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If I use Clinckz's Strafe ability, which dramatically increases attack speed for a short time, can I cast Searing Arrows faster? Or Strafe only affects the normal attack?

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Yes you can cast Searing arrows faster assuming it is A)on autocast, B)Not being overridden by a different orb effect and C) nothing I just mentioned has changed from dota 1 to dota 2 – Ender Feb 17 '13 at 21:30
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Yes, Searing Arrows is what's called a Unique Attack Modifier (or more commonly, an Orb Effect). Orb Effects just override your original attack with the same characteristics of a typical attack (attack speed, damage, attack point, backswing, etc.) plus whatever bonus the orb gives.

Other examples are Enchantress's Impetus, Silencer's Glaives, OD's Astral Orb, etc.

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As of 6.82 Searing Arrows is no longer a Unique Attack Modifier. (It's still an orb effect though.) – Ajedi32 Jun 21 '15 at 13:46

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