1. Hand of midas
2. Black King Bar
3. TP scrolls
1. Meddalion of courage and armour
2. Ethereal Blade
3. Boots of Travel
4. Semi carrys
Hand of Midas
First would have to be Hand of Midas. Many people say its a ricing item, that it shouldn't be bought unless you want to farm for the late game. I say otherwise, I say that midas is the DotA 2 Cheese. First of all, its not the best item to increase GPM because it only helps in creeping once every 100 seconds. Second of all, it doesn't increase anything or any stat that will help on fights like butterfly or buriza, the +AS is very noticeable but not game changing, and third of all, its benefits gets weaker as the game goes by.
So how do I think people should use it?
Cheese. I must ask you, what can you do with:
-Extra attack speed
-Ability to clear one hard creep camp every minute.
-Running against the clock, every minute that goes by, hard camps aren't as hard as before.
The correct answer is for you to decide. I just don't think its a ricing item. Maybe you could use it if you want to gank, but you dont wanna fall behind in levels? Imagine that midas could be like a bank investment. You pay 5 minutes of GPM for the possibility of earning gold and EXP without having to go through the formality of laning.
Black King Bar
I think some people don't know how to use BKB. In DotA 2 it doesn't dispell every single debuff, and many spells go through BKB. Many times, the correct answer to that support disabling you might not be BKB. You also have to consider the stat bonus it gives. Just like blink dagger, rushing it might not be the smartest choice.
This is an item that everyone should carry and I'm well aware you are very tired of knowing this. You should think twice before teleporting back to base to heal or TPing back after healing. 135 gold is not a small ammount, and using it on non-urgent situations will waste you GPM.
TP to counter-gank with an ally = good
TP to heal or go back to lane = possibly bad
Medallion of Courage
Two thing that I noticed when playing supports is that 1. There's nothing to do with your APM 2. We are lacking cheap items that increase your EHP. While I was in that line of thought I discovered this item. Sometimes people forget that armour is a very efficient way of increasing your effective HP. Stacking basilius and Mekan's armour can increase the ammount of hits a support survives by a huge ammount. MoC is no exception. I don't think you should get this item if you don't have a right clicker on your team, tho.
It's a cheaper alternative for Sheep Stick. It increases your DPS and gives you the possibility of disabling their right clicker. I like to get this on silencer if they have right clickers. Buying this as any hero if they don't have right clickers is a waste of money IMO, even if you have nukers on your team, I highly doubt you'll be able to coordinate spells with your team to nuke the banished guy.
Boots of Travel and Battlefury
I belive those are the farm brothers. BF is the melee version while BoT is the ranged. I'm sure people are very familiar with BF, and I belive you can apply everything you know about BF to BoT. Movespeed can, in a certain way, increase your damage. I like to get it on heroes that could use the multi lane farm and helping allies. Getting it as a first item might be a bad idea depending on their picks.
What? This isn't an item. I don't know If I have been playing on a shitty league when I realized this, but putting 2 semi carrys on the hard lane (vs their carry + support) is a very efficient way of shutting down their farm on pubs. You have to be really careful with ganks from their top lane or jungle when doing this.
I'm trying to figure out the role of items like mask of madness, eul's and blademail. Maybe someone can help me figure that out?
And I think that's it. Hope you guys can tell me I'm wrong along with a good argument.