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Multiplayer online battle arena could refer to anything from Call of Duty to Mario Kart. It's a portmanteau that alludes to platform, competition, and nothing else.
The only accepted phrase I've found that does describe this is role-playing game. You can probably guess I'm not referring to my ability to buy a potion, or babysit a mana pool.
It's about filling the role given to you by choice and circumstance, be it carry, support, or anything in between.
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It's a mantra of devotion to the solitary skill of a specimen that's really only part of a whole. Arteezy, while undoubtedly an impressive player, is only as good as the team behind him that supports his antics.
That hasn't stopped his team from leaning into the idea of the bombastic solo mid as the star player propped up by four equally important supporters.
We can't all relate to the Arteezy and other Dota experts. We can, however, connect with something near and dear to every player's heart: One area in which Dota excels is character.
Each unit brings a charisma that is wholly unique to them, and shines through not only in lore and blips of dialogue, but in the way their skills interact with those components. Morphling, my favorite hero by far, is a living comet melted down into a mean glass of hard carry. He's meant to be slippery, amorphous, and as inevitable as the tides.
He uses his ability to call upon chaotic energy to damage and stun an enemy for a random length of time in conjunction with his power to rip holes in space to instantly strike down all that stand against him. His powers culminate into the terrifying Phantasm, creating avatars of himself who do full damage to all those who oppose him, confusing the battlefield and wreaking havoc amongst the forces of Good. Lucifer the Doombringer Lucifer was the leader of the Doomguard attack force of the burning legion in the first attack by the dark lord Sargeras.
With his original master long gone, Lucifer grants his undying loyalty to the Scourge to finish what his lord once started.
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Devouring the insignificant for his greed while dissipating the souls of those brave and strong enough to withstand his strength and the heat of his fiery haven of burning earth, Lucifer takes no prisoners and makes sure those who persevere through his wrath die by the agonizing and burning pain of Doom itself.
N'aix the Lifestealer There once was a man in Lordaeron so consumed by greed that he was beyond remorse. Eventually caught trying to steal Prince Arthas' sacred ring, he was tried and hanged. Yet his body, so corrupted by his desire to steal, rose by itself in the form of a monstrous ghoul. So came into being N'aix, his old name long forgotten: Abaddon the Lord of Avernus A former paladin of great renown, Abaddon fell into darkness during the invasion of the Burning Legion, becoming possessed by many demons, corrupting both his soul and his powers.
Now a Death Knight set high in the Lich King's hierarchy of generals, he rides into battle against impossible odds, never stopping until he reaches the World Tree itself. Whether enhancing his own fortitude with a shield of dark energy, or using his life force to aid in combat, the Lord of Avernus leads the armies of the Scourge ever onward, forever locked in combat with the forces of good, and his enemies who were once his greatest comrades.
Banehallow the Lycanthrope Banehallow is an avatar of bestial fury created by the scourge. For years he has dwelled in the dark forests of the world, hunting innocents that wander therein. Now he is called to aid his masters.
He revels in blood and battle, using his wolfish persona to draw the feral beasts to his side and imbue his allies with his flesh-shredding strength.
He is also unnaturally quick and agile. Some say he can even transform into a giant wolf, giving him more durability and the speed to gouge and maim with near impunity.
Balanar the Night Stalker Beware, you who wander the night. Each step you take leads you deeper in the hideous reign of the horrible ruler of the dark. Balanar, elite dreadlord who brought the total darkness of the Nether into this world, haunts these regions. Your heart will pump harder, your legs will shake, and your mind will cloud as the presence of the stalker hunts you in the dark.
There's no chance to fight, no way to run, and no place to hide - darkness is everywhere! You can pray, you can cry, but the darkness won't be stopped - until you die. Azgalor the Pit Lord One of the many regents of Lord Archimonde who became stranded on the physical plane after the Legion fell in Kalimdor, the devil Azgalor's love of destruction allowed him to accept the Lich King's invitation to help lead the Scourge in conquest with few regrets.
After all, this Pit Lord is happiest when he conjures fire to scorch his opponents from above, roasting them slowly as the dead literally explode from beneath their feet.
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With such hateful power in the hands of a monster such as this, it's no wonder he inspires so much terror as he roams across the battlefield. Pudge the Butcher An undead behemoth seemingly impervious to even the most potent magic, this starving abomination roams the battlefield, continually in search of unwary prey. It is said his victims catch only a glimpse of his monstrous frame as they are dragged them through the shadows, bleeding profusely as a jagged hook etches deeper in their flesh.
Wails of agony echo in the distance, only to be drowned out by the Butcher's maniacal laughter as he severs their limp bodies with his great maw.
Unspeakable horrors ensue in a deathly silence, a dreadful omen for what is to come. King Leoric the Skeleton King Once a noble knight protecting his kingdom, the man was thrown into Hell, where he was ripped apart over and over for centuries. Now, Lucifer has thrown him back onto the soil, corrupted and mindless, as King Leoric, the Skeleton King.
