>INFORMATION & GUIDES
Latest patch: http://store.steampowered.com/news/19848/
New players: https://purgegamers.true.io/g/dota-2-guide/
Cosmetic simulator: http://d2armory.com/
Competitive Scene: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/dota2/Main_Page
Competitive DOTA 2 analysis: http://www.datdota.com/
DOTA 2 analysis: http://www.dotametrics.wordpress.com/
Personal statistics: http://www.dotabuff.com/
Personal statistics#2: http://yasp.co
Hero stats: http://www.devilesk.com/dota2/heroes/herodata/
Hero and DPS calculator: http://www.devilesk.com/dota2/apps/hero-calculator/
>NEWS & STREAMS
livestreamer GUI: https://github.com/bastimeyer/livestreamer-twitch-gui
Cosmetic items: http://dota2lounge.com/
what board are you posting on right now?
>decide to pick up bat since someone picked up necro on my team
>lasso scythe pickoff all day erryday
this is cruel and evil
I LIKE IT
man fuck that guy
he's like "i'm good looking blonde and athletic! I just beat some guy! look what i can do"
then he goes home to the most beautiful girl whos his perfect wife, he sits down to play dota and has 3 fun games at 4.5k the perfect mmr, which he wins 2 and loses 3 of
no he played 5 games he won 2 and lost 3
but he still had fun, even though he lost mmr he had a great time, and then he read a nice book and went to bed with a hot toddy
meanwhile i won 2 games tonight but i'm super mad, super super mad right now
man i used to always say that bamboe was hands down the ugliest dota 2 player
but ritsu seriously just blows him out of the water
how can your skin be the actual color AND consistency/texture of human feces. with hair looking like it has motor oil leaking out from under it
When will the best designed hero in Dota 2 become meta again?
Is only Sonneiko good with him?
>disconnect from the game for the first 5 minutes because lmao valve programming
>come back at 4 minutes
>against fed brewmaster at level almost 6 already
>still got 6-0-14
how is this hero balanced again?
ok let me break this down for ur retarded ass:
he has 3 (THREE) fun games at 4.5k mmr
of which he wins 2 (TWO) and loses 3 (THREE)
adding to a total of 5 (FIVE) which is greater than the originally stated 3 (THREE)
M O R O N
reminder that void is a racist depiction of generic asian stereotype
>5.9k average game
>Prophet 2nd last pick
>Potm roam last pick forcing me to position 5 support from the offlane
I'm never queueing USE again, EUW with 175+ ping is so much better than this shit
the "of" in your original statement implies that the 3 and 2 are a subclass of the larger class of 3 (the fun games)
LEARN TO FUCKING WRITE
>i had 2 fun days this summer, which i went skiing for 3 of
does that make sense?
im not even the original guy he responded too
was just funny memeing anon your pills
and I'm not the guy who was told to get his pills
>sunstrike with 5 aether lens + aghs does 800 pure damage
Remember to keep the thread alive by posting.
is life stealer even worth picking? What role does he fill? Is he even a carry...? I feel like heroes like PA will out carry the shit out of him. He is so reliant on rage its not even funny. Once rage wears off... what the fuck does he have?
Is anyone watching moonduck right now?
I'm so confused what ball sniffer is trying to do. Why would he leave BTS to create this shitty shell of a wacky radio morning show. How do people listen to actionslacks and not want to uninstall this game.
Help me understand /d2g/ I just don't understand why this is exists.
Strong right click.
He's basically a Megacreep with limited spell immunity and vlads aura. Until he either gets a major buff to rage like how it used to be or a rework he will forever be relegated to a semi carry initiator at best, and a I don't want to buy vlads but our carry needs lifesteal punching bag for the enemy team at worst.
Old rage was bullshit though.
>hero with two purges, a free Heart, and a short cooldown escape/root that gets stronger the more he hits you
His early game is rough, but six slotted Slark is a fucking monster that I hate fighting. He can also easily get back into the game after being shut down by a couple good pickoffs. He doesn't need all that much to go ham.
