Dota 2 Death Prophet Guide – Nuke Enemies with Crypt Swarms

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Dota 2 Death Prophet Guide – Nuke Enemies with Crypt Swarms

Learn how to deal massive amounts of damage to enemies by nuking them with Crypt Swarms while playing Death Prophet in Dota 2. 


Dota 2 has brought a horde of esports enthusiasts to compete against each other in fun 5v5 battles. The Strategy game has provided a platform to hone your skills and improve your teamwork in Dota 2. 

Many people are indulging in the massively multiplayer game to gain experience and have fun online. Players can choose their roles as they fight to defend their Ancients in a highly competitive environment. You can be the best carry hero, support hero, or utility hero to achieve victory in the strategy game. 

Find out how you can use Crypt Swarm in Dota 2 to nuke enemies with Death Prophet to win over your opponents.

Death Prophet – Nuke Enemies With Crypt Swarms

Death Prophet kills enemies using Crypt Swarms

Death Prophet is an Intelligence hero who can use her abilities to fight enemy heroes and push lanes with ease. The ranged hero can deal a ton of damage to enemy structures and waves of enemy creeps to become a killing machine in Dota 2. 

Krobelus has an array of skills that can be helpful to win against enemy heroes in battles. The Intelligence hero can nuke multiple waves of Crypt Swarms to drain her opponents of their health. Crypt Swarm can be used on enemy heroes, creeps, and neutrals to increase the gold per minute (GPM) earned by Death Prophet. 

She has a base Intelligence of 24 and gains an additional 3.3 Intelligence per level. Death Prophet can nuke enemy heroes in lanes with Crypt Swarms to keep them away from getting last hits on creeps while farming for gold. 

The ranged hero has a projectile speed of 1000, giving her plenty of speed to cast spells fast to deal damage to her enemies. Death Prophet can use Crypt Swarm as early as level one to deal 85 damage to enemy creeps and heroes in lanes. Crypt Swarm has a cast range of 810, making it easier to hit enemy heroes who take shelter near towers. She can cast a Crypt Swarm once every 9 seconds at the start of the game and the spell consumes 80 mana. 

The increased mana pool of Krobelus after spawning into the game makes her capable of nuking enemies consistently with Crypt Swarms before the first 5 minutes of a match. A maxed out Crypt Swarm deals up to 310 damage per spell. Crypt Swarm has a cooldown of 6 seconds and requires 110 mana per cast. You can decrease the cooldown of Crypt Swarm by 2 seconds at level 15 through the Talent Tree. 

Krobelus can prevent enemy heroes from using their spells by casting Silence during team fights. She can use Silence on a radius of 425. Enemy units affected by Silence will be unable to cast spells for a duration of 6 seconds. Silence has a cooldown of 12 seconds and needs 110 mana per cast. 

Death Prophet can use Silence between casting multiple waves of Crypt Swarms to deal damage to enemy heroes. She has a base health of 620, allowing her to take considerable damage in battles while casting waves of Crypt Swarms on enemy heroes and creeps. Krobelus can easily wipe out a wave of enemy creeps with 3 or less Crypt Swarms in a lane. 

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Support heroes who prefer playing Krobelus in Dota 2 games can take the safe lane to level up faster during the match. Death Prophet can pull enemy creeps from neutral creep camps for additional gold in a lane. The Intelligence hero can buy Boots of Speed from base and have a courier deliver her item by the time she can farm an Energy Booster. She can visit the Secret Shop close to the safe lane to complete Arcane Boots for increased mana throughout the game. 

Krobelus can drain the health of an enemy unit by casting Spirit Siphon. She can deal up to 100 damage per second (DPS) for 6 seconds by using Spirit Siphon in a match. Death Prophet requires 80 mana to cast Spirit Siphon on her opponents. Make sure Death Prophet nukes enemies using Crypt Swarm to deal 310 damage to them while Spirit Siphon is active. 

Her ulti, Exorcism, can be used to deal physical damage to enemy units and enemy structures in Dota 2. Death Prophet can summon up to 24 spirits that deal 61 damage to enemies per hit. These spirits can attack any enemy unit within a radius of 700 around Krobelus. 

Enemy heroes will not be able to attack the spirits summoned by Death Prophet. The damage dealt by Exorcism can pierce through spell immunity, helping Death Prophet strike enemy heroes, such as, Juggernaut and Lifestealer with her spirits for quick kills during battles. 

