Thanks to Vins for inspiring me to write this post…
What do you do when you are sand king and getting pounded by enemies? Well, obviously you run for your life! but with sand king, there’s some skill usage involved with it.
The most common escape technique is using sand storm followed by a burrowstrike. Sand Storm is a channeling spell that makes you invisible for 20/40/60/80 seconds and has a 0.6/0.9/1.2/1.5 sec. delay before revealing crixalis.
The above picture shows how sand-storm can save crixalis in a sticky situation… surrounded by three enemies none of whom have true sight or an AoE stun!
But what do we do when we know that using sand storm would just cut the chase for enemies and we’r just gonna get pwned? We then use burrowstrike directly. We can either use it AWAY from the enemy to get out of their range or TO the enemy to stun them and run off in an unexpected direction. Escaping with burrowstrike has more chances to work out if we burrow through a band of trees or some unpathable terrain so that we’r out of enemy’s range as well as out of their sight! See the pictures below:
We use burrowstrike from point A to point B and get out of both enemy sight & enemy range. This is what we can say like an extension of juking.
What’s more is that you can use burrowstrike to dodge the stun effect of spells like storm bolt, fire blast, magic missile, fire blast and such. (Credits to Vins) You will get the damage and the animation of stun on our head, but you wont get stunned. To do this, use burrowstrike just when the stun is about to hit you.