Originally Posted by iinvoke
Thanks, I can already picture a scenario of how to lane against a sniper with EQ, one little trick I always like to use is to get an early summon and orb walk him if he's downhill, otherwise if he's uphill, send a summon up the hill, give him 1-2 hits MAX (ur summon will die real quick in early phase), and then before your summon dies throw a cold snap and then attack the sniper, you wont' kill him but you'll waste his tango/salves and rinse and repeat and you'll win the lane
@ MrSoada: I'll gladly try a 1 vs 1 match with you APOM with EQ invoker vs your sniper so you can show me how badly an exort invoker loses to a sniper mid.
Yeah I've faced this tactic as sniper, and its very easy to lane against, it's called kitting (sending the spirits up the hill really?, free gold for me thnx). A lot of players don't understand how to play a very passive lanning sniper, and once you reach level 5 , which is easy to do, then invoker can do nothing to you 1v1. Getting to 5 is a little tricky/costly, but as long as you control the creep wave, and stay as far back as possible, invoker can't kill you, and if you send spirits to him all he needs to do is back up/auto attack them, they have shit hp and they give amazing gold as well. Getting a good block off at level 1 is pretty important as well. The only issue I've had is having to last hit against inv+spirits, which is hard to do but I could still hold my own, either way I have very rarely died vs invoker. Sniper doesn't have lane dominance against invoker, but he does have a lane where he can farm in relative safety, that is of course in a 1v1 setting or in a pub where allies don't gank sometimes.
In a team game however, as I've said before, invoker has the HUGE advantage, but 1v1 if nobody comes to gank this lane is easy for sniper. And imo going for the more superior invoker build, and just call for ganks on sniper, is the much better way of playing this scenario out, instead of trying to outlane him 1v1.