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Silencer Guide, Build & Strategy - Nortrom Guide (Dota 6.61 Update)

Nortrom the Silencer Guide, Build & Strategy. Silencer is having another buff on Dota 6.61. While Nerubian Weaver got a skill remake, Nortrom has a change on his first skill and a buff on his Last Word aura. Now, every enemy heroes that dies within his aura range (950 AoE), will give him a permanent +1 intelligence. Wow! It's pretty cool since usually we must got the kill to do so. The first skill changes, Curse of the Silent also tempted me to level up it. Before, CotS is a skill that never taken since it halt Silencer damage. Well, let's check out the new skills and plan a new build for Nortrom the Silencer.

Hailing from the magical community of Quel'Thalas, Nortrom is one of the strongest Elven warriors defending the integrity of the lands. Mastering the ancient art of glaive-throwing, and combining it with the volatile nature of the Blood Elves' arcane magic, he is able to disrupt the magical energies in his enemies. By binding his magical powers to his glaive, he is able to cause damage beyond devastation, gaining intelligence from every kill. Concentrating all his energies, he can cause chaos within his enemies' magical pools, making them unable to cast spells. He is determined to fend off the Scourge and their demon magic until he has breathed his last.

Strength 17 + 1.7
Agility 16 + 2.1
Intelligence 21 + 2.5

Affiliation: Sentinel
Base Damage: 39 - 61
Base Armor: 1.3
Movespeed: 290
Attack Range: 600
Sight Range: 1800 / 800

Curse of the Silent
Afflicts enemies with the Curse of the Silent. The target will lose hp and mana per second until it casts a spell.

Reduce 50 HP and 25 Mana for 2/4/6/8 seconds
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Manacost: 105/115/125/135
700 casting range and 350 AoE

• It will be removed when the target dies or begins the effect of a spell.

Glaives of Wisdom
Nortrom's Glaives are enchanted by his experience in magic. Dealing extra damage based on his Intelligence.

Deals 15%/30%/45%/60% of your intelligence in bonus damage
Cooldown: 3/2/1/0 seconds
600 casting range

• Damage type: pure

Last Word (Passive/Aura)
Causes any unit under the effect of this aura to become silenced after it finishes casting a spell.

Silences unit if it casts anything for 0.75/1.5/2.25/3 seconds

• The aura will be disabled when Nortrom is silenced.
• Channeling skills will activate this even if they are canceled.
• Silencer will permanently steal 1 Intelligence from any enemy hero that dies within 950 range.

Global Silence (ultimate)
Stops all enemies on the map from casting spells.

Duration: 3/4/5 seconds
Cooldown: 160 seconds
Manacost: 250/350/450

• This skill works on invisible units.
• Silence works on magic immune units.

Nortrom the Silencer Skills Build

Level 1 - Curse of the Silent
Level 2 - Glaives of Wisdom/Last Word
Level 3 - Curse of the Silent
Level 4 - Last Word/Glaives of Wisdom
Level 5 - Curse of the Silent
Level 6 - Global Silence
Level 7 - Last Word
Level 8 - Last Word
Level 9 - Last Word
Level 10 - Glaives of Wisdom
Level 11 - Global Silence
Level 12 - Glaives of Wisdom
Level 13 - Glaives of Wisdom
Level 14 - Curse of the Silent
Level 15 - Stats
Level 16 - Global Silence
Level 17 - 25 - Stats


Curse of the Silent is taking first as it will help you drain your enemies mana and will save you from enemies spells.

If you're laning against someone that can easily couter cots you might want to skip it (zeus, storm), if you're laning against someone that can hardly cancel it (viper, leo) you can go ahead and max it.

The skill build is focused on CotS + Lastword. CotS is much stronger compared to your Glaives, either in lane or in ganks. CotS is not as easily counterable as most makes it to be, it is common sense to cast it after your opponent had casted their spell. CotS will deal major dmg due to:
1) opponent spell on cd
2) they have no mana to cast a spell (CotS drains mana, and hero starts with pitiful mana pool)
3) casting it while in a chase

After you steal sufficient Int, you can pile on the hurt with Glaives. It's more important to control your lane and get as many free Int from enemy deaths earlier now.

