Dota 2 - Dazzle Build Guide

Each young acolyte to the Dezun order must complete a series of rites before becoming a shadow priest. The final rite, the rite of shades, is a harrowing spiritual journey through the Nothl Realm, an unpredictable domain from which not all visitants return. Of those who do, some return mad. Others return with strange aptitudes. But all who go there are changed by their experiences. Driven by the need for enlightenment, Dazzle was the youngest of his tribe ever to request the sacred ritual. At first the order refused him, saying he was too young. But Dazzle was not to be dissuaded. Sensing something special in the headstrong young acolyte, the elders relented. Dazzle drank down the sacred potion and sat by the fire while the rest of his tribe danced through the night. In this ethereal dimension of the Nothl Realm, the properties of light and dark are inverted. Thus his brilliant healing light, beautiful to our eye, is actually a sinister kind of evil; and the darkest deeds are done in a dazzling glow. The elders' intuition was prophetic: Dazzle returned to his people as a Shadow Priest like none seen before, with the power to heal as well as to destroy. Now he uses his gift to cut down his enemies and mend his friends.

Zzzzaaaappp! that is the sound you would hear when you play this hero!
Dazzle is a kind of hero that is specialized in healing his friends and keep his friends alive. His abilitites are all designed to do just that.

He have a wave of healing to heal all allies. And he also has a skill to prevent an ally from a death, And also he has a skill to increase his team's armor as well as reducing the opposing team's armor.
Can save allies from deathMust precise on casting the shallow grave to really protect your target
Have a massive healSlow
Can reduce enemys armor in a teamfight
Can boost allies armor in a teamfight

Ranged - Support - Lane Support

HIT POINTS4549461,678SIGHT RANGE1800 / 800
MANA3519701,672ATTACK RANGE500
DAMAGE41-5989-107143-161MISSILE SPEED1200

1. Poison Touch
Casts a poisonous spell on an enemy unit, causing damage and slowness over time, and eventual paralysis. Poison Touch mini-stuns on impact. At level 2, the slow increases after 1 second, and at levels 3 and 4, the target is stunned for 1 second after the slow.
MANA COST: 100/115/130/145COOLDOWN: 15/13/11/7
DAMAGE: PHYSICALDAMAGE: 8 / 16 / 24 / 32
SET TIME: 1 / 2 / 3 / 3SLOW: 33%
DURATION: 8 / 9 / 10 / 10
One of the few Dezun rites used for offensive purposes, the paralytic enchantment often proves useful.
This skill is needed to initiate a gank. This skill will makes your opponent to slow down and receive some damage. Although this is not a superior skill, but it's still good to at least help chasing and also harassing the enemy.

2. Shallow Grave
An ally blessed with Shallow Grave, no matter how close to death, cannot die while under its protection.
MANA COST: 140/130/120/110COOLDOWN: 60/45/30/15
DURATION: 5 / 5 / 5 / 5RANGE: 550 / 700 / 850 / 1000
Only a seasoned acolyte of the Shadow can properly perform the rite of preventing death.
This skill is a very powerful skill that will makes your ally immune to death for 5 seconds. While receiving this buff, even in 0 HP enemy can't do anything to kill the target. What you need to do is: immediately cast this if you see your allies are in low Hp and you feel that he will be death soon.

3. Shadow Wave
Shadow Wave heals several allies, which in turn cause damage equal to their healing in a small area around them. Dazzle is always healed by Shadow Wave, and it does not count toward the number of targets.
MANA COST: 80/90/100/110COOLDOWN: 12/10/8/6
DAMAGE: PHYSICALDAMAGE: 80 / 100 / 120 / 140
DAMAGE RADIUS: 185TARGETS: 3 / 3 / 4 / 5
While it is a simplistic and routine rite among Shadow Priests, the Shadow Wave is also the most critical for success.
A healing Wave that deals some allies in the area and also damaging nearby opponents. Needed to keep your teammates alive during a teamfight.

4. Weave
Applies a buff that increases allied hero armor or decreases enemy hero armor in the target area, changing armor by 1 every second. Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
MANA COST: 100/100/100COOLDOWN: 40
DURATION: 12 / 18 / 24SCEPTER RADIUS: 775 / 775 / 775
SCEPTER DURATION: 18 / 24 / 30
His ethereal journey into the Nothl realm has allowed Dazzle to mend together the powers of light and dark, creating shifting waves of enchantments.
Increase armor of allies and also reducing enemy's armor in the area. The increase/decrease of armor is not at once but gradually.


Level 1: Shallow Grave
Level 2: Shadow Wave
Level 3: Shadow Wave
Level 4: Poison Touch
Level 5: Shadow Wave
Level 6: Weave
Level 7: Shadow Wave
Level 8: Poison Touch
Level 9 : Poison Touch
Level 10: Poison Touch
Level 11: Weave
Level 12: Shallow Grave
Level 13: Shallow Grave
Level 14: Shallow Grave
Level 15: Stats
Level 16: Weave
Level 17-25: Stats

Why take Shallow Grave for level 1? Eventually, enemy want's to get firstblood on level1, so if you meet one of those who wants to gwt that firstblood, you should immediately cast this to you or your allies to save him.

Why maxed Shadow Wave first?  This is your main healing skill and also a nuke. you will need this for saving your allies and also for harassing enemy on early-mid game

Why maxed Poison Touch before Shallow Grave?  im my opinion, a level 1 Shallow Grave is enough for early-mid game, a 60 seconds cooldown is enough so you can cast this everytime you see a red-Hp-ed ally. Or you may increase this to level 2 if you feel need more cast on this skill. Meanwhile, the Poison Touch is important for your team to slow down and also to set up a nice gank. You will need the DPS from the Poison Touch.

