[Top 15] Dota 2 Best Items For Riki That Will Make Him Powerful!

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15. Orb of Venom

(Slow and painful the picture)

For all the aggressive players here, let me introduce you to fragile hero abuse the item. It also makes for a great CC item but I wouldn’t recommend building an Orb of Venom unless you plan ahead.

Why this item:

  • You want to harass your opponents
  • Your enemies don't have much in terms of escape
  • You play with an aggressive play style

Get this item if:

  • You are laning against fragile opponents
  • Plan on building Orb of Corrosion
  • You are ahead in your lane

Orb of Venom Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Orb_of_Venom

14. Quelling blade

(A lumberjack's dream)

Ah yes, a good ole Quelling Blade is a great normal start to help with farm clear wards and also keep you safe from getting tree stuck. I recommend picking one up for the early game if for no other reason than farming purposes.

Why this item:

  • Allows you to clear unusual paths through the trees
  • Early minion damage makes last hitting easier at lower levels

Get this item if:

  • The enemy is warding in the trees
  • The enemy is roaming a lot
  • Nature’s Prophet is on the enemy team

Quelling Blade Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Quelling_Blade



13. Wraith Band

(Beauty and elegance in one picture)

A circlet where you can hear the whispers of the raging on the enemy team, an easy early game pick-up that can boost your farming and fighting potential this item is a take or leave depending on your gameplan and how your lane progresses.
Why this item:

  • Great starter item for last hitting
  • Stats improve after 25 minutes
  • Gives a wide range of bonuses from attack speed and agility to armor 

Get this item if:

  • You want to increase last hitting potential
  • You want a little more armor to last longer in fights
  • The early level 6 edge with Backstab damage

Wraith Band Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Wraith_Band?so=search



12. Power Treads

(Would you wear these?)

These boots were made for stomping and that’s just what they’ll do, Power Treads are a popular pick-up on Riki making that backstab damage really hurt with the additional agility to choose from. Don’t forget to switch them to agility though you’ll know when they turn green, so come pick your pair up from Courier airmail today.

Why this item:

  • Grants 10 Agility, Strength, or Intelligence 
  • Excellent versatility
  • Movement Speed

Get this item if:

  • It is still early to mid-game
  • You want some additional agility
  • The other boots aren’t better for the situation you are in

Power Treads Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Power_Treads


11. Yasha

(For every edge-lord out there)

This is a great early pick-up for Riki players as the bonuses it gives can catapult you ahead all for just 2050 gold. To sweeten the deal it builds into Manta-Style and guess the other, here’s a hint it’s in the name. That’s right Sange and Yasha, so yes I’d recommend picking one up.

Why this item:

  • Excellent stats for Riki 
  • Makes farming easier
  • Let’s Riki roam more effectively 

Get this item if:

  • You plan on building Sange and Yasha or Manta-Style
  • You’re looking for an early item to increase your damage
  • You want an early movement speed advantage

Yasha Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Yasha?so=search

10. Skull Basher

(The prop of every cheesy crime movie)

Every second matters in-game right? So imagine having a 25 percent chance to stun you and do bonus physical damage, crazy right?! Well, it could be yours for a measly 2875 gold.

Why this item:

  • Mini-Stuns can interrupt teleport scrolls
  • Increases Fighting potential
  • Lock-down

Get this item if:

  • You are finding yourself fighting often
  • Crowd control is lacking
  • Opponents keep escaping you

Skull Basher Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Skull_Basher?so=search


9. Daedalus

(For something so basic, its so good)

Crits…one of the most toxic relationships with a Moba player, great on your side but not so much when against you. That being said this item is awesome for Riki players who want to press the backspace key on fragile heroes, and even scare the tankier ones, would highly recommend.

Why this item:

  • Enables attacks to crit
  • The passive stacks with your backstab multiplier
  • 88 Damage bonus

Get this item if:

  • Your enemies do not have a lot of survivability
  • Damage is low
  • You are ahead

Daedalus Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Daedalus



8. Butterfly

(This would make a great Riki cosmetic)

Butterfly is an awesome weapon for Riki giving him evasion and agility in large quantities for the not-so-modest price of 4975 gold. With it being so expensive I’d recommend this item only if you have the space to farm for this later in the game.

