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Purge's Guide to Bristleback
By notpurge
Bristleback is a tanky semi carry hero who becomes very difficult to kill with the right items.

His main damage source comes from your Quills, which you should use to harass, kill, and last hit with. Your second damage source comes from your ultimate, which makes your right clicks do some seriouis damage, especially with the -armor.

Above all, make sure you play bristleback aggressively, tanking a lot of damage so that your allies don't, since your back will protect you! Spam Quills and Goo in teamfights!

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Alien Freak Jan 16 @ 11:52am 
Thanks for the guide
JayJayJay Jan 29, 2014 @ 10:34pm 
necro is hetting nerfed,still want to get or not?
Stinkoman Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:50pm 
Don't buy a Vanguard. Stick with a Stout Shield + RoH for as long as can you fit them into your slots. Use the RoH for a hood and sell the Stout after a Heart.
Impressional Dec 11, 2013 @ 7:07am 
how do i use this build ingame??
HeavensDemise Dec 6, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
Rated up and added to favorites. Used this guide in my last game and went 20-5 with 17 assists.
French Fry Apocalypse Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:07am 
What is "Syllabear"?
HUH? Oct 8, 2013 @ 12:43am 
does quill spray lifesteal? great guide
Tack Jul 17, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
The point about the Phases is very valid, didn't realise this myself until I read the guide.
Supernerdpro Jun 30, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
whoops, meant to say (or somewhere else and mention to not get both vlads and MoM)*
Supernerdpro Jun 30, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Great guide! Just used it on my first game as bristle and follow it practically step by step until core was completed. If I could make a suggestion, adding in the Mask of madness as a situational DPS (or somewhere else and Vlads), The mask allows for incredible DPS and gives great lifesteal, assuming you get AC (and possibly pipe) you don't need to get the vlad's aura, and there is usually a more viable hero to hold it. Also, the extra attack speed and damage stacked with your ulti is amazing for bursting down players or even buildings. :) Finally, I just love having that situational +100 movement speed, as well as it stacking with ulti. :P