As time moves on in Dota 2 there will naturally be changes in meta that affect the longevity of cores and supports alike. Back into popularity now after a lull for some time since the overwhelming strengths and pick rates of his pre 7.00 dominance, this article will shed some light on the reasoning for Troll Warlord's increasing pick rate.
Frustration and anger are a part of pretty much every public matchmaking game of Dota 2. But what is it that makes this game so frustration-prone and what are the ways to deal with it?
Climbing MMR can be a real hassle. In the often stressful environment of ranked matchmaking, it is hard to focus on improving your own gameplay, which often leads to the development of bad habits. Here are some of the most common basic mistakes players in lower MMR brackets make and how to fix them.
Visage is considered one of the toughest heroes to master due to his high requirements in terms of micromanagement, spell timing and map awareness. While his win rate in lower level pubs is suffering from this degree of difficulty, high level players are finding tremendous success on the hero. Here is how to master the bound form of Necro’lic.
Over the last couple of patches, the hero pool for popular supports has been fairly limited. With heroes such as Ogre Magi, Rubick and Disruptor stealing the spotlight, Shadow Shaman hasn’t really been part of the conversation. Still the hero has quietly and steadily produced decent numbers in pub games and could be headed for stardom with the buffs of 7.03.
With strong natural defensive push and abilities to constantly frustrate his enemies, Keeper of the Light is a very versatile position 4/5 support that strengthens mana dependant heroes on his own team while also denying the enemy of their own mana pools -let’s discuss what makes KotL such a strong hero both defensively and aggressively.
With every major Dota patch, the attention shifts to hero changes and how they will affect the meta. At the same time, direct and indirect changes to items have an enormous effect on the way Dota is played. Let’s take the time to analyze how itemization has changed from 7.00 onwards.
Epic Esports Events have just announced EPICENTER: Moscow, the latest iteration of their tournament series. It will take place in June at VTB Ice Palace and feature a 500,000 $ prize pool.
After being out of the meta for quite a while except for a very short resurgence within a cheesy strategy, Centaur Warrunner has returned for good. Let’s take a look at what brought the hero back to prominence.
For quite a while, Treant Protector was picked as a support, as he was matched only by few when it came to zoning the opponent. However, with this new meta, we see some interesting changes that brought forth a more aggressive side of Treant Protector- making him a formidable presence in the game.