Storm Spirit, Rajin Thunderking - Dota Hero Strategy Guide
With 6.58 comes the much anticipated Storm Spirit remake. For now, we’ve managed to lay our hands on one of the betas. This guide is for the hero in his current state, though I expect changes before he’s finally released.
Though there are many who liked the old Storm Spirit, most people agreed that he was too ineffective in his role and needed a remake - seeing as he lacked any nukes or disables for early game, and requiring more high level damage items before he could match up to other DPS heroes.
The new Storm Spirit retains his previous role of DPS-er, and comes with plenty of AoE damage, a disable and an incredibly fun ultimate.

Storm Spirit
Attack Range: 500
Strength: 17 + 1.5
Agility: 22 + 1.8
Intelligence: 23 + 2.6
Movement Speed 295

Static Remnant
Raijin creates a remnant of himself containing his essence. The Static Remnant will release its stored energy whenever an enemy units comes near it. Lasts up to 12 seconds.

Damage: 140/180/220/260
Trigger AOE: 210
Damage AOE: 260
Cooldown: 4
Manacost: 70/80/90/100

Takes 1 second to create after cast. This is not channeling, just time delayed.

Electric Vortex
Storm focuses his energy to rip open a vortex drawing an enemy to it. This process slows the Storm Spirit down for a brief period.

Pulls 100/150/200/250 units over 1/1.5/2/2.5 seconds.
Your movement is reduced by 50% for 3 seconds.

Cast Range: 300
Manacost: 100
Cooldown: 20

Storm Spirit becomes overloaded with electrical energy whenever he casts a spell. The charge is released on his next attack as an electrical burst, dealing damage and slowing nearby units.

Slow: 50% as 80% ms Lasts 0.6 seconds (Same stats as old overload)
Bonus damage: 30/45/60/75
AOE: 275

Ball Lightning
Storm Spirit becomes enveloped with energy, losing his physical form, and travels until he depletes his mana or chooses to stop. While in this form, he deals damage to nearby units based on how far his electrical form has traversed. Damage, speed and area of effect improves per level.

Stops traveling whenever you run out of mana. Deals damage in a small area around you based on distance traveled.

Damage: 8/12/16 per 100 units traveled
Manacost: (15 + 7% of total manabase) + mana based on distance traveled (10+1% per 100 units)
Cast Range: Global
Cooldown: 0

Travel speed and damage AoE improves per level.
You can cast spells like Static Remnant during your roll if you are quick enough.
Specific interactions with spells/projectiles follow the same rules as Waveform does.

Skill build:

1 Static Remnant
2 Overload
3 Static Remnant
4 Energy Vortex
5 Static Remnant
6 Ball Lightning
7 Static Remnant
8 Overload
9 Overload
10 Overload
11 Ball Lightning
12-14 Energy Vortex
15 Stats
16 Ball Lightning
17-25 Stats

A single point in Overload is taken so that you can harass your enemies, using the low mana cost and cooldown on Static Remnant.
At level 4, you can chain Energy Vortex with your ally’s stun, and move into melee range of the target and cast Static Remnant.
Static Remnant is our primary nuke, so we max it out first. At level 7, you can use Ball Lightning to move behind the enemy and cast Static Remnant in his escape path.
Next we max out Overload, allowing us to farm rapidly. Spend a few minutes rapidly killing neutrals after level 11.
Finish off Energy Vortex by level 14. By now you should be a feared DPS-er.
This is a late-game-power-house skill build. If you want to focus on ganking instead, max Energy Vortex sooner, instead of Overload.

Magic Stick/Bottle

Guinsoo’s and Orchid give useful disables so that you can keep the enemy within range of your Static Remnant spam, as well as increase your mana regeneration and total mana.
Bloodstone and Linken’s further increase your mana regeneration and mana pool, as well as some much needed surviability.
Travels allows you to chase better. Phase isn’t suited for this, as Phase will be disabled when you cast a spell, and you can use your ultimate to move through creeps anyway. You could get Treads instead, if you need some quick HP. The IAS isn’t really needed, as you already have a high agility gain and Overload is no longer dependent on your number of hits.
A full Magic Stick or Bottle ensures that you have enough mana to use Ball Lightning in a tough situation.


Your main combo late game:
Use Ball Lightning to initiate from ~600 range. Attack once to use OVerload and slow the enemy. Cast Static Remnant, making sure to cancel the attack animation. Attack once again. Cast Electric Vortex to prevent the enemy from escaping. Attack again. By now Static Remnant will have cooled down, so cast it again. Use any disable you have (Guinsoo, Shiva’s, etc.) Finish with Ball Lightning if necessary.
This combo will take from 400-600 mana, so choose your items carefully.

Cast Static Remnant while you’re being chased by enemies. They’ll see the cast animation and will have to move around the remnant, or take damage. Make sure that you cancel the animation though, or you’ll allow the enemy to catch up and kill you.

