The New Devastating SAW Build (no joke) by Sixx

The New Devastating SAW Build (no joke)

By: Sixx
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014
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SAW

Build: HYBRID SAW

Ability Path

Spin Up
Heroic Perk
Roadie Run
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Suppressing Fire
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Mad Cannon
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The build discovered by Pika


Since there are only few SAW builds which most are outdated here, we show the new nearly OP damage output of this SAW.

[CP SAW was the most overrated hero back then, since the new update SAW hasn't been used that much ever since, now here we are bringing back the masked machinegunner back on the top of the food chain!


Now you have no reason to sue me lol!

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Spin Up
Slot: Heroic Perk

Each basic attack increases SAW's attack speed by 18%, but it also decreases his move speed by -0.12 (up to 12 stacks). After 3.5s without basic attacking, SAW will lose 1 stack of Spin Up every 0.2s.

Base weapon power: 50-105 (at levels 1-12)

Roadie Run
Slot: A

SAW sprints & switches to a melee combat knife. If SAW attacks someone, he will deal bonus damage based on the target's missing health & roll backwards. Activating this ability clears all stacks of Spin Up. Crystal will boost the speed, up to a maximum of +3.2.

Suppressing Fire
Slot: B

SAW fires a hurricane of bullets in a set direction for 2 seconds, damaging and slowing enemies in its path and granting stacks of Spin Up. Finishing this ability resets the cooldown of Roadie Run. Deal reduced damage to turrets if out of range.

Mad Cannon
Slot: C

SAW fires an explosive shell, dealing damage to nearby enemies when it explodes.

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SAW
Get Tension Bow as your first item, SAW is the fastest farmer on the lane, so you can probably get this before the 8th minute. This item with SAW is dangerous because of its huge burst every 5 seconds, this also compensates the first slow shots. Also gives you 15% armor piercing.

Alternating Current. This item increases your attack speed, but that is not the only reason why we get this, it also deals bonus damage at every other basic attack, which means when paired with SAW this can greatly increase your sustain attacks.

The Shatterglass. This item is the battery for Alternating Current, with its raw crystal power it'll increase AC's bonus damage, not only that, all of SAW's skills scales with crystal items.

Sorrowblade. This item will maximize your basic attacks, with your passive, attack speed paired with raw basic attack power, you will take down any turret in seconds.

With great power comes with slow mobility. Get this item for faster move speed. Do not use this item for chasing, only for escape purposes. Do not use at the same time with Roadie Run.

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Get this item when enemies are all building Crystal Power. Use this item to block stuns. As you see Catherine, Joule or Glaive dashing, immediately activate to cancel their stuns and maintain your stacks.

Get this item when your team isn't building shielding. Use this item to block stuns. As you see Catherine, Joule or Glaive dashing, immediately activate to cancel to cancel their stuns and maintain your stacks.

This item gives you a huge amount of health, but its activate effect is what we're after for, when activated this item will slow your enemies when hit by your basic attacks, it gives you time to gun them to death.

This item gives both a decent amount of shield and armor, what we're after for is its activate that slows an enemy's attack speed (most likely Krul, Glaive and SAW).

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HYBRID SAW
Pros
Has both burst and sustained damage, balanced build, damage comes from different sources which makes him hard to counter, given all he still has room for a defense item.
Cons
High mana usage, long cooldowns by default and can be countered with Atlas Pauldron.
Breakdown
This build is just too awesome to handle son! You can have both burst and sustain damage! Damage everything in your path! This build will make your enemies run away by just seeing you! Plus you have a slot for a defense item!

I have managed to finsih this build all within 20 minutes, hope you could do it too!
Build Breakdown:
  • Early Game: Weapon Blade and 2 Halcyon Potions and farm at the lane. Be aggressive. Immediately Suppressing Fire to get yourself stacked. When you see an enemy trying to also farm just focus fire on them, they have nothing on you early game. As soon as you get farmed and when there's no enemies on the lane, teleport back home and purchase Heavy Steel, Ironguard Contract for more gold income, 2 Scout Trap and max out health potions. Place the scout traps in the bush below the lane to avoid being ganked just farm and farm till you reach Tension Bow, then go back to the lane and farm some more, make sure to burst down the enemies with your Tension Bow passive, this will sure keep their distance away from you.

  • Mid Game: If you're doing fine in the lane build go straight for Alternating Current or go for boots and Reflex Block, just stay in the lane and keep farming. Don't forgot to max out health potions so you'll last longer on the lane. Alternating Current will help you deal extra damage in your basic attacks. The next item is Shatterglass this will greatly increase your bonus damage coming from AC, and gives your skills an extra punch! Sell out Ironguard Contract to give an extra slot for the remaining items.

  • Late Game: Now finish the build with Sorrowblade and the last item. Keep yourself stacked, avoid being stunned and bursted down. Do not use Roadie Run for chasing, keep it saved for escaping.

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