Hey everyone, this is a quick mini guide to give you an idea of how to play the character Natalia. Watch the video above first then refer to the information down below.
Natalia is a well balanced Assassin character that’s best used for dealing heavy hero damage. Her skills are all designed to let her deal quick heavy damage and get away quickly with out taking to much on her own.
Below is a list of Natalia’s skills in full detail to show you exactly what she is capable of.
Natalia’s passive is the bread and butter of her character. Making her from behind attacks deal 20% more damage makes her character role all the more important.
Using her to hide in the brush and come out to attack a hero then go right back in is a great use of her passive to keep her deadly with out taking to much damage.
Attacks made from behind will deal an extra 20% damage. If the hero is in the brush for 2s without receiving or dealing damage, the hero will enter Stealth mode, and leaving the brush for 5s or dealing damage will make the hero reappear. Stealth mode increases hero movement speed 50%, causes the next basic attack to deal 50% extra damage, and silences the target for 2s.
Claw Dash is a good attack to be used while Natalia is in stealth mode. Keep her hidden then claw dash out of the brush then right back in.
Cooldown 11 Mana Cost 50
Dashes forward, dealing 250 Physical Damage to enemies along the way. This ability can be cast twice.
Smoke Bomb is Natalia’s main defense against hero attacks. Smoke bomb will let her get away from attacking heroes but also give her an attack boost that’ll let her get a few good hits in before retreat.
Cooldown 13.5 Mana Cost 80
Casts a smoke bomb on the spot, slowing down movement speed for enemies within 65%. The hero’s attack speed will increase 30%, and the hero will be able to dodge all basic attacks.
Now for Natalia’s ultimate which is best used for bringing down other heroes. It’s damage alone is enough to beat an enemy hero but the movement speed debuff it gives makes it all the more dangerous.
Cooldown 30 Mana Cost 110
Makes multiple forward attacks in a row, each dealing 60 Physical Damage and lowering movement speed of affected targets 65%.
To help further Natalia’s usefulness there are some abilities that work better for her move set and style.
Stun: Stuns all surrounding enemies 0.5s and puts them into a state of confusion for 1s, raising ability cost 100% and lowering movement speed.
Stun is best used in line with Natalia’s ultimate making it far more effective than it would be on its own.
Purity: Removes all negative effects and grants immunity from disables for 2s and raises movement speed 30%
Purity is all around good for Natalia just for the movement speed buff. But the immunity it gives is also helpful.
Fury: Lowers one’s own defense 20%, increases attack speed 55% and physical attack 15%. Lasts 5s.
Fury is great to have on any Assassin character that’s going to be focusing on hero kills. The defense drop is a little scary but having the increased attack speed and physical attack highly makes up for it.
Execute: Deals 240-800 pts of true damage to a specific hero (Grows with level).
Execute is best used for early kills dealing heavy damage for the early game allowing Natalia to level quicker and become more effective through out the match.
Build and Emblems
Natalia’s most suggested build is her Burst Damage build. It makes her far more effective for dealing damage and handling enemy heroes.
The two emblem sets below are the two you want to put focus on for Natalia. Just like her build leveling these will make her a far more effective character.
Heroes – Strengths and Weakness
In the game Natalia has a few heroes that she is strong against and weak against. Basically just some heroes that are better against her and those she is better against.
Her character strengths are best against four specific characters.
And her weaknesses also line up with four other heroes.
As for everyone else Natalia is pretty balanced against as long as you can master her smoke bomb skill.
In the video above there are a few strategies listed to help give you some ideas on how to use Natalia in game. Those are highly viable and very useful to use.
- Get the red buff and gank bottom or mid lanes
- Hunt the enemy jungler with Execution
- Prioritize the ranged heroes
- Adjust build for enemies
Those four strategy tips are good guide lines to follow in helping you find your own play style with Natalia.