Dota 2: The Best Items for Timbersaw

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Dota 2: The Best Items for Timbersaw

Here are some of the best to make Timbersaw shine in different line-ups.

Timbersaw is a hero capable of doing considerable damage against strength heroes. This makes him a great option in certain lineups, especially when a given team needs a frontliner.

While it's true this hero has a lot of potential, he's also one of the more difficult ones to master. In other words, you have to play a lot until you learn how to utilize his potential.  However, once that happens, you'll definitely gain loads of MMR.

Besides being a hero that is difficult to master, Timbersaw is a hero who needs to get specific items in order to be successful. Here are some options you should go for in almost every game, regardless of the heroes you have to go up against.

Lotus Orb

The first item we’d like to include on this list is Lotus Orb, which helps Timbersaw become a lot tankier. Besides doing more damage, this item will help the hero because it can reflect some of the most annoying target spells and items.

One of the biggest advantages of getting this item is that it's a lot cheaper than others on this list. This means you can get it early on, especially if you take the mid-lane.


One of the must-have items for every Timbersaw player is called Bloodstone. Although this is one of the most expensive options on this list, it will allow you to do tons of damage because it gives you tons of mana and HP.

Another thing that makes Bloodstone an item that’s worth is it's mana regen — it provides a lot. Plus, this is an active item that can help you if you have low HP, as long as you also have low mana.

Shiva’s Guard

The third item on this list that's capable of making Timbersaw a deadly core hero is called Shiva’s Guard. This is usually a defensive item that gives tons of armor and mana. Fortunately, Timbesaw benefits from both things, which is why he can use this item offensively.

Shiva’s Guard is not as expensive as Bloodstone, but it's not cheap either. This means you can’t purchase it right away, especially considering you'll need to get a few other items before that.

Eul’s Scepter of Divinity

Despite being an item people usually purchase when they want to survive, Eul’s Scepter of Divinity can be a great tool in some situations. Timbersaw is one of the strongest heroes when it comes down to survivability, but he needs to get armor before that. This is where Eul’s helps because this item will give him at least a few seconds to work with.

Apart from the fact that you can use it defensively, this item can also be used for ganks. Unfortunately, Timbersaw is not one of the heroes in the game with a proper disable. That’s why Eul’s can do wonders in situations when the hero wants to set up a kill.

Pipe of Insight

Timbersaw is one of the best heroes against physical damage due to his high armor. Sadly, he is extremely susceptible to magical damage, which is one of the reasons why heroes such as Invoker and Lina work well against him.

The easiest way to ensure that you won’t get burst down in a couple of seconds is to get an item called Pipe of Insight. Although it is not cheap, this item will allow you to have a lot of passive magical resistance. What’s even more impressive is that you can use it on yourself and your teammates and gain a protective shield that will absorb magic damage.

Blade Mail

Blade Mail is one of the situational items in Dota 2 that can do wonders if you use it correctly. Although it may not provide you with a lot of damage or stats, it gives Timbersaw the option to deflect the incoming damage and return it to those who’ve inflicted it. In other words, it is great against heroes with high burst damage.

Blade Mail might have a lot of potentials, but it is not an item you'll want to get in every game. It doesn’t provide loads of stats, so it might not be worth it.

Aghanim’s Scepter

This item is definitely among the best options for every Timbersaw player because it basically gives him a second ultimate. Although this might not seem special on paper, Aghanim’s Scepter increases the hero’s damage a lot because he can do loads of pure damage. Unfortunately, it makes Timbersaw even harder to master because you need to worry about one more skill.

Despite being a good item, it is not worth getting it right away because you need to have a large mana pool. In other words, you won’t be able to utilize your second ultimate unless you have a lot of mana to “work” with.

Black King Bar

The last item you can use when you decide to pick Timbersaw is BKB. Although this is a universal item that works for every hero, the item is not that good for Timber. Sure, it gives him some stats and damage, but it does not provide any mana pool or mana regen. That’s one of the reasons why BKB is a situational item you should only get if you need it.

Dota 2: The Best Items for Timbersaw
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.