Defenders 038: Queen of Pain
January 10, 2012
Apparently xEidolon has a thing for succubi, so here’s his Queen of Pain. Don’t forget to vote for tomorrow’s hero over at r/Dota2.
I don’t have much to say about QoP other than, damn grrrrl. She’s one of the more gratuitous ladies in the game, but I suppose that fits with her lore.
Queen of Pain seems to be one of those heroes whose skills are designed to combo together. Pretty much every hero boasts some skill synergy, but there are a handful with combos that can feel almost unfair if you’re on the receiving end of them. Clockwerk’s hook/cog/battery assault and Tiny’s avalance/toss combo come to mind, especially when supplemented with a blink dagger. Come to think of it, a lot of combos (including QoP) benefit or rely on blink. I guess it’s really all about positioning…
While I don’t have any hard facts or numbers to back it up, I feel that HoN had even more of these “wombo combo” heroes. While combos can feel really powerful, I find that when playing one of these heroes I find my playstyle becomes really linear. But maybe I’m just bad…
So, what’s your favourite skill combo in the game? Do you think Dota is moving away from combo type heroes, or are we going to see more of them in the future?
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