Medusa The Gorgon Item Build – DotA Hero Abilities Build, Skills Build, Items Build and Strategy. Medusa is a tank, both in durability and AOE damage, once she is fully leveled. Her early game consists of spamming Mystic Snake for gold and harass. Split Shot will become truly formidable after you’ve acquired damage item. You need to be in the center of team fights, as you can effectively output 300% damage with Split Arrow. Focus fire on you is mitigated by your Mana Shield for tanking and Stone Gaze which slows movement and attack speed, dispels status buffs and damage summon units. Want to know more about Medusa The Gorgon Item Build Guide and Strategy? Let’s check post below!
Medusa The Gorgon background story. An insidious creature that dwelled for eons in the underwater prisons of Nazjatar, the Gorgon was unwittingly freed during the war waged between King Arthas’s Scourge and the Naga on the icy shores of Northrend. Plagued by undeath in the aftermath, Medusa welcomed the blessing of immortality. Gifted with a keen sense of archery and affinity to magic at birth, she has honed her skills over the ages. Firing barrage of arrows, freeing her energy leeching serpent upon her enemies, and conjuring a protective barrier of mana are just minor skills at her disposal. Like her namesake, Medusa instills paralyzing fear into all that would dare looking at her.
Medusa The Gorgon Advanced Statistics
Attack Animation: 0.5 / 0.6
Damage: 44 – 50
Casting Animation: 0.4 / 0.5
Base Attack Time: 1.7
Missile Speed: 1200
Attack Range: 600
Sight Range: 1800 / 800
Medusa The Gorgon Abilities Build
1. Split Shot (Hotkey: T)
Medusa magically splits her shot into five arrows. These arrows deal a lower percent of her normal damage.
Level 1 – 45% damage
Level 2 – 55% damage
Level 3 – 65% damage
Level 4 – 75% damage
- Only the primary target will recieve attack effects like bash and orb effects.
- Secondary targets will be the three closest enemy units excluding the primary target.
Mana Cost: N/A
2. Mystic Snake (Hotkey: C)
A mystic snake made of energy jumps from target to target dealing damage and stealing some energy. After it reaches its last target, it jumps back to Medusa to replenish it with mana. The snake deals more damage and steals more mana per jump. The snake’s power is increased by 20% each jump.
Level 1 – 80 base damage, 20 base mana. 3 jumps.
Level 2 – 120 base damage, 30 base mana. 4 jumps.
Level 3 – 160 base damage, 40 base mana. 5 jumps.
Level 4 – 200 base damage, 50 base mana. 6 jumps.
- Every time it steals mana (only happens on units with mana), the amount it steals is increased by 20% of its base value.
- Every time it damages, the damage amount is increased by 20% of its base value.
- The damage and mana steal amounts increase independently.
- The mystic snake moves at a speed of 633 until it is returning, at which point it moves at a speed of 833.
Mana Cost: 140/150/160/170
Cooldown: 11 seconds
3. Mana Shield (Hotkey: E)
Creates a shield that absorbs 50% of the incoming damage by using Medusa’s mana.
Level 1 – .75 damage per point of mana.
Level 2 – 1.25 damage per point of mana.
Level 3 – 1.5 damage per point of mana.
Level 4 – 2 damage per point of mana.
-Absorbs damage before any damage reduction takes place, meaning that armor will not reduce the amount of mana needed to absorb damage.
Mana Cost: 0
Cooldown: 10 seconds
4. Stone Gaze (Hotkey: G)
Any enemy units staring at the Gorgon will slowly turn to stone, removing status buffs and slowing all speed properties. Deals more damage to summoned units per level.
Level 1 – Slow attacks by a factor 2, stops movement. Deals 600 damage to illusions.
Level 2 – Slow attacks by a factor 3, stops movement. Deals 800 damage to illusions.
Level 3 – Slow attacks by a factor 5, stops movement. Deals 1000 damage to illusions.
Mana Cost: 100/50/0
- Affects any units that have line of sight with Medusa at any period during 0.6 seconds after cast.
Medusa The Gorgon Skills Build
2. Mana Shield
3. Mana Shield
5. Mana Shield
7. Mana Shield
12. Split Shot
13. Split Shot
14. Split Shot
15. Split Shot
22. Chain Lightning
23. Chain Lightning
24. Chain Lightning
25. Chain Lightning
Medusa The Gorgon Items Build
Ring of Regeneration (350)
2 HP Regeneration
Basic health regen: This should cover the damage you take after mana shield absorbs most of it.
Animal Courier (150)
Active: Summon Animal Courier
- Creates an Animal Courier to carry items
- 5 manacost
- Animal Courier has 45HP, 0 armor and magic immunity
**Gives 150 gold to each enemy player when killed
**Does not drop items it is holding when killed
**Respawns 3 minutes after being killed, items inaccessible during that time
Medusa is a farmer early game, you don’t want to leave your lane but you do want to spend your money.
