quick question i understand ss is another way to say to MIA and RE is that they've returned but what exactly is SS short for?
Sort of a random question...I was talking to a friend of mine, he said Drow is banned at all tournaments, is that true? I know she's banned in captain's mode, and that's what tournaments usually are, is that what he meant? Or is she just straight up banned?
What's the deal with Reverse Polarity? At level 16 it's only .25 sec short of Black Hole's duration, with a wider AOE and it's instant instead of channeled, and it's a full 80 seconds less cooldown, too. What's the balancing factor for it? That it's only a couple of seconds until level 16?
That's all I've got though, spent a little bit of time looking at both, generally Reverse Polarity looks a lot stronger.
I think the real reason to pick Drow, aside from the excellent silence, is her aura. It can often equal an additional 20-30 damage for your team's ranged supports when she's around level 7-8 (so supports would be around 3-5, depending on if it's a trilane), and that's really nothing to scoff at. She's also great at supporting pushes since 900 AOE is a comfortable range to boost ranged creeps and especially siege creeps with.
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Honestly, I'm not even sure what makes her so gamebreaking right now. I can only guess IceFrog's team are stymied as well, since they were initially changing her reasonably often and I haven't heard of any incoming changes for a while now. I'd almost rather see her ulti remove the whole aura bonus thing and just go to a static AGI boost and maybe some bonus damage to creeps or something... especially in the mid game, you basically have to have someone sit on Drow the entire time or she's going to rip people to shreds with the free 80 AGI.
Every single one of Mag's abilities are great. Shockwave is like a better Dragon Slave, Empower is basically free Battle Fury, Skewer is a great positioning/repositioning tool, and as I've already said, Reverse Polarity is more or less like a Black Hole without drawbacks.
Unless you need someone that can tear up a jungle, why in the fuck would you pick Enigma instead of Magnus? Hell, he doesn't even push as hard because Shockwave and Empower plow right through creeps. Both heroes have useful and varied toolkits, but as far as I can tell the only Enigma has is he's a top tier jungler while Magnus isn't. Also, he's less likely to get banned because pro teams already know Magnus ruins games.