|usually serves as a lane support/tank role in the team. His abilities allow him to harass enemy off the lane secure space for his carry to farm. Undying truly shines during every coordinated teamfight due to his plague aura and tombstone, forcing his enemy to either kill him or suffer the debuff consequences.|
|+5Attacks to Destroy||20||On Death|
|+8 Health Regen||10||+150 Cast Range|
Tips & Tactics
- When supporting, use Tombstone and Flesh Golem to slow the enemies while spamming Decay, then let your lane partner get the kill. Otherwise, use Soul Rip to finish a hero while there are many creeps nearby: this way it deals more damage.
- While initiating, use Tombstone and Flesh Golem, then Decay/Soul Rip: this way these abilities deal more damage.
- Though his spells are individually quite cheap, you almost always have mana problems since both Soul Rip and especially Decay are very spammable. Consider getting items to sustain mana such as .
- Another good item for Undying in the early game is . After using Soul Ring, you can Use Decay for free. If you hit 2 or more heroes with this ability, you make up for the HP cost for Soul Ring.
- Alternatively, try to make yourself as tanky as possible: if you are initiating, enemies will target you first. That is why you need an early and/or a if the opposing team has a lot of nukers. Other useful items that increase your HP are , which solves most of your mana problems too, and .
- Decay steals strength of the enemies and gives to Undying, making them squishier while Undying beefier and hit harder.
- Thus, use Decay a couple times and attack the enemies to dominate the lane.
- Since Decay has low cooldown and high mana cost, spamming it too frequently in the early game will leave Undying low on mana for other abilities.
- Prioritize Decay on strength carries to reduce both their HP and attack damage.
- Avoid using Soul Rip to harass, but use it to heal allies or to finish off enemies.
- Soul Rip will damage or heal more when there are many units nearby, such as creeps if you are laning, or heroes if you are fighting.
- Tombstone's zombies also count as units for Soul Rip.
- Soul Rip works well with heroes that can summon additional creeps or create illusions, such as with 's spiderlings or 's illusions, often maximizing effect of Soul Rip.
- When using Soul Rip to damage an opponent, remember to use Decay before. Since Soul Rip deals a static amount of damage, it will deal more if the enemy's maximum health is reduced before rather than after.
- Use Soul Rip to keep Tombstone alive.
- Try to put Tombstone on high ground, like on top of ward spots for example, so enemies cannot see and attack it too easily.
- Attacks from illusions counts as creep attacks for the purpose of destroying the Tombstone, making enemy heroes such as and a little dangerous for Tombstone.
- If is on your team, know that Tombstone keeps summoning zombies even when the enemies are sleeping and untargetable.
- Should the enemy team have an , avoid placing Tombstone at the beginning of a teamfight. Each zombie causes Echo Slam to deal extra damage, likely obliterating your entire team.
- Zombies have spell immunity and require a certain amount of attacks to kill. Therefore, they are unaffected by most AoE spells but take full damage from multishot-type abilities.
- Be aware of heroes with these abilities that can easily deal with your zombies, such as 's .
- Use Tombstone to spawn zombies to intercept the incoming enemy creep waves so allies can push.
- Use Tombstone to spawn zombies who can tank for teammates.
- You may also use the Tombstone as a temporary ward anywhere thanks to its long duration and large vision range, though its lengthy cooldown make it not worthwhile.
- Take advantage of Flesh Golem's long duration to use it right from the beginning of team fights.
- The Flesh Golem gives a static amount of HP, making Undying tanky for its duration.
- Undying may use Flesh Golem in order to escape, as the slow effect, coupled with Undying's relatively high movement speed, may be just enough to outrun a number of melee heroes.
- gives health regeneration to sustain in lane.
- also restores health in lane.
- restores mana to help Undying use more abilities in the early game.
- allows Undying to put up with a lot of harassment in the early game.
- grant movement speed bonus so Undying can chase after enemy heroes.
- restores health and mana to Undying during ganks.
- provides vision on the enemies so Undying and his allies can gank them effectively.
- provides Undying with cost-effective mana regeneration in the early game as he wants to spam spells. The magic damage block also adds to his tankiness, making him harder to kill and allowing him to cast more Decays and Soul Rips in fights.
- gives attributes and a way to restore health and mana to Undying.
- increase Undying's lackluster mana pool, as well as provide mana to his allies.
- 's attributes, health regeneration, and armor help Undying and allies survive engagements.
- give more armor and health regeneration for team, also the active ability does not cost mana.
- provides a tremendous boost on strength steal which improves Undying's overall survivability in teamfights. It also helps Dirge remain relevant in the late game, when his Decay is no longer as effective.
- produces mana on demand, and gives a good bit of strength and health regeneration.
- grants armor and returns damage done back to the enemies, discouraging them from targeting Undying. It is especially effective when paired with his Flesh Golem form, as Undying is granted extra HP during the transformation.
- can heal Undying and allies, or combine with Soul Rip to increase damage output in fights.
- grants Undying and teammates magic resistance to help them stay alive longer in teamfights.
- helps Undying and teammates block physical attack damage.
- provides both of Undying's needs in tankiness and mana.
- gives a great disable and mana regeneration for Undying.
- can be picked up in rare cases when Dirge is a farming offlane core and is considerably ahead in terms of networth. It synergizes well with his Flesh Golem plague aura, stacking damage over time, making it difficult for the enemy to engage closely with Undying. Combined with his Level 25 reincarnation talent, this means that Undying can secure a lengthy radiance burn in long, drawn-out, late game teamfights. Radiance also gives Undying a farm accelerator as his attack speed is one of the lowest in the game.