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Previous Thread: >>127262243
>tfw I have been playing slardar since b4 it was cool
>wake up one day
>look in mirror
>neck is just gone
It takes a really, really stupid person to get that far.
Wand + Treads + Drum + Armlet = ready to fight.
After I usually go SnY > Skadi / Heart > Assault
May need a BKB at some point if you're having trouble getting Phantasm off.
People think they're better than the bracket there in so they pay for a higher MMR account only to realise they were exactly where they belonged to begin with.
Mentality of most dotards here judging from all the ME OOGA TEAM BOOGA posts.
people think they deserve to be at a higher mmr
peoples mmr is too high and it takes too long to queue so they want a new account calibrated and ready to go immediately
shit like that
a 4.5k account is like $20
reposting from other thread
A well played ember will NEVER die. Compare this to Puck who fits the same niche you pick it for. Puck will always be somewhat balanced just because yes, a well played Puck is unkillable but Puck really can't do any killing on his own without a team.
Ember is a better puck (he doesn't die) that does ridiculous bullshit late game and that sort of ridiculous bullshit (SoF rapier spam) is low skill. Carrying 2 rapiers and 1 shotting a support without any risk can happen in 6.86 because of various changes like Lotus Orb, Glimmer Cape and Linkens existing which allows for unpunishable SoF and remnant dives.
After some casual googling:
is it better to play with one hero for all of your matches or is it better to switch it up sometimes when you're just starting out? i've played every single match so far as just one hero since i want to master it. is this a good way to approach it?
if you can win through that good fucking job most gulagites would just give up
spam one hero until you learn the games mechanics, after that use like 4-5 that can encompass every role
eventually you will need to be able to play a larger pool of like 15-20 heroes but don't even worry about that yet. just play the game
Play like any other hero, but you can stack without losing exp, gank without losing exp, get runes without losing exp, etc.
Other than that, just tab poof tab poof .... to kill someone.
top is right if you want to become pro at dota but its just a game, have fun
and if you want to main a hero play juggernaut
also playing only one hero isn't how you master it you have to play against it/ watch replays of pros
I just had a 75 minute game and it made me wonder, what factors keep a game from drawing out too long?
In that particular game, it was a Legion Commander with 230 bonus damage from dueling.
This is fucking bullshit.
You learn the game much better by spamming 1 or 2 heroes.
That's because when you know the ins and outs of the specific hero and basically play the hero subconsciously, you can focus better on general game stuff like map awareness, timing, smokes, etc.
it's drow ranger
fucking awful build jesus christ
I see forced 50 is still a thing, despite not really playing for a month
I think she's pretty cute to be honest family.
QUICK, I need Elder Titan tips stat
Should I bother maxing Stomp first in pubs?
What has Universe been building on void?
Alternatively what name has he been playing under?
>people G E N U I N E L Y believe that forced 50% is real
It's honestly pretty baffling how deluded some of you dotards are who can't face up to the fact that you're not as high an impact a player as you think.
It's always MUH TEEM or MUH FORCED 50
the SK in my luna game refused to join in at a critical team fight despite him having blink, and then I told my team not to fight and they didn't listen and lost a 4v5 and rax
>Purge is voting for Bernie
>purge always trys being the biggest "professional" at his "work"
>brings politics into videogames
he's lost it hasn't he
I'm pretty sure it's a thing, it always ends up that someone throws in one way or another after a win streak
although some heros like Old PL made it irrelevant by how well you could do with them, spectre is close but spectre requires a team to be effective and that can't work in a pub
Are any of these heroes good or no i havent played in a bit
>a hero that is supposed to deal damage
>doesnt deal damage
str stat gain increase from 2.8 to 3.1 , dragon form physical damage bonus 20/40/60 and attack range bonus from 372 to 400
hes top pick/ban now, top midder and top safelane carry
bloodseeker is literal garbage now
necro gets hard countered by glimmercape
terrorblade is good for splitpushing and is a teamfight monster when he's slotted
np is good but you need to know how to not be a worthless 10 minute jungler
>it always ends up that someone throws in one way or another after a win streak
then dont be a bitch and tell them what to do, if you are doing well they will listen 100% of the time
valve cant control people in your games. you can.
think of things that would raise the skill floor
>skills can be set to auto level up
>skill points are auto applied past lv16
>bkb can be used while stunned but it will not purge the stun or debuffs until you are unstunned, just prevent any new stuns of magic damage
>when you buy soul booster the fucking piece of shit game doesn't make arcane boots
>Orchid: 4.1k gold item made of 7 pieces, the most expensive of which is 900 gold and the cheapest of which is 325
>Manta: 5k gold item made of 5 pieces, the most expensive of which is 2k gold and the cheapest of which is 450
So what are we drinking tonight before a little bit of the good ol' Ultra-violence, boys?
