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Grand Magus: Middle Support
By Jimo
Rubick is a very strong and versatile support Hero who can rise to the challenge and fill several different roles depending on the enemies team composition.

This guide will lay down some general guidelines of items to build on Rubick and which order to get your skills in if you're playing mid.

This build is intended for beginner to intermediate players. If you have any suggestions for future revisions please leave a comment.

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Jimo  [author] Oct 21, 2013 @ 10:25am 
This build has been updated to reflect the 6.79 changes. I've added Aghanim's Scepter as a core item.
Jimo  [author] Jun 20, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
Certain heros such as Io utilize two slots for certain abilities. For example to increase and decrease the radius of his Spirits spell.
Alias Jun 20, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
Rubick has two vacant spells slots, after stealing a spell one slot is filled but i wonder what the other one do? it is mostly seen vacant or blackened.... any help would be appreciated....
Soufka- Mar 19, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
you should add double null talisman if early game suck ^^. I recovered from losing lanes with them and some roaming
Jimo  [author] Mar 19, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
The reason for the Mantle of Intelligence is the huge boost of stats it gives you early game when combined with Iron Branches. This helps you with last hitting and harassing. I didn't just throw it in there for no reason, a lot of top-end players use a similar build when playing mid with an intel hero. You can sell it after the lane phase is over. I added the reasoning to the item description to avoid confusion.
Soufka- Mar 19, 2013 @ 12:49pm 
salve is if you get ganked or you did a bad move and a big chunk of your hp is gone. tango makes you able to recover from harass. you wont use a salve if you lost 200 hp, dont you?
Mimic Mar 18, 2013 @ 11:25pm 
salve is better -_-
Chicken Mar 18, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
If you're rushing a bottle dont bother with the mantle at the start (you dont even make anything from it in the guide) and get tangoes instead of the salve.
Force staff is core for positioning.
Soufka- Mar 18, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
telekinesis isnt a positioning skill. force staff is.
S7 Mar 18, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
I really don't agree with the force staff; his telekinesis land already does almost the exact thing, save the self cast.