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Slarkest Night

January 4, 2013 by DotAOP
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DotAOP | December 19, 2012 12:28am
xCO2, You have some good points and a lot of stuff will be covered when I finish the guide. As for the Roshing, I have solo Roshed many times with no problem. Many times it has taken me past level 11 to get eaglesong but I almost always solo Rosh after I get it. Also, if there is a better carry on the team that needs Aegis, they should get it. But it is a great item on Slark as well because he is great at jumping into battle and dealing a large amount of damage which also puts him at a greater risk of dying. Then when he comes back to life, he can finish everyone off pretty well.
xCO2 (72) | December 18, 2012 4:22am
You don't have to go mid to pick up a bottle, you have enough mobility where you can pick it up in any lane, and I've been considering making one of my builds optimized for a bottle; I've seen quite a few games where Dendi's build consists of a Treads -> Basilius / Vlads -> Poorman's -> Blinkdagger. I don't see how he's been so successful with this, as I've only watched a minitage of him doing this, but its pretty effective, and I'll have to play test the Blink.

The only actual item complaints I have are with Aegis, MoM, and SnY. You will not be able to solo Roshan without lifesteal at around level 11 and you do not need the Aegis if you're going to build this way, as this is a semi-carry build and the Aegis should go to your carry. MoM can work on anyone, it doesn't mean its good, with a simple AoE spell you will die. The only other thing is SnY, ideally you want to get Manta and Halberd and have SnY as a fall back if you can't gather the farm for them, especially since you have the Skadi in your late build and if anyone is intending to get Skadi then an early Venom Orb is picked up and a Yasha will do the same thing combined with the Veno.

Guide wise, it has some decent bit of information, but you lack in areas such as what counters Slark and what to watch out for in picks, you also seem to not be aware of your gold income. By level 11/12 you expect to have racked up at least 10,193 gold, this isn't even including extra EHP items and TP scrolls, your late game consists of items that you have no way to farm, especially since at no point in the build do you pick up a quelling blade. What I recommend is that you late game consists of Bfly, Skullbasher, Skadi or SnY (Choose), and add the Abyssal Blade to situational,and ditch the Aegis.

I understand the guide isn't done, and these are just suggestions that I recommend as well as these: Formatting the guide, optimizing the build for a more reachable goal, and adding in more information for the reader, like how to farm / how to recover from doing bad. Goodluck, it seems to be going well so far, and I'll be revisiting this guide when its finished.
Fuzzgun91 (2) | December 18, 2012 2:51am
Cool idea! I will have to check this out. I can't believe no one else has commented on this. Seems like some very interesting metagame.

Another thing to think about, even if rosh is warded, you can always leap into rosh from where they don't have vision!

You hit the nail on the head with the bottle too. I don't know why theres some people who don't go bottle on him. Especially due to his low HP and Mana pool, it stays effective on him the whole duration of the game! Its a no brainer!

+1, hope other people see this guide... or not, so I can keep it all to myself ;)
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