I disagree, but he's certainly not a meta pick at any rate. He's not inherently bad, but other carries and semi carries exist that are much better. Jugg has much higher damage output, and his free Heart benefits the entire team, and his purge is way better with Bladefury since it also gives him magic immunity for the duration.
this reminds me of the game I played yesterday
>pushing towers because we picked a memepush comp
>somebody says "guys group up ES is up"
>literally blinks in and slams that very moment
>does this twice
>we still win
literally why the fuck can't I see the video
just a black screen
So how much MMR have you guys gained over the last couple days?
>zyori and slacks talking about unrelated stuff
>they show all the draft
>"le professional studio"
>full set of casters and comentators
>they connect to the draft once it's pretty much over
she was feeling really slutty the other day when she was wearing thigh high stockings. but some homosexual mod banned me for posting a screen shot of her on twitch with them. you guys missed out.
>tfw 1 man echo slamming some guy i singled out because of his build or hero or steam profile
Well I can't just calibrate at 5k, you gotta start somewhere.
Ok yeah, more or less. Still, I'd pick him a lot less if people would stop locking in 5 physical damage dealers or a team that relies entirely on magic. Either I don't belong in this MMR or there are people who paid money for a 2k account, cause these people suck.
Well yeah I "got carried" in most of these. I was playing support. But if you're implying I had no impact on my carries going ham you're dumb. I've been getting shittons of commends.
Except my two Phoenix games I was playing like ass. Still did a lot to help but I was totally feeding unintentionally there.
Played supports for my calibration matches. Ended up at like 1.6k. Now I'm up to 2.3k.
>not watching the qualifiers live and the vods of agdq whenever there's nothing going on
I found the retard guys, stop the search, he's back
>enemy team instalocks ES Shaker and Bounty
>they spend 85% of their time after 10 minutes hunting me while my team wrecks their team 4 vs 3
>ES keeps solo slamming me despite me having the spiderlings away from my main hero at all times
nice "counters" lmao
not the type of hero i mean
i mean when i see a dagon necrophos standing in a triple wave
or a mjollnir rush bloodseeker
just putting these fuckers out of commission feels great
>that feel when your mid and offlane go combined 17-4 and give your carry infinite space
>that feel when your carry still can't carry and you ultimately lose because the enemy carry is better
If these people can't carry in their dream scenario with completely free and open space to free farm, then why do they even pick carry?
>he enjoys watching a bunch of sweaty lame unfunny neckbeard uber spergs, more scummy than grant and without the savage factor, use bugs and glitches to try their hardest not to enjoy a game and make something that manages to be even more competitively worthless than hearthstone
>missing one of the greatest gaming events of the year
The only way you can get better at carrying is to play carries. And carry.
Now if people refuse to learn from their mistakes and don't improve that's one thing. But I've taken the time to learn this game. I'd say I'm familiar although hardly an expert with every hero, and I know how to build mostly everyone. I don't particularly like playing carries, I have much more fun with cores and supports. I can carry, but I'm not great at it, although I figure I'll have to keep trying until I am really good at it if I want to break 4k. For now I just want to get to 3k.
So after watching Ephey, I understand that watching anime as a guy makes you worse at dota, but does it make you better if you're a girl?
i don't see the appeal in most of these games. like it's cool seeing people beat a level in mario by running at full speed but the games they play are so fucking slow paced and they use bugs to jump to the last boss anyway.
>missing an event that's fucking borin and with aboslutely no value
>he likes it cos other turbo nerds like it
how do u fall lower than warhammer players and people who play the weeb idol game?
If you started playing DotA 2 after 2011, please fuck off back to League.
Why the fuck is the micro in this game so stupid?
If I have 4 Meepo clones selected, I can't just press CTRL + W and make them all do the same action. I have to Wclick tab Wclick tab Wclick tab Wclick. That's needlessly complex and stupid. Starcraft doesn't make me tab through every individual space marine and press T to get them all to frenzy, I just select all of them and press T and they all frenzy. Why can't I do that in dota? Why is this game so shit?
do you guys think he's self aware of the fact that he's just some nerd playing in small leagues in a a game that's not even skill or thought intensive except for the captain's role?
like all this turd "inspirational" bullshit for dota is so autistic, so is jimmy's. Maybe when he does something big like a documentary or a charity drive or he's donald trump or some shit
Also this is one of the few guys I actually lost against.
