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Medusa - Dota 2 Hero One Minute Guide
Strength: 14 + 1.65
Agility: 20 + 2.5
Intelligence: 19 + 1.85
[T] Split Shot
Medusa magically splits her shot into five arrows. These arrows deal a lower percent of her normal damage. The extra targets will not receive other attack effects (such as critical strike) and Unique Attack Modifiers.
Single arrow damage: 50%/60%/70%/80%
[C] Mystic Snake
A mystic snake made of energy jumps from target to target dealing damage and stealing some mana. After it reaches its last target, it jumps back to Medusa to replenish her with mana. The snake deals more damage and steals more mana per jump.
Jump radius: 475
Base damage: 80/120/160/200
Base mana stolen: 20/30/40/50
Number of jumps: 3/4/5/6
Damage/mana increase per jump: 25%
CD: 11 sec
Mana Cost: 140/150/160/170
[E] Mana Shield
Creates a shield that absorbs 50% of the incoming damage by using Medusa's mana.
Damage absorbed per point of mana: 0.75/1.25/1.75/2.25
[G] Stone Gaze
Any enemy units staring at the Gorgon will slowly turn to stone, removing status buffs and slowing all speed properties. Deals damage to summoned units and illusions.
Attack speed slow: 100%
Movement speed slow: Slows movement
Damage to illusions and summoned units:500/1000/1500
Mana Cost: 200/100/0
Tips on Med
Buy your items and head out to a lane. It doesn't matter which lane that much, but be careful not to lane against heroes that can seriously disrupt early game farming. If you don't have mana shield early game(before 6), stay back and harass passively with Mystic Snake or when enemies come forward to last hit. But with mana shield you are very tough, wear your enemies down before they wear your mana off!
Farm, farm, farm. Every minute is better spent farming. Cower to a tower and farm. Keep the lane to your side. Don't ask me how to do it or don't use a farmer! Don't use Mystic Snake or Splitshot unless you're intentionally pushing or going elsewhere. Do not actively go to team fights, the faster you have Manta Style the better. Once you have Manta Style however, start going to team fights while pushing when there's none. Balance well between both. Normally your DPS is still not enough for a guaranteed victory, farm by pushing, an occasional kill in team fights and last hitting towers. Here's where you show off your awesome team play sense!
Note: The tips above is not writen by me but it is what exactly I wanna say. As a carry, your main task is to farm as quick as you can! I always believe that Medusa is one of the strongest Carries like SPE and FV. Some may doubt that Med can not adapt to the fast pace dota games in current versions. However, I still believe Med is pretty OP if you can farm your core items fast enough. Just remember that, when Med has items like Butterfly, Manta Style and Satanic, she can always save the world!