Lycan is a melee character. His primary attribute is strength. The hero is mainly taken as a carry in the easy lane. Most effective in the early and mid game.
A fairly independent carry hero. Thanks to the Feral Impulse and Summon Wolves abilities, Lycan becomes stronger during the laning stage being able to fast farm and harass the opponents. Moreover, with the purchase of Aghanim's Shard he can harass a random enemy side with more intensity. Using of the Howl ability weakens enemy heroes, which always plays an important role in team fights. The Shapeshift ultimate buffs both Lycan and the units under his control, which makes him one of the most dangerous heroes in the early game. Aghanim's Scepter allows the character to cast the Wolf Bite spell on an allied hero, temporarily buffing him and making him more efficient against ranged enemies.
The mad King Slom exterminated every member of the noble family of Ambry, leaving only little Banehallow and his father for his amusement. The boy was turned into a wolf, but he retained his soul in a new body and tore apart a dozen knights. Now being half warrior and half wolf, he seeks retribution for all that he has lost.