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MANLY GUIDE TO PHANTOM LANCER

February 23, 2013 by kfcjamal
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MANLY BUILD

DotA2 Hero: Phantom Lancer


Purchase Order

STARTING ITEMS

STUFF TO GET WHILE LANING

MID GAME ITEMS

LATE GAME ITEMS

SITUATIONAL ITEMS

DO NOT BUY THESE ITEMS UNLESS YOU ARE NOOB

ALWAYS KEEP THIS ON YOU



Hero Skills

Spirit Lance

2 3 5 7

Doppelganger

1

Phantom Rush

4 8 9 10

Juxtapose

6 11 16

Talents

12 13 14 15 17 18

INTRODUCTION

THIS IS A CONCISE GUIDE TO PHANTOM LANCER, WHO IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS PL. THERE ARE NO USELESS WALL OF TEXTS OR FANCY *** **** HERE. THIS GUIDE IS NOT FOR NOOBS.

PL IS ONE OF THE MANLIEST HEROES IN DOTA AND ONE OF THE BEST CARRIES IN THE GAME BUT ALL THE NOOBS THAT PLAGUE DOTA SUCK WITH HIM. AS A CARRY, IT IS YOUR JOB TO WIN THE GAME FOR YOUR TEAM BECAUSE YOUR NOOB ALLIES ARE INCOMPETENT.

WHAT MAKES PL SO STRONG IS THAT HIS PASSIVE SPAWNS AN ARMY OF HIM THAT HIT HARD AND CAN SPAWN MORE ILLUSIONS. IN NERD*** TERMS, EACH ILLUSION DEALS 25% DAMAGE AND HE CAN HAVE 8 OF THEM AT ONCE, TOTALING UP HIS DAMAGE TO 300%. IN OTHER WORDS, HE IS ****ING YOU UP AT ALL TIMES.

HE RESEMBLES THE SWORDMASTER CLASS FROM FIRE EMBLEM AND THE SWORDMASTER CLASS IS FOR BADASS **********ERS. SWORDMASTERS HAVE HIGH *** CRITICAL HIT CHANCE AND CRITICALS DEAL 3 TIMES THE DAMAGE. IN SHORT, HE IS AN EXACT COPY OF LLOYD FROM FE7.

WHEN TO PLAY PHANTOM LANCER

PLAY PHANTOM LANCER IF YOU
-NEED A HARDASS CARRY
-WANT TO WIN THE GAME
-LOVE RICING
-WANT TO HAVE FUN

DON'T PLAY PHANTOM LANCER IF YOU
-SUCK AT THIS GAME
-CAN'T LAST HIT
-SWEAR BY VANGUARD AND VLADS
-WANT TO LOSE
-SUCK AT CARRYING
-HAVE A TEAM FULL OF MELEE HEROES BECAUSE YOU'RE ALL ******ED
-CAN'T MICRO/HAVE AN APM OF LESS THAN 100
-ARE UP AGAINST TINY OR SVEN (THEY ARE ***S)

PROS AND CONS

PROS
-HIGHEST AGILITY GROWTH
-HIGH BASE DAMAGE
-NUKE THAT HITS INVIS AND SCALES WITH FARM
-VERY HIGH CARRY POTENTIAL WITH GOOD MID GAME
-ONE OF THE BEST PUSHERS
-CAN 1V5 EASILY AT ENEMY FOUNTAIN

CONS
-UNRELIABLE ESCAPE (COUNTERED BY GEM, DUST, SENTRIES)
-GETS COUNTERED BY AOE
-ITEM DEPENDENT
-SQUISHY EARLY ON

SKILLS

SPIRIT LANCE
WE MAX THIS SKILL OUT FIRST BECAUSE IT IS VERY STRONG EARLY GAME. IT DEALS 250 DAMAGE, SLOWS, AND SUMMONS AN ILLUSION, MEANING IT SCALES WITH FARM. USE THIS TO KS YOUR NOOB ALLIES AND TO KILL ENEMY HEROES. THIS SKILL HITS THROUGH INVIS AND BLINK SO ***S THAT PICK CLINKZ OR ANTIMAGE ARE ****ED.

DOPPELWALK
OMG LEVEL 1 DOPPELWALK? THIS GUIDE IS NOOB!!!

WE GET THIS SKILL AT LEVEL 1 TO ESCAPE GANKS/EARLY FIRST BLOOD. WE LEAVE IT AT LEVEL 1 THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE GAME BECAUSE THE SCALING SUCKS ***. EVERY LEVEL UP REDUCES COOLDOWN BY 5 SECONDS AND MANA COST BY 30. GETTING STATS WILL RESULT IN 26 MANA, 2 EXTRA DAMAGE, 38 HP, AND A TON OF OTHER **** THAT NO ONE CARES ABOUT. THE MANA YOU GAIN FROM STATS CAN BE USED FOR SPIRIT LANCE/TELEPORT SCROLLS WHILE THE REDUCED MANA COST IS ONLY FOR DOPPELWALK. BASICALLY, IT COMES DOWN TO 5 SEC CD REDUCTION VS 2 DAMAGE AND 38 HP. THE HP IS MUCH BETTER AND NO ONE SPAMS DOPPELWALK ANYWAYS (UNLESS YOU'RE A ****ING NOOB).

