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Meepo
Meepo.png
Dire icon.png The Dire
Strength
23 + 1.6
Agility
23 + 1.9
Intelligence
20 + 1.6
Level 1 16 25
Hit Points 587 1081 1689
Mana 260 598 1014
Damage 39-45 69-75 104-110
Armor 4.22 8.49 13.4
Attacks / Second 0.72 0.9 1.1
Movement Speed 305
Turn Rate 0.65
Sight Range 1800/800
Attack Range Melee
Missile Speed Instant
Attack Duration 0.38+0.6
Cast Duration 0.5+0.5
Base Attack Time 1.7

Meepo the Geomancer is a melee agility hero who is notorious for being one of the hardest heroes in the game to play effectively due to his heavy reliance on micromanagement. Meepo's defining ultimate, Divided We Stand, makes Meepo four individual clones of himself. The clones cannot use any items besides the boots that the main Meepo himself wears, but each come with their own individual spells and spell cooldowns. As well, they all gain experience and gold additively with the original Meepo. This means that a well-played Meepo can gain experience faster than any other hero, capable of reaching maximum level extremely early into the game and overpowering his unsuspecting opponents. With Earthbind, enough Meepos can permanently root someone in place while the clone army pummels them. Poof allows any Meepo to globally teleport to any other Meepo, as well as deal significant area of effect damage when cast enough times. Geostrike is Meepo's passive, which slows and deals damage on attack, as well as stack with each individual Meepo, permanently bringing them to dust. With this skill set, Meepo can be everywhere on the map at once, and can group up on an unsuspecting victim in a moment's notice. Meepo redefines the power of numbers and is played mostly as a carry.

Unlike most other heroes in Dota 2, Meepo has a base 35% magic resistance instead of 25%.

Contents

[edit] Bio

Meepo Meepo, the Geomancer
Play "All these fancy knights and scary monsters. Pff! What do they got that I ain't got? Nothing, that's what."
Role: Pip carry.png Carry / Pip disabler.png Disabler / Pip initiator.png Initiator
Lore: "If you ask me, life is all about who you know and what you can find. When you live up in the Riftshadow Ruins, just finding food can be tough. So you need to cut corners, you need to scrounge, you need to know your strengths. Some of the beasts up there can kill you, so you need a way to trap the weak and duck the strong. On the upside, the ruins have history, and history is worth a lot to some people. There use to be a palace there, where they had all these dark rituals. Bad stuff. If you survived the ceremony, they would shatter a crystal and split your soul into pieces. They made great art though! Sculptures and such. Let me tell you: sometimes you stumble onto some of those old carvings. Take a pack full of those to town and sell them, then get yourself food for a few weeks. If luck is really on your side, you might find a Riftshadow crystal. Get it appraised and start asking around. Someone always knows some crazy fool looking for this kind of thing. If all else fails, sell it to a Magus the next time one's in town. They love that stuff. Still, whatever you do, be careful handling those crystals. You do not want one to go off on you. It really hurts."
Voice: Nolan North (Responses)

[edit] Abilities

Earthbind
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be purged.
Q
E
Earthbind icon.png
Ability Affects
Target Point Enemies
Tosses a net at the target point, pinning down all enemy units. Earthbind prevents invisibility, blink, and interrupts channeling.
Range: 500/750/1000/1250
Radius: 220
Duration: 2
Cooldown 20/16/12/8 Mana 100
Catching dinner in the Riftshadow Ruins can be quite the task.

Notes:

  • Does not hit invisible units, but earthbound units won't be able to become invisible.
  • Breaks on magic immunity, and does not affect magic immune units.
  • Uses a 0.3 cast point instead.

Poof
Blocked by Magic Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere.
W
F
Poof icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Target Unit Enemies Magical
Drawing mystical energies from the earth, a Meepo can teleport to another Meepo or itself after channeling for 1.5 seconds, dealing damage in both the departure and arrival locations.
Range: Global
Radius: 375
Damage: 80/100/120/140
Cooldown 12/10/8/6 Mana 80
Sometimes breaking one of the Riftshadow Crystals can be just the trick for getting yourself out of a bind. Or your other self.

