Offlane Enigma replay analysis for 7.26c. We'll look at a Legend 4 player playing position 3 Enigma. Topics include why Necro 1 is the item to go for on Enigma in 7.26, when to go for BKB before Blink, how to farm, and how to push the dead lane.
Nature's Prophet support replay analysis featuring PieLieDie pos 5 Nature's Prophet. NP is one of the most flexible heroes in DotA 2 since he can be played in any position and can buy a wide variety of items. Here we'll see how pos 5 NP can win the lane and fit in perfectly with an aggressive lineup by allowing it to play very high tempo DotA. We'll talk about itemisation, rotations, blocking with Treants, and when and how to farm without feeding needlessly.
Intro by Twelve Sevven
A DotA 2 Visage carry guide featuring Matumbaman on Visage, playing alongside his new captain Puppey on Nature's Prophet. Visage is barely picked in 7.23 and the introduction of innate damage block for melee heroes certainly didn't help, but at least they reversed the disastrous new Stone Form helper ability that was inflicted on Visage in 7.23. While the hero isn't exactly strong, it can be the right bird for the job in certain games.
In this game Matu shows how to deal with a tough lane and how to recover from a poor early game. Most importantly, we'll see how you can have impact and win games with Visage even if you're underfarmed by carry standards.
Position 4 Chen was the standard for ages, but in the latter half of 2018, Chen changed from position 4 to 5 and pos 4 Chen disappeared almost completely from the competitive scene. Why did this happen and can position 4 Chen make a comeback in 7.23?
In the middle of qualifiers, the Frog dropped another small patch on us which will have a big impact on Chen, NP, Brood, and other heroes that rely on creeps and summons. Also nerfs for AFKstealer and buffs for Treant, but those heroes are boring anyway.
Brewmaster is making a resurgence in 7.26, so today we'll take a look at how s4 plays the drunken not-a-panda-please-don't-sue-us-Blizzard.
Intro by Twelve Sevven
DotA 2 Chen Offlane Guide for 7.24 featuring Chalice. Pos 3 Chen is great at winning lanes and snowballing with an early lead, but what do you do if you fall behind in the laning stage? Let's watch Chalice completely bungle the laning stage and still emerge victorious in the end.
7.24 is an update that takes away more than it adds to the game, and I, for one, think that's great. DotA 2 is already bloated with too many features, so it's good to see a patch dedicated to trimming the fat.
Update: The Iron Talon bug I discovered while making this video was fixed very quickly.
Correction: I said that Slardar's bash was buffed. That's wrong, obviously. Bash of the Deep now does less damage at early levels and is still the same at lvl 4. On the whole, Slardar is still much stronger than in 7.23.
Which neutral items are most useful on Chen and which are best left to your teammates? In this guide we'll look at all the neutral items that are still in the game as of patch 7.23e and talk about how strong they are on Chen.
Beastmaster guide for 7.29d, featuring OG.Ceb. The surprising answer to how to play Beastmaster in 7.29d turns out to be rushing Helm of the Dominator into Helm of the Overlord. For the longest time, I thought those items were rubbish, but then Ceb has two more TI wins than I do, so we should probably trust him.
This guide covers skill builds, item builds, laning, pushing, HotD creep selection, micro and control groups, farming, roshing, and pushing high ground.
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