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|is a formidable swordsman capable of engaging and cutting down single enemies without much risk to himself. A medium carry, Juggernaut can support his teammates with , and escape dangerous situations with . In a one-on-one fight, is the most powerful single target ability in the game, usually killing his opponent if no other enemies are around to absorb the damage.|
|+25 Attack Speed||15||+1s|
|+20 Movement Speed||10||+5 All Stats|
- The all stats talent effectively grants Juggernaut 90 health, 2.75% health regen amplification, 0.4% magic resistance, 1 armor, 6.25 attack speed, 0.31% movement speed, 60 mana, 9% mana regen amplification, 0.35% spell damage and 5 attack damage.
- The health talent increases maximum health capacity, and keeps the current health percentage.
Tips & Tactics
- Juggernaut is usually played in the safe lane, with a support.
- Juggernaut can opt to go for a farming route, emphasizing his late game damage output. This requires an early .
- Juggernaut can also go for a higher single target damage/Omnislash route, building items like or .
- Juggernaut excels in the mid game, where he can pick off enemies easily with Omnislash. Try to gain a dominant footing during this time.
- In the late game, harder carries like and will surpass Juggernaut.
- Compared to most abilities, Blade Fury does immense damage in the early game, even at level 1.
- During the laning phase, a good support with disables and slows can net Juggernaut several easy kills with Blade Fury.
- Blade Fury's damage scales moderately well into the mid game, though the cooldown reduction is the main reason to level it.
- Juggernaut is spell immune while using Blade Fury, meaning that he cannot be disabled by most abilities.
- Using during Blade Fury will help Juggernaut stay within range of fleeing enemies.
- Juggernaut can attack while Blade Fury is active, but will deal no damage to enemies who are already being damaged by Blade Fury.
- This means that a spell immune enemy will take damage from Juggernaut's attacks while inside Blade Fury's radius.
- Each attack that lands during Blade Fury is indicated by small particle effects upon impacting the target. No attack animation is visible.
- Attack modifiers like , , or still apply their effects and damage on procs.
- While using Blade Fury, it is best to click and move alongside the enemy, instead of right-clicking them.
- Right-clicking on the enemy will cause Juggernaut to stop briefly and attack, which may allow the target to move out of Blade Fury's range.
- The move command (
Mby default) can help Juggernaut follow the enemy without attacking, leaving little opportunity for juking. Remember to start attacking the enemy once Blade Fury finishes.
- In the late game, Blade Fury is used mostly as a defensive ability, as Juggernaut will usually deal more damage with attacks.
- Keep Blade Fury ready to anticipate enemy disables.
- Use Blade Fury to gain spell immunity while attacking buildings if you think the enemy team will try to intervene. This is especially useful for finishing off towers safely.
- Since Omnislash will often reposition Juggernaut behind enemy lines, use Blade Fury immediately afterwards to disengage to a safer location.
- Use Blade Fury before using to teleport without being interrupted.
- One point in Healing Ward is useful to help Juggernaut stay in lane against heavy harassment.
- is sometimes purchased for this reason, so Juggernaut can use the Healing Ward constantly.
- Put down Healing Ward before a teamfight to keep your team alive.
- Keep in mind Juggernaut's low mana. Placing a Healing Ward may make him unable to use Omnislash.
- Place the Healing Ward slightly off to the side of your team to prevent it from being instantly destroyed by ranged enemies like .
- Set a hotkey, or have Healing Ward follow you or another teammate for easier control.
- Use Healing Ward to help Juggernaut and his teammates retreat from a bad situation.
- Use Healing Ward when attacking towers or Roshan to negate the incoming damage, and secure what would otherwise be a dangerous position.
- The Healing Ward moves slightly faster than most heroes, meaning it can be sent out ahead of Juggernaut to help an ailing ally.
- The Healing Ward can be used to scout ahead, up high ground, and into the Roshan Pit. This tactic is highly situational, as the Healing Ward is quite precious and should not be expended lightly.
- Remember to move the Healing Ward even after Juggernaut is dead to keep teammates healed.
- Blade Dance benefits most from items that increase raw damage.
- The critical damage from Blade Dance is insignificant until Juggernaut has a few items, meaning it can be leveled after other abilities.
- A level 1 Omnislash will usually kill a laning opponent, provided there are no creeps nearby.
- With enough attack speed, Juggernaut can attack while performing Omnislash.
- Juggernaut can use items' active abilities during Omnislash.
- If Juggernaut has , use it during Omnislash to jump to a desired target.
- Omnislash's damage is reduced by armor.
- Omnislash can be canceled or negated by several means:
- Juggernaut accepts move commands during Omnislash.
