N0tail's Meepo Guide

N0tail's Meepo Guide

After witnessing him wreaking havoc in a match against Team Baguette in The Defense and Virtus.pro in the EMS RaidCall League, all eyes have been fixated upon N0tail for his superb Meepo game play on a professional level. Meepo, also known as the Geomancer in the original iteration of Dota, has always been a high-risk high-reward and a micro-intensive pick and as such, has stayed out of the fray of competitive Dota for as long as memory goes. With this guide, his viability in the current meta-game is explained in detail.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are thrilled to announce that the wait is finally over for all of you who've been praying with devout passion for N0tail to unveil the secrets to his famous 'Meepo'.
The video guide walks us through almost every intricacy that the hero presents. Be it the skill build or the item progression, Mr.Meepo has it all covered for you. Most importantly, the hotkeys and the binds used by N0tail himself to achieve "perfect micro skills". Be warned though, since this perfection would only come with immense amount of practice, patience and the usual amount of "admiration" by fellow teammates, if you happen to boldly step into match-making right after watching this video the results may not be the same.

 Key Points:

  - Starting Items:

        a] Tango x1                           
        b] Salve x1                             
        c] Ring of Protection x1      
        d] Stout Shield x1                 

N0tail - "It is very important to take a stout shield, especially when you lane mid as there is no shop there, so that the damage block and armor from the ring of protection would help to avoid damage taken."

  - Early Game:                                  

        a] Tranquil Boots                  
        b] Poor Man's Shield            
        c] Sage's Mask                       
        d] Scroll of Teleportation     

N0tail - "Apart from providing the mana regenenration, the tranquil boots can be disassembled and you can turn the Sage's mask into a Ring of Basilius to push an open lane."

  - Core Items:

        a] Power Treads                   
        b] Aghanim's Scepter           
        c] Blink Dagger                     

N0tail - "Once you have your Aghanim's Scepter, you will have so much more map presence all of your clones would receive the bonus stats from every item you make."

  - Luxury Items:                                

         a] Heart of Tarrasque           
         b] Ethereal Blade                  
         c] Drums of Endurance        
         d] Vladimir's Offering           

N0tail - "A Heart of Tarrasque will give you massive tanking ability, also Ethereal blade can be extremely useful in certain situations."

  - Lane of Choice:

         If you are on the Radiant side, the mid-lane and the bottom lane are best suited for Meepo.
         If you are on the Dire side, the top lane should be your lane of choice.

  - Vision:

         Meepo has the advantage of having a vision of 1800 units during the day as well as night.


To all of you who, unfortunately, were living under a rock and missed the Meepo in action, check out the VoD from The Defense here and in the semi-final match against Virtus.Pro in ESL Major Series One here.
You can also follow Fnatic.N0tail on Twitter and Facebook.

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25 comments

  • Noname Noname
    Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 12:03

    finally, really an eye opener for me in many aspects too. Thanks for your work guys.

  • Katsaurous Katsaurous
    Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 12:07

    Great guide and congrats on your game vs VP yesterday.

  • Urethane Urethane
    Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 13:35

    Hey if N0tail reads this, could I ask how you manage to see which Meepo you're using if you have all of them selected? I can't seem to net anyone because I can't tell which Meepo I have selected.

  • skixo skixo
    Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 14:58

    Fantastic guide Johan. Do moar!

  • cuck cuck
    Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 20:49

    ever consider skadi over heart? +25 to all stats vs +40 strength

  • N0tail N0tail
    Posted Feb 14, 2013 at 12:53

    There's an outline on the meepo which is selected, you can also see it in the top left corner in the row of meepos :)
    and eblade gives you 40 agi, 10 strength + a cool effect. but you can skadi instead of heart, I just dont prefer it.

  • Gunz24 Gunz24
    Posted Feb 14, 2013 at 20:57

    I've been grinding meepo games for a couple weeks now. Got my hands on this build, first game 18-3-1. Put da team on mah back doe. Thanks N0tail

  • Urethane Urethane
    Posted Feb 16, 2013 at 06:06

    Thanks for the advice! You're the best Meepo ever!

  • ANdre_ ANdre_
    Posted Feb 14, 2013 at 14:34

    brilliant guide, really loved it. great work, can we get wisp next?:D

  • add1ctus add1ctus
    Posted Feb 15, 2013 at 10:44

    How do you go on farming all over the map with your group hotkeys?
    Everything is fine for me so far, especially the Poof > Blink combo (which I managed to learn quite quickly, just sometimes not poofing the 5th Meepo).

    But whenever I want to spread all over the map, I'm having troubles using the second Meepo since on 2 I have the 2-5 Meepos and I have to select the second one manually. Do you have any particular setup for farming later in the game (when you have 4 or 5 Meepos)? Like first on sidelane, second on mid, 3 in jungle?

  • N0tail N0tail
    Posted Feb 16, 2013 at 20:54

    I usually farm in groups of 2, then I select group 2, a + click on a camp then select 4 and 5 fast and select another camp, or leave 4th to solo a camp and get in position with 5th and 1st,
    In that way meepo 2 and 3 will farm togeather

  • Inzan1ty Inzan1ty
    Posted Feb 17, 2013 at 11:25

    great work mate

  • Little jp Little jp
    Posted Feb 18, 2013 at 00:49

    What hot keys do you use for your inventory/blink dagger.... I always miss the hot key I use for blink ....

  • habib rahim habib rahim
    Posted Feb 23, 2013 at 14:16

    how to group the meepo... anyone?

  • meepolearner meepolearner
    Posted Feb 24, 2013 at 04:53

    notail, i have some questions, why you dont create a group for all meepos? in the blink dager trick, you do, select the group 2 ( 2 3 4 and 5 meepos) poof all and blink with meepo 1, but to earth bind, you select manually all meepos and alt tab??
    other question, you rush foutain and i see you changing agro so easy, how you do??
    thank you man, you're a legend xD

  • gabriel moore gabriel moore
    Posted Mar 04, 2013 at 17:02

    Yeah, I would also love to know how you dive the fountain :)

  • kittygotwet kittygotwet
    Posted Apr 25, 2013 at 09:47

    how do you actually poof all of the other 4? when i have group to selected to meepo 2/3 only 2 poofs. and i was spamming 'w' for poof

  • sunshine sunshine
    Posted Jun 10, 2013 at 17:10

    It's the same as when you are under a tower. To fountain dive, you select the individual meepo with fountain agro and attack one of the other meepos with full hp. The fountain will switch agro just like a tower will.

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    Posted Apr 01, 2013 at 13:32
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  • her casé her casé
    Posted Jun 14, 2013 at 08:21

    How to stop the attack of towers notail?

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  • yafi38 yafi38
    Posted May 07, 2014 at 05:42

    Now we cannot dissemble Tranquil Boot. So shall we make Power Treads in the beginning? Or shall we still make Tranquil Boot?