over again. Remember when choosing between the top and bottom lane, that for Sentinel the bottom lane is safer and have less chance of being ganked when compared to the top lane, where you are far from your tower and surronded by the forest. Vice versa for scourge.
Your job in the early game can basically be summed in three words "Farm and survive!" pretty much like early game naix, Remember that Razor has an extremly weak early game, so play it defensively. Always keep an eye on the minimap while focusing on farming.and ALWAYS tell your teammates to tell if hero is missing, I cant stress this enough, this is crucial to early game, and when 2 or more heros are missing, GO HUG TOWER, or if your too afraid, go to the fountain or tele to another lane. Getting last hits with Razor may be difficult with its slow and queer attack animation at first, but skill comes with experience. Remember once Chain Lightning is level 3, spam it at your enemy! Its the only active spell you'll have, so spamming it until your mana is low will not make a difference. Remember when using Chain Lightning, always target the enemy hero first as each bounce does less damage.
If things went smoothly, congrats on getting your Radiance! As the game progresses on, spells and nukes become less and less effective, while normal attack damage that you specialize in, after radiance, you should be focusing on skadi and BoT and remember, you’re the damage dealer in your team, so when your team pushes, stay behind the ganks and turn on fenzy and START WACKING, and use chain to get last hits LOL
From now on, farming becomes a breeze. Radiance's immolation, combined with storm seeker, does an average of 240 damage / 3 seconds to every creep in sight, which totally wipes out enemy creeps and spam chain lightning on creeps, so every wave you can get at least 4 last hits.
Get the boots of travel, and if you weren't a farming mofo before, you now are. You can solo lanes without even attacking the enemy!
if you haven’t died a biggillion times, you can prolly own people, and watch out for gang bangs, your late gamer, but your still fragile, so ALWAYS go with your team, wait for team pushes and wack your enemies
Remember, you are the damage dealer! With frenzy giving a bonus 100% IAS, Razor is easily the hero with one of the highest potential DPS. Your damage is insane!