Dota 2 Winter Wyvern Guide – Restore Health to Allies with Cold Embrace

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Dota 2 Winter Wyvern Guide – Restore Health to Allies with Cold Embrace

Here’s how you can use Cold Embrace while playing Winter Wyvern to heal allies in Dota 2. 


Dota 2 is a game for a team of 5 members. Each member of the team can specialize in specific roles to improve gameplay and ensure victory in Dota 2. People who play the support role in Dota 2 matches need to be around their allies to replenish health and mana during battles in the massively multiplayer game. 

You can choose support heroes like Winter Wyvern to restore a large amount of health to allies between team fights. Winter Wyvern can cast Cold Embrace to protect her allies from physical attacks and help teammates regenerate health over time. 

Winter Wyvern – Restore Health to Allies with Cold Embrace

Winter Wyvern heals allies in battles using Cold Embrace

Winter Wyvern is a ranged hero who can cast several spells to change the scenario of a battle in your favor. The Intelligence hero can restore health to allies and prevent key players in the team from dying in battles during the Dota 2 match. 

Many people pick Winter Wyvern for her ability to heal other members of the team without running out of mana. Winter Wyvern has a base mana pool of 387 and gains an additional 3.6 Intelligence per level. The increased Intelligence granted to Winter Wyvern by leveling up in the game provides players a sustainable amount of mana that can be used to help carry heroes regenerate their health safely. 

The Intelligence hero can use attacks and spells that can drain the health of enemies and disable them in a fight. Carry heroes, such as, Chaos Knight, Anti-Mage, Razor, and Monkey King, can increase their chances of getting kills and staying alive while hunting down enemy heroes in a game. Winter Wyvern can replenish the health of carry heroes in time to boost their morale early in  Dota 2 matches and disable enemy heroes for easy kills. 

The ranged hero can be a reliable ally to her teammates in Dota 2. Winter Wyvern can cast Cold Embrace to increase the health regeneration rate of her allies by 45 health per second. Allies affected by Cold Embrace will not take any damage from physical attacks during battles. Cold Embrace lasts for up to 4 seconds, providing plenty of health to allies after they have taken a significant amount of damage from enemy heroes. 

Winter Wyvern can use Cold Embrace on allied units who are immune to spells. Cold Embrace has a cooldown of 15 seconds and consumes 80 mana in the game. The Intelligence hero can use Cold Embrace on weakened allies to restore their health. 

You can increase the health regeneration rate of Cold Embrace by an additional 25 health per second at level 10 through the Talent Tree. Winter Wyvern can place Observer Wards around the map to provide vision to her allies in Dota 2. The Intelligence hero can cast Cold Embrace on allies farming in the jungle to help them farm more gold in the game.

Carry heroes who focus on destroying ancient neutral creeps can use Winter Wyvern’s abilities to be able to kill neutrals without needing to go back to their base. Winter Wyvern can use Cold Embrace to save time for her allies and assist teammates during critical moments in battles. 

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Winter Wyvern can start the game by heading to the safe lane. The support hero can take one level of Cold Embrace after spawning to restore 30 health per second for 4 seconds to allies. She can use Cold Embrace on melee heroes who tend to lose a bit of their health while taking last hits in a lane. The safe lane will also let Winter Wyvern stack neutral creep camps between waves of enemy creeps to help her teammates increase their gold per minute (GPM). 

People playing Winter Wyvern can deal up to 340 damage to enemy units in a lane using Splinter Blast. Winter Wyvern can launch a frosty ball of ice using Splinter Blast that will explode around the targeted unit to deal damage to enemies in a radius of 500. Enemy units affected by Splinter Blast will have their movement speed slowed by 30% for a duration of 4 seconds. Splinter Blast has a cooldown of 7 seconds and requires 150 mana to be used in a Dota 2 match. 

The ranged hero can attack enemy creeps from a distance of 425 with her physical attacks. Winter Wyvern can gain bonus attack range using Arctic Burn to hit enemy units from a further distance during battles. A maxed out Arctic Burn provides an additional 500 attack range to Winter Wyvern for up to 10 seconds. Winter Wyvern will gain flight and can move freely with unobstructed movement for the duration of Arctic Burn. 

Enemy units hit by Arctic Burn will take up to 9% of their current health as damage for 5 seconds. Arctic Burn will reduce the movement speed of targeted enemy units by 40%. It has a cooldown of 20 seconds and needs 100 mana in the game. You can hit opponents with a Splinter Blast and attack enemy heroes with Arctic Burn while allies have their health restored using Cold Embrace. 