Notes:

  • When targeted, Meepo will teleport to the Meepo closest to the target point (which can be the same Meepo who casts it).
  • The cooldown and mana cost of this spell are incurred after the 1.5 second cast time completes.
  • Does 280/560/840/1120/1400* damage with 1/2/3/4/5* Meepos, if every Poof is used on self and hits the target.

Geostrike
Partially blocked by Magic Immunity. Not blocked by Linken's Sphere. Can be used by illusions.
E
G
Geostrike icon.png
Ability Affects Damage
Passive Enemies Magical
Meepo enchants his weapon to deal damage per second, as well as slow the movement speed of the attacked unit. Geostrikes from multiple Meepos and illusions stack.
Movement Speed Slow: 5%/10%/15%/20%
Damage per Second: 7/14/21/28
Duration: 2
Partially blocked by Magic Immunity. Damage is blocked, slow is not.
Keeping your pack light and having few but versatile tools is the best bet for survival.

Notes:

  • Geostrike's slow of every Meepo stacks directly.

Divided We Stand
R
D
Divided We Stand icon.png
Ability Affects
Passive Self
Meepo summons an imperfect, semi-autonomous duplicate of himself, which can gain gold and experience as he does and shares his experience and abilities. However, the clones cannot wield any items but the boots that Meepo himself wears. If any of the clones die, they all die. Increases the speed at which you respawn. Upgradable by Aghanim's Scepter.
Number of Meepos: 2/3/4 (3/4/5)*
Respawn Speed: 10%/20%/30%
Can be Improved by Aghanim's Scepter (* shows the improved values). Adds an extra Meepo. Grants 100% shared attribute percentage.
Do I know you?

Notes:

  • Unlike most other heroes, Meepo can level up his ultimate at 3/10/17 instead of 6/11/16.
  • The only item that transfers to the Meepos is one pair of boots (any type).
  • Each Meepo can use active abilities from Boots of Travel and Phase Boots individually. This does not apply to Arcane Boots, however, which may only be used by the Prime Meepo.
  • All Meepos share the Power Treads form that the Prime Meepo uses. Individual clones cannot change the treads.
  • Clones benefit from the stats leveling, but not from items that grant attributes.
  • Aghanim's Scepter is undroppable once acquired.
  • Even if you didn't level up this ability, picking up Aghanim's Scepter will still provide you with an extra Meepo.
  • Illusions of Meepo (including those from Wall of Replica) benefit from Aghamin's Scepter's stats sharing. Illusions of Meepo initially have the same current HP as prime Meepo despite having more strength from Divided We Stand.

[edit] Recommended items

Explanation:
Starting Items:

Early Game:

  • Boots of Speed provide a large boost in mobility that affects all Meepos.
  • Ring of Basilius is a great pickup in lane as it provides damage for last hitting and a helpful aura that gives his clones mana regeneration and armor in the early game.

Core Items:

  • Power Treads provide good attack speed and stats that benefit all Meepos, even prior to acquiring a Scepter.
  • Vladmir's Offering gives a very helpful aura that grants damage, health regeneration, mana regeneration, and lifesteal to Meepo and his clones.
  • Mekansm provides good stats and has two effects that provide helpful defensive stats for his clones.

Situational Items:

  • Aghanim's Scepter gives Meepo an extra clone and allows his clones to benefit from his stats. Both of these effects increase Meepo's overall damage, durability, and utility, while the extra clone can also increase the rate at which he acquires gold and experience.
  • Scythe of Vyse's active gives Meepo a hard disable, allowing him to both secure easy kills and shut down threatening enemy carries.
  • Assault Cuirass grants aura attack speed and armor to clones, increasing Meepo's damage more than traditional DPS items. The armor reduction aura also works on towers, synergizing with Meepo's split-push potential.
  • Blink Dagger gives a great gap closer that, when combined with Poof, effectively works for every Meepo.

