DOTA 2 Catch-all

Warum, Herr Ickle?

Ugh, bristleback.

Just watched the final of The Defense, and wow. Crazy ending to it.

I didn't use Death Pact enough.

I was happy with my early game last hitting and denying though. I was up against a juggernaut in the middle lane and felt I did better than previously. Not great, but I felt an improvement.

Coyotebd wrote:
I can't get the status to work.

Played a solo queue as Clinkz last night. I did well except I constantly forgot how squishy he was. Despite that I had the second least deaths on my team and single-handedly killed 4 rax.

Like the hero but need to remember to hit and run.

The patch doesn't go live until Thursday nights. Those were the notes from test, I should have specified.

Happytime Harry wrote:
Ugh, bristleback.

Just watched the final of The Defense, and wow. Crazy ending to it.

The final, or the 3rd match of the loser bracket quarter finals that I linked yesterday? Also, don't say crazy ending because then you spend the whole match waiting for it.

Just had a great game as Clockwerk. The rest of our team was pretty crappy but me and the Spectre has a good start so we teamed up starting mid-game and just wrecked the entire team. So satisfying. I also had a "carry" game as Leshrac earlier today. SO MANY TRIPLE KILLS after I got my scepter.

Wife is taking the kid to watch Disney on Ice and my boardgame night is cancelled. That means I should be able to get some early games in if anyone's playing tonight.

I think I'll be on.

Ill be on early, probably 530-7 or so.

I'm been dreaming of dota all day, so barring any new crises, I'll be on.

And yes, I know dreaming of dota is sad.

casktapper wrote:
I'm been dreaming of dota all day, so barring any new crises, I'll be on.

And yes, I know dreaming of dota is sad.

I get my fill just watching streams all day in another window haha.

Going to try to get some games in tonight is anyone is up for pairing with a noob. If not, no big deal, I'm 6-2 since I started randoming to learn heroes while I solo queue, so I can do that.

Probably around 10pm until late.

First meepo game last night, all random I got sylla, then meepo. We won, actually held my own 3/4/18 with a 750xpm. By the end i got pretty decent at holding a target in place and poofing. Our competition wasn't the strongest

Nice. I had my first Clinkz with auto-casting Fire Arrow and Death Pacting fat neutral creeps before going ganking. Ended up 14/1/3. I really liked running up behind three enemy heroes that were pushing a lane, killing one and then going invisible and escaping. Felt like a ninja. really hurting for mana. Need to start learning the different items as I'm getting to the point where I feel I need something for the current situation and don't know what item to get. Especially mana items.

Coyotebd wrote:
Nice. I had my first Clinkz with auto-casting Fire Arrow and Death Pacting fat neutral creeps before going ganking. Ended up 14/1/3. I really liked running up behind three enemy heroes that were pushing a lane, killing one and then going invisible and escaping. Felt like a ninja. really hurting for mana. Need to start learning the different items as I'm getting to the point where I feel I need something for the current situation and don't know what item to get. Especially mana items.

Build an orchid on clinkz, it works perfectly with him. Crazy mana regen, attack speed, damage, and you can really be a ninja ganking and most people will die inside of the 5 second silence.

I just discovered that an orchid was mana regen as well as silence. I'd used it before and only saw the silence. Next time for sure. In fact, it's given as a core item for clinkz in the build I was using.

Or the silence stops someone from silencing you so you can get away.

Recommended items almost ways cover most of your concerns for a character. Once you understand why those particular items are recommended. Only after you have those understood should you consider items outside recommended. Like putting, I dunno, a bloodstone on medusa instead of a L. Sphere, to make her tanky. Or yknow. Skadi Sven.

Skadi is definitely core on sven.

Skadi Sven-- only really viably in a game where OD has gotten out of hand.

I played a Saadi Sven the other day. Did alright, but still lost.

Coyotebd wrote:
I just discovered that an orchid was mana regen as well as silence. I'd used it before and only saw the silence. Next time for sure. In fact, it's given as a core item for clinkz in the build I was using.

The 30% amplify damage is also very useful in allowing you to burn someone down quickly.

Played a fun Shadow Shaman game yesterday. Me and the Warlock both ended the game with Aghanim's Scepter and Refresher Orbs. Fatal Bonds + Wards and Double (Quadruple?) Golems = Hilarious.

What the hell? Is that an AC on Crystal Maiden? (living vicariously through my dota buff feed)

What was the rest of the build? I'm trying to understand the logic. Does she have a composite damage spell? I know that beast master likes ac, since armor bites into the damage his axes do.

Win rate is in an absolute nosedive the past week. And i've been getting put with more annoying folk than usual. Oh well, SimCity comes today, so it might be a timely distraction.

Atomicvideohead wrote:
What was the rest of the build? I'm trying to understand the logic. Does she have a composite damage spell? I know that beast master likes ac, since armor bites into the damage his axes do.

I think it was more just a stompy game and experimentation.

Happytime Harry wrote:
Win rate is in an absolute nosedive the past week. And i've been getting put with more annoying folk than usual. Oh well, SimCity comes today, so it might be a timely distraction.

It ebbs and flows. I keep pushing past .500 and then falling back down. But, I haven't done completely solo queuing in a while.

Hehe. We had a mek, I had a drum and the Eul's (though I didn't use it right.) It was right near the end of the game after we'd wiped their team in back-to-back teamfights, including one where I got 2-3 kills from my ulti and I had a bunch of cash.

Maybe a vlad's would have been better. I just tried to buy something that had an aura to help my team.

It would have been funnier if I said I rushed it because CM is so squishy though.

Coyote: vlads is no good on a ranged hero. Forget auras, clinks is Ganker-semi carry. Go for damage or disable. Disable is pretty useful too in terms of team utility. So, orchid again. Or Euls. Or scythe. Skull basher if you're crazyyyy.

Oh in case you didn't know, if you double click Euls or a few other items it does the active effect on yourself. With Euls you can use it to dodge some attacks.

Actually I was talking about for CM. I was the CM that had the AC that Cask was talking about.

I did play Clinkz again solo queue before grouping up and got the orchid. I did well, winning the middle lane vs. Slark, but when I started roaming to gank the rest of my team had fed their lanes so hard I couldn't do anything. They literally formed a train and walking into Death Prophet's ult 1 by 1.

Atomicvideohead wrote:
Coyote: vlads is no good on a ranged hero. Forget auras, clinks is Ganker-semi carry. Go for damage or disable. Disable is pretty useful too in terms of team utility. So, orchid again. Or Euls. Or scythe. Skull basher if you're crazyyyy.

Oh in case you didn't know, if you double click Euls or a few other items it does the active effect on yourself. With Euls you can use it to dodge some attacks.

That was on a Crystal Maiden, not a Clinkz. (somehow I forgot the link on my reply: http://dotabuff.com/matches/141750926) But, on a support, get a scythe rather than AC.