Let’s take a brief look at some of the heroes that can utilize Manta Style to its full potential.
Manta Style is one of the most popular items in Dota 2 because it provides a lot of agility, as well as two illusions. Although some players might think that this item is not worth it, in reality, it does wonder when used correctly.
For some reason, Manta Style is not as popular as it once was. Some heroes continue to purchase this item all the time, but others focus on other things, such as Sange and Yasha (SNY). Although SNY has its benefits, Manta Style is superior in many situations, especially for certain heroes. Speaking of the devil, let’s take a brief look at some of the heroes that usually purchase Manta Style at some point during the game.
The first hero that definitely comes to mind when it comes down to Manta Style is Anti-Mage. This is the only hero that even has a cosmetic item that looks like Manta, which is a clear sign that this item does wonders for the hero. Most Anti-Mage players get Manta as soon as they complete their Battlefury because it allows them to farm even faster.
Besides the farming speed, Manta Style allows AM to be more offensive because the two illusions benefit from Manaburn. Moreover, the hero can use this item to dodge certain abilities and escape from tricky situations. So, don’t be surprised when that Anti-Mage always buys this item, regardless of the heroes he has to face. After all, it also gives him more damage, attack speed, and movement speed.
Another hero that often purchases Manta Style is Juggernaut. Although he is not like Anti-Mage because some metas do not “allow” him to go for this item, most players will purchase it at some point during the game. Like AM, Juggernaut usually goes for Battlefurly, followed by Manta Style to do more damage and escape when needed.
With that being said, Jug has several other popular item builds, such as the one that includes Mask of Madness (MoM) and SNY. Needless to say, there is no point in combining SNY with Manta Style because you won’t get twice the Attack Speed or Movement Speed.
The next popular hero on this list is Drow Ranger, which probably doesn’t come as a surprise to some of you. Drow Ranger is a ranged agility hero that is notorious for being one of the faster pushers in the game. That’s why Manta Style works well for her.
One of the problems that should be noted is that Drow is not the faster farmer in the game, especially compared to Anti-Mage. As a result, the hero might need more time before it gets this item, reflecting on her pushing capabilities.
Besides using it offensively, Manta Style is an important part of Drow’s defense because the hero is not as tanky as other carries. If she uses it while a projectile is flying towards her, she can also dodge certain abilities.
Luna is in a similar state to Anti-Mage when it comes down to Manta Style. This is a must-have item for every Luna player, regardless of the situation. Besides giving the hero more movement speed and attack speed, the item allows her to become one of the strongest pushers in the game. Once Luna starts attacking your Tier 3 tower with Manta, she can destroy tour racks in a couple of seconds. That’s because the illusions benefit from Moon Glaives.
Medusa is another female hero in Dota 2 who can utilize Manta Style to its full potential. Even though most players prefer to purchase SNY, Manta is also a good item for the hero because it provides decent stats, damage, and the ability to summon two illusions.
Medusa is not notorious for her pushing capabilities, but Manta Style definitely helps the hero be more dangerous during the later stage of the game. What’s even more interesting is that it allows her to be more unpredictable during team fights.
Morphling is a late-game monster known for its right-clicking power and the ability to tank loads of damage. He is one of the many heroes in Dota 2 that needs as many stats as possible to be effective. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Manta Style is one of the best items you can get for the hero. In fact, many people decide to get this item as soon as possible because it allows the hero to farm the side camps and the lane simultaneously.
PL is one of the few heroes in Dota 2 that relies on illusions in order to be effective. This means that Manta Style is one of the must-have items for every PL player, even if he has to face heroes, such as Earthshaker.
Like AM, Juggernaut, and Luna, most PL players try to get this item as fast as possible. However, instead of rushing it, they usually purchase a Diffusal Blade beforehand because this item allows the hero to participate in teamfights and do more damage overall.
The next carry on this list is Spectre, a hero that often goes for Manta Style because the item lets her be a lot more dangerous in a 1v1 situation. Unfortunately, Spectre is not among the heroes in Dota 2 that always purchase this item. The hero has different item builds, such as the one where you have to get Radiance as fast as possible, followed by Manta. However, some people decide to take the alternative route and get Aghanim’s Scepter, followed by Diffusal Blade and Manta.
The last hero that we’d like to include on the list is Terrorblade, one of the best carries in professional Dota 2 matches. Although some of the best players in the world prefer to get SNY, most people purchase Manta Style because this item lets them create illusions while being in a Metamorphosis. In other words, TB can do a lot more damage to heroes and buildings, especially if he has other items.