Most new solo laners find the early game of conquest hard. Only one ability which doesn't clear and the enemy solo laner is usually more experienced and bullies them. Vamana doesn't have the strongest early game, but also not the worst. You will start by putting one point into your third ability Umbrellarang. This is also the ability you will try to max out first, followed by your second ability armoured umbrella.
The lane minions should come at around 21 seconds into the game. Try to get your third ability Umbrellarang to double hit all the minions, (don't worry about poking till about level 5). I also recommend you stand near the enemy tower's jungle out of sight and use your three Umbrellarang while the minions are still under the enemy tower. The reason for doing this is so that when your minions and the enemy minions meet in lane, your ability will have around 3 seconds off the next use. This helps that low early game clear.
After using your third ability Umbrellarang and getting the double hits on the minions, take out the back archer minions first. Many don't realise but they do 25 damage whereas the front minions only do 10 damage. It's surprising to see how much of a difference it makes when you clear the archers. Another trick to clearing better.
After about 2 waves of clear your jungler should come to clear your blue buff. Try hard to clear in time to get the xp, getting to level 2 before the enemy can be very beneficial. BE AWARE OF YOUR ENEMIES LEVEL. If your enemy hits level 2 before you, and you don't realise it can turn into an easy death. Also getting higher level allows for better clear.
If you clear the lane first, and have no mana buff up. Don't be scared to start poking the enemy. This usually causes them to target you, however you should have some remaining minions that will help you damage your foe. Using your minions to kill an enemy between level 1-3 can get you the first kill. Remember start health is around 500 and the lane minions hit for a max of 115 damage per second. Minions are scary man!
Skipping forward to the point where you have Berserker's Shield
, Warrior Tabi
and Void Shield
or Oni Hunter's Garb
. Your pretty tanky and should be clearing lane fine. Don't be scared to box your target and bully them more now. If he's winning, pop your ultimate and life will be restored. You don't even need to chase the enemy but it can give you full health easily. Also, with the new Vamana
buff he can last under tower for about 10seconds in ultimate form at this point.
Whenever you back, purchase 1 Healing Potion
and 1 Ward
. 100 gold isn't going to put you behind but usually puts you infront. Having the healing potion can change fights in your favour. When engaging into a boxing match against your foe, pop the Healing Potion
healing potion towards the start as it's more efficient. The Ward
ward should be place either near the enemies blue buff or your blue buff. This prevents your buff from being stolen, it also allows you to know when the enemy jungler is rotating.
Don't forget the use Teleport Glyph
when its needed. If the enemy is pushing your tower with creeps but your low hp and don't have mana. Back to base, instantly use your Teleport Glyph
back to lane, while the animation is activating purchase or finish any items. This is insanely useful! Don't forget either, basic attacking minions recovers a lot of health back because of Berserker's Shield
By the time you've reached end game, you will be fighting a lot more in team fights. This build keeps Vamana
rather tanky + his ultimate's buffs but also allows him to bruise. Try to target the enemy mage / hunter or jungler in this order, but also keep your team alive. Learn that Vamana
is also rather tanky and can tower dive if you have team mates backing you up. Tanking the tower is also a high priority if your team is pushing and the support isn't tanking. Once you hit half health, use your ultimate to regain health and extend space the enemies from your team as the enemy team will start to back away. Don't forget to reset the tower every so often, Vamana
isn't god-mode, at least not all the time!
Early game, if you're being out cleared don't be scared to back off under tower as long as your hitting the minions with the tower. This slightly puts you behind your doe but rather clear and be alive than try to clear without your minions and die :? When you do get good clear, try to clear the enemy lane near the enemy tower so your minions push up to the tower and cause pressure for the enemy. Also sometimes the enemy will go for blue while your lane minions clash, clear before you go for your blue buff as he will need to clear lane before ganking you at blue. This is just for extra security or if the enemy jungler tries to steal, the solo laner cannot out number you.
Archer minions do 25 damage compared to front line minions which do 10 damage, therefore take them out first!
Each minion gives you 6 gold per kill, however if under tower range (your tower) the minions only drop 3 gold per death.
Purchase at least one health pot and a ward every time you back. Ward positions where the enemy jungler may gank from. Either near blue buff or between your jungler and the enemy jungle (behind fire giant)
Max your third ability for the best and safest minion clear.
Don't forget to upgrade your Teleport Glyph
mid to late game, this upgrade allows you to teleport to Ward
meaning you can engage in fights faster and even prevent object kills such as fire giant.
One of the main things you need to learn is to pay attention to your mini map! Some pro players say they take a glimpse at their mini map every 5 seconds to keep aware of whats happening. Also keep a general idea for where the enemy jungler is and listen for your team mates when they call, e.g. if the mid laner says enemy missing middle be careful (your) lane, then you need to think that whoever is missing will be in your jungle. This could lead to someone trying to gank me or trying to steal your blue buff. In this case clear minions while facing the jungle so you don't get surprise ganked. Being ganked knowing your going to be ganked allows you to process whats going on, surprise ganks usually cause death.
If you're ganked by the enemy jungler and the solo laner pushes you, either use your 1 and hide under tower while indicating for your team to rotate, or hit the ultimate up for 99% safety. If you believe you can get a kill even if it causes your death, trading isn't terrible its just not as good as surviving.
Pay attention to your team and their character picks as well as builds. If one of your teammates is slacking then getting your jungler to provide more support for them is a good idea.
Pay attention to the enemy team and their builds. Check to see if they're building anything that counters you e.g. anti-heal to reduce Berserker's shields passive and your ultimate (however you ultimate shield kinda prevent's anti-heal from doing much). If the enemy is build slow items that is causing you to die, switching items out for other items like Wing Blade will help. There isn't just one build for each god.
If your new to Vamana
, understand that his 3 ability slows the enemy god it hits, his 1 knocksup the enemy god it hits and his 2 is a decently range ability that can be used to poke your enemy if they sit under the tower behind their minions.
Tips for using his 1, you his 1 to hit the enemy god, just as they're in the air click 1 to cancel the ability, turn around to the enemy and hit them while mid air for maximum damage. The 1 is very useful against the enemy hunter as it prevent them from being able to burst you while you get to bruise them. This either causes them to leave the team fight or die.
Another tip, don't try to 1 v 3, Vamana
is very good and in most cases with the help of his ultimate can win 1 v 2's mid to late game. However, he isn't completely broken and therefore is over taken by multiple enemies bursting him down. Just don't be cocky!
I just want to say, I am not a pro player and don't have as much experience as other players. If you believe the guide is bad please hit me up with tips to improve it. All this information has been gathered from playing ranked games and becoming platinum 2. These are tips some players don't know about or don't do. Thank you for reading, and I hope this helps :?
(UPDATE) Below is a section describing all the different minions on the map and objective like Gold Fury, Pyromancer and Fire Giant. In depth.