Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide

Sven is the bastard son of a Vigil Knight, born of a Pallid Meranth, raised in the Shadeshore Ruins. With his father executed for violating the Vigil Codex, and his mother shunned by her wild race, Sven believes that honor is to be found in no social order--but only in himself. After tending his mother through a lingering death, he offered himself as a novice to the Vigil Knights, never revealing his identity. For thirteen years he studied in his father's school, mastering the rigid code that declared his existence an abomination. Then, on the day that should have been his In-Swearing, he seized the Outcast Blade, shattered the Sacred Helm, and burned the Codex in the Vigil's Holy Flame. He strode from Vigil Keep, forever solitary, following his private code to the last strict rune. Still a knight, yes...but a Rogue Knight.

Sven is one of the hero in Dota who has the highest damage. Thats because of his ultimate, for lv 25 without any equipment, his damage is the same as if you bring Divine Rapier in your hand!! You just need about 3, 4 or 5 hits to knock down enemies. He alaso have a very awesome AoE Stun that have decent damage. He have cleave without battlefury because of Skill 2 (Great Cleave) and have +Armor and ms because of his Skill 3 Warcy. And the most important: he is also easy to use.
Can reach an ultra high damage state easily (using God Strength)Low mana pool
Have a good stunning ability that can stun multiple targets
Have an ability to cleave 
Have an ability to increase team's armor and movement speed

Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide

Melee - Disabler - Initiator - Carry - Support

HIT POINTS5871,3052,198SIGHT RANGE1800 /800

1. Storm Hammer
Storm Hammer, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Sven unleashes his magical gauntlet that deals damage and stuns enemy units.
MANA COST: 140 / 140 / 140 / 140COOLDOWN: 15.0
DAMAGE: 100 / 175 / 250 / 325
DURATION: 2RADIUS: 255 / 255 / 255 / 255
The Rogue Knight's iron gauntlet, taken from the school of his father, strikes his foes to their core.
Your main skill in every condition. Very good stunning AoE spell to stun and gives damages to your enemies. Needed for ganking and initiating a teamfight.

2. Great Cleave
Great Cleave, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Sven strikes with great force, cleaving all nearby enemy units with his attack. Cleave damage on non-primary targets is not reduced by armor values.
CLEAVE DAMAGE: 30% / 40% / 50% / 60%
The Vigil Knights still seek to reclaim the stolen Outcast Blade from Sven, a weapon capable of cutting wide swaths through lesser warriors.
This is a very good skill to helps you farm faster, This skill will make your damage to splash in AoE and helps you killing creeps fastly and easily.
This will also helps you in teamfights, you will have your damage splashed in AoE and makes you can damaging all enemies in front of you with your high damage.

3. Warcry
Warcry, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Sven's Warcry heartens his allies for battle, increasing their movement speed and armor. Lasts 8 seconds.
MANA COST: 25 / 25 / 25 / 25COOLDOWN: 36.0 / 30.0 / 24.0 / 18.0
Calling a few lines from the Vigil Codex fortifies Sven's obedience to his rogue code. So poetic!
A very good "team oriented" skill. Will increase armor and movement speed of allies in 700 AoE. Nice skill befor starting a teamfight because it will gives the team + Armor to increase team's defense against enemy attack during the teamfight.
This skill is also a good skill to helps you chase. So you will need this while there is a running enemy and your team's needs the additional movement speed.

4. God's Strength
God's Strength, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Sven channels his rogue strength, granting bonus damage for 25 seconds.
MANA COST: 100 / 150 / 200COOLDOWN: 80.0
With the strength that shattered the Sacred Helm, the Rogue Knight stands unopposed in melee combat.
A very good skill to increase your damage significantly. This skill adds hundreds of damage to your physical attack. Makes you can destroy all enemies in teamfights. Combined with Great Cleave, it will give ultra high damage splashed.

The most important of Sven skill build is to:

Maxed Storm Bolt at level 7
Storm Hammer, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Take your ultimate level 6,11, and 16
God's Strength, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
And for the rest you can choose one of the 3 option:
1. Stats on early stages of the game: Good for mana pool for early game
2. Warcy on early game: Good for chasing enemies because of +movement Speed
3. Great cleave on early game: good for fast farming, for jungling maybe, also good for ganking in a crowded area.

Example skill build:
Sven, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Level 1: Storm Bolt
Level 2: Warcry
Level 3: Storm Bolt
Level 4: Great Cleave
Level 5: Storm Bolt
Level 6: God's Strength
Level 7: Storm Bolt
Level 8: Great Cleave
Level 9 : Great Cleave
Level 10:Great Cleave
Level 11: God's Strength
Level 12: Warcry
Level 13: Warcry
Level 14: Warcry
Level 15: Stats
Level 16: God's Strength
Level 17-25: Stats

Why take Storm Bolt for level 1? You need Time Walk to escape if enemy wants to get firstblood by killing you. So stun them and run away.

Why maxed Storm Bolt first?  This is your main nuke, you will need this for ganking, farming, and killing on early mid game.


