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Dota 2: Top 5 Heroes you must play in patch 7.21d

Anuj Gupta
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 22:28 IST

Image Courtesy: Player one website
Image Courtesy: Player one website

Dota 2 developer Valve released the latest 7.21d patch towards the end of March with the conclusion of DreamLeague Major. While the patch features some re-balancing to items like Atos, Aeon Disk, Greaves, and Solar Crest, it also brought forward many welcoming changes to heroes. The most unnoted and unclearly described change was made to the Dire hard camp. The hard camp pull on the Dire side was made easier, this change is significant because it was really difficult and frustrating to pull the hard camp into the lane, substantially affecting the laning phase in the early minutes of the game.

The most exciting changes of the patch were made to the heroes of the game. After the patch has settled and analyzed here are few heroes worth playing in this patch:



#1 Sniper

Image Courtesy: 1Zoom.me website
Image Courtesy: 1Zoom.me website

Sniper was average in the last patch, but 7.21d gave the little hero a much-needed boost. Now that Shrapnel replenish time has been reduced from 50 to 40 seconds, sniper’s early game has become much stronger. The Take Aim ability was also buffed by reducing its active cooldown. The new sniper build in this patch focuses more on nuke rather than right click damage. One could choose both but it is good to try new things when they are in the meta.

Basically, sniper makes Midas along with other early lane items, then the hero takes the cooldown reduction talent available to him on reaching level 10. This enables the hero to farm faster with Midas and gain XP along the way, it also reduces Sharpnel cooldown to about 30 seconds which is insane. A Ghost Scepter into Ethereal Blade is then recommended for easy kills by using ethereal and ult. Other hybrid items like Yasha and Kaya which deal with damage and increase nuke potential are also suggested.



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Published 04 Apr 2019, 20:23 IST
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