- Issuing a move command in one direction may bring Juggernaut close enough to jump to an enemy who was otherwise out of range.
- However, issuing move commands will also cause Juggernaut to stop attacking during Omnislash, reducing his damage output.
- Enemy teams will often clump up to reduce Omnislash's damage by distributing it between several targets. While tempting, using Omnislash against several heroes without follow up from your team is a waste.
- After Omnislash, Juggernaut appears next to the last target attacked. Some teams will move backwards and "drag" Juggernaut out of position and into their lines.
- Omnislash can be used as a last ditch effort to stall or deal maximum damage just before Juggernaut dies.
- In general, it is better to use Omnislash too early than too late.
- Because creeps and summons will absorb Omnislash's damage, it is best to engage enemies in less populated areas, away from lanes.
- provide healing to keep Juggernaut alive in the lane.
- can save Juggernaut if used at the last moment.
- allows Juggernaut to regain mana from early usage of Blade Fury.
- increases Juggernaut's survivability and mana pool. Because of Juggernaut's low mana pool, an early Iron Branch gives the possibility of casting both Blade Fury and Omnislash back to back. It can later be upgraded into a .
- gives Juggernaut additional damage, allowing him to get easier last hits and denies in lane.
- give a passive speed boost, offering better escape and catch-up. They can later be built into .
- helps Juggernaut last hit by increasing damage against creeps.
- is a useful burst healing/mana item if the enemies in lane cast many spells. It can later be built into a .
- provides a decent attribute bonus as well as a much needed mana regeneration bonus to help sustain Juggernaut's mana pool while regularly using his spells.
- provide even more mobility with the Phase ability, and increases his damage significantly. The bonus movement speed is helpful when catching enemy heroes while using Blade Fury.
- is good for burst health and mana while providing bonus attributes compared to the .
- provides cost-effective attack damage bonus in Manabreak, while increasing Juggernaut's agility and intelligence. Its active, Inhibit, allows Juggernaut to slow down enemies.
- gives Juggernaut a decent boost in attributes, attack speed and movement speed, but more importantly, its active ability, Mirror Image, allows Juggernaut to create illusions of himself, while dodging certain spells and dispelling himself. Due to Juggernaut's very fast base attack time and the build-in crit ability, his illusions are capable of dealing a considerable amount of damage and can be used for multiple purposes such as farming, split pushing and team fighting. The illusions also synergize very well with 's Manabreak.
- are essential for cross-map transportation. TP scrolls allow Juggernaut to return to lane quicker after a death, meaning he misses out on less experience in the lane. They can also be used to quickly jump into a fight or defend a tower in a different lane.
- gives an enormous boost to his damage, attack speed, and armor, as well as having the ability to evade physical attacks. It greatly increasing the physical damage Juggernaut can take, while Blade Fury protects against the magical damage. The increased attack speed also allows Blade Dance to occur more frequently.
- grants bash chance, which Juggernaut welcomes with low base attack time and decent agility, as well as active stun to lock down targets in the late game.
- is helpful when the enemy team has more magical damage than Blade Fury can protect. Unlike Blade Fury, the Black King Bar also allows Juggernaut to attack while active, and has a maximum duration of 10 seconds.
- provides a great attribute bonus for its price as well as bonus movement speed and attack speed. It not only allows easier catch up when using Blade Fury, but the increased mana pool allows Juggernaut to cast Blade Fury multiple times before returning to the fountain.
- is useful as an escape item or initiation as Juggernaut's Omnislash requires a fairly close range. It can also be used while Omnislash is in effect to catch other enemies too far for Omnislash's basic range.
- is a fair pick on Juggernaut, since he does not have any gap-closing abilities. This item provides a good strength, agility, movement and attack speed bonus, and helps chase better. The Maim helps slowing down fleeing enemies. Maim can even occur while attacking during Blade Fury, despite attacks dealing no damage.
- reduces the target's armor, increasing the damage from Juggernaut's attacks and Omnislash. It can also be effective for pushing since this effect works on towers.
- is an item that can be very strong to buy: it can be used to farm quickly, clear lane creeps, and it can greatly increase Juggernaut's damage in teamfights. The bonus health regeneration is helpful when jungling, and the bonus mana regeneration allows Juggernaut to use Blade Fury with less worry about mana.
- grants attributes and a slow on attacks, keeping targets within Juggernaut's attack range and Blade Fury's radius.
- has strength, damage, and active lifesteal that mesh well with Juggernaut's high attack speed, vastly enhancing his survivability in teamfights.
- increases number of slashes for Omnislash and decreases its cooldown, great for bringing down tougher foes.