P.S. Besides Oak is a tier I char too.
... k which char do you WANT me to play katana? I play them all very well. Again, I never said this was MY strat. Just one that certainly works.
so if 500 mana is nothing.. why even get helms? If 500 mana is nothing.. then so is 1000 mana.. it's just double nothing. So is 5000 mana, it's just 10 x nothing.
It IS enough for one spit. You clearly don't understand there is a cd on spit. Since you picked beast as an example.. (which is what people who vouch for plenor usually are.. or else tb's), spit is 7 second cd, and you won't run oom after 2 spits and a 2 grasps with just a plenor. So... that gives enough time to regen the mana just enough to add 1 more spit and completely oom yourself. And that 1 spit can make all the difference.
The guy with vlemish can't stay in his lane. If he fights you, he will lose. He doesn't have the mana for that last spit. So, either he sits behind the tower and lets you keep the flag, or he fights you and dies or has to run back to base. You run back to base after the heavy fight and still have the flag the whole time. Looks like you're still ahead.
I understand that you DONT play this strat. I don't play this strat either. I prefer to stay out as long as possible usually. Can you at least see that it's viable?
K.. dug up the post for you. It IS a beast.. guy who sat #1 on broken ladders for a long time.. but played with some of the best. Posidenii and Orcun_BL played with him often and his strat worked with them. Not gonna bother arguing anymore over something pointless... it's clear that you are entirely too stubborn to accept anything other than your own opinions.