Sven is an excellent stunner, farmer and support hero, who often surpasses the disabler/support role and becomes a carry hero. Sven is a Strength hero with a range of powerful spells, making him a difficult to counter when played by a skilled player.
Sven possesses one of the best stuns in the game, has a built-in cleave skill that replicates Battle Fury and has excellent Strength and Agility gains per level. He can be very effective even without items, however with the right items, Sven becomes a difficult adversary as an initiator and carry that is equally powerful as a team player or a solo ganker.
Storm Hammer is an unavoidable stun that lasts for 2 seconds and deals a considerable amount of damage, making it one of the best in the game. You may want to get some mana regen as Sven needs a boost to spam this. Max this as quickly as possible and wreak havoc!
Great Cleave is Sven’s in-built Battle Fury that deals up to 65% cleave damage (hits all enemies around whatever you’re attacking). Many players pair this with a Battle Fury to deal 100% cleave damage, which makes Sven an amazing farmer and very difficult to deal with.
Warcry gives a armor and movement speed boost to himself and his allies, making it a great option for team battles and chasing enemies. The spell lasts for 7 seconds. Warcry becomes the most effective mid-late game, so max out Storm Hammer and Cleave first.
God’s Strength grants up to 200% bonus damage over 25 seconds. Needless to say, this enables Sven to deal devastating amounts of damage to enemies (and everything around them thanks to Great Cleave) and makes him an amazing solo and team battle hero.
Earthshaker Item Build
Despite the strong skill set, one common problem with Earthshaker is that he tends to run out of mana for his spells. This can be extremely frustrating as the skills really make an Earthshaker player. As such, it’s important to get mana regeneration items early on. Many opt for Arcane Boots (mana boots) and a Ring of Basilius to quickly recover mana and return to the battle.
Don’t rely too much on Clarities — although they only cost 50 gold, every little bit adds up and will end up costing you large amounts of gold you could have spent on better item sets.
This section on Earthshaker Items is continued on Page 2.
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