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The strategy for Sven is simple, all you need to do:
1. Use God Strength and then Warcy
2. Use Storm Bolt to stun all the the enemy
3. Hits them until death. With just it  I'm sure you should be owning!

Strategies part 2: Ganking, in the mid game...
Ganking, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Your mid game should be like this: full of ganking,
How to do:
First, see the minimap,
And then choose enemy to gank,
Call your teammates, if he is ready, then, gank  >>

First: use your  Stun, click all your skills,
and then just right-click the enemy. With just like that you will likely to owning!

Once the game go late, you will be stronger so don't worry about tge ate game. Late game is the peak of your power, which is you should be overwhelming in late game because God Strength. Although you are STR type, you still can compete with AGI type. You have overwhelming damage in the late game. and agility hero  just win for his attack speed. Fight like a man, win like a champion.

1. 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 - Sven 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? It will gives you attack speed, thats what you need, attack speed and damages. 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.

2. Bracer
Total Cost: 525
Recipe: Circlet + Gauntless of Strength
Bracer, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
+ 6 Strength         + 3 Agility
+ 3 Intelligence    + 3 Damage
Bracer is a good item for survivability in early game. This will adds mana and damage too.

3. For Initiating purpose, you can buy Blink Dagger.
Cost: 2150
Dagger, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
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
Why Blink Dagger?
1. Perfect for initiating a teamfight
2. To kill a player who are alone and stupid.

4. Mask of Madness
Total Cost: 1900
Recipe: Morbid Mask/Mask of Death(Dota1) +Recipe
Mask of Madness, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Active: Berserk - Gives 100 attack speed and 30% movement speed but causes you to take extra 30% damage. Lasts 12 seconds.
Passive: Lifesteal - Grants lifesteal on attacks.
Mask of Madness is a Unique Attack Modifier, and does not stack with other Unique Attack Modifiers. LIFESTEAL: 17%     Cooldown:25     Manacost: 25
Why Mask of Madness? It will gives you + Attack Speed to destroys enemies quickly. This is what you need as a carry, attack speed. This will also gives you movement speed and lifesteal.

5. Black King Bar
Total cost:: 3900
Recipe: Ogre Axe, Mithril Hammer, Recipe
Black King Bar, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
 Active: Avatar - Grants magic immunity. Duration and cooldown decrease with each use. Some Ultimate abilities are able to disable through Black King Bar. + 10 Strength
+ 24 Damage     DURATION: 10/9/8/7/6/5     Cooldown: 80
Why Black King Bar? It gives you survivability in a teamfight because you will get magic immunity during teamfight.

6. Daedlus
Total cost:: 5750
Recipe: Crystalis + Demon Edge + Recipe
Daedlus, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
APassive: Critical Strike - Grants a chance to deal critical damage on an attack.
+ 81 Damage
Why Daedlus? With this, you become a true moster. This is because you have a very high damage and this item will multiply your damage so everyone can't match you anymore.

7. Heart of Tarrasque
Total cost: 5500
Recipe: Reaver + Vitality Booster
Heart of Tarrasque, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Passive: Health Regeneration - Restores a percentage of max health per second.
This ability is disabled if damage is taken from an enemy Hero or Roshan within the last 4 seconds if your hero is melee or 6 seconds if your hero is ranged.
+ 40 Strength   + 300 Health     HEALTH RESTORED: 2%    Cooldown: 6
Why Heart of Tarrasque? Makes you tanky. That's you are, a tank. And you are also a DPS-er, this also gives you 40 damage. So good item for Sven.

8. Satanic
Total Cost: 5850
Recipe: Tarrasque + Helm of the Dominator + Recipe 

Satanic, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Active: Unholy Rage - Increases Lifesteal by 175% for 3.5 seconds.
Passive: Lifesteal - Gives Lifesteal on attacks.
Satanic is a Unique Attack Modifier, and does not stack with other Unique Attack Modifier.
+ 20 Damage    + 25 Strength    + 5 Armor    LIFESTEAL: 25%
Cooldown: 35
Why Satanic? It will really helps you to survive in a hard condition in a teamfight. It will gives you lifesteal, Strength, and Armor, thats all what you need to survive in a teamfight. If your HP become low, immediately use unholy rage, and attacks your enemy and your HP will be full again in seconds.

That's  it. There is nothing to fear as Sven, just being "Rambo" and you should be OWNING!!.

Best Partner.
1. Axe
Axe, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
He have berserkers call to make opponents attack him, that's your chance to right click all enemies. You can stuns enemy, and then right click again, with your God Strength and Great Cleave i'm sure your damage will be very high.

2. Magnataur
Magnataur, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
He have Reverse Polarity that will makes your enemies to stick together, that will be a perfect setup for you to kill them all with your right click damage.

3. Dark Seer
Dark Seer, Dota 2 - Sven Build Guide
Have Vacuum that makes all ememy to stick in 1 point, this works the same as Axe's or magnataur skills. This skill is also a perfect setup for you.


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