Full guide for Koshka of the Halcyon fold(Pls vote and comment as this is my first guide) by Darkstalker

Full guide for Koshka of the Halcyon fold(Pls vote and comment as this is my first guide)

By: Darkstalker
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017
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Koshka

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Ability Path

Bloodrush
Heroic Perk
Pouncy Fun
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Twirly Death
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Yummy Catnip Frenzy
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Threat Hero Notes
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Baron Koshka's speed makes it easy to dodge his porcupine missiles
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Skye Easy to avoid first ability and ultimate and not so hard to kill.
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Fortress Quite easy to kill although his wolves can seek you out and expose your whereabouts.
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Lyra Very easy to kill. None of her abilities affect you a lot
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Ardan In the early game, his second ability does a lot of damage but he is less dangerous in the late game
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Phinn extremely easy to dodge his first and ultimate. High health allows him to survive onslaughts
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Vox Fox's resonance can detect you if you are near, preparing to ambush
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Joule easy to dodge her predictable first and second abilities
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Krul Easy to escape but when ambushed and slowed, you're dead.
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Samuel Samuel's first ability has a very far range so he will be able to pick you off with enough damage
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Adagio Very annoying because he can heal his allies, and if you are near that hero you will be slowed and take damage from his arcane fire
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Lance Root and stun are extremely annoying
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Skaarf Fireball and oil combo has the potential to deal massive amount of damage.
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Gwen Gwen's first ability can slow you and second can let her walk out of kasha's ultimate.
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Kestrel Has the potential to deal a lot of damage and even stun you
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Alpha She can use abilities to chase you. Has second life so you might not have enough damage to finish her off
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Celeste Her stars can reveal you if you are hiding in a bush. She can stun you with her second and deal tons of damage with her ultimate
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SAW Once hit by his second, he will gain full stacks and you will be slowed
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Reim Low mobility,leading to escape but he can root you
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Blackfeather When his second lands a hit on you you will be slowed securing your death if you are at low health
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Glaive Can deal massive amount of damage and his afterburner can knock you to the enemy team forr them to finish you off
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Taka Second ability to sneak up on you or escape
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Ozo Like Krul, he can regenerate his health when fighting. This monkey is more deadly as he can use his acrobounce to catch up with you
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Idris If this hero is building crystal power, his chakram can deal tons of damage if you did not build any defence
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Ringo Easy to ambush but when first ability slows you down, he can easily finish you off.Even if you escape with low health, he can still finish you off with his epic fireball
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Rona Rona's fast attack and heavy damage can kill you almost instantly
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Petal Petal's munions can slow you down and deal tons of damage.
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Koshka Her speed can match up with your speed so its pointless trying to escape. Try fighting her and calling your teammates for help.
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Catherine Her stun is scary because once you are stunned near the enemy team, you're a dead cat
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Flicker Can provide vision for the enemy team of you without you knowing. His root and slow are also extremely annoying. Worst of all, with his ultimate, the whole enemy team could be next to you without you knowing.

Intro to Koshka Top

Koshka is a hit and run assassin who is most effective in chasing down and finishing her victim's life.She is a super fast jungle clearer and can easily chase or escape almost anybody.

KOSHKA VAINGLORY LORE:Hooray! Koshka is very good at, um, let's see, playing, and dancing, and poking you with her long sharpened love claws, and playing hide and seek, and then, surprise! You found her, but you can't catch her, but wait, are you bleeding? Oops, you died. There is no more joy for life and eagerness to embrace a challenge than the happy terrifying mystery that is Koshka. The savvy observer might question whether she's even aware she's in a fight at all.She's an ideal jungler, and confident players will even invade the enemy-side jungle for fun and profit.

Koshka basics( for beginners) Top

For beginners, play with bots and slowly increase its difficulty until you are very familiar with Koshka's abilities.
When on lane,if you see an enemy with low health behind the turret, just go for the kill with Pouncy Fun and run out of range of the turret immediately.
In the jungle, farm as fast as you can.
Never engage heroes like Krul or Reim as they excel in 1-V-1 battles
Pouncy Fun is just as effective for escaping as well as it is for offensive. When escaping, take note of your surroundings.Use this ability on enemy/jungle minions to make Koshka jump to it, escaping the enemy swiftly.Koshka is an in-your-face assassin adept at getting the kill and then getting out. Focus on assassinating weak targets and locking down the most lethal enemy. She can easily overextend, so be careful not to outrun teammates. She's extremely fast at clearing jungle camps.

