Defenders 039: Ancient Apparition
January 13, 2012
I’ve been meaning to put this guy up for a couple days, but been busy with other stuff. Stuff that I’ll talk about tomorrow… but let’s Player13 talk for now.
- Adam C. Beamish
BLAAARGH. I drew the short straw and have to write about AA today. Neither of us wanted to talk about him, but part of my contract is to get called on when the pickings are slim. Thanks (but no thanks >:P ) to thelastduet for suggesting this hero. Please, head on over to r/Dota2 to vote on something more exciting next time.
Ancient Apparition. AA. And much like a battery that’s run out of juice, my first thought when seeing this hero was that Icefrog had run out of ideas.
His spells seemed like a hodgepodge of effects, particularly his slow and his dmg buff. The resulting kit was relatively unique though, and he’s proven himself useful.
But the one thing that bugged me the most was — did we really need another Ice-based hero? I mean, we already had CM, Lich, Drow, and the right half of one Twin-Headed dragon — not to mention Invoker. (Little did I know what was to come… **cough** Tuskarr **cough**)
So, on the topic of elements, I think there’s plenty of room for something other than Ice or Snow to get representation in Dota2, once new heroes start being developed.
Sure, there’s a limited number of magic-type variants in the fantasy world, but Dota has far from exhausted the list. Pokemon has, like, 15 different types. Not all of them are ‘elements’, mind you, but we could use a Steel or Ghost-type hero (Death Prophet’s ulti notwithstanding).
We’ve got enough Fire. We’ve got enough Lightning. And I’d ask for another Water-based if the Dota2 palette wasn’t already drenched with in blue.
What ‘element’ do you think needs better representation in the Dota world? Should we see more Light-based heroes after Ezalor and Io? Or some Air element heroes (like a remake of God of Wind?)
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