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    While most of the heroes that this guide specifically recommends are hard-hitting caster-type supports, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look over to other characters that you see as interesting. For the most part, every hero in Dota 2 is straightforward and easy too.
    There are, however, a few exceptions.
    Some heroes have very intricate spell combinations that require extensive amounts of practice. Some require micromanagement skills that essentially make the game feel like playing StarCraft: Brood War. And some function in unique ways that just don’t fit into the traditional Dota 2 mold and require their own unique approach to the game.
    In the early stages of your time playing Dota 2, it’s probably better to avoid them you have the fundamentals down. With that in mind, here are some of the characters to avoid, and why you should steer clear.

    1) The Micro-Heavy Ones
    A common mechanic for heroes in Dota 2 is summoning other units that are under their control, whether it is one big one or several small ones. Naturally, these heroes are at their best when the player can effectively use each individual unit. And naturally, that makes these heroes considerably harder to use.
    Not all heroes that have summons should be avoided, per se, but many of them require attention to be constantly divided which makes for an often-unpleasant in-game experience.
    Examples – Broodmother, Meepo, Visage, Chen, Arc Warden
    2) Intensely Farm-dependent Carries
    At some point, you’re going to be called upon to play a carry. Don’t worry! While we recommend sticking to high-impact supports early on, once you get the hang of last-hitting, you can transition into playing a number of different carries without any trouble.
    That said, not all carries are created equal. While all carries need farm to some degree, many carries have strong team fighting tools or naturally have high stats which allow them to stand and trade with opponents at any stage of the game like Dragon Knight, Sven, Wraith King and Juggernaut.
    Other carries, however, are generally useless without a big item or two. You’ll want to steer clear of these guys for the time being.
    Examples – Medusa, Morphling, Alchemist, Spectre, Naga Siren, Ember Spirit

    3) Heroes That Require Mid
    I strongly advise you against playing mid in the early stages of your Dota 2 career. Let me reiterate: Do not play mid.
    The side lane in pub Dota 2 is typically a two-on-two situation where there is often room for small victories, even if things go sideways. That isn’t the case in the middle lane where players are locked into an extended one-on-one that can make or break the entire game for a team.
    Some heroes are specifically designed to thrive in that environment and are built around accelerating off the solo farm and experience that comes with it. Many struggle outside that environment and, as such, should be avoided when not being played in that situation.
    Examples – Tinker, Storm Spirit, Invoker, Shadow Fiend, Puck, Templar Assassin, Zeus
    4) Invisibility-Based Heroes
    This is going to be a hard temptation to resist, I know. The ability to just press a button and walk away from a dicey situation because new players don’t know how to play against invisible enemies sounds amazing and, at first, it is. The trouble is that while it’s easy to stay alive as heroes that have invisibility options, it’s not going to be as easy to actually do anything valuable while alive.
    Invis heroes typically require strong game sense in order to make any kind of serious impact. That doesn’t come quick, either, and while you might feel like picking an invisibility-based hero just to have a solid kill-to-death ratio at game’s end, you’re going to end most of those games with a big, fat L if you draft with that mentality.
    Examples – Bounty Hunter, Riki, Nyx Assassin, Slark

    12 june 2019 05:53 5035

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