DotA 2 Guide – Riki Done Quick

DotA 2 Guide – Riki Done Quick


Hey Guys, this is Blinks, And Here’s how
you play Riki
Riki is an agility-based melee ganker. His
Q is an AoE Silencing Smoke that causes enemies
to miss. His W is a blink that does damage
to a target enemy. His E is a passive that
gives him bonus damage when attacking enemies
from behind, and his Ultimate is a passive
that grants him permanent invisibility when
not attacking.
Riki can be an incredibly effective ganker,
but is largely useless prior to level 6. Do
not gank prior to level 6, and focus on farming
your wand and power treads. Once you hit 6,
start heading to different lanes to help your
teammates with ganks. Your goal is to get
your diffusal blade as fast as possible, as
it will make your ganks incredibly powerful.
Once you have your diffusal blade, don’t
forget to use its purge ability when ganking,
its movement speed reduction is very powerful
and can allow you to get an extra 4-5 hits
in on a fleeing enemy, usually allowing you
to kill them. You can also use purge yourself
if you are dusted to remove the dust and allow
you to stealth without the enemy seeing you.
Unless you are incredibly fed, do not initiate
teamfights, try to stay out of the main action,
and focus on picking off enemy supports rather
than going toe-to-toe with the enemy carry.
If you ever get in trouble, remember that
you can use your blink to blink to friendly
units or heroes to get away from enemies,
and that your smoke is an excellent way to
disable an auto-attacker as it will cause
them to miss 80% of the time.
When leveling Ricki, Put one point into each
skill, and then Prioritize R>W>E>Q.
As far as items go, grab the starting items
and then get a wand, poor mans shield, treads,
and a diffusal blade. If you get a first blood
or an early kill, skip the poor-mans shield.
End game, a manta style is a very strong item
because your illusions get your passive backstab
bonus. Other options include BKB, Deadalus,
Butterfly, Abyssal Blade, and Heart. As always,
click the link in the description if you want
to use this guide in-game.

27 thoughts on “DotA 2 Guide – Riki Done Quick

  1. Where should you play Rikki? (Sorry if it's a really stupid question, played League for a long time and really interested in DotA)

  2. Gank, ganking – Means to quickly kill someone when they aren't expecting it. So if you're playing Riki you might leave your lane and help kill an enemy in another lane, or Blink to an enemy in your lane when an ally starts attacking.

  3. Only in a pub game where the enemy supports are more concerned with getting MoMs and Randiances instead of actually supporting…

  4. Riki's illusions DO NOT benefit from backstab
    Manta is still a good pick on him because it can be used to remove dust/track/amplify damage or to dodge nukes
    despite what other people may say, Riki is not to be played as a carry, simply because he has useless skills when facing enemy carries in 1v1, instead you should buy items that also benefit your team like drums, vlads and later assault cuirass
    however, if you are fed and snowball, buy carry items and win

  5. Riki's illusions actually do not benefit from his backstab. However they DO recieve his ultimate's passive. They're good for baiting enemies, and being mobile wards, but otherwise aren't very good in fights. Although if the enemy doesn't know which riki is real, he can waste a nuke. But usually that isn't a big concern anyway in a 1v1 match because smokescreen (and diffusal blade) Silences them for a decent amount of time.

  6. Yeah that's true I just played riki and I kept on getting owned by ax but as soon as my team mates started to help me I killed him so much and carried the team 28-9

  7. i think you should add sange yansha because riki is indeed very squishy and it does provide you with more agility and health. That little bit of health might not be so important but at time it can determine that your gonna survive or not. BTW great guide thumbs up!

  8. Don't fucking play riki. It becomes very frustrating for a noob like me to have to sit down and enjoy playing horribly in a game of dota when all of a sudden a fucking riki appears on the other team
    at this point, I've quit playing all pick because of all the noob stompers that people like to quit, I also report everyone who plays riki in my games, so if you dont want to ruin other's experiences and learn the game right, some hero suggestions would be wraith king,venomancer, or lich. they're not bullshit heroes that are easy to play so I'd recommend that if you are not a fucking bitch 

  9. I still get anoyed by the q w and e why not just give em names? Smoke blinkstrike cuz i have difrent keys setup btw

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