Iggy and Scorch Build Guide
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Iggy and Scorch Build Guide

This is a community-driven one-for-all build guide for Iggy and Scorch Paragon Heroes. You are welcome to edit this guide keeping in mind that any changes are moderated prior to going live.

Table of Contents

  1. TL;DR
  2. Overview
    1. Strengths
    2. Weaknesses
  3. Abilities Analysis
  4. Abilities Builds
  5. Deck Builds
  6. Gameplay
    1. Early Game
    2. Mid Game
    3. Late Game
    4. Tips and Tricks
  7. Heroes Synergy

TL;DR

Iggy and Scorch are an inseparable pair that just want to set the world on fire. Together they are powerful casters that control areas and dominate lanes. Iggy and Scorch thrive on setting traps for enemies and lighting them up with oil and fire. Focus on buying cards that increase your energy damage and mana.

Early game use your Flame Turrets to control your lane and zone out the enemy. Placing Turrets in the path of gankers is a great defensive tactic. Oil Spill is your primary source of burst damage and coating an area with oil. Any of your fire abilities can ignite the oil and say your enemies ablaze. Oil Slick will give you a small burst of speed and leave a trail of oil behind you. Use this to help you get out of bad situation or to bring your enemy.

Iggy and Scorch's ultimate is Flame Belch. Iggy feeds Scorch a Molotov causing him to spew flame from his mouth. Once the flames dies out he lets a huge Belch knocking enemies away.

When playing Iggy and Scorch you wanna bait enemies into bad situations. Set up your Flame Turrets in an area and harass your enemy. Once they fall into your trap use Oil Slick to get behind your target and turn up the heat with the Flame Belch

It's time to play with fire...

Iggy & Scorch Overview

Iggy & Scorch is a pure caster with strong battleground control with his Turrets and area damage. He is good in cleaning waves of minions and preventing back-dooring. I'n'S has a pretty specific game mechanics so make sure to check out below sections of Abilities Analysis and Tips and Tricks. He has Energy damage scaling with the most significant multiply factor put on Turrets.

Iggy/Scorch's Strengths

  1. Strong area damage
  2. Good at making traps
  3. Quick waves cleaning

Iggy/Scorch's Weaknesses

  1. No strong escape abilities. Oil Slick is not enough powerful to be treated as a reliable means to escape.
  2. Without Turrets has a little damage output (not considering ult of course).

Iggy/Scorch's Abilities Analysis

 - Molotov (Basic Attack)

Iggy lobs a ranged flaming molotov bottle that explodes on impact and leaves a tiny pool of fire on the ground for a short time. This ability can Ignite Oil.

Molotov deals damage to a target hit and slight damage in a small area around.

 - Oil Slick (Alternate Ability)

Scorch gains a brief speed boost and leaves a trail of flammable oil on the ground behind him that can be ignited by fire. The trail applies Oil to enemies who walk on it.

This is can be treated as an escape ability but not very reliable one. Speed boost that it gives is not that significant and not pretty long at least until Oil Slick is maxed out. However it is better than nothing and should be considered for upgrade.

Speed boost scaling with the ability level looks like this 90 + 30*lvl. So maxed out Oil Slick will give Iggy and Scorch 210 Speed Boost.

 - Flame Turret (Primary Ability)

Iggy throws out a Flame Turret that sprays fire and can Ignite Oil. Turrets have limited fuel and health. They will auto-attack any enemy in range (prioritizing enemy Heroes) and will self destruct when out of fuel. Damage is dealt in a thin arc hitting all enemies standing in a straight line. Leveling the ability allows Iggy to place more turrets simultaneously.

Flame Turret as good energy damage scaling of 1.

Main Area Control ability of this Hero. Iggy is limited in how many turrets he can have simultaneously. This number increases with the ability level up to 3 turrets on level 3 of ability. Further ability upgrades will increase damage and duration but not the amount of Turrets. When Iggy places a turret while having maximum amount of them already placed the oldest of them will automatically self-destruct.

Maximum amount of turrets Iggy and Scorch can have is 3.

Enemy minions are not attacking turrets. Tough enemy towers do attack them so you can push an enemy tower even if you have no allied minions around. Just place a turret in its range and you will have some moments to attack a tower  while it focuses your Turret. Note that a Turret itself will not attack an enemy tower but may cause it to aggro at Iggy if attacked an enemy hero.

