One thing that seems neglected so far in this thread: Headdress costs a little more than HALF a Shrunken. The difference is a couple hundred short of buying your PK (or sure, tablet)
Headress gives better immediate benefit. Regen on devo? Great because Rot takes HP. Vestments? Fantastic all round but even better since Rot is magic damage. Shrunken is not that useful until you spend 3900 gold total. For what great benefit? Maybe 400-600 damage of rot avoided and the ability to channel your ulti completely. If this is worthwhile (a pred needs to be shut down) then go for it. Otherwise though, you can spend a lot less money and be quite tanky then spend the money on really good items like Tablet, PK, Sol's Bulwark and more.
The points raised here are also examples as to why a Shrunken Head is not better than Shaman's Headress on Accursed.
Another reason is that Shaman's Headress can be further build into a Barrier Idol for 1603g if you need it to provide Team-Assistance against AoE magic Nuke heroes. That's 3g more than the 16 damage part of a BKB and it'll be more useful by giving you a bit more regen and 400 magic absorb shield on allied heroes *and* minons. Dev has many propertise, but he is ultimately a 'form' of support. His strength gain is more effective for making him a meat shield than a melee attacking monster.
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Suggestion: Assists for effective heals; Accursed solution: http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/sh...ffective-Heals
Melee Agility Support Initiator: http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/hero/Sherwood/Loki
Ranged Strength Support Initiator: http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/hero/Sherwood/Drone
Pusher/Support with potential global presence: http://dream.heroesofnewerth.com/her...ood/Luminarium
because it takes too long to farm. And its one of the core items. It reduces everything so well.