So why aren't you playing
Borderlands 2, the better MOBA, dotards?
>Gonna mango bay it up in my bed
What did he mean by this?
If you cast Blink Dagger at under 1200 range, you will blink to that spot.
If you cast Blink Dagger at over 1200 range, you will blink 1000 distance in that direction.
So in reality, Blink Dagger is a 1000 range blink that rewards you if you can sometimes hit the sweet spot between 1000 and 1200.
It's the stupidest shit ever.
That literally makes no sense. The probability must of the events leading up to that must have been astronomically low, because the only way that could exist is if somebody had a seizure and started mashing keys in such a way as to program that in.
>Writing a bot to play Dota automatically
>Technically doesn't cheat, so VAC can't detect it
I just got all the visual and audio cues to register properly. Framework is ready, and I'm going to teach it how to Dota now. What heroes should it play? (Needs 2-4 options in case someone picks before him).
not him, but i never understood why people are so afraid of going to r/dota2 to get ACTUAL content?
you know you dont become a redditor, right?
the real problem is when you start liking the site, when you make an account, when you buy a fedora from ebay, when you start going to other subreddits that arent r/worldnews and r/dota2, when you make an account and start interacting, when you downvote someone not because you disagree with him, but because he hurt your feelings.
I actually hate how I'm being forced to go to r/dota2 just to see the NEWS of dota because that's the only place where you can go for it without missing anything
i actually made an account to keep myself aware on how fucking circlejerking they are when they answer butthurted at my comments
>sucking Putin's cock on a daily basis
not 2 be contrarian or anything but when was the last time icetoad posted on there or they got some super secret exclusive valve leak? and what important dota news is there aside from patch notes?
this??? >>127304968 >>127305045
i have literally never visited r/worldnews but i assume its very useful if you want to get an idea of whats going on? im sure if you go there you can form your own opinion about whats going on, and not automatically assimilate whatever opinion the comments are shoving down your throat, right anon?
you are right.
reddit always has autistic neckbeards who can track fucking anything, they got the whole Beesa and Ritsu thing, R. Lewis and Loda, all of that shit first appeared on reddit and people who browse there came to post it here, all drama and news is first posted there and if you want: patches, news, drama; you must go to reddit to find it.
His biggest problem is ultimately his base speed, which sucks.
So you're forced to buy a mobility item on him, even with ult up you're still slower than most people, especially since carries usually build yasha in some form whether it be an early SnY or a Manta. Even supports will run circles around you since they fairly often get a Euls.
So your first item needs to be some kind of mobility item, Shadow Blade or Blink.
Which runs into the problem of DK not being able to farm fast, so you need a Maelstrom, but that comes out after your blink, so it takes a while, and you really need to turn that into a Mjollnir because DK just so desperately needs attack speed.
Armlet is actually good on him since it gives him 65 damage and burst health, and hardly hurts him when it's on because of his ridiculous base regen.
But he's still not viable because even if you load him up with lots of 2k items you need six of them to make him work and round out all his weaknesses.
He's a carry that can't farm, can't chase, can't escape aside from hoping he can tank long enough to slowly meander to safety, and can't do damage.
Therefore you have to play him as an offlane initiator and just forgo damage. The buff helped him a lot now, he can stay in lane and just can't be forced out meaning he should have great cs during the laning phase, and his winrate went up from 46% to 49% in 4k and 5k, but you're not gonna be seeing 50%+ winrate DK anytime soon. But yeah I think he fills his current role fine enough, people better than me are winning almost half the time with him so he's not useless.
