Adagio Builds

Last changed 7/25/2016 for update 1.20.

You’ll find the best and most popular builds for Adagio on this page! For more information regarding situational items, check out our guides for situational items on roams and carries! To see how well this hero performs in the current meta, check out our hero tier list.

The Healer

Adagio is best played as a roam hero due his healing and buff capabilities. He should remain behind his allies to stay safe during team-fights. This build is meant for Adagio’s roam path.

Skill Path

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Starting with Adagio’s A, Gift of Fire, at level 1 provides you with healing and a decent amount of damage for early fights. Overdrive Gift of Fire first to make the most out of its healing and damage. A level 3 Verse of Judgement combined with Arcane Fire will be sure to end the fight in your favor.

Core Items

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Adagio comes with a bonus health ratio on his Gift of Fire heal, so it’s recommended to be building a lot of health on him. Because his heal can only affect one ally, rush Fountain of Renewal first. Crucible has a boatload of health and will ensure you land Verse of Judgement if the enemy can stun you; if not, it still makes for a good team-wide item. Contraption comes with health and cooldown speed, allowing you to give stronger, more frequent heals. Shatterglass will increase all of your abilities effectiveness enormously.

As Needed

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War Treads are typical to build on supports, and especially important on Adagio due to its bonus health. Stormcrown provides a solid amount of damage and cooldown speed, making it a good purchase. Consider building an Atlas Pauldron if you’re against a hero that relies on attack speed such as SAW, Ringo, or Krul. Keep in mind landing the debuff requires thought-out positioning. Alternating Current can be a good damage item to pick up, and works well with Adagio’s B, Agent of Wrath. Broken Myth will increase the stats on all of your abilities throughout a fight, and is perfect if you want to be finishing a fight off with Verse of Judgement.

The Arcane Pain Train

This is a build that is sometimes played in lane or jungle. Adagio has great damage as a carry (especially with that huge auto-attack range!) when he is able to combo his kit together to burn enemies, then stomp them into the ground with an Agent of Wrath buff on himself.

Skill Path

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There is nothing different from Roam Adagio!

Core Items

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Rush an Alternating Current; this item synergizes extremely well with Adagio’s kit. It gives Adagio enough attack speed to be an arcane machine gun with buffed up auto-attacks that synergize with AC’s passive effect, and it also provides 60 raw CP to augment Adagio’s abilities. After that, a Broken Myth is a great choice to increase the base damage on Adagio’s abilities.

As Needed

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Obviously, boots. There are a number of situational supplementary CP items that Adagio can build. Frostburn is good for slowing enemies while healing allies, and Shatterglass is good for additional raw CP. Clockwork is great for lowering cooldowns so that the heal and buff are up much more often. Of course, you should build defense when necessary.


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