Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide

BIO
Darkterror the Faceless Void is a visitor from Claszureme, a realm outside of time. It remains a mystery why this being from another dimension believes the struggle for the Nemesis Stones is worth entering our physical plane, but apparently an upset in the balance of power in this world has repercussions in adjacent dimensions. Time means nothing to Darkterror, except as a way to thwart his foes and aid his allies. His long-view of the cosmos has given him a remote, disconnected quality, although in battle he is quite capable of making it personal.

ROLE
Melee - Carry - Initiator - Disabler - Escape

STATS
LEVEL11525
HIT POINTS5871,0131,697SIGHT RANGE1800 / 800
MANA195468923ATTACK RANGE128
DAMAGE58-6495-101142-148MISSILE SPEEDN/A
ARMOR4916

INTRODUCTION
Faceless void is a carry hero that have some specialties. He have a game-breaking ultimate that will lock-down everything in the AoE (including allies and towers) so he can move freely and attacking in his ultimate. He also a decent carry with his damage and a long jump. Be careful in early game, and farming patiently, and conquer in late game.
PROSCONS
Game breaking ultimate. Lock-down everything.Slow attack speed on early game
Have a very long jumpCan trap his friend in his ultimate
Have a chance to auto block a spellIf he got disabled/killed in his ultimate, it's very shame
Can lock-down enemy with each attack

ABILITIES
1. Time Walk
Time Walk, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Rushes to a target location while slowing the movement and attack speed of all enemies along its path for 3 seconds.
MANA COST: 120/120/120/120COOLDOWN: 19/17/15/13
ABILITY: POINT TARGETSLOW: 25% / 30% / 35% / 40%
RANGE: 700 / 900 / 1100 / 1300
Darkterror tears a hole in time, passing through Claszureme, and appearing back in an instant.
This is the longest jump in DotA. 1300 Rang in level 4 is a decent jump for escaping and initiating. The cooldown is relatively long, so don't use it too often, watch out for ganks, only use for very important situation,
1. For avoid being killed,
2. To initiate and then using Chronosphere,
3. Or if it is a sure safe, you can use it for faster walking for faster farming.

2. Backtrack
Backtrack, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Faceless Void dodges damage by jumping backward in time, eluding both physical and magical attacks.
ABILITY: PASSIVEDODGE CHANCE: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
Darkterror sees what has yet to be seen.
Have a chance to dodge an attack or a spell. You can be very lucky if by any chance you can dodge a mighty nuke like Laguna Blade or Finger of Death. Try to give portion to luck in your life.

3. Time Lock
Time Lock, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Adds the chance for an attack to lock an enemy unit in time, stunning it and dealing bonus damage. The duration is twice as long against creeps.
ABILITY: PASSIVEDAMAGE: MAGICAL
DURATION: 1CHANCE: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
BONUS DAMAGE: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70
The strike of the Faceless Void lands with dimension shifting force.
A very nice skill for a carry. Add a decent damage to your attack and also gives a chance to lock down enemy in his place for 1 second. Just good for killing the enemy.

4. Chronosphere
Chronosphere, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Creates a blister in spacetime, trapping all units caught in its sphere of influence. Only Faceless Void and any units he controls are unaffected. Invisible units in the sphere will be revealed. Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
MANA COST: 150/175/200COOLDOWN: 120/110/100
ABILITY: POINT TARGETRADIUS: 400 / 400 / 400
DURATION: 4 / 4.5 / 5SCEPTER DURATION: 4 / 5 / 6
SCEPTER COOLDOWN: 60 / 60 / 60
When a rift opens to Claszureme, all poor souls caught within will likely never return.
A very good skills that lock-down everything in the AoE of this skill (including allies and towers) except yourself so you can attack the enemy freely. Use your time efficiently in the Chrono, focus on a single target until he dies. This skill is a guarantee a kill if you have a high attack speed and damage.
Be careful not to lock down your own friends. You will give a high benefit to ranged heroes outside the Chrono, wjether they are friends or foe, so make sure they are your friends, or you will be killed folly in your own ultimate.
Aghanim Scepter will increase the skills duration, you can be considering to buy that if you want.
Battlefury will be very useful inside your Chrono, splash attack gives damage to area that will damaging many enemies inside the Chrono.
Also don't forget some attack speed and damage items like Mask of Madness or Daedlus that will guarantee some kills for you.


