My name is Matt and i am going to be making multiple guide on the support heroes. This role is one of the most crucial roles that requires both skill and a good build to be good at. However with this guide you can be a better ardan player and will have a build to keep your team alive.
Things to know about Ardan Top
Ardan is a very good tank character. his abilities allow him to keep his team alive. In this chapter i will explain each of his abilities.
Vangaurd: Vanguard is Ardans first ability which gives a temporary health barrier and a speed boost. This ability can be used on yourself for a reduced effect. When you take the max level of this ability using this on your teammates will give you more vengeance. This also does AOE damage to nearby enemies
Blood for Blood: This is Ardans second ability. When triggered Ardan dashes to an enemy and deals crystal damage
to the selected enemy. basic attacks reduce the cooldown of this ability.
Gauntlet: This is Ardans Ultimate ability. Ardan jumps to the target location and brings up a literal ring.This ring stuns and deals crystal damage to anyone who enters or exits the ring. however if Ardan leves the ring its is immediately destroyed
How to use this build Top
This build is used for stay alive and keeping your team alive. many items in this build compliment Ardan very well. any health items allow ardan to become more tanky. Fountain of renewal and Crucible allow you to give health when your team is low on health and crucible can defend against some big damage like Adagios Ultimate. However on the opposite side of things frost burn allows your team to keep up with faster opponents who are running away with blood for blood. you can trade out frostburn for clockwork for more crystal damage and faster cooldowns. slumbering husk is only using in the early to mid game because you are able to stay alive easier without it. this slot can be used for something else like contraption or war treads. speaking of war treads. This item is the best speed boost item because it allows your entire team to move faster without your teammates using their boots. it can also be used to chase down the last remaining hero for the ace. Use the war treads when your entire team needs to retreat or catch an enemy hero. this also gives 500 health which is a plus 1 for Ardan.
General Knowledge tips Top
1- This is not a damage build so try to deal big damage will not be very useful. focus on keeping the team alive and assist in dealing damage with blood for blood
2- Always start the match with the blood for blood ability to help with early game damage
3- Use the Gauntlet to separate the team and punish the unlucky person.
4- Ardan is a good distractor as well... when your one of your teammates are going to die try to distract the laner or jungler. while your have the most health on the team.
Hopefully this guide helped you. I will be making a guide on each support hero. Let me know which hero i should do next