Invoker training

Discussion in 'DotA Chat' started by AirH34d, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. AirH34d

    AirH34d New Member

    Hey guys,
    As most of you should know Invoker got released for Dota 2 yesterday, and i am really eager to learn more about him. I am playing him in bot matches at the moment (don't want to be flamed in pubs for being bad) and i thought if any of you guys who have any experience with Invoker could go a match or 2 with me versus bots and give me some advice on how to play him. My steam username is mrdeath12345, feel free to add me and we can go play some matches together!

    Cheers, AirHead
  2. bloodchow

    bloodchow Banned

    memorize all invoker spells and u will be fine
  3. Koutsiog

    Koutsiog Banned

    You must remember all combinations,that's the rule 1
    Then it varies upon your playstyle,what you need in all builds are fast fingers
  4. AirH34d

    AirH34d New Member

    Yes i already have memorized all 10 spells for invoker, i am not sure which items to buy and which signs are better at different situations.
  5. Koutsiog

    Koutsiog Banned

    Read the holy bible of the invoker player,should solve all your questions
  6. AirH34d

    AirH34d New Member

    Yeah that is the guide that i keep reading for now, but i cannot judge myself in matches so i am not sure how well i am doing.
  7. scricK

    scricK Well-Known Member

    Try to do 3 skills combos. For example : EMP + Tornado + Chaos Meteor. Go for Aghanim and the for Mana regen such as Guinzoo, or Eul. When you have maxe up invoke, just random press qwe + r and use the spell, try to synergize them.
  8. Kir4x

    Kir4x New Member him in wtf mode
    2.memorize all his skills
  9. AirH34d

    AirH34d New Member

    I saw the vid :3
  10. Azazzel

    Azazzel Well-Known Member

    dude, memorizing the spells, and having fast figers are the first step for playing a good invoker
    i cant tell u how to play him, i guess u need to watck some replays of some invoker player, and see how they handl him.
  11. Koutsiog

    Koutsiog Banned

    Let me tell you my own way of playing him as an example
    I start with quas or wex,wex for emp and quas for regen
    Then I take the other 2 orbs,quas first if I didn't get it on level 1, 4hp regen is big
    proceed taking everyting to level 4
    when you have reached 4-4-4 start raising your skills,you can go 5-5-5 or each one individualy,I usually start with exort then wex then quas

    Item guide:
    Usually,my build goes like:Magic wand>2 bracers>Eul's scepter>boots of speed>aghanim's>heart>boots of travel
    Eul's gives great regen,which you need so if you don't plan to get guinshoo take it
    the bracers fortify your small health pool
    unupgraded boots usually do very well for me,you have wex and eul's for the speed you need,so unless you need more movement speed imediately don't upgrade them,else go for phase boots
    Heart is the solution to your fragility
    aghanim's is a no brainer,2 sec cooldown rocks

    Spell guide:
    what is that? 5 guys are attacking your tower,how you react?
    Meteor>deafening blast>tornado/emp/icewall
    meteor first,as deafening blast usually spreads your opponents far from eachother
    then deafening blast,it's a great disable
    then unload your aoe spells,if there is anyone alive that is
    if anyone survived and is running use cold snap + forge spirits/ice wall/tornado/alacrity to finish them off

    if you are being hammered invoke a quick ghost walk,you can use eul's on yourself then shift queue the reagents and have ghost walk ready by the time it finishes,or you can use deafening blast/ice wall/tornado as a quick disable and then ghostwalk
  12. Azazzel

    Azazzel Well-Known Member

    i go force staff or eul's scepter and sometimes dagger.
  13. Jerubbaal

    Jerubbaal Well-Known Member

    Drink the blood of Korean children. This will also help you play Meepo.
  14. karlpulanco

    karlpulanco Well-Known Member

  15. yummybui

    yummybui Well-Known Member

    Off-topic: I once read a youtube comment saying, "In Korea, if you want to marry a woman, you have to beat her father in Starcraft first."

    @op: all the best in learning invoker.
  16. FightFate

    FightFate Banned

    Go watch some professional replays of Invoker.

    P.S Buy Jango of Endurance (Drum of Endurance). Far too good of an item to pass up.
  17. Koutsiog

    Koutsiog Banned

    Yea if you get a bracer or 2 upgrade 1 to jangoo,it rocks for such a cheap price
  18. hANDoFbLOOD

    hANDoFbLOOD Well-Known Member

    Let me get you 430's mobile number, he might have some tips for you.
  19. arisinhell

    arisinhell Well-Known Member

    Be sure to train on wtf first and try to do combos like.

    tornado/meteor/blast or

    learn to ghost walk with euls

    Use euls on self, then press and hold SHIFT and
    then go invi

    The most damaging combo(one of the hardest) is the following:

    Tornado, EMP, Meteor, Blast

    do it like this

    Preinvoke EMP then Tornado, and have meteor ready (wee)

    then do it like that:

    f(cast), r, f(cast), d(cast), qwer, d(cast)

    If you manage to combo this you can combo enything!

    Good Luck!
  20. furbynhu

    furbynhu Member