I discussed with my friend about an item build for Slark. After discussing it with the forum, we got to a some sort of item tree. Early: Branches+QB+tango's/clarities/salves Later, Wand or/and PMS Considering he's often in the middle of combat and often targetted by various spells, a Wand is useful. A PMS on the other hand solves early ranged harassment issues. Core: Treads MoM OR Vitality Booster OR Point Booster OR 3 Wraith Bands/Bracers BKB OR/AND Armlet Diffusal Blade(if you haven't taken MoM) OR SnY(if you haven't taken MoM) Explanation Neither Armlet nor BKB is worth rushing. No armlet simply because you can't take the degen yet and not BKB because you got other needs by then, specifically improving your HP/ganking capabilities. That is why it is taken second - BKB either with or without Armlet. A Vitality Booster/Point Booster is later evolved into a HoT/Skadi. Cheap raw HP/Mana. MoM wins over HotD due to the fact that he's a ganker and requires the MS/IAS. Still, there is Skadi which is great if it wasn't for the cost. SnY is a cheaper alternative. The Diffusal Blade is a situational item if you got enough survivability and if there are some annoying purgables to take care of. If you take that, the natural late-game continue is Manta. An Armlet-> BKB or BKB -> Armlet is a must after an early item(s) in competetive terms. Late game: Manta Style - Only if you have taken Diffusal Blade and Armlet Eye of Skadi - If you have taken Point Booster and haven't taken any other orb Vladimir's Offering - Only if you have taken Eye of Skadi or SnY In all other cases Heart of Tarrasque - especially if you have taken Vitality Booster Buriza-do-Kyanon is a follow-up to Heart of Tarrasque, if you have any space left. Pretty complicated by far BUT we got rid of other options, so all we need now is to order it nicely. Feel free to comment on it and change the order or cross out something. With a good explanation, of course. So there is a few questions: PMS vs Wand - Should you take one of them or both of them? MoM vs Vitality/Point Booster vs 3 Wraith Bands/Bracers - Which of those you think win between these? MoM vs Diffusal Blade vs SnY - If you had to cross out one of these out of options, which ones would those be and why? Comment and try to narrow up the options if possible.