DOTA 2: The Top 5 Soft Support Heroes In Patch 7.30
Following the release of Patch 7.30, certain soft support heroes have undergone substantial buffs, making them META options – here’s a look at five of them;
Skywrath Mage got some minor buffs in the new patch.
He was granted Increased damage in his Arcane Bolt, 40% slow throughout all levels on Concussive shot, and reduced time in his ultimate(less time means more damage).
However, this is not the reason why Skywrath Mage is strong.
There are two main reasons behind why heroes like Beastmaster and overall zoo heroes are back in the meta. It’s because they play off each other nicely.
You see, Skywrath mage loves to lane with these tanky front-liners that also synergize greatly with his ultimate. Lastly, Rod of Atos, a core Skywrath item, got buffed, which makes him effe
Similar to Skywrath mage, Dark willow lanes great with the current meta heroes. While Dark willow got nerfed, he remains a great hero.
His laning stage is not as strong as other heroes, but the strong laning presence of the offlaner compensates for his weaknesses early on.
Dark Willow operates really well when paired alongside Mars or Beastmaster, so you should be looking to play alongside either of them.
Tinker has gone through somewhat of an overhaul in patch 7 that makes him very effective in the position 4 role.
He boasts an efficient second spell called Heat Seeking Missles, which consumes low mana and targets and is capable of hitting multiple targets with a 125 damage at level 1. With an ability like that it’s fair to call Tinker a strong laner.
On top of that, laser is also a great spell in the lane. He can win trades in the lane with the enemy support and turn fights due to the 100% miss chance.
In the middle game, items like Dagger, Greeves, and overall support items work really well with Tinker, as they increase his effectiveness as a soft-support hero.
Keeper of the Light
This hero got quite buffed in the new patch.
Illuminate cast time reduced to 3 seconds, and chakra magic CD allows Keeper of the light to become an excellent pos 4 hero.
There are two ways to play Keeper of the light. No matter which one you choose, though, you will need a farm, and Kotol is all about that in the end.
The most important thing is to have a solid laning stage.
As you know, the best way to win the offlane is to push the lane and side pull to deny gold and EXP. With Keeper of the Light, this is quite simple.
However, things might get more tricky in the middle game.
You can go for the triple null talisman into Dagon build, which is the most popular. What we would suggest, though, is to try dragon one and transition into support. Items like Glimmer, Lotus, Force, and Aghs are all great. Dagon 1 into these items seems a great way to build into the mid and late game
While his laning is okay, Nyx Assasin primarily shines due to his ability to counter pretty much all the meta support heroes on the Dota roster.
Both the position four and the position five heroes all struggle versus Nyx.
Items like Dagger, Aether lens, or rushing into Aghs are all great. Make sure you get your level 6 as fast as possible and then start moving around the map, making the supports life hard!