A while ago it got changed from 30% increased damage to 20%, now it's down to 15%. I'd certainly pick it up on chronos, but otherwise I still don't like taking extra damage. Strength heroes have more hp, sure, but I'd still rather get insanitarious on them. Is elder parasite more usable now, or still laughable?
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Insanitarious + Elder Parasite on Keeper of the Forest (You get stats not eye)
trolololololol Look i decimate your team during ult
Some times shrunken head is useless in a game, some times it isnt. Just because it happends less doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
You shuoldn't get the exact same items every game you should judge by the opposing team, I.E Get magic armor and bracers over trying to farm a helm of the black legion vs 2-3 intel heavy team.
Get a hellflower instead of a storm spirit vs a mage bane. It just requires common sense and knowledge of the fights and the repricussions that will occur.
I remember in dota when every fight started with everyone setting off their masks of madness. It was music to my ears.
But then again...anyone i see with EP i automatically assume is a noob(unless chronos or hammer.) Now that u mention that they further buffed EP, i am interested in it once again.
I think it's completely viable on some tanky heroes who won't get focused in teamfights anyhow. Like a Kraken with hotbl, demonic and maybe ffp/behe; people aren't gonna be trying to kill him asap and he can certainly use the attack speed for splash.
I bet it'll be viable on quite a few more heroes with that buff. Kraken, as mentioned before, as well as Tree obviously. Some ranged semi-carries like Valk might even be able to pick it up now, since the movespeed offers a bit of survivability that might be able to counteract 15% damage increase where it didn't counteract 20 or 30%.
Even on tanky heroes, why would you bother getting it? Why not spend the 2k gold on something useful? Like on Kraken, why not get a portal key with that gold?
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How good is it on Swift? Activate during ulti and pewpew.
If good at all, when would you get it? If you rush it, or just get it after a Runed Cleaver, then your survivability is quite bad. Having Lifesteal on ulti does help somewhat, but idk.
Hmm, I've always wanted to try :ChargedHammer::ElderParasite::StaffOfTheMaster: on SB.
^That build would fall flat on its face TBH.
My current theory is EP is viable if you have a shrunken and they arent rolling around in superior disables. 15% additional damage is like 10% less EHP and when your magic/disable immune you should be able to heal back with the lifesteal.
Maybe if said hero had :ShrunkenHead: and an extra 300hp than the enemy team's highest level hero I could see it being useful. Kinda.
Barbed Armor, Hellflower and Kuldra's Sheepstick would like to chat with all you Elder Parasites.
But then again, if you actually got that farmed with that buildup, chances are the enemy team are not good enough to focus you, so you can lawlstomp with any other build as well.