A Alguns minutos foi postado pelo canal do youtube DOTA 2 Player o vídeo “Bristleback Offlane Gameplay – Patch 7.27d (Dota 2 Gameplay)”.
Segundo o canal DOTA 2 Player: “#Dota2 #Dota2Gameplay #Bristleback\n\nStarting items:\n\nTango icon.png Tango keeps Bristleback healthy in lane.\nEnchanted Mango icon.png Enchanted Mango gives passive health regeneration and burst mana when needed.\nEarly game:\n\nBoots of Speed icon.png Boots of Speed gives valuable movement speed.\nRing of Health icon.png Ring of Health helps to sustain in the lane and builds into both Vanguard icon.png Vanguard and Hood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance.\nSoul Ring icon.png Soul Ring provides you with virtually unlimited mana and synergizes well with Ring of Health icon.png Ring of Health.\nMagic Wand icon.png Magic Wand keeps Bristleback in the fight, giving him a chance to potentially use up charges twice for very large amounts of healing, and every two charges will grant him enough mana for an extra Quill Spray or Viscous Nasal Goo.\nMid game:\n\nPhase Boots icon.png Phase Boots gives armor and further assists in Bristleback’s ability to chase.\nVanguard icon.png Vanguard is one of a few strong early to mid-game pickups on Bristleback. It is best against teams that have a large amount of physical damage. Note that the damage block is deducted from the full attack damage, before any damage reduction (such as from armor or the Bristleback ability) takes place. It builds into a Crimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard.\nHood of Defiance icon.png Hood of Defiance, as opposed to Vanguard, is a much stronger choice when the enemies rather rely on magical damage. It upgrades into a Pipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight.\nSolar Crest icon.png Solar Crest provides survivability with armor and attributes. The mana regeneration also helps with casting spells.\nLate game:\n\nLotus Orb icon.png Lotus Orb further bolsters defense with armor and health regeneration. Echo Shell can also dispel silences that plague Bristleback, while reflecting many targeted spells back to enemy casters. The mana and mana regeneration also help him to continuously cast Viscous Nasal Goo and Quill Spray.\nShiva’s Guard icon.png Shiva’s Guard is another large armor item, and it fixes any mana issues Bristleback can have. The active ability also gives Bristleback more presence in teamfights, damaging and slowing enemies in a huge area.\nHeart of Tarrasque icon.png Heart of Tarrasque grants a huge amount of health and gives you significant regeneration when not in a fight against heroes. It helps in siege situations, where you can soak up lots of damage and then wait a short time to be back at full health. The immense health boost allows Bristleback to use the passive Quill Spray to their full potential, as he can tank significantly more, retreat to heal up and then repeat.\nSituational items:\n\nBlade Mail icon.png Blade Mail is a hybrid pickup of damage and defense. It is strong against teams with high amounts of burst damage, either causing the enemies to take the damage themselves as well, or forcing them to not use their burst damage, giving Bristleback some time to deal with them.\nHeaven’s Halberd icon.png Heaven’s Halberd is a strong pickup if you’re not the hardest carry on your team or the enemy team only has one physical damage dealer that it can be used on. The evasion, status resistance, and strength increase can add a lot to Bristleback’s survivability.\nCrimson Guard icon.png Crimson Guard is built off of a Vanguard, which is also a good item on Bristleback, and is an item any team should have one of if up against a physical damage heavy lineup.\nPipe of Insight icon.png Pipe of Insight is built off of a Hood of Defiance, which is also a good item on Bristleback, and is an item any team should have one of if there are any dangerous nukers on the enemy team.\nRadiance (Active) icon.png Radiance is great on Bristleback if you can get it early in the game after a couple of items to tank up. This is basically a get-more-ahead item, as if you’re hard to kill despite putting so much gold into an offensive item, it can be the best item to snowball the rest of the game by farming quickly and dealing massive area damage in teamfights. However, if you get this item at the cost of being tanky, this is a terrible item to pick up.\nOctarine Core icon.png Octarine Core greatly increases Bristleback’s survivability, and increases his damage output by lowering Quill Spray’s cooldown time.\nAssault Cuirass icon.png Assault Cuirass has amazing synergy with Bristleback, as it is one of the few items that can increase the damage of his Quill Spray. It also increases his and his team’s tankiness against physical damage, and the attack speed greatly increases his attack damage output thanks to Warpath. It also is a great pickup if there are other carries on your team which rely on physical attacks.”