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Bristleback Overview

Melee, Carry, Durable, Initiator, Nuker

37th

Popularity

48.04%

Win rate

Lane Presence

Off

83.17%

49.94%

2.55

448

578

Safe

11.41%

48.53%

2.83

490

614

Most Popular Ability Build

Starter items

99.94%

96.76%

89.52%

64.98%

55.03%

37.43%

19.19%

19.07%

15.77%

14.42%

13.83%

4.36%

2.88%

1.41%

0.82%

0.71%

0.65%

0.59%

0.41%

0.18%

0.12%

0.06%

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0.06%

0.06%

0.06%

0.06%

recommended builds

7.00%

119

92.44%

6.42%

109

93.58%

4.53%

77

98.70%

3.77%

64

96.88%

3.06%

52

94.23%

2.65%

45

93.33%

boots

52.61%

776

24.68%

364

15.73%

232

6.85%

101

0.14%

2

Most Used Items This week

365370

211263

59.91%

294773

138931

47.59%

238936

124443

49.80%

186808

105629

58.07%

176325

100375

53.69%

147073

75873

48.60%

141849

68941

47.76%

139928

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50.55%

138176

70623

49.41%

119600

83163

67.10%

115462

54113

42.31%

101209

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56.58%

Win Rate This week

Best Versus This week

More

Hero

advantage

win rate

matches

5.75%

49.68%

3426

4.34%

51.72%

2440

3.9%

45.62%

3176

3.84%

51.30%

10924

3.77%

50.33%

4371

Worst Versus This week

More

Hero

disadvantage

win rate

matches

4.84%

45.06%

22269

4.61%

41.76%

28075

3.01%

43.10%

18401

2.9%

41.37%

27115

2.34%

42.17%

28282

Hero Attributes

22 +2.5

17 +1.8

14 +2.8

Movement speed

295

Sight range

1800/800

Armor

3.38

Base attack time

1.8

Damage

52 - 58

Attack point

0.3

Talent Usage

+24 Warpath Damage Per Stack

+2.10%

13% Spell Lifesteal

+25 Warpath Damage Per Stack

12% Spell Lifesteal

+18 Warpath Damage Per Stack

+12% Spell Lifesteal

25

+20 Quill Stack Damage

+20 Health Regen

+3.10%

20

+20 Attack Speed

+200 Health

+0.30%

+8%/+8% Bristleback Back/Side Damage Reduction

+150 Goo Cast Range

15

+2 Mana Regen

+15 Damage

+8.60%

+1.5 Mana Regen

10

+Win%

Time Played

Period

Duration

Total

24412y 178d 6h 20m

This month

25y 148d 11h 59m

Guide & Build Strategies

Lore & Bio

“It was a barkeep that got me into this mess. Yeah, I think I’ll pay me a visit when this is done.”

Never turning away from a fight, Rigwarl was known for hand-to-hand combat with the biggest, evil, and most ferocious men he encountered. Awarded the title Bristleback by the drunken mob, he was present at every tavern brawl on the road from Slom to Elze, until an innkeeper kept an eye on his track record when searching for him. Find a protector. With a little beer, Bristleback was hired to collect money, keep order, and occasionally break a leg, or two (or five, in the case of an unlucky merchant, referring to the many-legged types. such as spiders, buffalo,…).

After a night of leisure and entertainment that made both customers and themselves gradually die, Bristleback finally met a rival. "Your tusks make my eyes itch," he drawled as he demanded money from a large man from the northern wilderness. A scuffle broke out later with a dozen people in attendance. Not a single chair wasn't hit, and in the end, the impossible happened: he had his money stolen.

A week later, Bristleback's wounds had healed, and the hair had grown back, but the guardian's honor was insulted. He used his money to pay back the innkeeper, vowing to find out who came from the north and pay off the debt. And then he did something he'd never done before - practiced, and suddenly discovered his own abilities. Smiling as he stroked his hairs. Turning your back may be just the thing to do.

