Friday, August 31, 2007

Alchemist 1-on-1

Base on experience, I used Alchemist in a one-on-one match with Bane Elemental. As a result, I win the match without dying and losing a tower. Its not like that my opponent is too noob to use Bane Elemental, in fact it is his favorite and he uses it well. And we all know that Bane Elemental is one of the best heroes in one-on-one matches. Now, here's what happens, before we start the battle, I know that I can't kill Bane Elemental because of the insufficient capabilities of Alchemist, meaning he is used only to tank. My plan is to build up Alchemist, trying to produce items that will harden him up. With the skill called Acid Spray and Goblin's Greed, the in-flow of money is fast and I manage to buy items at an early time. Obviously, Bane Elemental can't stand out my Acid Spray. Even though he use Brain Sap, my life regeneration is just too fast to fill up because of Chemical Rage, it improves the life regeneration rate of Alchemist fabulously and a bonus Hit Points also. As we go on playing, my Alchemist is always full of health that it never returned to the base to heal. Isn't that a great match? No one was killed during that match except for the hundreds of creeps that keeps on spawning.

My Three-Man Team

Sven Rouge Knight
Vengeful Spirit
For me, maybe one of the best three hero combination in DotA are Sven, Vengeful, and Jakiro. Sven being the 'tank' and killer of the team, Vengeful and Jakiro being a support type and play-setter. Using this heroes strategically will dominate the game fast. In my opinion, this three is made to do some 'fast game', meaning, beating the game fast. Once they have their appropriate items on, God knows where their opponent's destination would be. So what do you think? Better try this off with your team games.

Vengeful Spirit

Shendelzare Silkwood Vengeful Spirit
Vengeful is definitely one of my favorite heroes in DotA. She is very useful in team-to-team battles. I considered her as one of my favorites because you can dress her up with multiple builds. Meaning, there are many powerful combinations for her skills and items. Other heroes unfortunately has only one or two powerful and useful combinations. Her useful skills will dominate the game if used strategically.

My favorite build for Vengeful is support type. It has lots of benefits for you especially for the team. Her skills are so useful that all of them should be selected and maxed out. Her swap-stun combo is unbeatable especially when executing a backstab play. Command Aura and Terror are useful for pushing lanes. Simply buying Mekansm and Ring of Basilus or Vladmir's Offering for the better will surely pump your creeps up. Its like they are so called "Mega Creeps". The creeps near Vengeful now has increase damage, increase defense, life and mana regeneration, and the best of all is lifesteal.

This are the items for support type Vengeful which I definitely want to have:
  • Mekansm
  • Vladmir's Offering
  • Arcane Ring
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Sange&Yasha
  • Power Treads

Vladmir's Offering

Vladmir's OfferingThe time that I notice that there is a new set of items on DotA, I immediately try all of them on my favorite heroes. But one of them I considered the coolest item, the Vladmir's Offering. The ingredients of the this item are Ring of Basilus, which is created from Sobi Mask and Ring of Protection, Mask of Death, and the recipe. In my opinion, the cost of the recipe is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth it because of the useful attribute of the item. The attributes of Vladmir's Offering are +5 Devotion Aura, 0.80 mana regeneration, 16% life steal aura for melee (my favorite), and +12 damage aura. Take note that even this item has a life steal aura, it is not an orb effect item. Look at those things! Isn't this item great or what?! It means that this is a great item for those heroes that has fast attack speed and of course a melee type to posses life style attribute.

My list of heroes that I love to have a Vladmir's Offering on their item:
  • Troll Warlord
  • Barathrum
  • Broodmother
  • Magina