Town Portal Scroll
Town Portal Scroll (also known as Teleport Scroll, TP Scroll, or simply TP) is a basic fast travel item purchasable at the Home Shop and Side Shop under Consumables. It is fully shareable and stacks with itself in the inventory.
Teleports you within close range of a target friendly building. While channeling, gives vision of the target area and pings the minimap. Teleporting to a building takes additional time if any allies have also teleported near the target recently.
Every hero should try to always carry a Town Portal Scroll, with a few exceptions such as Nature's Prophet in the early game who has a Teleportation spell. In the late stages of a game the Town Portal Scroll may be replaced by Boots of Travel. While many new players rely on Town Portal Scrolls to exclusively go between their lane and spawn, teleporting to gank enemies and defend towers is incredibly important at all levels of play.
The Town Portal Scroll is also used to escape death and unwanted situations, such as ganks, by teleporting to a safe location. Teleporting will disjoint most but not all projectiles targeted at the user. This usage is important to gameplay as players will rely on the Scroll to facilitate split pushing, ganks, and other strategic movement around the map. Additionally this makes some heroes, such as Bloodseeker and Venomancer, easier to escape from as these heroes do not have any spell that can break the channeling of the teleport.
Along with Smoke of Deceit the Town Portal Scroll should be a priority when playing support. In most cases it precedes importance over Brown Boots. Generally considered your first item as a support you buy at the side shop. Versus very passive opponents where you don't have to TP to defend dives, the money can be banked for boots or Smokes for roaming.
Recommended for most heroes throughout the game.
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