Six Tips For Winning More Games In Dota 2
Dota 2 is quite a complex game. There are over 100 heroes, 200 items, and multiple gameplay mechanics – this makes the game ridiculously hard to get good at, especially if you’re just starting out.
One that note we’ve come up with six tips that could help you raise your skill level and start winning more games.
These tips won’t turn you into a Dota pro overnight, but they should offer some guidance with regards to the best way to approach the game.
With that said, here’s a look at the tips;
Choose Your Hero Wisely
You should take extra steps to ensure that you’re choosing the right hero.
Make sure to select a hero that complements’s teammates and operates as an effective counter against your opponents.
You get to choose if you pick around your team, to counter your opponents, or both. But in the end, you always need to play with an idea.
The support role is the exception. Since the players usually get first to pick, they have no information about the enemy heroes.
If you play core or support, it is essential to pick a hero that you feel comfortable, yet is a good fit for this game.
Buy Enough Regen
It is pretty standard for players to be greedy in the lanes. This concept applies to all players, from supports to hard carries.
It is important for players to buy items like boots, wands, or other small items when they need regen to sustain the lane.
Players underestimate the importance of having extra regen. More tangos, salves, clarities, and mangos usually decide who will come on top from the laning stage.
Enemies might have a better duo than you. However, if you have more regen than your opponents, you can trade unfavorably and win the lane due to more regen.
Focus On Taking The Enemy Tier 1 Tower
The most important objectives in the game are the T1 in the mid lane and the offlane. These towers will enable the farming pattern of your carry and the option to invade the enemy triangle.
A good moment to help your allies, regardless of the role, is the 10minute mark. The assist of your catapult is a great boost for your team and an excellent opportunity to take some objectives.
You should give the call to your team and take the opportunity to force some objectives.
Take Advantage Of The Map
So far, the plan has been relatively simple. You had a fine laning stage, if not great. You managed to take the enemy mid T1 tower and the safelane. What’s next?
Let’s assume that we are at the start of the middle game. That would be approximately around 10 to 15 minute-mark.
A good and solid idea would be to penetrate the enemy triangle with smoke and try to find important kills, ideally on the enemy carry (win condition for the opponents).
If you are a support, you should usually work with a hero with some short mobility, ideally your offlane or midlane(Void Spirit, Storm Spirit, etc.).
Keep Applying The Above Plan
It would help if you kept applying the idea above. It would be best if you always tried to apply pressure on the enemy heroes by smoking.
Once you feel you have a solid advantage, you should start sieging other towers or taking more objectives like Roshan.
Try To End The Game
Going high ground is the hardest part of the game. The T3 towers are hard to destroy, and the lack of vision allows the opponents to have the advantage and fight under vision.
On top of that, they have the T4 towers to protect them and fortification from delaying the high ground push.
Highground is the time and place where all players overextend and lose their advantage in an attempt to kill enemies under their T4. One player usually goes too deep, and the rest, playing on autopilot, follow him quite deep at a point that there is no turning back.
What happens if your high ground attempt fails, in any case?
Take a step back. You are still in control of the game. Take control of the enemy high ground and wait for the next Roshan. Once you take the Aegis, push the lanes, group up, and try to commit on the enemy high ground once more!
It is time to apply the ideas top and start grinding upwards!