Lion The Demon Witch DotA Guide

Lion the Demon Witch DotA
The Roles of the Hero :
1. Support
2. Disabler(The Main Role)
3. Team's Roamer
4. Team's Ganker

Capabilities :

  • Have two skills that can disable the enemies, it is impale and voodoo.
  • have one skill which could instantly kills enemy, it is Finger of Death
  • all of his skills are active
  • killing the enemies on the early minutes is the main priority of lion

Weaknesses :

  • have a low health point and armor
  • difficult to use this heroes like other professional players (Impale on the ground, fog, shift queue, etc)
  • have a low damage


Pick Lion The Demon Witch if :

1. You like to be your team's ganker and support. I made a poll here, and most people said that they like ganker and support roles

2. Most of your gold will be spent on items for the benefit of the team such as Animal Courier, Observer Ward, Sentry Ward, and Smoke of Deceit.

Don't Pick Lion The Demon Witch if :

1. You can not use heroes with full of active skill.

2. You haven't read this guide.

DotA Lion The Demon Witch's Skill :

Impale Lion the Demon witch welovedotas.blogspot.com1. Impale : The Demon Witch releases his demonic magics into the ground in order to thrust solidified rock spikes along a straight path. This sends all his enemies into the air, only to take damage on their painful impact with the ground.

Level 1 - 60 damages, lasts 0.5 second.
Level 2 - 130 damages, lasts 1 second.
Level 3 - 200 damages, lasts 1.5 seconds.
Level 4 - 260 damages, lasts 2 seconds.

Casting range: 500
Area of Effect: 150
Mana Cost: 100/120/145/170
Cooldown: 12

voodoo welovedotas.blogspot.com2. Voodoo : Transforms an enemy unit into a random critter, disabling special abilities.
Level 1 - Turns enemy into critter, lasts 1.25 seconds.
Level 2 - Turns enemy into critter, lasts 2 seconds.
Level 3 - Turns enemy into critter, lasts 2.75 seconds.
Level 4 - Turns enemy into critter, lasts 3.5 seconds.

Casting range: 500
Mana Cost: 110/140/170/200
Cooldown: 13

mana drain welovedotas.blogspot.com3. Mana Drain : Absorbs the magical energies of a target enemy unit by taking mana from it every 0.25 second.
Level 1 - 20 mana drained per second, lasts 4 seconds.
Level 2 - 40 mana drained per second, lasts 4 seconds.
Level 3 - 60 mana drained per second, lasts 4 seconds.
Level 4 - 120 mana drained per second, lasts 4 seconds.

Casting range: 750
Mana Cost: 10
Cooldown: 20/15/10/5

finger of death welovedotas.blogspot.com4. Finger of Death : Instantly rips at a target, attempting to turn it inside-out. Deals massive damage.

Level 1 - Deals 600 damage, 725 damage with Aghanim's Scepter.
Level 2 - Deals 725 damage, 875 damage with Aghanim's Scepter.
Level 3 - Deals 850 damage, 1025 damage with Aghanim's Scepter.

Casting range: 900
Mana Cost: 200/420/650(625)
Cooldown: 160/100/40

Skill Build

Level 1 - Impale
Level 2 - Voodoo
Level 3 - Impale
Level 4 - Voodoo
Level 5 - Impale
Level 6 - Finger of Death
Level 7 - Impale
Level 8 - Voodoo
Level 9 - Voodoo
Level 10 - Mana Drain
Level 11 - Finger of Death
Level 12 - Mana Drain
Level 13 - Mana Drain
Level 14 - Mana Drain
Level 15 - Stats
Level 16 - Finger of Death
Level 17-25 – Stats

Note : If you are on the mid lane in the early minutes, Take Mana Drain on level 2 and 4.

Early Item

  • Gauntlet's of Strength 2x
  • Ancient Tango of Essifation 2x
  • Lesser Clarity potion 2x
Note : Items on below purchased during early of the match. If your team's carry need courier, bought for him. 
  • Empty Bottle ( For roamer type / mid lane build)
  • Urn of Shadows

  • Phase boot's
  • Kellen of Dagger/Force Staff
  • Eul's Scepter of Divinity


  • Dagon
  • Aghanim's Scepter


  • Magic Stick
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Observer's Ward(Support Type)

Before you read the strategy Just read How to use Empty Bottle and another active item tips to ease you.

Choosing Lane

Become Lane support is the best choice for Lion. Lane Supports or Babysitters are Heroes who help their team's Carry control the lane in the early stages of the game.

Early game's Strategy

Help your team's Carry control the lane so helps him to farm easily. Since you are a ranged hero, you can use this to your advantage by harassing melee heroes that are in your lane. Do not use your ‘Impale’ to harass until you reach level 3. You may use it for a potential first blood or to save yourself and your ally from one. If you want to regenerate mana, use ‘Mana Drain’ on the enemy ranged creep.

Mid game's Strategy

As before, your role is to stay with your team and assist them in their kills. Use your ‘Finger’ only if your team has no long range damaging spells and no one will be able to reach him. Never aim for a kill for yourself. Also, ward/counter-ward the map. Hard to become babysitter, right?

Late game's Strategy

It will be hard for you in late game. Almost all of Lion's skill wouldn't be useful. If you are pushed, Stay away from enemy with "BKB". Assist your team with your stun and disables. If there is a frail enemy that can be killed with ‘Impale’ + ‘Finger’, kill him fast.

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  1. mana drain is not available in early game.... -_-

    1. its depend on how you play. Usually i take mana drain when i level 2 if the enemy on my line is tanker. Sorry for not make it clear.

  2. This guide was really helpful. Thanks so much man