If both Iggy and a Turret are within an enemy tower's range and an enemy Hero is damaged by a Turret then Iggy will get aggro. Not that Turret.

Turret is invisible inside a Shadow Pools so it's a good place to set up traps. Just note their limited life-time.

During laning phase place turrets in such a way to maximize the number of minions in the arc of Turret's fire. If there are no allied minions place a turret right on the path of an enemy wave. This way it will be hitting 3-4 minions simultaneously.

When there is an enemy Hero on the same lane with Iggy place turrets close to allied minions to make it harder for an enemy to destroy them.

3 hits of any damage are needed to destroy a turret.

Turrets keep working until they are out of fuel or until Iggy is near. If you rotate from your lane turrets will just stop working. When you return they will get back to work if not expired.

 - Oil Spill (Secondary Ability)

Scorch hacks up an oil blob and spits it at a ground-targeted location. When the Oil Spill lands it creates an area that applies Oil to enemies. The Oil can be ignited by fire to deal damage in a single burst.

 - Flame Belch (Ultimate Ability)

Iggy feeds Scorch one of his Molotovs and Scorch begins to spew flames from his mouth dealing fire damage to enemies in front of him. At the end of the duration Scorch belches, creating a giant explosion that does large damage and knocks enemies back. The ability can be re-triggered to end early and activate the belch.

Iggy/Scorch's Abilities Builds

Upgrading abilities for Iggy and Scorch should be based on the following thoughts:

  1.  Flame Belch ultimate always goes. It is not only a damage dealing tool but also an opportunity to knock enemies back.
  2.  Flame Turret is the primary pushing, and damage dealing ability so it goes right after ult.
  3.  Oil Spill or  Oil Slick goes with similar priority depending on preferred play-style. See descriptions above.
  4.  Molotov.

Iggy's Abilities Builds - escape prioritized

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This build gives Iggy and Scorch better speed buff sacrificing Oil Spill

Iggy's Abilities Builds - damage prioritized

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Oil Spill goes above Slick and even Primary attack is upgraded to provide slightly more damage output.

Iggy/Scorch's Deck Builds

As it was already stated Iggy is a caster with Energy Damage scaling. He does not rely on auto-attacks due to poor scaling and the main damage output comes from Turrets. For this reason there is no value in investing into Crit or Attack Speed. It is better to focus Energy Damage as much as possible adding Mana, Health and Energy Penetration depending on situation.

Starter Hand

Starter hand can be pretty common - Health PotionMana Potion + Scout's Ward / Harvester's Key / Cast Token.

However is another option to be considered if there is a second Mana Pot in your deck: 2x Mana Potion + Scout's Ward.
This will allow Iggy to stay in the lane longer and get back to base with more CP. Ward is required to mitigate absence of Healing Pot by preventing possible ganking (do not forget to watch the mini-map).

Early Pick

Main focus is on Energy Damage cards. If possible take Staff of Adamant or Wellspring Staff and max them with 1CP upgrades to get bonus Energy Damage.

Next keep increasing Iggy's Damage considering the following cards based on the situation on Agora battlefield:

  • Wellspring Staff + full damage upgrades is now most preferable pick since it gives you mana.
  • Staff of Adamant can be an alternate option if you have problems with sustain.
  • Sorcerer's Ward should be in your deck with Penetration upgrades prepared. Depending on your enemy's deck build you may need to go full penetration to make more damage to tanks or may consider keep increasing Energy damage if neither of enemies goes into Energy Armor. As a bonus you have 2 Shadow Wards essential for increased map-awareness.
  • Meltdown can be a replacement for Sorcerer's Ward as far as Penetration is concerned. In this case you need to consider some other ward (e.g. Magus' Ward).

Final hand

By the end game all the "starter hand" equipment cards shall be sold in favor of cards with better upgrades. Remember that initially they were used with low-cost upgrades just to speed up bonus energy damage from fully upgraded cards.

Gameplay with Iggy and Scorch

Early Game

Help your team get Red Buff. Place a turret on a nearby Shadow Pool in order to prevent a gank from an enemy team.

Early game Iggy and Scorch has two controversial tasks. One is to push a lane and another is to avoid diving deep into the first enemy tower to prevent ganks. It is recommended to take a Scout's Ward as one of the 1st cards to mitigate lack of escape abilities early in the game.

