My name is Cameron (Watcher) Hopkins, I am a MOBA veteran. I have been playing since Aeon of Strife (if you can believe it) since that time i have been playing everything from DOTA 1, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Smite, Realm of the Titans, and of course i always come back to DOTA 2 now.
Now with that out of the way, I would like to talk about Furion (Nature's Prophet). I will not be filling this guide with fluff, this will be only the important things you need to know to play a successful game with Prophet. I do not guarantee you will win 100% of the time (at first lol :) THIS GUIDE IS ONLY AN OUTLINE; IT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY ADAPT TO DIFFERENT SITUATION. However with that said i will give you conceptual information (Theory Craft)and if you put that into practice you will see amazing success!
With that all said let's get CRAZY and win you some games!
"Wait but I don't care about hero select, I just want to play"
Well,GET OVER YOURSELF, you are not the only one on the team!!! Sometimes Prophet is not always the best pick! In the current Meta however Furion is a viable selection about 90% of the time. Because of his high mobility (mostly attributed to (Teleportation) 20 second cooldown, you can jump around the map at paces no other Hero could possible match. This makes Furion the Ideal split pusher/ ganker (I would compare his mobility to that of Shen's Ultimate, For all you League players just now coming to DOTA.).
"So when is it ok to pick Prophet then?"
When it fits the ideal makeup of your team! If your team is structured around pushing or around ganking! (Your are an ideal candidate to fill in the role of Jungler)
"ugh..... so i have to Jungle?"
Well No.. But i will always be a Advocate for Jungle Nature's Prophet. WHO DOESN'T WANT TO INSTILL FEAR IN THE ENEMY TEAM? When you are in the Jungle the other teams are forced to play passively, because at any moment that 2v2 or 2v1 can turn into a 3v2 or 3v1. O **** IS RIGHT! The only one who can be that mobile is Furion! So try it, if you hate it..... well you are ******ed and i cant help you.. lol (jk maybe just practice some more)
"Most teams are focused around pushing right now, so i think i'm going to go for Prophet always right?"
No!!! sometimes the enemy team will pick Heroes that will be a super pain in the a**, and essentially just make you some tree guy. If you see Heroes with Blinks or Invisible IE: (RIKI, QOP, or Anti mage) Don't Bother. When you trap them they will inevitable just blink out or fade! and eyyyy that is a pain.. Essentially you will turn into a Push Bot! So learn what you work well against and go from there :)
"Ok enough enough im ready to play"
YOU ARE NOT A SUPPORT!
YOU ARE NOT A CARRY
YOU ARE NOT A SEMI-CARRY
YOU ARE NOT GOD
YOU ARE A GANKER/PUSHER. Furion Excels at those 2 things above almost any Hero in the game. Go into the game repeating that to yourself like a Mantra!
Starting off you are going to purchase the starting item's listed above. (Be Smart, Just look at the items, i wont be constantly repeating them and saying why they are o so magical to pick)
"Shouldn't i buy a courier?" well if your team is ******ed you may have to.. (But you should have a support, a real support not Furion (Because he isn't a support).
Moving on. Pick up your items as listed above and right away head to bottom (Radiant) or Top (Dire) My standard path is to start at the weakest camp nearest to the subsequent tower!
This will keep you safe in case the enemy team tries to gank you as you go into the Jungle.
After the camp spawns, which will be as the minions hit the middle tower, spawn your two tree ents, and have them focus the biggest mob first. The moment you summon your tree ents pop a mana pot! However do not get hit by the minions, or you just pissed 50 gold down the toilet and you slowed yourself down! Learn to rotate out your minions, when one of your tree ents is getting low move that minion back and have the neutral camp attack the healthy one. If you are successful at this, not only will you kill and clear the camps faster, you will have more ents to bring to the next camp. after you kill the first camp, move to the next camp and repeat the process! (So simple i shouldnt have to go into more detail then that)
"Well this easy i can farm all day, yay!!!!"
Don"t make me punch you in the face! YOU ARE A GANKER, NOT A CARRY. GANK YOU STUPID TREE!!! Once you hit level three your job is to survey the map every half a second and be ready to turn a fight or start one, in a split second!
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE MAP AWARENESS (ability to look at the mini map, and be aware of your surroundings and teams positioning at all times (allies and enemies) THEN DO NOT PLAY FURION, YOU WILL BE WASTING YOUR TIME, AS WELL AS YOUR TEAMS TIME. JUST DONT DO IT. (practice with other heroes first, and learn that basic fundamental)
This will be your only job for the earlier half of the game ( for the record don't steal kills from your carry you idiot!) You will be wanting some the kill, if it is you cleaning up a fight or simple the only one there, yes it is still a gank if it is 1v1 (as long as you win the fight) but if you can help it, get your lanes buff!!!