Exorcism passively increases the movement speed of Death Prophet, letting her chase enemies with her ulti. Exorcism has a cooldown of 150 seconds and consumes 400 mana. Many people nuke enemies with Crypt Swarm while Exorcism is active to drive their enemies away from battles and back to their base. 

Items to Buy for Death Prophet

Veil of Discord

Veil of Discord is an item that can be bought for 1525 gold in the game. It provides 5 Intelligence, 5 Agility, and 5 Strength to Death Prophet. Any ally around Death Prophet in a radius of 1200 receives a bonus mana regeneration of 1.75 by being affected by Basilius Aura. Veil of Discord provides Basilius Aura to Death Prophet while the item is equipped in her inventory.  

Krobelus can cast the active ability, Magic Weakness, to deal an increased damage of 18% from spells to enemy units using Veil of Discord. Magic Weakness can be cast on enemy units in a radius of 600 and lasts for up to 16 seconds. It has a cooldown of 22 seconds and requires 50 mana in the game. 

Aether Lens

Aether Lens provides 300 mana and 2.5 mana regeneration to Death Prophet. The Intelligence hero has the cast range of all her spells and items increased by 225 by purchasing Aether Lens in the game. The item costs 2275 gold in Dota 2. 

You can upgrade Aether Lens to an Octarine Core to reduce the cooldown of her spells and items by 25%. The increased cast range will allow Death Prophet to cast several waves of Crypt Swarms without losing health to deal damage to enemy units during battles. 

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Eul’s Scepter of Divinity

Eul’s Scepter of Divinity grants 20 movement speed, 10 Intelligence, and 2.5 mana regeneration to the ranged hero. Death Prophet can cast Cyclone by using Eul’s Scepter of Divinity during battles in Dota 2. Cyclone can be used to disable an enemy unit for up to 2.5 seconds. It has a cooldown of 23 seconds and requires 175 mana to be used. Eul’s Scepter of Divinity costs 2725 gold. 

Rod of Atos

Rod of Atos can be purchased for 2750 gold in the game. The item provides 24 Intelligence, 12 Strength, and 12 Agility to the Death Prophet. Krobelus can cast Cripple to root an enemy unit for 2 seconds using Rod of Atos. Cripple has a cooldown of 18 seconds and consumes 50 mana. 

You can use Crypt Swarm on rooted enemies to deal damage to them in team fights. Crypt Swarms can drastically decrease the health of enemy heroes, giving allies a chance to get kills while finishing off opponents with Death Prophet. 

Shadow Blade

Shadow Blade can help Krobelus turn invisible during battles. Death Prophet can use Shadow Walk using Shadow Blade to become undetectable to enemy units for up to 14 seconds. Death Prophet gains 20% movement speed bonus while invisible and deals an additional 175 damage upon breaking invisibility. 

Shadow Blade has a cooldown of 25 seconds and requires 75 mana in the game. Death Prophet can use Shadow Blade after casting Exorcism to attack enemies while invisible. Players can also use Shadow Blade to escape from team battles after losing a significant amount of health in Dota 2. 

Best Allies for Death Prophet

Earthshaker

Earthshaker assists Death Prophet in destroying enemies

Earthshaker is a Strength hero who can assist Krobelus in getting tons of kills in the game. The melee hero can cast Fissure on any location on the map to prevent enemy units from moving or fleeing from a team fight. Fissure has a cast range of 1400, providing plenty of range for the Strength hero to cast his spells. 

The ridge created by Fissure can last for up to 8 seconds and stuns all enemy units in its path for 1.8 seconds. Fissure can deal up to 260 damage to enemies and gives Death Prophet a chance to cast multiple waves of Crypt Swarm to decimate her opponents. Fissure has a cooldown of 15 seconds and needs 150 mana per cast. 

Earthshaker can use a Blink Dagger to enter battles and stun enemies using Fissure. Once enemy heroes are stunned, allies playing Earthshaker can cast their ulti, Echo Slam, to extend the duration of the stun. Enemy units hit by Echo Slam are stunned and take an initial damage of 180 and an additional damage of 110 per bounce. Echo Slam has a cooldown of 110 seconds and consumes 265 mana. 

Keeper of The Light

Keeper of The Light restores mana to Death Prophet

Keeper of The Light is an Intelligence hero who can restore mana to his allies. Teammates who choose Keeper of The Light in Dota 2 can cast Chakra Magic to replenish up to 320 mana to Death Prophet. Chakra Magic will also reduce the cooldown of Death Prophet’s spells by 6 seconds.