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Attribute & Stats

Level: 0 1 15 25 30

Health: 200 640 1440 2260 2600

Health regen: +0.25 +2.45 +6.51 +10.61 +12.26

Mana: 75 243 711 1191 1383

Mana regen: +0.25 +0.95 +2.91 +4.91 +5.71

Armor: 1 3.83 8.03 13.03 14.87

Damage Block: 16 (50%)

Magic Resistance: 25%

Status Resistance: 0%

Damage: 30‒36 52‒58 92‒98 133‒139 150‒156

Attack Rate: 0.56/s 0.65/s 0.79/s 0.96/s 1.02/s

Attack Range: 150 (600)

Attack Speed: 100 (1.8s BAT)

Attack Animation: 0.3+0.3

Projectile Speed: Instant

Movement Speed: 290

Turn Rate: 0.9

Collision Size: 24

Vision Range: 1800 • 800

Legs: 2

Gib Type: Goo

Ability Upgrades:

  • Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter;
  • Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard.

Abilities & Talents

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Skills building guide

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Depending on the case you can get Goo (Q) first or Quill Spray (W), it's best to wait until the creeps come out and face the enemy, it's not too late to add. Maximize Quill Spray (W) first because this is your main damage skill (everytimes slime and squirt a few times, someone will run away) then maximize Bristleback (E) because this is The main skill turns you into a big boar every time you push your butt on the opponent ultimate get the right level. With a 20% slow at the first level and only a 1.5 second cooldown, Goo (Q) will be prioritized to max out last.

Abilities

Viscous Nasal Goo

Cost: 30 mana.

Cooldown: 1.5 seconds

Effective range: 600

Effect: spits out a sputum on a target, slowing the target's movement speed by 20% by 3%/6%/9%/12% and 1/1.4/1.8/ 2.2 armor per stack

Stacks: 4

Duration: 5 seconds on champions, 10 seconds on minions and monsters.

Upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter:

  • Bonus Effect: Now becomes an active skill, when cast blows his nose at all enemies standing around him
  • Effect radius: 600
  • Blocked by Linken's Sphere and blocked by magic immunity status

Quill Spray

Cost: 35 mana

Cooldown: 3 seconds

Effect: swishes his pointed feathers around, dealing 20/40/60/80 damage and stacking each 30/32/34/36 bonus damage to enemies hit the next time.

Effective range: radius 625

Max stack damage: 400

Stack Time: 14 seconds

Bristleback

Effect: Bristleback takes 16%/24%/32%/40% reduced damage from behind and 8%/12%/16%/20% from the side. For every 230 health he loses, he unleashes 1 Quill Spray at his current level.

Hairball

Mana Cost: 100

Cooldown Time: 20

Effect: Coughs a quill-filled hairball in the direction of the target. With Goo and 2 Quills, erupts at the area, striking opponents in a 700-foot radius.

Warpath

Effect: Every time he uses an ability, he becomes more aggressive, increasing damage and movement speed per stack.

Bonus Damage: 20/25/30

Movement Speed Bonus: 3%/4%/5%

Maximum stacks: 5/6/7

Time per stack: 14 seconds

Effective items guides

Early game

Boots of Speed

Boots of Speed: Boots of Speed provide a significant increase in movement speed.

Ring of Health

Ring of Health: Ring of Health aids in lane survival and may be used with Vanguard and Hood of Defiance.

Soul Ring

Soul Ring: The Soul Ring gives you nearly infinite mana and works nicely with the Ring of Health.

Magic Wand

Magic Wand: Bristleback is kept in the battle because of his Magic Wand, which allows him to possibly use up charges twice for massive healing, and every two charges grants him enough mana for an additional Quill Spray or Viscous Nasal Goo.

Mid game

Phase Boots

Phase Boots: Bristleback's ability to chase is aided with Phase Boots, which provide armor and aid in chasing.

Arcane Boots

Arcane Boots: Arcane Boots is a viable option for resolving Bristleback's early-game mana problem. It may be disassembled later to make the Lotus Orb and Travel Boots.

Vanguard

Vanguard: On Bristleback, Vanguard is one of a few good early- to mid-game picks. It's best used against teams with a lot of physical damage. It's worth noting that the damage block is applied to the entire attack damage before any damage reduction (from armor or the Bristleback ability) is applied. It eventually becomes a Crimson Guard.

Hood of Defiance

Hood of Defiance: When the adversaries rely on magical damage, Hood of Defiance, rather than Vanguard, is a far better choice. It may be upgraded into an Eternal Shroud or a Pipe of Insight.

Solar Crest

Solar Crest: Solar Crest gives armor and characteristics for survivability. Casting spells is further aided by the mana regeneration.

