DotaStrategy.com   View Strategy - The Geomancer Download Dota Allstars 6.79b
arrowView Strategy > The Geomancer

The Geomancer

Created by Les_Punk on 2007-01-22
Last modified: -
Viewed 55946 times

Rating: 77777

 
Meepo is one of the most misunderstood heroes. Behind the control of a master, Meepo is nearly invulnerable. Hopefully you'll take the chance to learn how to use Meepo to the best of his ability.
Meepo

Meepo - Geomancer


Range: | Move Speed: 305
Primary: AGI
Str: 23 + 1.6 | Agi: 23 + 1.9 | Int: 20 + 1.6
Damage: 39 - 45 | HP: 587 | Mana: 260
HP Regen: 0.94 | Mana Regen: 0.81
Attack Speed: 0.72 | Armor: 5
Earthbind
Earthbind (E)
Rains earthen spikes across a target area, pinning down all enemy units in the 220 AOE. Lasts for 2 seconds.
Level 1 - Ensares enemy units.
Level 2 - Ensares enemy units.
Level 3 - Ensares enemy units.
Level 4 - Ensares enemy units.
• Prevents enemies from using blink skills.
• Does not hit invisible units, but ensnared units won't be able to become invisible.
• Interrupts channeling spells if the target isn't affected by this ability already.
• Does not work on magic immune units.
• Does not work on Roshan.
• Casting range: 500/750/1000/1250
Mana Cost: 100
Cooldown: 20/16/12/8 seconds
Comment: The main ability of Meepo. Use this to keep your enemy's from running or catching you, and also to scout your surroundings. Very useful.

Poof
Poof (F)
Drawing mystical energies from the earth, Meepo can teleport to another Geomancer, leaving destruction in his wake. After channeling for 1.5 seconds, Meepo instantly teleports to nearest target Geomancer, dealing damage in 400 AOE in the departure and arrival locations.
Level 1 - 50 damage.
Level 2 - 80 damage.
Level 3 - 110 damage.
Level 4 - 140 damage.
• When targeted, Meepo will teleport to the Meepo closest to the target point (can be the same Meepo as casts it).
• If Meepo teleports to himself, both departure and arrival damage will be dealt in the same area.
Casting range: Global
• Area of Effect: 400
Mana Cost: 80
Cooldown: 14/12/10/8 Seconds
Comment: The damage on this ability is very low, use it as a means to keep your clones together. NOTE: You can use this on your main hero on himself if you do not have a clone.
Geostrike
Geostrike (G)
The Geomancer enchants his weapon with the essence of the earth, crushing the life from his enemies and numbing their legs. Slows target movement speed and deals damage per second. The effects are additive with other geomancers. Lasts 2 seconds.
Level 1 - 5% slow, 5 damage per second.
Level 2 - 10% slow, 10 damage per second.
Level 3 - 15% slow, 15 damage per second.
Level 4 - 20% slow, 20 damage per second.
• Does not stack with buff placers.
• Geostrike's slow of every Meepo stacks directly.
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: N/A
Comment: A very nice spell for a slow and a nice little boost in damage.
Divided We Stand
Divided We Stand (D)
Meepo summons an imperfect, semi-autonomous duplicate of himself, which can gain gold and experience as he does and shares his experience and abilities. However, the clones cannot wield any items but the boots that Meepo himself wears. If any of the clones die, they all die.
Level 1 - 1 Geomancer.
Level 2 - 2 Geomancers.
Level 3 - 3 Geomancers.
• The only item that transfers to the clones is one pair of boots (any type).
• Meepo clones can use active abilities from Boots of Travel and Phase Boots.
• Meepo clones gain 25% of any extra attributes the primary Meepo has.
• Can be upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter: adds an extra clone. Note that the Scepter is undroppable once acquired.
Mana Cost: N/A
Cooldown: N/A
Comment: The driving force of Meepo. There is so much you can do with your extra clones that those who know how to use him can literally be unstoppable. Use your clones to creep for you, use them to feed you by sending them in separate lanes, or just use them to kill enemy heroes. However, The only item they can have are the boots you are wearing (Boots of Travel, Power Treads, or Boots of Speed. You only need one pair for your main hero, the clones get a free version of it in their inventory). This is Meepo's weakness. More on this later. Also, clones get 25% of the attribute bonus that your main Meepo gets.
Skill Build