JUXTAPOSE
THIS IS WHAT MAKES PL INTO A GOD LATE GAME. YOU CAN PUSH ALL 3 LANES AT ONCE WHILE FARMING THE JUNGLE WITH THIS SKILL. THE BEST PART IS THAT YOUR ILLUSIONS DON'T GIVE GOLD OR EXP.

PHANTOM EDGE
THIS SKILL COMPLIMENTS YOUR PASSIVE. IT MAKES IT SO YOUR ILLUSION CAN SPAWN ILLUSIONS SO YOUR ENEMY BECOMES CONFUSED EVEN MORE AND YOU CAN PUSH WITH JUST YOUR ILLUSIONS. IT ALSO GIVES YOU MAGIC RESIST FOR THOSE ***S THAT SPAM SPELLS ON YOU.

EARLY GAME/RICING

PL HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST BASE DAMAGE IN THE GAME SO RICING SHOULD BE EXTREMELY EASY. DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE SPIRIT LANCE TO GET THAT EXTRA CS WHEN YOU KNOW THERE IS NO ONE IN THE LANE READY TO KILL YOU.

ALWAYS TAKE THE SAFE LANE. YOU ARE THE CARRY. DON'T LET THE ****ING NOOB TAKE THIS LANE BECAUSE THEY WILL MORE OFTEN THAN NOT FEED. YOU NEED THE FARM MORE THAN THEY DO. ALSO, GET A LANE ***** TO SUPPORT YOU. THEY MUST EITHER HAVE A DISABLE OR BE RANGED.

WHEN YOUR LANE IS PUSHED, GO TO YOUR JUNGLE AND FARM THERE. USE YOUR ILLUSIONS TO TANK DAMAGE FOR YOU.

IF YOU SUCK AT LAST HITTING, GET A QUELLING BLADE. IF YOU ARE GETTING HARASSED BECAUSE THE ENEMIES ARE ***S, GET A PMS AND/OR A TRANQUILS.

ONLY GET A MIDAS IF YOU CAN GET IT UNDER 9 MINUTES WITH BOOTS. ONLY GET A RADIANCE IF YOU CAN GET IT UNDER 20 MINUTES WITH BOOTS (IF YOU GET A MIDAS, YOU ARE GIVEN UNTIL 25 MINUTES TO GET IT).

MID GAME/MORE RICING/PUSHING/GANKING

IF YOU FOLLOWED THE GUIDE LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO, YOU SHOULD HAVE A DIFFUSAL BLADE AND A YASHA. PRIORITIZE FARMING OVER GANKING/TEAM FIGHTS. PUSH WHENEVER YOU CAN, PL IS A VERY STRONG PUSHER. JUST REMEMBER TO RUN AWAY AND PUSH WITH ONLY YOUR ILLUSIONS WHEN THE WHOLE ENEMY TEAM IS MISSING.

REMEMBER TO BUY TP SCROLLS TO TELEPORT ACROSS THE MAP FOR FRESH CREEP WAVES OR IF YOUR ****ING NOOB TEAM NEEDS YOU FOR A TEAM FIGHT/ROSHAN ATTEMPT.

IF YOU DO WANT TO GANK, YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO DO SO. YOU CAN JOIN IN ON TEAM FIGHTS SINCE DIFFUSAL BLADE MAKES PL VERY STRONG.

UPGRADE YOUR YASHA INTO A MANTA WHEN YOU HAVE MONEY. UPGRADE YOUR DIFFUSAL WHEN IT RUNS OUT OF CHARGES.

LATE GAME/WINNING THE GAME

NOW THAT YOU HAVE FARMED ENOUGH TO EQUIP YOUR LEET GEAR, ROUND UP YOUR ****ING NOOB ALLIES AND TELL THEM YOU ARE READY TO WIN THE GAME FOR THEM. IF THEY REFUSE TO FOLLOW YOU BECAUSE THEY'RE ***S THAT WANT TO LOSE, KEEP FARMING.

WHAT TO DO IN A TEAM FIGHT?

1. LOCATE A NEARBY ENEMY
2. ACTIVATE YOUR ITEMS (MANTA AND DIFFUSAL)
3. NUKE THAT *****
4. AUTO ATTACK THAT ***** DEAD
5. REPEAT STEPS 1-4 UNTIL THERE ARE NO ENEMIES LEFT
6. PUSH AND WIN

ITEMS TO GET

TREADS OR TRANQUILS
TREADS IS A VERY GOOD ITEM ON PL. IT GIVES HIM MOVESPEED, ATTACKSPEED (TO SUMMON MORE ILLUSIONS), AND STRENGTH (PL IS VERY SQUISHY EARLY GAME). GET TRANQUILS IF YOU ARE A NOOB THAT TANKS ENEMY HARASSMENT.