Use your ultimate’s ability to cut down trees to speed up neutral creeping. Combined with the AoE damage from Static Remnant and Overload, you can kill neutrals extremely fast. Invest some time in the jungle mid-game so you can farm your items faster.

29 Comments yet..:

Anonymous said...

raijin can result in many lols moments. his renmant can be funny ks hero. just walk into one of the lanes where you allies are ganking -very funny with stealth assassin...if he runs away on low hp he might not see you and simply run past you assuming he has perm invisibility. that's if you stand inside you revenant(really make an effort to blend in or you'll look sus)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

anyone know how to cancel the animation on the static clone move? i cant figure it out for the life of me.

Anonymous said...

you can always resort to maelstrom for easy farming.. in case you are being harassed ^_^ ex:(viper,vengeful in lane)

Anonymous said...

weak po mga nag bigay ng guides d2!^^

Anonymous said...

if you're playing the role of a ganker.. you should max out energy vortex first ^_^

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

ALL FAILS! Main objective is to harass with ultimate...
lets say
Ball of Lightning = OMG!

Anonymous said...

Hey, does anyone know what the base ability for Ball Lighning is, I'm trying to make a fire version for my DoTA.

collorum said...

Hi, I'm from Philippines just want to say,,

For the people commenting that the people who post the guidelines here are weak, noob, stupid etc.

Please be inform that this is a guide for beginners and can be a supplement for pro player's.

Don't talk rubbish if you don't know why this guide spot is created.

Thank You,, btw, let's chat if you want in GG :D

username : collorum

Anonymous said...

find me on garena.. if u want newbie... bstd.ghudo try me... just pm...weak!!

Anonymous said...

hey guys!!

is that ok to have this at Raijin

Power Treads(Int)
Manta style

i was tripping out in 6.67b when i discovered that Linken bug works here!!

and try this!!

if u r in wtf mode!

use B.L and make sure that u use remnant 4 mana supply
although u a r already using B.L use it again!!

Raijin will become Crazy!!

try me at gg!!



more power!!

(im just a noob=weak!!)

Anonymous said...

Your guide is good. I'll just add some more. K when your enemy is a Melee this will help:

1. Attack your enemy (Better if you have overload. Coz it slows your enemy's movement speed.)
2.Cast Static Remnant
3. Cast E vortex.
4. Attack.
5. When your S Remnant has finished cooling down, Cast it.
6. Attack.
7. When your enemy is escaping, Use your Ball lightning. (Be sure that you cast farther from where your enemy is. SO that you can attack more.)
8. Ball lightning again. (if your enemy has survived)
9. Continue casting ball lightning. At the same time, cast static remnant.
10. RIP.
If you're going to die, ball lightning many times. (Target farther from your enemy. Then B Lightning to the same place where you have casted your first ball lighning.) Continue.

====---- No doubt that Storm spirit is one of the best!===


Anonymous said...

why does reverse polarity effect on BKB we know that is immune magic/spell because we are in avatar stage?. it is a bug? cmon? i need a answer?

Anonymous said...

My best hero is storm bec. we all know that all int heroes are early gamers but storm spirit is really great he could be an early gamer or late gamer you be afraid of storm spirit if he has high mana even he have a low hp bec. theres something bad will happen
PINOY AQ !!!!!!!!!!! add me in gg: rhasta357

Anonymous said...

its better skill 1st, third, 1st second ,1st, lvl 6 1st second and so and so for ,

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Early item should buy what..??

i ony play version 6.67 seen enemy player play buy

2 bracer
1 ring of regeneration
Arcane Ring {6.67v ony)
1 or 2 green potion..

are this really work for early game..
juz ask cause this guide does,t show early item..

who got more idea about early item for Storm spirit is??

Anonymous said...

wew :( so noob

Anonymous said...

ur all weak!!! i can beat Mineski 1 vs 5!!!! Me vs mineski

Anonymous said...

Storm is a very strong hero so guys read the guide and try it. If it doesn't satisfy your expectation then s.t.f.u . . . make your own game guide.

1:24: early item in raijin is a tango a salve and 3 iron wood branch and chick then farm for your flying courier, bottle and null talisman.

Anonymous said...

haha! just want to say that just build some dagon then vaguard and im sure you will win the game LOLS!

Anonymous said...

noob item build>< ss no nid damage he only nid more mana to use his ulti

Anonymous said...

those stupid is bought dagon attck item and +life item he only nid mana to use ulti!!!!!!he is the strongest hero i had ever use~~~~~~~~~my item is blood power treads(int) orkid guinso linken eye of skadi and shivaguard

Anonymous said...

tis is noob item build~!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

if i seen u 1 on 1 me on GG name:GXgamer just 1 on 1

Anonymous said...

what is the best starter build for storm spirit (5v5) thank u

Anonymous said...

storm is powerful

Anonymous said...

Hai guys mineski is loosers hahaha.......

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