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Medusa - The Gorgon

Medusa - The Gorgon
Medusa - The Gorgon
Range: 600 | Move Speed: 290
Primary: AGI
Str: 14 + 1.65 | Agi: 20 + 2.5 | Int: 19 + 1.85
Damage: 44 50 | HP: 416 | Mana: 247
HP Regen: 0.67 | Mana Regen: 0.77
Attack Speed: 0.71 | Armor: 2
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 striking multiple foes with a single volley of arrows, debilitating them with jolts of lightning, and even conjuring a protective barrier of mana. Like her namesake, Medusa instills paralyzing fear into all that dare cross her path.
Split Shot Split Shot (T)
Medusa magically splits her shot into four 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
Cooldown: N/A

Mystic snake Mystic snake (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
Mana Shield Mana Shield (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
Stone Gaze Stone Gaze (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
Cooldown: 100
Affects any units that have line of sight with Medusa at any period during 0.6 seconds after cast.

Strategy Guides:

Medusa - The Ugly Tank posted by rain9441 on 2007-06-06
The Other Naga posted by BlowThaCandlesOut on 2010-06-08


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574 By SirOchsen 2010-09-07

All enemy heros who are faced in gorgons direction will get purged

573 By Mortredx4 2010-09-07

i dont get her ulti can somone explain?

572 By jef848 2010-09-05

Try this items.. you can get this if you farm good and manage to survive.
1.Bracer(Cheap Hp)
4.Linken's Sphere
5.Eye of Skadi(ORB WALK)
6.The Butterfly(evasion + Mana shield)

571 By jef848 2010-09-05

Try this items.. you can get this if you farm good and manage to survive.
1.Bracer(Cheap Hp)
4.Linken's Sphere
5.Eye of Skadi(ORB WALK)
6.The Butterfly(evasion + Mana shield)

570 By jef848 2010-09-05

Try this items.. you can get this if you farm good and manage to survive.
1.Bracer(Cheap Hp)
4.Linken's Sphere
5.Eye of Skadi(ORB WALK)
6.The Butterfly(evasion + Mana shield)

569 By redapple1973 2010-08-31

is it good idea to go guinsoo then dr after you complete linkens?

568 By Nabla 2010-08-24

when you want decent dps with some survivability and an escape mechnism beside ulti, go for Force-Staff >.>

beside morphling medusa is one of the heroes i would buy skadi in nearly every game.
butterfly does same (survivability/dps) but not as much suvivability like EoS
when you are tanky enough go for decent dmg like mkb/radiance bfly is one of the
items who belong in latest lategame.

567 By ->F3lix<-/ 2010-08-24

Skadi>butterfly, cause medusa is a stat hero...

566 By dotawarlord 2010-08-24


565 By nooblet_pwner 2010-08-06

ive never seen medusa skip linkens either. usually thats the first item they go for

564 By Sundew 2010-08-06

Fair enough; to be honest, I don't get it either. I had posted it earlier as a "viable" item because I have seen it pulled off in IHL, and it worked out for them well enough.

563 By Sundew 2010-08-06

Two Null's + Eye of Skadi = Talisman of Skadi. +50 to all stats, it's gg on Medusa.

On a more serious note, leave the Force Staff for VS to get. Wraith Bands > Nulls. Power Treads > Arcane Boots. Manta > Radiance.

I've never seen a good Medusa skip Manta, it's too important for her.

562 By King-Garfu 2010-08-06

Probably Nulls early for cheap Mana? I think. I hope O_O
Force staff for emergency escapes and shizz and arcane boots for an emergency mana boost?

561 By silentzero 2010-08-06

not if your build is mostly composed of manaregen items with only 2 mediocre stat items like Reigarde stated namely Bloodstone, linkens, guinsoo

honestly, even if we can say that she's "impossible" to kill, she can't do significant DPS (DPS is what makes her a threat right?)which with THAT build

indeed a medusa with skadi, manta, linkens is major trouble due to the "Impossible to kill" due to stat items and is a threat, unlike the previously mentioned build, there's a difference

560 By BlowThaCandlesOut 2010-08-06

The point is, if Medusa is impossible to kill, she WILL be dealing out massive damage.

Only way to make her impossible to kill is 3 way stat items, namely Skadi, Manta, Linkens.

All of them boost her DPS too, with Splitshot she's an AOE monster.


Still, I wouldn't go for Mjollnir. Medusa excels at farming without dying and losing exp and gold, and does it really fast with Snake and SS, coupled with TPs/BoT, chances are you would be outfarming their carry(s).

559 By silentzero 2010-08-06

tasik be trolling

kindly elaborate why the use of Null talisman? and arcane boots is overkill even for medusa. Explain the force staff usage pl0x

558 By R1P3R 2010-08-06

Here is a useful item build for gorgon :
Arcane Boots
Force Staff
Eye of Skadi

Use only 2nd,3rd and Ultimate. Split Shot is useful only to farm,and you'll do this in late very well

557 By nooblet_pwner 2010-08-04

"ppl have absolutely no clue what medusa can turn into"
oh really? and from where do you draw that conclusion? the ridiculously stupid item build that only ONE person said? think again, smart one. you're not the only one that's seen professional dusa.

556 By tasik 2010-08-04

omfg, so many dumb comments down there. ppl have absolutely no clue what medusa can turn into

555 By Sundew 2010-08-04

"Impossible to kill" with no damage means that they completely ignore you in team battles, focus down your teammates, and then take you out when everyone else is dead.

@BTCO, it's not optimal, but sometimes you have to adapt (ex: Picking Medusa as fourth pick, only to have the enemy captain pick up two more carries on his turn, making it impossible for you to turtle until late). Skipping shield for SS *might* work, but I've never seen it done; shield just helps too much.

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