Why this item:

  • The item grants evasion to keep you alive in duels
  • The attack speed bonus means you’ll get more backstabs in causing your overall damage to increase
  • Increase your armor due to the additional 30 agility which is Riki’s primary stat

Get this item if:

  • You need more damage due to the other team being tanky
  • You are against strong dueling heroes like Juggernaut
  • You're new and want to practice farming

Butterfly Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Butterfly


7. Sange and Yasha 

(A pair made in heaven)
Sange and Yasha is an awesome item if you’re behind the eight ball. With it taking less time to get off the ground it makes coming back much easier. I recommend buying this item if you find yourself needing more sustain.

Why this item:

  • Bonus Status resistance
  • The movement speed bonus
  • Increase the effectiveness of your healing and lifesteal

Get this item if:

  • You have not bought Manta Style
  • You plan on building lifesteal items like Satanic
  • The enemy has a lot of lockdown 

Sange and Yasha Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Sange_and_Yasha



6. Magic Wand

( I would rather call this the life-saving wand, but that's just me)
A lot of people might argue this is a pick-up on anyone but Riki doesn’t have much in terms of survivability early, well not with his Magic Wand. I recommend picking up a Magic Wand at your earliest convenience.

Why this item:

  • Gives you more sustainability in lane
  • Makes trading in lane and harassing easier
  • Makes fighting Bristleback easier

Get this item if:

  • Your laning opponents use a lot of abilities 
  • You are being harassed by the other team a lot 
  • You plan on doing a lot of fighting

Magic Wand Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Magic_Wand

5. Meteor Hammer:

(Brining a new definition to bring the hammer down)

If the rock is big enough it can take down anything, right? Well, building Meteor Hammer on Riki is a match made in space because that’s what this item creates for him, vast amounts of space.

Why this item:

  • Synergizes well Riki’s permanent invisibility 
  • Improves Riki’s initiation potential 
  • Provides hard Cc and early game burst Riki ordinarily doesn’t have

Get this item if:

  • You plan on roaming 
  • You find yourself OOm (Out of mana) often
  • Your team lacks CC

Meteor Hammer Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Meteor_Hammer

4. Manta Style:

(The axe that looks back)

Manta being a do to for many heroes speaks loudly of its uses. However, on Riki, it can turn him from a solitary assassin into an illusion-bearing shredder. I highly recommend trying this item in your next Rikimaru game.

Why this item:

  • With practice, you can dodge enemy abilities
  • Summon two illusions that proc some on hit effects pairs great with Diffusal Blade
  • Offers a lot of bonuses such as movement speed, attack speed, and 24 Agility 

Get this item if:

  • You need more agility for Riki’s Backstab scaling
  • You built Diffusal Blade and are facing mana dependent heroes 
  • If you find yourself slower than your opponents

Manta Style: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Manta_Style


3. Black King Bar: 

(Why does it look like its staring at us?)

Black King Bar is often the difference between life and death for more fragile heroes. For 4050 gold this is normally an item that's more optional than mandatory, however, is overall a good pick up in most situations.

Why this item:

  • Offers 10 strengths for better survival and recovery 
  • Offers damage as a bonus 
  • Crowd control cleanse

Get this item if

  • The enemy team is packing lots of CC
  • You need strength for more HP and HP Regen
  • You need a little more damage

Black King Bar Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Black_King_Bar?so=search

2. Nullifier 

(Would you put your finger in that?)

Overview: Nullifier is an amazing late-game item, its total price coming in at 4725 gold. So it is pretty darn expensive but is super powerful against heroes like Life-Stealer.

Why this item:

  • Significant Armor increase
  • Continuous dispels that pierces spell immunity
  • Grants 6 HP regen so you can recover after fights a little better

Get this item if:

  • You always are left on low health after fights
  • The opposing team has strong buffs
  • You need a little more survivability

Nullifier Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Nullifier




1. Diffusal Blade

Overview: Diffusal Blade is number one on the list of Best items for Riki for 2500 gold, this is normally the first large gold item you buy in many, many Riki builds.

Why this item:

  • Gives you 15 agility which is Riki’s primary stat
  • Grants and active slow to catch speedy enemies
  • Great for fighting high intelligence heroes with the on-hit mana burn

Get this item if:

  • You are against a lot of Intelligence heroes
  • You need an item to give you additional agility for Riki’s backstab modifier
  • The enemy team has high movement speed and you need to catch them.

Diffusal Blade Details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Diffusal_Blade

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