Aghanim's Scepter

Aghanim's Scepter: On Bristleback, Aghanim's Scepter transforms his Viscous Nasal Goo into an AoE slow and armor decrease with a long cast range and no cast point. Bristleback will receive a full Warpath stack and a high damage output, letting him to travel at full speed at all times while doing significantly more damage.

Late game

Lotus Orb

Lotus Orb: The Lotus Orb adds to your protection by providing armor and health restoration. Echo Shell may also dispel Bristleback's silences, as well as reflect many targeted spells back to opposing casters. He can also cast Viscous Nasal Goo and Quill Spray indefinitely because of the mana and mana regeneration.

Shiva's Guard

Shiva's Guard: Shiva's Guard is another huge armor item that helps Bristleback with any mana difficulties. Bristleback's active ability also increases his presence in teamfights, damaging and slowing foes over a large area.

Heart of Tarrasque

Heart of Tarrasque: The Heart of Tarrasque provides a substantial quantity of healing and regeneration. It's useful in siege circumstances, when you may take a lot of damage and then recover your health in a short amount of time. 

Bristleback can employ the passive Quill Spray to its maximum capacity thanks to the massive health gain, since he can tank substantially more, retreat to heal up, and then repeat.

Situation items

Blade Mail

Blade Mail: Blade Mail is a pickup that combines damage and protection. It works effectively against teams who have a lot of burst damage since it either makes the opponents suffer the damage or forces them to not utilize their burst damage, allowing Bristleback time to deal with them.

Heaven's Halberd

Heaven's Halberd: If you're not the toughest carry on your team, or if the opposition team only has one physical damage dealer, Heaven's Halberd is a good selection. Bristleback's survivability may be greatly enhanced by the increased evasion, status resistance, and strength.

Crimson Guard

Crimson Guard: Crimson Guard is based on a Vanguard, which is an excellent item on Bristleback and one that any team should have if facing a physical damage heavy opponent.

Pipe of Insight

Pipe of Insight: Pipe of Insight is made from a Hood of Defiance, which is also a good item on Bristleback, and is something that every team should have if the opponent team has any deadly nukers.

Radiance

Radiance: Radiance is fantastic on Bristleback if you can obtain it early in the game after tanking up with a couple of items. This is essentially a get-ahead item, since if you're difficult to kill despite investing so much money in an offensive item, it may be the ideal item to help you snowball the rest of the game by farming rapidly and providing tremendous area damage in teamfights. However, if you gain this item at the expense of tankiness, this is a bad choice.

Enemies & Allies

Allies

Broodmother

  • Quill Spray kills spiderlings and even damages Broodmother as she regenerates in her webs. As a result, Bristleback is one of her most difficult lane opponents.

Chaos Knight

  • Chaos Knight's Phantasms are instantly destroyed by Quill Spray.

Huskar

  • Turning away from Huskar reduces the damage from the Burning Spear.
  • Huskar may be tricked into using Life Break on Bristleback, then turn around and take very little damage.

Jakiro

  • Bristleback activates frequently as a result of Macropyre's many damage ticks, resulting in free damage as long as Bristleback is facing away from Jakiro.

Luna

  • Multiple instances of Eclipse damage will activate Bristleback's passive multiple times in a short period of time, causing massive damage to Luna and her teammates.
  • Although Luna's damage burst is significant, it will not be enough to defeat Bristleback.

Lycan

  • Even while unseen, Lycan's wolves do minimal damage to Bristleback and are quickly destroyed by Quill Spray.
  • Lycan's lack of burst damage makes killing Bristleback difficult, especially when his back is turned.

Counters

Anti-Mage

  • Mana Break depletes your mana by a percentage or a fixed amount, stopping you from utilizing abilities in the lane.
  • With this talent, Blink Anti-Mage has a lot of movement and can quickly get away from you because you can't stop him blinking. He may also utilize this on the offensive to put himself in front of you during battles.

Doom

  • Mana Break prevents you from performing abilities in the lane by removing a percentage and a flat amount of your mana.
  • With this ability, Blink Anti-Mage has a lot of movement and can quickly get away from you because you can't stop him from blinking. During battles, he may also utilize this to get in front of you.

Faceless Void

  • Bristleback's damage and efficiency are substantially reduced by Time Dilation, which stops him from repeating his low-cooldown abilities.
  • Allies can move and attack Bristleback from the front, avoiding his defensive benefit from behind, thanks to Chronosphere.
  • There is no method for Bristleback to stop Void from utilizing Time Walk.

