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Dota 2 Sven portrait.png
Sven the Rogue Knight
Base stats and attributes
Strength 23 + 2.70
Agility 21 + 2.00
Intelligence 14 + 1.30
Base damage 31-33
Move speed 295
Armor 1.94
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 587 1305 2198
Mana 182 419 848
Damage 54-56 92-94 139-141
Armor 2 6 11
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range 128
Missile Speed N/A

Sven is a melee strength hero who can play the role of support and initiator as well as a semi-carry, due to his ability to have a high damage output without depending on items. His Storm Hammer is a decent disable that can affect several enemies at once, while his Warcry is a great support skill. He also has a built-in Battle Fury with his Great Cleave. Finally, Sven's ultimate, God's Strength, let's him do a humongous amount of time for the period it's active, potentially letting him match the damage output of a carry.


Storm Hammer[edit]

Dota 2 Storm Hammer icon.png
  • Ability: Target Unit
  • Affects: Enemy Heroes
  • Damage Type: Magical
  • Damage: 100 / 175 / 250 / 325
  • Stun Duration: 2
  • Radius: 255
  • Mana Cost: 140
  • Cooldown: 15

Storm Hammer is a targeted projectile that stuns the targeted unit and enemies in a small area around it. An excellent disable, it is capable of stunning multiple enemies with a single strike, making it a decent initiation tool. It's not advisable to use it for harassment though, as during the laning stages you don't have a large enough mana pool to use it liberally.

Great Cleave[edit]

Dota 2 Great Cleave icon.png
  • Ability: Passive
  • Radius: 300
  • Cleave Damage: 20% / 35% / 50% / 65%

Great Cleave makes Sven's attack deal cleave damage to units near the enemy he's attacking. Cleave damage is not affected by armor. Basically, it's like having a Battle Fury with a smaller radius but one that deals more cleave damage. Not very useful if you are a support but it does help you farm if you are playing as a semi-carry.


Dota 2 Warcry icon.png
  • Ability: No Target
  • Bonus Armor: 4 / 8 / 12 / 16
  • Bonus Speed: 12%
  • Radius: 900
  • Mana Cost: 25
  • Cooldown: 36 / 30 / 24 / 18

Warcry grants bonus armor and movement speed to all allies near you for 7 seconds. A very good buff that lets your team initiate a teamfight while holding the upper hand. Its mana cost is quite cheap, and you can sometimes cast it just to use the bonus effects to tank and escape a bad situation.

God's Strength[edit]

Dota 2 God's Strength.png
  • Ability: No target
  • Bonus Damage: 100% / 150% / 200%
  • Mana Cost: 100 / 150 / 200
  • Cooldown: 80

God's Strength greatly increases Sven's damage for 25 seconds. A very, very powerful buff that can let you match the damage output of a hard carry. You'll be doing more than twice you normal damage, and with your great strength and agility gain, you can temporarily play the role of a carry as you tear through enemy heroes.

Item Selection[edit]

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