Axe Item Build and Gameplay Guide


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Nov 3, 2014
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Most Durable Hero, very strong and HARD, able to block the 5 hero at once with a hard body plus counter helix.

Very popular Hero , very often see this hero picked, not only in public but in a competition game as well. Well, this guide will not only discuss the axe public game only, but also build up for Tournament.

Axe Guide - Advantages, Weaknesses, Drafting, Item Build, and Gameplay

  1. Extremely Useful in war
  2. High AGI growth
  3. All his skill is synergy (complimentary)
  4. Most Durable.
  5. Instant kill (Ultimate)

  1. The first target in the early game (So do not be macho)
  2. Melee
  3. MS below average

Do not pick
  1. If there is your enemy that pick Anti-Durable.
  2. Yout team need Carry
  3. You hate being durable.

  1. If your enemies are many summoner / cloner. Counter Helix effective against them.
  2. Your team Need durable initiator
  3. Enemies pick a hero with a small base damage.
Role: Durable - Initiator - Disabler - Jungler

Skill Build
  1. Counter Helix
  2. Berserker's Call
  3. Counter Helix
  4. Berserker's Call
  5. Helix Counter
  6. culling Blade
  7. Counter Helix
  8. Berserker's Call
  9. Berserker's Call
  10. Battle Hunger
  11. culling Blade
  12. Battle Hunger
  13. Battle Hunger
  14. Battle Hunger
  15. Stats
  16. 16 culling Blade
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Counter Helix must be taken first, you will not take berserker call if you have not take counter helix right? beside that, you can jungle in the early. Berserker call is very synergistic with the counter, so take it together with the counter in early, because this is also the only your disable skill, which can be used to save your friend and yourself as well.

Item Build and Gameplay

Early Game

First Items
  • Stout Shield
  • Tango
  • Healing Salve
Core Items:
  • Boots of Speed
  • Vanguard
Strategy: You have a great potential to kill at level 2-5, or at least you've got berserker call and counter helix skill, seek partners who are willing to cooperate. Do tricks as usual, waited in the Woods/shop, wait until your enemy is already close to the tower, and use the berserker call (try tower can reach it), while attack let helix which killed him.

Still do as usual, last hit, deny could reply, don't get too close to the enemy, even though you have a stout shield, but that's just nge-block physical damage wrote, while in the early game, skill nukers Pain for you. So don't wonder the nukers too had the same potential to kill you in early, but they're a lot easier to do it. the point is don't careless when trying to kill nukers.

Mid Game

  • Blink Dagger
  • Tranquil Boots
Strategy: Do as usual ganker hero in mid game, if you ward just bring ward. Do not forget to always bring TP so you can help your friend or def the tower.

Late Game

  • Blade Mail
  • Heart of Tarrasque
  • Aghanims Scepter
Strategy: As time passes, your skill will diminish the pain, because your enemies are also already bought his core items. Even so you remain useful in the war.

Culling Blade One of the unique ultimate, very terrible and true killer skill. This skill is most feared by the hero STR growth is less. Make sure you have enough mana to use the skill. Using this skill also not indiscriminate. Do not use if you are in doubt, please make sure the hit point below 300/420/550 (aganim). There is nothing that they can use the block skill (even spell immunity)

Friends and Enemies


  • Dazzle
  • Necrophos
  • Omniknight
Armor Buff
  • Dazzle
  • Treant Protector
  • Lich
Area Skill
  • Magnus
  • Sand King
  • Elder Titan
  • Jakiro
  • Drow Ranger
  • Viper
Special Allies
  • Slardar
  • Dark Seer
  • Huskar
  • Nature's Prophet

  • Tinker
  • Lina
  • Lion
Mana Burner
  • Keeper of the Light
  • Nyx Assassin
  • Anti Mage
Careful to Them
  • Juggernaut
  • Luna
  • Invoker
  • Necrophos
  • Lifestealer
  • Ursa
As a grunt in the Army of Red Mist, Mogul Khan set his sights on the rank of Red Mist General. In battle after battle he proved his worth through gory deed. His rise through the ranks was helped by the fact that he never hesitated to decapitate a superior. Through the seven-year Campaign of the Thousand Tarns, he distinguished himself in glorious carnage, his star of fame shining ever brighter, while the number of comrades in arms steadily dwindled.

On the night of ultimate victory, Axe declared himself the new Red Mist General, and took on the ultimate title of 'Axe.' But his troops now numbered zero. Of course, many had died in battle, but a significant number had also fallen to Axe's blade. Needless to say, most soldiers now shun his leadership. But this matters not a whit to Axe, who knows that a one-man army is by far the best.