As rare as it is that I say this, I kind of agree with Lysah, particularly on Void. It takes a great deal of skill to NOT play Void effectively.
Storm isn't quite as bad, but again there isn't really much to think about when playing him - as long as he isn't massively behind he has more than enough mana to use his ball lightning to get out of any and all tricky spots.
Weaver is incredibly annoying, but at my shitty skill level nobody really makes much use of his kit since actually going offlane solo is reasonably rare.
Ball Lightning has a high skill cap and allows for a good player to really shine. Sure, it also enables even the worst players to get out of the worst spots but that doesn't take away the fact that the skill cap is still high on the spell.
Everytime I try to come back and read up I just end up facepalming and remind myself why I don't go here anymore. ggwp
Oderint dum metuat.Success is dependent on effort.
Most people would have used their disable there and most people wouldn't have timed their Ball Lightning landing, getting Overload off and casting it again exactly as spells of enemy heroes go off.
Notice how Dendi lands and has the time to do an Overload and cast Ball Lightning again right before KotL blast goes off. A worse player could have easily jumped too early and landed as the blast went off or they could have instantly jumped over KotL to guarantee the dodge but minimzing the Overload damage they'd do and wasting more mana. Same can be said about the WR Power Shot. The reaction time is quite fast to dodge that and how he gets an Overload off on every spell he casts.
Oh, and the fact that most players probably wouldn't have jumped into four heroes alone.
Last edited by Ariadne; 2013-06-28 at 12:21 AM.
On positive note, proper land of even 1 of his skills will leave to huge advantage for your team (vacuum>cask>maledict rocks)
But yes, he is not so mechanically tough. I wanted to mention Phoenix there but he is still not in dota 2. Oh, health removal, you are the bane of all newbies. It's fun to watch how phoenix burns more health than deals damage to enemy
Last edited by Charge me Doctor; 2013-06-28 at 04:13 AM.
I would say weaver is a lot lot easier to play for pubs than void is. Skill wise if there is a weaver he is almost always a problem. I run into a lot of voids that suck so bad, he is a hero that is either really dominant or an easy kill. Weaver on the other hand is always a pain.
I think AM is the most cruise control hero in the game, all you do is blink and right click, i see many ams not even need or use his ult. His blink also makes him rough to kill.