Welcome back to Dota 2 Tips and Tricks after a small break! Patch 7.06 was released not too long ago, and with it, comes new tips as well as some tricks that still work!
Medusa Aghanim's Illusion Counter!
Medusa received an Aghanim’s upgrade in the last patch, which causes Mystic Snake to turn enemies into stone. Stoned illusions are instantly destroyed, so this makes Medusa an even stronger counter to some illusion heroes, notably Chaos Knight. After this update, Medusa can launch a simple Mystic Snake at CK after he uses Phantasm, and all the illusions are instantly destroyed.
Keep a Handy Iron Branch on Monkey King for Roaming
Sometimes, there aren’t any nearby trees for Monkey King to jump to, especially in the mid lane area. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep a handy iron branch so that you can plant it, jump on top, and Primal Spring the enemy mid hero.
Easy Save from Bloodseeker Rupture
Bloodseeker is a strong counter to Blinking heroes like Antimage and Queen of Pain because if they blink away when Ruptured, they take a massive amount of pure damage. However, QoP can still blink away while Ruptured and take very little damage. Rupture doesn’t do damage if the enemy moves a distance more than 1300 units fast enough. QoP’s blink range is 1300, so all you need to do is blink and move a little. Rupture will not damage you then. Antimage can also do this with Aether Lens, but I do not recommend buying that in a serious game!
Dealing with Gyrocopter Homing Missile
Homing missile is usually easy to deal with, but in those desperate times of running away from a missile at 100 HP, here’s a neat trick. If you have Hurricane Pike, use the active on the rocket. It will push both of you from each other and give you 4 hits with bonus attack speed to destroy the rocket with unlimited range.