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Slark - Dota 2 Hero One Minute Guide
Strength: 21 + 1.8
Agility: 21 + 1.5
Intelligence: 16 + 1.9
[C] Dark Pact
After a short delay, Slark sacrifices some of his life blood, purging negative buffs and dealing damage to enemy units around him and to himself. Slark only takes 50% of the damage.
Total Damage: 75/150/225/300
CD: 9/8/7/6 sec
Mana Cost: 55/50/45/40
Slark leaps forward, grabbing the first hero he connects with. That unit takes damage and is leashed to Slark, and can only move a limited distance away from Slark's landing position.
Leash Radius: 325
Leash Duration: 3.5
CD: 20/16/12/8 sec
Mana Cost: 75
[N] Essence Shift
Slark steals the life essence of enemy heroes with his attacks, draining each of their attributes and converting them to bonus Agility.
Strength, Agility, and Intelligence Lost: 1
Agility Gained: 3
CD: 0.4/0.35/0.3/0.25 sec
[D] Shadow Dance
When used, Slark hides himself in a cloud of shadows, becoming invisible (attacking, casting spells, and using items do not reveal Slark). Passively, when not visible to the enemy team, Slark gains bonus movement speed and health regeneration.
Bonus Movement Speed: 30%/35%/40%
Health Gained per Second: 3%/5%/7%
Mana Cost: 120
Tips on Slark
Slark is a fragile hero so you to be careful while farming, especially before level 6. Your goal is to last hit every creep and farm the Power Treads as soon as possible. When you reach level 6 and have basic items like Power Treads and Magic Wand, try to gank every enemy that is on the map. While playing Slark, you have to keep your mind active, your eye must be on minimap all the time, tracking the movement of enemy heroes. Slark is a very powerful hero in the start! Slark is an inborn fragile-heroes killer, like Traxex, Shadowfiend who have no stun. Do NOT try to kill disablers such as. Lion, Lina etc easily. Or you will be anti-killed easily.
For skill build, some may first take Pounce, Essence Shift and last take Dark Pact. But for me, I prefer Dark Pact as it deals lots of damage with short CD and a little mana cost, which helps a lot for killing heroes, especially in early game. For me, Shadow Dance>Dark Pact>Pounce>Essence Shift. Another reason Dark Pact is an important skill for me is that, it is a mini bkb and it is very helpful for eacaping.
For item build, it really depends on the game itself. If you are playing against heroes with high dps in early/mid game, you can first buy a Vanguard. But if you are against heroes with disabled skills, BKB or Manta Style would be nice choices. For heroes like Nyx Assasin, Rhasta or Dagon carriers, You can consider Linken’s Sphere.
For group fights, be careful and not to be disabled and killed at the beginning. You have to play like Stealthy like an Assassin to pwn your enemies, you dodge their stuns/disables with Dark Pact on right timing. After you have BKB, you can go into enemies and kill their main disablers like lion, lina etc. And get away before BKB stat disappear. When you’re on low HP during a fight, just walk back for few seconds and your HP will fully regenerate then join the battle again.