Originally Posted by Stwy
Soul ring is core imo as you'll never go back to base after lv 6 again and gives some cheap regen. Grab some nulls and you're all set.
Dagon for it's great build up now is viable if you can get it fast, if not go force staff, aghanim or euls instead with the staff. This is usually all you farm up.
After that it really depends on the flow of the game, guinsoo if needed, shiva for anti-carry and more aoe or dagon 5 for instagibbing carries, but you probably won't be getting this much anyways.
no, soul ring is not core on any hero. It is very good on some but never core.
Dagon 5 is just silly as it leaves you very fragile (+3 str).
I dont see why dagon is more viable now than it was in 6.68 considering its more expensive now.
a few nulls + soul ring + boots + wand leaves you 1 slot in your inventory which isnt that ideal.
OT: if youre solo mid bottle is a great option, but apart from that mekanism is a great item to build considering his large natural int gain/ mana pool. Apart from that force staff can be a good tool to use to catch up to opponents or as an escape mechanism. If you get a bit of farm agahims is quite nice but really his build is quite flexible and is team/enemy dependant.
Basilius is quite nice for its cheap armor.
Dagon is a bit of a waste.