Firstly, the reason of this guide is to understand the uses and power of force staff, most people highly underate this awesome item, it has the potential to save allies from near death as well as yourself. You can also force enemies into your team and/or tower, not to mention the countless juking possibilities it offers. Read further and i shall show you how you can use it effectively as well as comparing it to the almighty Kelens Dagger.
The Item Itself
Force Staff Provides:
+10 attack speed
Pushes any unit 600 units in the direction it is facing over a 0.3s duration.
Double clicking the item will make Force be used on yourself.
Does not interrupt the target's actions.
The -disablehelp command will prevent an ally from casting this spell on you.
Costs 25 mana, has a 20 second cooldown, and a 800 cast range.
Note: A while back i said typing -disablehelp will stop your own force staff working on yourself, i was wrong it does work.
The total cost for force staff is relatively cheap (2200) and requires the below items.
Staff of Wizardry (1000)
The Pros and Cons of Force Staff
Blink Dagger vs Force Staff
Below i shall show you some of the heroes with skills that work well with force staff
Ahh yes, good ol' bloodseeker. Bloodseekers ulti ''Rupture'' requires the target to move in order to take damage. Force Staffing them will make them take damage perhaps you can use to get that burst damage and kill them without having to overextend too much in order to kill them.
Ezalors mana leak is quite powerful against spellcasters draining their mana with every step they take. If you wish you can force staff them and make them get a 2 second stun. (that is if they lose all their mana)
Position yourself for the perfect meathook, need i say more?
You can force staff enemies out of dream coil to grant another stun and more damage
Its quite obvious what to do here, just set up your mines wait for them to face in your direction, force them forward, THEN BOOM. nuff said. Same for suicide.
As you can see above some heroes benefit from force staff more then others. But take note, force staff is viable ON ANY HERO the reason is as i have clearly stated above is because of its chasing, saving, juking and escaping capabilities.
Force Staff Range
The cast range for force staff is 800 for those of you that dont know how long that is see the screenshot below.
And below is a screenshot of force staff force range(600) (apporximately)
In conclusion, Force Staff is in many ways, more versatile than blink dagger, however I guess it's up to you and your own playstyle as to whether or not you'd get it over something like blink dagger, I have laid out the differences and I hope you can agree with me on it.
Thank you for reading my guide and I hope it helped you in your decision to build Force Staff in future games.
I was going to go more indepth and write deeper content for this guide but I grew bored and back than I was a wee kiddie, DotA has changed so much over these past 4 years and I can't be bothered keeping up with it anymore. Here I am, 4 years from when I created this guide to see what I did, and I was disappointed that I never made a conclusion part so here I am, When DotA 2 was released all my friends moved to that and I moved to LoL so that was when I wished DotA farewell, I had great times and memories and I doubt anyone is going to bother to read this, perhaps this is just a small memory I will pass on to the internet, or when this site closes down, whichever comes first. Sidenote: CLG WONT WIN WORLDS HAHAHA!