So, I know there have been a few posts a while ago about 'universal truths' or whatever, and if this is or gets redundant, just let it die-- anyway, here we go. An all random game inspired me to write this: we were sed, rook, da (i think, my memory is shot) against ub, ub, da. I assumed we were dead as long as they got priests out quick, but we stayed together and helped each other when needed and won the game. The interesting part was my rook (i think shiro) capped a portal and left like 6 or 8 towers and ported out- they couldnt push us out, so i stayed until his lock ran out uncontested, and then relocked, and tried to tp out, was watching our crystal, and my hp started decreasing?? Da had swapped me in the nick of time and he and the two ub's started dominating my face in the middle of the tower farm. I had the basic five combo (hauberk, Nimoth, ub boots, plenor, vlemish)-- nothing special-- and lvl 4 priests. Granted, right as he swapped me a full wave of creeps including catas came out and helped me, but i proceeded to kill all 3 of them by healing and using a sigil and healing, pouncing, etc. Needless to say I was amazed and surprised, as I'm sure they were as one of them raged.
Sorry about the wall of txt.
I realized that the only (or main) reason I survived 3v1 was because neither of the beasts had ooze!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Which is my point and question: is there a short list of things that in most games you SHOULD or MUST take? I know that it 'depends on demis and maps and situation etc. blah blah blah,' but in my opinion certain things should not be skipped 99% of the time. Again, pretty sure this has already been asked, but I was curious if a general consensus had been reached.
For example: Oak, lvl 3 shield. Beast, all of ooze (hybrid or pure, doesnt matter), DA lvl 5 swap (or just very early swap, and all 3 pts), erebus all bite pts, rook lvl 5 roll (or very early roll), etc.
Edit: P.S. I meant this question for fairly high level games only-- of course there are plenty of times/games when u can and should experiment or play a random/stupid/fun build.