This dude has been a strong hero in many patches but as others also had his popularity decrease from time to time. Somewhat recently Glaive has been on the surge of being one of the best junglers in the game and a very good bot lane pick. We’ve had CP Glaive. We’ve had Captain Glaive. But the original Glaive, WP Glaive is truly dominant in this patch.
WHAT TO LEVEL UP
It may seem simple it may not seem simple, A or B. I used to level up B max but then I accidentally leveled up my A so I was like I might as well max it. This dude was beasting with his A max and having a lower cooldown. The whole point of his existence was: lemme just end this game <3.
Leveling up should be like this:
Max A first, Max B, 100% get your Ult at level 6. Never level up your Ult unless it is the only thing that can be leveled up. So your A and B should be maxed.
2x Weapon Blades/1x Weapon Blade and 1x Book. Build Tension Bow (Sorrowblade; situational) first item, Breaking Point and Tyrant’s Monocle/Poison Shiv.
When going jungler go build double weapon blades. Those two blades will go build into your Tension Bow and you will proceed building attack speed and more blades into Breaking Point and Tyrants Monocle. Build defense when needed but since you’re playing jungler you will most likely burst them down before they get to touch you because 2v1 ez ez.
In the lane you can opt for a ballsy playstyle or just passive till you get your Tension Bow. I used to think Glaive was a bruiser hero and not an assassin one but now I understand where the confusion comes from… Sorrowblade is inferior to Tension Bow for Glaive. So in the first playstyle (ballsy) build two weapon blades and unlock your A ability. Clear lane and head to enemy blue (remember to put vision in your jungle!) Ping your teammates to come to blue and it will be a 4v2. You take their entire jungle and if your top laner is smart and is aware of where the enemy bot laner and jungler are he will hopefully clear enemy bot jungle. You will most likely score a kill with your Afterburn (unless if you’re going against a Malene mid). Now good job you either have an assist or kill and control 3/4 of the entire map’s jungle. Oh yeah you also have Tension Bow money so buy that and you can either kill the top laner with your jungler (if enemy top is squishy) or travel to mid with your jungler and kill the mid laner who tends to die (unless if its Malene or there is a god Lyra). The whole point of ballsy lane Glaive is to just harness all the gold possible and burst down squishies.
Now this will be passive lane Glaive. You buy weapon blade and book. You do everything ballsy lane Glaive does but the difference is you will buy Poison Shiv instead of Monocle. If you feel as if there is no one to burst down, buy Sorrowblade instead for just a little bit of late game scaling and providing your hypercarry with a little bit of food, if ya know what I mean. Obviously with this build you will still blow up squishies but don’t expect to get ahead and blow them up fast. This is somewhat inferior and used to be my previous playstyle…
THOUGHTS ANYONE? QUESTIONS ANYONE?