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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by porygon361 » December 10, 2014 10:03am | Report
I've been thinking, since PL has been changed drastically from a late game rat-god to an early-mid game fighter in the 6.82 patch, do you think that PL mid is viable now? With good base damage, good chasing abilities and an even more confusing ultimate, he is great at handling. Perhaps early levels on this hero wouldn't be such a bad idea.

I would like to hear the community's opinion on this matter. I'd also like to know what item build one should follow if one would decide to play a mid PL. Thanks!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Unscathed » December 10, 2014 10:48pm | Report
Mid PL? Sure.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by KEEP CALM AND FEED » December 10, 2014 11:40pm | Report
Rush Diffusal Bladeand Bottle. (These are core)
Wreck face

Rush Heart of Tarrasque afterwards, then wreck even more face.(can be situationally sunstituted with Manta Style

You can go Butterfly, Eye of Skadi , Monkey King Bar/ Daedalus the standard stuff

Manta Style is really situational now on PL because he has his purge in the form of his Doppelganger plus it is available every 8 seconds late game. Upgrade your diffusal

Wanna troll around after wrecking face?
Sange and Yasha and Radiance, look no further

EDIT: did i tell you to gank like a boss after you get you diffusal?

Alternative Terrorblade gimmick build.
Only do this if you have mid game impact. PL is mid game hero now so i wont advocate this build
Boots of Travel push lanes like crazy.
Diffusal Blade
Manta Style
Eye of Skadi
2x Butterfly


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by bkypes » December 17, 2014 5:31pm | Report
I love PL Mid. I've tried it a few time lately and haven't failed yet. I rush bottle (even easier now if you can get 100 gold bounty rune to start) and max out Phantom Lance (Q) to start. I go brown boots second for speed running to runes, and then build out diffusal right after that. I do my best to gank hard. If you take mid and get lvl 7 with max Q, 2-3 lances will take down just about anyone that early. You have to play it safe though since your health is low and towers will eat you up early.


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