His winrate in lower skill brackets is actually worse now, probably because of unskilled shitters thinking the extra health regen lets him 1v5 or something stupid.
post techies reaction images when things go just as planned
ok let me do that
>1st post, link of a gif *humor gif*
>2nd post, link of ingame humor
>3rd post, link of a gif *humor/bug gif*
>4th post, notice of a patch (who even gives a fuck about patch notes that isn't game balance)
>5th post, another gif *humor*
>6th post, a gif explaining that orcales spells actually do shit
>7th post, image of ingame humor
>8th post, video of miracle
>9th post, gif post of gems on WD ult
>10th post, a shoutout post to a team beating another team
>11th post, link to arc warden fan art
>12th post, image showing EE hasn't lost since he stopped picking PA
>13th post, gif of a combo in a pro game
>14th post, bug report
>15th post, advertisement regarding tickets
>16th post, image of some shitty exercise game for dota
>17th post, reminder of a show match
>18th post, image complaint about valve armory restrictions
>19th post, image of effigy bug
>20th post, image complaining about party stacks
>21st post, image of a retard in a pub game
>22nd post, image of dota twitch's page showing rtz stream
>23rd post, advertisment about buying charms
>24th post, notice that there's a patch out
>25th post, some text post about a survey or some shit
wow real amazing, can't believe I wasted time browsing reddit and then writing this post
>acting like bfury blink isnt the best build almost every game now
set it for 6.85 since 6.86 is empty for some reason? and see how dumb you are
soul ring, how dare u make me read ur posts
>you gotta browse reddit for real content
>but wait a majority of the time there isn't real content
are you retarded?
I'll find out about anything *news* worthy within minutes on /d2g/
Soul Ring gives you infinite sustain and with a MoM + Healing ward you can farm the ancients extremely early
in any case you should pretty much always be getting soul ring/mom on jugg
also battlefury takes far too long to come out if your farm is slow and you don't need it because you can farm the jungle quickly with blade fury and your soul ring
i thought aghs drow was just gonna be a niche meme if an alch is in the game but i've had a couple in my games that really worked, it was kinda hilarious, lightning and mkb minibashes fucking EVERYWHERE
i like it but im not sure if you should get it like, after like treads or buy a yasha or maelstrom before or what the fugg
You can also farm Ancients very quickly with a Bfury and Healing ward as well as the jungle, all the lanes, and enemy laners since you won't die 25% sooner and have cleave damage on a guy that shits crits like crazy.
>I'll find out about anything *news* worthy within minutes on /d2g/
If you went to r/dota2 you'd quickly realize those news on /d2g/ are posted by reddit spies.
Not complaining though. Leddit is just fundamentally shit.
>start mining near rune spot
>sitting around next spot waiting for mana to come back
>CM goes down tiny stairs between me and first minefield
>second minefield literally zero mines
>I run for the rune so I could at least deny
>she runs away
>she steps on the mines
>middle takes rune
>just as planned
Drow does decent damage with a few points in her aura, but I feel like an early Aghs is a meh decision. Only gives her 10 damage and 10 attack speed, and although she technically can hit 3 targets at the same time unless she has some kind of orb beyond her frost arrows it's kind of meh.
I'd say at least a Maelstrom first
whats the best way to pick heroes to increase my mmr? i tried spamming one hero no matter what, doesnt work too well. i tried waiting until last to counter pick best i can, doesnt work too well either.
treads, you want dat HP and atack speed
orchid so that you have something more useful than spamming your first spell like a retard
aghs, enough said
pigstick, you want to disable that ursa, don't you?
buriza, it's late game already and you want to outDPS half the enemy team
tarasque so you can beat 1v1 a mega creep wave
>tfw this playstyle of weaver will never be viable because it requires too much farm to save people
AT LEAST ITS FUN IN OVERTHROW
>use mic in csgo >3 different commends in one game and 2 friend adds
>use mic in dota >CYAK BLYAT IDI NAHUI
tfw cutie twitch slut that isn't russian and plays better than a 4k trash like me
Terrorblade is alright, the rest are not as alright.
guys i made oc))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
She said on stream she has tattoos.
She has a boyfriend, who is not only a white guy but also a kafir (infidel).
She dresses like a slut.
She also said she's not religious on stream.
