Pudge is one of my favourite heroes (who doesn't like the thrill of catching heroes with hook), and recently I have been trying out a new item build, which is Necro Book 3. Of course, Scepter should be taken first, as it makes Dismember insanely epic. But, instead of going for the usual Heart build (or whatever tank item comes to mind to make Rot less painful), I advocate Book 3 for him, as it increases his damage output by alot. Hook a target, spawn your critters, Dismember, Mana Burn and watch his HP drain really quick. Not dead yet? Rot all the way while your summons continue beating the target down. GG target. So, why is Book 3 good on Pudge? 1) Gives him STR and INT, the stats which he needs. 2) Extra movement speed to help chase with Rot 3) Book 3 is great with any hero that has a long disabling skill 4) Screws invis heroes Only problem that may result is the amount of farm you actually need to get before you can get Scepter + Book 3, and even before that if you got any item to tank (Vanguard/Hood). Opinions?