Goblin Merchant, or Shop, is a neutral building that sells items, and is included on almost all maps. Interactions with the shop are important throughout the game, as it is in many cases the only way to acquire key items such as Boots of Speed, Staff of Teleportation, Scroll of Healing or Potion of Lesser Invulnerability.
|Boots of Speed||250||1||220s||60s|
|Circlet of Nobility||175||1||0s||120s|
|Dust of Appearance||75||1||0s||60s|
|Periapt of Vitality||325||1||0s||120s|
|Potion of Invisibility||100||1||440s||120s|
|Potion of Lesser Invulnerability||150||1||440s||120s|
|Scroll of Healing||250||2||440s||120s|
|Scroll of Protection||150||2||440s||120s|
|Scroll of Town Portal||350||2||440s||120s|
|Staff of Teleportation||150||1||220s||120s|
|Tome of Retraining||300||1||440s||120s|
Shop Control means ensuring to get important items from the Goblin Merchant. Items of particular contention are Boots of Speed, Potion of Invulnerability and Scroll of Healing. There are multiple possibilities to get shop control. By having Map Control a player can stay close to the Goblin Merchant and prevent the opponent from getting to the shop. The right timings are very important for getting the items before the opponent. High mobility heroes like the Blademaster and items such as Boots of Speed or the Staff of Teleportation can help to get to the shop.
Shop Control is especially important on Echo Isles, because there is only one shop on the map. If a player manages to get Boots of Speed for a powerful melee Hero such as the Blademaster or the Demon Hunter, the player will be able to chase down the enemy hero and get map control in the early game.
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