He's got a 92% winrate with Arc Warden. I'm pretty sure he's a smurf or something.
The weirdest part is he's in Normal Skill now, but 20 days ago he was in Very High Skill. And he just drops from VHS to Normal like immediately.
You should practice with me, qt
Don't care if it is or not. At least they don't make me tab through every individual space marine to press T on each and every one so that I can get a group of frenzied marines.
There is no way to just make all of the units in my selected group do the same action. I have to go through each one and tell them individually to do it. That's fucking stupid.
All void really contributes now is just creating teamfights and annoying enemies with his 6s cd timelapse and pseudo silence. If you're picking him you effectively need the other 4 players on your team to be ranged dps/nukes, and build nothing but tanky items + aghs/rfo
Jesus fuck why do I ever play ranked, why can't they put a good mode in ranked, all they need is public captains mode with a single ban/pick per player
Just a heads up, you're only winning because enemy teams hardly ever ward or even support at that mmr, so your team has a massive advantage. You probably won't make it into 3k if you don't start practicing with some carries for when that changes.
Good god these fucking queue times.
I'm just going to go play league at this point.
Jugg doesn't have a root, nor does he have a reliable escape. Also Slark is better in drawn out fights and is less spell reliant. Also he builds differently and can offlane in the absolute worst case scenario.
did they bully you at school?
Sumail's in the past. This is the true chosen one.
he would laugh at them for not being committed enough to
I almost always buy a magic stick. No matter the lane, no matter the role.
It's more than the other late game carries have been nerfed than Medusa getting better.
Although I will say her new Mystic Snake is actually a good ability. It does make her a lot better than she used to be, although she's still a situational pick.
>Alex Valle wouldn't laugh at a new player,
how to spot a stream lard that has never talked to alex valle before
the guy talks shit, and everyone says that back in the day he was a fucking asshole
What is it like beyond the darkness?
What is it like, to see the sun?
The world out there
What the fuck is happening? Navi gets blasted by nobodies. Newbee is getting destroyed by a T2 amateur team. DC lost to a shitty team with no notable players.
I'm too scared to bet on these games.
NA dota is just as bad with autistic fags that won't shut the fuck up on mic and make dogshit calls and then start blaming the team when you don't listen to them
and then they just walk down mid and feed
at least the other ones at least try. NAdota that's 2k-4.0k is basically that weird white kid in school that is about to shoot everyone when everybody ignores him
dota was my first ASSFAGGOTS, i calibrated as soon as i could, i play on a shit laptop which cant even maintain 30 fps and still got placed at 2k
97% of the people that rage feed in my games are literal Peruvians. And it's always while we're winning, because they went solo and walked into the entire team and that's somehow our fault.
>NA dota is just as bad with autistic fags that won't shut the fuck up on mic and make dogshit calls and then start blaming the team when you don't listen to them
You are absolutely right about this though.
>tfw no emily gf
Why bother living senpai
>Follow Peruvian into a stupid ass 2v5
>Kill one enemy after Peruvian dies in a heartbeat by throwing in an ability or two and escape with no HP
>He rages at everyone except me
>3.8k game earlier today
>wipe enemy team
>fat autist barking orders over mic all game tells us to rosh
>we all ignore him and start taking T4s
>he's literally chimping out and calling us all retards
i don't even mute these people anymore they're almost as fun as the game itself
Damage on Medusa is like snake oil, pun intended.
20% penalty on all right clicks is a big deal. You can't even proc stuff with the other arrows. And most of the time you'll hit worthless targets like creeps and summons in a teamfight anyways. 600 range is pretty mediocre in this situation.
Getting rapier on Medusa is nowhere near a big threat as on a hero like Gyro or Ember. Being tanky isn't worth it if you'll just get kited and focused in the end.
>he does not scale with items
all right, you got my (You)
If Medusa wasn't slow she'd be broken, her ult is a spell immunity piercing slow and stun, you you can't kite her if she has ult up, she'll be going 370, you'll be going 240.
>Chaos Knight is not a carry
Nigga u dumb. If we're going to be pedantic he's an anti carry, since his ult + stun + pull + crit combo is enough to kill anyone in 1-2 autos unless he's horribly behind.
