Manta Style

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[e][h]Manta Style
 
4700
 
(500)
Manta Style
An axe made of reflective materials that causes confusion amongst enemy ranks.
Attributes

+ 10

+ 26

+ 10
Attack Speed
10
Movement Speed
20
Ability
Active  Mirror Image
Availability
Category
Bought From
Recipe
Manta Style
Yasha Ultimate Orb Recipe

General[edit]

Manta Style (also known as Manta) is an item purchasable at the Home Shop under Armor. Can be disassembled.

Ability[edit]

Mirror Image
Targeting
No Target
Affects
Self
Creates controllable illusions of your hero that last a short time. Casting Mirror Image removes debuffs. Mirror Image resets the current attack and spell targeting priority when cast.
Melee IllusionsDamage Dealt: 33%
Damage Taken: 350%
Ranged IllusionsDamage Dealt: 28%
Damage Taken: 400%
Illusions Created2
Illusion Duration20
Banish Duration0.1
30 Melee
     45 Ranged
125
Notes
  • Provides 1000 ground vision briefly when cast.
  • There is a 0.1 second period during which the illusions are created and your hero is Banished. This can be used to dodge spells.

Strategy[edit]

Aggressive Use[edit]

The move speed aura allows you to chase the enemy and kill them more effectively. The illusions also contribute more damage and cause confusion for the enemy.

Defensive Use[edit]

The move speed aura allows you to escape ganks and counter-gank more easily. Summoning the illusions also can buy time to escape or confuse the enemy that has to pick a target to use a spell on.

Notable Heroes[edit]

  • Tiny can utilize manta style when going for a carry-style of play, mainly from the attack speed and movement speed auras. After he builds Aghanim's Scepter his illusions will do large amounts of damage.
  • Chaos Knight: His ultimate, Phantasm, combined with manta style allows him to deal large amounts of damage very quickly, granting him up to 6 illusions at a time.
  • Anti-Mage: Anti-Mage's illusions have mana break, allowing him to burn opponents mana twice as fast. Anti-Mage also benefits from the durability, movement speed aura for chasing, attack speed aura, and damage.
  • Morphling: He directly benefits from increased stats, which allows him to gain more agility to do damage with adaptive strike. Manta provides increased damage from illusions and durability with its movement speed bonus.
  • Phantom Lancer: Manta style illusions can proc his juxtapose, allowing him to get many illusions very quickly.
  • Naga Siren: Manta style illusions have Radiance burn, and Diffusal Blade mana burn if naga chooses to get either of these items. The increased damage output of manta illusions also synergizes well with her ensnare and ultimate, allowing time for the illusions to do more damage.

Synergy[edit]

Manta Style generally synergizes well with heroes that have spells that summon illusions, for the same reasons that they have spells that generate illusions in the first place. Getting an item that does the same thing as an innate spell plays to a hero's natural strengths.

  • Can be used to dodge some spells during a split second of invulnerability while casting.

Recommended Heroes[edit]

Anti-Mage
Chaos Knight
Drow Ranger
Terrorblade
Luna
Mirana
Morphling
Naga Siren
Phantom Lancer
Sniper
Spectre
Juggernaut
Alchemist
Medusa
Venomancer
Viper

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
7.21
  • Nerf Movement speed bonus reduced from +25 to +20
7.20d
  • Rework Movement speed changed from +8% to +25 constant
7.14
  • Buff Recipe cost lowered from 900 to 500
7.07d
  • Nerf Attack speed reduced from 15 to 10
  • Nerf Movement Speed reduced from 10% to 8%
7.06
  • Nerf Recipe cost increased by 100
6.85
  • Buff Mirror Image range/melee cooldown reduced from 50/35 to 45/30
  • Buff Mirror Image mana cost reduced from 165 to 125
6.82
  • Nerf Mirror Image vision type changed from Unobstructed/Flying to Ground
  • Buff Recipe cost reduced from 900 to 800
6.81
  • Buff Mirror Image now resets the current attack and spell targeting priority
6.75
  • Nerf Price increased by 150
    • Recipe cost increased by 250 from 650 to 900
    • Yasha cost decreased by 100
6.69
  • Buff Decreased cooldown of melee Heroes (50➜35 sec)
  • Nerf Increased damage ranged Illusions take (350%➜400%)
  • Nerf Lowered damage ranged Illusions deal (33%➜28%)
  • Rework Increased recipe cost by 50 (Yasha recipe cost was reduced by 50)
6.69
  • Nerf Attribute reduced bonus from +10 to all attributes to +8 to all attributes
6.67
  • Rework Cost increased by 50
    • Manta recipe cost increased by 100 (500 to 600)
    • Yasha recipe cost decreased by 50 (800 to 750)
6.60
  • Rework Reworked
  • Buff Can now be disassembled
  • Nerf Increased cooldown (40➜50 cd)
6.55
  • Rework Tweaked Manta Style
6.52e
  • Buff Increased Diffusal Blade's agility bonus by 5 (carries through to Manta Style)
6.51
  • Buff Lowered Manta Style's cooldown a bit
6.50
  • Buff Reduced cooldown on Manta Style
  • Buff Reduced animation time on Manta Style

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