Clinkz

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[e][h]Clinkz
Dire Hero
Attributes
Base Stats
Base HP Regen
Base MP Regen
Sight Range
Attack Range
Missile Speed
Attack Duration
Cast Duration
Base Attack Time
Base Magic Resist
Turn Rate
Level Changes
Level
1
15
25
Health
488
956
1298
Mana
291
567
771
Armor
4.4
11.7
16.9
Damage
37-43
73-79
99-105
Spell Amp
1.3%
2.9%
4.1%
Magic Resist
25%
27%
28%
Movement Speed Amp

1.1%
2.9%
4.2%
Most Played As
LessMore
1
2
3
4
5

Clinkz Clinkz, the Bone Fletcher[edit]

Recommended Roles
Carry Escape Pusher

At the base of the Bleeding Hills stretches a thousand-league wood—a place called The Hoven, where black pools gather the tarry blood of the uplands, and the king-mage Sutherex sits in benevolent rule. Once a sworn protector of the Hoven lands, Clinkz earned a reputation for his skill with a bow. In the three-hundredth year of the king-mage, the demon Maraxiform rose from sixth hell to lay claim to the forest. In response, the king-mage decried an unbreakable spell: to any who slew the demon would be granted Life Without End.

Unaware of the spell, Clinkz waded into battle, defending his lands against the demon's fiery onslaught. Clinkz drove Maraxiform back to the gates of sixth-hell itself, where on that fiery threshold the two locked in a mortal conflict. Grievously wounded, the demon let out a blast of hellfire as Clinkz loosed his final arrow. The arrow struck the demon true as hellfire poured out across the land, lighting the black pools and burning Clinkz alive at the instant of the demon's death. Thus, the mage's spell took effect at the very moment of the archer's conflagration, preserving him in this unholy state, leaving him a being of bones and rage, caught in the very act of dying, carrying hell's breath with him on his journey into eternity.

Abilities[edit]

Strafe
QT
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Clinkz nimbly attacks with a barrage of arrows. Dramatically increases attack speed for a short time and grants Clinkz the ability to automatically dodge projectiles.
Bonus Attack Speed110 / 160 / 210 / 260
Duration3.5
7.5
Cast Point0
30 / 25 / 20 / 15
75 / 80 / 85 / 90
Dispellable.
It's hard to say whether the blur around the Bone Fletcher is from his flaming heart or his speed with the quiver.
Notes
  • Strafe lets Clinkz dodge any projectiles, including spell projectiles. Dodged spells have no effect.
  • Clinkz gains a red fiery effect around his head for the duration of Strafe. This is visible to enemies.
Searing Arrows
WR
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Enemy Units
Buildings
Damage Type
Physical
Clinkz, with his eternal flaming essence, imbues his arrows with fire to deal extra damage.
Bonus Damage30 / 40 / 50 / 60
60 / 70 / 80 / 90
Multishot Arrows 2
10
Clinkz simply lights his arrows from his flaming essence for quite the destructive effect.
Notes
  • Can be set to Auto-Cast.
  • Arrows are on fire and visibly different from normal arrows. This is visible to enemies.
  • Multishot Details
    • Only fires a secondary arrow if there are targets within attack range.
    • Secondary target is chosen randomly.
Skeleton Walk
EW
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Clinkz moves invisibly through units until the moment he attacks or uses an ability.
Bonus Movement Speed15% / 25% / 35% / 45%
Duration20 / 25 / 30 / 35
Fade Time0.6
Cast Point0
20 / 19 / 18 / 17
75
With a burst of fire and puff of smoke, the Bone Fletcher was nowhere to be seen.
Notes
  • Clinkz can phase through units when under the effects of Skeleton Walk.
  • If cast again while invisible, the brief animation is visible to enemies.
Death Pact
RE
Targeting
Unit Target
Affects
Creeps
Damage Type
Instant Kill
Clinkz consumes the target friendly or enemy creep, gaining a percentage of its hit points as max health and damage.
Health Gain40% / 60% / 80%
Damage Gain4% / 6% / 8%
Duration65
Cast Range400
Cast Point0.5
85
100
Sutherex' bond of life and death has become a part of Clinkz, and his old bones are refreshed with repetition of the pact on lesser beings.
Notes
  • Health and damage gain are based on a percentage of the target's current HP.
  • When the buff duration ends, Clinkz's maximum health returns to normal but his current health does not change. If his current health happens to be above the maximum, it is reduced to the maximum.
  • Clinkz gains a white hot effect around his head for the duration of Death Pact. This is visible to enemies.
  • Does not affect ancient creeps.

