Sand King is a melee character. His primary attribute is strength. The hero is mainly taken as a hardlaner. Most effective in the mid game.
Sand King can be very effective in team fights, as he has many AoE abilities. The most important of them are Burrowstrike and Epicenter, which make the hero a very strong initiator. The character usually doesn't have any trouble in the laning stage, as Caustic Finale and Sandstorm allow him to perform really well on his lane and easily farm large groups of creeps. With the purchase of Aghanim's Shard, even the hero’s movement becomes dangerous, and Aghanim's Scepter upgrades Burrowstrike making it even more difficult for the opponents to dodge its effect.
The sands of the Scintillant Waste are sentient and alive, but when they need to find a way to transcend their boundaries, the desert releases a piece of itself and fills it with magical armor. This creation is Sand King.