Warning for koshka users Top

Koshka has many dangerous enemies, especially those who can turn invisible, sneak up on her and take her by surprise, such as Kestrel, Taka, and Flicker. Her low health leaves her vulnerable to heroes who can root and deal heavy damage such as Reim and Lance.

Super detailed explanation for item build Top

Crystal Items
1) Aftershock matches perfectly with her Twirly Death because her next basic attack will be so OP because off its passive effect plus the Aftershock which gives you more damage after using an ability.

2) Shatterglass tremendously increases your crystal damage, including the next two basic attacks after using Twirly Death. Her ultimate, the Yummy Catnip Frenzy,will also deal massive amounts of damage.

3) Clockwork is effective because it speeds up Koshka's ability cool down. It's passive effect increases her ability's damage as it amplifies her crystal damage by 30 percent.

4) Broken Myth gives a extremely high damage increase amplifying her abilities damage by four percent per second for nine seconds. This would be slightly more effective when purchased with items that give Koshka more health so she would have more time to survive and stack up her Broken Myth to it's maximum.

5) Frostburn will slow enemy with each attack, slowing the hero a while for every attack each two seconds. Besides this, it will also increase Koshka's crystal power.(less than the shatter glass but it is still quite a lot.

6) Alternating Current matches well with Frostburn as it will increase Kasha's attack speed, dealing fast and heavy damage, also increasing the rate of slow from the Frostburn. This item also allows Koshka to quickly use her empowered attacks from twirly dearth.

Utility/Defence Items
1) Journey Boots increases her speed out of all the bookstand provides some health to her. This is required in order to escape deadly fights or ambushes quickly.

2) Slumbering Husk fortifies your health after taking damage of twenty percent of your health. Thus, this is effective against Taka, who can sneak up on Koshka and deal a massive amount of damage with his first and last abilities.
3)ageis/ Metal Jacket are defence items which greatly reduces damage from enemy abilities and weapon damage respectively.

Early game (Casual/Ranked) Top

Koshka excels in the early game, dominating the jungle and taking down enemy heroes. This gives her a massive gold advantage ahead of every player in the game, including her own teammates. Her speed and damage dealt by her makes her extremely dangerous and slippery.

Late game Top

Koshka players should consider defence items such as Aegis and Metal Jacket when opponents may have caught up with the gold advantage and deal too much damage.

Koshka in Blitz Top

With 6000 gold you can buy powerful items, so that she can easily earn kills for her team. Unfortunately, so will your opponents so they will be as OP as you. Thus, she is extremely vulnerable due to her low health so be sure to stick with your team. Personally, I do not build defence items like ageis and Metal Jacket as Blitz is only a 5 minute or less game. Instead, I go for crystal power so that she can easily earn kills for her team.
*Place scout traps at where the gold miner is. If the enemy team is taking it, use Pouncy Fun to steal the gold mine. The team that last hits the gold miner will earn 3 points
*If the crystal miner is in trouble, go and help out. The crystal mine can give three points. Besides, with the crystal miner on your side there is a chance of earning a point by killing an enemy hero.

Koshka in battle royale Top

Focus on getting Shatterglass first. Then get Aftershock, followed by Clockwork and end off with Broken Myth. On the way, get defence items if necessary. Unless you have Flicker in your team, I suggest you place some scout traps in bushes to provide vision of enemy heroes that could be preparing for an ambushIf you somehow manage to survive a very long time, go commit suicide.(Unless you are the only one surviving, of course) Unspent gold will not make you stronger.
Tips:
*Hide in the bushes in the middle of the lane and try to get a kill when possible.
*Scout traps can reveal invisible enemies like Taka and Kestrel.

Advise for farming Top

Koshka may be able to deal heavy damage but her low health makes her vulnerable, so she should stay in the jungle, farming, unless there is a potential to score a kill on the lane or to defend the turret. Never wander off alone in the jungle during the late game, be sure to stick to your whole team.

Advise on abilities Top

Use Pouncy Fun to surprise the enemy or deal the killing blow to a vulnerable enemy. Pouncy Fun is just as effective for escaping as well as it is for offensive. When escaping, take note of your surroundings.Use this ability on enemy/jungle minions to make Koshka jump to it, escaping the enemy swiftly.

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Twirly Death deals crystal damage to enemies around her. She also gains two empowered attacks which can be activated through basic attacks. These empowered attacks are what gives kosher the upper hand during the early game against enemy heroes so players should unlock her second ability first.
Another advantage is that when you think an enemy like Taka is invisible and near you, you can use this ability and there is a chance you might hit that hero, stopping his invisibility. To do this,you have to be both lucky and alert.

