Friday, December 14, 2012

Dota 2 Timbersaw Guide

Timbersaw Dota 2 Guide
This is a Dota 2 hero guide for Timbersaw.

Dota 2 name: Timbersaw
DotA name: Rizzrak the Goblin Shredder
HoN Counterpart: None
Affiliation: The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Strength

"I'm not a lumberjack. This... This is personal. "

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Dota 2 Lore - Timbersaw:
Rizzrack could still hear the screams in his mind. He worked, frantically turning wrenches, twisting screws, building and carving and forging. Sleep eluded him; he only built. Months had passed since he had shut himself in his uncle's workshop, and his deliverance was nearly complete. He rubbed his back as his eyes drifted shut, and saw a blanket of flowers floating on the placid waves of Augury Bay before exploding into a cloud of pollen that silenced lives as it seized the lungs. He woke with a choking start. For hours the rhythmic sound of a whetstone filled the shop as he sharpened a set of massive blades, his mind filled with images of strangling vines garroting neighbors, enwrapping homes. The flooding of Augury Bay had been nothing compared to the violent horrors the waters left to take root beyond the city walls. But the saw-suit would make him strong and safe he thought, allowing himself this sliver of hope before the full might of his fear crashed into his fading mind. Branches and blood. When the city fell, Rizzrack fled trees that walked, and fought, and killed. Trees had shattered the gates and swarmed into the city. Trees had crushed and thrashed and stomped the last that Augury Bay could muster in defense, and stalked the few fleeing refugees. In addled silence Rizzrack unspooled the thick chain from the suit's arm, his hands quaking as he inspected each link and ran a trembling finger along the claw attached at its end. The saw-suit was ready.

With his hand trembling he sparked the bladed machine to life. Terror drove him, terror of what awaited him and of what he would have to face to have any hope of calming his mind. As the saw-suit shuddered to life he knew he must face this fear, and he knew he wouldn't like it one bit.

Dota 2 Timbersaw Guide

Timbersaw Skill 1: Whirling Death (Q)
Timbersaw whirls extremely sharp edges, damaging enemies and destroying trees around him in an area. If an enemy hero is affected, it loses some of its primary attribute for a short duration. Whirling Death will deal Pure damage if a tree is cut down in the process.

Timbersaw Skill 2: Timber Chain (W)
Timbersaw fires a chain that embeds itself in the first tree it hits, pulling him towards it. Any enemy in the path takes damage.

Timbersaw Skill 3: Reactive Armor (E)
Each time Timbersaw is attacked, he gains increased health regen and armor. Each stack lasts for 16 seconds.

Timbersaw Skill 4: Chakram (R)
Fires your main saw blade at the target location, and once there the blade will spin, dealing damage in an area around it and slowing enemies. For each 5% of health missing, enemies caught in the saw blade move more slowly. The blade deals damage and cuts down trees in its path when fired and retracted. You lose the ability to attack and your mana gets drained while the blade is out.

Dota 2 Timbersaw Strategy Guide

Timbersaw Skill Build 

1 - Timber Chain
2 - Reactive Armor
3 - Timber Chain
4 - Reactive Armor
5 - Timber Chain
6 - Chakram
7 - Timber Chain
8 - Reactive Armor
9 - Reactive Armor
10 - Whirling Death
11 - Chakram 
12 - Whirling Death
13 - Whirling Death
14 - Whirling Death
15 - Stats
16 - Chakram
17 to 25 - Stats

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Timbersaw Trivia:
Timbersaw was called Goblin Shredder in Warcraft 3 DotA.

Related: Dota 2 Hero List


  1. Reactive armor is really only effective inlane, and because your a tanker I would only suggest getting one or two levels in it early and also leave your ult until 11 as you don't have the mana to support it, and because it deals less damage than a maxed whirling death

  2. Better to get just one level of reactive armor and then max up whirling death and chain.Chakram is picked up only after you get your arcane boots since it costs a lot of mana.

  3. Its better to Max whirling death and chain before armorial and if you start with a tangle and 3 branches(fastbottle) you should have arcanes by 10 minutes if you have decent cs or a kill


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