Ultimate Orb Galore Morphling

July 4, 2013 by pantera1000
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Build 1

Hero Build

DotA2 Hero: Morphling


Damage 43-52


Armor 0.66


Movement Speed 285


Strength 69
Agility 99
Intelligence 54.5

Basic Stats

Health 1803
Mana 949

Purchase Order

Hero Skills


2 3 5 7

Adaptive Strike

10 12 13 14

Morph Agility Gain

1 4 8 9


6 11 16


15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


Morphling is a high mobility, high burst damage hero that is extremely dangerous in the right hands with the right build. I can't make you any better with Morph but i can give you an excellent build to help you snowball completely out of control and take over games. This build will focus on playing Morphling in a trilane so keep that in mind when i go over your starting items

Starting Items and Laning

To start you want to take your first skill point in morph and shift a little strength to agility to help you last hit in lane, but remember to keep a good balance. As for starting items i personally like to start with a Wraith Band and a Tango and pull a Healing Salve from one of my support. This will put your damage close to 60 to ensure you can last hit efficiently. The reason this is so important is because you supports will need to pull at some point and you will need as much damage as possible to last hit under tower.

In lane your supports should be disabling the opposing teams off-lane hero(s) to set you up for easy kills with your Waveform. I personally like laning with a Crystal Maiden and Lina since they both have good nuke damage and good disables. Just simply have your Crystal Maiden use Frostbite to set up Lina's Light Strike Array while your right clicking them and when they get low Waveform] for for the final blow and bam, easy kills. And dont forget to morph to strength to give you more hp when things get hairy.

Mid Game Team Fights

At this point you should have your Perseverance and your Ethereal Blade and you are ready to start picking of those lone heroes and contributing in team fights. This is when Morphling gets realy dangerous. Waveform+Adaptive Strike in combination with Ethereal Blade will let you absolutely destroy supports and more squishy carries in the blink of an eye. You just pop Ethereal Blade on them, Waveform over them, and hit them with Adaptive Strike and they are dead. For those of you who dont know this is the typical "Shotgun Build" that made him so feared and famouse. The reason this works is Ethereal Blade does 75 damage + 2X your primary attribute (agility) and makes them take 40% more magic damage so your Waveform and Adaptive Strike will do INSANE amounts of damage that will infinity scale up with the amount of agility stats you gain. This allows this combo to remain just as useful throughout the entire game. Unfortunately this combo costs a lot of mana. This is why you need your perseverance and Ring of Aquila and Crystal Maidens Aura. All of these things combined will give you realy good mana regen to help you sustain this combo.

Late Game Ownage Time

You may have noticed that by following this build above that you will be buying ALOT of Ultimate Orbs. The reason they are so good on Morphling is that they give +10 all attributes. If you follow this build you will have a total of 4: (+40 all attributes). You can morph most of that to agility making for **** TONS of agility stats. So many in fact that you will have max attack speed, around 300 damage, 40 armor, and a 2k mana pool while still maintaining over 2k hp.... wow. If that still hasn't convinced you that this build is the way to go i dont know what will honestly.

Build Justification

Ring of Aquila This item gives good early mana regen and gives some decent stats.

Power Treads These boots change your stats the same way your Morph ability does and can give you much needed intelligence to keep casting spells.

Perseverance This will give you alot of health and mana regen to help you sustain out in the field and builds into a Linkens Sphere later.

Ethereal Blade +40 agility and instakills. Do i realy have to say more?

Linken's Sphere This item lets you block most nukes every 17 seconds and contains one of those all important Ultimate Orbs we talked about.

Manta Style Good agility stats and movement speed from Yasha plus containing and Ultimate Orb makes this item a must have.

Eye of Skadi This thing gives your auto attacks a movement speed slow to let you easily tear though people plus it contains TWO ULTIMATE ORBS!

