Rigwarl: Bristleback Rigwarl is a good hero from start to finish. He has nice tanking abilities, and good hero chasing skills. What I will be focusing on, is mainly hero killing, but it also pacts pushing potential. Let's review his skills: Vicious Nasal Goo Covers target in snot, lowering their armor and move speed. Can be stacked for 4 casts. Level 1: -1 armor, 20% and 3% slow per cast. Level 2: -1 armor, 20% and 6% slow per cast. Level 3: -2 armor, 20% and 9% slow per cast. Level 4: -2 armor, 20% and 12% slow per cast. Summary: Ok well this skill may not look very appealing, but it is the king of the slows. Slowing them down 80% is really really nice. Just keep your finger on V and all is set. Quill Spray Sprays out Quills rapidly for adaquete damage. Level 1: 3 damage per hit up close, 2 damage at range. Level 2: 6 damage per hit up close, 4 damage at range. Level 3: 9 damage per hit up close, 6 damage at range. Level 4: 12 damage per hit up close, 8 damage at range. Summary: USELESS SKILL! The only reason I would get this is if I would do a farming build, which I don't think Rigwarl needs extra farming granted his ultimate, which will be dicussed further down. Bristleback Since Rigwarl's back is covered in spines, it helps him stay fortefied. This skill does not reduce lethal damage [criticals, bash]. Level 1: Reduces damage by 30% from rear. Level 2: Reduces damage by 40% from rear. Level 3: Reduces damage by 50% from rear. Level 4: Reduces damage by 60% from rear. Summary: Very very nice skill, handy for tanking towers and also good for trying to get away (which shouldnt be a problem because of Vicious Nasal Goo!) Warpath Gives a percent chance to trigger a Frenzy. Level 1: 10% chance to trigger. Level 2: 20% chance to trigger. Level 3: 30% chance to trigger. Summary: I'd say one of the best ults, since it's passive. A Troll ult practically Strategy For In-Game Early game: Mostly what I'd do is stay back if there is ranged heroes facing you, but if its melee you can get up in the fights. It is very important to get THE LAST HIT!!! Also, hero hunting before level 9 isn't very good, you need to creep to build your items! The reason I say before level 9 is because then you have your ult, and 2 other skills maxed out, (very handy) Also, it is nice to have a stunner partner in the lane of your choice with you, this helps with your Nasal Goo timing, and it also makes it a practically gauranteed kill. Early game shouldn't be hard, since you will have points into Bristleback. Mid game: This is where you shine, right at level 9! 2 skills maxed, and the trusty ult. Very handy to go hero hunting, since you can 1v1 just about any hero because of the Goo, which helps in armor reduction, and the movement speed. Very good to get the ult in there too, if you're lucky. Building the items early is also important! You want to out-dominate the other team! Late game: Almost no one can 1v1 you alone, 2v1 won't be hard either. You rape. You just won't die. Skill Order: Bristleback [I like to get the passives at level 1 because well, it's a passive!] Goo Bristleback Goo Goo Warpath Goo Bristleback Bristleback Stats [I do not get any points into Quill Spray, I think it is useless] Warpath Stats Stats Stats Stats Warpath 17+: stats 22: Quill Spray [It's a must] Item Analysis: In the beginning game, I like to start out with a Ring of Regeneration, because it is very handy, and you can sell it later. Ring of Regeneration [OPTIONAL: FLASKS AND CLARITIES, ALWAYS GOOD] Bracer Boots Bracer Gloves of Haste + Treads Boots of Quel'Thalas Mithril Hammer Maelstorm recipe-> [This is the main item for Rigwarl, it is very very handy for hero killing, creeping, and pushing. Also helps with double kills!] Buriza (optional) Satanic (lots of people get it, very good) Battle Fury (handy for regeneration + damage bonus) My games with Rigwarl usually have lots of kills, and few deaths. Hope this guide works out for you! You can also visit Rigwarl's hero page to buy items and change levels.