So I have now clocked a respectable 350-ish hours playing DOTA 2. At this point I consider myself... proficient with many of the heroes in the game but what I have mostly learned is how little I know. One of the things that is constantly eluding me is item builds, which can make a huge difference to the way a hero operates. There's a fair amount of trial and error involved when picking items, obviously, but I'm mostly going with builds that I'm stealing from pro matches online and then adjusting them to suit my needs. However, I figured that seeing as I could talk about DOTA all day and, well, it's not like you guys are doing anything, it couldn't hurt to pool our collective knowledge.
So at the moment I'm playing Puck a lot.
Really enjoying his ability to bounce around the map, and his initiate is probably one of the best in the game. At the moment I tend to vary between Bracer and Null Talisman, usually going for the null so I can transition into the Dagon for some extra DPS endgame. If I'm playing mid I will go for a bottle, in lane a wand. After that I go boots, obviously, but I'm never really sure what boots I should be getting. Phase boots are recommended but seem kinda redundant when you are going straight for blink afterwards (Which is essential in any Puck build) so I tend to go Power Treads for the extra health. However I'm tempted to start picking up Mana Boots as that mana drain is fucking brutal when you chain all Puck's skills together. After that it's either a Dagon (If I have the talisman) or a Linken Sphere (if Bracer), sometimes even a Drum if the farm is slow. Does that sound about right to you guys, or is there any alternative items you recommend I should look into?
If anyone else is having similar issues with other heroes then post em' here and we will see what we can do.