Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide

Lord of Heaven, father of gods, Zeus treats all the Heroes as if they are his rambunctious, rebellious children. After being caught unnumbered times in the midst of trysts with countless mortal women, his divine wife finally gave him an ultimatum: 'If you love mortals so much, go and become one. If you can prove yourself faithful, then return to me as my immortal husband. Otherwise, go and die among your creatures.' Zeus found her logic (and her magic) irrefutable, and agreed to her plan. He has been on his best behavior ever since, being somewhat fonder of immortality than he is of mortals. But to prove himself worthy of his eternal spouse, he must continue to pursue victory on the field of battle.

Zeus is a decent nuker that attacks with his magic damage. All your abilities are magics. You have a very high magical damage as an INT hero so you can get rampage using your ultimate. What you need to do is just spam all your abilities. Zeus have weakness, that is his attack range, you have 350 range that makes you difficult to lasthits creeps in lane.
High nuke damageLow ranged INT hero
Have spammable abilitiesSquishy
Can get rampage using his ultimateHave no escape mechanism
Can last hit enemy hero that located far far away
He is a god
Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Ranged - Nuker - Support

HIT POINTS511990 1,712SIGHT RANGE1800 / 800
MANA2607511,362ATTACK RANGE350
DAMAGE41-4979-87 126-134 MISSILE SPEED1100

1. Arc Lightning
Arc Lightning, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Hurls a bolt of lightning that leaps through nearby enemy units.
MANA COST: 65 / 70 / 75 / 80COOLDOWN: 1.75
DAMAGE: MAGICALDAMAGE: 85 / 100 / 115 / 145
JUMPS: 5 / 7 / 9 / 15
Arc Lightning is Zeus' favorite spell to use against puny mortals.
You need this ability to farm the creeps or harass the enemy. This ability is spammable anytime you need it. You will need to spam this ability to rech a decent amount of damage, because its damage is relatively small for just a single use.

2. Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Summons a bolt of lightning to strike an enemy unit, causing damage and a mini-stun. Lightning Bolt also provides True Sight around the target in a radius of 900.
MANA COST: 75 / 95 / 115 / 135COOLDOWN: 6.0
DAMAGE: MAGICALDAMAGE: 100 / 175 / 275 / 350
A shocking punishment for rebellious heathen.
This is your primary one-targetted nuke to harass and killing your enemy. the damage is so painful on early-mid game. Use this on a squishy hero like Crystal Maiden and you will see her HP is already on 40%.

3. Static Field
Static Field, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Zeus shocks all nearby enemy units whenever he casts a spell, causing damage proportional to their current health.
RANGE: 1000 / 1000 / 1000 / 1000HEALTH REDUCTION: 5% / 7% / 9% / 11%
When you cast a spell, all enemies in near your area will receive a small amount of damage. Nice ability to help teams to reduce opponenets health.

4. Thundergod's Wrath
Thundergod's Wrath, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Strikes all enemy heroes with a bolt of lightning, no matter where they may be. Thundergod's Wrath also provides True Sight around each hero struck. If an enemy hero is invisible, it takes no damage, but the True Sight is still created at that hero's location. Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
MANA COST: 225 / 325 / 450COOLDOWN: 90.ffffff

TRUE SIGHT RADIUS: 900 / 900 / 900
DURATION: 3 / 3 / 3 / 3
DAMAGE: 225 / 350 / 475SCEPTER DAMAGE: 440 / 540 / 640
The Lord of Heaven smites all who oppose him, near or far.
This ability will deal damage to all opponents wherever he is alive on the map. Very nice nukes.

Have a chance to makse you got a rampage.

Also will boost your assisst stats by a lots because you will participate in almost every kills happened.

Very good if you can buy Refresher Orb to make you able to use this ability twice. Buying the Refresher is a nice way to dominate a teamfight which means  your enemy will have their Hp reduced by 30%-40% before the teamfight even started.


Zeus, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Level 1: Lightning Bolt
Level 2: Arc Lightning
Level 3: Lightning Bolt
Level 4: Arc Lightning
Level 5: Lightning Bolt
Level 6: Thundergod's Wrath
Level 7: Lightning Bolt
Level 8: Arc Lightning
Level 9 : Arc Lightning
Level 10: Static Field
Level 11: Thundergod's Wrath
Level 12: Static Field
Level 13: Static Field
Level 14: Static Field
Level 15: Stats
Level 16: Thundergod's Wrath
Level 17-25: Stats

Why Lightning Bolt maxed first? This is your main nuks, it's damage is so high 350 in early game, with just 3-4 times casted on squishy INT/AGI heroes, it will 100% kill him.

Why Arc Lightning before Static Field? You need to combo Lightning Bolt and Acr Lightning to make your nukes more stronger.

