Dota 2 - Shadow Fiend Spell Damage Build

Mar 05 2020 2 min read

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Shadow Fiend is one of those Dota 2 heroes that can be played in many different ways. Some of them include a heavy right-click damage itemization, whereas others are more towards the spell damage type of deal. Regardless of which one you go for, SF is one of those heroes that are capable of making a real difference in a fight. In fact, there isn't really right or wrong with all both item builds because it all comes down to the situation that you're in.

Having said that, today, we will take a look at the magic-damage SF and how it works.

What items do I need to buy? 

One of the main aspects of the "caster SF" build is the items. Here, there are not really that many choices because most players go for the following build:

  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity -> Aghanim's Scepter -> Octarine Core -> Refresher (optional)

These are what are considered to be the "core" items. However, there are many people who tend to experiment with all kinds of things, such as a Scythe of Vyse, Dagon, and so on.


Now that you know what items to get, it's time to see how to play properly. One of the key things that you need to remember is that you have to get the talents that increase your magical damage. For obvious reasons, you will need them here in order to be as effective as possible.

One of SF's biggest problems is that he can quickly run out of mana if he spans too much Shadow Razes. Although this s not a problem later when you have items, the early-mid game can be pretty difficult, which is why we advise our readers to always have a Mango. You never know when you will need that extra mana to land that crucial Shadow Raze, so better be safe than sorry.

Your job in a team fight is to do as much damage as possible, which can only be done if you buy a Black King Bar. This is an absolute must for every Shadow Fiend player because this hero is not really known for surviving all that much. A very important part of Shadow Fiend is his ultimate. Not only does it do tons of damage, but it also disables the enemy heroes for a couple of seconds.


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