Divide and conquer your opponents with the overwhelming mischief and mayhem of our Dota 2 Meepo Guide
Meepo battles on all fronts by summoning permanent copies of himself and conquering the battlefield with divided unity. Where there is one Meepo, expect to see others Poof in.
He is a melee Agility Hero that starts with a good 648 HP and 315 Mana. He is highly mobile with 330 base movement speed and durable with 6.8 base armor. Sadly, his 49 attack damage is below average for a melee Hero.
He is considered one of the most challenging Heroes to play in the game. His unique approach to Dota 2 is quite hard to master, primarily due to his ultimate splitting himself into up to five Meepos, all of which kill all copies instantly upon death. The level of micro-management needed is near-impossible for most but also advantageous. Once mastered, a pro-Meepo player can easily farm, push or gank multiple lanes simultaneously and more successfully than any other Hero in the game.
Let’s come together and focus our undivided attention on the endless possibilities of his versatile ability kit.
- Earthbind – He throws a magic net at a target location within a range of up to 1250, rooting all enemy units in a 220 radius for 2 seconds.
- Poof – Drawing magic from the earth, he can poof out of existence, teleporting to another Meepo or himself after channeling for 1.5 seconds. He does up to 100 (130 with level 10 talent) in a 400 radius in both his departure and arrival locations. Targeting a location on the ground will Poof you to the nearest Meepo.
- Ransack – His enchanted shovel steals up to 18 (26 with level 20 talent) from enemy Heroes and up to 9 (17 with level 20 talent) health from creeps, healing all his clones for that amount.
- Divided We Stand – He summons up to 3 (4 with level 25 talent) copies of himself, which can gain 100% gold and 30% experience as the original. The clones cannot wield any items other than Meepo’s boots. If any clones die, all of them do. Finally, all clones get bonus magic resistance of up to 20%. This ability can be upgraded by both Aghanim’s Scepter and Aghanim’s Shard, both granting him unique abilities.
- Dig (Aghanim’s Shard Upgrade) – He digs himself a cozy hole, burying himself and becoming invulnerable and untargetable for 3 seconds. During this time, 35% of his max health is healed.
- MegaMeepo (Aghanim’s Scepter Upgrade) – The primary Meepo mounts all the clones in a 600 radius on top of himself to create a tower. In this form, the tower gains 50% of the other clone’s stats and can cast Earthbind and Poof for the multiplier effect of 1 per stack. The clones can also be flung at enemies at a 900 range to deal 225 damage and slow their movement by 60% for 3 seconds.
- Level 10 – +30 Poof Damage or +7 Strength
- Level 15 – -2.5s Earthbind Cooldown or +15% Evasion
- Level 20 – +8 Ransack Health Steal or Earthbind grants True Strike on Targets
- Level 25 – +1 Divided We Stand Clone or Pack Rat
Dota 2 Meepo Guide – Tips
Meepo is a versatile core who, when mastered, can quickly come back from even the most difficult games. His ability Divided We Stand is his bread and butter, allowing him to create clones that can simultaneously farm, push and gank multiple lanes with explosive impact. With perfectly timed Earthbinds, He can disable an enemy for an extended period while burying in the dirt with high burst damage from Poof. Ransack also helps him manfight, and with proper micro, can help him jungle, take teamfights and solo Roshan easily. With enough space, he can bury any core that stands in his way.
He is mainly played as a carry, as he can take down almost any foe with proper items. Early points in Poof can help him maximize his farming and nuking power and grant him the ability to teleport to clones across the map. Remember to ask your support to stack camps, as with a pull into Poofing clones and a bit of Ransack, he can clear the jungle in seconds. He heavily depends on a few items, such as Blink Dagger, to get off devastating combos. Micromanaging each clone is vital because if one dies, they all die.
Getting early farm and level with Meepo is essential because of his insane scaling abilities. You are already at a clear advantage if you out-farm and out-level your opponents. Furthermore, with our abundance of gold, investing in items that give you raw attributes is the way to go, as all items other than boots cannot be shared by the clones. With proper farming and leveling in the early-game, mid-game and late-game should be a breeze.
Dota 2 Meepo – Pros and Cons
Here is a short list of Weaver’s strengths and weaknesses to be aware of unless you want to get squashed.
- Has up to 5 independent bodies
- Insanely fast farmer
- Can easily overpower almost any Hero
- Can root enemies repeatedly for a long duration
- High HP, Mana, armor and movement speed
- Very vulnerable to area damage abilities
- Very dependent on micromanaging
- Hard to play well
- Requires a lot of farm
- Low attribute growth
How to play Meepo
With this Meepo playstyle guide, you will soon be able to outplay and bury your opponents with overwhelming power.
Move to the lane with a Tango and a Healing Salve for regeneration. As you are a infamous Hero, you are sure to get some hate in lane. You can skip out on Mana regeneration and focus on some attributes from Iron Branch and Slippers of Agility.
Due to his low base damage, the attributes will help you last hit, and if you are not confident enough, grab yourself a Quelling Blade too.
You are incredibly dependent on farm and levels, so focus the early-game on getting last-hits and denies. Furthermore, you can use your clone to pull or stack camps, ensuring you have a place for extra farm once your lane is pushed out. Two Meepos last-hitting at the same time is difficult to contest.
Finishing a few Wraith Bands for cheap attributes and Boots of Speed for better mobility among all your clones is suggested. If you are having HP problems, getting a Bracer is also a great idea. Keep a Town Portal Scroll on you at all times, which, combined with your Poof, gives you a strong global presence.
As you move around the lanes and jungle farming, picking up Power Treads for some cheap stats is advised. If you want more attributes, pick up 1-2 Dragon Lances, as they give you Agility and Strength that all clones can share. If you want to gank without having to micro too hard, you can pick up a Diffusal Blade.
If you are interested in quickly nuking down enemies and do not fear intense macroing, you can pick up the Blink Dagger and try out some infamous Blink + Poof combos to disintegrate your enemies. It might be challenging to master, but it's pretty fun to execute once you get the hang of it. Get your farm and ganks in, and try to snowball over your enemies and end the game before they can collect themselves.
Your enemies might start to become a problem for you, especially if they focus you down with stuns and nukes. Killing one Meepo is enough, so keeping yourself alive in the heat of battle might be difficult. Getting an Eye of Skadi, a Heart of Tarrasque, and if you are up for more micro, an Aghanim’s Scepter can benefit you with the amazing extra attributes.
Getting a Boots of Travel and a Scythe Of Vyse can be another road you can take, focusing more on split-pushing and catching enemies off guard with your Blink + Hex + Poof combos. These will usually transition to a Rosh Aegis falling into your hands and giving you the much-needed security to go high ground.
Dota 2 Meepo Counter
Here are some Heroes who are effective against Meepo and can have you sweating to keep your clones alive.
- Axe – His tanky nature and Berserker’s Call + Counter Helix combo can disable multiple Meepos long enough to focus one down with targetted damage.
- Winter Wyvern – Her Winter’s Curse is one of the most brutal counter’s to Meepo, especially in the late-game, as a perfectly timed cast can cause him to either attack himself or one of his allied cores, killing them.
- Sven – His Great Cleave and God’s Strength can deal heavy damage to Meepo and his clones, especially if caught with a well-timed Storm Hammer.
- Earthshaker – Echo Slam can deal catastrophic damage against a cluster of Meepos, especially during teamfights or collective pushes. He can also combine his other abilities, like Fissure and Enchant Totem, to stun-lock them for a long time.
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