This is not a whine, just an "eye-opener, i have seen the light" post.
played dota for 3 years i never really tried bottle and wand much
because i always felt investing money in them was a waste thinking they
look crap on paper and chasing runes made the game more boring.
played 2 days doing -random nomatter gamemode to buy bottle and wand
both (Regardless of what hero i got, to test them extensivly) and my
kill to death ratio has gone through the roof!
considered myself a tactical genius, a good teamplayer and great at
things like watching minimap, mindgames and so on. However my Kill
death ratio over the years isnt that great, id say i have a 2.25 kill
to 1 death ratio on an average. Reason being i suck with items choise and item managment (just as i suck with handling economy IRL.
last 2 days ive had a maybe 5-6 kill per death ratio combined. My last
3 matches as im writing this is Necro 17-0 stats, pugna 21-4 stats and
omni knight with 9-2 stats (went support build on omni with pudge in
lane who got most kills) and though i do have bad matches - magic
bottle and wand are doing extreme differences as opposed to bad matches
With pugna even spam spells like mortreds dagger
would trigger the wand, giving me an infinite mana pool as she ran
around, pretty little girl as she is - spamming daggurz.
wand cost 200 gold and gives an EXTREME amount of mana/health returns
over the course of battle. High charge will save you a loooot of extra
times. Magical bottle when you think of it, only costs 300G since u get
300 back when u sell it.
I know many of you are thinking " Care
to say anything more useless captain obvious?" but for other stubborn
longtime pub players out there like me that never really bothered to
try wand or bottle, go for it. I know 2 days isnt that long of a
testing time to compare over 3 years but i cant believe the stats ive
had after the last 20+ matches ive played now were all a
Magical bottle and Magic wand are severely
broken imo. It makes your hero so much more resourcefull its not even
funny. But in a good way it also encourages more active fights, and
less boring mutual-fear lane`ing. And you cant say its unfair as both
sides can buy them.
Again, it feels like dota is a whole
different game with flask+wand. They are a disgrace to game balance but
they sure do dota more action oriented.