DotA2 Crystal Maiden Skill Build Guide

Dota2 Crystal MaidenDotA2 Crystal Maiden (Rylai): Born in a temperate realm, raised with her fiery older sister Lina, Rylai the Crystal Maiden soon found that her innate elemental affinity to ice created trouble for all those around her. Wellsprings and mountain rivers froze in moments if she stopped to rest nearby; ripening crops were bitten by frost, and fruiting orchards turned to mazes of ice and came crashing down, spoiled. When their exasperated parents packed Lina off to the equator, Rylai found herself banished to the cold northern realm of Icewrack, where she was taken in by an Ice Wizard who had carved himself a hermitage at the crown of the Blueheart Glacier. After long study, the wizard pronounced her ready for solitary practice and left her to take his place, descending into the glacier to hibernate for a thousand years. Her mastery of the Frozen Arts has only deepened since that time, and now her skills are unmatched.

Crystal Maiden Overview

Faction: The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Intelligence
Attack Type: Ranged
Role(s): Lane-Support, Disabler, Roamer, Support

Crystal Maiden Stats

STR: 58.5 at 25 (16 + 1.7/level)
AGI: 56 at 25 (16 + 1.6/level)
INT: 88.5 at 25 (16 + 2.9/level)
Health: 1594 at 25
Mana: 1430 at 25
Damage: 38 – 44
Range: 600
Armor: 1.24
Movement: 280

Crystal Maiden Skills

Crystal NovaCrystal Nova (Active)
Targetting Method: Point | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
A burst of damaging frost slows enemy movement and attack rate in the targeted area.
Cast Range: 700
Radius: 400
Damage: 100 / 150 / 200 / 250
Move Speed Slow: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50%
Attack Speed Slow: 20 / 30 / 40 / 50
Slow Duration: 4.5
Mana Cost: 100 / 120 / 140 / 160
Cooldown Time: 15

Notes

  • Provides 900 radius ground vision at the target area for 6 seconds.
  • Plays a sound effect during the cast time which is audible to everyone.
FrostbiteFrostbite (Active)
Targetting Method: Unit | Allowed Targets: Enemy Unit
Encases an enemy unit in ice, prohibiting movement and attack, while dealing 50 damage every half-second. Lasts 10 seconds on creeps level 6 or lower.
Cast Range: 500
Damage per Second: 100
Hero Duration: 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3
Creep Duration: 10
Mana Cost: 115 / 125 / 140 / 150
Cooldown Time: 9 / 8 / 7 / 6

Notes

  • Despite the visual effects, Frostbite applies its effects immediately and cannot be disjointed.
  • Frostbite stuns the target upon cast for 0.1 seconds.
  • Frostbite entangles the target, preventing it from moving and attacking.
  • Disables the following spells: : Blink, Teleportation, Charge of Darkness, Phase Shift and Blink Dagger.
  • Frostbite reveals invisible units for its duration.
  • Frostbite deals 50 damage in 0.5 second intervals, starting immediately, resulting in 3/4/5/6 (20 against creeps) damage intervals.
  • Frostbite can deal up to 150/200/250/300 (1000 to creeps) damage (before reductions).
Arcane AuraArcane Aura (Passive)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Ally Units
Greatly degenerates the movement and attack capabilities of enemy units that stray too near, including magic immune enemies.
Radius: Global
Mana Regeneration: 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2.5
Mana Regen Bonus for Self: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Notes

  • Is an aura, so its buff lingers for 0.5 seconds.
  • Stacks with all other sources of flat mana regeneration.
  • The flat mana regen bonus is not considered by percentage mana regeneration increases.
  • Regenerates up to 60/90/120/150 (120/180/240/300 on self) mana in one minute.
  • On level 4, it effectively provides slightly more mana than Arcane Boots which is used whenever it’s off cooldown (137.5 opposed to 135 in 55 seconds).
Freezing FieldFreezing Field (Active)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
CHANNELED – Surrounds Crystal Maiden with random icy explosions that slow enemies and deal massive damage. Lasts 10 seconds.
Radius: 685
Explosion Radius: 300
Slow: 30% (50%*)
Damage: 105 / 170 / 250 (170/250/310*)
Mana Cost: 200 / 400 / 600
Cooldown Time: 90

Notes

  • Slow affects both movement and attack speed.
  • The slow is applied on all enemies in the radius, even if they aren’t hit by an explosion (lasts 1 second).
  • Every 0.1 second an explosion occurs, for a total of 70 explosions.
  • If an enemy remained in the radius for the entire duration they would take an average of 1317/2133/3137 (2133/3137/3889*) damage.
  • The explosions occur around Crystal Maiden, and aren’t based on the place of initial cast. The area of damage of the spell can thus be modified by using Force Staff on Crystal Maiden.

Crystal Maiden Skill Build Guide

  1. Crystal Nova (1)
  2. Frostbite (1)
  3. Arcane Aura (1)
  4. Crystal Nova (2)
  5. Crystal Nova (3)
  6. Arcane Aura (2)
  7. Crystal Nova (MAX)
  8. Arcane Aura (3)
  9. Arcane Aura (MAX)
  10. Frostbite (2)
  11. Freezing Field (1)
  12. Frostbite (3)
  13. Frostbite (MAX)
  14. Stats (1)
  15. Stats (2)
  16. Stats (3)
  17. Stats (4)
  18. Stats (5)
  19. Stats (6)
  20. Freezing Field (2)
  21. Freezing Field (MAX)
  22. Stats (MAX)

Crystal Maiden Pros and Cons

+ Global mana-regeneration
+ No item dependencies
+ Good CC abilities
+ Doesn’t need exp. to be good
+ Can jungle for extra income
– EXTREMELY Squishy
– Doesn’t have an actual stun
– Ultimate cost a ton of mana
– Low starting intelligence
– Extremely low movement speed

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