Celeste: Overpowered and Overgunned by TheDoctor

Celeste: Overpowered and Overgunned

By: TheDoctor
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016
6 Votes
Build 1 of 2

Celeste

Build: Spamming for Kills

Ability Path

Julia's Light
Heroic Perk
Heliogenesis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Core Collapse
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Solar Storm
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Threat Meter

Threat
Low
High
Show all
Threat Hero Notes
1
  No Threat
2
Blackfeather Relatively unthreatening. Just dodge the occasional ON POINT (sideways, not back), and you'll be fine.
3
SAW This really depends on the SAW. If facing in lane, stay away from him, especially when he's got stacks. Keep pestering him with HELIOGENESIS from afar, and eventually go in for the kill with CORE COLLAPSE. Since he has low mobility, you should be able to take him out, so long as he doesn't use ROADIE RUN. Be sure not to underestimate him, though. He can take out half your health in the blink of an eye. To keep him vulnerable, use CORE COLLAPSE on him whenever he uses SUPPRESSING FIRE. This will block him from getting stacks when he is building weapon.
4
Skye Skye has to be properly built against in lane. Celeste survives by kiting, while Skye attacks by chasing. Boots are essential for running away from FORWARD BARRAGE.
5
  No Threat
6
Krul Krill is generally very easy or very difficult to play against, depending on the build. If he locks onto you with SHIVERSTEEL, your best chance is stunning him and activating your boots. However, if you stay on the outskirts of team battles, you'll be able to avoid him.
7
Glaive Watch out for Glaive in lane. Afterburn is an incredibly effective ganking tool. Occasionally firing HELIOGENESIS into the enemy brush will go a long way to keeping you alive.
8
Phinn Phinn is very powerful if played correctly. POLITE COMPANY is is something to watch out for. Keep your distance from Phinn, but try to poke. You may want to switch out FOUNTAIN OF RENEWAL with CRUCIBLE, so you can block FORCED ACCORD.
8
Samuel When playing against Samuel, watch out for MALICE AND VERDICT. Once he builds up enough crystal power, he can poke you for a good amount of damage. To avoid this, dodge sideways instead of backwards, as the shots have long range. Always start building shield against him early on.
9
Taka Good Takas are the bane of your existence. They can move around you with great agility, dodging even Solar Storm. One strategy that sometimes works is using HELIOGENESIS where you are when under attack. When you make it supernova, he'll probably take damage, as he needs to be right next to you to attack. Also, while your basic attacks may not do much damage, your heroic perk allows you to track targets like Taka. Basic attack him when you think he's about to try to vanish.
10
  No Threat

Welcome! Top



Celeste is a really OP character. It's possible to kill someone from halfway across the Fold with Solar Storm, and the poking ability of Heliogenesis is unparalleled. I personally love to play her, as she can be nearly unstoppable if built right. This build is one I've developed over hundreds of matches. It is important to have quick reflexes and good timing to execute, but the amount of power it has is amazing. This build is somewhat weak in mid game, but once you buy Broken Myth you are able to take out the other team in a flash.

I hope it helps you to destroy your enemies!

Table of Contents

Start Top

At the beginning of the game, get a crystal bit and two halcyon potions. THE POTIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. Using this without them, you will have to quickly drop out of lane to go to base. Use your first ability point on Heliogenesis. Focus on using your basic attacks. Occasionally using Heliogenesis is OK, especially if an enemy hero is standing with the minions, but excessive use will dry up all your energy. Be sure to get those last hits.

If playing against another Celeste, you will need a different strategy. I often still use the Crystal Bit as the first item, but the Energy Battery or Sprint Boots are also common. It really depends on your play style, as those who ambush need Crystal Bit, those who poke need Sprint Boots, and those who just want to lay down fire want Energy Battery.

First Stop Top

Stay in lane until you have at least 600 gold, unless under threat of death. Then head to the jungle shop to pick up your next items, Energy Battery and Sprint Boots. If you have enough gold, grab an Hourglass as well. Get another couple of Halcyon Potions to sustain yourself. At this point, you should start being able to use Heliogenesis more. Don't start spamming yet, though.

Against a Celeste, BUY Travel Boots! You can have all the energy in the world, but if you can't run and dodge, you won't be able to hold your own in lane.

Second Stop Top

Here's where it starts to get interesting. Get your Heavy Prism and Void Battery. If you've been forced out of lane early, another Crytal Bit will do as well. These will allow you to deal more damage to squishy enemy laners. That, along with gaining Solar Storm, should enable you to take out the enemy laner once or twice. Poke them every once and a while, and when you see an opening, go in with Core Collapse, a couple of Heliogenesis, and Solar Storm to finish them off. Openings often occur when the other player is trying to attack you. Remember: if you stun them, you can turn the tide of the fight.

Against another Celeste, the strategy will begin to merge a bit. You still want to have boots, and a Light Shield isn't bad, as it is part of your build.

Getting There... Top


At this point, you're going to diversify. Eve should give you enough CP for a bit, so we're going to concentrate on staying alive and spammy. Kiting is the best way to stay alive with Celeste. To these ends, we will have Eve of Harvest and Sprint Boots or Travel Boots. We will also start building Broken Myth and Clockwork. Get an Energy Battery, as spamming effectively, especially as health and shield of everyone increase, will require more shots.

At this point, spamming is going to become your best friend. Poke the enemy laner near-constantly, and keep enemy heroes in team fights running.

Building the Rest Top

You might already have gotten a Light Shield, which is fine, provided you're building up to the Aegis option. You can also get Reflex Block if you're getting stunned often. Buy another Heavy Prism to continue building Broken Myth. While it may seem more important to get the health first, Broken Myth will make you exponentially more powerful. DO NOT SKIP IT.

By now, you should have Overdrive on Heliogenesis. This is one of the more important overdrives in the game, as it increases your attack range from 7 to nine, making you exponentially more effective. If you previously had to keep your distance from the enemy laner, rejoice! Spam them from afar and get THEM to run.

Core Top

This is where you should have some real oomph. With Clockwork, you'll be able to attack quickly and hammer your opponents into oblivion. Eve will keep you alive when you're in a team fight. If nearing death, send Solar Storm, and you'll get a good chunk of health back. Before doing so, however, try to poke the enemy team a bit to build up Broken Myth stacks. Definitely get Journey Boots to kite, especially against faster opponents (e.g. Skye, Taka, etc.).

Final Top

After you have your core, you're going to want to strengthen yourself a bit. Buy Atlas Pauldron, Crucible, or Aegis. The Shatterglass is rarely done, normally it is replaced with a defensive item like Metal Jacket, or with an offensive one like Frostburn. Occasionally you will want a Crystal Infusion to help you out. I always grab one after capturing the Kraken, or sometimes when pushing into the enemy base.

Good luck!

Go to top

Quick Comment (1) View Comments

You need to log in before commenting.

Quick Comment (1) View Comments

You need to log in before commenting.