DotA: Razor Guide


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Razor, the Lightning Revenant



General Info:

A true blue carry hero and farmer. He moves fast, attacks fast, and is easily one of the top farmers and especially newb friendly. His fast attack speed makes last hitting particularly easy as well. Not to mention he’s got a nuke that’s great for harassing and sniping and his aura that helps him regenerate and move even faster.



Increases attack speed for 20 seconds, at the cost of taking extra damage.

Level 1 - 25% increase, 5% damage taken increase.
Level 2 - 50% increase, 10% damage taken increase.
Level 3 - 75% increase, 15% damage taken increase.
Level 4 - 100% increase, 20% damage taken increase.

**A great late game ability, but not something you want to take early on. Ideally you’d want to get this after you gain some sort of survivability be it Butterfly or Radiance or a heck of a lot of HP.**

Chain Lightning

Hurls a bolt of damaging lightning at a target enemy that jumps to nearby enemies. Each jump deals less damage.

Level 1 - 75 damage, jumps 3 times.
Level 2 - 150 damage, jumps 5 times.
Level 3 - 225 damage, jumps 7 times.
Level 4 - 300 damage, jumps 9 times.

**Much like Medusa’s it’s great for farming and harassing and tagging heroes and creep kills at the same time. The best way to use it with Razor, however, if to keep it alternating between attacks and eventually using it to snipe those red HP’ers early game.**

Unholy Fervor

Increases the movement speed and life regeneration rate of Razor.

Level 1 - 3% movement, 0.5 hp/sec regeneration bonus.
Level 2 - 5% movement, 1.0 hp/sec regeneration bonus.
Level 3 - 8% movement, 1.5 hp/sec regeneration bonus.
Level 4 - 10% movement, 2.0 hp/sec regeneration bonus.

**Cake on an awesome carry hero. You move faster and get bonus regen. It’s an excellent skill with or without the regen. **

Storm Seeker

Summons a storm that permanently follows Razor. Every few seconds, it strikes Razor's enemies with savage lightning bolts.

Level 1 - Deals 60 damage.
Level 2 - Deals 90 damage.
Level 3 - Deals 120 damage.

**Great for last hitting and tagging multiple read mobs. It can help clear pushes (especially with Radiance) very quickly. It’s also a pretty handy harasser early on if you choose to get close/chase heroes.**


Lvl 1: Chain Lightning
Lvl 2: Unholy Fervor
Lvl 3: Chain Lightning
Lvl 4: Unholy Fervor
Lvl 5: Chain Lightning
Lvl 6: Storm Seeker
Lvl 7: Chain Lightning
Lvl 8: Unholy Fervor
Lvl 9: Unholy Fervor
Lvl 10: Stats
Lvl 11: Storm Seeker
Lvl 12: Stats
Lvl 13: Stats
Lvl 14: Frenzy
Lvl 15: Frenzy
Lvl 16: Storm Seeker
Lvl 17: Frenzy
Lvl 18: Frenzy
Lvl 19+: Stats

A pretty standard build for Razor. You take advantage of the free move speed and regen and the harassing/nukability of Chain Lightning which can easily net you some early kills if you look around for low heroes. Frenzy is later on when you like have Radiance, A relic, or nearing Butterfly completion. The rest speaks for itself.

Item Builds

My typical build is..

1. Boots of Travel
2. Radiance
3. Butterfly
4. S/Y
5. Assault Cuirass
6. BKB/Linken Sphere (If you need survivability to nukes.)

A standard item build that I use. Getting Radiance as early as possible is ideal, but be sure to get some Wraiths/Bracers and RoR to survive early on. Maybe even a Perseverance. Butterfly and S/Y should take care of any survivability against non-nukers, but for heavy nuke/stun/disable teams BKB is a must.