Nortrom the Silencer Items Build

Starting Items

+ Void Stone
Nortrom is very fragile, so we get the Bracer parts early to boost his HP. If you're in the side lane (which i recommend), get the Magic Stick as soon as possible. If you use CotS and your enemies cast their spells, you will got some free charges for your stick ;)

Core Items

MekansmVoid Stone
The new Silencer build should capitalize on his survivability. Put it this way. The longer he survives in a battle:
1) the longer his aura can disrupt opposing's combo
2) the better the chance he can steal enemy's int and add it to his own
3) the longer he can DPSAnd this core is  for survivability.

Phase Boots will help you escape from gank and chasing while Meka will support your team. Bracers is needed as your HP is low and you're not getting stats. Void Stone for mana regen which can be turned into either Eul's or Guinsoo.

Luxury Items

OR + +

If you farm poorly, convert your Void Stone into Eul's. But if you got a lot of money, get sheep stick instead. After get either Eul's or Guinsoo , start aiming for Heart of Tarrasque and Shiva's Guards component.

Silencer Strategy

Start with the above items and pick top/bottom lane with a partner. The new Silencer is more fit on dual lane. Get CotS and start casting it on your enemies since level 1. It will screw your enemies more than you thought. Cast it especially to low mana stunner like Sven or SK. And don't forget, it's area spells, aim to get 2 target at once if possible.

Get Last Word on level 2 if you feel you can get early kill. If you're not sure, get Glaives instead for free creep aggro harass. Get Magic Stick as soon as possible, it work perfectly with your CotS. Keep playing cool and cast CotS on enemies stunner.

At the middle game, start ganking and helps your friend. You're know getting free Int if the enemies died within your range. Maximize this! Don't forget that your enemies will suffer from the permanent -1 Int.

When it come to team clash, maintain your distance. Hide behind your tanker but still keep your Last Word aura in range. Cast CotS on low pool mana hero with deadly spells if you have the chance. Keep your self safe while throwing your Glaives. Use Global Silence in the right time. It can cancel channeling spells like Epicenter and Blackhole. In the opposite, if you have a friend with channeling spells, you can make a great combo. As soon as they started the channeling spells, use Global Silence.

Overall, DPS Silencer was from 6.48b. A lot have changed since then. Silencer just doesn't fit in the DPS carry field anymore, other carry heroes had been discovered and new heroes with imba stats, such that Glaives + Stats pales in comparison. To be picked in the new version, Silencer has to play an unique role that no others can do, and this capitalize on all out support with Last Word.

What do you think of the new Silencer? Honestly, he is one of my favourite hero. I hope with this changes, he is more viable on the competitive game. Well, share your build here. Do you keep the old way, skip CotS and going to stats, or leveling CotS to get some kills? Share your thought here ;)

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  1. i vote for orchid for he's core item build, FOR QUEL THALAS!!! ;P

  2. combo with drow?

  3. Orchid M.
    Heart o. T.
    Shiva's Guard
    Power Treads (INT)

    I like this build for him!

  4. nice..many will love silencer now XD

  5. BoT/Cuirass/3xDivine/Heart core.

    Totally can farm this in every game best build.


    Seriously though, making fun of stupid people that list multiple expensive items as a build aside, get support/life and abuse the hell out of aura and the int gain.

  6. there is no Solo for him, teamwork is must when u using silencer,

    my item build is
    meka-depends on the situation
    hex or shiva
    if got extra money wil go for heart or linken

  7. BoT and guinsoo will do, why add orchid? too much silent already, if the game last long i'd prefer shiva for attack and armor,, and HoT or Cuirass for a really long game for survival...

    in team clash, just stay a little bit back and use your ulti then beat the hell out of your enemies,,,

  8. i like this hero, becouse can harrasing alot and he's ulti huhuhuhu very useful in team clash.

