[6.79] Meepwned To MEEPWN! Meepo Guide + Micro Tips in depth! (Dota 2)
Bermuda’s Guide to Meepwn
In-depth Dota 2 Meepo Guide/Tutorial/Tips and Tricks
With the new recent patch, Meepo got nerfed SIGNIFICANTLY, despite of level 4 ultimate.
However, This guide will prove Meepo is yet to die. In fact, if you abuse level 4 ult well, you will farm better than pre-6.79.
Dota is not a game you exactly follow the rules and regulations, you have to flexible and must be able to make decisions by yourself according to the situation.
Hopefully, this guide will be able to help you develop decision skills to determine what to buy and do according your situation.
Read only Bold&Underlined if you are in a hurry
Let’s start ;)
Get above items and fill rest of the inventory with
Feel free to replace tango with Ring of Protection if you plan to lane against right clicker(s), and ask your support to pull you some tangos.
Most of the time, go easy lane with someone to babysit you, disablers (who will guarantee your Poof hit) like Lion and Crystal Maiden will not only help you to secure your last hits, but also give you potential for 1st blood.
Easylane solo is also a good choice with a jungler pulling for you early stage and if your team needs to offensive trilane.
I’ve seen some success in the offlanes altough I did not get as much farm.
Still, try not to mid. You already got nerfed with lower armour in the new update.
Go mid if you are laning against melee (not Timbersaw though lol) hero other than Timbersaw.
Lets take a look at the skills and items first.
Let’s take a look at the skills and how they will help you lane.
Pin-downs the hero, interrupting Channeling and making the binded hero unable to go invisible.
This will grant you potentially a kill or two if your laning partner can nuke some impressive damage.
Pick this up ONLY when you can secure a kill – you don’t quite need this to lane.
Otherwise, get it when your level 5. Having at least level 1 is quite handy – binding a chasing hero while being chased feels too good.
This skill is too good. At level 1, you can nuke 160 magic damage at a radius 375 for just 80 mana.
Max this asap – mana cost does not even increase.
Use this effectively to get LAST HITS and HARASS - don’t forget you can press ‘S’ to stop Meepo channeling this anytime, you can troll and play around with your opponent.
(This potentially becomes a mind-game of whether you will stop or not – and this may grant you a kill, or even death)
Ask your partner to Disable any melee hero (when he is close to you when last-hitting), you Poof and some auto attacks will either blow his health near-death or kill him.
Passive, makes your hits more deadlier - extra damage and slow.
This definitely helps you in laning – especially if you can’t last hit.
With this skill, simply whack the creep when its about half health, building up the charges. When the creep is near death, you time your attack and secure the last hit. Easy :)
YOU GET THIS AT LEVEL 4 OMFG.
This means your half of your laning stage, can be more flexible.
Your goal item during laning
First of all, your laning is pretty normal up to level 4.
Once you reach level 4, you have choices.
1. NC & Lane with jungle support
Simply go leech their exp by sending your replica to the support
You can take last hits too, but for the sake of the team, don’t.
Keep your main Meepo in the lane, don’t forget to last hit.
2. NC & Lane with laning support
Your replica in jungle, and main in the lane.
You (or support) must successfully achieve triple pull in order for this to be successful, as you (or your support) cannot tank neutral creeps.
This also means your main in the lane is now like an offlaner, keeping you busy both in lane and jungle.
This can be pretty intense, especially if you are against offensive trilanes and recent buff to hardlanes.
3. Push baby push.
With a little aid, towers are easy.
Just don’t get too hyped up and blind the map. Keep your eyes peeled and find the oppertunity.
Keep laning until you get your vlads.
This should not take long.
PREPARING TO GO IMBA
After you get vlads, these are your goal items.
Tip : Use Power Treads (Str) for more health.
Send your main the to nc solo, and your replica(s) in the lane.
Goal of this is to out level the opponent significantly, making farm pointless for the opposing team.
Main in jungle because of Vladmir – this will push the lane if stays in it. AND – Lifesteal and mana regen helps you to keep on jungling :3
Don’t forget, POOF to WIPE the jungle. WIPE.
Jungling with your main does not mean you can lane lame (get it? LOL)
You still need to secure last hits with your repilica(s), with the aid of Poof.
Keep on farming, getting Power Threads first.
Do not multi-lane until you have Scepter!
Stat sharing has been removed (unless you have Scepter), making your replicas literally walking squishy food.
Your replica will melt even before you can react to a teamfight/gank.
One note : Your map awareness is VERY important for Meepos’ survival.
Once you got Scepter
Start multi-laning or immediately take Roshan.
Multi-laning & PUSHING
This means you have to micro 3 Meepos in each lane (or even 5 if your scepter was late).
Make sure you last hit with ALL of your Meepos. Any extra Meepos can be in jungle
If this is too challenging for you, simply keep Main+1replica Jungle and another replica in lane.
Usually, there are still wards everywhere on the map and can be risky to Roshan.
However, don’t forget that you can solo Roshan, and do not hesitate when you can take Roshan
Aggressive Teamfights or Farm the **** up.
You are now officially non-squishy(does not mean you are not tanky) and deal enough damage to lead any teamfights and tower pushes to victory.
If you can micro and combo, please buy Blink Dagger
your teammates can’t wait to see your micro skills.
