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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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614 By gaddi 2012-03-04

can anyone give a better item build? because after getting the 2 wraith bands, threads and magic wand the guide says that you should get an eye of skadi but i think maybe there is another item I should buy before getting skadi because i kinda get squishy trying to farm for a skadi and end up being the center of the killing attraction. maybe an item that could beef her up before getting skadi?? :) :)

613 By DOSA 2011-12-16

dude if u want to get better control on lane for farming then hav couple of tps but never go for BoT its totaly waste on carries....

612 By Ne0aly 2011-07-31

Crime scene investigator, y u no investigate?

611 By csi.gamer 2011-07-31

has anyone tried to dodge stun(incoming projectile) with split shot ?
is it possible with practice?

610 By Mahyar 2011-05-25

i meant with manta not mana

609 By Mahyar 2011-05-25

i have said this before she should be a dps she is a good tank just to help her last long to deal more dmg prince_kathy13 said:
My build...
Treads/BoT:bot cuz better for farming
Linken:only if against doom,na
Skadi:a core
Butterfly:wise choice
Manta:u must have it
Buriza:never buy chance based items cuz removes ur split shot get hotd or divine dont always get linkens only against doom or na(doom silences u and na burns ur mana and since u have lot of int with mana,eos,linken ur mana shield is removed fast

608 By CG23 2011-05-25

that sounds rather sexual

607 By huanglin 2011-03-19

@606 dont dislike this hero just because it is boring. go ahead with fun heroes if you want to, but take note of how fast medusa can kill creeps and down towers with dps items. you have no idea what she can do within 5 minutes.

606 By Pro-con 2011-03-19

Yes, but it's boring...

605 By ->F3lix<-/ 2011-03-09


owning last 5 minutes>owning the rest of the game, since owning last 5 minutes=victory

604 By The Guardian Angel 2011-03-09

Let me remind you that the last 5 minutes can break or make a game.

603 By Pro-con 2011-03-09

Boring hero...

OH look the games almost finished let me go own for 5 minutes!!

Boring... JOKES

602 By sewingmachine 2011-03-09

the ultimate anti illusion hero

601 By prince_cathy13 2011-03-06

My build...


600 By Bribe 2011-03-01

She needs 3-way stats items. Like Linkens and EoS, but EoS is way expensive. Manta is incredible on her cuz all the images have Split Shot, and thats why it is always gotten (imagine ur dps with manta and SS on...)
I saw many games with people getting HotD on her, it also comes out pretty effective, as while lifestealing, having mana shield (and decent HP pool) you are incredibly hard to kill.

599 By nooblet_pwner 2011-02-28

Linken->Manta->Butter is the standard cookie-cutter build. It works, it's super effective, etc. but it's boring to see over and over again. If you're pubbing, might as well try out different items that work well for you. If you're playing a serious game, then you will want to use the cookiecutter build.

598 By Abdulink 2011-02-28

Is orchid better or linkens?

597 By shinhyunkang 2011-01-26

many people forgot this great item~~
Orchid makes a great item for gorgon the damage.mana.mana regen.AS are all amazing for gorgon~~
(then what ever you want heehee but me)
for damage
butter fly gg

596 By AllLeftBroken 2010-12-22

@595 Stop spamming your "Dr+split shot=GG".Nobody cares.

595 By zepphyre 2010-12-22

sorry for the triple post hehe

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