Dota 2: The Best Shadowblade Buyers
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There are many Dota 2 items that are very popular in PUB games but perhaps Shadowblade is the leader of the pack in this regard. This is one of the items that every core hero tends to buy, especially in the lower MMR brackets. Thanks to its ability to make you invisible, Shadow Blade can serve as a very reliable escape or initiation tool, which is why so many heroes prefer it. However, similar to anything else in Dota 2, not all heroes are the same and this also implies to this item.
Let's take a look at some of the heroes that benefit the most from having an item such as this.
LC definitely has to be one of the heroes that can benefit a lot from a Shadow Blade. This item will give LC the chance to position himself properly so that she can easily duel the enemy target. Even though some LC players tend to also get a Blink Dagger, Shadow Blade still remains one of the main item choices for many of them.
SF is yet another common Shadow Blade builder that benefits a lot from this item. Apart from a way of escaping from death, this item also gives him a lot of damage and attack speed, which are all stats that SF loves to have, especially when he plays with the so-called "physical" damage build. You can often see SF players rushing to buy this item as soon as possible in order to make the most out of it early on. That's due to the fact that the enemy will buy some sort of vision sooner or later.
Last, but definitely not least, we have Slark, one of the most annoying heroes to deal with. Unlike the other two on this list that tends to buy Shadow Blade in certain cases, Slark is one of those heroes that often rush this item. It completely changes the way he looks at the game because he can start hunting freely. What's more, instead of selling it later, he often tends to upgrade it to a Silver Edge, which is even stronger.