Poor Man's Shield
|Damage Block||20 (Melee user) |
10 (Ranged user)
|Hero Block Chance||100%|
|Creep Block Chance||50%|
It is an inexpensive, early to mid game item that blocks a small amount of physical hero damage all the time and physical creep damage sometimes. Poor Man's Shield is built from Stout Shield and 2 Slippers of Agility, all of which can be all purchased from the Home Shop and the Side Shop. It can greatly help some agility heroes tank harass damage in the laning phase, and slightly increase durability in other situations.
Because of its cost and great effect on early game laning, sometimes in competitive games a Poor Man's Shield is bought as a starting item while a team mate, usually on a support role, pools a regeneration item to the hero with the Shield. A common example hero that this is done on is Broodmother, who will start with a Poor Man's Shield, a Branch, and one Tango supplied by a team mate.
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