He marches on, leading his minions with an unfaltering gaze, knowing only one thing: Able to cripple his opponents by drawing power from the fiery depths of hell itself, King Leoric is a major threat on the battlefield. His mighty blade allows him and others in his presence to drain the blood of their enemies. It is said that he is unkillable, and those who are struck down by his hellfire don't wake up again.
Slardar the Slithereen Guard After a millennium of being trapped under the raging waters of the Maelstrom, Slardar rose from its chaotic depths with his brethren to serve the mighty demon lord, Illidan Stormrage. Fanatically devoted to his cause, this Naga fought valiantly along his side until he succumbed to fatal wounds in the heat of battle. Salvation finally seemed within grasp - that is until his fate became intertwined with the grim reach of the Lich King.
Reincarnated as a soulless beast without emotion, Slardar tears through the enemy lines with inhuman speed, striking them out cold with mighty blows, undeterred in his quest to fulfill Ner'zhul's every whim. Dirge the Undying Considered to be an exceptionally filthy and despicable specimen by all who encounter him, including his fellow zombies, Dirge has wandered in from the wastes outside to serve the Lich King in hopes of finally obtaining a place of acceptance amongst the Undead masses.
While he is still considered to be unpleasant as ever by the rest of the Scourge, his horrifying abilities, which include raising lesser ghouls and spreading vile, rapidly communicable plague throughout the enemy ranks, are unquestionably powerful and may just give the Scourge the edge they need to complete their unholy conquest once and for all.
Leviathan the Tidehunter ormerly considered by the Old Gods as an oeuvre of the cosmos, Leviathan was thrown into the watery abyss after an alleged connivance with the Titans whom they have fought against. Chained to an anchor and guarded by a virtually indomitable kraken, the Tidehunter had lain dormant in the unfathomable depths for eons until he finally mustered enough strength to break away.
He killed his enslaver, took its shell as armor and the once loathed anchor became his weapon.
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Unforgiving and frigid as the sea, Leviathan had sworn to disembowel everyone who would dare disturb his much valued freedom as he knocks them out with ravaging force. The terror of the tides had come at last and all those who will try to stop him shall be swept away. Magnus the Magnataur Maybe the most tremendous being on the Scourge, Magnus is a power to be reckoned with.
Trained from birth to become a potent warrior, he is now at the peak of his strength. The Magnataur's giant axe can cleave paths through his enemies, and create a bone-breaking shockwave that ripples through the ground. Further strengthened by a demonic magic that enhances his attacks, he can crush enemies with shocking ease.
His greatest power, though, is the ability to create an immensely strong magnetic field, sucking in helpless foes to meet their end.
Barathrum the Spirit Breaker An outcast of the Spirithoof clan, Barathrum retreated in shame to the Ethereal Plane, feeding off wandering souls to sustain himself, and wandered aimlessly for centuries, alone and miserable. Found and recruited by the Lich King, Barathrum's uncanny speed and wraithlike powers have now been unleashed upon the Material Plane, his lantern able to project nether energy into enemies, sending them backwards with sudden force.
With the ability to close the distance between himself and a target in seconds, Barathrum the Spiritbreaker is more than a match for anyone.
The harsh climate transformed this warrior into a master of the earth, able to tear the skin off his foes with vicious sand storms. Those unfortunate to succumb to his potent toxins are condemned to violently burst apart in a cloud of noxious fumes. Sensing his growing power, the Lich King sought out Crixalis and, unable to sway him, slew him in battle.
Summoned to aid the Undead Scourge, the heart of the Sentinel quivers each time the ground trembles beneath them. Terrorblade granted with an unnatural affinity with life forces; Magina gifted with energy manipulation. Magina's eventual overexposure to the magics gradually augmented his elemental resistances and bestowed him the unique ability to move faster than light itself. Now, broken by Terrorblade's fall to the dark side, Magina answers the Sentinel's call in a desperate bid to redeem his brother.
Every bitter strike turns the Scourge's evil essences upon themselves, culminating in a finale that forces his enemy to awaken to the void within and spontaneously implode. Using only his finely honed skills of marksmanship and his trusty rifle, he systematically destroys his opponents from afar.
Taking great care to aim for the most vulnerable of areas, he is capable of severely injuring an opponent, and with a little extra time, has been known to simply dispose of an enemy in a single shot.
His rifle is equipped with a secondary barrel, capable of launching a short burst of shrapnel at close range, causing massive damage. This was obviously incredibly imbalanced, and would have completely ruined the flow of combat in Dota 2. Lucky for us, it never made it that far. It was also an excuse to change Skeleton King to Wraith King, which added to his back story and altered his appearance. He also lost the ability to temporarily drain the maximum HP of targets with Mortal Strike.
In DotA, Tresdin was all of that — but also a mounted and mustached man.
She still makes references to her old look in the form of voice-over when meeting other heroes by complimenting their steeds and facial hair.
Some are balance-oriented, but a number of them resulted from limitations of the Warcraft 3 engine. After all, it's easy to forget that the game was originally released back in