Dota 2 Dawnbreaker Guide: Everything you need to know before playing Dawnbreaker in Dota 2. Dota 2 Patch 2.79 introduced a new hero, Dawnbreaker. Here is a guide on the items and skill-build you can follow to master Danwbreaker.
With Patch 7.29, Dota 2 got a new hero. Valora, the Dawnbreaker is a melee strength hero, who jumps into battle swinging her celestial hammer. She does look like a female version of the Norse God of Thunder, Thor. Even her abilities and skill are somewhat similar to the kind we can expect Thor to have.
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Dota 2 Dawnbreaker Guide: Abilities
Dawnbreaker swings her hammer around thrice, dealing bonus damage to enemies near her. In the third swing, she slams the Hammer stunning enemies.
Celestial Hammer (W)
Dawnbreaker hurls her weapon at a target, damaging enemies struck along the way. The hammer pauses for 2 seconds at the destination before flying back to her, leaving a trail of fire that slows enemies. Dawnbreaker can recall the hammer at any time, pulling her towards it so they meet in the middle.
After 4 attacks, Dawnbreaker powers up, charging her next attack with a critical hit that heals all allied heroes within 650 units. Luminosity also gains a charge per instance of Starbreaker
Solar Guardian (R)
Dawnbreaker creates a pulsing effect at a location of an allied hero. Each pulse damages enemies and heals allies. After a short duration, she flies to the target location, dealing additional damage and stunning enemies upon landing.
Dota 2 Dawnbreaker Guide: Items
Dawnbreaker is usually played as a core. You can follow this item build while playing safe/mid/off lane. The item guide, however, cannot be followed blindly. Players need to adapt the guide depending on the in-game enemy draft.
Starting Items: Quelling blade, Tango, Healing Salve, Ironwood Branch (2) & Enchanted Mango
Early Game Items: Magic Wand, Phase Boots & Echo Sabre
Mid Game Items: Sange, Black King Bar, Heaven’s Halberd (or) Sange & Yasha
The Late Game items for Dawnbreaker depends upon the matchups, draft & state of the game. You can build heavy damage items like Desolater, Daedalus. Players can also build mobility items like Overwhelming or Arcane Blink Dagger.
If your team needs a defensive item or you need to be the frontline: Shiva’s Guard, Heart of Terrasque and Satanic or Eye of Skadi are all good options.
Dota 2 Dawnbreaker Guide: Counter and Picks
Good With: Faceless Void, Mars, Spectre, Death Prophet, Riki
Good Against: Nature’s Prophet, Broodmother, Phantom Lancer, Axe, Alchemist
Bad Against: Viper, Disruptor, Shadow Shaman, Drow Ranger, Silencer