Dark Willow is an intelligence class ranged type playable hero in Dota 2. She is a reliable hero that can be played in roles like Escaper hero, support, nuker, or disabler.
In order to use the hero in a better manner, one must be familiar with her skills, abilities, and also her shard upgrades. Here is an excellent guide to doing so.
Dota 2 – Dark Willow abilities
Bramble Maze is a magical ability that creates a maze of brambles around the range. The enemy units that walk into it take the damage over time.
Shadow Realm makes the willow targetable by receding into the shadows. When done so, she gets added strength and power for her next attack, and the shadow realm ends thereafter.
Cursed Crown is a ritual-based ability that creates a circle of curses and stuns the enemies who enter it. It is a good ability to use when willow is in not a good place to fight anymore.
Bedlam’s ability allows the willow to summon a pet called wisp roam. The pet keeps on swirling around her and deals random attacks to enemy creeps and units.
Terrorize is an ultimate ability in which the hero uses her pet as a bombing tool, which scares the enemies dealing damage. The scared units finds their way towards their home territory.
The official description of the Dark Willow is as follows
A slight flutter from the shadows may be all an enemy sees of Dark Willow, as she eludes pursuit and controls her foe’s movements with cunning fae tricks. Calling upon powers far more ancient than any scholarly magic, she binds enemies in place before unleashing the full wrath and terror of the fae realm upon them.
Dark Willow is considered an extraordinary and mighty hero, suitable for various roles in team matches. But try to get used to her by spending time and playing matches.