Dota 2: When to Kill Roshan?
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Dota 2 is a fantastic game that brings together thousands of people from all over the world. Even though many people think that it's accessible to pick-up games, Dota 2 is one of the hardest MOBA games you can play. Having said that, there is one thing in Dota 2 that always surprises its new players - Roshan.
The boss-like creature has been a symbol of Dota 2 forever. Before Valve's game came out, Roshan was a giant creature made out of rocks. However, once the successor of DotA came to existence, he was completely changed and now looks like a giant alien-like beast.
Let's take a look at some critical tips on how and when should you consider killing Roshan.
Essential things to know about Roshan
Apart from the fact that he is one big fella, Roshan is also pretty strong. That's why it is necessary to understand when actually to go for the kill.
The first you and your team manage to bring him down, he will drop the Aegis of Immortality. This is an item that allows respawning within five seconds of dying in the same place where you died. Even if it doesn't seem as strong, it can make a night and day difference, especially during the later stages of the game. That's why you if you watch any pro game, Roshan's Pit (the area where he stays) is often a deadly arena where both teams continuously collide. Every single wrong move when you decide to contest Roshan might result in GG, so keep it in mind.
After Roshan respawns again (this happens once every 10 minutes) and you kill him, he will also drop a Cheese. This is a compelling item that heals and gives mana instantly. Besides, every single death of Roshan after that will also drop either a Refresher Shard or an Aganim's Scepter.
When to kill him?
Apart from the apparent five-man smoke, the best time to go for a kill on Roshan is when you're leading in the game. This might seem like a pretty dull answer, but it's very accurate.
Perhaps the best scenario to get a Roshan to kill is when you manage to team-wipe your enemies near the pit. An Aegis will give you a lot of lead in the next team fight, which is probably going to be near your enemies' high ground.
On the other hand, you can decide to just "let it be" and immediately push to your enemies base. Even though this might seem like a good idea, in most cases, it's not. If your enemies buyback and manage to kill you, they are the ones that will be hitting your base with the Aegis.
Keep it in mind that all that we've mentioned above can be skipped if there is an Ursa on your team. This hero is capable of bringing down Roshan on his own, as soon as he hits level 7.