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Io, the Guardian Wisp (2017 version)

January 5, 2017 by FLDSMDFR
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Hard Support Io

DotA2 Hero: Io

Purchase Order

Support items (must-buy)

Animal Courier
Flying Courier
Observer Ward
Sentry Ward
Dust of Appearance
Smoke of Deceit
Faerie Fire
Healing Salve
Enchanted Mango
Wind Lace

Utility Items

Arcane Boots
Force Staff
Glimmer Cape
Urn of Shadows
Ghost Scepter
Eul's Scepter of Divinity

Late game Items

Guardian Greaves
Heart of Tarrasque
Pipe of Insight
Scythe of Vyse
Shiva's Guard
Solar Crest

Hero Skills


1 13 14 16


4 8 9 11


2 3 5 7


6 12 18


10 15

Hero Talents

Attacks Tether Ally's Target
-30s Relocate Cooldown
+150 Gold/Min
Tether Grants Scepter Bonus
+13% Spell Lifesteal
+120 Gold/Min
+5 Health Regen
+45 Damage

Io, the Guardian Wisp (2017 version)

January 5, 2017


The guide is still in development, it will be updated asap. If you have any suggestions, comment it in the discussions, it'll be added in the guide if useful.

Introduction to guide

Warning!!!: You should've known the basics of the game (e.g. moving, attacking, map awareness, etc.) to make this work. I don't have the time to explain why the enemy hero in your lane is always missing.

Hello, welcome to my brief guide on how to play Io. I am a support player who is spending the whole game buying wards. I'm not good at playing Io but I'm good at telling a teammate what to do.

Dotabuff Statistics
ID: 145129264

  • Average player
  • Support player when soloing, Carry when playing with known party
  • SEA player (sad life but yes)
  • My MMR is present, feel free to criticize
  • 7 games with Io (14.29% winrate)

Introduction to Io

Io the Wisp is a ranged strength hero who works best as part of a communicative team. With its support-oriented skill set, Io is able to share its strength through Tether and Overcharge, harass enemy heroes out of the lane with Spirits, and materialize itself and an ally anywhere on the map with Relocate. Gank enemy heroes, push undefended lanes, save teammates from deep within enemy territory—the possibilities are endless, and Io features one of the highest skill ceilings in the game.


Pre-game items
You should buy the items that would benefit your lane carry, since you're a long-ranged support, you don't have to worry to die a lot in the early game.

Support items (must-buy)
As a healing support, consumable items is good for you and for your hard or mid carry.

Io's golden rule: Don't use consumable items directly your carry (e.g. clarity, salve, mango), instead use overcharge (if you're not damaged at all), tether your carry, and use it to yourself.

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