The Heroes in Dota 2 - An Introductory Guide for Timbersaw

Dec 27 2019 4 min read

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Dota 2 has many interesting and unique heroes. Some of them are very easy to play with, whereas others require a lot of skills actually to become good with them. Today, we will take a look at one of the hardest heroes in Dota 2 that's capable of doing insane amounts of damage. Despite its immense firepower, Timbersaw is not really the most popular hero in Dota 2 because he is tough to play with. What's more, his strength is truly shining when he is facing other strength heroes.

With that said, let's take a look at everything we need to know about this annoying hero in Dota 2.

Basic information about Tibersaw

Timbersaw is a melee strength core that can be played in every core position. However, the hero definitely shines the most when he is put in the offlane against certain matchups. Given the proper circumstances, Timbersaw can do insane amounts of damage very fast because every single spell that he is dealing pure damage. If that's not enough, this is also one of the tankiest and hardest to kill heroes in Dota 2. As a result, Timbersaw can easily crush every single lane that he is put in, regardless of the situation.

Many players tend to underestimate this hero a lot, but they soon learn that this was their biggest mistake. Once you leave this hero with a couple of levels, the laning stage for you is pretty much over. He can easily stack his third skill, which gives him tons of HP regeneration and just bully you out of the lane.

Here are all four of his abilities:

  • Whirling Death is the ability that makes Timbersaw one of the deadliest heroes against certain types of enemies. Apart from doing a very significant amount of damage on its own, this spell also removes a portion of the main stats of a hero. In other words, if that hero is using strength as its main stat, he will lose a drastic amount of health when he gets hit by Whirling Death.
    Another very interesting thing about this spell is that it can deal pure damage of there is a tree nearby. In fact, you have to basically cut down the tree while you're using the spell in order to benefit from this. Needless to say, it's always advisable to try and deal pure damage so that you can make the most out of it.
  • Timber Chain is a very interesting ability that allows Timbersaw to be very mobile. With it, he can move from tree to tree very fast while also doing pure damage along the way. Depending on the lane he is at, this spell can have different usages. For example, if Timbersaw is in the offlane, this spell is a must if he wants to survive ganks. However, if he is in the mid lane, we definitely advise you to level Whirling Death first because it will have a more significant impact.
  • Reactive armor is the ability that makes Timbersaw one of the deadliest laning heroes in the game. Most heroes out there tend to avoid being hit by the enemy creeps because they will have to waste regen. However, in the case of Timbersaw, that's far from the truth. Instead, this hero loves to be hit by the enemy creeps because, for each attack, he gains a stack in Reactive armor that provides him with armor and health regen. As a result, he becomes incredibly tanky and capable of completely shutting down the enemy hero on his lane.
  • Chakram - last, but not least, we have Chakram, a very cool ultimate. When used, Timbersaw throws his own weapon at the desired location, damaging everything on the way, while its there, and when it returns to him. This ability does pure damage, which means that you can do some serious amounts of damage.

Items and Counters

Regardless of the position in which you are playing, the main items for Timbersaw are more or less the same. That's due to the fact that the hero does only magical damage. Even though he has some interesting talents, his right-click damage is pretty much none existent. 

Here are a couple of very popular items for Timbersaw that many people purchase:

  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity is a very popular item that allows Timber to play defensively and aggressively at the same time. It is fairly cheap to buy, so many players decide to go for it as soon as possible.
  • Bloodstone is another very common item that has a huge impact on Timbersaw's gameplay. Not only does it give tons of mana and mana regen, but this item also enables the hero to be a lot more aggressive and useful during team fights. As a result, he is able to deal tons of damage during team fights easily.
  • Shiva's Guard is a must whenever there are certain heroes that deal tons of physical damage. This item provides even more survivability, as well as a nice slow that can come in handy.
  • Aghanim's Scepter is not as popular as other items on this list, but it's still an amazing way to amplify your damage. This item basically gives you a second ultimate to use, which can be devastating.

When it comes down to counters, the only heroes that can really make the life of Timber a living hell are the spellcasters. In other words, heroes such as Tinker, Zeus, Storm Spirit, etc. can easily crush this hero unless he buys the proper survival items.


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