Dota 2 - How to lane against Timbersaw

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Let's take a look at a few things we need to know about this annoying hero.


Dota 2 is a game where laning is one of the most important aspects that you have to master if you want to get good at the game. However, as you can probably imagine, this is definitely easier said than done.

That said, laning can be very easy or very hard, depending on what hero you're laning against. Sometimes, staying on the lane can be an absolute nightmare, especially when it's against a strong hero such as Timbersaw. That's why it is important to know a couple of things that you have to keep in mind when you're against this hero.

Always try to kill him before he gets to level 3

Most heroes can be killed at any level, given the circumstances. However, that's not the case with Timbersaw. As you know, his third skill gives him insane amounts of armor, as well as HP regen, which makes killing him rather impossible, especially he gets Reactive armor to level 2 and onward. That's why you need to make sure that you will kill him at least once before that happens. Even though he can be difficult to deal with, he can definitely die easily, especially if one of the heroes against him has a stun.

Don't harras him for no reason

Contrary to the general rule that you should always try to harras the enemy laner, that might not always be the best decision here due to his passive ability. Once he gets over 15 stacks on Reactive Armor, killing him is rather impossible. That's why when it's obvious that you won't kill him and when he's just sitting there and tanking damage, don't hit him because your attack won't do anything. However, if he doesn't have any stacks at all, you should always try to harras him.

Be very careful with your position

The last very important tip is that you need to always be aware of your surroundings. As you know, Timbersaw does insane damage when he is close to trees. That's why you should try to avoid staying close to them, unless you want to soak tons of damage.

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