Rikimaru is a cunning Carry among the list of agility heroes. His invisibility is great build for him of being an assassin. He can be more dangerous when equipped with powerful items. Among all Carry heroes, Rikimaru is the one you can’t kill easily but he can kill you easily. Though he is a great killer, he is not vital when his cloaking ability was silenced or disabled with such skills and items.
The early game item build for Rikimaru can be the following:
Quelling Blade – This helps Rikimaru to kill easily when creeping for better farming.
Ancient Tango of Essifation – This item helps Rikimaru to regenerate when in mid health condition.
Healing Salve – This item helps Rikimaru to regenerate more fast whenever he is in a low health condition.
Ironwood Branch – This item grants each attributes for Rikimaru giving him more strength and toughness plus agility.
Magic Stick – This helps you to counter spell caster enemy heroes.
The mid game item build for Rikimaru can be the following:
Power Treads – This boots gives him agility and speed.
Battle Fury – This helps Rikimaru for better farming and grants him regeneration.
Yasha – This gives Rikimaru attack speed and movement speed.
Helm of Dominator – This grants Rikimaru the ability to lifesteal. This item should be upgraded to Satanic.
Vanguard – This item gives him Health Points and toughness during the game. This item can be maintained until the late game.
Black King Bar – This helps him to tank and hit more during clash preventing spells to cast on him.
Cranium Basher – This item helps him to stop escaping heroes and grants him damage.
The late game item build for Rikimaru can be the following:
Manta Style – This helps Rikimaru to replicate himself into two to help him during the clash.
Butterfly – This item gives Rikimaru more attack speed and grants evasion that counters other melee enemy heroes.
Heart of Tarrasque – This grants him massive strength adding more health points. This can replace the Vanguard.
Desolator – This grants Rikimaru massive attack damage.
Diffusal Blade – This grants Rikimaru the ability to mana burn.
Divine Rapier – This can be one of the late game item for Rikimaru if your team is near on winning the game.
Sange and Yasha – This grants Rikimaru both strength and speed.
Monkey King Bar – This gives Rikimaru a lot more damage and a chance to mini-bash.
Buriza-do Kyanon – This gives Rikimaru a lot more damage and a chance to do more damage.
Abyssal Blade – This item grants Rikimaru the chance to bash enemies. This is an upgrade for Cranium Basher.