Dark Lady GuideSkill ListDark Blades
-Increases base damage temporarily, also gives her attacks the ability to silence enemies (sort of like an orb).Taint Soul
-Silences temporarily, does damage, reduces enemy ms.Charging Strike
-Blink and does damage to all units you pass through.Cover of Darkness
-Removes shared vision from enemy heroes and reduces ms slightly, vision significantly.Skill build
Cover of Darkness
Cover of Darkness
Cover of Darkness
If you are in a solo lane consider leveling dark blades before level 4 for the extra damage boost, it helps last hitting significantly.Role of Dark Lady
She is a ganker. Her abilities allow her to silence multiple enemies and do some decent damage early-midgame vs her enemies. Don't be fooled by the fact that she is an agility melee hero.Some things to remember.
You are going to want to be the one intiating, since you are the silencer, slower, and blink machine.
The one level of dark blades at level 4 can be utilized with charging strike to silence all
enemies you charge through.
Cover of Darkness is both a defensive and an offensive ability. Use it to foil enemy ganks, gank enemies, turn the tide of teamfights. It is a very strong ability.Item build for Dark Lady
Because she is an agility melee hero, yet is a caster unit, she is very unique and as such can be built a number of different ways. This is the build that i use.At start
2 Pretender Crowns a Healing Potion and Runes of the BlightLater on
2x Talisman or 2x Bracelet, or one of each
Post Haste or Steam Boots
HellflowerJustification of item build
Due to the fact that you are a melee hero, with poor int and str, it's reasonable to get some regen early with runes and healing pot.
Despite the fact that she is an agility hero she needs hp and mana early-midgame, this depends on the game primarily. The bottle and talisman should cover her mana issues, or if she really needs hp she can get bracelets.
Post Haste vs Steam Boots
This is really how well you are farming, ganking. If you have the money, post haste boots are a great idea, but in most cases you will be going steam boots. I recommend going steam boots in the attribute that you didn't pump points into earlier on (int if you went bracelets and str if you went talismans).
Due to charging strike, Taint, and Dark Blades, she can silence and damage the other team pretty well. However this item improves her dps, solves her mana problems once and for all, and lets her silence another enemy as well and increase the damage done to that enemy. This is a great item on her.
Farm/Carry Dark Lady
Skill build is a little different, you are going to want leap maxed earlier, although you still want the nuke.
1 Charging Strike
2 Mark of Darkness
4 Charging Strike
6 Cover of Darkness
7 Charging Strike
9 Charging Strike
10 Stats/Dark Blades
11 Stats/Dark Blades
12 Stats/Dark Blades
13 Stats/Dark Blades
15 Cover of Darkness
16 Cover of Darkness
Same as the other build at start
2x Pretenders crown
1x Runes of the Blight
1x Healing Potion
2x Soulscream Ring(Wraith Bands)
1x Steam Boots (Treads) (Str)
1x Apprentice's Robe (Robe of the Magi)
Nullfire Blade (Diffusal)
Abyssal Skull (Vlads)
Extravagent Items for farmers to consider getting after Nullfire Blade
Runed Axe (Bfury)
Frostwolf's Skull (Skadi)
Shrunken Head (BKB)
omfg noob why do u skip cover at 11? noob l2p dark lady.
With this build, it's built towards a more lategame-oriented dark lady and her mana pool is far from sufficient to support 2 points in cover before level 15/16.
why no runed axe? WOW l2p DL ROFL.
I mentioned runed axe as an additional luxury item you might consider getting for her after nullfire blade. It's a decent item on her but nullfire/abyssal is easier to farm and help her with more than just farming.
lol str steam boots, noob?
She really needs the hp bonus early-midgame for farming/surviving/ganking.
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