The Best Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills.

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Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills

AOV has been releasing many heroes with various role such as Tank, Warrior, Archer, Mage, and Support. Some heroes has their own unique skills and the way you play one hero is different with another hero. The way you choose the item will also affect the outcome of your hero. By mastering their skill, and choosing the right item will make you a great player. One of the heroes is Astrid. Astrid is a warrior type hero. She uses a great sword and has some deathly skills. If you are interested in this hero, here are some Astrid AOV guides, Item Builds, and Skills.

  1. Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills #1 – “ATTRIBUTES”

    • If we take a look on Astrid’s Attributes, we can see that Astrid has standard attributes as a warrior just like other warriors such as Lubu, Zephys, or Arthur.
    • She has mana point in the attributes, so she needs mana point to cast her active skills.
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Lubu Attributes
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Arthur Attributes

      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Astrid Attributes
  2. Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills #2 – “ SKILLS”

    • Passive Skill “BLADED GUARDIAN”: When Astrid’s HP falls below 80%, she gains a shield that absorbs 150 (+255) HP for 4 seconds. The shield effect has a 24-second cooldown and will be reactivated when Astrid takes damage again. Cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds every time Astrid hits an enemy hero and by 1.5 seconds every time she hits an enemy minion or monster.
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Passive shield
      • This passive skill makes Astrid quite tough as a warrior. This shield will help Astrid a lot when she fights against enemy hero.
      • This shield has a 24-second cooldown. After the cooldown time is up, the shield will not be active as long as Astrid does not take any damage. With this, you do not need to be worry that the shield will be wasted.
      • This Shield’s cooldown will be reduced every time Astrid hits an enemy hero. So when you fights against enemy hero, the more you hit, the more cooldown reduction you will get. But this cooldown will be reset after you leave a battle.
    • Skill 1 “SPIN SLASH”: Astrid swings her mighty sword around, dealing 150 (+187) physical damage to surrounding enemies. If she hits an enemy hero, Astrid’s attack speed will increase by 20% and an additional 5% for every other hero hit for 3 seconds.
      how to play Astrid Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Skill 1 Spin Slash Radius
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Skill 1 Spin Slash
      • Spin Slash is a skill that deal 150/200/250/300/350/400 physical damage to the enemies around Astrid, and also increase 20%/24%/28%/32%/36%/40% attack speed.
      • This skill is not only dealing damage to enemies but also give Astrid attack speed buff. If you are surrounded by enemies, casting this skill will give you a lot of attack speed.
    • Skill 2 “ FEARLESS CHARGE”: Astrid charges forward, dealing 60 (+85) Physical damage, slowing enemy movement speed by 50% for 1.5 seconds, and decreasing target physical defense by 30% for 4 seconds. Her next normal attack will be a critical hit and will reduce “Fearless Charge” cooldown by 1 second. This effect cannot stack.
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Skill 2 Fearless Charge Direction
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Skill 2 Fearless Charge
      • If we look at the damage that this skill deal 60/90/120/150/180/210, this skill does not give a lot of damage to the enemy hero. What so special about this skill is its BUFF and DEBUFF.
      • This skill will slow enemy’s movement speed by 50% for 1.5 seconds, decrease physical deff by 30% for 4 seconds, and Critical hit for her next attack.
      • This skill can also be used to get closer to the target. After you cast this skill, there will be a red circle appears around you. When you attack the enemy within the circle (before it disappear), you will be directly blinked to them, and your attack will be a critical hit. Use this skill to chase your enemy.

        Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
        Skill 2 Radius
      • The weakness of this skill is that this skill has a very short attack distance and the effect cannot stack. So if you use this skill to the same enemy several times, the effect of the skill will be the same. (50% Movement speed reduction, and 30% physical defense reduction).
    • Ultimate Skill “DIRE BLOW”: Astrid powers up and becomes immune to all damage for 2 seconds. After 1.5 seconds she swings her sword, dealing 400 (+340) physical damage. Bladed Guardian cooldown is reset if an enemy hero is hit. If the target’s current HP percentage is higher than Astrid’s, then the ability also stuns the target for 1 second; if the target current HP percentage is lower than Astrid’s, target takes additional true damage equal to 16% of HP lost (or up to 500 for monsters).
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Ultimate skill Dire Blow radius
      Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
      Ultimate skill Dire Blow
      • This is an AOE attack in a fan-shape Attack.
      • This is not a channeling attack, so you can still move or aim your target for 1.5 seconds while Astrid casting this skill. But the direction of your target can not be changed after you cast the skill.
      • When you are in the process of casting this skill (2 second), you are immune to all damage.
      • The skill’s effect will be different, depends on your % HP and your enemies’ % HP. It also can be used as an attack, defense, or both.
      • If your % HP lower than enemy’s = deal 400 (+340) physical damage, STUN target for 1 second, and shield from her passive if you takes damage. It gives you chance to run away from your enemy.
      • If your % HP higher than enemy’s = 400 (+340) physical damage, additional true damage equal to 16% of HP lost, and shield from her passive if you takes damage. It can be used as your final blow to finish your enemy.
      • If you use this skill on the enemy’s crowd, they will get various effect depend on their % HP. Some will be stunned, and some will take additional damage.
  1. Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills #3 – “ITEM BUILD”

Astrid is very dependent on her skills. So, in order to support her attack we should focus her item on the Physical Attack, Phys defense pierce, and Cooldown reduction. Some people prefer Astrid to be as tank, but she does not have skills to help her as a tank. By choosing this item, she can deal much damage to the enemies. She needs item very much and late type hero so you should farm as many time as you can. Here is Astrid’s item build.

Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills
Item Build
  • Sonic Boots: 110 Physical Defense (Help her in a fight).
  • The beast: 100 Phys ATK, 25% Lifestyle (you do not need to back home to heal).
  • Muramasa: 70 Phys ATK, 10% CDR, Phys Deff pierce 40%.
  • Rankbreaker: 110 Phys ATK, windwalk, Phys Deff Pierce by 100 (+10 per level).
  • Uriel’s Brand: 110 Phys ATK, 600 Max HP.
  • Omni Arms: 70 Phys ATK, 15% ATK SPD, 10% Life steal, 10% CDR, 500 Max HP.
  1. Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills #4 – “GAMEPLAY”

    • Astrid is a late type hero. Do not be too aggressive. Focus on the items, and leveling up your skills.
    • Use your second skill to get in and get out of the fight.
    • Pay attention to the mini map. Take a look if your friends need help, do not hesitate to help them.
    • Do not be an initiator in a team fight. You do not have high defense, or HP. Let your team’s initiator (such as tank, or any other warrior heroes) to start the team fight.
    • If a team fight is happened, wait for a moment until enemy’s team take some damage, cast your ultimate skill first, then your other skills. Try to get as many heroes as you can with your ultimate. Your ultimate have 2 seconds delay, so it will not be appropriate to be used as a finishing attack.
    • After you use your ultimate attack, target the enemy’s mage or archer who has high damage. You can lock your target when you are in the process of casting your ultimate skill (immune to damage).
    • Use your second skill as your finishing attack or to chase enemy heroes that try to escape from the team fight.
    • If your team does not need you in a team fight, you can also push the tower. With your skills, attack speed, and critical, you will be able to clear the lane fast.
    • Keep on practicing and master Astrid’s skills.
  2. Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills #5 – “STRENGTH & WEAKNESS”

Knowing hero’s strength and weakness is very important for the players so you can maximize your skill to play that hero. Even when other players use the hero, you can anticipate them.

  • Strength
    • Astrid has easy skills combo. You can vary the combo as you like, depends on the situation. (Skill 2 – Skill 1 – Ulti // Skill 2 – Skill 1 – Ulti // Ulti – Skill 1 – Skill 2)
    • Her second skill can be used for chasing the enemy.
    • Her ultimate skill has a high damage, can be used in several conditions and also has Crowd Control.
  • Weakness
    • Astrid is very item dependent, so you need to collect as many gold as possible.
    • Her ultimate skill is the only skill that has a Crowd Control effect and it has long Cooldown.
    • There is delay when Astrid casts her ultimate (2s) so enemies can avoid her ultimate skill.
    • Her ultimate skill area is very narrow (fan-shaped area), and you cannot change the direction after you cast the skill.

Those are some Astrid AOV guides, Item Build, and Skills. If you are interested in other AOV heroes’ guides, you can visit here.

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