The cyclical nature of patches might not be ideal, but it does keep things fresh. Every patch some heroes essentially get “rotated out” of the professional and high-level pub meta and are replaced by newly buffed characters. For the most part it works surprisingly well: there are usually no completely unusable heroes, they just become very specific. Sometimes, however, this well-oiled balance machine forgets about certain heroes and they are left by the wayside for way too long. Today we are going to discuss three such heroes.
It’s been a week since the latest Dota patch was introduced to the game and now is the best time to look at some preliminary trends. Spoiler alert: the game still needs some small fixes.
Players often talk about high ground advantage in Dota, but very few actually fully understand how important it is and how much it can change the battle. Today we would like to have a look through the advantages higher ground gives you and overview some of the common mistakes players make when they are in an advantageous position.
The significance of supports in the later stages of the game has been increasing steadily over the years. Despite that, many players are too accustomed to their sacrificial role in the game and it prevents them from having an impact and winning their games. Today we would like to have a look at three different supports who have a respectable winrate, but are still often misused in pubs.
While screen-filling armies is what defines the current patch, there are still heroes who manage to win more than 50% of their games, but are underappreciated by the community. Many of them are also not the most skill-intensive heroes and can be learned with ease by most players. Today we are going to look at three such heroes, who are already doing quite well and might even get a buff or two in the next patch.
In the current meta, and the current environment, nature is healing and animals are running free. Wolves, bears, treants, boars, and other creatures are running around like they own the map. And they kind of do.
There’s always been a disconnect between what is popular and effective in the professional matches and what works really well in pubs. However, with the general level of play increasing, the differences became much smaller and the heroes we are going to discuss today are viable at the highest level of play, while being quite a bit of a nuisance in regular matchmaking.
In this article, we’ll discuss map control, why it’s important, and how to look at the map to gain an advantage in your games.
While pubs keep on getting dominated by summoning heroes, professional players still prioritize flexibility during the draft. Queen of Pain, Ember Spirit and Dragon Knight became some of the most important heroes in the pro-meta not because of their strength, but because they can be effective in most positions and in multiple different lanes.
Once in a new moon, a new meta rises from the ashes. From this new meta, some heroes float to the top and others sink to the bottom. In this current meta, some wacky things have floated to the top that no one predicted.
Analyzing Aghanim’s Scepters on position five supports is really hard: it is rare for the most sacrificial position to have the money for a relatively costly item. For the sake of the current blog post, we are going to disregard the economic aspect and fully concentrate on the actual power level of the upgrade.
Next in our series for Top 10 Aghanim’s Scepters is the position 4. This position is known for their play making abilities on the map. Not all Aghanim’s Scepters are upgraded equally though, so here is our top 10 list of the best upgrades for this position.
Visage is one of the oldest heroes in Dota and one of the most untouched in his overall design: he remained largely unchanged since 2009. Despite that, his role in the game and his position went through a very tumultuous period and he is now primarily played as a core. So what changed, exactly?
If Dota was a person, they would be 18 years old today. The first map of Dota was released on an unknown date in 2002. Over the long 18 years, a lot has changed, and today, Dota 2 is one of the premiere esports titles backed by the supreme gaming organization Valve, and led by the fabled Icefrog.
Continuing our series, today we are going to look at the best bang for your buck when your team lacks damage output. There are numerous Aghanim’s Scepters that either directly or indirectly increase your DPS, so finding the best of them is slightly harder than it looks.
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Trove Carafe 2018 Autographed by Ben 'Merlini' Wu
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