The very first thing you want to understand when choosing Dawnbreaker is the hero classification of “carry” is totally unsuitable. Nothing about Dawnbreaker’s talent set signifies she has any carry potential. However however however, she has a crit! it’s possible you’ll yell in your squeaky Crusader voice. Sure, she does have a crit but it surely feels extra like some average harm amplification for farming and therapeutic allies than an actual harm steroid. Her Agility acquire is mediocre, her farming potential is common and none of her talents might actually be thought of a late sport powerhouse. So take that phrase and throw it within the trash.
As a substitute, let’s speak about what Dawnbreaker does effectively. She slows, she stuns, she hole closes, she is tanky sufficient to struggle early and has world anti-intiation potential. That’s all kinds of the way to influence the sport and virtually all of them require preventing together with your teammates. Probably essentially the most attention-grabbing a part of Dawnbreaker’s capacity set is that she is constructed to struggle but additionally form of needs to play alone. Her capacity to push out waves is first rate but additionally comparatively mana intensive as you’ll have to expend each Starbreaker and Celestial Hammer to kill the wave for the primary 20 or so minutes. She appears meant to take care of the creep waves on harmful elements of the map after which be a part of her staff utilizing her final Photo voltaic Guardian as quickly because the struggle kicks off.
In the intervening time there appear to be two or possibly three essential methods of taking part in the hero successfully.
- Topson’s mid Dawnbreaker.
- The tanky offlane Dawnbreaker.
- Utility/assist Dawnbreaker.
For all three of those builds we have to remedy a pair essential points that the hero has. Low cooldown spells and a brawling play fashion means you will want some early regeneration and stats. For mid Dawnbreaker this comes within the type of a Bottle, Section Boots and Echo Saber. For extra tanky or utility based mostly builds you may go for Soul Ring, Arcane Boots, Urn of Shadows or Medallion of Braveness. Tranquil Boots additionally work fairly effectively for Assist Dawnbreaker.
Past the early sport her itemization can diverge fairly a bit. As a ganking mid Topson likes to go for Sange and Yasha, Black King Bar, Satanic and Desolator. The offlane tank construct actually likes Photo voltaic Crest, BKB and Heaven’s Halberd. There has additionally been some experimenting with Holy Locket, Valdmir’s Providing and Guardian Greaves to actually capitalize on her supportive potential. Her capacity to show round a struggle with immense world therapeutic is to not be underestimated.
Whichever construct you select, Dawnbreaker actually wants her allies to perform a lot of something within the sport. Her capacity to catch and kill anybody alone is sort of low with none really dependable disables or actual burst harm. Most of her expertise will be described as “follow-up” or “counter initiation” and that is the place her power actually lies. The therapeutic from Photo voltaic Guardian just isn’t one thing it’s best to overlook as it may possibly hold allies alive simply lengthy sufficient for his or her spells or escape mechanics to return again off of cooldown. The stun and harm from the spell are sufficient to matter and particularly helpful when punishing a tower dive or interrupting the chaos of an already began staff struggle. Aggressively, she is a hero who needs to be the second or third one in. Photo voltaic Guardian provides the distinctive energy so as to add an additional physique and stun to a gank or teamfight that has already began wherever on the map.
In some sense, Dawnbreaker is form of ineffective with out her staff. You may’t actually use her final with out assist and her Luminosity form of appears like a type of trick talents. On the floor it makes you suppose it’s for dealing harm however in actuality it is really meant to only maintain your allies in the course of a melee.
One tremendous vital closing thought on the hero is that you will need to capitalize on her robust laning stage. Dawnbreaker can dominate the buying and selling sport together with her nice base armor, harm and motion pace. Her Starbreaker combo can probably hit for over 200 harm and a stun if your complete factor lands at degree one. This makes it arguably the best worth degree one spell within the sport at solely 80 mana.
Total, Dawnbreaker is a comparatively simple brawler who excels at taking part in with momentum. Her expertise are form of clunky to make use of throughout staff fights with out BKB and most of her influence comes from taking part in off of arrange from her allies.