Let's be real here, she would have acid thrown on her in her home country, or be stoned to death. Allah wills it.
you could probably reach 5k easy if you were getting paid for playing. most people have real fulltime jobs and commitments other than dota. not saying you shouldnt kill yourself but you know...
based neste going to beat all the ruskies so hard
>Be playing carry
>team is yelling at me for not engaging in 2v4, 2v5 and 3v5 fights
why do some people feel like the carry should always be behind them when I have a tp scroll, they're nowhere near a tower and my killstreak is worth more than the kills I'd get?
Because juggernaut can't live very long in team fights if he's focused and battlefury takes far too long to come out in the average pub game, it's only useful if you have no other cleave and really need cleave
hell some games orchid is going to be much more important than a battlefury after your MoM/Soul Ring
also you obviously don't use MoM in team fights, only when you need to chase or gain movement speed to run with phase boots
>playing solo support
>carry yells at me in all caps I didn't babysit him
>it's my fault he keeps dying from being out of position
>he yells at me for 10 mins straight, I pretend to be sorry, apologizing, etc.
>we lose early-mid game with 15k deficit and all outer towers lost, but somehow make a comeback with key pickoffs and smokes
>as we're pushing their base, I destroy all my items and start intentionally feeding
>he starts losing his mind
>I keep feeding and announcing my team's positions
>lose but it was worth it
I gladly take the -25 because players like him don't deserve to win.
I usually do, it let me farm ancients+hard camp pretty early after a shitty start while naga free farmed the entire jungle with radiance
even had to jump right into orchid and immediately got a kill on ember with it
But I would have never gotten a battlefury in time to win that game with the incredibly hard safe lane I was in
aside from that, ya, no, the attack speed is great, and MoM provides added mobility to get around the map quickly with phase boots
just mute and continue playing, maybe by some miracle an initiator on your team gets the farm he needs and will start dominating the game or something similar, never give up even if it looks 100% lost
Greetings, fellow /dota 2 general/ users.
I am city: ADELAIDE and I approve of the item: Heaven's Halberd being used on hero: Oracle
It is much more viable than the playstyle: Carry Abaddon
Please build: Heaven's Halberd on hero: Oracle
Thanks again, /dota 2 general/ users.
to be honest you can jungle jugg from level 1 now with talon if you have a hard lane and you shouldnt be losing any lane with jugg anyways the hero has such a strong early game
The win rate is most likely skewed because the juggernaut/team in question was already going to win due to his GPM allowing him to build the battlefury
I forgot that was a thing now, so that might be able to work, but ya, WW/Void off lane is no fun as nothing is killable really
Difference now is that you want more hp to make use of new time walk and mom isn't ideal since you die too easily (reduced range on time walk means you will get off worse chronos than before and not always trap as many enemies as you'd like).
You use it on whoever is the most dangerous.
I'd definitely ult a support if they can win a team fight through mass disables. Especially if our support can lock down the carry with his own shit or if I can just lock down both at the same time with a Sheepstick.
Supports can be some scary shit. Like Omni. If I can ult him before he ults I'm fuckin doing it.
>what are some advanced techniques to quickly get back to ruining real games
Hoping the enemy doesn't DC because that makes the match moot since it doesn't remove a match from the required number of matches.
You have much better luck than I do then, any time I go safe lane their offlane is incredibly strong
With the damage blade fury does you should be going for a kill wherever possible, just hope the enemy gyro isn't smart enough to TP in to help
usual start is Stout/Quelling + 3 Clarity and now with 1 Faerie Fire, slow healing, but highly efficient with the healing ward
>trading hits with the offlaner
>have a disable ready
>easy kill if my carry comes, so i ping the enemy
>carry keeps farming
>i die and the offlaner has 5hp left
>carry gets mad because i'm "feeding" and he did no wrong for not helping
I am so sick and tired of carry players that don't understand basic laning.
its not about how strong the offlane is, you can just abuse pulls as the safelaner/ go to jungle with some lifesteal
watch some replays of envy playing safelane vs a dual lane
and if your safelane is hard you should never try to kill them, only play aggressive enough for them to fuck off
and that starting build is pretty strange but it doesnt matter as much, I like to start with tangoes stout salve and slippers of agi to build into pms or another set of tangoes depending on lane
if I ever get in fucking game
15 mins and twice some faggot didn't ready up so back to queue
lpq seems to be the only part of matchmaking that actually works as intended, everything else is fucking shit
It wasn't hard to begin with, it just turned hard when kills were missed due to no one on my team carrying a TP
as far as pulling goes I usually don't have time to stack and pull, mostly use it just to pull the lane back when it's pushed.
