An Invoker Build will always vary depending on the play style of the player using him. An Invoker item build will highly depend on the players themselves, as there are numerous ways how to play the character. If you’re up for a challenge, you can always try the support Invoker build but that can come later.
Invoker is one of the most prominent heroes of Dota 2. He is one of the most complex and difficult characters to play successfully in almost all of the MOBA games out there. Playing him requires quick decision-making and fast fingers that make no mistakes. With a total of ten skills that you can employ two at a time, be sure that you can remember all the combos before playing Invoker.
Invoker’s Quas Wex Exort. What are these words?
It is important to know what ability between Quas, Wex, and Exort you will max before starting this build. Additional skill points allotted to each of these abilities will drastically change the power of the skills that make use of that ability. Instead of allotting skill points equally to each of these abilities, it is better to focus on focusing the majority of your skill points to two of them at least from the start.
Quas allows the manipulation of ice and each instance increases Invoker’s HP regeneration. The skills that use Quas are Cold Snap, Ice Wall, Ghost Walk, Forge Spirit, Ice Wall, and Deafening Blast. Each level of Quas increases the HP regeneration gained per instance of Quas.
Wex allows the manipulation of storm elements and each instance increases Invoker’s attack speed and movement speed. The skills that use Wex are Ghost Walk, Tornado, EMP, Alacrity, Chaos Meteor, and Deafening Blast. Each level of Wex increases the attack speed and movement speed gained per instance of Wex.
Exort allows the manipulation of fire elements and each instance increases Invoker’s intelligence stat. The skills that use Wex are Sun Strike, Alacrity, Chaos Meteor, Forge Spirit, Ice Wall, and Deafening Blast. Each level of Exort increases the intelligence gained per instance of Exort.
Quas and Wex Max Invoker Build
The Quas and Wex Max build focuses on Invoker’s kill potential in the early stages with the use of Cold Snap, Tornado, and EMP. With this skill build, you will also have access to Invoker’s only escape spell Ghost Walk. In using this skill build, Invoker will focus on getting early kills to gain Urn charges. Urn of Shadows will ensure that you will apply Cold Snap instances multiple times which causes significant damage and crowd control.
The standard item builds for this skill build are Urn of Shadows, Boots, Hand of Midas, Boots of Travel, Black King Bar, and Blink Dagger. This core build will solidify Invoker’s team fighting prowess in the early to mid-game as it will help your team secure kills around the map. All-in-all, if you want to help your team early on in team fights then this build is for you.
Quas and Exort Max Build
The Quas and Exort Max build emphasize the laning stage and secure farming of Invoker. This skill build gives you access to Cold Snap, Forge Spirit, and most popularly, Sun Strike. This skill build can give you highlights of flashy Sun Strike kills early on in the game but it limits your team-fighting prowess in the early stages of the game.
Forge Spirit will significantly help you secure the last hits, farm neutral camps, and ultimately win the lane. This build is more of a late-game-centric kind of build as it scales up to the late game perfectly.
The standard item build for this skill build is Hand of Midas, Boots of Travel, Black King Bar, Blink Dagger, Scythe of Vyse, Aghanim’s Shard, Refresher Orb, and Aghanim’s Scepter. The beauty of this build is it gives you the freedom to not buy Urn and be more flexible in terms of item builds. As long as you are farming well and hitting those picture-perfect Sun Strikes in the early game, you are most likely to win in the late game.