Grimstroke

  • Viscous Nasal Goo and Quill Spray are silenced by Phantom's Embrace.
  • Ink Swell stuns Bristleback and causes teammates to move quicker in order to strike his front, thereby negating his passive ability.

Hoodwink

  • Bristleback takes a lot of damage from Sharpshooter, and his passive is disabled for a long time.
  • Bristleback can be readily kited with Bushwhack and Scurry.

Legion Commander

  • Duel puts Bristleback face to face with Legion Commander, forcing him to suffer full damage.
  • The slow from stacks of Viscous Nasal Goo is dispelled by pressing the attack button.

Items Counter

Magic Stick

  • Magic Stick: Because of Bristleback's continual use of Quill Spray, Magic Stick gathers a lot of charges, providing its owner an advantage in the lane.

Silver Edge

  • Silver Edge: Bristleback's passives are disabled by Silver Edge, reducing both his tankiness and damage output.

Solar Crest

  • Solar Crest: Bristleback's armor is drastically reduced by Solar Crest, allowing allies to rapidly knock him down.

Assault Cuirass

  • Assault Cuirass: Quill Spray's area damage is considerably reduced by Assault Cuirass' armor aura.

Town Portal Scroll

  • Town Portal Scroll: Because Bristleback has no disables, the Town Portal Scroll is an easy way to get away from him.

Spirit Vessel

  • Spirit Vessel: With percentage-based damage, Spirit Vessel decreases Bristleback's health regen and wears him down.

Diffusal Blade

  • Diffusal Blade: Bristleback's mana is burned by Diffusal Blade, reducing his ability to repeat Quill Spray.

Ghost Scepter

  • Ghost Scepter: Quill Spray is protected by Ghost Scepter and its upgrade Ethereal Blade, and Bristleback's only way of doing damage is through Quill Spray and basic attacks. Furthermore, he dislikes buying dispelling equipment such as Nullifier and Manta Style.

Favorable Matchups

Crystal Maiden

  • During the laning stage, Arcane Aura allows Bristleback to use Quill Spray more frequently, letting him harass and last hit more effectively.
  • Crystal Maiden's delaying abilities pair nicely with Viscous Nasal Goo, keeping foes within range of Quill Spray and Freezing Field.

Dazzle

  • Because of the low cooldown of Shallow Grave, Bristleback can get a few more Quill Sprays off, possibly changing the course of a fight.
  • Quill Spray's damage output is improved by Bad Juju's armor decrease.

Drow Ranger

  • The slowness of Frost Arrows pairs nicely with Viscous Nasal Goo.

Keeper of the Light

  • Bristleback can Quill Spray twice in a row thanks to Chakra Magic's reduced cooldown.

Skywrath Mage

  • The delay of Concussive Shot stacks effectively with Viscous Nasal Goo, keeping enemies in range of Quill Spray and making it more difficult for them to escape Mystic Flare.

Venomancer

  • The multiple movement speed delays that Venomancer has stack well with Viscous Nasal Goo.

Game plan

Early game

At the beginning of the game, you can go offlane or go lane with your teammates (except for the mid lane). This phase is your main farming phase. If you go offlane, you can sometimes use Quill Spray (W) to eat minions and poke the enemy's blood (note that when using it, you should splash 3 4 times on the enemy to poke the most effective), you can kill early if you have accumulated 3 4 Quill points on the opponent and have added Goo (Q)

Mid game

At this point, you have maxed out Quill Spray (W) and Bristleback (E) and bought some important equipment, if chasing the enemy is nothing special, but when being chased when you keep spinning Just run on your back, it's very difficult for the opponent to beat you thanks to you having the ultimate plus a bunch of running speed with the ability to reduce damage from Bristleback (E), keep running while watching the feathers, for The party will pay the price if they try to chase you. Try to wait for your teammates or you can finish the opponent yourself if you turn your back in time .

Late game

This is the time when both sides play the most carefully, and the total teamfight will definitely take place. You should go with your teammates or you can farm around somewhere near your teammates, always carry the Town Portal Scroll to be able to join your teammates in time to def/push/combat. Your role is also simply to rush straight into the enemy's heart to release skills, blow your nose at the aggressive people rushing into your team and turn your back on dangerous skills, don't be bloodthirsty chasing the supports. physically weak but neglects his tank duties.