Slardar the Slithereen Guard


After a millennium of being trapped under the raging waters of the Maelstrom, Slardar rose from its chaotic depths with his brethren to serve the mighty demon lord, Illidan Stormrage. Fanatically devoted to his cause, this Naga fought valiantly along his side until he succumbed to fatal wounds in the heat of battle. Salvation finally seemed within grasp – that is until his fate became intertwined with the grim reach of the Lich King. Reincarnated as a soulless beast without emotion, Slardar tears through the enemy lines with inhuman speed, striking them out cold with mighty blows, undeterred in his quest to fulfill Nerzhul’s every whim.



Slardar increases his movement speed dramatically, but takes 15% bonus damage. Lasts for 20 seconds.
Level 1 – Increases speed by 20%.
Level 2 – Increases speed by 27%.
Level 3 – Increases speed by 33%.
Level 4 – Increases speed by 40%.

Author’s remarks:

This skill gives you a remarkably good speed boost but this should only be used if you are chasing the enemy or if you are running to base. I often use it when I am being chased and this also saves your money as you won’t keep buying Scroll of town portals or Boots of Travel to go to the base.

Slithereen Crush

Slams the ground, stunning and damaging nearby enemy land units. Slows enemy units by 20% for 2 seconds afterwards.
Level 1 – 50 damage, 1 second stun.
Level 2 – 100 damage, 1.5 second stun.
Level 3 – 150 damage, 2 second stun.
Level 4 – 200 damage, 2.5 second stun.

Author’s remarks:

This is a good overall skill and therefore its my favourite skill of Slardar after his ultimate. The slamming helps in defeating enemies that stun you a lot and is also good when that enemy’s damage is much as you can go and stun them and then damage him a lot when he is stunned. This also works good when you are chasing an enemy as you can stun them and then finish him off.


Gives a chance that an attack will do bonus damage and stun an opponent for 1 second.
Level 1 – 10% chance per attack, 40 bonus damage.
Level 2 – 15% chance per attack, 50 bonus damage.
Level 3 – 20% chance per attack, 60 bonus damage.
Level 4 – 25% chance per attack, 70 bonus damage.

Author’s remarks:

This is a passive skill but it helps a lot. It helps when the enemy is being chased by you as in level 4 there is entirely possible that you hit him and it becomes stunned and you can quickly finish them off. The bonus damage also suits Slardar but the stunning is better.

Amplify Damage

Amplifies physical damage against enemy units by reducing their armor. Lasts 25 seconds.
Level 1 – Reduces armor by 8.
Level 2 – Reduces armor by 12.
Level 3 – Reduces armor by 16.

Author’s remarks:

This is Slardar’s ultimate and it is my favourite skill. The armor reduction is good and this skill also provides true sight of the target. For example if the enemy has gone back and is healing himself to attack you, you would be able to see all of that and if the enemy is planning to re-attack you from the back or side, you would know. The cool down is also only of 10 seconds so you can keep using it. I would not prefer using auto-casting when attacking in a lane that has creeps nearby. But you can always turn it on when you are attacking him alone.

Item Build

  1. Bracer: I would recommend this because of the increase in all attributes and the additional strength increase. Only one would be good. If you are playing a one on one battle then go straight for Treads
  2. Strength Treads: This skill is good for you in early game as it increases your attack speed and movement speed. The 10 (or 8) strength is also  good and it helps you in the game overall.
  3. Desolator: I would recommend this firstly because of the additional damage increase and the armour reduction because it stacks with amplify damage. The orb effect is also suitable but Slardar is a melee hero so the orb effect does not show.
  4. Assault Cuirass: This is the best item on Slardar as it has an increase of attack speed, an armour reduction aura and an armour increasing aura. The attack speed aura also helps when you are with an allied hero or even it affects creeps attack speed a lot. The armour reduction helps as it stacks with Desolator and Amplify Damage as you reduce a total of 27 armour.
  5. Heart: This is the luxury item of Slardar. This helps him in late game when he has plenty of damage increase but doesnt have a strength regain. So, heart is the ideal luxury item for Slardar and with this item Slardar can almost kill any hero.

This is the Slardar guide. I hope you have known now how to play with him.


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