Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Basic Hero Guide 1: Witch Slayer

No city is more pious in its worship of Sol than Arasunia, and no man is more fervent among its zealous citizens than the Witch Slayer. Although he is viewed with uncertainty by the beast shamans and human sorcerers in the Legion, his combat prowess and holy powers make him a mighty ally. Wielding a musket and a bladed icon of Sol, he can not only hold his own in battle, but can also sap his enemy's strength and turn any ground into sacred territory.

Hero Role: Support/Ganker
I will be giving a guide that is more oriented towards support because that's the role that I believe he fits the best.

Skill List

Creates a Graveyard for 700 units in the target direction. Any enemies hit will fly into the air for 0.52 seconds and are stunned for 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 seconds when they land, taking 60 / 130 / 200 / 260 Magic Damage.

Type: Magic Range: 500 Radius: 150 Cast Time: .5 Seconds.
Cooldown: 12 Seconds Mana: 100 / 125 / 140 / 170
Action: Target Dual Position

Applies Miniaturization to the target enemy for 1.25 / 2 / 2.75 / 3.5 seconds, settings its base Movement Speed to 100.

Type: Magic Range: 500 Cast Time: .9 Seconds.
Cooldown: 13 Seconds Mana: 110 / 140 / 170 / 200
Action: Target Entity
Miniaturization Effects: Perplexed, Silenced, Disarmed, Smaller!, Base Movement Speed set to 100.

Power Drain
Applies Power Drain to target for duration of the channel. The Witch Slayer gains mana equal to the mana drained. Instantly kills illusions.

Type: Magic Range: 600 / 650 / 700 / 750 Channeling Time: .9 Seconds.
Cooldown: 25 / 20 / 15 / 10 Seconds Mana: 10
Action: Target Entity
Power Drain Effects: 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 Mana drained per second.

Silver Bullet
Deals 500 / 650 / 850 Magic Damage to target.

Type: Magic Range: 700 Cast Time: .9 Seconds.
Cooldown: 12 Seconds Mana: 200 / 420 / 650
Action: Target Entity
Staff Effect: Increases damage from {500,650,850} to {600,800,1025}.

Item Build

Early Game

Start off with either the courier or a pair of wards for your team. Your goal in the early game is to survive, set up kills, and allow your carry to farm.

Mid Game

Continue to buy wards/counterwards to provide vision for your team if you are the ward bitch. If not, build up your farm and buy a Portal Key and roam. This will keep your enemies in fear of a 6 second disable and massive burst damage all the while allowing your carry to farm.

Late Game

Your late game should be all about trying to get all of your spells off before dying. Obviously if possible avoid dying, but know that you are expendable. Be aware of which heroes you should CC and which heroes to burst down.


  1. I love it when people use his ulti for lasthitting enemies...

  2. Great guide. I like that you're explaining each class!

  3. what is this thing on his back?

  4. This is useful, I'll definitely be following!

  5. I used to play HoN, but now that they charge $30 or $10 i've quit.

  6. @mac-and-me

    that'd be his awesome gun which he shoots a SILVER BULLET from!

  7. I don't think Miniaturization is really useful but I agree with the rest of guidance - thanks

  8. so witch should i play hon or lol ??? Friends seem addicted to lol

  9. That is a total B.A. right there. I need to find this game.

  10. Great guide!
    I was playing against Witch Slayer as Andro, but she wasn't using Power Drain, lol. Needless to say I was winning. :)

  11. Man, I want to try HoN, I've only played LoL but this one looks nice!

  12. This game seems so in depth got to try!

  13. im'a try this game out, ive read enough of your blogs to really want to.

  14. Oh man, this guy looks badass! I haven't played HoN but I do play SC2 and have played the SC2 community's LoL mod. Pretty awesome game style, love it. I can tell through this build that you put amount of theory building on your characters! Important if you're going to win!


  15. love your blog! keep up the quality posts!


  16. That graveyard spells looks awesome

  17. I playd HON in beta didnt rly have the time to get into it, but with school almost finished i might pick it up again

  18. i bet he is whooping asses :)

  19. this helped me a lot when playing, thank you!

  20. witch doctor is awesome hes literally my favorite character

  21. Nice guide , thx a lot !

  22. WS is a very complex hero to play. If played by a good player, it can dominate teamfights on mid through early. Good guide.

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