Posts Tagged ‘Defense of the Ancients’

Burst HP With Armlet

For those of you who are just getting started into  DotA, or are having a hard time with good strategies or item builds should check some popular dota communities for strategy guides. The pictures you see here are referenced from DotaStrategy’s guide section*. They release a new strategy guide around once a month, and they have a database of many strategy guides on all the different heroes. While some of these guides are very good, others are outdated and do not reflect the latest version of the game.

The basic idea behind a strategy guide is to tell you what are the tried and tested methods for effectively using any given hero. It usually follows the following format:

  1. Introduction
  2. Stats
  3. Skills
  4. Item Build
  5. Skill Build
  6. Early Game
  7. Middle Game
  8. Late Game
  9. Conclusion

What worked best for me when I was first starting out was trying a new strategy on the AI maps(you’ll have to make a free account there). After I was able to execute the strategy well enough against the AI, I tried it on bnet. Join “noobs only” or “newb friendly games” at first, and then try it with more advanced level matches, sometimes labeled as “Pros only” “[THR]“. Most of all, have fun, find a hero that you like and feel comfortable with.

*Special thanks to android_245 for letting me use images from his strategy guide: “By Ebb and Flow, A Slardar Guide” on

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DotA load screen

And I like to play Defense of the Ancients(DotA for short), both casually and competitively, and I also enjoy the universe surrounding it. Throughout my blog, I’ll be posting coverage along with my thoughts on the latest DotA related finds, including:

  • strategy guides
  • interviews
  • professional play
  • personal experiences
  • replays
  • and more.

Whether you’re new to DotA,  a seasoned veteran, or just want to learn what it’s all about, check back soon, as I’ll have content that explains various aspects of the game, and helpful tools.

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