No idea what it's based on
No idea what it's based on
Last edited by Azalu; 2012-08-03 at 08:57 PM.
Quas/exort mix is probably the strongest, in my opinion. If you're very good with force staff/blink dagger you can go forge spirits>blink>ice wall>snap>meteor>blast and you still have tornado as a great CC at short range. It's a ton of damage that quas/wex doesn't have. QW is a one trick pony with EMP, the only other thing it's good for is running in circles and not getting caught.
Last edited by Kuntantee; 2012-08-03 at 10:53 PM.
Last edited by Kuntantee; 2012-08-03 at 10:43 PM.
It can't really be based on CS or KDR, because I feel like those are carry stats. I guess they could just use the average CS/min stat of the hero out of people of your MMR, but meh. I wouldn't be surprised if CM had low kills, high deaths, and HIGH assists, because her ult does a lot of damage, but carries usually clean up house. IDK, maybe its different for every hero.
---------- Post added 2012-08-03 at 08:38 PM ----------
Yeah, it frustrates me because I'm like 4-2 as Ursa, and everyone of those games have huge records, but he's at like 1.5/5. I don't really understand it.
They need to make HH ranged, even a little bit :x
Tried building Axe as a support after CLG did that in one of their games... and it's REALLY good, surprisingly good. I did it in a game with unfair bots while jungling and I had tranquil boots + mekansm at about 13:45, which is fucking incredible. Spent the 13 minutes jungling, with a 1/1/1 record, no first blood. I deliberately suicided in order to try and simulate not having a perfect game. I can't really sim having an imperfect jungle with bots, but I also wasn't stacking creeps since I suck at jungling.
Started with shield + ring + salve, finished tranquil boots ASAP, and then went buckler + headdress + mek. Made Force Staff next and Blade Mail after that. Was going for BKB next, but that's because bot teammates are completely useless and bot enemies pretty much spend the entire game running around in a group of 5 after laning ends.
Axe makes a good support because he can farm so efficiently. His ulti allows him to instantly kill dangerous opponents, or he can ult a creep to give his whole team a few seconds of +25% movespeed (for initiating/escaping.) Blink dagger is better for positioning his taunt, but Force Staff has more applications and helps him deal with his crappy mana pool. Blade Mail is pretty obvious on Axe, and because he farms so well, it's very possible he could get Pipe. I was sitting on about 1200g the entire game so I could always buy back, so I could've finished Pipe at about 25-30 mins instead of making Blade Mail. Aghanim's Scepter could also be very useful - again, ult some creeps for move speed, though I think the mana cost would end up being prohibitive if you're being a good Axe and spamming Battle Hunger on everything.
He pushes down creep waves like they don't exist (usual practice is to run between the towers and solo the creep wave so your creeps get to pound on the tower uninterrupted), he rapidly becomes very hard to kill, and his taunt has a pretty high uptime. Oh, and he can kill steal like a motherfucker, though I think in a pro game you'd save the ulti for initiating (again, ulti a creep) or for ensuring someone dies before they can get healed/escape. Oh, and Axe's ulti instantly kills couriers, which is amusing.
I haven't been a fan of Axe in DotA2. I really, really, reaaaaaalllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy hate his bloody RNG jungling. What's that? Troll camp? No problem, lighter damage output and three units is more spins. JUST KIDDING YOU DIDN'T GET ANY SPINS GO BACK TO THE FOUNTAIN NOOB.
He's also pretty easy to kill compared to other tanks, in my opinion. I agree that he's better as a support or even as a "battle axe," I find treads/armlet a pretty solid build on him as it jumps up up to like 2000 health or more mid game by itself and he actually has the damage to kill people if he doesn't get lucky with helix.
I don't know, it just feels like he spins less in DotA2. Every time I try to go tank axe and do something like blink>blademail>heart which would have worked any game in DotA1 I get massively stomped. I have mild success going armlet or scepter instead, but mostly all Axe does mid to late game anymore is just spam hunger on everyone. I can see mek/pipe as a valid build if you're already sitting in the background more spamming hunter and waiting to ult. Lately every time I try to blink initiate it's more of a blink dead.
And mouz shows everyone when NOT to play Rubick:
I seriously don't know why you'd pick Rubick vs that kind of team. Invoker and Veno are the only real sources of magic damage there, and someone with a Pipe of Insight will be fine for dealing with Veno's ulti.
WR is just insanely versatile. Push, gank, initiate, better str gain than most str heroes. Who else can stun 2 heroes for nearly 4 seconds? And from huge range. At worst it's a long range mini stun to interrupt channelling. And her escape is a 5 second immunity to physical damage. If WR isn't a great hero I honestly dont know what is