As a 6th item pick up i will leave it open for you to decide although a Satanic is a good choice since it will give you more hp and a ton of lifesteal, but items like a Butterfly, Heart of Tarrasque, or even a Scythe of Vyse would all be great pick ups. But honestly the game should be over by now

Closing Comments

Morphling isn't quite the king of *** kicking he used to be but he is defiantly not washed up (see what i did their? lawl). His early game got severely nerfed and the shotgun build is no where near as fluid (i crack myself up) as it used to be but it still works and he is still a GIANT late game so don't write him off. And for those of you who think he is useless you just suck or have only seen people play him that suck. (seriously i hear that from noobs all the time wtf) Anyway give this guide a shot and and let me know in the comments what you think. If you have any suggestions please be intelligent and explain them with detail.

Thanks for your time and happy pub stomping!

Guide Discussion
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Damangrape » July 4, 2013 5:35pm | Report
Great, simple guide +1. I know there is a way to add the image and description of an item or skill, I just don't know how. Hopefully someone will comment how to.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by thippo » July 4, 2013 7:27pm | Report


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Quote | PM | +Rep by pantera1000 » July 5, 2013 11:00am | Report
thippo wrote:

thank you!


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Quote | PM | +Rep by MR_1747 » July 5, 2013 7:23pm | Report
You can adjust the size of the icon as well. For example;
[icon=morphling size=70]

will give you

If you want to make it smaller, put in the value that you desired such as
[icon=morphling size=30]

which will give you


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Quote | PM | +Rep by Wisdomseyes1 » July 6, 2013 10:59am | Report
I don't agree you should rush E-blade on morphling.

E-blade is most useful when Adaptive Strike and Waveform are maxed, which in your guide will happen at level 14. Getting a different stat item first, that will benefit you in a early-mid game where spells are dominate, is where i feel the gold is more effectively spent. It is why you see morphling's go linkin's first


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Quote | PM | +Rep by pantera1000 » July 6, 2013 11:51am | Report
Wisdomseyes1 wrote:

I don't agree you should rush E-blade on morphling.

E-blade is most useful when Adaptive Strike and Waveform are maxed, which in your guide will happen at level 14. Getting a different stat item first, that will benefit you in a early-mid game where spells are dominate, is where i feel the gold is more effectively spent. It is why you see morphling's go linkin's first

yeah i dont realy disagree with you its just a personal preference. i have gotten linkens first plenty of times when i get free farm but you dont always have the time to farm well so sometimes i will have adaptive strike maxed by the time i get e blade because of having to team fight alot and getting ethereal blade helps out more for team fights that linkens.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by bastardodentro » July 17, 2013 3:28pm | Report
Love your guide. Great single target damage and pushing power. Hard to get even to skadi these days, games are to fast. Usually I find myself rushing eblade if we completely dominate our lane getting a few kills, the level advantage helps a lot, but most of the time getting linken's first is better especially if my team plays well and keeps the enemy busy letting me free farm for 20 minutes.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by colinski282 » July 25, 2013 3:19pm | Report
thanks for the guide! I finally understand the shotgun build!


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Quote | PM | +Rep by mak1rby » July 27, 2013 2:42am | Report
Tango + Wraith Band starting items is really bad in my opinion, the fact is that morphling's range is low, and if you go up against decent players you will get harrassed by ranged heroes, easily forced out of lane if you only have a set of tango.

You really need linkens first, especially after the nerfs to mana cost of morph, yes you can get away with preseverance first, I like the safer option of going linkens first though.

I would like to point out that you need to add replicate to your combo, because most of the guys reading this guide are goin to be newer players. Its nice to point out that you can replicate and keep the illusion in the back, shotgun someone and replicate out without eating laguna or finger in their face and getting one shotted while in ethereal form. This way you can pick off targets in teamfights not just killing a single person.

If you are dominating it is always good to control group the replicate illusion and as you are farming send them around the enemy jungle or pushed out lanes, waiting for someone to farm that you can one shot with a combo, replicating in , shotgun then tp out, it's always fun getting kills.


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Quote | PM | +Rep by OMGJJ » July 31, 2013 1:26pm | Report
Nice guide


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