Viper is a great Tanker in all of his games. Though attack damage is not that necessary, his Corrosive Skin skills will fit him for the role of a Tanker. His slowing skills are also a great aid to stop escaping heroes that will help his allies to get rid of these enemies. Although farming strategies is really needed for him, he is dangerous when equipped with powerful items.
The early game item build of Viper can be the following:
Ancient Tango of Essifation – This item helps Viper to regenerate when in mid health condition.
Healing Salve – This item helps Viper to regenerate more fast whenever he is in a low health condition.
Ironwood Branch – This item grants each attributes for Viper 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.
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 for Viper 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.
Radiance – As a fast farmer game he can easily built this item during the mid game. This item helps him in farming and grants him attack damage.
Maelstrom – This item gives him attack damage and speed plus helps him in killing enemies. This item can be upgraded to Mjollnir.
Hyperstone – This item helps him to do more attack speed. This can be upgraded to Assault Cuirass.
Black King Bar – This helps him to tank and hit more during clash preventing spells to cast on him.
Lothar’s Edge – This can help him to gank, escape and chase enemies.
The late game item build for Viper can be the following:
Assault Cuirass – This item grants him attack speed and armor.
Heart of Tarrasque – This grants him massive strength adding more health points.
Butterfly – This item gives Viper more attack speed and grants evasion that counters other melee enemy heroes.