Most other guides have Gyrocopter in a ganking role, but in this guide he is built as a carry. This is the way Gyrocopter is used in competitive DOTA 2 when he's used at all. As you can see on his Dota Academy page he has farming priority 1. A nice game to watch is RaidCall D2L: Season 2 -- Mouz vs No Tidehunter where Gyrocopter was picked each round on either side in the best of three.
The reason Gyrocopter is an effective carry is simple: Flak Cannon. Doing 6 times 200+ damage in a 1000 AoE in under 5 seconds is nothing to sneeze at. Not only is Flak Cannon great in team fights, it also helps you farm very quickly by demolishing creap waves, jungle camps, and ancient creeps.
The starting items are normal with some regen and some stats.
Depending on the lane you might want to take a Stout Shield or Ring of Regen instead (also available at the Side Lane Shop).
If you are mid you want to go for a fast Bottle.
Power Treads are the first core item to get. They give movement speed, attack speed, and either +8 damage or +152 hp. I like to take Boots of Speed first, then Band of Elvenskin and finally Gloves of Haste.
Yasha is the second core item. It provides some nice stats, but most importantly gives you the movement speed advantage over most heroes. Letting Gyrocoper get in and out of fights is crucial to dealing good damage and staying alive.
Monkey King Bar is the final core item. It provides the raw damage to use with Flak Cannon. I prefer getting the Demon Edge first, because it is more damage for your gold than the two Javelins.
After getting the core you probably want to buff up.
Ideally you would max Flak Cannon and then put all points in stats, but that's not possible.
The earliest to get all stats is at level 19 which means we have 5 more points to spend.
I've used this build with good success, but I'm not saying it's perfect. You can experiment with Shadow Blade, Phase Boots, Drum of Endurance and Butterfly. The skill build should be adapted to your game and doesn't need to be followed strictly.
Leave your comments and suggestions below, and above all have fun!
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