Skill Build:

1. Geostrike
2. Earthbind
3. Earthbind
4. Geostrike
5. Earthbind
6. Divided We Stand
7. Earthbind
8. Geostrike
9. Geostrike
10. Stats
11. Divided We Stand
12. Stats
13. Stats
14. Stats
15. Poof
16. Divided We Stand
17. Stats
18. Stats
19. Stats
20. Stats
21. Stats
22. Stats
23. Poof
24. Poof
25. Poof
Item Build

Item Build:

1.View Details for Ring of Regeneration
Ring of Regeneration
(350)
2 HP Regeneration
2.View Details for Ironwood Branch
Ironwood Branch
(53)
1 All Attributes
3.View Details for Ironwood Branch
Ironwood Branch
(53)
1 All Attributes
4.View Details for Headdress of Rejuvenation
Headdress of Rejuvenation
(603)
2 All Attributes
Passive: Regeneration Aura
3 HP regeneration. 500 AoE.
Ring of Regeneration + Ironwood Branch + Headdress of Rejuvenation Recipe Scroll
5.View Details for Ring of Basilius
Ring of Basilius
(500)
6 Damage
1 armor
Passive: Mana Aura
0.65 Mana Regeneration. 900 AoE
Passive: Armor Aura
2 armor. 900 AoE. Doesn't stack with armor auras from Assault Cuirass, Ring of Basilius, or Vladmir's Offering.
Note: Clicking the item will toggle whether Armor Aura affects heroes and units, or just heroes. Can be disassembled.
Ring of Protection + Sobi Mask
Swap Ring of Basilius for Boots of Speed if the situation favors it.
6.View Details for Boots of Speed
Boots of Speed
(450)
50 Movement Speed
Note: Movement speed bonus doesn't stack with Boots of Travel, Phase Boots, Power Treads, or Boots of Speed.
See: Ring of Basilius.
7. Netherezim Buckler
8.View Details for Mekansm
Mekansm
(2306)
5 All Attributes
5 Armor
Passive: Mekansm Aura
4 HP regeneration. 500 AoE
Active: Heal
Heals 250 HP and gives +2 armor in 750 AoE. Armor bonus lasts 25 seconds. Doesn't affect units that have been healed by any Restore in the last 25 seconds. 150 manacost. 45 seconds cooldown.
Headdress of Rejuvenation + Netherezim Buckler + Mekansm Recipe Scroll
9.View Details for Power Treads
Power Treads
(1400)
60 Movement Speed
30 Attack Speed
8 Selected Attribute

Active: Switch Attribute
Switches the attribute that receives a bonus. From Strength to Intelligence, Intelligence to Agility, and Agility to Strength.
Note: Can only carry one. Movement speed bonus doesn't stack with Boots of Travel, Phase Boots, Power Treads, or Boots of Speed.
Boots of Speed + Gloves of Haste + Boots of Elvenskin or Robe of the Magi or Belt of Giant Strength
10. Messerschimidts Reaver
11. Vladmir`s Offering
12.View Details for Stygian Desolator
Stygian Desolator
(4100)
60 Damage

Passive: Corruption
- Causes attacks to place a buff that reduces armor by 6 (works on buildings)
- Buff lasts 15 seconds
- Orb effect

2x Mithril Hammer + Stygian Desolator Recipe Scroll (900)
13. Messerschimidts Reaver
14.View Details for Heart of Tarrasque
Heart of Tarrasque
(5500)
40 Strength
300 HP
Passive: Health Regeneration
Regenerates 2% of max health each second. Only regenerates health when the bearer has not taken damage from a player owned source or Roshan in the last 6 seconds (ranged) or 4 seconds (melee). Doesn't stack with itself.
Messerschmidt's Reaver + Vitality Booster + Heart of Tarrasque Recipe Scroll
If game is still going after you have bought all other items, turn your Messerschimidts Reavers into Hearts.
Skill Build

Early Game:

ATTENTION TO THOSE THAT DID NOT SEE ASSAULT CUIRASS AS PART OF MY ITEM GUIDE:

Assault Cuirass is horrible. The attack speed bonus that your clones get is horrible, the +5 armor aura doesn't stack with Vladmir's, and it uses up an item slot that could be used on something better (I.E. a Messers for health). The only bonus to this item-slot-wasting-6000-gold paper weight is the negative 5 armor aura. But for 6000 gold, AND an item slot, there is much better things that could be gotten.

