Quoting OMG_Jongalt26, reply 18
Cool, cool. I do like the extra mana. I'll have to look at it again. I'm just on the fence now about KoM 1 at level 3 or BS 2 at 11. OK, you can only pick 1, you have magnus rod at BS 2, which do you choose?
Can someone link to a skill tree or something? I can never find them. What's the difference on BS1 and BS2 mana cost and net mana gain?
with demigoddb down i cant find a skill tree.
KoM is only useful early game and very late game at high levels.
The reason i say that is because it's quite an investment in skills and gold. It's a nice boost in HP late game when you can max out the skill, afford minotaurs and park them at the crystal. It's good early game because monks are typically the first purchase. With that said, if i had magus rod though i would definitely go with BS 2 at 11.
I typically don't play with magus though, i prefer hungarlings - especially against a tower rook. Magus is definitely awesome and is over $2k cheaper so it is a good item. My problem with magus is that when i can afford it, my mana is already slightly manageable (magus seems to work best with scaled + vlemish but after i purchase those two items, i want unbreakeables, nimoths etc.) I also really like the combo scaled + plenor early on so hungarlings fits into that quite well. Plus there is the aura which benefits teammates.