How to control Lifestealer in Dota 2

How to control Lifestealer in Dota 2

A Dota 2 character who is undoubtedly fierce, unpredictable and aggressive is Lifestealer, a monstrous creature with a zombie style that surprises with its large teeth and claws. But that’s not the only thing that terrifies, but also the ability to infest enemies to incapacitate them and gain the advantage in combat.

Lifestealer comes from the dungeons of Devarque, where a sorcerer began to control him to escape the dark cells where they had him trapped until he was seen consumed by madness. This is definitely a Hero to be feared, and if you learn to use it, there will be no one to stop you. In our complete guide to Dota 2 we are going to show you step by step how to take advantage of its qualities to handle it like a professional in any modality.

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Lifestealer roles in Dota 2

Lifestealer is a Incapacitating, Jungle, Evasive, Tough and Carry, being one of the most apt to lead the team in various circumstances due to his abilities that drain the health of the enemy. In fact, he is preferred by many players for being good at facing any type of warrior, including the most powerful in terms of strength, magic and health.

Lifestealer abilities in Dota 2

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Lifestealer abilities in Dota 2

Most of Lifestealer’s abilities are focused on absorbing the life of his opponents, this is the key to do to become an unstoppable Hero, since these powers will allow you to shoot down even enemies that are tanks. In fact, its speed and the ability to become immune to spells is another advantage that can be taken advantage of. In the following information you can see how these special attacks work.


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Lifestealer’s Fury in Dota 2

Increase the speed of movement and becomes immune to spells for a few seconds.


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Lifestealer’s Feast in Dota 2

Deals damage to your enemy while drains your life based on your opponent’s maximum health.

Demonic Frenzy

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Lifestealer’s Demonic Phenesi in Dota 2

Grants attack speed and makes Lifestealer hits slow down the enemy.


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Infest Lifestealer in Dota 2

Infest the enemy’s body getting inside him to drain his life, and when it comes out it makes the body explode causing damage to all the opponents that are around. This makes it undetectable and can control Creeps or Neutral Creeps, but not Heroes.

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Open wounds

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Lifestealer Open Wounds in Dota 2

Hit the opponent and causes injuries that hurt you exponentially and drains his life, thus giving a percentage of it to Lifestealer and his allies.

Lifestealer talent tree in Dota 2

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Lifestealer Talent Tree in Dota 2

When controlling Lifestealer it is necessary to acquire talents that improve their characteristics and some factors of skills. In this case, your decisions will depend a lot on the situation, since sometimes you will need to improve some parameters first than others. These are the talents that can be obtained:

  • Level 10: +30 Attack Speed ​​or + 10% Movement Speed ​​Bonus for Fury.
  • Level 15: +25 Damage OR +325 Health.
  • Level 20: 16% Evasion or + 10% Demonic Frenzy Slow.
  • Level 25: +1.2% lifesteal for Feast or +1.5 sec duration for Fury.

Lifestealer advantages and weaknesses in Dota 2

With his spell immunity and health recovery that he gains when he enters combat, he can be a difficult opponent to take down, especially when he is with friends like Storm Spirit, Spirit Breaker, Queen of Pain, Clockwerk, Riki or Slardar, since they make a good team with him. Lifestealer is good for the first and second stages of the game, but must be kept at a suitable level for his skills to reach their potential and he can survive for a long time. Some of its weaknesses are:

  • His mana is spent very quickly.
  • There are no natural disabling effects.
  • The ultimate skill requires a situational tactic to be activated properly.
  • It relies on many items to stay level during the game.

Strong heroes against Lifestealer

  • Weaver.
  • Phantom Lancer.
  • Terrorblade.
  • Slark.
  • Windranger.
  • Ursa.
  • Chaos Knight.
  • Ancient Apparition.
  • Bane.
  • Clinkz.

Weak heroes against Lifestealer

  • Invoker.
  • Dark Willow.
  • Techies.
  • Ax.
  • Ogre Magi.
  • Tinker.

Items for Lifestealer in Dota 2

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All items in Dota 2

Lifestealer is definitely a character that need the special items to be able to shine in the game, otherwise, you cannot get your maximum. For this reason, we have created a list with the most important items for this Hero, you have to try to equip them at specific times in the game.

First stage (first 15 minutes)

  • Boots of Speed.
  • Plague Stone.
  • Poison Orb.

Second stage (between 15 and 35 minutes)

  • Phase Boots.
  • Mordiggian’s bracelet.
  • Celestial Halberd.

Third stage (more than 40 minutes)

Occasional Objects

  • Hand of Midas.
  • Sange and Yasha.
  • Assault breastplate.
  • Mjollnir.
  • Maelstrom.
  • Rod of the Monkey King.
  • Translation Dagger.
  • Heart of Tarrasca.

By following the steps in this guide you will learn how to control Lifestealer like a pro, Although it is relatively easy to master, its skills are the ones that take the most time to practice and execute well. Other terrifying characters that you can control are Broodmother and Pudge.

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