dark        

This tricky DOTA 2 pro play involving wards is worth studying

0

Jerax with the Earth Spirit ruse

DOTA 2 is fun to watch both from a casual and hardcore perspective, especially if you have skilled casters breaking down the action at hand. This play by Jesse "Jerax" Vainikka at the PGL's Bucharest Major this week makes a very good case for why said explanatory provisions are important.

A huge part of many MOBA titles involve "wards," items that are typically invisible and stationary, which allow players to scout out certain zones like a security camera of sorts. The thing is they cost money, which is a huge commodity in the early game when there isn't a whole lot to go around.

Jerax, using the mobile hero Earth Spirit, manages to fake out his opponents into thinking he planted down wards, before quickly warping back and resuming his normally scheduled soaking. The opposing team, assuming he planted wards, ends up spending cash on two anti-wards, hurting their early-game. Jerax's party would go on to win this matchup.

It's subtle things like this play that make MOBAs worthy of this sort of examination. Even if you can't stand the genre, its complexity transcends above last-hitting and soaking.

PGL_DOTA 2 [Twitch] Thanks Jack!

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 




 


Also on destructoid: Dota 2   (58)   From our database:

  • Dota 2's massive International tournament moved to Canada - Chris Carter
  • Dota 2 is getting a new monthly subscription and a controversial in-game AI helper - Chris Carter
  • This tricky DOTA 2 pro play involving wards is worth studying - Chris Carter
  • Capcom submit Okami's Amaterasu as a potential DOTA 2 courier - Chris Moyse
  • Dota 2's long awaited campaign is unwelcoming, unique - Chris Carter
  • Valve has a new co-op campaign out for Dota 2 - Jordan Devore
  • Dota 2 is getting a co-op mode in support of The International 2017 - Peter Glagowski
  • Want to play ranked in Dota 2? You'll need to give Valve your phone number - Chris Carter
  • Modders are angry at Valve's recent handling of Dota 2 - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #DOTA #MOBA #Valve #video

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •