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Dota 2 Troll Warlord Guide, Build & Strategy

Dota 2 Troll Warlord Guide, Build and Strategy (Jah’rakal the Troll Warlord).

Troll Warlord Background Story
It’s an easy thing to offend a troll. A prickly and contentious race, trolls thrive on argument and strife, missing no excuse to raise their voices in dispute. Males grow to maturity in subterranean chambers beneath their matriarch’s domicile, feeding and amusing themselves while contributing nothing. Often they stay for years beyond the age of maturity, while the matriarch provides them with sustenance. When young trolls are finally pushed from their sub-chamber, they gather with others of their kind, forming roving gangs of malcontents who complain loudly about all manner of vexation.

As much as trolls love to argue, imagine how rare it is for a troll to be driven from his own kind for being too difficult to get along with. Such was Jah’rakal’s fate, a monger troll from deep in the Hoven. So deluded was he, so bitter and abrasive, that even other trolls found his company intolerable. After one particularly vitriolic outburst in which he claimed the lion’s share of loot from their latest raid, his cohorts finally snapped. They turned on him, beat him with clubs, and drove him from the encampment. Enraged at his banishment, he returned the next day, armed with steel, and slew them all, one by one. He then swore a blood oath: he would ever after be a fighting force unto himself. Now he roams the world as the Troll Warlord, bitter and angry, the Imperial high commander of an army of one.

Name: Jah’rakal the Troll Warlord (DotA), Troll Warlord (Dota 2)
Affiliation: The Radiant
Type: Agility

Troll Warlord Skills

Berserker’s Rage

Allows the Warlord to use his throwing axes as melee weapons, gaining bonus damage, attack speed, movement speed, hitpoints, armor, and a chance to bash targets on attack. Berserker’s Rage also changes the functionality of Whirling Axes.

Berserker’s Rage Active

Allows the Warlord to use his throwing axes as melee weapons, gaining bonus damage, attack speed, movement speed, hitpoints, armor, and a chance to bash targets on attack. Berserker’s Rage also changes the functionality of Whirling Axes.

Whirling Axes (Ranged)

Troll hurls a fistful of five axes in a cone shape over 900 range, slowing and damaging enemy units.

Whirling Axes (Melee)

Troll unleashes a set of magical axes which whirl around him in a circle. Nearby enemies take damage and have a chance to miss on their attacks.


With each continuous blow on the same target, Troll gains increased attack speed. If Troll changes targets, the stacks drop to zero.

Battle Trance(Ultimate)

Troll’s presence on the battlefield increases the attack speed of himself and all allied heroes.

Dota 2 Troll Warlord Skill Build
Level 1 – Whirling Axes 1
Level 2 – Berserker’s Rage 1
Level 3 – Whirling Axes 2
Level 4 – Fervor 1
Level 5 – Whirling Axes 3
Level 6 – Battle Trance 1
Level 7 – Whirling Axes 4
Level 8 – Fervor 2
Level 9 – Berserker’s Rage 2
Level 10 – Berserker’s Rage 3
Level 11 – Battle Trance 2
Level 12 – Fervor 3
Level 13 – Berserker’s Rage 4
Level 14 – Fervor 4
Level 15 – Stats
Level 16 – Battle Trance 3
Level 17+ – Stats

Whirling Axes is your main nuke and the slow will help you net a kill. And don’t forget, after you take a skill on Berserker’s Rage, you can use both Whirling Axes in Melee and Range mode one after another. Battle Trance always taken whenever possible. But.. If you wanna go for an old school jungle Troll, you should maxing Berseker’s Rage and Fervor first, but i think it’s such a waste.

Dota 2 Troll Warlord Items Build
Start Items
Quelling BladeIron BranchIron BranchIron BranchTangoHealing Salve

Troll should be focusing on farming in the early game, so this starting items will get your core build quite fast.

Core Items
Quelling BladePoor Mans ShieldPower TreadsHelm Of The DominatorBlack King BarTown Portal Scroll

This is all the core you need. Lifesteal obviously the best orb effect for Troll as it will gave you survivability from all those physical attack you unleashed. Black King Bar also an obvious choice because without a doubt, your opponent will focus on your team carry, and that should be you!

Stay tune for more Dota 2 Troll Warlord updates!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 | 4 comments
Latest update : February 16, 2013


  1. Troll FTW weak…

  2. It’s imreaptive that more people make this exact point.

  3. yeah, I agree it’s a tough one. It’s most convincing when we move beyond ‘bring the informal into what current laws exists’ which won’t work because the laws are unacceptable to the vast majority of the economy; better to reform the legal system to better reflect how the economy is structured. That’s what most countries have done, but again, we tend to look at the end result (most of the economy is legal) than the process of how that result came about.

  4. This “free sharing” of information seems too good to be true. Like communism.

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