[edit] Equipment

[edit] Tips

  • Standard "Recommended items" build is somewhat obsolete and does not reflect the latest meta-game adjustments from the latest patches, since 6.79. Nowadays, very early-game Aghanim's Scepter followed by stats-enhancing items is now the item build norm. Aghanim's Scepter roughly gives +25% Experience, +25% DPS and stats sharing.
  • Meepo's gold is best spent on items which benefit all Meepos. This means aura items and stats. Be advised however , that aura items can be bought by your allies and you will benefit from them just as well, so it's usually better idea to buy stat-enhancers (For example Ethereal blade will give you so much more than Assault Cuirass in terms of damage , attack speed and armour while giving benefit of intelligence and strength as well as ranged nuke which also amplifies poof damage)and utility items like Blink Dagger , Scythe of Vise and Eul's scepter of divinity which can be used on your own low hp Meepoes to save them. Force Staff works for that purpose too.
  • Meepo has huge damage potential in the mid-game. Four successful poofs in the middle of a team fight equates to over 1,000 AoE damage. Especially in the 10-25 minute mark when Meepo can really kick into gear, this is well over half the HP pool of most heroes, and may in fact just one-shot squishier heroes. Similarly, four (five with Aghanim's) Meepos hitting a single target provides nearly unparalleled DPS (especially combined with Geostrike). Unlike other carries, he is not reliant on DPS items to reach this damage potential.
  • That being said, his greatest weakness is his survivability. With a measly 1.6 Strength gain, clones are very squishy targets. The most reliable way to increase clone durability is by getting Strength items. To this end, Aghanim's Scepter can give clones a massive boost. If you're not off to a great start, Mekansm is a cheaper alternative that gives more immediate bonuses. This weakness is very apparent early game, since he's not a fantastic laner and before level 3 doesn't have much of an escape. This makes you quite vulnerable to early game aggression.
  • Meepo can level up much, much faster than other heroes, thanks to his clones; Dota counts each clone as a separate hero for experience mechanics. This means you can get two lanes, or lane and jungle experience, the same time. It also means you get a more significant chunk of experience for hero kills in team fights. If you are behind in levels, make sure to farm as much as you can (even if it means farming on the opposing team's jungle) to catch up to your opponents. One or two Meepos can farm in the lanes, while the rest can farm the jungle. Three clones can easily take out the whole jungle in less than a minute. This accelerated farm and experience is what gives Meepo his midgame dominance.
  • In order to maximize the effectiveness of his clones, don't always group them up in one; you can split them up to groups (preferably in two). In ganks, this can mean that one group of Meepos can initiate a fight, while the other can wait and ambush. Also, splitting them up to groups can make Poof an effective escape mechanism, so long as your secondary group is safe from harm.
  • Keep in mind that casting Earthbind has a delay in deploying, so predict your target's path and throw accordingly. Earthbind's area-of-effect ensnare can be deadly to multiple heroes if used effectively. Also, Earthbind stops channeling abilities and prevents invisibility during its duration. Earthbind is also very effective for scaring opponents - even if they have the upper hand, two or three consecutive Earthbinds on enemy heroes (even without any followup) is enough to scare many people into turning around.
  • Meepo has great split-pushing power. His clones can quickly take down a tower while the opposing team is engaged in a team fight. This works especially well when you see your opponents grouping up for a push - send your clones into an uncontested lane and push it. When the team fight begins, you can Poof all of them in (alternatively your counterpushing may just force them to back off). If the enemy engages on your clones, you can Poof them back to the main Meepo.
  • A large part of playing a good Meepo is effectively and quickly controlling all the clones. To this end, finding a good set of control groups and item/ability hotkeys can greatly improve gameplay. Ingraining various muscle memory patterns can help a lot to, say, select a dying Meepo and move him to safety in the middle of battle.
  • From levels 1 to 3, you should play super safe and last hit and deny only. Don't try to go for kills. This is because Meepo is very squishy and is quite easy to shut down at early levels. It is never a bad idea to just stand back and take exp without putting yourself in harms way. When at level 3, you can go farm at the jungle with the clone Meepo as a source of gold.

[edit] Trivia

  • Several of Meepo's lines reference the Scout from Team Fortress 2, another title by Valve.
  • Meepo's response to meeting Windranger references Joey Tribbiani's catchphrase from the television sitcom Friends.
  • Each consecutive Meepo made has a higher pitch in voice.

