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Butterfly Item Builds
These items are necessary in order to play Butterfly optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so
|As a jungling focused hero, Butterly will always need a jungling item to get her started. The experience boost it provides will get her to 4 as quickly as possible while granting more increasing amounts of power as the game goes on. Previously, Leviathan was her exclusive best pick, however the redesigned Butterfly scales more with attack damage than health and thereby can find a lot of use in Soulreaver.|
|What better than a finishing item on a finisher? Fenrir’s Tooth offers tremendous amounts of attack damage while additionally amplifying damage done to targets who have less than 30% health. This damage boost will help ensure that Butterfly can shut enemies down before a fight starts to drag or an enemy escapes so that she can get her ability refresh.|
Offensive Item Choices
|Rankbreaker provides armor penetration as well as some bonus movement speed when out of combat. Butterfly will be able to zip between lanes with this item, allowing her easy access to enemies all across the map.|
|Providing both a useful suite of stats and a powerful passive, Omni Arms is a great pick for almost any offensively minded physical hero. While it can be tempting to weave normal attacks in-between abilities to get the most out of the item’s passive, the 2-second cooldown on Omni Arms will cause doing so to greatly slow down Butterfly’s burst. Just be sure to attack your target normally after hitting them with a burst combo|
|Spear of Longinus is great when combatting foes with lots of armor. The item also provides additional HP, giving Butterfly a bit of additional staying power in fights. The cooldown reduction is also very valuable on Butterfly as she does not rely on any resources for her abilities.|
|Muramasa is a good choice later in the game after the enemy has begun stacking up armor. The percentage based armor pierce will help Butterfly cut down opponents no mater how thick their outer shell has become.|
Defensive Items Choices
|Mantle of Ra is a wonderful hybrid item that offers Butterfly both survivability and lethality. The burning aura it provides is also welcome in her kit, it stacking with Leviathan to surround the assassin with a storm of fire.|
|Mail of Pain might seem like an odd pickup for Butterfly, but it’s a great way to punish any marksmen or warriors who focus on her. She’ll be able to sweep in to finish them off after the passive has chipped away at the attacker’s HP|
|When hunting down enemies that have a lot of ability power at their disposal, Medallion of Troy will do a lot to keep you afloat. The additional health and cooldown reduction it additionally offers will also go a long way in helping Butterfly fight.|
|Crimson Banner synergizes well with Butterfly’s passive, magnifying the amount of health she gains with each kill or assist. The assassin will be able to stay up and ready to pick off another enemy each time she grabs a kill or assist.|
|Gilded Greaves is the most common choice when looking for boots on Butterfly, the resistance it provides helping her survive any control effects her enemies might have up their sleeves.|
|Sonic boots offers some relief against attack damage centric heroes. The armor and normal attack resistance it provides will allow Butterfly more protection as she dives enemy marksmen.|
|Reliant on her abilities for damage, a high CDR is a great way to increase Butterfly’s dps. The high amount that the boots offer make it a great option for reaching the 40% cap.|
Sample Item Builds
Here we throw caution to the wind and build up Butterfly to be as deadly as possible. Her abilities will rip through enemy health, allowing her to burst down marksmen and mages with ease. The only bit of survivability here is a bit of health from Omni Arms, though the damage reduction and damage-based healing offered in her ultimate will prevent the assassin from be immediately annihilated in fights.
|Leviathan||Gilded Greaves||Mantle of Ra||Crimson Banner||Medallion of Troy||Fenrir’s Tooth|
A more defensive approach to Butterfly, this build relies on the assassin’s natural damage to pick off enemies and focuses instead on building up her defenses. This has fallen a bit out of the spotlight after Butterfly’s rework, she now relying on her abilities’ base damage to cut down enemies. This build lacks the burst of an attack damage focused build, but it allows her to deal consistent sustained damage rather than relying completely on bursting people down.
|Mantle of Ra||Gilded Greaves||Rankbreaker||Spear of Longinus||Medallion of Troy||Fenrir’s Tooth|
This is more experimental build, as Butterfly is generally best suited to the jungle. That said, she is not completely useless on the top lane in the hands of someone skilled. The build mixes damage and survivability to make an assassin who can jump into team fights to pick off targets on the back lines.
|Soulreaver||Gilded Greaves||Spear of Longinus||Rankbreaker||Crimson Banner||Fenrir’s Tooth|
Early 30% CDR, high Armor Pierce, Crimson Banner goes along with passive, damage scales with abilities.
|Soulreaver||Gilded Greaves||Spear of Longinus||Omni Arms||Fenrir’s Tooth||Gaia’s Standard|
Quick 40% CDR, high damage, early finisher with Fenrir’s location. This is an awesome build.
|Gnoll Cleaver||Gilded Greaves||Rankbreaker||Frost Cape||Medallion of Troy||Spear of Longinus|
Disclaimer: Works only with people who can TRUST you.
The Build is full SUPPORT, relies on others’ GANK setting.
YOU and your TEAM need to be AGGRESSIVE and your team should get into small fights before you.
You won’t get many kills or assists early game.
But more chances for MVP, Legendary, etc. and winning of course.
1. If Punish can start with Gnoll Cleaver.
2. Buy Boots (Preferably Gilded Greaves) 1st or 2nd.
3. Late Game Sell Gnoll Cleaver and Boots.
Description: The build provides full Armor Pierce with CDR.
Sustainable to some extent.
You can go for Flicker if you want to get in and out of fights.
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