Defenders 029: Weaver
December 20, 2011
We’ve got Weaver today, as suggested by Zoolooman. This guy has a weird colour palette, like a tropical fish. I might have exaggerated it a bit, but he’s still surprisingly colourful. You don’t notice it too much in game, because he’s much more subdued on top and away from the head, but in the model viewer he’s like a damn butterfly.
I want to talk about carries, and their role in the team dynamic. There’s been a lot of bitching about the current hero pool, and how the limited selection allows Anti-Mage to out-carry just about anyone in the game. We’ve all seen it happen, and it can be pretty frustrating. Most people claim that we need Shadow Demon or Obsidian Destroyer to put the screws to a manta wielding Anti-Mage.
And maybe that is the case. I don’t really remember AM being such a problem back in the day. But I think the problem here is more general. Often, especially at lower skill brackets, Dota devolves into a pissing contest; a war between carries to see who can carry the hardest/fastest. But, the game doesn’t have to be played that way. The obvious solution, in my opinion, is to change your team strategy. Go for early game pressure, and roll straight into mid-game hard pushing. End the game before that Anti-Mage (or whomever) becomes a whirling juggernaut (lol!) of destruction.
It doesn’t have to be about the carries, and I think sometimes people forget that.
All that said, there’s just something so satisfying about watching your carry reach that tipping point that makes him nigh unstoppable. Or soul crushing, if you’re on the other end of his pointy stick.
So, who are your favourite carries?