 

 Levels 1-~11

Start by buying a Ring of Regeneration and 2 Ironwood Branches (You'll need these to get the items needed for Mekansm).

Early game Meepo is fairly weak. Low life, low damage, and, fairly, useless spells.

I don't recommend going mid if your not very good with him. Instead, go top or bottom with a 2nd hero on your team and assist him with Earthbind to get a kill or two.

From level 1-5 try to stay back and try to deny your creeps or last hit theirs. Depending on what 2nd hero is with you and what hero(es) you are facing you should be able to stay out without having to go back to base at all.

Once you get level 6 you get your first clone. Your clones are like a second Meepo, except they can't carry items. Your clones can cast all the spells Meepo has learned allowing you to chain spells for better potential. Careful though, since your clones can't carry items their life and regeneration are going to suffer, making them easy targets for the enemy.

As soon as you get your first clone, I recommend sending your Main Meepo (MM) back to base to get supplies while your 2nd Meepo (2M) stays in your lane getting you XP and money. Careful though, as this makes your single, weak, clone an easy target for the enemy.

Hopefully you've gotten a few creep kills or maybe even a hero kill. This should net you about 800 gold (in EM) by the time your level 6. Your main priority now is to get a Mekansm.

Start by getting a Headdress of Regeneration. This is a very nice item for you because it allows your clone to regenerate health much better than before. If you have enough, get Boots of Speed or a Ring of Basilius (Ring of Basilius if you aren't having much trouble in your lane, Boots of Speed if you are, or if you need it for chasing for hero kills.) before heading out.

Head back to your lane and keep it safe. With your second clone you should be able to double your usefulness to the allied hero in your lane. Your nets will now hold enemy heroes for a total of 4 seconds and with two Meepos thats double the damage from attacks as well as double the slow from Geostrike.

Hint: With multiple Meepos selected press tab to toggle through them to easily chain spells.

Ensnare can take a bit to get used to. It isn't a targetable spell which makes it hard to hit heroes or other units if they are moving. Ensnare has a little less than a 1 second casting time and then it takes more time for the net to hit its target location. Try to compensate by aiming ahead of the fleeing hero. It'll take a bit to master but once you do, no hero will be able to escape you.

Hint: Net gives vision of where it lands. Cast Earthbind ahead of you or in the forests to see what your up against.

Hopefully by the end of early game you'll have  and and maybe Ring of Basilius.

To view the rest of this strategy, please login or register.


Comments

In order to post comments you have to be a registered member and be logged in. If you dont have an account click here to create an account. If you already have an account click here to login.
137 By macbeasty 2008-04-25

Nice strategy man. I disagree with you on the reaver though. It's an expensive item and it only gives 5 str to the clones (and no decent player would try to kill your main meepo). Desolator is a good item for meepo. Sheep stick is also really good though too because ultra late game (lvl25) meepo becomes weak as hell vs heros. But that five second disable is all that is needed to kill any hero and save your clones from permabashers such as troll.

136 By valborgofdestiny 2008-01-08

first i'd llike to say that Belveder is a noob (facts) and why do a guide bout geo ? he is so easy 2 play .. and why should u get be afraid of broodmother ?
not a aoe hero .. this hero needs a solo lane for himself and he pwns every hero which doesnt have AOE
L2P noobface

135 By Deviousx1st 2008-01-06

wouldnt radiance be more effective than a stygian desolator? i mean same + 60 dam , but also immolation-like effect + 8 percent evasion, i think its a wiser choice

134 By mv20vm 2008-01-01

I'll include radiance

133 By mxpx100 2007-12-11

not bad...but i prefer BoT than threads...assault cuiras...vladimer and mekansm

132 By aimz01 2007-12-05

you cant beat me with this hero if i use Tormented soul or Twin headed dragon!!
for sure!! ahahahaha!

