Bristleback is very tough hero because of his strength. He always plays the role of a Tanker in all of his games. With the proper item build for Bristleback, he might be tougher against enemies giving them a hard and long time to kill him. His skills can kill you if you are alone and don’t have any ability to escape. That is why it takes 2, 3, 4 or 5 heroes to kill him because of his brute strength. This is his ace in each of his game and can be more powerful if equipped with strength items.
The early game item build of Bristleback can be the following:
Quelling Blade – This helps Bristleback to kill easily when creeping for better farming.
Ancient Tango of Essifation – This item helps Bristleback to regenerate when in mid health condition.
Healing Salve – This item helps Bristleback to regenerate more fast whenever he is in a low health condition.
Ironwood Branch – This item grants each attributes for Bristleback giving him more strength and toughness.
Magic Stick – This helps you to counter spell caster enemy heroes.
Stout Shield – This helps you to defend yourself against harassing enemy heroes. This is upgraded into Vanguard or Poorman’s Shield.
The mid game item build of Bristleback can be the following:
Power Treads – This boots gives him strength and speed.
Vanguard – This item gives him Health Points and toughness during the game. This item can be maintained until the late game.
Phase Boots – This is a better choose in escaping and chasing enemies.
Black King Bar – This helps him to tank and hit more during clash preventing spells to cast on him.
Hood of Defiance – This helps to reduce any incoming magical damage. This item is later converted into Khadgar’s Pipe of Insight.
Blademail – This helps Bristleback to do more damage.
The late game item build of Bristleback can be the following:
Khadgar’s Pipe of Insight – This helps allies of Bristleback and himself to prevent magic for damaging more.
Radiance – As a fast farmer game he can easily built this item during the mid game but usually build during late games. This item helps him in farming and grants him attack damage.
Assault Cuirass – This item grants him attack speed and armor. Plus an aura to reduce enemies’ armor around Bristleback.
Heart of Tarrasque – This grants him massive strength adding more health points.
Boots of Travel – This item is very helpful in pushing strategies and farming and for immediate response in clash.
Mekansm – This grants him more HP regeneration and ability to cast Restore.