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Nerds Warding Warden

7.35d
arc_warden
Arc Warden
Offlane Support
Hard Support
Updated: 4/6/24, 5:38 PMPatch 7.35dAuthor: Leamare
Hero stats
3,590
54.74%
135
38.52%

Description

Arc Warden is powerful lategame core that can be played as position 4-5 support (or offlane utility core) with possibility of transitioning into powerful lategame core. Arc Warden's able to save allies and structures from physical attacks, savely scout with sparks and use items twice (and without spending charges).

This strategy works well against ranged push strats, low mobility heroes. It also works well agains Undying and Phoenix and helps to enable high-damage-low-attack-speed cores while taking objectives. Arc can serve as good push assistaint as well as depusher.

This build is untraditional and situational. Use the hero on this position with this build on your own risk.

Starting Items

tango
tango
branches
branches
circlet
blood_grenade
ward_observer
ward_sentry

Skill Build

Talents
Magnetic Field Affects Creeps and Buildings
25
No Distance Penalty For Tempest Double
-7s Magnetic Field Cooldown
20
+35% Spark Wraith Damage
+20 Magnetic Field Attack Speed/Bonus Damage
15
+2.0s Flux Duration
+{s:bonus_duration}s Tempest Double Duration
10
+200 Flux Cast Range
Skill Build Timeline
arc_warden_spark_wraith
arc_warden_flux
arc_warden_spark_wraith
arc_warden_flux
arc_warden_magnetic_field
arc_warden_tempest_double
arc_warden_flux
arc_warden_flux
arc_warden_spark_wraith
talents_tree_full
arc_warden_spark_wraith
arc_warden_tempest_double
arc_warden_magnetic_field
arc_warden_magnetic_field
talents_tree_full
arc_warden_magnetic_field
arc_warden_tempest_double
talents_tree_full
talents_tree_full

Main Build

Early Items
boots
magic_wand
wraith_band
ring_of_basilius
wind_lace
arcane_boots
Core Items
solar_crest
mage_slayer
Lategame Items
gungir
bloodthorn
aghanims_shard
hurricane_pike
sheepstick
Situational Early
ghost
hand_of_midas
urn_of_shadows
force_staff
ancient_janggo
tranquil_boots
glimmer_cape
phylactery
Situational
blink
cyclone
ultimate_scepter
assault
sphere
ethereal_blade
angels_demise
Utility
solar_crest
spirit_vessel
lotus_orb
pipe
guardian_greaves
boots_of_bearing
Core Transition
travel_boots
monkey_king_bar
silver_edge
Alternatives
There are no elements
Order swaps
There are no elements

Build Timeline

Early Items
boots
magic_wand
wraith_band
ring_of_basilius
wind_lace
Item #1
arcane_boots
Situation
ghost
urn_of_shadows
ancient_janggo
tranquil_boots
Item #2
solar_crest
Situation
hand_of_midas
force_staff
glimmer_cape
phylactery
Item #3
mage_slayer
Item #4
gungir

Lategame Items

Lategame Main Route
gungir
bloodthorn
aghanims_shard
hurricane_pike
sheepstick
All Lategame Items
gungir
sphere
monkey_king_bar
travel_boots
boots_of_bearing
guardian_greaves
pipe
lotus_orb
spirit_vessel
solar_crest
ethereal_blade
bloodthorn
assault
ultimate_scepter
cyclone
angels_demise
blink
sheepstick
hurricane_pike
aghanims_shard
silver_edge

Neutral Items

Tooltips

Spells Tooltips

Flux

Our main ganking spell. It's not very reliable because it can be muted nearby allies, so you need to get very good moment early to use it: right after new creepwave arrives and when enemy is far away from tower

Spark Wraith

It's pretty good level 4 nuke, but as level 1 spell it's pretty much only a slow and vision spell. The first thing you do as Arc, is you go to the rune and use a spark wraith on every choke point and rune spawn area. Also use it to harass enemy core from a distance.

Magnetic Field

Main support spell. Allowes us to save allies from physical attacks and also save structures with a free glyph. Altho, you need to position it in a very good way, so enemy won't be able to bet inside of the field or force enemy to be out of position to get inside. And again, it fully works on tower

Tempest Double

Keep TP scroll in your inventory past level 6 and gank with your tempest double, applying pressure and creating kill potential. Double every item, double every spell. With RQQEE combo we can pretty much kill any hero (if you have Q and E on level 4), we can use level 4, double midas, endless charge-based items (drums, diffusal), double hex and so on. You want to get as many active items as you can.

Items Tooltips
blink

More offensive alternative to force staff. You won't be able to save somebody, but you will be able to initiate from far away with hex or diffusal.

ghost

Against REALLY HIGH phys damage lineups

tango

Another reasonable choice: instead of early wind lace or ring of protection you can buy two sets of tangoes.

travel_boots

Ability to split-push and teleport from other part of the map. Pretty straight forward

hand_of_midas

You wonэt get much time and space to farm, so most of your money will come from assists and structures, so your midas will be probably late (somewhere between min 16-30), but it's fine: aside from drums and tranquils we don't need that much, while midas will just allow us to buy expensive stuff

pipe

Since 6.88 (I believe) pipes stack, so you can get it against high-magic damage lineups (tinker, zeus) and just cover up your team with magic shield twice

sheepstick

It's very expensive for position 4/5 support, but in very long game scenario we will be able to transition into core and we will get a lot of money, so we can afford sheepstick and, well, double hex in fights is very strong.

force_staff

Some utility to save allies, some mobility, pike upgrade. Pretty nice to have in both agressive and defensive situations: you can save your allies with it, save yourself, reach enemies and, well, you will have not one, but two force staffs.

assault

Same issue as vladmir's offering, same reason to get as deso: if nobody goes for it, you may get it

sphere

Another way of saving your ally (double linkens)

ethereal_blade

Good against high phys damage lineups (and when enemy doesn't have diffusal blade or other purge)

ancient_janggo

Gives us a little bit of stats and solves our mana regen issues, so we can spam our spells. And not obly that: you can summon tempest double and use Drum while not spending any charges, basically having endless drums in every fight.

lotus_orb

Purging negative effects from allies with doubled speed is quite nice, altho it has low cooldown anyway so somebody else can get it instead

solar_crest

Awesome upgrade for medallion: miss chance, a lot of armor and very good price

guardian_greaves

Debuff that prevents multiple healing lasts for almost 38 seconds, greaves have 40 seconds cooldown. It doesn't give us any benefit with double, so you want to get it only when nobody else gets it and your team REALLY needs it

wind_lace

We need to fix some of our mobility issues early. Wind Lace is pretty good for us to have at the start, so we can roam around the map and gank more effectively

silver_edge

Break, -50% damage debuff, all of that can't be dispelled. It provides us invis and some pickoff ability, but think of it more like about utility item: it boosts our stats and damage a little bit, but also gives us ability to turn enemy core into useless hero for a while with this damage reduction

glimmer_cape

Good to have against magic-heavy lineups or to reset enemy focus from an ally

hurricane_pike

Since we want to have Force staff anyways, getting Pike is just a matter of time: it provides a lot of stats, as well as a little bit of damage. Quite good to have on a support.