a Skaarf will keep you warm (skaarf build) by Magnus0

a Skaarf will keep you warm (skaarf build)

By: Magnus0
Last Updated: May 11, 2015
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Skaarf

Build: burn everything!

Ability Path

Fan the Flames
Heroic Perk
Spitfire
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Goop
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Dragon's Breath
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Threat Hero Notes
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  No Threat
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Adagio He can't touch you. Spam your fireball on him and use goop to slow him so he can't rush towards you with boots and use his own slow. watch out for the stun when using your ult.
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SAW Now that your spitfire goes through minions, Saw is really easy to harass with spitfire. place a goop underneath him and after a couple of basic attacks and another spitfire he'll be dead. Play save, or he can kill you.
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Catherine Melt (no pun intended) through her defenses. your damage goes under her bubble so don't be afraid of her. watch out that she doesn't stun you, then you'll be dead.
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Ardan Ardan's heroic perk counters yours pretty well. Still, Ardan himself can't do anything to you. His gauntlet is what makes him a threat. He can trap you, and he can shield his allies from you when you use your ult.
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Celeste Your spitfire has the same range as her heliogenisis. It also goes through minions now so it's easier to harass her in lane. watch out for her stun when using your ult.
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Petal Sure, her munions block your spitfire, but you can just kill all minions with goop. Burn all over her with your ult when you have the chance. Slow her munions with an unlit goop when they combust.
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Ringo Dangerous. Ringo can dodge your spitfire when he is played by a skilled player. You both can do lots of damage to each other. Play smart and you can win, play reckless and he wins.
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Skaarf The most skilled player will usually win. That's all there really is to it.
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Vox Similar to Ringo, Vox can dodge your skill quiet easily. Crystal Vox's lifesteal completely counters your heroic perk. He is made of paper though so when you have the chance, blaaargh all over him with your ult.
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Koshka Koshka can kill you fast, but you can do a lot of damage to her before you die. When you have a tank on your team, she will be easy to deal with actually. Watch out for her stun, as usual.
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Joule Weapon Joule is the most OP thing ever now. Don't let her jump on you! You'll die in two thunder strikes. The same as with Glaive, try to kite her with your frostburn and spam spitfire.
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Taka Same as Koshka but a bit more dangerous. Have a tank on your team and burn all over him. He'll die pretty fast, but you do too.
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Glaive When Glaive gets in your face, you'll be already dead. He also has a stun which he can use to slap you around the battlefield. Use your spitfire and frostburn to slow him and you might be able to kite him. always be careful though.
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Krul same as with Glaive. Krul kills you in seconds but you can kite him with proper care. again, watch for the stun.
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  No Threat
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  No Threat

how to use this build Top

Skaarf go majorly buffed in update 1.4. His already OP heroic perk got buffed, his attack speed is better now and the cooldown on his abilities are shorter. Frostburn also got buffed significantly. All these things combined make Skaarf a formidable foe who is not only good early game, but also scales well in the late game (dat ult).

Get boots first. You can easily get a kill at the start of the game by just using one spitfire and some basic attacks. Use the passive speed boost from the boots to run (fly?) behind an enemy while continually using your basic attack. They enemy will die of the burn. Then rush frostburn. It slows enemies so you have more time to basic attack and it provides a healthy amount of crystal power. get energy battery and blazing salvo fast, so you can land even more basic attack. The damage of the burn will add up quickly. Get and eve for energy recharge and some nice lifesteal. You'll get lots of health back because of your huge AoE damage (enemies burned by Fan of the Flames now also deal damage to nearby enemies). You can also use a clockwork for energy recharge. With a clockwork, you can spam spitfire incredibly often, but you won't get lifesteal. Add in a shatterglass for more damage. Or get a second defensive item, your damage is mainly based around fan of the flames anyway. Get a counter defensive item to survive. should be obvious.

Now into your abilities. The first thing you need to know is that you should spam spitfire everywhere. It has amazing range and a low cooldown. Because of it's range, you can keep your distance. Frostburn also helps with this. Use Spitfire to put minions and enemy heroes on fire. Also use it in brushes to scout for dangerous opponents. Never facecheck a brush, always use spitfire. Use goop to clear the lane or to refresh the burn time on burning enemies. You can also put it in a brush before an anticipated gank and zone enemies out. Place goop tactically. Sometimes it's better to leave it unlit because then it provides a strong slow, which you can use for escaping. And finally your ult.. oooh.. your ult. Even though it got nerfed, it destroys everything that is squishy. Like seriously, you can insta-kill almost all squishy enemy heroes when used right. Also use the momentum changes to save or accelerate your allies when needed. Get Ardan on your team and you can burn everything to death with a vanguard or gauntlet.

I might get into detail later, but this is what I have for now. Please comment what you think.

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