Talent Tree[edit]

Talent Tree
Searing Arrows Multishot 25 +4s Strafe Stacks/Duration
+20 Health Regen 20 +100 Attack Range
+30 Searing Arrows Damage 15 20% Evasion
+5 Armor 10 +12% Magic Resistance

Recommended Items[edit]

Starting Items Early Game
Healing Salve
Tango
Iron Branch
Boots of Speed
Soul Ring
Ring of Aquila
Iron Branch
Faerie Fire
Ring of Protection
Magic Stick
Mid Game Late Game
Power Treads
Magic Wand
Desolator
Black King Bar
Bloodthorn

General Strategy[edit]

When Clinkz stalks invisibly through the battlefield, none are safe from ambush. Swift of foot and arrow, he rains fiery death upon his foes, then retreats to absorb life from the creatures of the forest as he prepares for his next assault.
Clinkz (In-Game Description)

Overview

Clinkz is a versatile and powerful Ganker/Carry hero with excellent pick off potential.

Strafe is your general attack speed steroid. Try to use it whenever an enemy is immobilized, so that most of your time is spent attacking, and not chasing the target. It's also one of the best pushing abilities in game, so don't be afraid to use it against towers.

Searing Arrows is where your damage comes from. It gives 30 bonus damage for 10 mana at level one, so you can use it in lane to get last hits if needed. Be careful with spamming it, since you have a below average mana pool. Combined with Strafe it can be really mana intensive. Don't forget that the bonus damage works on towers and other buildings.

Skeleton Walk is your main escape and roaming ability. Use it to get pick offs, position yourself in a team fight or escape from enemies. At level 1 the duration is already the same as the cooldown. Be careful not to overextend, Clinkz is a really squishy hero when caught out of position and can easily be bursted down.

Death Pact is what gives you durability and some damage. It devours an enemy or neutral creep, and gives you temporary HP and damage. On early levels, if you don't wish to leave the lane to Death Pact a creep, you can use it on your own lane creeps to deny xp and pull back the wave. Always try using it on the large neutral creeps, like the Centaur Conqueror, Satyr Tormentor or Troll Summoner. Use the cooldown strategically, before a pick off or team fight starts. Be careful to not lose the buff before fighting, since Clinkz has a below average HP pool. On level 1 and 2 the cooldown is longer than the duration, only at level 3 is the cooldown the same as the duration.

Skill Build

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Spell

Early Game

Clinkz is great at any lane. Searing Arrows can be used to harass and get last hits. It might be tempting to get early kills with Searing Arrows, but remember that overextending with Clinkz might be certain death. Focus on your last hits to get some quick core items. A Ring of Aquila is a good first item, but remember to disable the aura in lane. A Soul Ring is core because it has perfect synergy with Death Pact.

Mid Game

You should have your Orchid Malevolence partially completed by now. Focus on completing it as soon as possible. This is where Clinkz really shines. When you have your Orchid Malevolence completed, you can really start picking off targets. Start roaming the map aggressively. Try finding weak targets, and pick them off with Orchid, Strafe and Searing Arrows. You can roam through the enemy Jungle or in the lanes. Ask your support to ward aggressively in these places. A good Clinkz should make supports, and later on all enemies, afraid to run around alone.

Clinkz is a really good pusher with Strafe and Searing Arrows. If you can't find an easy kill when roaming, focus on getting a tower instead. Be careful not to linger around too long, you're still squishy at this stage of the game.

In team fights positioning is key. Keep the initiating to others, and try to stay behind. When the fight has started, look for weak targets and pick them off. If needed, you can build a Black King Bar to increase your durability in team fights. Otherwise, look towards a Monkey King Bar or Daedalus depending on the situation. A Monkey King Bar makes sieging towers easy. A Daedalus increases your damage output in team fights and pick offs.

