So I played voodoo three times just to try him out, I think one was 16-9 10-4 and 7-2. Better than normal for me, but I want to optimize my ability with him.
Here is my Build Order:
x1 hp pot
x2 minor totems
Staff of the masters
Next: Shrunken Head
There's a big leap from items, I want to be able to be better at voodoo, what items should I get in between. And somehow I am always carrying my team, Is that normal?
x2 Enhanced bracelets would be my choice as you're really a paper bag when it comes to survivability, if you're facing plenty of disables, BKB first, if not(and you have good initiators) go SoTM first.
Steamboots are +str obviously.
You shouldn't be carrying, you should be supporting and making kills happen, you should be the one who tries to curse 2(or more) people(or their biggest threat) so he melts down in seconds.
You can throw in wards in there if you have no other support heroes ;p
voodoojester is the only hero where codex is actually viable with. Why? well because...
1. stun enemy hero
2. use cursed ground
3. use lvl 5 codex (800 magic damage)
4. Cursed ground amplifies damage by codex by 120% or X2.2 damage
5. you end up dealing 1760 damage from effects of cursed ground + codex alone, not to mention anything else you throw at him while cursed ground's duration lasts.
Hmm, after your start items, I'd go steamboots, 2 bracelets, then go for codex and after that shrunken head. The only hero I would use codex on, is Voodoo Jester. Curse, then codex = dead.
Ooo, thanks! I'll be sure to get a codex and if I am being ripped I'll get bracers!
Codex i think is overkill.
To play him properly, SOTM and shrunken is best.
Voodoo is one char where I have actually seen SoTM do well. I've seen people with Assassin's Shroud and SoTM cause all sorts of hell.
Assassin's, get in, Ult, the Acid Cocktail and Hightail out of there.
Yeah, if you're playing noobs, assassin's works fine, as they won't buy wards or dust.
Also if you're versus lots of disablers, get shrunken head first, or your ulti will be stopped straight away, so your staff of master will be wasted.
Depending on the lineup you are facing, the item build will change.
I go for assassins often as invisible ulti is very good, but as said above, some AoE stunns with kick you out of chaneling even when invis, so shrunken head may be far superior in some situations.
I taste like butter, but im not.
It all depends on the type of games ur playing. Is there a competent scout (lol i know) no the other team? Do they have wards? Dust? If all these are a NO, get assassin shroud and LOL to victory.
However, if they are smart, (probably in non-em games), Shrunkin Head insures the longevity of your ult.
<3 Getting SotM first tho, makes your ult rape so much more. (LoL getting a Triple kill as they run away with Maledict on them)
What I normally do as far as item progression is :
2. Mana Pot x 2
3. Runes x 6
4. 2 x Minor Runes
Pretty sure that adds up to 586.
ASAP, get a Bottle to yourself. Then upgrade to Flying monkey. Assuming I have not gotten raped in the lane yet, I fly myself marchers (just the 50% ones). Then i go for Glowstone ( Life + Mana = Win). Then finish Steamboots, and continue making SotM. By time you have boots + SotM, u should be around LvL 12 or so. (You will have around 1300 life and 1100 mana with boots and SotM). Then its all situational. Sometimes, if they have a buncha squishies, I go for Codex. If they got int, BKB to survive the nuke. And if they got all melee, Shroud.
All play styles are different, I love playing voodoo agressively. Not really as a carry, but as a strong ganker/support. Coordinate with your team that your going to go -> Cocktail (stun) -> Cursed Ground --> UNLOAD DAMAGE ASAP. Watch them run away and die to your dot. Gotta learn not to chase them down, your dot WILL kill them if they start running away at around 30-40% hp. Unless they stone out.....
Last edited by Raithx; 11-02-2009 at 04:16 PM.
Start 3x runes blight, 2x mana pot, 2x pretenders go to steamboots then 2 str bracers and then sotm followed by either shrunken head or assassin shroud. Which you go depends on their lineup of disables ... if they have aoe disables go shrunken head if they have single target (especially ults like succy/plague/any ult that stuns/disables) go shroud. Jester is good in lane and good ganker and provided you get a good ult off in a teamfight you win everytime.