Defenders 037: Spectre

January 9, 2012


The lack of a clear winner in the last poll made this sort of a tough call, but here’s Spectre.  It’s about time, anyway.  So I guess this goes out to Atyidae and 3973.  As always, I’m taking suggestions for tomorrow’s hero over at r/Dota2.

Spectre is pretty cool, and one of the best carries in the game, imo.  She’s got a great skillset:  lots of mobility, added damage for ganking, and borderline imba offensive mitigation.  Not to mention ‘dat ult! There’s something so satisfying about haunting and freaking the whole team out.  Which one is the real Spectre? Sometimes by the time you decide, it’s too late, and she’s desolating you into oblivion.

Her ult is one of my favourite ults in, and definitely my favourite global, but there are so many good ones.  Zeus’, of course, is probably the most famous global. Clockwerk and AA both have global abilities that, with a little skill, can lead to some amazing kills.

What’s your favourite global in the game?

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  1. January 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Jason Sharp says:

    My favorite global skill will always be Clockwerk’s. There’s something so delightful about nailing people with the flare while they’re booking it back to their fountain.

  2. January 10, 2012 at 5:40 am
    Pegz says:

    my favorite is Invoker’s Sun Strike.. so many times i ve killed and got killed by it.. it just amazes me..

  3. January 10, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Player13 says:

    On the topic of globals, the original Faceless Void’s map-wide Timestop was one of the best. At level 3, that ulti stunned for 5 seconds. Then of course, you’d pick up old Morphling, use his spell steal ulti, and add another 5 seconds to the global stun. Haha, so imba.

    Times have changed much. I remember an old Chinese LAN mate who used to use Zeus’ ulti liberally as a maphack and got flamed in pubs for doing it. Nowadays, you can’t find a competent Zeus who won’t blow his ulti cooldown occasionally for much needed vision when the enemy team is missing from the minimap.

    In terms of faves, I’d have to say my fave is SpiritBreaker’s Charge of Darkness. I’m often impatient and there’s nothing like speeding from one lane to the next, or from the base to the fight. Also doubles as a situational escape spell. Conveniently, he’s coming in this week’s patch and I’m excited to see how he looks.

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