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I prefer these over Warrior Tabi because you get more bang for your buck in the early game especially where you are at your weakest.
Next we will pick up this for mana, CDR, and power.
Now with DB you can start to box and engage in conflicts with confidence. At this point if everyone isn't avoiding a 1v1 conflict with you; you can bag 'em and tag 'em for a free kill.
Now for sticking power we go with this item. If you are hurting on gold you can go But, I've had greater success pushing out wind demon.
This item is mainly a filler item but, I choose Titan's Bane to bully the tank or any bruiser god.
Now Void offers a nice debuff to make your engagements as minimal as possible(time wise) with maximum damage inflicted and, you on your way with a kill under your belt.
Passive - Fastest God Alive.
For every 1 ft traveled, Mercury gains a 0.1% physical power bonus on his next basic attack (max 50%).
Mercury also gains additional physical power equal to 25% of movement speed from items or abilities.
This is pretty self explanatory. Moving around will make you hit harder. Building Physical power and movement items will make you truck people.
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Mercury moves in the blink of an eye, dealing one melee attack to every enemy within the target area. Each hit may trigger item effects for basic attacks, and can critical hit.
Ability Type: Ground Target
Damage: 90 / 115 / 140 / 165 / 190 (+50% of your physical power)
Radius: 7.5 / 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5
This is your bread and butter with Mercury. Through out the early game I'm only using this to poke down my target then moving to clear camps and repeating the poke. I personally like to see how sporadic my enemy is moving so I can better predict his movement pattern to guarantee a hit.
Mercury passively gains movement speed. When this ability is activated, Mercury increases his attack speed.
Ability Type: Buff
Movement Speed: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10%
Attack Speed: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%
Duration: 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5s
Cost: 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
Cooldown: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14s
This is your chase down/tower killer. You can literally reduce a tower to nothing in seconds flat when you pop this. This can also provide a minor escape for you(although i wouldn't count on it as your primary escape)
Mercury dashes forward, knocking aside minions, grabbing the first enemy god he encounters and spinning them. The enemy god takes damage until the effect ends, and Mercury throws the god in the direction of his choice.
Ability Type: Dash
Minion Damage: 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 / 250 (+60% of your physical power)
Damage per Tick: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+15% of your physical power) every 0.25s
Damage (Total): 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+60% of your physical power)
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
This move right here separates the competent Mercuries from the idiotic. Knowing what your ally gods move set are; is crucial here. There is nothing more frustrating than a Mercury tossing an enemy god out of an ult or AoE. So, whenever I'm coming in for a gank I let my lane god know so, I can either A) throw then into an ult or hard hitting move(Scylla-Crush,Kuk -whirlwind etc). You can also use this move to throw and over extended God into an ally tower to get a easy early game kill.
Mercury gathers energy for a powerful dash, with the range extending as he does so. He travels the distance faster than the speed of sound, dealing damage to all enemies, stunning them and spinning them around in a random direction.
Ability Type: Dash
Damage: 200 / 275 / 350 / 425 / 500 (100% of your physical power)
Disorient Duration: 1.5s
Cost: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Now you use this to secure kills in towers and if you time it right you can secure a kill in a tower and never even stop in the tower. Also, if there is a team fight/ gank happening I will come in from the best angle I can and use my Ult to disperse the as many(if not all) of the enemy team/gank squad. So, my team can escape or at minimum not be wiped.
Now I can't stress this enough the goal isn't to go blow for blow with an enemy god. I'm always looking for an engaged or over extended god to ambush. And when I finally do hit them I want it to hurt so hard they are instantly running for their life while i poke them to death.
Now as previously stated I'm not looking to come blow for blow with any god. So, when team fights are happening I'm looking for the rear gank on a squishy/carry or an out of place God. Then I'm doing that running thing again as the whole enemy time will reroute to your position looking for blood. So, your whole mission is guerrilla warfare. hit and runs. Hopefully your team is smart enough to either help you escape or clean up what you leave behind.
I'll keep the jungle rotation easy. Speed Buff > Mana Buff > clear the solo lane > Fire creeps > middle camp > clear mid lane > opposite middle camp. Then, I am clearing back camps and looking to counter jungle if possible.
I have drawn a rough guide for those who work better with images
AS this is my first guide. I would appreciate any and all feedback left. Thanks.