How to be a King with Ne Zha the prince
Ne Zha, The Third Lotus Prince, is melee physical assasin. In this guide ill try to explain how i play him and what items i buy him in certain situations, but first some basic information about Ne Zha.
Born to innocence, forced to fight, destined to be a hero, the child-god, Nezha, defends those that cannot defend themselves, especially against tyrant Gods.
For three and a half years, Nezha's mother carried him in her womb. During this time, the Dragon Gods, led by Ao Kuang, terrorized the people, sending floods and storms, and demanding not just food, but child sacrifices to feast upon as well.
Into this world was Nezha born, a full grown boy with laughter in his eyes, trained by the immortal sage Taiyi Zhenren, who gave him the powerful Universe Ring and Armillary Sash. Youthful and carefree, Nezha was also headstrong, often arguing with his father what was right and wrong.
But youth does not last forever, and Nezha's life changed defending two friends against a captain of Ao Kuang's army. Insulted, the Dragon God commanded his third son, Ao Bing, to defeat the boy, but in the end, Nehza slew his opponent. Furious with grief, Ao Kuang demanded Nezha's father make reparations for the offense committed by his son, or he would send floods and storms to ravage the land. Nezha, humbly, sacrificed himself to appease the Dragon God, but evil Ao Kuang sent storms anyway.
Taiyi Zhenren worked his wisdom, and from the petals of a Lotus plant, Nezha was reborn. The immortal sage gave him new weapons " the Fire Tipped Spear and Wind Fire Wheels a" weapons to challenge even the Dragon God and defeat him once and for all.
Time has passed since Ao Kuang's ruin, but the winds of war are rising and new Gods of Tyranny challenge the safety of the defenseless. Once again, Nezha will set aside his youth and stand against the tide, for not even death can stop him.
Lvl 1 Per Lvl Lvl 20
Health 400 75 1900
Mana 200 35 900
Attack/Sec 1 0.02 1.38
Speed 375 0 375
HP5 10 0.71 24.2
MP5 4 0.27 9.4
Magic Power 0 0 0
Physical Power 39 2 79
Magic Prot 30 1 50
Physical Prot 12 3 72
Child of the Lotus
When Ne Zha dies, his indomitable spirit is reborn from a Lotus at his location, healing nearby allies every second and increasing their protections. Ne Zha's basic attacks also utilize a four swing chain with escalating damage and swing time, hitting all enemies in front of him on the final blow.
Universe Ring Toss
Ne Zha throws the Universe Ring, bouncing it to nearby enemies. Each hit deals damage, applies a stacking physical protection debuff for 3s and slows the enemy for 1s. Each successful hit also applies a stacking movement speed buff to Ne Zha for 2s.
Ne Zha empowers himself with fighting spirit, igniting his spear for increased Attack Speed and Critical Strike Chance for a short duration.
Ne Zha throws out his Armillary Sash hitting the first enemy god in its path. The target is stunned as Ne Zha yanks himself toward the target, dealing a powerful blow to all enemies in the area when he arrives.
Wind Fire Wheels
Ne Zha dashes forward. If he hits an enemy god, he knocks it skyward for 4s, unleashing a combo (successfully timed clicks during the combo result in critical strikes), then smashing back to Earth, dealing additional damage to enemies in the radius as he flips back to his starting location.
Now i will explain some strong points and weak, which skill order you should take, which items you should buy and some play styles you can go wtih Ne Zha.
Pros: Absurd late game Damage
Good early harassment with Ring Toss
Combo attack allows for easy farming/jungling
Really fast attacks with Flaming Spear
No escapes, except for Wind Fire Wheels
Late game target
Explanation of Ne Zha`s skills:
Universe Ring Toss, is great ability for lane harassmentw. If you can get a Mana Buff at the start of the game, you can use this to harass very effectively. With out the buff its still good, but definitely use it more sparingly.
Very good Gank initiating ability, allows you to close the gap quickly between you and the enemy Hero.
Always make sure that there are at least two enemies before using this skill. I max this first if i am in lane for most of the time.
Flaming Spear, this is what gives Ne Zha absurd burst damage. Keep in mind that there is about a 1 second cast animation. You max this first if u are going for jungle buffs more often it helps you clear it faster, but if u want to stay in lane you max your first abilty.
Armillary Sash, I use this skill primarily to catch fleeing Hero's, best thing about it is that it can go through creeps since it only targets hero's. This skill is maxed last.
Wind Fire Wheels , this Ultimate has a variety of different functions, its another option to kill fleeing enemies if you miss your Armillary Sash, it gives teammates a 4 second window to get to the location of a gank, and gives you a viable escape option which is what i generally try to save it for.