SKILLBUILD
Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Level 1: Time Walk
Level 2: Time Lock
Level 3: Time Lock
Level 4: Backtrack
Level 5: Time Lock
Level 6: Chronosphere
Level 7: Time Lock
Level 8: Time Walk
Level 9 : Time Walk
Level 10: Time Walk
Level 11: Chronosphere
Level 12: Backtrack
Level 13: Backtrack
Level 14: Backtrack
Level 15: Stats
Level 16: Chronosphere
Level 17-25: Stats

Why take Time Walk for level 1? You need Time Walk to escape if enemy wants to get firstblood by killing you.

Why maxed Time Lock first? You need this to farm, for easier last hitting and faster farming. You also need this if you want to gank someone. This skill really boost your damage.

Why maxed Time Walk before Backtrack? You need the low cooldown and long-range jump of Backtrack to increase your mobility for early-mid game. Pro player does this. Mobility is important for fast escape and also fast farming.

Backtrack will be useful for mid-late game where you will need a good defense mechanism because there will be many teamfights happening.

STRATEGY
Early Game
Since the earliest of the game, try to last hits everything. You need golds. Gold is the most important thing for you. You need many items, many quality items. You should farming everywhere, from lane to jungle. Sweep out all the creeps! You can also increase your farming quality using Hand of Midas that will boost your gold and experience.

Mid Game
Into the mid game, you should continue your farming. No more important activitie for you than farming. Farming quickly so you can earn some good items and deal lots of damages in teamfights in mid-late game. Jungle is a nice option, in jungle there are many creeps that will benefits you. Lots of golds are awaiting in the jungle. Time Lock does really helps you in farming phase, it will gives a decent damage to creeps so does lock down enemies once in a while.
If there is a teamfight situation near you, you can help your team using Chronospere and attacking the enemy. Be careful not to lock-down your friends or they will be mad at you.
Quickly farm nice items like Mask of Madness or Battlefury will helps you to damaging enemies in your Chrono.
Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Late Game
This is your time to shine. Show your true self. Here you should already have a very high damage to killing the enemies. Just need to jump inside the enemy crwods, use your Chrono, and the right click enemies one-by-one. Use your damage and attack speed as efficient as possible, focus on a single target and change target if he already dead. Battlefury will helps you a lot in your Chrono because it gives Cleave Ability for your attack.
You are the main source of damage for your team, make your team proud to have you.

ITEM BUILD
1. Quelling Blade
Cost: 225
Quelling Blade, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Active: Destroy Tree - Destroy a target tree.
Passive: Quell - Gives bonus attack damage against non-hero units, depending on the type of hero you are.   MELEE BONUS: 32%     RANGED BONUS: 12%      Cooldown: 5
Why Quelling Blade? Makes you easier to lasthit every creeps.

2.  Hand of Midas
Total cost: 1400
Recipe: Gloves of Haste + Recipe
Hand of Midas, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Active: Transmute - Kills a non-hero target for 190 gold and 2.5x experience. Cannot be used on Ancients. + 30 Attack Speed
Cooldown   100
Why Hand of Midas? It will boost your golds and exp so you can be the richest in the maps. Will makes you  can wipe out jungle quickly.

3.  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 - Faceless Void 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 laso a flexible shoes, you can change it to STR, AGI, or INT for what you need.
STR for Survivability, AGI for damage and attack speed, and INT for mana.

4. Mask of Madness
Total Cost: 1900
Recipe: Morbid Mask/Mask of Death(Dota1) +Recipe
Mask of Madness, Dota 2 - Faceless Void 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. Battle Fury
Total Cost: 225
Recipe: Broadsword, Claymore, Preserverance
Battle Fury, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Passive: Cleave - Deals a percent of attack damage in a 225 AoE around the target. Does not work on ranged heroes.
Cleave damage on non-primary targets is not reduced by armor values. + 65 Damage
+ 6 HP Regeneration     + 150% Mana Regeneration      CLEAVE DAMAGE: 35%
Why Battlefury? Makes you faster in farming creeps. Makes your gold flow faster. Your job is to farms, this item will really help.

The most important is, you will need the Cleave inside your Chrono. It will makes you have a splashed attack to demolish all enemies inside your Chrono.