Her ulti, Winter’s Curse, can be used to disable enemy units for a duration of 5.5 seconds. All enemy units in a radius of 525 will attack the targeted enemy hero with an increased attack speed of 65. Winter Wyvern can cast Winter’s Curse once every 80 seconds. Winter’s Curse requires up to 250 mana per cast. You can increase the duration of Winter’s Curse by 1.5 seconds at level 25 through the Talent Tree. 

Winter Wyvern can cast Cold Embrace on allies with low health before casting her ulti, Winter’s Curse. People can take a look around the battlefield to actively find and restore health to her allies, making Winter Wyvern a worthy support hero in Dota 2. 

You can also upgrade the ability, Cold Embrace, by purchasing an Aghanim’s Shard for the Intelligence hero. Winter Wyvern can release an instance of Splinter Blast after the duration of Cold Embrace ends by upgrading Cold Embrace with an Aghanim’s Shard. 

Items to Buy for Winter Wyvern

Urn of Shadows

Urn of Shadows can be bought for 880 gold in the game. The item provides 2 Intelligence, 2 Strength, 2 Agility, 2 armor, and 1.4 mana regeneration to Winter Wyvern. The support hero can cast Soul Release using Urn of Shadows to restore up to 30 health per second to allies for 8 seconds. Urn of Shadows gains a charge of Soul Release for every enemy hero killed within a radius of 1400 around Winter Wyvern. 

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The Intelligence hero can cast Cold Embrace and Soul Release to drastically increase the health regeneration rate of her teammates during battles. Cold Embrace will also protect allies from physical damage while the members of your team heal using Soul Release. Urn of Shadows has a cooldown of 7 seconds. Winter Wyvern can also use Soul Release to deal 25 damage per second (DPS) to enemy units for 8 seconds. 

Arcane Boots

Arcane Boots can increase the mana pool of Winter Wyvern by 250 and provide an additional movement speed of 45 to the Intelligence hero. Winter Wyvern can replenish up to 175 mana to all allies in a radius of 1200 using Arcane Boots. The item has a cooldown of 55 seconds. Arcane Boots costs 1300 gold in the game.

Force Staff

Force Staff can be bought for 2200 gold in Dota 2. Winter Wyvern gains 175 health and 10 Intelligence by purchasing Force Staff in the game. She can use Force Staff to disposition allied units and enemy units by a distance of 600. Force Staff has a cooldown of 19 seconds and requires 100 mana to be used. Winter Wyvern can use Force Staff on allied units affected by Cold Embrace to steer them out of danger during battles. 

Linken’s Sphere

Linken’s Sphere grants 16 Intelligence, 16 Agility, 16 Strength, 7 health regeneration, and 5 mana regeneration to Winter Wyvern. People can purchase a Linken’s Sphere for 4600 gold in Dota 2. Winter Wyvern can block targeted magic spells once every 14 seconds using Linken’s Sphere. 

You can also use Linken’s Sphere to guard an allied unit from incoming spells. Winter Wyvern can cast Linken’s Sphere on allies before using Cold Embrace to prevent them from getting stunned or disabled during the duration of Cold Embrace in team fights. 

Best Allies for Winter Wyvern

Anti-Mage

Anti-Mage regains health with Cold Embrace during battles while playing with Winter Wyvern

Anti-Mage is a carry hero who can destroy enemy heroes with his physical attacks. The Agility hero can team up with Winter Wyvern to chase down enemy heroes during team fights in Dota 2. Anti-Mage has a base movement speed of 310, letting him hunt heroes with ease. 

The melee hero can use Blink to teleport up to a distance of 1200 in the game. Blink has a cooldown of 6 seconds and needs 45 mana per cast. Each hit from Anti-Mage can burn up to 64 mana from enemy heroes using Mana Break. Enemy units who have all of their mana drained by Anti-Mage will have their movement speed slowed by 40%. 

Winter Wyvern can use Cold Embrace on Anti-Mage after he has taken a considerable amount of damage from enemy heroes. Cold Embrace will also prevent Anti-Mage from taking damage from physical attacks for 4 seconds. Anti-Mage can activate Counterspell before Winter Wyvern casts Cold Embrace to be able to return any incoming magical spells back to enemy heroes for 1.2 seconds. 

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