Best Zeus Builds in Dota 2

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Zeus is one really overpowered hero in Dota 2, provided he's in the right hands. Zeus is a carry hero and can deal extensive damage with the right loadout. Here are two of the most popular Zeus builds per the current Dota 2 7.31c patch

Zeus Dota 2 Builds

Zeus Standard build

Skill Build

Hero LevelSkill
Level 1Arc Lightning
Level 2Heavenly Jump
Level 3Arc Lightning
Level 4Lightning Bolt
Level 5Arc Lightning
Level 6Thundergod's Wrath
Level 7Arc Lightning
Level 8Lightning Bolt
Level 11Lightning Bolt
Level 12Thundergod's Wrath
Level 13Heavenly Jump
Level 14Heavenly Jump
Level 16Heavenly Jump
Level 18Thundergod's Wrath

Talent Tree

Hero LevelTalent
Level 10+1.25 Mana Regen
Level 15+350 Health
Level 20+100 Thundergod's Wrath damage
Level 25+325 AoE Lightning Bolt

Items

  • Starting Items:
    • Tango: Consuming a target tree grants 7 health regeneration for 16 seconds. Consuming an iron wood tree doubles this buff.
    • Null Talisman: +5 Intelligence, +2 Strength, +2 Agility, +4% Mana cost reduction, +0.6 Mana regeneration. Bonuses double after 25 minutes in game.
    • Observer Ward: Gives 1600 ground vision to team for six minutes.
  • Early Game:
    • Bottle: Consume a charge to restore 110 Health and 60 Mana over 2.7 seconds.
    • Boots of Speed: +45 Movement Speed
    • Null Talisman: +5 Intelligence, +2 Strength, +2 Agility, +4% Mana cost reduction, +0.6 Mana regeneration. Bonuses double after 25 minutes in game.
  • Core Build:
    • Arcane Boots: +45 Movement Speed, +250 Mana
    • Aether Lens: +300 Mana, +2.5 Mana Regeneration, +225 Cast Range
    • Boots of Travel: +90 Movement Speed
    • Aghanim's Scepter: +10 All Attributes, +125 Health, +125 Mana
    • Aghanim's Shard: Upgrades an existing ability or adds a new ability to your hero.
  • Situational Build:
    • Force Staff: +10 Intelligence, +150 Health
    • Eul's Scepter of Divinity: +10 Intelligence, +2.5 Mana Regeneration, +20 Movement speed
    • Aeon Disc: +250 Health, +300 Mana
    • Kaya and Sange: +16 Strength, +16 Intelligence, +20% Status Resistance, +50% Mana Regen Amplification, +16% Spell Application, +22% Mana Regen and Lifesteal Amplification, +30% Spell Lifesteal Amplification.

Related: Dota 2 Best Heroes Tier List

Zeus Alternative Build

Skill Build

Hero LevelSkill
Level 1Arc Lightning
Level 2Heavenly Jump
Level 3Arc Lightning
Level 4Lightning Bolt
Level 5Arc Lightning
Level 6Thundergod's Wrath
Level 7Arc Lightning
Level 8Lightning Bolt
Level 11Lightning Bolt
Level 12Thundergod's Wrath
Level 13Heavenly Jump
Level 14Heavenly Jump
Level 16Heavenly Jump
Level 18Thundergod's Wrath

Talent Tree

Hero LevelTalent
Level 10+1.25 Mana Regen
Level 15+350 Health
Level 20+100 Thundergod's Wrath damage
Level 25+325 AoE Lightning Bolt

Related: All Dota 2 Positions, Explained

Items

  • Starting Items:
    • Tango: Consuming a target tree grants 7 health regeneration for 16 seconds. Consuming an iron wood tree doubles this buff.
    • Faerie Fire: +2 Damage
    • Circlet: +2 All Attributes.
    • Iron Branch: +1 Attribute
  • Early Game:
    • Bottle: Consume a charge to restore 110 Health and 60 Mana over 2.7 seconds.
    • Boots of Speed: +45 Movement Speed
    • Null Talisman: +5 Intelligence, +2 Strength, +2 Agility, +4% Mana cost reduction, +0.6 Mana regeneration. Bonuses double after 25 minutes in game.
    • Arcane Boots: +45 Movement Speed, +250 Mana
  • Core Build:
    • Aether Lens: +300 Mana, +2.5 Mana Regeneration, +225 Cast Range
    • Boots of Travel: +90 Movement Speed
    • Aghanim's Scepter: +10 All Attributes, +125 Health, +125 Mana
    • Blink Dagger: Teleport up to a distance of 1200 units away.
    • Refresher Orb: +13 Health Regen, +7 Mana Regen.
    • Arcane Blink: +25 Intelligence.
    • Octarine Core: +225 Cast Range, +425 Health, +725 Mana, +22% Cooldown Reduction, +3 Mana Regeneration.
  • Situational Build:
    • Force Staff: +10 Intelligence, +150 Health
    • Eul's Scepter of Divinity: +10 Intelligence, +2.5 Mana Regeneration, +20 Movement speed
    • Aeon Disc: +250 Health, +300 Mana
    • Kaya: +16 Intelligence, +50% Mana Regen Amplification, +8% Spell Application, +22% Life steal Application,
    • Aghanim's Shard: Upgrades an existing ability or adds a new ability to your hero.
    • Boots of Travel: +90 Movement Speed.
    • Veil of Discord: +4 All Attributes.
    • Blood stone: +550 Health, +550 Mana, +25% Spell Lifesteal.
    • Linken's Sphere: +16 All Attributes, +7 Health Regeneration, +5 Mana Regeneration.
    • Magic Wand: +3 All Attributes.

And that concludes our guide on the Best Zeus builds in Dota 2. However, this guide isn't set in stone. Feel free to mix and match items and see which builds work the best for you. Good luck.

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