Press R to instant delete your enemies (Mid) (7.20d)
December 7, 2018
You think Shotgun Morphling is cool? Think again. Lion takes the throne for the term shotgun.
Gameplay and Item.
Start with Null Talisman and one Iron Branch. Ask for some Tango (Shared) from your allies. If you don't get one from them, I'm surprised people even give you mid since you play as Lion. Either way, if you don't get them it's fine.
Go to mid like a boss.
Ferry Healing Salve after your team get Bounty Runes.
Get your second Null Talisman ASAP, it will help you with harass and last hits, ferry more Healing Salves if you need them.
Get Boots of Speed. From here, you can either buy Bottle and/or naked Magic Stick if you are spell slinging with the enemy in mid. If your enemy is rather weak in terms of spell power, you are most likely able to get away from getting Bottle in the first place and just get Magic Stick.
Upgrade Boots to Power Treads and set it to Int. Phase Boots is also a cool alternative, but Power Treads gives physical damage for right clicking when enemies are stunned and amplifies spell damage when set to Int.
Getting Kaya or Blink Dagger first depends on what you need. If your team needs a follow up stun or you need to be the one setting up, you may need Blink Dagger first. Kaya is for pure damage. Just don't get Aghanim's Scepter first.
Getting Aghanim's Scepter pretty much makes Lion a very powerful ganker and super crazy fast creep clearer, it also makes him very dangerous when enemies are clustered.
By the time you get Aghanim's Scepter, the game most likely already nearly end, but if the game extends longer, you can upgrade Kaya to Yasha and Kaya for more cost reductions and spell damage (MS bonus is never bad either).