Phantom assassin and magnus empower combo

The main idea here is for pa to make use of magnus empower magnus empower which makes her pretty op even early game.

  • pa safe lane carry and magnus support
  • easy farm early game with some easy kills if they playing 2 v 1 on the lane
  • pa stifling-dagger stifling-dagger with magnus empower magnus empower and skewer magnus-skewer will dominate the lane very easy and manage to get some kills.
  • magnus empower gives bonus 20%/ 30%/ 40%/ 50% (Talent 35%/ 45%/ 55%/ 65%) = it is like double damage rune for pa for the whole game.
  • and of course the RP magnus-reverse-polarity with the cleave damage from pa will result to winning the most easiest team fight


Pa and magnus combo video


Pa and magnus item build


early gamemid gamelate game
Paphase-boots desolatorbattle-fury black-king-bar skull-bashersatanic abyssal-blade
Magnusarcane-boots observer-wardblink-dagger orce-staffrefreshe


Pa and magnus ability build







As for the talents here are some statistics taken from dotabuff :

pa –          pa talent tree dotabuff


magnus- magnus talent tree-dotabuff



*NOTE : all the items and abilities build are the best for the sake of the combo not in general games, so they might be very bad in a normal game when you are playing without the combo.

for more information about all situational items take a look at dota 2 gamepedia, they have good descriptive core and situational items for phantom assassin and magnus, but remember ” they are not for the sake of the combo

Combo pros and cons

pros: very good damage and good disables with aoe damage also which makes it pretty awesome for team fights

cons: easy to bait especially against tanky heroes with blade mail and they depend on reverse polarity in fights


Combo best teammates


aoe guys ( dark seer, enigma, kunkka, tide hunter,…etc)

other cores who can make use of magnus empower ( sven, void, alchemist, TA (need scepter to give cleave), …etc)


Combo best counters

heroes with high armor or those who can get away from being attacked by ghost form or something ( necrophos, pugna, timber, sven, morphling, …etc)


Combo best against


all range heroes that pa can jump on them and get an easy kill ( sf, sniper, drow ranger, invoker, …etc)

*some of these are very good against pa if she has no bkb black-king-bar, but after the bkb they are all easy targets


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