What items are you getting on this guy?
I used to think of him as a prime Nome's holder, since it solves his mana problems for good and the aura helps out his team so much, but with the increase in price, it's almost the same as Stormspirit, which is so nice on TB. No longer do you have to play the slow monkey with no CC, and it solves his mana problems just like Nome's did. Granted, you miss out on the aura, but an item that patches up his weaknesses so neatly like that...
And to get the obvious out of the way, TB is support and should always get :FlyingCourier: :WardOfSight:
are we sure frostwolf skull procs with his ult? i know it doesn't proc on all targets with his chain lightning.
Start off with bottle. Try to get mid solo.
Get normal boots. Do not upgrade.
Upgrade boots to boots of travel.
Staff of Master/Restoration stone --OR-- Kuldra's Sheepstick, depending on need.
Enhanced Marchers or Plated Greaves
Mana regen item of your choice (Nomes, Stormspirit, mana ring (i wouldnt recommend it unless you have Behemoth/Jera/Pebbles on your team, since it loses its worth for TB rather quickly))
After that i stack survivability items: Helm of the Black Legion -> Sacrificial Stone, Void Talisman, or Behemoth's Heart if im really fat. Puzzlebox and Barbed Armor are fantastic too, though barbed becomes a lot more useful once you have some more hp. Great counter to heroes like Predator who usually chew through you without any problem. Null Stone propably works too, i personally haven't built it very often but it DID get buffed considerably last patch.
:NomesWisdom: i think it's good on him if there's no other carrier available
:RingOfSorcery: if your team needs mana and there's no better carrier
:Puzzlebox: :Portalkey: fun/viable on almost any hero
:FrostfieldPlate: hard to farm but the slow is really useful
:BarrierIdol: if your team needs it
:Hellflower: :KuldrasSheepstick: :Stormspirit: more cc is always good
:AbyssalSkull: if you have melee carries
:Thunderclaw: more thunder! notrly
stats -> bottle -> boots -> talisman exile -> stormspirit -> post haste
your blast of lightning does not reveal. its best play him as a sneaky monkey in the fog or just out of range, so movespeed is key to 'kite' the enemy team and abuse the fog/range advantage
:Portalkey: :TabletOfCommand: :Stormspirit: :Bottle: :WardOfSight: :VoidTalisman: :FrostwolfsSkull: :PowerSupply: :Courier: :KuldrasSheepstick:
If your team needs it and has no better carrier
:BarrierIdol: :Astrolabe: :PlatedGreaves: :NomesWisdom: :RingOfSorcery: :Puzzlebox: :Hellflower: :AbyssalSkull:
If they have low hp team its kind of amusing
Luxury items depending on game.
:Nullstone: :BehemothsHeart: :BarbedArmor: :SacrificialStone: :FrostfieldPlate:
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nome's, tabcom, void talisman, powersupply, plated greaves then glowstone/puzzlebox/barbed/frostfield/totem
glowstone, frostwolfs rush, powersupply, armour boots, void talisman, puzzlebox/barbed/tabcom
possible glowstone, straight to puzzlebox and void talisman, tabcom if you need to counter any hero with a channelled ability or chronos
if you manage to get a bunch of farm early, getting a glowstone is the best idea. if it keeps up go for frostwolf, otherwise get a scarab and pick one of the others and keep the glowstone
Last edited by uhhhahhhohah; 04-25-2010 at 04:44 AM.
imho void talisman and portal key are core in nearly every matchup. bracers if you farm bad, then the two above. if you farm good sacrificial stone and then the too above. you need to stay alive in clashes for as long as possible.
WardeN got Frostwolf Skull when he played Thunderbringer.
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