Ten easiest heroes to use in Dota 2
Dota 2 took the world by storm when it was first released in 2013, giving experienced Dota players a fresher look into the battlefield and heroes that dominate the gaming world. Even today, Dota 2 remains to be one of the most popular PC games With its history of hosting major tournaments and the consistent growth of its player base.
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) wherein the objective is to destroy the opponent’s base that is found on the other side of the map. It can be done by getting rid of all the towers in at least any of the battlefield’s three lanes so players and their accompanying minions can better infiltrate the base. Of course, players should also be able to defend their base from being attacked by becoming stronger and trying to kill the opponents.
Players of Dota 2 use characters called ‘heroes’ who they can control to fulfill their objectives. These heroes possess different attributes and weapons which help them destroy towers and kill enemy units. They also have different skill caps, meaning some heroes are easy to use while some will take quite some time to master. This article focuses on the easiest heroes to use in Dota 2. If you are new to the game, here are some of the highly recommended heroes::
Ogre Magi is a hero who specializes in dealing burst damage towards enemies using its flammable chemicals and his fire. He shines the best in team fights where he can nuke enemies and boost his teammates’ movement speed and attack speed. Ogre Magi is also quite beefy which is why you don’t have to worry about evasive maneuvers too much when using him.
Similar to Ogre King, Sven is a melee hero who can dish out ample amounts of damage even in the early stages of the game or when he doesn’t have enough items yet. This is because of his ultimate God Strength, his innate ability, that makes him physically stronger. Sven can also support his teammates in skirmishes using his Warcry which boosts allies’ toughness and movement speed.
Tidehunter is a durable hero who can be played as an offlaner or support due to his high survivability and decent damage output. His abilities do not cost much mana, either, making him a beginner-friendly hero who always does his best in securing lanes and keeping his squishy teammates safe.
Crystal Maiden could be one of those Dota 2 heroes who believe that attack is the best defense. She isn’t durable on her own but can deal significant damage to anyone who tries to come nearby either freezing them or slowing them down while reducing their HP. Crystal Maiden also has a support mechanism for team fights with her Arcane Aura.
Lion is generally played as support even if he isn’t that durable. His ability to back teammates up in team fights stems from his ability to deal massive amounts of damage through special combos. If Lion is in the right place at the right time, he can nuke opponents down through his ultimate, Finger of Death. There’s no need to worry about mana costs for combos either as he can steal mana from enemies.
Lich has a decent support mechanism for teammates as his crowd control abilities can buff allies and debuff enemies at the same time. He also uses ice magic, like Crystal Maiden, and can slow enemies down or conjure an ice shield. Lich’s Sinister Gaze is his repositioning ability and can reduce the mana of an enemy hero who engages in eye contact with him.
Wraith King is a well-balanced hero in terms of offense and defense. His abilities are a mixed bag of spells that deal damage and keep him alive on the battlefield. Wraith King’s Mortal Strike adds bonus damage from his abilities while Wraithfire Blast inflicts lingering damage. Aside from the stun it gives the target, his Vampiric Spirit heals him up a bit. But if he dies, his Reincarnation will get him back in the game in no time.
True to his name, Sniper is a hero who deals significant damage from a distance. He can help out his teammates by slowing the effect of his Shrapnel and the repositioning from his Concussive Grenade. Sniper can also deal with enemies that can close the distance to him by knocking them back with his Headshot.
Phantom Assassin is one of the best Dota 2 heroes in terms of critical damage output due to her ultimate, Coup de Grace. She shines best in the later stages of the game especially when she is well-fed because her Stifling Dagger deals bonus damage. Moreover, her Phantom Strike can either serve as an initiate or escape mechanism while her Blur can surprise enemies with her quick attacks.
Zeus specializes in nuking enemies wherever they are on the map. His lightning attacks provide vision on his enemies which greatly helps in strategizing or uncovering ganks. His Arc Lightning is also helpful in full-on battles. However, its damage can be boosted further with his Static Field. Zeus’ Nimbus and Thundergod’s Wrath are his signature combo pieces that can be triggered at any time.
Dota 2 is a challenging game to learn but once you learn the basics of its gameplay as well as the roles and different secondary objectives in-game, you are on your way to winning a match. Remember to look for tutorials and practice in bot matches first so you can learn as much as you can about powerful abilities and items.