Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:15 PM
I usually buy branch,tangos,salve,slippers,circlet as start items, then i fetch wraith band and bottle, phase boots afterwards. And then you really need to get that dagger, unless you have a feeling that you can't do shit when blinking in because of disables etc. In this case i prefer BKB first and afterwards dagger, but usually i get dagger first, because with a good early game and level advantage you almost 2-hit some targets before they are even able to react. There are still some professional players like for example Kuroky (in dota 1 though) who barely played dagger and most of the times just rushed bkb, which worked out fine as well. It's really situational, but considering your question force staff and vanguard are the biggest bullshit i've ever seen, it's a total waste of money and hero potential, i highly recommend not doing this.