131 By darksun 2007-12-04

"My sword will slice ye from crotch to sternum, ye scurvy cur."

The pirate sneers at you and replies "Obviously neither your tongue nor your wit is sharp enough for the job."

130 By jonsey_13 2007-12-04

129 By blondey221 2007-11-25

"Level:

With 3 Meepos you can get 3 times the XP by sending a Meepo to a different lane. Have your main stay in your lane then send M2 and M3 to a different lane. This is hard to control and its easy to get yourself killed. If you trust the people in the game, give them control and let them use your clones."

How do u give other people control of your clones ????????????????????????

128 By Les_Punk 2007-11-18

@AXCELACCEL

Are you even reading my guide? I have Desolators in there, and my reason for getting it over cuirass. I don't know why your even posting half of the comments you have for my guide.

127 By AXCELACCEL 2007-11-13

although that he attack fast, he lacks damage, so if you dont like to get cuirass just buy deso for damage

126 By Mange 2007-11-12

I usually get first HoR and then pt's. after that the mekanism and Vladimirs and then i farm 4 curiass... this build normally gets me to a beyond godlike streak . However, nice strat, just 2 bad you havent added the Curiass

125 By AXCELACCEL 2007-11-05

Nice strategy add cuirass for attack speed

124 By salamii 2007-11-05

lich and leshrac just kick your ass....

123 By Leaganomanaroth 2007-11-05

lich=antimeepo

122 By Les_Punk 2007-10-26

@flediX

Cuirass's armor arua does NOT stack with Vladmirs making the item not worth it imho. If you can find a reason for the 15% AS and -5 armor aura, but for now I cannot see a reason for that when you can get 475 health on your Main Meepo and 119 on your clones instead. Also, I do touch on microing a little bit. I tell how to keep your Meepo's together using 1-5 control groups and also using tab to switch through your Meepos for easier chaining. I guess I don't really explain microing, but I assume if your playing you have a general sense of micro.

121 By flediX 2007-10-24

TBH Assault Curass is a great item.. +5 armor makes yer meepos have a bit more EHP ... And.. 15% extra IAS is just god..(Dont blame me im an IAS Whore)
Overall good guide.. But you left out the most important thing MICRO .. You just cant pick meepo. if you got no sense of micro.. It takes alot of skill to chain all the hotkeys. Thats why we pro gamers achieved "άBERMICRO" ..Witch keeps us alive in such situations... Seriously, everyone if you got no sense of micro.. Dont pick meepo, practice a RTS game like ZH and beat 1 v 3 with hardest enemys and then you can pick meepo O.o

120 By Les_Punk 2007-10-23

@AXCELACCEL

Why would you waste on a slot on a Guinsoo? Meepo doesn't need anymore disable, his net works fine and the stats are worthless. Also, with that build Cuirass is not worth it, and there are no boots. Meepo is pretty bad without boots.

@chenyang
Meepo's clones get 25% of the stat bonus that the main Meepo gets. When you have a messer thats 25 strength which equals 475 health (25*19). His clones get 25% of this which means they get 118.75 (119 rounded up, likely). The thing is, for the clones it doesn't say +xx strength like it does for your main Meepo. Instead, it adds the strength to the Clones' actual strength. So if you look at your main Meepo, you'll see he has say 45 strength and he has a Messers, if you look at your clones they're have more ACTUAL strength than your main Meepo. Hope that makes sense.

119 By chenyang 2007-10-12

hi, i just played meepo and got holy shit and more kills, but one thing i noticed is messerschmidts reaver only get the +25 for the original meepo, not the clones!?
i also purchased several strength +3 items to see what happens, and exactly the same thing! only the original meepo get the points, not the mirror!?

118 By AXCELACCEL 2007-10-10

TRY THIS BUILD IT ROCKS!!

1.MEKA
2.VLADIMIRS
3.CUIRAS
4.HEART
5.GUINSOO-another disable (NO ESCAPE!)
6.DESOLATOR