Dawnbreaker – Overview | Skill Build, Items, Abilities – Dota 2

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Dota 2 Patch 7.29 has just been released and we have the complete hero overview for Dawnbreaker, the newly released hero! She’s a Complexity 1 Melee Carry Hero who shares similarities with Monkey King in terms of mobility and damage as well.

Like every other new hero released to the game, her place in the meta is very uncertain. However, we have all the information you need for you to get an idea of what to expect from the hero alongside some general tips and tricks that should help you get started with Dawnbreaker!

Dawnbreaker Overview – Lore and Spells

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Dawnbreaker seems to feel like a relatively easier hero to play. As compared to the previous Hoodwink release, the hero’s skills are quite straightforward and are also a welcome addition to the roster as there are not a lot of easy melee strength heroes. Here’s a brief rundown of her skills:


Dawnbreaker whirls her hammer around 3 times, damaging enemies with her attack plus bonus damage. On the final strike, she smashes her hammer down, stunning and damaging enemies in front of her.

Celestial Hammer

Dawnbreaker hurls her weapon at a target, damaging enemies struck along the way. The hammer pauses for 2.0 seconds at the destination before flying back to her, leaving a trail of fire that slows enemies. Dawnbreaker can recall the hammer at any time, pulling her towards it so they meet in the middle.


After 3 attacks, Dawnbreaker powers up, charging her next attack with a critical hit that heals all allied heroes within 650 units around her for a portion of attack damage dealt. Creeps and neutral enemies provide less healing. Allies are healed for 35% of the amount.

Solar Guardian

Dawnbreaker creates a pulsing effect at a location within 350 units of an allied hero anywhere on the map, damaging enemies and healing allies with each pulse. After a short duration, she flies to the target location, dealing additional damage and stunning enemies upon landing. Once channeled, Dawnbreaker cannot stop the ability.

Dawnbreaker Item Build

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Since Dawnbreaker is a Melee Strength hero, you should be going for Treads on her first. Afterward, we recommend going for an Armlet and finishing your mid-game off with a Desolator for increased damage to your stacks. In terms of neutral items, you should always go for a Paladin’s Sword or a Chipped Vest to amp up your damage as much as you can.

In the late game, we recommend going for armor and attack speed items such as an Assault Cuirass as the hero does not have good Agility gain. All in all, it should be quite easy to farm with her. So, going for a Midas might not be a bad option in most cases.

Dawnbreaker Skill Build

Here’s the tentative Skill Build you should follow when building the hero as a Carry in the safe lane.

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We hope you are as excited about the update as we are! If you want to learn more about Dawnbreaker, you can take a look at the Dawnbreaker hero overview here!

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