The Dark Lady
By: Newti


Skill Build
1 - Charging Strikes
2 - Taint Soul
3 - Taint Soul
4 - Dark Blades
5 - Taint Soul
6 - Cover of Darkness
7 - Dark Blades
8 - Charging Strikes
9 - Charging Strikes
10 - Dark Blades
11 - Cover of Darkness
12 - Dark Blades
13 -Charging Strikes
14 - Taint Soul
15 - Stats
16 - Cover of Darkness
17 - Stats+

Justification / Modifications:
Her build is very flexible. The one suggested is good if you have the upper hand on your lane, being able to slow and nuke.
If you dont have the upper hand I suggest only getting 1 level of Taint Soul an maxxing Dark Blades and Charging Strikes first. You can also delay the second level of Cover of Darkness to level 14.

Starting Items:
Runes of the Blight, Healing Potion, Logger's Hatchet, 3x Minor Totem

Core:
Power Supply >> Sustainer >> Steam Boots >> Soulscream Ring >> Runed Axe

Power Supply is absolutely needed, always get it on her.
Runed axe will help your mana problems while being a great item on her in general.


After Core:
Shrunken Head >> Frostburn >> Wingbow >> Riftshards

You can build Frostburn before Shrunken Head if the enemy team doesn't have too many disablers/nukers.

Information
Roles: Hard-Carry
Prefered Lane: Short
Difficulty: 4 - Hard
Farming capabilities: 2 - Weak (Has some farming power in her spells, especially later)
Item dependancy: 4 - Heavy
Power:
- Early Game / Lane Control: 2 - Weak (Some harassing possible)
- Mid Game / Ganks: 2 - Weak (Starts picking up after 1st big core item)
- Late Game / Team Fights: 4 - Strong (Still one of the best and least situational (read: as long as the timing is correct you can use it in every situation) ults in the game)

30-Seconds-Guide:
- Dark Blades + Charging Strikes will silence all enemies in the line.
- If you are losing the lane and get zero farm consider leaving taint soul at 1 and use it for last hitting. Max Charging Strikes instead to get a cheap/low cd escape spell.