Welcome back to another episode of Dota 2 Tips and Tricks. This week's article will focus on dealing with TA's Meld without buying detection, as well as a list of items that can be used while Teleporting. And if you missed previous editions of tips and tricks, you can check them out here, here, and here.
How to Disable Templar Assassin's Meld and See Her without Detection!
There are many abilities in the game that remove TA's invisibility (Meld), letting you kill her without having detection.
Axe - His taunt will force TA to attack, revealing her.
Batrider - Flamebreak knocks TA back, removing her Meld.
Beastmaster - If you Primar Roar a hero or creep near Templar Assassin, a knockback is applied in an AOE around the target. This will remove the invisibility.
Clockwerk - If you hit the invisible TA with the outer edge of Clockwerk's Cogs, she will get pushed back, take damage, and her Meld will be removed.
Crystal Maiden - The upgraded ultimate will root the TA, allowing you to see and attack her for a few seconds.
Dark Seer - Vacuum removes Meld.
Drow Ranger - Gust knocks back TA and removes Meld.
Enigma - Black Hole pulls her in and removes TA's invisibility.
Faceless Void - Chronosphere provides true sight.
Invoker - Tornado lifts TA up, removing the Meld. Also Defeaning Blast removes her invisibility.
Keeper of the Light - Blinding Light is a huge knock back and removes Meld.
Lone Druid - Savage Roar causes TA to run away.
Magnus - Skewer pushes TA away from her Meld spot, revealing her.
Pudge - Meat Hook moves TA, revealing her.
Spirit Breaker - SB has many ways to remove/disable Meld. First off, if he's already charging her and she later goes invisible, the stun and push from Charge of Darkness will reveal her. Also, you can position yourself behind TA's meld and charge a creep. This will also remove the Meld. Lastly, Spirit Breaker's Aghanim's Scepter provides an AOE stun/push back with Nether Strike. This will also allow you to see Templar Assassin.
Underlord - His root allows you to see TA for a short time.
Winter Wyvern - If used strategically, Winter's Curse can force TA to break invisibility and attack a creep or hero.
Zeus - Zeus's abilities provide true sight.
As you can see, many of these abilities push TA around. This forced movement removes her invisibility skill.
Many Items can be Used while Teleporting
I'm sure you knew many items can be used while Teleporting. Here's a complete list of those items.
1. Toggling Ring of Basilius/Aquila
3. Shiva's Guard
4. Mask of Madness
5. Glimmer Cape/Shadow Amulet/Shadow Blade/Silver Edge
6. Phase Boots Active
All of these can be used, but you still can't Tread Switch while Teleporting :(