Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide

The sibling rivalries between Lina the Slayer, and her younger sister Rylai, the Crystal Maiden, were the stuff of legend in the temperate region where they spent their quarrelsome childhoods together. Lina always had the advantage, however, for while Crystal was guileless and naive, Lina's fiery ardor was tempered by cleverness and conniving. The exasperated parents of these incompatible offspring went through half a dozen homesteads, losing one to fire, the next to ice, before they realized life would be simpler if the children were separated. As the oldest, Lina was sent far south to live with a patient aunt in the blazing Desert of Misrule, a climate that proved more than comfortable for the fiery Slayer. Her arrival made quite an impression on the somnolent locals, and more than one would-be suitor scorched his fingers or went away with singed eyebrows, his advances spurned. Lina is proud and confident, and nothing can dampen her flame.

Lina is a heavy nuker kind of hero because she has high damage - spells. Not just that, she is also able to become a semi-carry because of her 3rd skill Fiery Soul that boost her attack speed. And her ultimate, is an instant single targetted spell with the highest damage in DotA.

She is a powerful ganker because her sets of skills can guarantee a kill for at least 1 hero. And she is  also a decent farmer because she can kills creep waves really easily because she has 2 AoE skills, these skills also useful in teamfights.
Have all good damag skillsLow movement speed
Can have high attack speed on late gameSquishy
Have the highest single-target spell damage in DotAHer stun is rather hard to use because of it's small AoE
Nice range to control early stages of the gameHigh mana cost on her skills
High stats gain

Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Ranged - Nuker - Disabler - Support

HIT POINTS4928911,556SIGHT RANGE1800 /800
MANA3519331,609ATTACK RANGE625
DAMAGE40-5885-103137-155MISSILE SPEED900

1. Dragon Slave
Dragon Slave, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Lina channels the breath of a dragon, sending out a wave of fire that scorches every enemy in its path.
MANA COST: 90 / 105 / 125 / 140COOLDOWN: 8.5
DAMAGE: MAGICALDAMAGE: 100 / 170 / 230 / 280
In the scorched barren of Misrule, Lina learned to manipulate the fiery breath of the Desert Wyrm as a form of entertainment.
One of your nukes. Very nice skill because of its wide AeE. It is also a nice skill to farm creeps and harass the enemy. You can combine this skill and Your 2nd skill Light strike Array to make a high damage Aoe nukes, the damage will enough to destroy a wave of creeps.

2. Light Strike Array
Light Strike Array, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Summons a column of flames that damages and stuns enemies.
MANA COST: 90 / 100 / 110 / 125COOLDOWN: 7.0
DAMAGE: 90 / 150 / 210 / 280RADIUS: 225
Lina's essence allows her to focus the sun's energies, causing air to combust at will.
Your another AoE nuke, the difference with Dragon Slave is that this skill will gives stun to the enemies in the AoE. You can use this skill to stun enemies so that your Dragon Slave will hit the enemies.

3. Fiery Soul
Fiery Soul, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Grants bonus attack and movement speed each time Lina casts a spell. Stacks with itself. Lasts 7 seconds.
ts that stray too near.
MOVE SPEED BONUS: 4% / 5% / 6% / 7%MAX STACKS: 3
Dancing flames embody Lina's playful nature, bringing out her true blazing self.
Gives you a booster of movement speed and also an attack speed after you casted a spell. This will makes you become a nice semi-carry because of the attack speed bonu, your attack speed will become so fast just like an Agility hero, you cannot underrestimate this hero's carrying ability.

4. Laguna Blade
Laguna Blade, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Fires off a bolt of lightning at a single enemy unit, dealing massive damage. Upgradable with Aghanim's Scepter.
MANA COST: 280 / 420 / 680COOLDOWN: 120.0 / 90.0 / 55.0
DAMAGE: MAGICALDAMAGE: 450 / 675 / 950
SCEPTER DAMAGE: 600 / 925 / 1250SCEPTER RANGE: 900 / 900 / 900
The air around Lina becomes so intensely torrid that it scorches a foe that comes too close with white-hot lightning.
This is the highest single targeted spell damage in Dota. This skill will reduce some squishy hero's Hp from half to empty. Very good skill to lasthit one target.

Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
1. Light Strike Array
2. Dragon Slave
3. Dragon Slave
4. Light Strike Array
5. Dragon Slave
6. Laguna Blade
7. Dragon Slave
8. Light Strike Array
9. Light Strike Array
10. Fiery Soul
11. Laguna Blade
12. Fiery Soul
13. Fiery Soul
14. Fiery Soul
15. Stats
16. Laguna Blade
17-25. Stats

Dragon Slave and Light Strike Array is 2 nukes you should Maxed early game. Because on early game your nukes will rech its maximum potential.

Early Game
You can become either a supportive role or become a solo role. If you are becoming a supportive role you may need to buy wards, and also buy courier.

Observer Wards, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideSentry Wards, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideCourier, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideFlying Courier, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide

If  you choose to become a solo role you can take mid place on a game, try hast hitting and denying as much as possible. Because your range is relatively long, you can easily harass opponent, try harass him once in a while.

As a mid laner you may buy the bottle. Check runes every 2 minutes! You can use the rune to helps you gank or to helps you to survive.
Bottle, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
If you have your ultimate, you're ready for ganking, choose enemy to gank, and gank together with your friends.

Mid Game
Dagger, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
If you meet an enemy, immediately spam all your spells, try to estimate where is your opponent is going to move to place a nice stun.If maybe all your spells is not enough to kill an anemy, try using right click to hits your enemy, because after casting spells, you gets an extra attack speed and also movement speed.

You may consider to increase your initiating power by buying a Blink dagger here.

Late Game
On the late game. Your nuke become less effective because enemy Hp is already tanky. So Relying on nuke damage is not possible here. Your team's needs to depend on your carry's power. And your part here is to helps your carry by initiating a teamfight. You can buy the Schyte of Vyse to initiate the teamfight. With the Schyte of Vyse, one enemy can be hexed, so our team can easily harass him and kill him. Also relying on your stun is a nice idea. You may combo your stun with your friend's disable, like Enigma's Blackhole or Magnus's Reverse Polarity.

Although the nuke damage is becoming less effective, but you still need to use all of your nuke. Especially the Stun (Light Strike Array) and the Ultimate (Laguna Blade).

And if your team won the teamfight, you have two options:
1. You can get the Aegis for your team's main hero or
2. Your team can push enemy base and destrouy their buildings. Choose wisely!

For boots you can choose Power Threads or Arcane Boots, and if necessary you can buy TP Boots for late game
Power Thread, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideArcane Boots, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideTP Boots, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide

1. Boots
a.  Power Threads
Total cost: 1400
Recipe: Gloves of Haste, Boots of Speed, Belt og Giant Strength/ Robe of Magi/ Band of Elvenskin
 Power Threads, Dota 2 - Chaos Knight Build Guide
Active: Switch Attribute - Changes selected attribute between Strength, Agility and Intelligence.
Flat movement speed bonuses from multiple pairs of boots do not stack. + 55 Movement Speed
+ 8 Selected Attribute   + 30 Attack Speed
Why Power Threads?
Power threads is also a flexible shoes, you can change it to STR, AGI, or INT for what you need.
STR for Survivability, AGI for attack speed, and INT for mana.

With the extra attack speed, it will boost your attack speed more beside the fiery Soul.

b. Arcane Boots
Arcane Boots, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Total cost: 1450
Recipe: Boots of Speed + Energy Booster
Active: Replenish Mana - Restores mana in an area around the hero.
Flat movement speed bonuses from multiple pairs of boots do not stack.
+ 60 Movement Speed
+ 250 Mana
Mana Needed: 25    Cooldown: 55

c. Boots of Travel
TP Boots, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Total cost: 2450
Recipe: Boots of Speed + Recipe
Active: Teleport - Teleports you to an allied non-hero unit or structure.
Flat movement speed bonuses from multiple pairs of boots do not stack.
+ 100 Movement Speed
Mana Cost  75
Cooldown  60
You need this for fast teleporting and also fast moving. You may counter a pushing with this boots. Or you may start a gank by teleporting to a creep nearest to the enemy target.

