Defenders 042: Dazzle

January 19, 2012


Shoutout to GIROG for requesting Dazzle.  Vote for tomorrow’s hero over at r/Dota2.

I’ve been playing Dazzle a lot lately, and I am liking him more and more with every game.  A buddy and I have been laning Omni + Dazzle, and between the two of us, mana boots, basilius, and soul rings, our staying power is pretty much unstoppable.

Most people look at support as the “bitch” role, but I really enjoy it.  And not just in Dota, either.  I playing support type characters in pretty much every game: BF3 (Support), TF2 (Eng/Medic), .  I really like the feeling of enabling my team.  Whether it’s a well timed ÜberCharge or dominant warding to gain map control, a good support player can make or break the game.

So, who is your favourite support hero?  What it is about their skillset that makes them great at supporting their team?

Wallpaper. 1920×1080.

PNGs.  Square / Wallpaper


  1. January 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    Zach says:

    Needs to be pinker

  2. January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Chester says:

    Favorite to date….was morph but the ‘hawk is too cool

  3. January 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Samo says:

    One of the best so far.

  4. January 20, 2012 at 2:39 am
    Yai-Kai says:

    My fav support is this one, the chain heal gives both support AND damage, shallow grave can save your carry from a tight situation, and his slow helps with ganks. Those 3 together with his ulti, which also helps your team and hampers the enemy team just like the chain heal really gives him sort of a double role. Also a great pusher with his chain heal on lvl 4, so yeah, without a doubt my fav. Couple that with urn, meka, pipe and mana boots for full team support makes me wonder why you would play another support.

    That said, Omni is my 2nd fav, his W on someone like Huskar or Tide makes for sick initiation, with the heal being both healing and damaging again, and his ult is needless to say a teamfight-changing ability.

    /just my 2 cents

  5. January 20, 2012 at 3:27 am
    Fascistznik says:

    Top five would be:
    1.Venge- most played and best win ratio, really solid and reliable support
    2.Dazzle- Mek + urn + Arcane boots and nobody dies under my watch
    3.Dark Seer- amazing team fight presence and just really damn versatile
    4.Wind Runner- just like darkseer, versatile, but on a more offensive level
    5.Lich- reliable like venge, but my least played as he’s a tad boring

    6&7. Treant and Wisp ASAP please!

  6. January 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    Demonyaj says:

    Holy crap, the mohawk is masterful! Is there any chance of this being done as a print or shirt?

  7. January 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Adam says:

    Definitely. All in due time…

  8. January 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    microstar says:

    sick dazzle portrait, ill take 5

  9. February 1, 2012 at 5:10 am
    Warch says:

    My favorite hero. Very much awaited.

  10. March 19, 2012 at 4:10 am
    RedOrc says:

    Hey a realy great artwork right there,I realy like your very clean and basic style and I LOVE you for makin such a masterpiece of art of Dazzle, my all time favourite hero.

    I play with some real pro players from time to time (when they have a spare slot) and playing Dazzle in such an awesome team is just realy a great feeling.

    Keep up the great work, my sister studies arts so I should be able to judge your art skills and they are – epic!

  11. May 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    fanuo says:

    sell prints of this already! will buy immediately

  12. May 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Adam says:

    They’re on order! Takes a couple weeks though…

  13. October 15, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Jordan says:

    Dazzle is my favourite ! and i totally agree with you n im a support player too :)All of your works are great. i love the minimalism – this is the best one IMOH !

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