#2 Outworld Devourer
Outworld Devourer has not been as famous as other heroes in the pub games but the professional scene has had a different mindset. OD was one of the most contested heroes in the recent professional games of the TI qualifiers. He has a great laning presence in the first few minutes of the game. OD also excels in team fights and offers really great lockdown or save with help of Astral Imprisonment. Additionally, the hero has some amazing talents and even though he was nerfed in the 7.22f patch, OD still remains strong and one of viable picks as a mid core for teams in The International.
#3 Ancient Apparition
Ancient Apparition was one of the most picked heroes in TI’s qualifiers. The hero was also banned 90 times in 159 matches. We saw Wraith King plus AA as a pair in the qualifiers. Ancient Apparition has great damage without spending tons of mana in the early game. The hero provides decent strength to zone out enemy heroes in the laning stages. AA is great against healing heroes and some other popular heroes in the meta like Alchemist and Morphiling which are good options in pro games. Additionally the hero has great talent tree to aid him in the matches.Published 01 Aug 2019, 18:16 IST