2. As a support/initiator, you can buy : Schyte of Vyse / Sheepstick
Total cost: 5675
Recipe: Mystic Staff + Ultimate Orb + Void Stone
Schyte of Vyse, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Active: Hex - Turns a target unit into a harmless critter for 3.5 seconds. Destroys illusions.
+ 10 Strength   + 10 Agility  + 35 Intelligence
+ 150% Mana Regeneration
Manacost: 100   Cooldown: 35
Why Schyte of Vyse? Very good item to initiate a teamfight. A hexed enemy can't do anything.
or to defend against somebody.

Force staff and/or dagger is also useful for: escape or initiate
Force staff, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideDagger, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide

a. Blink Dagger
Cost: 2150
Active: Blink - Teleport to a target point up to 1200 units away. If damage is taken from an enemy hero, Blink Dagger cannot be used for 3 seconds.
Manacost: 75   Cooldown: 14
Blink Dagger is a perfect item for initiating a teamfight. If you already have a hex, this will makes your initiation stronger. 

b. Force Staff
Total cost: 2350
Recipe: Staff of Wizardy + Ring of Regen + Recipe
Force Staff, Dota 2 - Shadow Demon Build Guide
Active: Force - Pushes any target unit 600 units in the direction it is facing. Double click to self-cast. + 10 Intelligence    + 3 HP Regeneration
Manacost: 25    Cooldown: 20
Why Force Staff? ForceStaff is useful on many purposes, you can initiate a teamfight with ForceStaff, or you can save somebody, or you can save yourself.

4. Another supportive items:
Medalion, Pipe, Mekansm,

medalion, Dota 2 - Lina Build GuideMekansm, Dota 2 - Shadow Demon Build GuidePipe, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
a. Medalion
Total cost: 2306
Recipe: Headress + Buckler + Recipe
medalion, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Active: Valor - Reduces the armor of you and your target. Lasts 7 seconds. + 6 Armor
+ 50% Mana Regeneration
ARMOR REDUCTION: 6      Cooldown: 7
Why Medalion? In a ganking on early game. A minus on enemy's armor will amplify your team's damage by a lot. So buy this.
This item can also helps your team on easier Roshan kill.

b. Mekansm
Total cost: 2306
Recipe: Headress + Buckler + Recipe
Mekansm, Dota 2 - Shadow Demon Build Guide
Active: Restore - Heals 250 HP and gives +2 armor in an area.
Passive: Mekansm Aura - Bonus HP Regen in an area.
Multiple instances of Mekansm Aura do not stack
+ 5 All Attributes
+ 5 Armor
Mana:150   Cooldown:45
Why Mekansm? Heal for all allies in an AoE, is a must for a team.

c.Pipe of Insight
Pipe, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Total cost: 3628
Recipe: Hood of Defiance + Headress + Recipe
Active: Barrier - Gives nearby friendly units a shield that blocks 400 spell damage.
Multiple instances of spell resistance from items do not stack.
+ 11 HP Regeneration    + 30% Spell Resistance
Manacost: 100   Cooldown: 60
Why Pipe of Insight? Gives barrier for all allies in AoE that Block 400 spell damage,Nice item for support heroes, it will decrease magic damage from enemies during a teamfight.

Good Allies
1. Sven
Sven, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
Sven have an AoE stun that helps you land your stun correctly. He also a tanker that will helps you with tanking enemy's damage so you can harass the enemies.

2. Tiny
Tiny, Dota 2 - Lina Build Guide
He also have an aoe stun that helps you to land your stun correctly.

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