>CK does not scale with items
>has 3-4 illusions that deal 100% damage and only take 200% damage
>CK does not scale with items
>275% crit chance that shreds armor
>CK does not scale with items
What the FUCK are you building on Chaos Knight that doesn't scale with items? Glimmercape? Rod of Atos? Dagon?
Very magic damage heavy, meaning a bkb gets rid of most of his damage. He's also pretty squishy, but has a low range for his spells so he's a very high risk high reward type hero.
Late game he gets outscaled super hard by other ranged carries, and his spells are far less potent when the enemy has 3k health rather than 1k, but he's still decent into the late game.
>ppd going to take USA to another TI win this year
>Trump polling the highest out of any republican candidate, will destroy Hillary if he gets the nomination and make America great again
Is this the best year for America in history?
Are we entering the Golden Age?
Only with no mana and the other guy has no magic immunity
Rocket barrage allows gyro to manfight everyone for the first half of the match before bkbs are up and the other carry has their items, and even then it shits damage in a manfight when bkb is down
agreed, spec is the most non farm vacuum throwing carry
>shillary has a chance against bernie
I had a literal peruvian mid, how am I ever supposed to get past 4k? do I really have to play invoker every single game to have a chance?
i want this trump meme to end
stone gaze turns people to stone regardless of how they face her
walrus gombo - walrus punch + kick which is more of just a double walrus punch
enemies caught in the curse radius suffers current level of arctic burn
ult can be used on ancient creeps except rosh
guarantee a crit after a certain duration like drunken haze
but, item winrates
this fucking dogshit chink went bkb
LINKENS MANTA BKB
Stone Gaze affects all units in the AoE they don't have to face her
Remove cooldown from Walrus Punch
Just make it to be the same as it was before the nerf
Stat gain from Consuming creeps is permanent (doesn't stack)
Blur is now an aura shared by all allies within 600 range
hire me icefraud
>power treads, basi, mom, maelstrom, bkb
It's like retards don't know how to play medusa right fuck
>guys I'm going drums XD
Removes Split-Shot damage penalty, applies on-hit effects on all targets.
Snowball has increased targeting range and will roll until it hits the target. It can now be canceled by Tusk at any time.
Cold Embrace now prevents all damage instead of just physical.
Death Pact now lasts twice as long. Multiple instances of Death Pact stack.
Stifling Dagger now scales with PA's physical damage and goes through magical immunity.
New ability: Fan of Knives, shares cooldown with Stifling Dagger. AoE ability that casts Stifling Dagger at every enemy hero in 1200 range.
Since the patch, I've seen a gradual rise in the people playing AM.
Be him on my team, enemy team, or even me playing him, I haven't seen him lose once. He's slowly becoming an every game pick, at least in my country.
Far as I know, last patch didn't change him.
What the fuck is going on. I'm already bored of this.
Selecting all your high templar and pressing storm will cause only one to storm.
It's called smart casting, it's not shit. Meepo is more analogous to high templar than marines with stim. Play better.
Reminder that Eul's on Medusa is better for dispelling debuffs than fucking linkens or manta
>gives you a way to stop JUST TP OUT
Does this mean you should build Euls on Medusa? NO.
>Americans make fun of Canada for electing a dude weed schoolteacher
>Americans are voting for a dude vaccines cause autism television star
>We live in a world where people think AOE deafening blast is allowed.
Gazed enemies now turn to glass instead of stone, receiving no magic resistance and taking a further 50% physical damage. Takes hold in half the time.
The victim of the punch now stuns for 1s in a 500 AoE around its landing point. If the punch killed the victim, it stuns for 2/3/4 seconds instead.
Old ult returns
Death Pact now lasts until the bonus HP from the creep is depleted. When that threshhold is reached, it will wear off over the course of 10 seconds. Eating a second creep will instantly set you to the new values.
Ult gains an active that sets crit rate and evasion to 100% for 3 seconds. 180s cooldown.
Does VAC normally stop access to playing Dota 2? Playing EU west I come across the little VAC cunts all the time but they essentially still have normal access to servers, is this normal?