Not a single person had a good build in that match.
>lost 21 of my last 23 games
Is the shadowpool real?
>buying lens on a hero with already good cast range
>buying lens instead of veil
>sacrificing an energy booster for lens instead of octarine/bloodstone later on
what kind of logic is this
reminder to not enter a lane with the best JUNGLE HERO
the most efficient way to farm in soloq is forcing the offlaner away from lane then pushing wave to their tower with spin/ autoattacks and then farming big camp between waves, you should be doing this every game pretty much
yes and it makes redditors go away
>Rush blink even before boots
>Go to lane, exclaim "Hey friends, I have my blink and duel, lets go"
>Sorry ass attempt to kill someone when you have zero damage and two idiots in lane who keep farming or somehow don't do enough damage to kill the enemy in time
>"It's fine guys, good strat I promise"
If you want to rush initiation and can't just, say, wait for a team fight or gank and walk up to someone low and duel them for easy wins, then rush a shadow blade instead. 8 minutes in the bonus 175 damage first hit and the extra damage on each other hit is far, far better for those early duels than a blink
Get better taste in cosmetics. LC has 3 good sets and you choice pieces from neither.
I've been out of the loop for months and just started coming back in with this patch, there used to be a medium camp instead of a hard camp,
how does one even farm a hard camp effectively with jugg early, or does that involving putting points into crit, it can't be good for his health
i have one but think its super ugly and the voice is shit
t. certificated jungler
Hey guys, pick me even though I'm no longer a carry, offlaner, initiator or durable.
No idea what Icefrog was thinking with this patch.
>not following PSG on twitch
why aren't you supporting our literal guy
help him leave the shadow kindgom
usually 1-1-1 for jugg, what do you mean any carry can farm a hard camp, I mean you can I'm sure, but you're going to take a lot of damage in the process unless something else I'm forgetting was changed
idk it looks really cool ingame and i like the weapon
also rate my teams draft
you should be pulling your creeps to the hard camp instead of the easy camp and farming it, even pulling the enemy creeps to it, and at the point where you are taking entire lanes you should be able to easily farm a hard camp with chokepoint jungling
>played DotA until 2009
>stopped playing the game because of life and I wasn't that interested
>have been playing LoL for a few months and am in high platinum
Can I get into DotA2, lads? I have the same mechanics from before, so will I be able to just jump in with familiar heroes? League of Legends is a bit boring, and it's really annoying that I need to grind for every hero
>linkens sphere blocks cask regardless if you're the first or second or last hit
>linkens sphere only blocks shackleshot if you're the primary target
not allowed to have any sort of advantage against that ginger bitch huh
you gotta zone the offlane with your support, and how would it cost you farm you are pushing the lane first while not missing any creeps/ taking it with you to the camp to farm there
and if you are against a dual lane then just pull the small camp and farm it and the lane creeps at same time
See you're assuming that your support is at all competent, I assume the worst and go from there
But ya I do pull if the lane is pushed up, but most times I don't have time to pull through, or my support isn't good enough to do it
or depending on the carry it's a bad idea because the average ranged carry can't tank creeps under tower while a pull is going on
>play selfish jungler lifestealer
explain this dotards
>turning the tide of the game because of you due tactics and not because you got fed up
dont even need a competent support usually you can zone the offlane by yourself as long as you dont pick something retarded, and you have to forget the entire pulling to the small camp when the lanes pushed, you want maximum farm not the enemy to get less farm because they will usually get farm anyways if your team is bad
you just want to put yourself as far ahead as you can
Guys help, I haven't been able to download replays since reborn was officially released and every time I try to it just says "couldn't open decompressed replay file".
How do I fix it?
>pretty much never play a hero i don't even like
>still do well with it pretty much every single time and win
the hero doesn't matter, every game one lane will lose and they'll start intentionally feeding or messing with the courier or shittalking the team. This'll be by 15 minutes, and the enemy will spend 15-30 minutes pushing us in
How can you not like cm? She's a nice pure
Can any of you guys explain how Sheever is only 3k despite playing 6,000 games of dota?
Imagine if you practiced piano for 6,000 hours and yet couldn't play a simple piece.
