|the Essence Reaver|
|Strength||21 + (1.2)|
|Agility||13 + (1.8)|
|Intelligence||22 + (2.5)|
|Base Attack Time||1.6|
Thessalac is a hero suggestion made by SirAston using this model. Warning: Since it has been a long time since my last contribution, I may be rusty and will most likey don't get numbers right at all.
An INT-centric melee assassin who becomes more powerful with every kill he delivers or notices nearby. The early-to-midgame acquirable Ectoshot opens up a whole new playstyle where he not only increases his zoning potential, but also gains a reliable source of magic damage.
His high STR for someone INT-based ensures that he can survive the early game somewhat, but he'll lose that advantage fast if he can't trigger his Stench of Murder and his AGI isn't high enough to make a defensive build worthwhile for long. That said, if he manages to farm some INT, Ectoshot will give him a bump of power early and he excels in the midgame where teamfights happen, giving him a good amount of bonus INT. In any case, Gravereaver will serve as his main mobility skill during battle, keeping the distance close and uncomfortable thanks to Cathartic Wound and Reality Rupture. When the time is right, Protean Storm will unleash a powerful point-blank AoE that reaps the fruit of his INT-farming.
Thessalac has low mobility for a melee assassin and is pretty much only half a fighter's worth, but managing his shortcomings in the early game will pay off greatly, gradually enabling him to duel better, be more valuable in teamfights, push harder and resist mages more efficiently. Should the last threshold of Stench of Murder be met during a game, he'll truly shine on the battlefield.