Boots of Speed
Boots of Speed is a Basic item purchasable from the Arcane section of the Home Shop and the Side Shop. Though they are an essential item in the game, they are almost never bought as a starting item, as buying Attribute items and consumable regeneration provides better laning ability.
Gankers, semi-carries, and utility heroes should generally buy boots as one of their first items in lane after starting items. The boosted movement speed allows for easier kills or escapes.
Carries have two options. They can either buy boots as one of their first items in lane for offensive or defensive plays, or they can skip boots in favor of rushing to a particular item, often one that assists in farming such as Battle Fury.
All heroes are recommended to buy Boots of Speed, particularly during the laning phase.
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