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Mini-Guide DOTA 2: Silencer – The first shaman in DOTA 2

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The silencer is pretty strong support in the laning phase and in all teamfights in the late game. Even when necessary, Silencer can change direction and become a carry when the game is long. Let’s learn about how to play Silencer through the guide DOTA 2.

Nordtrom Silencer - The first shaman
The first shaman


Nortrom – Silencer is a great warrior in the DOTA 2 world and is considered the quintessence of most other wizards. With the skillset that keeps the opponent silenced and unable to use the skill, Silencer always brings a great advantage to the team in the teamfight. However, without a slow, stun or move skill, Silencer gradually became disgraced in Competitive matches.

Before getting to know the details of how to play Silencer, we must understand and understand the parameters of Gondar to be able to use this hero more effectively.

If you know how to use Silencer properly, it will easily overcome the disadvantages of Silencer
If you know how to use Silencer properly, it will easily overcome the disadvantages
  • Strength: 17 (2.2 / level)
  • Agility: 16 (3.0 / level)
  • Intelligence: 27 (2.5 / level)
  • Base HP (Level 1/25): 473/1841
  • Mana: 351/1391
  • Damage: 43-57 / 123-137
  • Range: 600
  • Armor: 1.24 / 14.12
  • Movement speed: 300

We can see that it can be seen that Silencer’s stats are not too bad, if not high, the Strength plus on each level 2.2 is quite good, high Agility with 3 points on 1 level allows Silencer to have large attack speed to spam his Q skill late game. However, the skillset with poor mobility and no control skills (slow, stunned) makes Silencer easily become lucrative prey even though the hero’s index is quite high.


Knowing information about the champion’s skills is also one of the good playable tips for newbies who are learning how to play Silencer

All abilities of Silencer in DOTA 2
All abilities of Silencer in DOTA 2

To begin with Curse of the Silent, Silencer curses an area causing all enemy heroes standing in it to lose mana and health each second. The effect will last until the end of the duration of the opponent uses a certain skill. This is a skill that allows Silencer to cause discomfort to the opponent when in the lane. 

Using this skill on an enemy champion will cause them to choose 1 to use the skill, consuming valuable mana to save blood loss and 2 to take both health and mana. After a while, when all mana is lost, the opponent will have to take the battle and can only come to the 2nd option. Note to use this skill when the creeps are out of my side and the team hero has retreated so the opponent cannot use the target skill or cast skills in vain.

  • Range of use: 800
  • Scope of influence: 350
  • Damage per second: 20/35/50/65
  • Mana per second: 8/16/24/32
  • Duration of action: 6s
  • Cooldown: 20/16/12 / 8s
  • Mana cost: 75/95/115/135

Second, The Glaives of Wisdom, Silencer uses this ability to cast spells on his weapons, causing attacks to deal with extra pure damage according to his Intelligence. In addition, if an enemy hero dies within 925 range around Silencer, the opponent will lose Silencer 2 points of Intelligence.

This is a skill that enhances the strength of Silencer when the game goes to the late game, with good attack speed and the ability to deal pure damage, Silencer will deal a lot of damage if he can stay in the teamfight.

  • Range of use: 600
  • Intelligence ratio calculated as damage: 30% / 50% / 70% / 90%
  • Mana cost: 15

Third, the Last Word ability, Silencer casts magic on an enemy, causing him to be silenced and take damage if using the ability while hitting Last Word. At the end of Last Word’s duration, if the opponent still does not use the skill, he will be silenced, receive damage, and at the same time cannot attack with normal attacks. 

This ability allows Silencer to confront skilled heroes that use very little mana, who can easily destroy the Curse of the Silent. In addition, this is also a skill that helps disable the attacks of the enemy carry very effectively.

  • Damage: 150/200/250/300
  • Duration of action: 5s
  • Silence and banning time: 3/4/5 / 6s
  • Cooldown: 30/24/18 / 12s
  • Mana cost: 115

Finally, the Global Silence is an ability to help Silencer eliminates all sounds in the game so that all enemy heroes cannot use the skill for a period of time. If Aghanim’s Scepter is included, Global Silence will have the Curse of the Silent effect in effect.

This is the skill that makes Silencer’s brand, if used properly when starting a teamfight, your team will have a great advantage because the entire enemy team will not be able to use any skill at all.

  • Scope of influence: Full map
  • Effect Time: 4/5 / 6s
  • Cooldown: 130s
  • Mana cost: 250/375/500


There are two ways to increase skill for Silencer, depending on the enemy hero in the lane. If the opponent is a hero with the ability to use more mana, you should maximize the Curse of the Silent first, use it to force the opponent to use the skill and consume your mana.

The way increase ability for Silence hero in DOTA 2 for the newbie player
The way increase ability for Silence hero in DOTA 2 for the newbie player