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Dota 2 Guide: Best Carry Heroes of Patch 7.22b

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Anuj Gupta

Valve released the most anticipated and major Dota 2 update of patch 7.22 a few weeks ago. They followed the major game update by a balancing patch v7.22b on 27 May 2019. While there is a lot of hype and discussion about the scepter bonuses for remaining heroes and how Drow Ranger a totally broken hero of the last patch 7.21 has fared, people have noticed some heroes coming into the limelight.

Every major patch brings new things to the table and changes how the game is being played. The 7.22 patch shuffled a lot of things with heroes and re-balanced some items, setting a trend or meta as they call it. Here we will talk about carry heroes who have an advantage based on the changes in patch 7.22 and 7.22b. Some of these heroes have been great in the recent tournaments having a significantly positive win rate.


#1 Sven

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Sven has a really great potential in this patch, he is versatile and can farm quickly, which are two of the most important traits a carry should have. Additionally, Sven is tanky and not squishy like some of the other safelane cores. He can survive the early game, soaking tons of damage and enabling other heroes of his team too. He also has a reliable stun with Storm Hammer and a movement speed and shield buff for him and his allies with Warcry.

Sven clears waves quickly with his cleave and can farm the jungle faster naturally. Since the farm triangle of the jungle was not nerfed, Sven has even more advantage to flash-farm. He can also push and teamfight from very early to late game. Thanks to his ultimate ability and warcry, Sven can also take Roshan and can do that fairly early in the game. The meta depends a lot on teamfighting cores and Sven is a perfect example of that.

#2 Wraith King

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Wraith King is an amazingly tanky and damage dishing hero in the game. He has a reliable stun with Wraithfire Blast, free lifesteal for him and his teammates with his second ability Vampiric Aura and the ability to reincarnate with his ultimate after taking tons of damage and soaking enemy spells. Wraith King or as some call him The Skeleton King enables other heros of the team with his ability to give lifesteal and reincarnate, setting up a perfect counter-fight scenario.

The main and most important ability in his arsenal is his third skill which grants ability to spawn little skeletons every time Wraith King hits a critical strike. The skeletons automatically choose an attack target within approximately 6500 range, which means if Wraith King is near a lane they will push the lane like creeps. This gives WK incredible split push ability, which is the most dangerous thing about the hero. Common items on this hero is an Echo Sabre with Hand of Midas and later on BKB and Radiance with other situational items.

#3 Chaos Knight

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The third hero on this list is also a strength based core who excels in dominating the game from the very early stages under the right circumstances. If picked at the right time during the picking phase, Chaos Knight can cause havoc in the enemy team. He is incredibly tanky for a carry and dishes out tons of damage. The basics of playing CK is very important, you play the hero around his ultimate. You will look to take objectives like towers and Roshan when your ultimate is up and farm when it is on cooldown.

This hero has a great stun which can disable enemies up to 5 seconds and 6 seconds if you have chosen the appropriate talent tree, he can catch enemy heroes with his Rift and has a great passive which gives him lifesteal and critical damage. The only thing to note about CK is that the hero can get kited a lot and can also be countered with heros like Ember Spirit and Medusa, making Phantasm useless. It is best to pick him second to last or as a last pick. Once in an appropriate match the hero easily snowballs and is unstoppable.

#4 Spectre

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Spectre is the only agility carry on this list, because he is fairly tanky and can contribute very wisely to team fights. He has a pretty weak laning stage, but once you are past that and have a medium to decent farm this hero can really give some problems to the enemy team. In this meta, Radiance is pretty good and is one of the core items of Spectre. One can skip radiance but that will be a very situational build. If you are looking to counter annoying heroes who are hard to reach like Sniper and Drow, Spectre is good at that.

Most efficient way of using Spectre’s ultimate ability is a little later after a fight has broken out that way you are most likely to end up with a kill or two which will make farming for Radiance much easier. In cases when you are behind from the laning stage, shoving waves with your first skill and making a Hand of Midas can be a viable option.However, please see to it that you reach the Midas timing early which is ideally before 10-11 Minutes, otherwise it will not be that efficient later.

Edited by Mayank Vora

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