Late Game

By now, most outer towers should be down. Keep warding aggressively to get a pick off, so when you get one you can start sieging the enemy base. Good luxury items you can buy are Daedalus to really increase your damage if you got the Monkey King Bar first. Butterfly to get the durability against enemy carries and get some nice attack speed and damage. Scythe of Vyse to make picking off targets even easier. Or Manta Style to make tower sieges easier and to dispel Dust of Appearance from yourself.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.18
  • Buff Strafe cooldown reduced from 45/35/25/15 to 30/25/20/15
  • Buff Strafe mana cost reduced from 90 to 75/80/85/90
7.17
  • Buff Base armor increased by 1
  • Buff Strafe dodge now works against non-player units
  • Buff Strafe attack speed increased from 80/140/200/260 to 110/160/210/260
7.16
  • Buff Increased Base HP regen to 1.75
  • Buff Intelligence increased from 16 + 1.55 to 18 + 1.7
  • Buff Strafe dodge no longer has a count limit
7.12
  • Buff Strafe duration increased from 3 to 3.5 seconds
7.10
  • Buff Strafe projectile dodge count increased from 3 to 4
  • Buff Level 15 Talent increased from +15% Evasion to +20%
7.07
  • Nerf Movement speed reduced by 5
  • Nerf Agility growth reduced from 3.3 to 2.6
  • Nerf Death Pact HP reduced from 50/70/90% to 40/60/80%
  • Nerf Death Pact damage reduced from 5/7/9% to 4/6/8%
  • Rework Reworked Strafe
  • Rework Reworked Talent Tree
7.06c
  • Buff Skeleton Walk movement speed increased from 11/22/33/44% to 15/25/35/45%
  • Buff Death Pact health gain increased from 50/65/80% to 50/70/90%
  • Buff Death Pact damage gain increased from 5/6.5/8% to 5/7/9%
7.06
  • Nerf Death Pact cooldown increased from 45/30/15 to 85
  • Buff Death Pact duration increased from 35 to 65
7.02
  • Buff Level 15 Talent from +12 Strength to +15
7.00
  • Buff Death Pact cooldown rescaled from 45/35/25 to 45/30/15
  • New Added Talent Tree
6.88
  • Buff Attack range increased from 630 to 640
6.86
  • Buff Agility growth increased from 3 to 3.3
6.85
  • Buff Strafe cooldown reduced from 45/40/35/30 to 40/35/30/25
6.84
  • Buff Skeleton Walk cooldown from 20 to 20/19/18/17
  • Buff Death Pact cooldown from 45/40/35 to 45/35/25
6.83
  • Buff Base attack range increased from 600 to 630
6.82
  • Buff Searing Arrows is no longer a Unique Attack Modifier
6.81
  • Buff Death Pact cooldown reduced from 45 to 45/40/35
6.79
  • Buff Searing Arrows damage increased from 20/30/40/50 to 30/40/50/60
  • Nerf Searing Arrows mana cost increased from 8 to 10
  • Buff Searing Arrows is no longer blocked by magic immunity
6.78
  • Buff Strafe cooldown decreased from 60/50/40/30 to 45/40/35/30
6.75
  • Buff Strafe attack speed bonus increased from 110 to 130
6.74
  • Buff Death Pact hp bonus increased from 50/60/70% to 50/65/80%
  • Buff Death Pact damage bonus increased from 4/6/8% to 5/6.5/8%
6.73
  • Buff Wind Walk movement bonus increased from 10/20/30/40% to 11/22/33/44%
  • Buff Strafe Attack Speed bonus increased from 90 to 110
  • Buff Searing Arrows no longer has a cooldown at level 1
6.69
  • Nerf Death Pact attack damage rebalanced from 6/7/8% to 4/6/8% of targets HP
6.67
  • Rework Death Pact reworked
6.65
  • Buff Searing Arrows cooldown from 2/2/0/0 to 2/0/0/0
6.63
  • Buff Strafe changed from 50/60/70/80 AS for 10 seconds to 90 AS for 4/6/8/10 seconds
6.61
  • Buff Improved Searing Arrows damage from 10/20/30/40 to 20/30/40/50
  • Buff Strafe attack speed bonus increased from 20/40/60/80 to 50/60/70/80
  • Nerf Strafe cooldown increased from 30 to 60/50/40/30
6.58
  • Buff Death Pact can now be used on any non-hero unit, not just allied units
6.55
  • Buff Improved level 2 and 3 mana cost and regen on Death Pact
6.50
  • Buff Lowered Searing Arrows cooldown

Notable Players[edit]

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