It can also be an option to rotate from lane to lane if you have no significant pressure towards your towers and help teammates laning with Flame Turrets.

Mid Game

There are multiple ways to play mid-game. One of them is a split-push when Iggy moves to a lane opposite to where is the most of enemies are and makes them pay for not defending a different lane. With all the utility and AoE damage Iggy and Scorch have you can push lanes pretty quickly just be aware of where the enemies are and do not forget your wards.

Another good option would be to group with a couple of teammates and support them with your turrets from the backline and protect from back-dooring.

Do not forget to get into the jungle. Iggy can get benefit from the Blue Buff since it helps to deal with mana drain from intensive abilities utilization. Note that Iggy can take Buff Camps nearly instantly already on ~6-7 level by placing 2  Flame Turrets and using an  Oil Spill for initiation.

Late Game

Pretty similar to the mid-game. Lane pushing to make enemy always feel pressure left or right. Use wards to protect Iggy from being back-stubbed. Help teammates with objectives especially with Prime. 

Tips and Tricks with Iggy and Scorch

  • If you are being ganked it may be more beneficial to rotate around your Turrets rather than running towards the nearest allied tower. If possible place Turrets on the way you are going to retreat to to make sure enemies are in their ragne as long as possible.
  • Flame Belch ultimate can be cancelled manually causing a belch to knock enemies back earlier than they expect. It can be used as a sort of an escape ability if there is nothing else you or your teammates can do.
  • Since Flame Belch is an ultimate of Scorch, Iggy can still place Turrets and Oil Spills while Ult is being cast.
  • If you are playing against heroes with AoE damage abilities (e.g. Gideon oe Sparrow) make sure to spread your Turrets so that they are not wiped by a single  Cosmic Rift or a  Hall of Arrows
  • When cleaning waves or taking a camp always try to choose a position so that minions are standing in line with a Turret. This way it will be hitting everyone in the path of fire.

Heroes Synergy

Iggy and Dekker

Barbecue Fence

 Containment Fence works perfectly with most AoE damage dealers. Iggy and Scorch aren't an exception.

Watch for Dekker to apply an ult and set your  Flame Turrets close to the middle of the fence to ensure there is no safe place inside. Finish off with an  Oil Spill.

Iggy and Steel

Steel has a lot of tools to keep an enemy in range of your turrets. His  Punch and  Shield Slam can convince any Enemy to have a good warm near Iggy's Turrets.

Just make sure you keep safe distance when Steel will be Punching and enemy towards your  Flame Turrets

George's picture

Added a TL;DR section from the recent overview video.

Kasen's picture

so how are you building him? lol

George's picture

@Kasen, the guide is in progress. If you have anything to add you are welcome to register and edit this guide.

NoKneeNinja 's picture

Cooldown reduction mana n damage

George's picture

@NoKneeNinja, CDR can be considered if only you need to spam Oil Spill which is rarely an option. CD is rarely an issue for Turrets (main Iggy's ability).

 

Mana is also rarely a problem since early game you have a potion and mid to late game you can take Blue Buff in 3 seconds alone.

Anonymous's picture

Do Turrets use your Critical?

Anonymous's picture

I go mana,speed,and damage . CDR is a waste turrets are a Main focus and cdr doesn't help with that enough

Anonymous's picture

His damage scaling is poor for the turrets, better to focus on tanky-ness IMO.

Chinnithy's picture

"Iggy doesn't need to stay near his Turrets to receive last-hit reward [to be confirmed]"

I don't think this is completely true. First, I noticed that Iggy's turret does not fire at all if Iggy is not within a range from the turret. I left a turret further down the lane while I retreated to my turret to recall and I saw that enemy minions are just walking pass my turrets without taking any damage. However if the turret killed the minion right before I recalled to base, I get the xp for it. This is from what I have noticed.

George's picture

@Chinnithy, yes thanks for making this update.

George's picture

@ekrumme, Thanks for your contribution. Your updates to the guide are now live!

Admural Ackbar's picture

Regarding mana on an Iggy and Scorch build, if you have it, [I:c:armavore] is an awesome card to use. It might be the only way to restore mana without access to the regen cards from the Intellect affinity. I find it easy to solo a lane without running low on mana when using this card

olsevs's picture

what about health or anything likee that? 

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