DOTA 2: The Top 5 Offlane Heroes In DOTA Patch 7
Following the release of patch 7, here’s a comprehensive look at 5 of the best offlane heroes to use in DOTA 2 at the moment;
Famous for his multiple controlled units, Beastmaster is the way to go in the offlane. You don’t need a complex game plan to dominate the offlane with Beastmaster – all you need to do is to max boar and aura, so you’ll be able to outtrade the opponents.
The enemy T1 tower is your first objective. Once you have won the lane and thrown the opponents away, it should not be a problem to siege it with or without the catapult or the Helm of the Dominator. Later, what you want to do is find pickoffs with your superior hawk vision and your ultimate and transition them into objectives. Blink dagger, Lotus orb, Assault Cuirass, or BKB makes sense after your Helm of the Overlord!
You may be wondering – Why is Pangolier strong in the latest patch?
One key reason for that is the fact that with the changes on Shield Crash applying slow, it’s now easier to successfully find kills than having a Lucky Shot on the enemy target. Pango excels at team fighting and at dealing with multiple targets.
He naturally gains items like Maelstrom to amplify the farm, so dealing with zoo and defending towers also comes. From there, you get to choose if you want to go for more damage items like Aghanims or you want to go for more control items like Lotus Orb and Else. The important thing to mention is the fact that Blink Dagger, Aghanims Shard, and Basher are usually core items since they not only help the hero to initiate but allows him to control and even chain stun enemy heroes.
A hero similar to Beastmaster with the Helm of the Overlord interaction. His laning stage, while not as strong as BM, is very reliable.
Lycan’s problem early on is that he has low armor, however, by rushing Helm of the iron, you will be able to solve that problem in the early stages of a match.
Once you have your level 6 and Helm of the Dominator, you can throw away the enemy carry out of the lane and destroy his T1. From there, your plan is similar to Beastmaster. Use your ultimate and try to kill these squishy enemy supports. Once you have a successful teamfight, try to get the most out of the map by pushing lanes and forcing objectives. After Helm of the Overlord, items like BKB, Nullifier, and Basher make sense! Aghanims is also a great item if you have slow heroes that would benefit from the movement speed!
Night Stalker has received a multitude of buffs over the last few patches all of which have combined to grant him a lot of base armor, plentiful health and the ability to deal a ton of damage.
The biggest issue with Night Stalker is the fact that he doesn’t kill easily – however, he has no trouble denying enemies creeps and trading with the opponents.
With Night Walker, you’ll want to plan your gameplay around minute 5 because that’s where the action really begins. You want to start forcing for kills taking advantage of your night time. Once you have level 6, you can move around the map, forcing things and being a threat everywhere!
Level 10 is where you have another power spike. You increase your night duration by 10 extra seconds, which is enormous! Items like Echo Saber, Basher, Dagger, BKB, Nullifier, and Assault are all great. Aghanims shard is powerful both for fighting and farming as well.
Dark seer is a great hero that synergizes great with the current META midlane heroes right now, such as Slark, Monkey, Spirit Breaker, Nyx Assasin, etc.
Items such as Blink Dagger, Mek, Pipe, and Lotus Orb are all great items to use with Dark Seer. Aghanims shard is also a great item!
Dark Seer needs to have a good laning stage to shine. So make sure you pick Dark Seer alongside a pos 4 hero that will allow you to pressure. Dark seer and Clockwerk is a great combination