This article will guide you with the best Lifestealer(Naix) build in Dota 2, his items, Skill, talents and many more.
Naix, also known as Lifestealer, is a strength-based carry hero who drains life from his enemies, scaling awesomely with time and late game. He is a hero with an in-built lifesteal, spell immunity and a built-in slow effect on attacks.
When to play him?
Unlike traditional carry heroes who are weak against tanks and high hp heroes, Lifestealer is very good against high hp heroes/tanks. He counters burst magic damage dealer heroes and those who rely on their spells too. However, he is weak against heroes that deal high physical damage and maintain a distance from him, making him unable to attack freely.
You should avoid picking Lifestealer against heroes like Doom, Razor, Terrorblade, Weaver, etc. But, you can play him against heroes like Invoker, Lion, Tidehunter, Centaur Warrunner etc.
Here the table shows the best items of Lifestealer(Naix) in Dota 2 to build him a Godlike hero for most games:
|Although Lifestealer has a high hp pool and high hp regen, he can get harassed easily during the early laning stage.
|For better last hitting and farming creeps quickly, a queeling blade should be your starting item.
|You can purchase a circle if needed for some basic stats in the game.
|Iron branches are components for a magic wand and provide some stats.
|Lifestealer Early-game items
|Bracer helps your hero to sustain hp and maintain a relatively high hp pool in the early game.
Blight Stone/Orb of corrosion
|It causes your attack to reduce the enemy’s armor making your attacks more damaging.
Helm of Iron Will
|Helm of Iron Will helps your hero with extra armour and hp regeneration.
Boots of Speed
|Lifestealer is a pretty slow hero, so get boots once you get other basic items.
|Lifestealer Mid-game items
|Phase boots are a good choice as it helps you to chase down heroes and move swiftly
Armlet of Mordiggian
|Armlet is a major item which can be toggled during ganking, team fights or even farming in general.
|With every hit of desolator, your attacks reduce armor, dealing lots of physical damage.
|Lifestealer Late-game items
|Aghanim’s Shard enables your hero to acquire a new active ability Open Wounds.
Basher /Abyssal blade
|Basher is also another must-have item for a chance to proc a bash and stun enemies, preventing them from escaping.
Monkey King Bar
|This build item increases Lifestealer’s damage with extra magical damage on each hit.
|Upgrades the ultimate Infest which can then be used on enemy heroes.
Lifestealer(Naix) Skill build
|Skills of Lifestealer
|Levels to pick up
|3, 9, 14, 16
|Rage is the spell that grants the hero spell immunity during its duration, which is very useful in solo killing, escaping, team fights, etc. You want to use this spell and hit as much as possible.
|2, 5, 8, 13
|With every attack, the life stealer heals and deals extra damage based on the health percentage of the enemy according to their health pool. This makes him extremely durable due to lifesteal.
|1, 4, 7,11
|This ability makes your attacks slow which slows the enemy’s movement speed. Additionally, it also provides attack speed.
|6, 12, 18
|Infest is the ultimate of the hero which can be used on units. Lifestealer infests the units and is present inside them regenerating hp every second. Damages if Lifestealer bursts out of the target. Can be upgraded with Scepter.
(Shard) Open wounds
|This ability targets the enemy unit, slowing down them a ton and making your attack lifesteal a ton on every hit during its duration.
|+1.5s Rage Duration
+1.2% Feast lifesteal
|+15% Ghoul Frenzy Slow
+15% Infested Target move speed/health
|+12% Rage movement speed
+150 Infest damage
|Level 10 – +12% Rage movement speed
|Level 15 – +25 Damage
|Level 20 – +15% Ghoul Frenzy Slow
|Level 25 – +1.5s Rage Duration
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