Moskov, shooting to fame during the Dhamu Tournament, was already a battle master at his youth. He inherited the family’s occult spear fighting skills, and as the next leader of the clan Wildsand, he was loved and respected by many. Watching Wildsand clan growing stronger day by day, the khan of Thornwolf which is the hegemony on Hietala Grassland couldn’t sit back any longer. One day when the youngsters of Wildsand went out hunting, he slaughtered the entire clan with his own people. The whole land was scorched by blazing flames of war. Blood flowed like stream, yet a slight warmth still remained on the bodies of died families and friends. Faced with this cruel vision, Moskov could not persuade himself to accept it. But even worse, khan dispatched a formidable cavalty trying to hunt down the Moskov’s hunting party which was the only survivors from the massacre. In a panic, some escaped and some wanted to surrender, and Moskov, for the very first time, lifted his spear and aimed at his own buddies. Suffering from this painful experience, Moskov became ruthless with a thought of revenge haunting him constantly. However, the khan was too strong to defeat. In order to obtain more power, Moskov chose to fall into the Abyss of Shadow and serve the Queen of Doom, becoming notorious as ‘the Spear of Quiescence’ ever since.
Passive – Moskov’s basic attack can penetrate the targets and deal damage to enemies behind them. If the basic attack hits enemies successfully, the cooldown of Abyss Walker and Spear of Death will reduce by 0.7s.
This is Moskov’s bread and butter. It can clear minions very fast.
1st Skill – Moskov uses the power of shadow to teleport to the specified position, enhancing attack’s penetration ability and increasing 30%/40%/50%/60%/70%/80% of attack speed, lasting 3s.
This skill can be used for chasing or escaping. The attack speed effect allows to deal large damage in a very short period of time with your basic attacks.
2nd Skill – Moskov strikes at an enemy hero with full strength, dealing 140/160/180/200/220/240 pts of physical damage and knocking back the target. If the airborne target collides with another enemy hero, then both of them will receive 210/240/270/300/330/360 pts of physical damage and be stunned for 1/1/1/1/1/1s. If knocking into obstacles, the target will be stunned for 2s. The enemy that is hit by the skill cannot go in stealth for a short while.
Using this skills requires patience and practice. Make sure the enemy you are going to hit is behind a wall or a hero to activate the stun effect. Position your hero properly.
3rd Skill – Moskov throws out the Spear of Destruction after powering up shortly, dealing 450/550/650 pts of physical damage to enemies along a straight line. Every enemy it hits increases 10/20/30 pts of physical attack to Moskov, stacking up to 5 times, lasting 5/5/5s.
This global ultimate can target enemies that are far from you. Any enemy hero that has a low HP can be targeted anywhere on the map for the kill.
Moskov is a hero that can deal a lot of damage in a very short time. Patience and the right position with this hero can make a great difference during clash.
Pros of Moskov
- Can hit multiple enemies
- Has a stun skill
- Has a dash skill which you can use to escape or chase enemies
- Great attack speed skill
- Can target enemies from the other side of the map
Cons of Moskov
- A glass cannon
- Short range compared to other marksman
- Weak damage in early part of the game
For the extra attack speed and HP
Or you can go full damage with
You may sell the boots once you completed the items. The boots is great for early game because it is cheap and gives you extra attack speed. For late game you’d want to ditch it for another damage or defense item.
Early Game Item
Moskov should solo the mid. You have to jungle the to level up faster. Target these two jungle monsters after every wave of minions.
You can try the inner jungle monsters only when you think you have enough damage to kill it fast.
You will need to use your 1st and 2nd skill to kill those jungle monster fast. To make up for the mana you will need to buy two of this:
+10 Mana regeneration
Your 1st skill needs to be max out first to increase your damage output. In order to do that you will need to use the extra experience you can get from this item:
Unique: +20% Damage to Monsters
Unique Passive-Greed: Get extra 15% exp when jungling
The extra 15% exp will get help you level up faster.
Extra Tips For Moskov
- You can avoid the Lord’s stun by using your first skill the moment the Lord raises the sword for the stun. You will be able to kill the Lord faster compared to getting stunned two to three times.
- You can solo the Turtle if you complete your first 2 items which is Tooth of Greed and Swift Boots.
- Maximize your range by attacking the minion that is in line with your enemy hero.