  9. farming bot or guinsoo 1st is bad... is bad, even with 10str gain from thread could probably save u from ganking, orchid is easy to make, also can amplying dmg with those speed it just grant u benefit from the 1st u cr8 it..well 1st skill is still easy to be counter and u cannot to use your ulti only just to kill 1 person? he ulti more useful for saving your friend or using in team clash.

  10. My skills build for silencer:

    CoS - LW - GoW - GoW - GoW - GS - GoW - .... then you can spend your point for stats of LW (one more point for CoS can be considered). I prefer stats cos Silencer needs to survive and become a great carrier.

    LW is changed so that you should join the hunts and combats to improve your Intelligence. That's why you don't have time to farm as much as you did in the older versions. guinsoo is not a good choice because of its price. Try items that is easy to be built such as orchid and book. I prefer book:D

    After having book3, hyperstone is best choice. Silencer has great damage. But his as is bad. Get hyperstone and then, Cuirass! (somebody prefers orchid for AS and soul burn but cuirass gives you better chance to survive in combats with armor and make your AS improved better)


  11. this is not a single combat man, cuirass is way to expense, make meka to help your team, i rather to choose eul, orchid, hex or shive instead of hyperstone, cuirass

  12. now you should use coS and book, your mana is not enough to use meka. Leave it to your supporter

  13. :S Now silencer a bit stronger but on long way still low hp+armor.
    I love this hero rly.... but sometimes useless vs much other hero.

    Btw my item build:
    3Null talisman:D, int pt, Hex,shiva or orchid(i think orchid very very good for silencer int+dmg+as+extra silence and the silence never enought):P

  14. hero like butcher and drow can easily own this hero, that why orchid or eul's is need for escaping

  15. i'd rather not build meca nor orchid.. i'd prefer bottle then threads, then shiva or guinsoo.. that will really help you a lot,, before suggesting, better try it first, i went like Holy shit until this riki got me smoke and vendetta from NA,, shiva or guinsoo or if posible both, it could help you land a kill for chasing and save your life by escaping..

  16. Hey is Last Word giveing you the intlligence only when its triggered on the oponent? Or Always when the oponent is in the range of LW?

  17. Hey, Orchid is good item for him. I'm not mention the silence, but what it gives. 40 dmg, 20 int, 225% mana regen, and 40% AS are what Nortrom need, because his GoW deals pure damage that unreduced by anything, and makes him a DPSer. He is a carry, isn't he?

  18. Last Word: Steals 1 intelligence from enemy hero that die in it's 950 AOE and adds to Nortrom's intelligent permanently. Why not they buffed him once again? Last Word: Silence all enemy heroes in it's aura when one of them finished casting a spell.

    It makes him Imba!

  19. i'd rather not build meca nor orchid.. i'd prefer bottle then threads, then shiva or guinsoo.. that will really help you a lot,, before suggesting, better try it first, i went like Holy shit until this riki got me smoke and vendetta from NA,, shiva or guinsoo or if posible both, it could help you land a kill for chasing and save your life by escaping..


    soloing the mid lane if bad for your team, leave it to the nuke like zues. lion or qop...btw his skill dun rly need alot of bottle is a bad idea, u almost can complete 2 set of talisman with 600 keep your gold for another good benefit item.

  20. true that silencer may not need much mana, but the item bottle is not only for mana,
    its use for regenerating life and capturing runes.
    and i agree with the one saying that he'd prefer guinsoo or shiva rather than orchid,,
    better try it first because silencer MS is slow, he can easily be escaped,
    and how can he escaped from heroes like riki or NA w/out guinsoo or shiva..
    i'm not saying that orchid is bad, its just that guinsoo/shiva is better..
    then you can build orchid for more AS and int..

  21. I tried tis hero in gg, because of his third skill new effect, everyone was aim me, so i prefer shiva or Cuirass for him

  22. I prefer butterfly instead orchid.
    later whit a hex you are owned

  23. sorry fo he bad english xD

  24. thats why shiva or guinsoo is better than orchid.. your like a walking food for certain heroes like viper or traxex without guinsoo or shiva..

