I wanted to use this item, I have yet to get it on a hero until today.
So i joined a game, with that item gold in mind, and I had NO clue who to get it on. Blood hunter for his ult? Naw, they usually move anyways, and kinda waste of gold. So, I just hit the random button, and low and behold I get Demented Shaman.
Soo okay, so this item takes a steam staff and a +10 to int item, I can't get any of that yet, soo, i'll just just a few int bracers (playing non Em of course!)
well, I go to bottom lane, start harassing and last hitting, laned with axe, which seamed cool with my heal and all. Axe ended up being kinda a noob, and tend to ran away. I was lanning ageist Devourer and Predator, ouch!
I gave first blood so i finished a few bracers, teleported down, killed some creeps, denied...go gank, bla bla bla...and soon I had a brand new Tablet of Command!
So, in my first usage, we where ganking mid, w/ the first tower down. we had no stunner, (besides my mini stun) so when we ganked, we had no way to get it started.. Well, I "leaped" down a cliff to get the slow on the hero, which all my allies came and raped race (gogo scout!) and from there on, I think I used it every CD. Think of it as a Ghetto portal key that give a int chaser (like I was building my guy) +10 damage, +10 int +10 attack speed, All good stats for this guy.
If i ever got that hero again, I would deffently get that Tablet. it gives a nice early boost to dmg (20 for int!) and attack speed and mana. Also, the leap is REALLY useful, you can jump down hill, stop people from channeling, get that nasty melee off you, help kite ect ect.
Anyone see try this? i just used it for the first time today Good results! awesome on a int caster who likes to chase.
Lets see: Tablet of Command - Force Staff: +10 Intelligence +10 Damage +10 Attack Speed
Use: Pushes target 500 units in the direction it is facing. Range 800, mana cost 25, cooldown 25 seconds. Steamstaff- 900
Neophyte's Book - 1000
Tablet of Command Recipe - 300 Total Price - 2200
Or to compare to this
Riftshards - Crystalys: +35 Damage and had a 10% critical strike for 1.75x damage. Broadsword - 1200 gold Punch Dagger - 500 gold Riftshards Recipe - 500 gold Total Price - 2200 gold
What do you think is better for a early game damage for a int hero? I go for the Tablet, the use effect REALLY helps when you wana get a stun off, or from running away, and you only really lose 15 damage, and the chance to crit, but you gain mana, 10 attack speed and this effect.
Hmm... I never even thought about "pushing" yourself to escape... I can see that being useful even though the range is short. If you can blink into some trees or over a cliff you'll probably get away.
My initial thoughts for this item were early gank/initiate, but the range is kinda bad for it.
For the early gank, use it in combo with a stun hero. When they're last hitting near your tower, wait till they face into it, then push into the tower range and stun them there. (And hope the tower aggros them :/ )
For initiate, pull one of their support heroes out of the pack when they face up to your team. Maybe Thunder or Moon Queen when they step up to get a quick nuke off. Push them into your whole team.
Congratulations, you are in my sig. If they have a nicknaming feature i would use this for tablet of command.
Anyways, using this item is like an extremely sensitive version of soulstealer's method of casting demon hand. Requires just the right angle but very difficult to predict enemy turns, which can shift the angle massively. You can end up helping an enemy escape.
However, it is a FUN item. Lots of fun. Can be fairly decent at support function on allies. If you have teamspeak or something similar, you could manage epic escapes through cliffs, impassable etc..
BUT im some situations, it will be extremely good to have - against channelling ults like devourer, getting 'painful' heroes further away like magmus and torturer etc.. In this respect, tablet of command is very one three three seven and should be gotten more often.