excuse me my double post.
I just updated my guide with parts of section 4 and added the aura statement.
No, actually base damage means the damage that the hero gets from his primary stat - aka strength, agility or int. So If you have an extra 30 agility from items, that 30 ag ads 30 base damage to your hero.
Get bottle, phase, soulscream bands and wards. you're a support hero, what pubs are you playing.
Can someone elaborate on a roaming strategy? Don't you miss out on XP by moving from lane to lane all the time?
jflogr: Yes, you will be very, very low level compared to the rest of your team. However, you have two solos, and if the ganks go off well, they will be very, very buff.
The item build listed from the guide is trash. The skill build is decent. You should be getting:
1: Out the door- One set of runes, two mana potions, courier, and wards.
2. Boots / Bottle
3. Two bracers
4. Wards, wards, and more wards
5. If the game progresses, get a staff of the master.
6. If the game still progresses, get a portal key
Note: The author is incorrect in saying you don't need steamboots. If anything, you don't need the +Damage from enhanced marchers. Getting +10 strength from steamboots is phenominally greater, as are plated greaves if nobody on your team is getting them.
Those are the ONLY items you should be getting on andromeda.
ALWAYS get comet level 4 by level 7. An andromeda with no comet damage is a useless andromeda. I usually skip aurora and just go
Comet / Stats / Comet / Stats / Comet / Ult / Comet
However foregoing stats for ONE level of aurora at level 4 is viable as well.
Last edited by Meowshi; 11-25-2009 at 04:42 PM.
Thanks Meowshi. I usually start off 3-0 and end up 4-7-20, so I'll try your strat and not lane as much. I know ElementUser said he starts to roam at lvl 1, but should I wait for lvl 3?
I really like playing Andromeda as a support hero to get my team some kills. By midgame my gear should include staff of the master and portal key. Being able to swap-port-stun an enemy into my team from really far away, like from across the river, is soo useful and fun.
Though I never liked shroud on her, because the other team tends to bunch up around towers and by the time I run back to my team, it is too late to stun the guy I swapped.
Edit: By the way, has anyone ever gotten the frost armor -and- portal key? I thought it would be funny to swap-freezeAE-port-stun because then the other team has a hard time running up to save their ally. I've always wanted to try it, but I tend to go DPS gear in late game.
Last edited by Musket; 11-28-2009 at 06:30 AM.
If you're getting slash, why not upgrade it later to g-bane? swap + illusion would be confusing for the opposing team. The stats would be nice as well
Why is this guide not premium? It is simply wonderful.