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Crystal, the underrated support [6.87]

October 26, 2016 by ChiChi
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ChiChi (47) | April 26, 2017 4:31am
Crystal Maiden update for all those interested: Kiev has been a CM orgy, with practically every team picking her (and the hero now sitting at a total 54.44% win rate).

Skill build remains unchanged, mostly 1 point in each active and 2 in aura by 4, then a mix of maxing whatever needed first (mostly Aura) and getting ulti at 6 always.

Regarding the items we were also right, Tranquil Boots is still the number one choice (I didn't see Brown boots), followed by whatever needed, from Urn of Shadows to Glimmer Cape to some Hand of Midas. Very flexible stuff. Saw some Medallion of Courages too for later Solar Crests, and I'm still not convinced by the Ethereal Blades since I see the CMs die before using them on teammates ahah

Here's some examples for reference (best CM's IMO first):
- Solo: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3138772596
- Fly: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139652866
- Pieliedie: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139089878
- Q: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139633624
- GH: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139282085
- Innocence: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139052266
- Demon: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139050421
- Faith: https://www.dotabuff.com/matches/3139778329
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Terathiel (49) | April 27, 2017 5:13am
ChiChi wrote:
Kiev has been a CM orgy


( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Nice.
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ChiChi (47) | April 27, 2017 5:49am
Ahah there was quite some sexy TAs too Tera ;)
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periclesac (1) | December 28, 2016 11:15pm
One of the best CM guides. Waiting for updates (7.01)
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ChiChi (47) | April 19, 2017 7:27am
Glup thanks, I've been lazy because not much time ^^

But I'm feeling like finally upgrading the guide, now that there are tasty talents and CM is so meta!
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Puffnoocy | September 4, 2016 3:03am
I have NEVER seen such a fantastic guide! It's not only explaining ABSOLUTELY everything about the hero, but also about the role the hero must fullfil! The guide is extremely fun to read, because... it's just beautiful! Thank you for creating it! +1, really deserved +1.
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ChiChi (47) | September 4, 2016 9:02am
Wow mate, thanks! Means a lot to me :)
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SpuddyKunke | June 7, 2016 8:10am
I wanted to know if you would allow me to make a video about this guide. I had an Idea where I get guides from DotaFire and I will put it on a video with your credits ofcourse. Please Reply as soon as possible. I badly want to make dota 2 guides from dotafire since no one is doing it. Thank you.
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ChiChi (47) | June 7, 2016 8:34am
Oh ahah thank you for your initiative Spuddy, it sounds amazing indeed, but I actually am making myself a video from this guide for a site with which I'm working now, so I'm sorry but its "rights" have been bought already =/ As soon as I have everything done I will finally announce here what site it is and all.

Keep trying with other guides from dotafire though, there is a lot of quality stuff lying around! Good luck!
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SpuddyKunke | June 8, 2016 6:29am
I understand m8. Thank you for replying as soon as possible though. Thanks!
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ChiChi (47) | September 1, 2015 4:29pm
That's awesome but unfortunately very easily countered by detection such as Dust of Appearance or even Sentry Wards, specially since you have to stay still there :)

I used to enjoy a lot invisibility for CM when I started playing her, but that was a long, long time ago, and now I know that the best allies you have to channel your ulti are positioning and good sense. If you're going into the fight only when the disables are used out anyway what do you need invis for? And that's not YOLO at all, since if the disables are used out chances are the teamfight is nearing its end and you didn't participate... :D

Get a Glimmer Cape if you go for the Shadow Amulet, because it will help you and/or your teammates survive a lot more.
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frostgale | August 29, 2015 2:15am
CM is on of my fav hero, i do play support and semi support.

i have this kind of YOLO play style with CM.

i usually go with tranquil boots, then shadow amulet then dagger.
i prefer shadow amulet only because it have permanent invisible, and i can be living wards for a moment.

and for skills i do max frostbite. and get ulti once i lv6 no matter who i am facing, since i am CM and i gonna REKT everyone :D

and everytime i do the combo, shadow amulet blink in the middle of the war (of course after all the disabler skills out) frostbite someone, then ulti, the enemies just be like " o sh1t oh sh1t cm ulti but i can see him, run for your life RUNNNNNN "
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ChiChi (47) | August 23, 2015 10:13am
W.J.E. wrote:

Nice guide! I think I used your build after my 5 losses on CM. Finally I successfully finished my hero challenge on CM. And yeah, I won after using it. Thanks. :) +1


Oh yeahhh, congratulations! That's so rewarding to hear, it's what I made this guide for :D Thank you!
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ChiChi (47) | August 23, 2015 10:09am
Mesko191 wrote:

Great guide! CM is one of my favorite supports and I agree with most of your points. Really thorough and well presented. +1!

Also, for English not being your native language, your writing is really, really good.


Thank you very much! CM's also my favourite support :)
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W.J.E. | August 22, 2015 4:10pm
Nice guide! I think I used your build after my 5 losses on CM. Finally I successfully finished my hero challenge on CM. And yeah, I won after using it. Thanks. :) +1
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Mesko191 | August 21, 2015 1:44pm
Great guide! CM is one of my favorite supports and I agree with most of your points. Really thorough and well presented. +1!

Also, for English not being your native language, your writing is really, really good.
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ChiChi (47) | August 10, 2015 4:13pm
TheSofa wrote:

Of course, I already gave you one when the guide came out. :P


<3
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TheSofa (54) | August 10, 2015 3:56pm
Of course, I already gave you one when the guide came out. :P
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