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  • Death Coil is a targeted ability that will either damage an enemy unit or heal a friendly

  • unit for 250. At the cost of 125 of Abaddon's own health. The damage to abaddon is dealt

  • as pure damage and can be used to deny himself and burst 'his own' Aphotic sheild. Death

  • coil costs 75 mana with a 5 second cooldown at max level,

  • =====Aphotic sheild=====

  • Aphotic shield will create a sheild on a target unit that absorbs 200 damage. After the sheild

  • absorbs 200 damage or it exceeds its 15 second duration the sheild will burst and deal the

  • damage it absorbed in an AoE around the unit affected by the sheild. The sheild will remove

  • certin debuffs. Aphotic sheild cost 115 mana with a 6 second cooldown. At max level

  • ==Frost Sword=====

  • Frost sword is a passive ability that applies a debuff to units whom/that abaddon attacks

  • slowing their attack and move speed for by 20% for 2.5 seconds. Additionally units who

  • attack those under the effects of the this debuff will receive a buff that increase their

  • attack speed by 40% and their move speed by 15%. for 4.5 seconds. The frost sword buff

  • will be placed on abaddons targets before his attack lands so he gets the bonus from

  • his first attack.

  • ======Borrowed time======

  • Borrowed time is a active ability that will remove debuffs and make damage you take heal

  • you instead of dealing the damage. This abilty when not on cooldown will activate on its

  • own if you take damage at below 400 HP. but you can activate it manually. The effect of

  • borrowed time will last 5 seconds and a cooldown of 40 seconds. The duration is increase to

  • 7 seconds with aghanims. It is interesting to note that If Abaddon has Aphotic Shield

  • on him, it will not burst if Abaddon is currently under the effect of Borrowed Time.

  • ====skill build==== Aphotic sheild is maxed first allowing you

  • or whoever your laning with to be a little bit more tanky early on as well as allowing

  • them to nuke down enemy units with the AoE and give good pushing potential. This is why

  • we take it at level 1,3,5 and 7.

  • Deathcoil is maxed next giving you the option to heal when required or allow for more harrass

  • on your opponets. Take it at level 2,4,8 and 9.

  • Frost sword is a great ability but it has a draw back you have to be in melee range.

  • this is why we max it last at level 10,12,13 and 14.

  • borrowed time is fantastic and will save you more often that you would think take it whenever

  • its available at the standard 6,11 and 16.

  • as usual stats at level 15 and from 17 onwards.

  • =====item build=====

  • In pubs abaddon is normally seen as a carry but this will allow to surprise the enemy

  • by building support. (kind of)

  • Staring out get 3 iron branches, wards, a clarity, buy and open a courier and then get

  • a set of tangos for your last slot.

  • Grab your boots and a magic wand using your courier.

  • upgrade your boots into a power treads buyin the belt of strength first as it will give

  • you some more health.

  • You'll want to keep up constant wards for your team.

  • Build towards an euls septer this will give you the mana and regen to spam your abilities

  • and the active and move speed will help you chase down enemies this coupled with your

  • frost sword will mean no one will ever get away from you. The active will also help you

  • remove yourself from any sticky situations.

  • Next item to get would be a Valads this will provide and aura for your whole team and since

  • you're holding it will leave a slot free on your carry. Additionally it will allow you

  • to go the jungle to get a little farm when it is safe to. This will help you get up to

  • your final slot item.

  • For your last item you have choices aghanims septer, heart of tarrasque or scythe of vyse.

  • Aghanims will round off your stats and increase your ult duration.

  • Heart will give you a huge health boost letting you spam your death coil because of the passive

  • regen.

  • Scythe will give you a great disable.

  • (Alternatively you could build him as a carry -Insert second item build here-)

  • ======gameplay======

  • Death coil and aphotic sheild can be a powerful combo as the damage you take from the death

  • coil can be used to burst the sheild, so if you can position yourself close to the the

  • target, they will take the damage of the death coil and the burst AoE of the sheild which

  • is about a 450 damage nuke.

  • Another thing to take into consideration is when you have borrowed time up then the

  • damage you take from death coil will heal you.

  • Early game you'll want to be in lane with a carry and try and harrass the enemy as much

  • as possible while keeping you carry alive. Your sheild is fantastic for a dual melee

  • vs dual range lane. you can cast it on your carry allowing him to get close enough to

  • the creeps to get last hits and also get some harass on the enemy if they are hitting you

  • running towards them will get rid of them pretty quick, they won't want to take the

  • damage from the burst. After the burst however your partner will take damage again but you

  • can always heal him up with death coil.

  • Mid - late game keep your team close. Your job is to keep them alive as long as possible,

  • your sheild and death coil should always have priority on your team mates instead of yourself

  • but watch how much your death coiling. It can quickly eat through your health and you

  • don't want to trigger your ult for no reason.

  • One last combo you might consider in the late game is buying a force staff fountine/ tower

  • diving. Your ult will trigger and the hits from these building will heal you with the

  • slows and move speed increase you will be able yo get infront if the taget and force staff them back towards your team.

Death Coil is a targeted ability that will either damage an enemy unit or heal a friendly

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    David Burn posted on 2015/12/17
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