DOTA STRATEGY – Anti- mage is a Hitter type hero in all of his game. His skills really meet an assassin in escaping and chasing his enemies. Magina sometimes plays in solo but due to his lack of damaging magic skills he always plays in trilane together with two supporting heroes to support him and to prevent him to be killed. The item build for Magina deals mainly on damage as he plays the role of a Hitter.
The early game item build for Magina can be the following:
Quelling Blade – This helps Magina to kill easily when creeping for better farming.
Ancient Tango of Essifation – This item helps Magina to regenerate when in mid health condition.
Healing Salve – This item helps Magina to regenerate more fast whenever he is in a low health condition.
Ironwood Branch – This item grants each attributes for Magina giving him more strength and toughness plus agility.
Magic Stick – This helps you to counter spell caster enemy heroes.
The mid game item build for Magina can be the following:
Power Treads – This boots gives him agility and speed.
Battle Fury – This helps Magina for better farming and grants him regeneration.
Yasha – This gives Magina attack speed and movement speed.
Maelstrom – This helps Magina do more damage and grants him a passive chance to cast chain lightning.
Vanguard – This item gives him Health Points and toughness during the game. This item can be maintained until the late game.
Black King Bar – This helps him to tank and hit more during clash preventing spells to cast on him.
Cranium Basher – This item helps him to stop escaping heroes and grants him damage.
The late game item build for Magina can be the following:
Manta Style – This helps Magina to replicate himself into two to help him during the clash.
Butterfly – This item gives Magina more attack speed and grants evasion that counters other melee enemy heroes.
Heart of Tarrasque – This grants him massive strength adding more health points. This can replace the Vanguard.
Divine Rapier – This can be one of the late game item for Magina if your team is near on winning the game.
Sange and Yasha – This grants Magina both strength and speed.
Monkey King Bar – This gives Magina a lot more damage and a chance to mini-bash.
Buriza-do Kyanon – This gives Magina a lot more damage and a chance to do more damage.
Abyssal Blade – This item grants Magina the chance to bash enemies. This is an upgrade for Cranium Basher.