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One fits all 7.07 Io without boots

January 5, 2018 by asci
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only one build until Heart of Tarrasque

DotA2 Hero: Io


Purchase Order

starting items

safe lane after 5 minutes, magic stick first

safe lane after 6-10 minutes

roaming after 20 minutes

from 22+

from 30+

late Game

just in my fantasy as game never lasts more then 1 hour



Hero Skills

Tether

1 13 14 16

Spirits

2 3 5 7

Overcharge

4 8 9 11

Relocate

6 12 18

Talents

10 15

Hero Talents

+50 Health Regen
25
Tether Stuns
+150 Gold/Min
20
Attack Tethered Ally's Target
Tether Grants Scepter Bonus
15
+90 Spirits Damage
+400 Spirits Max Range
10
+60 Damage


One fits all 7.07 Io without boots

asci
January 5, 2018


Introduction

The new 7.06 IO without boots

Hi, i made the Wisp 7.07, but recent changes in IOs talents and Soul Ring made him so versatile that he now fits almost any Role and instead of fixing the old Guide after playing the whole night bot games to find out the right starting items i think this warrants this short new extension Guide with timings and items.
My other Guide schould be read for reference (skills, pros/cons...).
I doubt that this guide will be valid for long as Io now is so broken that he will always be first banned in pro games.
He is first pickable.

This Guide is made for public games with no communication, as that is how i play usually.
Its a lot of fun to play, its risky, and its rewarding if it pays of.
There is one big Problem with it. You might steal farm from your Carry, so try to get a non jungler.

laning Phase

In 7.07 choosing what to do with your time is important; every second of the game you have to accomplishing something.
Carries need their supports a lot this patch, but Io doesnt start to support with wards before he got his Ring of Health. Period.
After you got your Force Staff and lvl 10 you can buy all the wards and tomes, so you really need a support who does all supporting until minute 10, and benefits from you taking over at minute 20. Dazzle and Crystal Maiden come to mind.

Teether to your carrie from behind the trees to destroy them and get a free view.
Don't use spirits at level 1, its a waste of mana and you dont have soul ring yet.
Stay near your tower until you got your force staff.
After lvl 3 spam spirits at max distance to annoy the enemy and pull camps and for detection, use soul ring when teethered, your ally can use mana too.

Creeping / Jungling

You will have to learn how to use the great range + damage talents of IOs balls with the right timings to clear creep wave after creep wave and jungle really fast.
If you teleport from the fountain always do this with spirits on.
If you tp for example from the main fountain into the radiant top fountain with max range lvl 10, you will pull all 3 camps to you at arriving with health and mana boost.
Make your radius smaller and explode the balls.
As u got the Soul Ring don't walk around without balls.
Use them to pull camps, to scout, wait until u can recast them and make sure to be at this time on top of a creep wave or a camp with spirits completely contracted, explode the spirits by recasting them and go on to the next wave/camp.
You can use your stick if you don't arrive in time, just make sure there is no enemy around.
Without stick ready you are dead. Ward a lot.
This will allow incredible fast farming. Just don't use overcharge and use D to contract the circle when cleaning camps, auto att the strongest creep.

Talents

Ok, lvl 10 and 15 work only together, it makes no sence to pick just one.
You have such beautiful big ball and you want to use them.
The exploding upon recast make +90 *5 = 450 extra damage a lot, you can clear a creep wave instantly if u picked that talent.
The big Range makes pulling, detecting, hunting and defending easy.

So why i pick at lvl 20 the + 150 Gold Talent?
You schould already have Heart of Tarasque or be close to it.
But Io loves items like Octarine Core and since the +10 mana talent is gone he has a mana problem if he leaves overcharge on for long.
The attack teethered Ally Talent would work with +60 damage, but u picked range.
Io will never have too much money, thats my expenience.
And scince he feeds everything 1.5 times, you want regen and short cooldowns so you can recast teether when it broke.

Level 25 you could also pick the teether stun, but HoT is not 100% reliable and you instaheal everyone you teether too :)

Outro

as written before, read the other two guides for io.
my guide
The 2000+ Commend Io Guide

I would love a commend/comment on this.
Also if negative ;)

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