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Nerds Support Morphling

morphling
Morphling
Offlane Support
Hard Support
Updated: 2/7/24, 9:45 PMPatch 7.35bAuthor: Leamare
Hero stats
10,313
45.53%
79
16.45%

Description

Morphling is agility core hero, who can be played as utility core / support, using his ability to stun people for long duration with low cooldown with Adaptive Strike (W). This build is focused on using Morphling as support hero with potential to transition later into another powerful core.

This build is untraditional and situational. Use the hero on this position with this build on your own risk.

Starting Items

tango
magic_stick
enchanted_mango
branches
branches
faerie_fire
blood_grenade

Skill Build

Talents
+35 Strength
25
-40% Waveform Cooldown
+0.8s Adaptive Strike Stun Duration
20
Waveform Attacks Targets
+15 Agility
15
+16s Morph Duration
+250 Waveform Range
10
+15% Magic Resistance
Skill Build Timeline
morphling_adaptive_strike_agi
morphling_morph_agi
morphling_waveform
morphling_waveform
morphling_waveform
morphling_replicate
morphling_waveform
morphling_adaptive_strike_agi
morphling_adaptive_strike_agi
talents_tree_full
morphling_adaptive_strike_agi
morphling_replicate
morphling_morph_agi
morphling_morph_agi
talents_tree_full
morphling_morph_agi
morphling_replicate
talents_tree_full
talents_tree_full

Main Build

Early Items
boots
magic_stick
wind_lace
magic_stick
arcane_boots
Core Items
phylactery
aether_lens
tranquil_boots
Lategame Items
blink
aghanims_shard
angels_demise
boots_of_bearing
sheepstick
octarine_core
ethereal_blade
Situational Early
pipe
cyclone
force_staff
blade_mail
soul_ring
lotus_orb
solar_crest
guardian_greaves
glimmer_cape
spirit_vessel
pavise
Situational
ultimate_scepter
meteor_hammer
aeon_disk
hurricane_pike
Utility
force_staff
pipe
guardian_greaves
glimmer_cape
spirit_vessel
lotus_orb
solar_crest
Core Transition
skadi
manta
butterfly
Alternatives
There are no elements
Order swaps
There are no elements

Build Timeline

Early Items
boots
magic_stick
wind_lace
magic_stick
Item #1
arcane_boots
Situation
blade_mail
soul_ring
pavise
Item #2
phylactery
Situation
pipe
cyclone
force_staff
solar_crest
glimmer_cape
spirit_vessel
Item #3
aether_lens
Situation
lotus_orb
guardian_greaves
Item #4
tranquil_boots
Item #5
blink

Lategame Items

Lategame Main Route
blink
aghanims_shard
angels_demise
boots_of_bearing
sheepstick
octarine_core
ethereal_blade
All Lategame Items
blink
aghanims_shard
angels_demise
boots_of_bearing
sheepstick
octarine_core
ethereal_blade
hurricane_pike
aeon_disk
meteor_hammer
ultimate_scepter
skadi
manta
butterfly

Neutral Items

Tooltips

Spells Tooltips

Waveform

Our main escape/damage tool early. Probably the best skill to get for early skirmishes and offlane

Attribute Shift (Strength Gain)

The other thing we want to have early: whole strategy works only when we morphed into strength, so we need morph for that (and we won't really use it after we morph 90% str after that)

Morph

It's pretty nice to have for both offensive and defensive plays: you can make repliva from your core and push with it or control it to get somewhere save after initiation in bad position. You can also create replica from strong enemy hero with good auras (like vladmirs, venge aura, wk's lifesteal..)

Items Tooltips
blink

Increasing initiation range even more, while also providing ability to choose better position (and knock enemy closer to our allies), or even jump in close distance and make dodging our projectile much harder.

pipe

Useful thing against high magic damage lineups (you will probably face that a lot since you're playing morphling)

sheepstick

Providing even more control for our team (like our stun gun wasn't already enough)

cyclone

Good for purging silences or controlling enemy in place so you can wait for your cooldowns and use stun+wave again. Provides us with mana regen and mobility which will always be handy.

force_staff

Another way to get out after initiation or save ally

blade_mail

We will have massive amounts of HP from str, so blademail may be handy. It also provides a lot of armor and int, which will be useful since we don't have a lot of armor and we always love to get more mana.

butterfly

Pretty good damage item for any agility core and, well, while transitioning we need any damage we can get so we will be online as a core faster.

manta

With our illusions and stats theme, manta is probably the second best item to get since you can split-farm with illusions effectively.

skadi

At the point when you will be able to transition into core, you will have enough stats already by yourself, but huge boost from skadi will make you tankier, while also increasing your damage output.

ethereal_blade

Allowes us to save allies from physical damage, gives us opportunity to use shotgun combo, even starts our transition into core with huge agility boost.

arcane_boots

Early pickup, disassemble later for other boots

tranquil_boots

At some point, with Lens and mana talent, we won't need arcanes anymore, while extra mobility and health regen will be pretty handy for support morphling

solar_crest

Strong armor item, mana regen, allowes us to save allies from massive physical damage, while also solves our armor problems (when we're morphed to str)

guardian_greaves

Ultimate support item, huge armor boost and nice regen aura for our team

aether_lens

Huge mana boost and increase of our initiation range

octarine_core

Massive manapool increase and, of course, cooldown reduction, so downtime between our stun instances will bae as low as possible.

glimmer_cape

Another saving item, useful when you need to save somebody from massive magic damage or from instant focus

hurricane_pike

Natural upgrade for forcestaff with huge stats boost. There's no reason to not pick it up if you have forcestaff.