Originally Posted by Darkdays
from experience from Phantom Lancer, his W won't trick ANYONE. As soon as you stop moving, we know that's a fake
It actually behaves identically to as if you push 's' so i have had some success lately running into a bush and pushing 's' - they just ignore me as if I were a clone. Since the clone procs AoE damage after a short delay, if they think it's a clone, they will back off.
In theory it doesn't seem like it may trick people that well but in practice I've had a lot of fun - and success - with it.