You can keep on farming ofcourse, especially when there is no reason for you to join teamfights – if your teammates are able to deal teamfights without you.
Keep on farming as usual, Spread your Meepos across the map!! (Don’t forget you can Poof them to others anytime! Don’t fear!)
Jungle, Ancients, Lanes (but don’t go to enemy jungle please.. )
Hitting level 20+ cannot be easier. If you cannot handle the micro, hide your Meepo in the trees of the lane to leech exp.
Simple yet successful Mid-Game. Late game is coming, and you are the star.
Your late game items are simple.
In whichever order you want it.
I usually go for Armlet > Heart > AC.
Armlet boost is highly cost efficient and your dps output gets crazy.
If the game does not end even after getting those, I can imagine how hard and tight the game is.
ITS TIME TO JUST END GAME
Pick this up and rush for the throne (while your team defends). Trust me, you will most likely win.
One tip, Keep 1 Meepo in the fountain so that the rushed Meepos can quickly escape to safe Meepo.
This is pretty much it in the basics.
It’s time to cover up the hidden details
Micro Tips and Tricks + Combos
First of all, coming from W3 DotA, playing Meepo in Dota2 is significantly easier. Why?
Because of this shit + ‘Tab’ throughing the group.
We will effectively use them in micro-ing and also in combos.
Let’s start with basics. First of all, Please assign your Meepos into groups!!
Have 1 group for ALL Meepos,
Have 1 group for Jungle Meepos
Have groups for Laning Meepos
Double tapping the assigned group will direct your screen to the unit.
Ex – How I do it
1 – All Meepos
2 – Jungle Meepos
3 – Laning Meepos
Late Game Team fights
1 – All Meepos
2 – Main Meepo
3 – Rest 4 Meepos
Please use TAB. ITS TOO GOOD.
Especially when you want to mass Poof, W+LMB > Tab > W+LMB > … allows you to poof 5 in a matter of a second.
This applies also when you want to perma-bind with your Earthbind.
ALWAYS listen to your announcer - when it says one of your Meepo is getting fucked, you are fucked.
When you expect a teamfight, Don’t move around 5 Meepos stuck together - this not only makes you a easy target but also a douche blocker in the team.
Using only main Meepo to move around (while others jungle/lane/hidden) will significantly makes micro easier.
Keep your eye on the Meepo list which Valve has put kindly for you to make life easier. Monitor the health and you can pretty much prevent unnecessary deaths (especially during teamfights!!)
Be ready to pull any dying ones out immediately! Don’t forget- you are 5x easier target but you have 5x more health pool.
When you micro, please don’t spam commands – its really inefficient to spam commands (like mass RMB to move to specific spot) when you have 5 heros to handle. Please use your mouse and keyboard efficiently.
Don’t initiate unless you have enough health! Replicas are literally papers after 6.79!
Basic Attack Pattern
> Target 1 hero
and so on.
If you cannot Tab+Poof quickly enough, do it only once.
Following combos require binding
Combo 1 – Blink Poof
> Select all Meepos other than Main
> Mass Poof to where you want to blink into
> Select the main Meepo
> Blink in
> Insta-fart-of-death, team wipe.
Ex – According to how I bind my Meepos
3 > (W+LMB > Tab)*4 > 2 > BlinkDagger + LMB
Combo 2 – 4to1 Rotation Undying Meepo
> Have 1 Meepo in fountain
> Move around with 4 Meepos
> During fights, select the Meepo as soon as it is being targeted
> Poof into fountain using minimap
> Select the Meepo which had been in fountain
(note that when you Poofed in a step before, you can click the map again to go to fountain vision)
> Poof the healthy Meepo to the fight (using minimap)
This theoretically makes you undying unless there is mass lockdown for 5+ seconds.
Important thing is to send the ‘unhealthy’ Meepo back to base and bring the ‘Healthy’ Meepo to the fight, keeping the cycle of 1 in fountain and 4 in fight.
I have not seen this happening in any Pro scenes, and I potentially see this as making Meepo more tanky.
In personal experience, this works the best when there are no burst damage or long disables.
This combo will make DoT completely useless ><
Combo 3 – Shadow Amulet Surprise MTFK.
> Get a Shadow Amulet for main Meepo, hide it in the center of the lane
> Other Meepos farming/laning other lane
> When a victim comes near, Poof ALL other Meepos in
> this + basic attack pattern usually kills the victim immediately
This combo is possible because you are Meepo, even if your main hero is hidden and leeching exp, your other Meepos can always farm for you.
This combo is ideal once you have at least 3 Meepos.
Upgrading to Shadow Blade seems unnecessary as your Blink Dagger is enough initiation.
Don’t repeat this many times – they will sentry ward. :( you can then sell your amulet or simply hide Meepo in enemy jungle (risky though)!
Why not shadow blade? Shadow Amulet is pretty useless for Meepo already, no point wasting money to upgrade.
Basically, any heros with reliable stun or ability to force enemies to group up is your best ally.
Some of many, are listed below.
Vacuum + Ion shell + Poof = WOMBOCOMBO
Black hole sets up the best time for a blinkpoof.
His stun is pretty good too :)
You don’t need blink. Let Magnus deliver heros infront of your fart.
Lion, Sandking, stunners
Stuns enemy heros long enough for you to set up blink poof.
Coming soon -
Video coverage of all the content in the guide*
*After I get a better PC lol
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