I always start with lvl2 Warrior Tabi , two health pots and one mana pot. This gives me good move speed in lane good dmg and sustain with pots if we fight.
After that i go for The Executioner if i am against tanky lane in other situation i go for Devourer's Gloves because they give me sustain and nice dmg. After you buy Devourers Gloves focus on last hiting minions so you can get that stacks to the max. Life steal is insanly good on Ne Zha because of his 4 attack combo. With your last AOE attack u can heal lots of health if u hit many targets.
My next core item is Deathbringer. You absolutely must buy this item with Ne Zha, it gives you so much power. You can hit 1k+ crits and melt oponents.
This are my core items, other items are situational based on enemies team comp. If they are stacking armor and have tanky team you go for Voidblade, becouse that gives you some much needed physical protection and also reduces theirs. If they are heavy on magical dmg you should probably go for Magi's Blessing. This item is good for her passiv if u menage to block some of their important spells that could be a life saver. The reason i dont recommend Bulwark of Hope is with Ne Zha you really dont have much hp for that shield to make it work, you will get melted with or without that shield.
I always go for defensive actives for Ne Zha. You are really squisy with him so you really need Purification Beads and Aegis Amulet. The reason i go always for beads is that if u get stuned you are dead simple as that. Aegis is always good if u mess up your combo and dont have any escape to buy some time for your spells to come up, and ofcourse to avoid some big spells.
If enemies lack CC u can go for Sprint, it gives you great movement speed to catch and escape your enemies.
I have only done duo lane as Ne Zha, but I have seen someone mid as her once successfully. To solo as her I would prob put another point or 2 in Ring Toss early game for harassment and get the left lane to help with Mana Buff before the first creep wave.
For the most part Ive started out with level 2 Tabi's and 2 health pots and 1 mana, but Ive also tried starting with lvl 1 Tabi's and lvl 1 Gloves and sustaining HP by queuing the AOE attack before hitting a wave.
Use your Ring Toss when there are only 1-2 archers left on their wave so that it bounces between them more than their creeps. If you use it on a fresh creep wave it may only hit an enemy hero one time.
Some good laning partners from my experience are Aphrodite for the sustainability she offers and Hades because his Ult practically guarantees a kill at level 5.
At level 5-6, coordinate with your lane partner to secure kill(s) in your lane. Teleport back to finish Tabi's and build part of Gloves. If you don't have enough for both, just get the Gloves for now. Head to the Jungle and get the Mana Buff and Speed Buff. Head toward a lane to Gank, I generally initiate with Ring Toss because it debuff/slows them and helps me close the gap, as I'm running toward them I cast Flaming Spear (remember it has about a 1 second cast animation), then go to town on them with auto attacks. If they start running away you can use Armillary Sashto close the gap and finish them off.
If they start woopin on you / or your team mates didn't wake up in time to help, remember you have your Ultimate that you can use to buy more time for your team to arrive or to escape a sticky situation.
One thing to keep in mind is that Ne Zha is squishy, it is my preference to have other heros initiate ( Hades, Ares, Ymir etc) and then roll in with the Gank sequence to pick off supports / carries. Keep in mind the various ways you can use your Ultimate as well, removing key opponents from the fight for 4 seconds (Ulting a Hel so she cant cleanse a Hades Ult for example)
Good lane partners:
His Ultimate at level 5 can practically guarantee kills when combined with your Flaming Spear. For those that can use skills to escape, you have your own Ultimate which can be used to deal damage as well as hold them in place while Hades catches up, along with Armillary Sash to close the gap again. If the person is still alive at this point, Hades own gap closer, Death from Below should be off cooldown.
In summary, you have great synergy with Hades Ultimate, and both Heroes have good chase capability.
This is a fun lane combo, at level 5 you can initiate with Wind Fire Wheels. While you are doing this Ymir should cast his own Ultimate directly underneath so that when you land they eat a Ymir Ult.
His stun is best counter for Ne Zha, when you see him in lane u must buy Purification Beads. He can also slow you and if u dont have your ulti to escape or Aegis you are dead by his ultimate.
He can disrupt every spell of Ne Zha, also he can flip you in enemy minions and since you dont have any escape until lvl 5 you are dead if they play well and he can force you to use your ulti for escape with his ultimate.
First of all i must say that English is not my first language so i am sorry for any grammatical errors. But i really enjoyed writing this guide hope you guys like it. Ne Zha is very fun god to play some people say he is over powerd but you must know how to play him if u want to be good with him. I hope this guide helps you to do that.