The Sand King emphasizes area of effect damage more than most. All four of his abilities can damage multiple foes at once. Burrowstrike, his mainstay, damages and stuns targets in a line. In addition, when using this ability, the Sand King burrows to the target location which sets him up for additional attacks or spells. This can get him into trouble though, and to help evade counter attacks Crixalis uses Sand Storm. While active, this ability makes the Sand King invisible in the middle of a swirling storm of dust. Although he is unable to move while remaining invisible, nearby enemies will take damage as long as they remain in the storm. The Sand King can finish off groups off units with his Caustic Finale passive skill, which causes a deadly explosion every time he kills a unit with his physical attack. Epicenter, arguably Crixalis' most deadly ability, creates a pulsing earthquake centered on his location. When combined with Burrowstrike, this ability is often fatal to fragile heroes, and leaves tougher enemies wounded and limping for safety.
2. Caustic Finale
4. Caustic Finale
7. Sand Storm
9-10. Caustic Finale
12-14. Sand Storm
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Kelen's Dagger on this hero is a core-item.
A good tactic when you're ganking enemies is to stay hidden in the woods activate Epicenter, then blink into center of battle.
I say this tactic is better then getting involved into battle with 1st skill, because you just can't stun a whole team, and if you let a disabler unstunned your Epicenter will be canceled.