Pudge as a strength type hero, he might play the role of a Support/Tank or Carry type. Pudge’s skills are more likely for killing and are in need for him to be tough with the right items. He is a tough enemy when the player is very good in playing with Pudge together with some of his allied heroes. Though Pudge is not that always a choice in picking in CM games, he is powerful in lot of his games with perfect item build and strategy.
The early game item build of Pudge can be the following:
Quelling Blade – This helps Pudge to kill easily when creeping for better farming.
Ancient Tango of Essifation – This item helps Pudge to regenerate when in mid health condition.
Healing Salve – This item helps Pudge to regenerate more fast whenever he is in a low health condition.
Ironwood Branch – This item grants each attributes for Pudge 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.
Empty Bottle – This item keeps you to cast spell in constant giving you source of mana and health. Require to play with a courier.
The mid game item build of Pudge 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.
Kelen’s Dagger – This can help him to gank, escape and chase enemies.
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.
Blademail – This helps Pudge to do more damage and can cast Return Damage.
Force Staff – This helps Pudge in chasing and escaping.
The late game item build of Pudge can be the following:
Khadgar’s Pipe of Insight – This helps allies of Pudge 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 Pudge.
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.
Dagon – This grants Pudgean ability to instant kill an enemy together with his ultimate skill.
Aghanim’s Scepter – This improves his ultimate skill reducing its cooldown and improving damage.
Bloodstone - This grants him HP and mana regeneration.