Repeat this (Farm your jungle, and gank gank gank gank gank gank gank gank gank gank gank)
WARD, WARD, WARD, WARD, WARD
I DO NOT CARE WHAT ROLE YOU ARE PLAYING, IF YOU DON'T BUY WARDS YOU ARE FAILING! (ESPECIALLY FURION) you are going to want sight of both river runes. (Double damage, illusion, haste, invisibility, all make for wonderful gank aids) you will also want a ward by the enemy team secrets shop, the enemy jungle and at times maybe even your own jungle if they are being aggressive!
"It is costing to much gold!"
Well so does dying! so be smart and buy wards! If you can see your enemy, your ganks will be much more successful and your team can feel much safer in lane!
TELEPORT OFF TO THE SIDE IN THE TREE'S! DONT PORT RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM (MIGHT AS WELL WAVE A BIG FLAG HEY GUYS IM GOING TO BE HERE IN TWO SECONDS NEXT TO YOU! COME KILL ME!) you want to suprise them.. now if they are running and have like no health, always lead them off ( you are a teleporting sniper) get in front of where you think they are headed and cut them off to pick up the kill or trap them for your team to catch up and finish the job.
"they have a quelling blade, or tango's"
hmmmmm good point now i am simple screwed my amazing tree trap is failing me! No it is not!. delaying movement even for a second sometimes is all you need for your team ina 3v1 or 3v2 sitution to catch up and finish a fight! however if they do cut there way out you can still make use of the tree's jsut turn them into ents.. that will block pathing and be annoying.. as well as do damage! so remember.. Hatchet and tango.. doesnt mean you cant gank!
"My ult is global, WAIT I HAVE TWO GLOBAL ABILITIES"
HAHAHAHA omg i love prophet! yes you do!!!! make sure you use your ult to farm and push and of course snipe running enemies! it gets stronger as it bounces so hit the minion next to enemy hero first if you can help it! Also can be used to aid in a team fight from across the map!
" So i cant gank, that lane just got steam rolled and 5 of them are pushing the tower down!, I think i will just leeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"
STOP THAT YOU IDIOT! just port to the far side of the map and counter push the tower down! it took five of them to kill what you and few ents did alone! boom fight turned around! in most cases they will have someone port to stop you.. that is ok! keep the pressure!
A Good Early Game from Prophet will lead to Victory Late Game!
"Ok Watcher, i have ganked and warded and split pushed, What now?"
ummmmmmmmmmmmmm keeping doing it! your early game process is your late game process, clearly if youR team needs you for a team fight! be there! HELP YOUR TEAM!. NEVER STOP SPLIT PUSHING CAUSE IF YOU HAVE FOUR TEAMATES BOTTOM, AND YOU ARE PUSHING TOP, IF THEY SEND ONE TO STOP YOU... YOU JUST PORT BOTTOM. HOLY **** NOW YOU HAVE THE 5V4 ADVANTAGE. AND IF THEY DONT TRY TO STOP YOU THEN YOU JUST PUSHED DOWN A TOWER WHILE YOUR TEAM PUTS PRESSURE ON AND PLAYS IT SAFE! OMG WATCHER DID YOU JUST GIVE ME THE KEY TO VICTORY! YES I DID!
NOBODY CAN STOP FURIONS SPLIT PUSH! NO BODY IS THAT MOBILE.. (EXCLUDING THAT LIGHTING PANDA BASTARD!) BUT WELL THAT IS JUST ONE!
" You didnt tell me how to use my items.............?"
If you are not willing to read then.... well i cant help you. Silence casters, sheep carries and hand of midas big minions ever time the cd is up? do you need me to hold your hand on that one?
I SAY IT HOW IT IS, IF YOU DONT LIKE THE GUIDE I UNDERSTAND.. BUT DONT DOWN VOTE ME BECAUSE YOU ARENT WILLING TO PRACTICE! THIS IS A SOUND BUILD AND GUIDE! GIVE IT SOME TIME AND WORK ON THE BASICS AND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY ANYONE!
WITH THAT ALL SAID I GIVE YOU FURION (NATURE'S PROPHET) NOW GANK,PUSH,WARD AND BE EVERYWHERE!!!
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