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Yummy Catnip Frenzy in an ability in which Koshka launches at her victim with a flurry of slashes after a short delay. The first slash stuns her victim and the last slash deals a massive amount of damage. Unfortunately, this ability is immediately cancelled if it is reflex bock or stunned/killed midair.
Personally, I use this ability to chase after the last enemy hero to earn an ace as i can stun the hero and deal damage to him, at the same time closing a gap between us.

Roam synergy Top

Adagio roam synergy=3
Adagio's Gift of Fire can give Koshka surviving clutches. His arcane fire will slow enemy heroes in range, while dealing crystal damage[/colour]. This benefits Koshka as she can chase those enemies with ease and finish them off. However, Adagio's other abilities will not be of much help to Koshka.

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Fortress roam synergy= 6
Fortress's Truth of the Tooth and Attack of the Pack are especially effective for a teammate like Koshka. the Truth of the Tooth marks a selected enemy and allies attacking that marked enemy will gain speed when chasing him plus bonus life steal when attacking the enemy. Attack of the Pack provides vision to the entire team. This allows Koshka to see the enemy and take them down.besides vision, Attack of the Pack gives teammates extra defence and fortified health. this is effective in team fights as Koshka will be able to survive much longer in these fights.

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Lyra roam synergy= 7
You'll want Lyra's healing and speed when she bursts her principal arcanum. Herprincipal arcanum will also reveal enemies in bushes who may be preparing to ambush you. Lyra's second ability, Imperial Sigil can also protect you from enemy hero's ability to go and attack you. This will immediately cancel his or her ability and stop the hero outside the barrier where he hit. This can protect you from predictable abilities to attack you like Ozo's Acrobounce and Bangarang, Koshka's Yummy Catnip Frenzy, Glaive's Afterburn.

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Phinn roam synergy=8
Phin is a great tanker for pushing turrets with only heroes due to his large amount of health. His Quibble,when maxed out, benefits Koshka a lot as it's stun will allow Koshka to finish off the enemy with ease. Phinn gives fortified health to allies in range with his Polite Company. Enemies who tries to escape will be pulled back by a short distance, for Koshka to finish them off. With his Forced Accord Phinn can pull enemies, who have miraculously survived and escaping, all the way back to him for the team to kill obliterate them.

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Catherie roam synergy=8
Catherine's Merciless Pursuit can stun the enemies in place, which is good because this allows Koshka to immediately eliminate the stunned target. Her Stormguard allows her to take massive punishment while heavily weakening the enemy team. Overdriving this ability will increase the damage reflected by 25%. Catherine can silence the entire enemy team with her well aimed Blast Tremor which has a huge impact on CP heroes like Taka and other heroes with dangerous abilities.

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Lance roam synergy=8
Lance's Impale is just as effective as Catherine's Merciless Pursuit. This knight can easily root the enemy hero, with a well aimed Impale, allowing Koshka to eliminate them swiftly. His Gythian Wall can protect Koshkafrom predictable yet deadly attacks like Ozo's Acrobounce or Joule's Rocket Leap protecting Koshka from death. When Impale overdrived, it will reset Combat Roll's cool down when it hits an enemy, and lance ignores all debuffs when Gythian Wall is overdrived and active. Lance's ultimate, Combat Roll lets Lance roll in any direction, and his next attack deals bonus crystal damage.

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Flicker roam synergy=10
With Flicker's hero perk, Willow Whisper, he can spy in bushes, so that Koshka can surprise them with her Pouncy Fun. She can also escape with low health when she knows that there are enemies hiding in bushes, waiting to ambush her. Flicker's Binding Light can root enemy heroes while dealing crystal damage. This will weaken them and prevent them from escaping Koshka's wrath. His Fairy Dust will slow enemy heroes, allowing Koshka to easily walk over and attack them. This ability goes very well with Binding Light as it increases the chances of Flicker successfully rooting them. Finally, Flicker's ultimate Mooncloak turns his entire team invisible for quite a long time. With this ultimate plus the dangerous Koshka on the loose, someone is bound to get killed.

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Ardan roam synergy=10
Ardan vanguard can easily protect [[Koska from impending death by giving her a health barrier, sprint boost and slows enemies near her, allowing Koshka to escape and survive. His ultimate Gauntlet lets Ardan throw down a hexagon-shaped barrier, which stuns and deal crystal damage to enemy heroes who try to go past it. This will trap enemies and allowing Koshka and her team to go on a killing spree.

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