Hi, my name is Smallkiwi, and this is how you play Phantom Assassin, or PA for short. PA is an agility based melee carry that has great mobility and excels at ganking with massive burst damage potential. Her Stifling Dagger is a single-target slow. Phantom Strike is a teleport that grants bonus attack speed. Blur is a passive evade chance. And her Ultimate, Coup de Grace, is a passive critical chance. PA should be played in safe lane, thats top if you�re on Dire and bottom for Radiant andb should pair with a ranged support that can control the lane and help you farm.
Early game, you can use Stifling dagger to last hit creeps or for extra harass on lane opponents. Remember that the mana cost on dagger reduces as you level it, so use it sparingly until you have 2 or 3 points invested. PA is a hero that relies on chance, a single coup de grace can make the difference between a succesful gank or your death, especially early game. If you choose to gank, try to save Phantom Strike for a quick getaw ay, incase you run out of luck. A better option in most cases is to focus on farming gold and levels since PA can snowball out of control if left unchecked. Take advantage of Phantom Strike to move around quickly when farming. Also note that blur will remove PA from the enemy�s minimap when she is near enemy heroes, and If you notice that her blur effect has activated, that means their are nearby enemies, so use it as an early warning alarm and get to safety.
Late game PA can be devastating to an entire team – use Stifling Dagger to slow fleeing opponents and remember to use Phantom Strike every time it comes off cooldown to maximize her attack speed. When leveling Phantom Assassin, put one point into Phantom Strike at level 2, one point into Blur at level 4, and prioritize Coup De Grace > Stifling Dagger > Phantom Strike > Blur, however, if the enemy team is stacked with auto attackers then consider prioritizing blur over phantom strike. For Items start out with 3 branches, atango, a salve and a Stout Shield. Get boots, a poor mans shield and a wand if you�re able to stay in lane and farm easily, then focus on getting a battle fury as soon as possible.
Next build phase boots, and a BKB, then consider a helm of the dominator, satanic, abyssal blade, MKB or an assault cuirass. Thanks for watching this quick guide for DotA 2. You can click any of the video thumbnails to check out our other guides, featuring DotA2 heroes and concepts. Don�t forget to subscribe to us here at Pay2Lose gaming, like the video if you found it helpful and post a comment below if you have any questions or requests for future guides..
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