>bb- b but if you support you can win these games!!
i lost a game as jungle lc guys
You're using one of the worst sets and sword for the hero.
Errant Soldier, Stonehall Royal and Flight of the Valkyrie are the only good sets.
she's a girl, therefore she's afraid of trying and failing at something. this makes her unable to learn like men do.
also it's hilarious how some people make their living by playing games (streamers) and they're horrible at them, mostly girls (again). just take a look at the league of legends category on twitch and check out their rankings, most of them play the game everyday and they're still at low ranks, hilarious
>she's a girl, therefore she's afraid of trying and failing at something.
>Can any of you guys explain how Sheever is only 3k despite playing 6,000 games of dota?
Because she stacks a ton with players MUCH better than her (actual pros), meaning she never has any incentive to get good or ever have to meet with any real hardships to learn from.
it's true though. why else would women be so bad at most things, remember that men dont even have any physical advantage in video games like they do in sports, why are MOST women still so bad at them?
HOW TO MAKE DOOM COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY BALANCED
>Infernal Blade grants true strike.
Going from top left to right.
>carried by spectre and wr
>got lucky wr got matched with 4 trashcans because it was time for his forced 50
>tiny's forced 50, most likely tried too hard until the end when his entire enemy team fed out of control hence his deaths
>carried by zet hard
>forced 50 for OD
>carried by sf
Congratz, even in your cherrypicked matches you weren't the reason your team won.
>Enemy team picks Pudge
>MLG hooks from across the map
>pinging his location never stops people from standing still under him
>Teammate picks Pudge
>Fuckwad who can't land a single hook
>bitches at team for not feeding with him
>too scared to hook people in lategame because enemy team is too fat and can pick him off by themselves
Rinse and repeat for Kunkka, Axe, Invoker, WR, and Zeus.
Pubs are suffering.
>dat obviously suffering SD that did all he could with the 4 retards on his team, one of them being a jungling LC
>no strength giving items
>on Chaos Knight
>no damage items
>on Chaos Knight
Hey I have 400% base crit with ult and another armor reducing 275% crit.
Building damage? Psshhhaaww naaahhh
CK doesn't need damage, he needs Str/HP to keep his illus alive since without them he is flat out dogshit midgame and onward. If he doesn't do something with his ult then he is garbage because the ult has such a long cd.
CK's problem is in no shape or form damage.
treads for me, phase for bear. upgrade bear and rabid, sometimes I just leave the ult for late game. don't forget to turn phase boots on when chasing niggas. vlad on druid assault on bear beginning by hyperstone. after that make whatever item the particular match needs
with ult off you will kill much more, with ult on you will die less
>any lone druid autists in the house?
>could i get some tips?
Bulldog's LD guide.
Naturally consider the change in skillbuild and shit. Item builds and how to play the hero remains the same so it all still apply.
CK scales exponentially off damage. Strength is good because it gives him both.
Which is why Armlet is such a good fucking item on him. Armlet, ult, 200 damage +250hp illusions. And this nigga rushed a fucking Manta.
And then got a HotD then started building a Skadi. I mean fuck. C'mon he's the one hero Heart is actually core on and gets the most benefit out of Armlet yet people don't want to build either on him.
>no one blamed the jungle lc
Considering the match could've been salvaged with 1 more support they should've.
How do I get good at Dota? I've been playing for a month and I still have no idea about builds, items etc. Without trying forth stuff without getting yelled at in normal games. I don't feed or anything, but it all seems like a clusterfuck with all the different heroes
>How do I get good at Dota? I've been playing for a month and I still have no idea about builds, items etc. Without trying forth stuff without getting yelled at in normal games. I don't feed or anything, but it all seems like a clusterfuck with all the different heroes
There are no good guides on this at all, so you know.
This is why most people are generally pretty bad at this game and have such splintered knowledge. Why? People just keep playing and learning through endless trial and error.
Because of this there isn't even much point in getting good at the game since you won't get matched with and against genuinelly good players.
play with a new hero everytime, actually read the skills and item descriptions. be patient. play with bots to learn stuff if you don't want to get yelled at. after you figure out your shit go back to pubs with heroes/combos in mind. try out EVERY hero.
What the fuck is that cringeworthy donation sound/gif on bulldog stream?