Sobi Mask (325)
50% Mana Regeneration
For Medusa, mana is health, so a Sobi/RoR combo gives you a really nice regen.
Gauntlets of Ogre Strength + Circlet of Nobility + Bracer Recipe Scroll
114 HP, 39 Mana. Survivability early game is essential.
Boots of Speed (500)
55 Movement Speed
Note: Movement speed bonus doesn’t stack with Boots of Travel, Phase Boots, Power Treads, or Boots of Speed.
The Butterfly (6000)
30 Attack Speed
Eaglehorn + Talisman of Evasion + Quarterstaff
60 Damage, 60 IAS, and 30 evasion: Everything Medusa could ever want.
Eye of Skadi (5850)
Passive: Cold Attack
- Causes attacks to slow the movement speed of the target by 30% and attack speed by 20%.
- Lasts 5 seconds
- Orb effect
- Buff placer
- Lasts 3 seconds
- Buff placer
2x Ultimate Orb + Point Booster + Orb of Venom
The signature Medusa item: EoS: Health, Mana, Damage, IAS, and a frost attack. Nothing is wasted here.
Boots of Travel (2500)
100 Movement Speed
- Teleports you to an allied non-hero unit or building
- Casting time: 3 seconds
- Manacost: 75 mana
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
- Shares cooldown with Scroll of Town Portal
Note: Movement speed bonus does not stack with Boots of Travel, Phase Boots, Power Treads, Tranquil Boots or Boots of Speed.
Double clicking teleports you to your fountain.
Boots of Speed + Boots of Travel Recipe Scroll
BoT is priceless late game, and its a nice boost to ms.
Linken`s Sphere (5175)
6 HP Regeneration
150% Mana Regeneration
15 All Attributes
Passive: Spell Block
- Blocks most targeted spells once every 20 seconds
- Not triggered by Medallion of Courage of Urn of Shadows
Perseverance + Ultimate Orb + Linken`s Sphere Recipe Scroll
Again, with Medusa, nothing is wasted here.
Sacred Relic (3800)
Highest non-orb non-proccing damage item in the game, fill the rest of your inventory with these babies.
Medusa The Gorgon Strategy
For Mid Solo: You don’t have to rune whore but if you have a lane opponent like Zeus or Nevermore, you would like to get the rune now and then to deny them the lane advantage. But doing that may deny you the ability to farm at frequent intervals which you know by now is most essential for you. Needless to say, while on lane you have to try to last hit every creep. Medusa is all about farm and if you don’t start well you might take time to catch up. Denying, if you are able to, is always an advantage but not as important as trying to get every creep that comes in your lane. Considering, the opponent hero goes missing for collecting runes and wastes a bit of time in effort to deny, you should be able to manage 60-80% of the creeps. Your goal in 10 min should be around 45-55 creeps. Spamming of Mystic Snake should be done from level 5 onwards (Level 3 of Mystic Snake). It is at this point of time that your lane domination will really start getting stronger and there will be little resistance to your farming. Aim for 100-120 creeps by the time the clock shows the 20th minute mark into the game.
For Side Lane Solo: Side lanes will almost surely be occupied by two heroes. And many times you may encounter hero combos like Lina-Sven or Witch Doctor-Vengeful Spirit etc. The trick to facing these lanes is to tower hug and leach exp till you are level 5. After that you can spam your snake and dominate the lane. As for farming, you might not get the great start that you might have got as in a mid solo, but with Medusa’s awesome farming potential you can catch up pretty fast!
The most important skill that you will use in early game is to farm and harass is the Mystic Snake. So, we thought of dedicating a small section on how to use it effectively. Here it goes..
Ganks and pushing characterize this phase of the game. Try to keep the opponent tower in your lane standing as long as possible though the lane will be pushed because of your Mystic Snake. Farming at this stage of the game requires you to have a very good map awareness or your teammates to place wards at important locations. Try to farm in lanes in which creeps are very near your towers. Don’t hesitate to go for neutrals if no lane seems safe. Above all, try not to die; at any cost and get your core items as quickly as possible. With some decent damage under your belt, the split shot becomes a tool to get all the creeps in any lane.
Do not try to gank. You WILL fail miserably at it. We would also recommend you to stay away from the team pushes. You get less creeps and also less experience. Nonetheless, you can expect some ganks to come your way. Two opponent ganks will be pretty easy to escape from. Your ultimate is probably the most useful skill during this phase of the game along with mana shield. To know more about Stone Gaze browse the spoiler below!
Well, by now you would have done all the hard work. Now would be the time to relax, enjoy and right click! You must have concentrated to take each and every creep carefully for 25-30 min and now its your time to relish as you cut through opponents like a hot knife cutting through butter. Many people seem to think that Medusa is all about uber late game right click power but we beg to differ. Your role is to farm your core as fast as possible and finish the game when you have the advantage. Turtle it too much and the opponent carry can very well get scary as well. At this stage, the split shot is the most used skill and below we have a mini guide for you to read about it.
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