Dota 2 Tips and Tricks: MKB, Orb Effects, and More

By EsportsOnly.Com
on Apr 09, 2017

Welcome back to another episode of Dota 2 Tips and Tricks. Here we will be talking more about hero and item tips, updated and made sure to work in the newest Patch 7.04. And if you missed previous editions of tricks, you can check them out herehere, and here.

Things you may not have Known about Monkey King Bar

It sometimes feels that MKB has fallen out of the meta, since there are more suitable items for carries to get unless they absolutely need true strike. So here's some important things about MKB you did not consider before.

1) If you have bought a MKB before a Skull Basher, the game will prioritize the mini-bash proc from MKB over Skull Basher. It prioritizes whichever one was put in your inventory first. So if the game procs the MKB and Basher on the same hit, the game will just use the mini-bash and not the Skull Basher bash. This is not ideal because Skull Basher stuns for much longer and is often more desired than the higher damage mini-bash from Monkey King Bar. To fix this, just drop both MKB and Basher on the ground and pick up Basher then MKB. Here's a GIF demonstration of the possible bug

2) The mini-bash actually stacks with more MKBs you buy. As you saw in that GIF, there was a mini-bash on every hit because the inventory contains 5 MKBs. This is probably never a thing to do in a real game, but I thought it was a fun fact anyways. 

How to Break Templar Assassin's Refraction Faster

Refraction is a very powerful ability if you do not have ways to break the shield quickly. Some "orb" effects actually count as 2 hits on refraction instead of 1. For example, a right click auto attack from Clinkz will use up one Refraction charge. However Searing Arrows (no longer an Orb) will actually count as 2 hits, allowing you to break the shield much faster. 

Guarantee Blinks with Abaddon and False Promise

During Abaddon's ultimate Borrowed Time or a hero affected by False Promise, the game actually doesn't count any damage you take. As a result, you will be able to freely use Blink Dagger even if taking continuous amounts of damage. This also works with TA's refraction, since the shield is blocking all the damage and you can Blink away to safety.

Tip to use Against Brewmaster

In his ultimate form, Brewmaster's Storm Panda has the Cyclone ability that cyclones a hero for 6 seconds in the air. This is often used to set up for other heroes and wait for cool downs. But unlike other Cyclones, like Eul's or Tornado, the Storm Panda's Cyclone ability does no damage. This means that as soon as you land on the ground you can Blink away. To make sure you can do this every time, try Blinking away in the direction you are facing when coming down.