DIFFUSAL BLADE
ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION: DO I WANT TO WIN?
YES: BUILD A DIFFUSAL BLADE
NO: BUILD IT ANYWAYS

THIS IS WHAT MAKES PL SO POWERFUL. THE MANABURN CARRIES OVER ONTO ILLUSIONS AND IT DOES FULL DAMAGE. THE ACTIVE IS ALSO VERY POWERFUL AS IT SLOWS AND DEBUFFS AN ENEMY.

BUT I'M TOO NOOB TO USE IT

WTF JUST CLICK IT AND CLICK ON AN ENEMY AS IF YOU WERE GOING TO USE SPIRIT LANCE ON THEM.

DIFFUSAL BLADE ETIQUETTE
DID THE ENEMY WARLOCK JUST THROW DOWN HIS INFERNALS? USE DIFFUSAL BLADE ON THEM.
DID THE ENEMY OMNI CAST REPEL ON HIS CARRY? USE DIFFUSAL BLADE ON THE CARRY.
IS SOMEONE RUNNING AWAY AND SPIRIT LANCE IS ON COOLDOWN? USE DIFFUSAL BLADE ON HIM.

OTHER **** TO GET
HAVING TROUBLE PICKING WHICH ITEM TO BUILD NEXT? ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS.

DO I WANT A GOOD ITEM THAT I MAY OR MAY NOT NEED? GET A BFLY
AM I DYING A LOT BECAUSE I AM A NOOB? GET A HEART
DOES THE ENEMY TEAM HAVE A NAIX OR SOMEONE WITH A BKB? GET AN ABYSSAL
DO I WANT TO ONE SHOT EVERYTHING? GET A BURIZA
DOES THE ENEMY TEAM HAVE EVASION BECAUSE THEY'RE NOOBS THAT ONLY PLAY PA/VOID? GET A MKB
DO I NEED A GOOD ITEM THAT BENEFITS ME AND MY TEAM? GET AN AQUILA
AM I RUNNING OUT OF MANA BECAUSE I'M SPAMMING DOPPELWALK LIKE A NOOB? GET A SOUL RING

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, HERE ARE THE ITEMS IN TIERS OF WHAT YOU PRIORITIZE

GET THIS IF YOU WANT TO WIN TIER









1V5 TIER









GET THIS ONLY IF YOU CAN GET IT UNDER 20 MINUTES TIER









THEY ARE KILLING ME BECAUSE I AM A NOOB TIER









**** **** UP TIER









GARBAGE ITEM TIER










WTF WHY WOULD YOU EVEN GET THIS TIER




FINAL WORDS

REMEMBER THAT PL IS ONE OF THE MANLIEST HERO EVER. DO NOT PICK HIM IF YOU A NEW TO DOTA. BE GREEDY IF YOU WANT TO WIN. MAP AWARENESS IS A MUST IF YOUR NOOB **** ALLIES ARE GREEDY ****S THAT DON'T BUY WARDS.

Q&A

WHY ARE YOU TYPING IN CAPS?
BECAUSE PL IS MANLY

IDK WHAT ITEMS TO GET!!!
SEE ABOVE.

WTF??? WHY NO VLADS? THIS GUIDE IS NOOB!!!
VLADS IS A TERRIBLE ITEM ON PL. NOOBS RUSH IT FIRST BUT THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT ILLUSIONS CAN'T LIFESTEAL. IT IS AN ITEM FOR A SUPPORT ***** TO CARRY.

WHY NO VANGUARD???
WTF YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE DYING. THE BLOCK DOESN'T CARRY OVER TO ILLUSIONS AND IT DOESN'T INCREASE YOUR RICING SPEED. THIS SLOWS DOWN YOUR WHOLE BUILD. IF YOU REALLY NEED THE HP, GET A VIT BOOSTER OR SOME BRACERS

WTF??? WHY IS BKB NOOB???
ACTIVATING WILL MAKE IT OBVIOUS WHICH PL IS REAL. MOST ULTIS GO THROUGH BKB ANYWAYS SO IT IS KIND OF USELESS.

SHOULD I GET SWAG N YOLO?
ARE YOU PLAYING A TERRIBLE PUB GAME?

I FOLLOWED YOUR GUIDE BUT I STILL LOST!
BLAME YOUR TEAM

SHOULD I GET RADIANCE?
CAN YOU GET IT UNDER 20 MINUTES?

WHEN DO I GET GUINSOOS?
WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING A GAME WHERE NO ONE ON YOUR TEAM HAS A STUN BECAUSE YOU ALL HAVE A LEARNING DISORDER

MY DIFFUSAL BLADE 2 IS OUT OF CHARGES! WHAT DO I DO?
BUY A WHOLE NEW DIFFUSAL BLADE

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