Early Game
Dazzle is a utility hero, he usually needs to buy the courier for his team. And also don't forget to buy the wards. Noobs usually thinks that buying wards is not important, but that's 100% wrong. Ward is a must item for every team in DotA. You need vision from the ward to avoid being ganked by the enemy.

On early game, what you need to do is to support your partner in lane by help him denying the creeps and also try your best to keep him alive by casting the Shadow Wave and also the Shallow Grave if something dangerous happening to your ally or yourself. If your team thinks you need a bit of farm, the Shadow Wave can helps you farming faster by killing damaging some creeps at once.

Mid Game
Mid game is the ganking time! Everybody will roam around the map and find somebody to kill. So always keep your eye on the important place from where the enemy can comes up and always be careful. Always remember to replace the ward if the time is up and also always keeps an eye on the vision from the wards.
If ganks happening to your team, that is your time to action! You are the savior for your team, you have 3 defensive spells to be casted to save your team in a gank. If you think the gank is too dangerous for your ally/ yourself, because of the potentially high burst damage, you must immediately cast the Shallow Grave to save your friend. If that is not so dangerous, you will have the time to cast your ultimate first, it will increase your allies armor to protect them during the clash, and also it will make enemy become squishy and helps your teamd eal more damage. Also remember to cast the Shadow Wave to helps your teammates alive and maybe can damaging enemy a little.
If you sure that all allies is already 100% safe, you can be aggressive by casting the Poison Touch and start harassing your opponent.
If your team's are the one that initiate a gank to the enemy team, first is to cast the Poison Touch and Weave and let your friends to the damaging things. you can also help by attacking the opponent, although your damage is not that good, but it will helps your team to kill enemies.

Late Game
On the late game, your presence become so much more important. Your team will need a man that can guarantee a 100% insurance for the team. And that is your job to do that. You must deliver a safety feel to your allies, to make sure no one will be death during the teamfight.
Your part in the teamfigth might like this:
1. Comes to the teamfight, don't position your friends in front line of your line-up, because if you death, who will save your friends?
2. Immediately cast your ultimate, the Weave to increase ally's armor while also reducing enemy's.
3. Cast your poison touch on a squishy target/
4. Cast Shadow Wave to helps your friends survive in the teamfight
5. Cast Shallow Grave for allies that you see in danger of death
6. If you have the Mekansm, cast it to recover allies health and keep them alive.
That's it, be discipline and keep focusing. Stay calm during teamfight and click the rifght heroes for your Shallow Grave. Hope you will win your teamfight.

And after your team won the teamfight, you can get the Aegis for your team's main hero or your team can push enemy base and destrouy their buildings. Choose wisely!
And if your team's have bad luck and lose the teamfight, run immediately, use all you have to save yourself and your friends. If you have forcestaff use it to escape faster, and always use your skill whenever it's needed to save your allies.

1. Arcane Boots
Total cost: 1450
Recipe: Boots of Speed + Energy Booster
Arcane Boots, Dota 2 - Venomancer 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.

And if you choose to be more supportive you can choose these items:
1. Mekansm
Total cost: 2306
Recipe: Headress + Buckler + Recipe
Mekansm, Dota 2 - Shadow Shaman 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 AoE, is a must for teamfights.

2. Pipe of Insight
Total cost: 3628
Recipe: Hood of Defiance + Headress + Recipe
Pipe of Insight, Dota 2 - Ogre Magi Build Guide
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, very useful.

And if you want to be excel at initaiting a teamfight you can choose these items:
1. Dagger
Cost: 2150
blink dagger, Sandking, dota 2
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 you for initiating purpose. This item will make you can jump straint in front of your target so you can stun them immediately to make a way for your team to knock your enemy down. In a teamfight, who initiate first is usually become the winnner of the fight.

2. Force Staff
Total cost: 2350
Recipe: Staff of Wizardy + Ring of Regen + Recipe
Force Staff, Dota 2 - Windrunner 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.

3.  Schyte of Vyse
Total cost: 5675
Recipe: Mystic Staff + Ultimate Orb + Void Stone
Schyte of Vyse, Dota 2 - Venomancer 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. You are considered a support, and this item is one of the best supportive items you can get.
Or  you can use this to defend against somebody by making him become chicken.

Or you can increase more armor for your allies and also decrease more armor for the nenemy by buying this item:
Aghanim Scepter
Aghanim, Sandking, dota 2
Passive: Ultimate Upgrade - Upgrades the ultimates of certain heroes.
+ 10 All Attributes   + 200 Health   + 150 Mana
Why Aghanim's Scepter? With the increasing duration of your ultimate, you will make enemy more squishy while makes allies become tanks.

Or you may need to slow down your enemies with this item
Shivs's Guard
Total cost: 4700
Recipe: Plate Mail + Mystic Staff + Recipe
Shiva's Guard, Dota 2 - Shadow Shaman Build Guide
Active: Arctic Blast - Emits a freezing wave that does 200 damage to enemies and slows their movement by -40% for 4.0 seconds.
Passive: Freezing Aura - Reduces attack speed on enemies.
Multiple instances of Freezing Aura do not stack.
+ 30 Intelligence   + 15 Armor
Manacost: 100   Cooldown:   30
Why Shiva's? Gives you an Arctic Blast (Slowing and a 200 damage) and gives you a slowing aura, and also gives you +15 armor which makes you tanky.

1. Carries
(Example: Magine, Void, Luna)
Anti Mage, Dota 2 - Shadow Shaman Build GuideFaceless Void, Dota 2 - Shadow Shaman Build GuideLuna, Dota 2 - Shadow Shaman Build Guide
They need more survivability in the teamfight, helps them!

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