Spirit Breaker is one of the hottest heroes in the current meta, so let’s take a look at some of the beat buys you can get for him.
There aren’t that many heroes in Dota 2 that are as good as Spirit Breaker when it comes down to PUB games. This is one of the heroes you pick in pretty much every scenario and make it work. Although many Dota 2 players consider him to be one of the least skill-dependent heroes in the game, this doesn’t SB can’t do wonders.
Usually, people pick this hero when they want to gank the mid-lane or when their team needs a tank. He works really well when used alongside heroes, such as Queen of Pain to Storm Spirit because they can kill almost any hero on the map. Of course, SB works well in many different lineups, so he’s always a hero you should keep in mind. With that being said, here are some of the best items that you can purchase for him.
Even though Phase Boots is not as popular as before, due to Spirit Breaker’s abilities, this is definitely one of the items that you’d want to put to the test. Since the item provides movement speed and it is cheap, you should try to get it as soon as possible. It will help you gank and escape when needed.
Aghanim’s Scepter is a must-have item for many Dota 2 heroes, and Spirit Breaker is definitely one of them. This item was not that good before, but after the recent changes, it allows the hero to use his Charge of Darkness a lot more often. Furthermore, this is an item that will let SB use this spell even enemies that have BKB. This makes it extremely strong during the late game because he can disable them for at least a couple of seconds.
The main problem with this item is the fact it is expensive. Even though SB has what it takes to be a carry, the hero is definitely more popular as a position four or position five. In other words, there are many other items he needs to get before being able to purchase this one. What’s even more annoying is that Spirit Breaker is one of the slowest farming heroes in the game.
This is probably the most classic item you can get in a pub game with Spirit Breaker, and for a reason. Shadow Blade makes this hero a nightmare to deal with because it gives him the option to become invisible. This means that your teammates can’t tell you when SB charged you, and you always have a reliable escape tool.
Another thing that makes this item good for SB is the fact that it allows him to do more damage. Many people underestimate SB’s right-clicking power, but he has what it takes to hurt his enemies, especially later on.
This is probably one of the most underrated items you can get for Spirit Breaker. Many people don’t even consider it when choosing the hero, but SB is a core, this is definitely one of the best items you can get. Echo Saber allows SB to attack twice, which means there is a good chance to land a bash.
Unlike other big items, Echo Sabre is fairly inexpensive, and allows gives the hero good stats.
Black King Bar
Black King Bar is definitely not the most common item for Spirit Breaker, but this doesn’t mean it is not worth it. Of course, the only way to take advantage of this item is if you are core. Getting a Black King Bar when you are playing as support is definitely not worth it because you can use this gold for all sorts of other things.
One of the big advantages of having Black King Bar with Spirit Breaker is that you can jump into the enemy team and charge the hero you want. Although this doesn’t seem impressive, it makes a lot of difference during the late game. Having the ability to do a 100% charge on a certain hero can be enough to win a team fight.
Every hero whose role is to initiate a fight usually takes a lot of damage. That’s why it is always a good idea to buy an item, such as Blade Mail. Although it may not do that much, a timely-used Blade Mail can completely change the team fight outcome.
Blade Mail is cheap and easy to use, but unlike other items on this list, it does not provide a lot of stats. That’s one of the reasons why some people prefer to avoid it unless the enemy team has a lot of burst damage.
The last item we want to add here is usually purchased in pro games. Even though Spirit Breaker used to be one of the least-popular PUB heroes, he became one of the go-to options in the last couple of weeks. One of the most popular items in pro games for Spirit Breaker is Spirit Vessel because it helps him deal damage and heal his allies. Of course, this item also allows SB to reduce the enemy healing effectiveness, which can do wonders against some lineups.