That's dumb and stupid. Illusions fully benefit from the strength, but their health doesn't drain from the effect. Armlet is a super cheap way to give CK armor, lodsadamage, sustain, and buff his illusions. Get a Mask next and land a crit and the health drain might as well not be a thing.
>That's dumb and stupid.
You have no way to restore the HP lost from armlet so you will lose a lot of HP, especially during prolong engagements. It also doesn't give you any additional movespeed to keep up with enemies (especially magic immune ones). I could go more indepth but I'm honestly tired of having to repeat this every week.
Treads, s&y, heart into halberd and manta is the general way to go on CK if you don't have wisp.
One of the most important thing is to get used to not looking at your hero
You running back to base?
Look around the map
A-clicking through the jungle?
Look around the map
You don't need to be centered on your hero the entire time
I want to buy an arcana, however I'm unsure of which one I want, dubs decides.
Chaos Knight is one of the fastest heroes in the game. Who are you having trouble outrunning, Windranger?
And with a 6 second pull it's not like people without blinks can get away even if they're faster than you.
It's also not like you don't get a yasha ever. But Armlet is something you can pick up in the laning phase and then you use it to one shot people with ult up.
>Supports have half the impact of carries. Supporting is for shitstains
Except that's wrong.
The enemy had a much stronger early and midgame and that is why SD's team lost.
With another support over the uselessly jungling LC they could not only have made their laning stronger (so as not to die in lane), but also made their rotations and warding stronger.
SD was also a poor choice for solo support since that hero shines at ganking, which he can't do when solo since solo supporting locks the support down as a lane babysitter for the pos 1.
Good supports makes matches 10x easier to win since they can help secure the early and midgame, meaning if your cores fail with such an advantage they would have to be next levels of shit.
i'd like to get off mr bones wild forced 50% wild ride now
You should start going every single replay and check just how much HP you're burning through.
You can't even reliably armlet toggle now which makes it even worse.
People just have this old idea ingrained in their minds that "ck should get armlet!", not even realizing that the reasons pros even went with armlet on that hero was because of wisp.
This is no different from the people that still go manta and linken on medusa.
>Chaos Knight is one of the fastest heroes in the game.
sey increases MS on %. that's just another reason to give him sey. MS is the most important stat of this game.
and you guys are all forgetting about
battlefury and vladmir
>me am into bloodseeker and pudge :)
>me brewmaster jungle :)
19-0 as jungle lc
i mean reddit said its bad...
Vlads aura doesn't benefit illusions.
BF is good on him but as CK you should be farming heroes, not creeps. It doesn't mesh all that well on him since his main gimmick is to pull someone out of position, so the cleave won't usually hit much unless the enemy team is bum fuck retarded and clumps your death ball instead of throwing stuns out and magic until the illusions are dead.
I usually get a Heart second for this reason. But as CK you don't fight long fights, you ideally get a pickoff and then fuck off to kill a tower while your ult is still up. If you can get another kill chances are it'll be quick unless you're losing, in which Charles Armlet toggle can be a lifesaver.
I try to only turn on Armlet as I ult, then one shot a guy then turn it off. Switch it back on for a pull, off again once they're dead or if I can't hit anything immediately.
You just prior posted a match where the deciding factor as to why your team lost was because of you and your jungle LC pick, yet you still learned nothing.
However because of these cherrypicked matches where you either got carried or were lucky enough to get matched vs complete trash you selectively choose to ignore all the matches you lost because of the jungle LC pick.
This is the perfect example of a bad player that won't improve.
I know, but you also have a team and you need lifesteal m8.
and what is this new meme that BF is only for farming? you will your tard strenght damage on everyone near you in the team fight AND life stealing all that area damage aswell.
his ult is good m8, but you can't rely on it alone. you can play him almost like you play mortred.
It's a coin toss. You farm 8 minute blink dagger then what? If your team is winning 4vs5, you will likely to win the first few duels and snow ball from there. But if your team is losing 4vs5, you will likely lose the first duel or getting no bonus damage because you have no other items beside the blink dagger. If you stay in the jungle to farm more items then it will only prolong the 4vs5 period.
Your team is more likely losing than winning a 4vs5 early game, if they win then it's not because of you, you just stay in the jungle and play the autistic single player game vs creeps.