6. You can increase your DPS more. Choose your own DPS items.As a carry, damage is your priority.
Daedlus, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideMKB, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideAbyssal Blade, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideDivine Rapier, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide

DAEDLUSMKBABYSSALDIVINE RAPIER
DAMAGE
81
88
100
300
ABILITY
CRITICAL 2.4
100% HITS
STUN
NONE
CHANCE
25%
MINIBASH 35%
DAMAGE: 100
MELEE: 25 %
RANGE: 10%
NONE
OTHER
NONE
+15 ATK SPEED
+10 STRENGTH
2 SEC STUN
NONE
DAEDLUS: Daedlus will provide you with a powerful Critical Strike.
MKB: 100% HITRATE will helps you to fight some evasion heroes like Mortred or Rikimaru.
ABYSSAL: A decent +100 damage and makes you become a Stunner
RAPIER: Be careful if you choose to hold this. 1 hit kill is a sure. 2-3 hits is the worst. Need protection from your support. Must come if the situation is clear safe for you to come inside the teamfight. Need some disabler friends.

7. Butterfly
Total cost:: 6000
Recipe: Talisman of Evasion, Eaglesong, Quarterstaff
Butterfly, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
+ 30 Agility            + 30 Damage
+ 35% Evasion      + 30 Attack Speed
Why Butterfly?
It gives you more damage and more attack speed that makes you become much more powerful. It also gives evasion to helps you survive in teamfight. Battlefury is always a good item for a carry.

Item that Considered Good for You
8. Refresher Orb
Total cost: 5300
Recipe: Obilivion Staff + Preserverance + Recipe
Refresher Orb, Dota 2 - Faceless Void 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? 2 Times Ultimate, your teamfights will be able to Chrono for  2 times. That means it will gives you the ability to lock-down majority enemies for about 10 seconds. Almost guarantee a victory for the game if you can land your Chrono perfectly.

GOOD ALLIES
1. Ranged-Carries
(Example: Clinkz, Drow Ranger, Sniper, Nevermore, Weaver)
Clinkz, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideDrow Ranger, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideSniper, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideNevermor, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideWeaver, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
They are all have a high damage ranged attacks that will be very comfortable to attack enemies that is trapped inside your Chrono from outside the Chrono.

2. Good Ultimate/Skills from outside the Chrono
They have some nice skills that needs a good positioning to deal the maximum damage.
(Example: Lich, Destroyer, QoP, Invoker, Ezalor)
Lich, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideDestroyer, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideQoP, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideInvoker, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideEzalor, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Lich: His ChainFrost needs enemy to be near with each other. Your Chrono provide  a perfect setup for ChainFrost because it will stop enemies and cannot move away from each other. That's why Lich ultimate will bouncing perfectly inside the Chronosphere
Obsidian Destroyer: He have a nice AoE ultimate that need enemy to be near with each other. Chronosphere is a perfect set up for his skill.
QoP: He have Sonic Wave that need enemy to be near with each other. Chronosphere is a perfect set up for his skill.
Invoker: Have Meteor that need enemy to be near with each other. Chronosphere is a perfect set up for his skill. Attention! For Invoker: Don't use Tornado inside the Chronosphere, it makes Void can't attack the enemy
Ezalor: Have Illuminate  that need enemy to be near with each other. Chronosphere is a perfect set up for his skill.

3. Supportive Heroes
(Example: Shadow Shaman, Crystal Maiden, Vengeful Spirit)
Shadow Shaman, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideCrystal Maiden, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideVengeful Spirit, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Supportive heroes have disables and nice skill to helps carries and makes a teamfight easier for the team.
Shadow shaman: Have hex, shackles, and wards to helps you disables enemy
Crystal Maiden: Have 1 lockdown, 1 slower, and have +mana regeneration
Vengeful Spirit: Have stun, swap, and +damage aura

BAD ENEMIES
1. Ranged-Carries
(Example: Clinkz, Drow Ranger, Sniper, Nevermore, Weaver)
Clinkz, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideDrow Ranger, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideSniper, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideNevermor, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build GuideWeaver, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
They are all have a high damage ranged attacks that will be very comfortable to attack their target that are trapped inside your Chrono from outsidee Chrono.
But the problem is, if they are not your friends, they will conveniently attacks you while you are inside the Chrono.

2. Pudge
Pudge, Dota 2 - Faceless Void Build Guide
Beware if your friend are in his Rot, Chrono makes your friend cant escape from Pudge.

VIDEO SECTION
1. Advanced Mechanics of Faceless Void.
Know more about Faceless Void by watching this video.

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1 comment:

  1. if under chronosphere, can it be meat hooked by pudge?

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