DotA2 Sven Skill Build Guide

Dota2 SvenDotA2 Sven (Rogue Knight): Sven is the bastard son of a Vigil Knight, born of a Pallid Meranth, raised in the Shadeshore Ruins. With his father executed for violating the Vigil Codex, and his mother shunned by her wild race, Sven believes that honor is to be found in no social order–but only in himself. After tending his mother through a lingering death, he offered himself as a novice to the Vigil Knights, never revealing his identity. For thirteen years he studied in his father’s school, mastering the rigid code that declared his existence an abomination. Then, on the day that should have been his In-Swearing, he seized the Outcast Blade, shattered the Sacred Helm, and burned the Codex in the Vigil’s Holy Flame. He strode from Vigil Keep, forever solitary, following his private code to the last strict rune. Still a knight, yes…but a Rogue Knight.

Sven Overview

Faction: The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Strength
Attack Type: Melee
Role(s): Initiator, Roamer, Support

Sven Stats

STR: 90.5 at 25 (23 + 2.7/level)
AGI: 71 at 25 (21 + 2/level)
INT: 46.5 at 25 (14 + 1.3/level)
Health: 2183 at 25
Mana: 845 at 25
Damage: 54 – 56
Range: 128
Armor: 4.94
Movement: 295

Sven Skills

Storm Hammer Storm Hammer (Active)
Targetting Method: Unit | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Sven unleashes his magical gauntlet that deals damage and stuns enemy units.
Range: 600
Stun Duration: 2
Radius: 255
Damage: 100 / 175 / 250 / 325
Mana Cost: 140
Cooldown Time: 13


  • The targeting reticule must be centered over an enemy unit.
  • Can be disjointed.
  • Disjointing it, or becoming invulnerable or hidden upon impact will completely nullify the effects, including the AOE stun and damage.
  • Connecting with a magic immune target will still cause it to damage and stun in the area.
Great Cleave Great Cleave (Passive)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Enemy Units
Sven strikes with great force, cleaving all nearby enemy units with his attack.
Radius: 300
Cleave Damage: 20% / 35% / 50% / 65%


  • Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value.
  • Cleave damage goes through magic immunity.
  • The cleave damages a circular area in front of Sven.
  • As with all cleave, Great Cleave stacks with Battle Fury.
Warcry Warcry (Active)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Allied Units, Self
Sven’s Warcry heartens his allies for battle, increasing their movement speed and armor. Lasts 7 seconds.
Duration: 7
Bonus Armor: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20
Bonus Movement Speed: 12%
Radius: 900
Mana Cost: 25
Cooldown Time: 32 / 26 / 20 / 14


  • Fully stacks with other armor and movement speed granting abilities and items.
God's Strength God’s Strength (Active)
Targetting Method: None | Allowed Targets: Self
Sven channels his rogue strength, granting bonus damage for 25 seconds.
Duration: 25
Bonus Damage: 100% / 150% / 200%
Mana Cost: 100 / 150 / 200
Cooldown Time: 80


  • Only increases base damage and that given by the primary attribute of Sven. Raw bonus damage is not increased.

Sven Skill Build Guide

  1. Storm Hammer (1)
  2. Warcry (1)
  3. Storm Hammer (2)
  4. Great Cleave (1)
  5. Storm Hammer (3)
  6. God’s Strength (1)
  7. Storm Hammer (MAX)
  8. Warcry (2)
  9. Warcry (3)
  10. Warcry (MAX)
  11. God’s Strength (2)
  12. Great Cleave (2)
  13. Great Cleave (3)
  14. Great Cleave (MAX)
  15. Stats (1)
  16. God’s Strength (MAX)
  17. Stats (MAX)

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