Smoke of Deceit, Medallion of Courage & Ancient Janggo of Endurance Guide

Smoke of Deceit, Medallion of Courage & Ancient Janggo of Endurance has just introduced in the DotA 6.70. Lots of players is trying to figure out the best use of these new items. Let's give it a check, shall we?

Ancient Janggo of Endurance
Bracer (525), Robe of the Magi (450), Recipe (750)
+ 8 All Stats, + 8 Damage, + 5% MS and AS Aura
Comes with 3 charges. When used, grants nearby player controlled units an extra 10% MS and AS buff. Lasts for 6 seconds.
Cooldown: 30



Without a doubt, this items will come handy when you're ganking someone or on the team clash. The speed and AS buff will let you chase and kill the enemies with ease. Even though it only contains 3 charges, the aura will still remain there.

Medallion of Courage:
Chainmail (550), Sobi Mask(450), Recipe (200)
6 Armor, 50% Mana Regeneration
Target an enemy unit, both you and the enemy lose 6 armor for a duration.
Cooldown: 7, Duration: 7, Cast Range: 800

Another ganking items. A ganker like Vengeful Spirits will surely have the benefits both from the Mana Regeneration and the targetable armor reduction from this item. Just make sure you put the armor reduction on your team target. Another perfect wearer is Balanar (Slow + Silent + Armor Reduction = GG) and maybe Tidehunter (Gush). If you have more suggestion for which hero that fits this item, share it on the comment section.

Smoke of Deceit (Consumable)
Cost: 100, Charges: 1
Stackable in inventory
Store Stock Max: 3
Store Stock Replenish Time: 10 minutes


Places a buff on all allied player controlled units in 900 aoe. Makes them invisible, grants 10% movespeed bonus, and prevents them from appearing on minimap to enemy players. If you get within 900 aoe of an enemy hero or tower, the buff wears off. If you attack creeps or Roshan, it dispells.


Buff lasts up to 40 seconds,90 Cooldown

At the first glance, i really confuse with the purpose of this item. Invisibility which will break if you're around 900 AoE of enemy hero or tower is seems useless. And so what if you disappear from Minimap? You're invisible after all. Geez, is IceFrog make the wrong item?

But wait! After giving it more thought, i think i know the main purpose of this item.

Let me ask you, as a ganker, what is your biggest obstacle? Ward, ward and ward. No matter how cautious you are, if you're getting caught by the enemies ward on the river or forest, your gank will likely to fail. However, the Smoke of Deceit will allow you to get through with ease.

The invisibility will counter the Observer Ward and Dominated Creep which placed on the river. And even if the enemies put Sentry Ward, you still won't appear in the Minimap. Yihaaaa! Moreover, the speed buff will let you go into another line faster. Neat huh?

All in all, i dare to say that Smoke of Deceit is by far the Ultimate Ganking Item. And it is very possible that this item will be popular soon on competitive scene (which is full of Ward and Counter Warding).

Do yo have different thought with me? No problem, let's discuss! :)