[edit] Update history

February 24, 2014 Patch

  • Added to Ability Draft
  • Fixed to work correctly in Mid-Only

January 29, 2014 Patch

  • Divided We Stand level requirement reduced from 4/11/18 to 3/10/17
  • Divided We Stand now passively reduces your revive timer by 10%/20%/30%

October 21, 2013 Patch

  • Base armor reduced by 1
  • Turn rate improved from 0.5 to 0.65
  • Earthbind cast point improved from 0.5 to 0.3
  • Divided We Stand leveling rebalanced from 6/11/16 to 4/11/18
  • Removed 30% stat sharing on non-aghanim Divided We Stand

July 26, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed Geostrike icon.png Geostrike not affecting units like Spirit Bear.
  • Fixed a minor inaccuracy with Meepo icon.png Meepo and Ogre Magi icon.png Ogre Magi's base armor.

March 21, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that caused enemy-created Meepo icon.png Meepo illusions to get added to the original player's multi-hero interface.

February 07, 2013 Patch

January 24, 2013 Patch

January 17, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed an exploit with boot selection.

January 03, 2013 Patch

  • When calculating Net Worth, we no longer include the inventory value of the other Meepo Meepos.

October 25, 2012 Patch

October 11, 2012 Patch

  • Added Meepo Meepo to Captain's Mode.
  • Fixed enemy Meepo Meepo illusions displaying the wrong health bars.

September 21, 2012 Patch

September 13, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added new micromanaging interface for heroes with multiple primary units eg: Lone Druid Lone Druid and Meepo Meepo.

[edit] Balance changelog

6.80

6.79

  • Base armor reduced by 1.
  • Turn rate improved from 0.5 to 0.65.
  • Earthbind icon.png Earthbind cast point improved from 0.5 to 0.3.
  • Divided We Stand icon.png Divided We Stand leveling rebalanced from 6/11/16 to 4/11/18.
  • Removed 30% stat sharing on non-Aghanim Divided We Stand icon.png Divided We Stand.
  • Night vision reduced from 1800 to 800.

6.78

  • Innate magic resistance increased from 25% to 35%.

6.76

6.75

  • Meepo clones stat sharing increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Geostrike icon.png Geostrike DPS increased from 5/10/15/20 to 7/14/21/28.

6.73

  • Poof icon.png Poof damage rescaled from 50/80/110/140 to 80/100/120/140.

6.72

Creates an extra clone once the item is acquired. Please note that the item is undroppable once the clone is created.

6.71

  • He can now use Eul's Scepter of Divinity icon.png Cyclone on his other clones.

6.70

  • Poof icon.png Poof cooldown decreased from 16/14/12/10 to 14/12/10/8.

6.69

  • Strength gain increased from 1.3 to 1.6.
  • Improved Geomancer's base damage by 5.
  • Fixed some targeting issues with casting Poof icon.png Poof.

6.68

  • Movement speed increased from 300 to 305.
  • Poof icon.png Poof manacost from 140/120/100/80 to 80.

6.61

  • Rescaled Geostrike icon.png Geostrike from 4/8/12/16 to 5/10/15/20 damage per second.

6.60

  • Changed Poof icon.png Poof damage (60/80/100/120 to 50/80/110/140).
  • Lowered Poof icon.png Poof cooldown (20/18/16/14 to 16/14/12/10).

6.58

  • Earthbind icon.png Earthbind no longer works on magic immune units.
  • Rebalanced Poof icon.png Poof (40/80/120/160 to 60/80/100/120).

6.57

  • Lowered bonus damage per second on early levels of Geostrike icon.png Geostrike.

6.51

  • Lowered Poof icon.png Poof casting time from 2 to 1.5 seconds.

6.50

  • Improved Meepo's base Strength.

6.49

  • Reduced Poof icon.png Poof's cooldown and mana cost.

6.43

  • Changed Meepo Attribute Bonus from 40% to 25%.

6.42

  • Geomancer clones now gain 40% of any attribute bonuses the primary has.

6.41

[edit] Gallery

[edit] See also