Arcanes give an absolute amount of mana, meaning the effect relative to your mana pool is greater if your mana pool is smaller.
If have a mana pool of 135, then arcanes regenerate 100%. If it's 270 then it's just 50%.
Fav dota video?
I know your pain brother.
Take solace in the fact that you only got placed so low due to low server pop and would probably be 2k in NA/EU.
Other than that, we probably play together and I hope you're not one of the mongoloid fucks who literally doesn't understand the basic concept of the game.
Player has 500/1000 mana
Other player uses mana boots
Player has 635/1000 mana
Player has 500/1000 mana
Player drops mana boots
Player has 375/750 mana
Other player uses mana boots
Player has 510/750 mana
Player picks up boots
Player has 680/1000 mana
Stone gaze has 12 second duration.
Ice shards form a perfect circle
Constant flight. No vision over trees.
Death pact also gives creep abilities and auras like devour
Evasion from blur cannot be countered by true strike. Evasion from items will still be though
split shot now acts like a normal attack (gives orb, and proc chances for all split shots)
also arrow number increases to 6/7/8/9
>Tusk (his current one is awful)
if walrus punch kills an enemy, walrus punch is refreshed.
can now damage enemies effected by ult
become a wraith
ee stops fucking obsessing over you and you can finally be free of that weeb degenerate.
>le never give up!! LE NEVER STOP FIGHTING!!!!
I hate this meme. People leading mega creeps into the fountain when no rax on the enemy side are taken are fucking naive.
Its more optimal just to get to the next game.
Why does no one ever buy guardian greaves on medusa? It's way better than linkens sphere in almost every respect, or at least in the respects that actually matter for medusa.
More mana, good regen, more armor, builds more gradually, burst mana/health regen on a low cooldown, and a dispel.
It's not a meme, anon. The cycle is breaking this election. The abysmal voter turnouts for the republican base is changing. They haven't been this riled up in nearly 30 years. You're about to see a ronald reagan tier election. Buckle up. Some pundits even believe this is bigger than even reagan was.
>The abysmal voter turnouts for the republican base is changing.
Wtf are you smoking? Republicans are the ones with the good turnout rates. That's why they try to pull shit to make it harder to vote for everyone, because they know republicans will vote anyway.
Like I said it builds gradually. You don't have to build it all at once. Mana boots and a headdress will do for regen until later in the game. I mean, it's better than buying a similarly priced item that does everything worse.
>good streams that are ruined by excessive unentertaining complaining
>republicans are the ones with the good turnout
You haven't seen good turnout, anon. You've seen old people voting out of habit. Not bojack and cleatis making it to the booths. And this time. It's including the Chen population as well. And legally inhabiting electric mexicans. You're going to see some serious shit.
As people drop out, you're going to find their supporters magically divide among the rest of the population. Not all rally against Trump, at 42% favorability already. Literally unfucking heard of. Invoker would have to acknowledge his girth at this point.
>Still in 2k trench
Please teach me how to doto, please i beg you, people with half my game time have like 4k mmr and im stuck in this trench that is sucking the sanity out of my brain slowly.
blacks and legal mexicans.
>people don't realize he's strictly against illegal immigration, as everyone should be, but has no problem with them coming back, as long as they do it legally
And the black vote is literally because blacks suffer disproportionately more than every other race because of illegal immigration. And cuz he's in rap lyrics an shieettt.
Learn to last hit. Gives you an enormous advantage over everyone else at that level.
Also get on good terms with your teammates. Call them "my friend" as much as possible. Makes them less likely to leave in case things to go shit.
>draft horrendous shit
>lose my tower at 4 minutes
>lose mid barracks at 12 minutes
>start fucking about making meme plays
>get 22 minute radiance
biggest throw i've seen in a while tbqh
>get your smoke revealed
>miss static link, your key spell
>waste rage, your other key spell
>only hit the support clock with your ice blast
>continue trying to fight anyway
Why are IGV so bad?
>The world has turned into an onion article
Thats the best description of the times I've heard.
Only yesterday did I realize that most of the shit I hear sounds almost satirical.
Like the thousand man muslim rape mob in Germany who claimed it was perfectly alright and then covered up by their own gubmint. Can't make this shit up.