Stayin' Alive (Illidan DPS/sustain guide) by SolarSnowball

Stayin' Alive (Illidan DPS/sustain guide)

By: SolarSnowball
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2016
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Illidan

Build: Kill em all (DPS/Sustain)

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Threats to Illidan with this build

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Threat Hero Notes
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Abathur If you see him, murder his ass!
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Murky Easy target.
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The Lost Vikings More easy targets and free stacks :D
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Lt. Morales Be sure to kill her if she's alone, and focus her and any support in a fight! Hunt her if possible.
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Li Li Just like morales, she is an easy target and needs to be killed quickly, although she is a bit stronger.
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  No Threat
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Nazeebo You have two ways to escape his zombies and he has no mobility early on, an easy target.
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Nova If she doesn't kill you when she starts shooting, jump on her and slay her, she has no mobility!
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Li-Ming you'll win a 1v1 easy, she's hard to keep in one spot, but your chase potential easily catches up to her.
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Stitches You'll definitely want to be picking up fiery brand for this one.
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Sylvanas killing her won't be easy as her e can get her out of your range. Hunt is useful for killing her however.
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Valla Not too hard to kill, if you let her poke you with her long ass range abilities, she will murder you so make sure you get out the way or jump on her!
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Lunara You should be able to kill her and take minimal damage if you time your e correctly (As soon as she uses her W as that's where her damage comes from).
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Zagara She can do nice amounts of damage to you if you jump on her, but you will ultimately come out victorious.
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Thrall Not easy to kill because of his healing, be cautious when fighting him.
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Azmodan If he lasers you, get out of it quickly.
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  No Threat
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  No Threat
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Artanis The shields artanis keeps popping out will be annoying, do not focus him in a team fight, if he is alone however and you have your team around him, kill him!
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Chen You're wasting your time by attacking chen in a team fight, his purpose is to get you to focus him and use all of your teams abilities up so his team will strive. Make sure you tell your team too!
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Johanna Another one you shouldn't bother focusing in a team fight.
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Leoric Just don't focus tanks.
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Arthas It's pointless.
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E.T.C. I mean, if they're on their on their own then yeah.
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Dehaka But not in a team fight.
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Anub'arak Please
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Diablo I know you have fiery brand but please don't focus them.
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Tyrael This guy isn't as tanky as the rest, but their damage dealers and supports are more important!
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Rexxar Same for this guy! Stop attacking the bear!
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Gall Big 'n' chunky, take fiery brand if you see this fella'.
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Cho and this is his bro!
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Illidan Let the battle of skill (and team co-ordination) commence!

Illidan

Build: Live to see another day ( Full Sustain)

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Level 16
Level 20

Why Immolation? Top

Whilst Unending hatred sounds absolutely brilliant, immolation is just better. Throughout the course of the game, immolation will be doing more damage than Unending hatred allows you to do and, as an added bonus, the damage is done to all enemies around you!

Now, I know what you're thinking, "But Solar, unending hatred will be up all the time due to the fact that it's attached to your basic attacks, won't it do more damage?" You're correct, it will always be up, however, you're Illidan, your basic attacks reduce the cooldowns of your abilities, and because of that, you can keep immolation up constantly AND it does more damage! Isn't that great? More wave clear and more hero damage, what more could you ask for.

Another thing immolation is great for is ganking. With unending hatred, you have to stay in lane all the time if you want to stack it to its greatest potential or make sure you're killing a lot of people, with immolation, you don't. You get much more damage a lot earlier with it and you don't have to worry about stacking it! YAY!

What talents should I take? Top

You can swap out talents, don't worry!

It all depends on the match up and what talents your enemies are taking. For example, if you are put against a kael'thas, jaina, or any mage type, you may want to take sixth sense instead of nimble defender, same goes for if an enemy falstad is building ability damage.

However, if you're against another illidan or thrall or raynor or falstad building attack damage (just a few examples, if you see an attack damage builder just do this), you will want to keep nimble defender or take elusive strike so you can have evasion up more often or you can also take reflexive block at level 7 to defend against their attacks.

If you're doing a lot of chasing in a game, you may want to pick up Marked for Death at level 16 to kill them faster as you can't get auto attacks off easily.

If you can't seem to get away from an enemy or their team, try getting Unbound at level 4 so you can traverse through walls to escape or grab bolt of the storm at level 20.

Really it's up to you what you build, and it's important that you build correctly!

Focusing Top

As Illidan, it is your job to deal damage and murder everyone. You want to be as efficient as possible!

Focus Order
Supports > Damage dealers > Tanks

Never ever focus tanks in a team fight, it will lose you the battle as all of your teams abilities will be used up and the person you just used them on will still be alive. Yes, you can focus a tank if there team isn't even there, it's a free kill, but never focus tanks in a team fight, especially if it's

Make sure to communicate with your team and tell them you're going for the supports and damage dealers first as they can aid you in you goal.

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