November 24, 2008 1:00am CST
So stormragetz wanted to know my build for the current Lycan Personally this is one build that has never failed me Here it is Vlads treads BKB armlet - change to Heart or Satanic late game if you have all slots filled Deso *Last item up to you* Explanation for items Vlads - this non orb lifesteal item allows you to early game neutral and also rosh at 10 minutes. The recent change on lycan lost him and his wolves 2 armor, which vlads adds back. Treads - ...its treads, what else, phase boots? I say w/e to phase boots as i guess you can use it when chasing a hero to avoid creeps but i still stick with treads. BKB - aha now this is the core item you must get for him. This allows him to avoid stuns while in wolf form. Armlet - its great for early game kills as it adds a huge amount of early game damage. Great for fast kills. Deso - helps lycans dps by a lot as it lowers their armor. Last item slot usually for aegis. Post your builds here and ill rate.
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22 Dec 10
Wow it's been 2 years since I've posted this, and I've forgotten all about this. I think your build is fine. At the time I posted that build, Soul Ring did not exist, and neither did a lot of the items now. The metagame has changed drastically nowadays. But I digress. Soul Ring is fine on virtually any hero from early till mid game. I don't know about necromonicon though, however. Lycan has no disable for the minions to be truly effective. His fast cooldown ult does not really synergize with Necromonicon. Bane and Beastmaster both have disables, buying time for the minions to attack and burn and what not.
23 Dec 08
akuma's build is the wisest build offered here. although for me the armlet is totally unnecessary. roshan at level 7. that's tough although possible with your wolf and all but it's a waste of time to kill roshan at that level. you will just waste your time and aegis.
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25 Nov 08
vlads treads looks great hand of midas theres really no need you already have bonus 25% attack speed from passive the instant gold convert is really uneccesary due to his crazy farming abilities already theres also really no need for sange and yasha as with ult you already move at 522 move speed, and you really need damage. Sange and yasha gives you only minimal damage, whereas you could get armlet which gives you a +60 dmg boost. Maim is not needed as i already stated you have 522 movespeed for 16 whole seconds. Heart was already in my build.
25 Apr 10
hi..yes S & Y not good for lycan.he need only dmg and lifesteal to survive in the battle.desolator ,vald,bkb,mkm,tread and armlet of course.this hero again intelect hero is too easy to kill them.of course with bkb.not only for int hero witch this ult he is very powerfull.in the late game armlet change to heart of tarrasc becouse we have orb efect witch desolator.so we don't need satanic.we have lifesteal witch vald.so hearth is good idea to make this hero hard to kill.this is my favourite bild to this hero lycan.
15 Mar 09
my build is TREADS VLADMIRS MKB BURIZA HEART OF TARASK SANGE YASYA TREADS for fast run and fast attack VLADMIRS for lifesteal M.K.B. for +attack speed and stop channeling BURIZA for much damage while in wolf worm Double Critik H.O.T. for musch life so u cant be kill faster S. and Y. for faster attack speed and faster run
13 Feb 09
Uhmmm. Desolator? Lycans DPS? Sorry but do bane hallow have DPS (damage per second)? As for the build I suggest for vladimirs for fast roshan killing. Yeah what you said is true. BKB (optional) if there are enemy heroes who has disable ability , like hex , stun etc etc... phase boots would be better for him. I don't suggest for desolator because vladimirs is not appropriate for late game. It is just a primary item. What if it is late game? Many possibilities might happen for it. Mkb and butterfly for fast attack speed and MKB for multi-purpose. Like cancel the TP and high damage. If you are going to ask for the set of equips if i am about to use lycan. MKB , butterfly , phase boots , vladimirs but if late game i go for satanic ( i will sell the vladimirs for the last option ) manta , assault or bkb if needed (depending on the enemies line up).