  25. wow! now i have to change my build. I almost never put on last word except for fast casters like drow or clinks. I think orchid is the best item for him. I think not many realize that soul burn does an extra damage to an enemy? with GoW which has pure damage + sould burn= ouch!!
    i prefer to use phase than treads coz for chasing and armor. Orchid is has enough attack speed boost for him to kill. enough mana regen to keep his GoW always on. (really) i build shiva for an aditional armor. But cheaper items for me are still better. Since guinzoo req. mystic due to his small hp and armor. it is so hard to buy. like you all said. ^^ so why but a hard to harvest item huh?? What's d logic?

    i don't like the change in his curse of silent coz it feels like "is that a skill damage?" what's with the 2 sec duration? hahaha!! peace. One of my fave coz it's hard to play. build him like OD

  26. erm... i dont think add the curse of silent 1st cos we all nid the glaives of wisdom to harass the heros so tt they cant farm~ if not happy about this comment pls feel free ahead and scold vulgar :)

  27. cheap and easy to make nice guide btw.

    but still cots is easy to be counter by some heroes..

    try this man its fun..

    mkb + hyperstone ;P

  28. not what i expected :S

    i dont use very much CotS, i dont like it, i recommend to max Glaiave of Wisdom ASAP, cuz thats ur supah harrassing skill, then last word.

    item build


    u can sell mekans for Orchid, if its a 2 hours game, silencer is DPS, he needs Bfly

  29. Dear Author !
    Bravo, excellent phrase and is duly

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  31. max last word first. That is a good support skill for your team! You don't need to kill.. just support your team until you're ready to kill or until you make your guinso.





    an easy game

  32. thinking of it clearly !! i understand y the author began with tango n magic stick :p
    i also agree with what the author mention above to max Cursed firstly no matter the case and secondly to boosts last word !! although that i do take last word @ about lvl 9+

    n again yes ! order botom or top lane where u might face with 2 heroes :D sure they will cry of pain!! because while u cast the first spell onto them, they sure will cast a spell to get rid of the curst ! (magic stick gain 1 bonus ) ,last word is to kept his friend from spelling instantenously so as it can sufer additional curse :p hope u r understanding a bit about its logik :D

    most of u said that Orchid is not the approprier item 4 him :O its totally false !! as some mentione orchid is easy to make !! i.e low cost item.

    1.its boost up atk speed! 2. ensure great mana pool regen! 3. dmg n intel dmg granted!! 4. silence the enemy / manaburn,received more magical dmg !

    sure with a power thead an n orchid early u can withstand any 1vs1 combat vs agility heroes or intel eroes :D

  33. what notrom needs are;-
    bot/power tread
    even the opponent's armour is high, silencer's pure damage cant be reduced..what he needs is to raise intel..the higher intel he got, the greater damage he can do..

  34. i think a few stats + Glaives of Wisdom is enough to win on 1vs1 (earlier game)
    curse of the silent didnt very useful becoz the curse will broken if the opponents cast spell..
    1 lvl of last word is enough for early game..

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  37. very cool it should be using magis wand or eus realy for mana regeniration

  38. what is the build of silencer??

  39. nice build
    my build for nortrom is
    euls scep
    and shivas

  40. in early game you need to use urn of shadows and stick,stout and basilus
    for me the item core is malevolence try it and you will see...

  41. i think silencer do not have a sure win in a 1 on 1 game its a fifthy fifh\thy chance
    silence is best in teamplay

  42. This guy rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. I suggest getting six Divines. You'll totally rule

  44. my build:

    pOT (intel)

  45. i like your aura...

  46.  This hero sucks!!!

  47. Malevolence is the best build I think.

  48. 6 ironwood is the best build for this shit ! and im sure youll rule the fucking game !

  49. Deathsycthe_mantraApril 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    how can you make this hero a KILLER???????

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