Early Game
If you are a support, you need to help your friends by buy them a courier and a pair of Observer Wards.
Because your carry needs farms, don't steal his farms. You can help by denying the creeps.

But if you are not a support, yo can also farms too. Because of your low range, it will be difficult to last hits, you must last hit carefully. You should also harass opponent using your Lightning bolt and Arc Lightning. In early game, your abilities are very painful.

Beware of enemy's gank attempt. You must see the fog area by using Wards. Retreat to your tower if you see the enemy that coming to you.

Mid Game
Here, I assume that you are already have your ultimate Thundergod's Wrath. In this stage of the game, your part is to spam your ability in any teamfights you participate. You need to spam Lightning Bolt to the most squishy enemy. You also need to spam Arc Lightning. Use your ultimate in every teamfights to deal damages to every enemy on the map.

If you feel its necessary, you can use your ultimate to kill anyone who is too far away from your teams range to chase him. Please don't use it to kill steal the carry because he should get the golds for the team.

Maybe here on the mid game, you should buy supportive items like eul or Schyte of Vyse.

What you need to remember:
1. When ganking you need to focus fire on one hero. You need to communicate it with your teammate, your team need to decide which hero should be focus fire first.
2. You may also needs smoke of deceit to hide yourself from enemy's ward.
3. Remember to buy sentry wards, dust, or gem before ganking invisible hero like Rikimaru or Nyx Assassin.

Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide

Late Game
Here your part is the same, that is to spam all your abilities in every teamfights. As an INT hero, you usually already have some supportive items here, like Schyte of Vyse or Eul's Scepter, you need to use that items to support your team.

And if you decide to go Refresher, it is a very good choice, because you will have 2 times ultimate, the damage will be so nice: 475 x 2 without Aghanim's Scepter and 640 x 2 with Aghanim's Scepter. With your ultimate alone, all your enemy's will be at half HP in seconds. You also can get RAMPAGE with this ability if you're lucky enough.

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!

1. Starting
3 Bramches will gives you enough additional damage and HP for level 1.
The tangoes will recover your HP in the laning phase

2. Bottle
Cost: 600
Use: Regenerate - Restores HP and Mana over time. Effect is lost if unit is attacked. Empty Bottle refills near town fountain. You can also store runes in the bottle, to save for later use. After 2 minutes, stored Runes will be activated. HEALTH RESTORED: 135
Why Bottle? You need bottle to get runes for a better ganking chance. And bottle will makes your time regenerating HP and mana in fountain becomes less. 

3. Magoc Wand
Saves lifes when in danger

4. Arcane Boots
Total cost: 1450
Recipe: Boots of Speed + Energy Booster
Arcane Boots, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
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
Why Arcane Boots? You have spammable skills, so you need more mana, with this item, your mana will be fulfilled. And also to replenish mana of the team.

5. Blink Dagger
Cost: 2150
Blink Dagger, Dota 2 - Shadow Fiend 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.

5. Force Staff
Total cost: 2350
Recipe: Staff of Wizardy + Ring of Regen + Recipe
Force Staff, Dota 2 - Zeus 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 with it.

6.  Schyte of Vyse
Total cost: 5675
Recipe: Mystic Staff + Ultimate Orb + Void Stone
Schyte of Vyse, Dota 2 - Zeus 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. or to defend against somebody.

7. Aghanim's Scepter
Total cost:: 4200
Recipe: Point Booster, Ogre Axe, Staff of Wizardy, Blade of Alacrity
Aghanim's Scepter, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Passive: Ultimate Upgrade - Upgrades the ultimates of certain heroes.
+ 10 All Attributes   + 200 Health   + 150 Mana
Why Aghanim's Scepter?
Will increase your ultimate's damage, nice item.

8. Refresher Orb
Total cost:  5300
Recipe: Oblivion Staff, Preserverance, Recipe
Refresher Orb, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Active: Reset Cooldowns - Resets the cooldowns of all your items and abilities. + 5 HP Regeneration
+ 200% Mana Regeneration    + 40 Damage    + 6 Intelligence
Manacost: 375     Cooldown: 160
Why Refresher Orb?
Refresher Orb is a very important item for you to deal maximum damage for every enemy in the map. You must have this I say.

Good Allies
1. Invoker
Invoker, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
Invoker have high Aoe Damages to beat up all of the opponents. And you can cmbo your skills with him so the damage output will be thousands.

2. Venomancer
Venomancer, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
His ultimate will makes all opponents in a very low HP, and your ultimate will last hits them all to makes you got RAMPAGE.

Bad Enemies
1. Pipe of Insight
Pipe of Insight, Dota 2 - Zeus Build Guide
If your enemy team already finished this items, you will have your magic damage reduced and this is very harmful for you.


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