Defenders 044: Sniper

January 25, 2012


Oh man.  The pressure is on. degeso has been asking for this for a long time; I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Sniper is literally the first hero I ever played.  He’s definitely not a noob hero, as we’ve discussed before on here, so I don’t know exactly how I wound up playing him.  Part of it could have been that he had a freakin’ gun, while everyone else was using swords and arrows. Can you say ballin’?

When I first started playing, I had no notion of last hitting, let alone denying.  I would just sit in my lane auto-attacking, and spamming the crap out of scattershot.  Dat farm.  Also, I used to build Eul’s on him… to give him a way to escape and give mana regen so I could spam Scattershot and Snipe more.  Makes sense, right? ಠ_ಠ

It was pretty bad.  Heck, I’m still pretty bad at Dota, but I think I’ve come a long way.  Let’s reminisce: who was your very first hero?  When did you start playing?

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  1. January 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Raymond says:

    that dam dragon knight with skills that was still that of a footman. increase defense for decreased movespeed? LOL. sadly lost my first game. and I didn’t have any builds with him because it was my first time. It was about 5 days later that I knew how to play the dota basics.

  2. January 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    Razie says:

    My first hero was Juggernaut. I don’t know why but back then I thought he was the single most powerful hero out of all the heroes. Man I just love spinning whenever I see enemy heroes and farming creep waves with Omnislash. Good times

  3. January 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    RandomGuy says:

    Bloodseeker! Back when we found the game on some public computers and sat around playing lan all day! Bloodseeker was mad op when nobody knew how to buy any recipes and just bought + damage items!

  4. January 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    GoldenGoat says:

    Ah the memories, my first hero was, just like yours, sniper. For some reason i built him with SO MUCH STRENGTH, i wound up more of a tank than a damage dealer, luckely for me all my friends are great so i think we won, my mind might have suger coated it but yeah, that pretty much it.

  5. January 26, 2012 at 12:14 am
    thelastduet says:

    my first hero was….haha dragon knight =_=
    result: i sucked as much as anyone could ever haha.
    never tried to play him again, bad memories haha :)

    P.S. just a note: we love your art!! But obviously we prefer some over others!! If you decide to make more print,
    maybe a popular vote on the hero could garner much more success!!! Im still contemplating on whether to purchase the pudge/void ones…hmmmm :)

  6. January 26, 2012 at 1:23 am
    Yai-Kai says:

    My first one ever was Sven. I remember tower diving at lvl 3 (vs bots), raging my ass off, sooo bad xD
    I fed easy bots soooo hard we got steamrolled, so go figure…

  7. January 26, 2012 at 3:06 am
    DuckMajsta says:

    Strygwyr was my first hero. Something about hunting weakend heroes seemed reallly badass to me. Of course didn’t happen cause I sucked, so I introduced friends to dota,
    whom I could own:)

  8. January 26, 2012 at 3:13 am
    Khrrck says:

    I played Lina, really badly. I was so ecstatic when I managed to combo a BH that jumped on me. Could not land any stuns for the life of me, unless they weren’t moving ofc.

  9. January 26, 2012 at 4:27 am
    Galactic says:

    Actually mine was also Sniper, and every single level until level 10 all I got were stats until my friend starting screaming at me to ult an enemy hero we were chasing and I was like “Wtf is ult?”

  10. January 26, 2012 at 9:24 am
    Socraph says:

    It was medusa, the time she was shooting many arrows possible just with her auto attack.

  11. January 26, 2012 at 9:49 am
    Player13 says:

    Mine was Razor, super old version. Died fast, asked how to harvest lumber, then held myself and cried.

    Buddy of mine played Witch Doctor his first game. He watched us enough to have a sense of what to do, but he died to tower trying to Chaos Ward it.

  12. January 28, 2012 at 2:13 am
    Jophilli says:

    I always, always, always got Desolator on sniper. Not because it did a lot of damage, but because his rifle would then start shooting RAINBOWS. LANs with my buddies back in the days were just about the funnest nights of my life. People knew full well what it meant when I would start screaming “RAINBOW GUN. Tiny is about to be KIBBLED!… Tiny… is about to be PROSPECTED.”

    And actually, I liked getting Orchid Malevolence on him too, which was odd but sometimes was pretty effective, if only because people didn’t expect it.

  13. January 28, 2012 at 6:32 am
    wOOt says:

    Can you do Naix next please!!!!

  14. January 29, 2012 at 2:46 am
    Nick says:

    My first hero ever was Drow. I really liked the idea that her ult just immediately killed creeps. Also, I had to learn REALLY quickly as it was at a LAN center and me and my friend had no idea what we were doing, but we were with 3 other VERY competitive people. Needless to say, the experience still sticks out vividly in my mind.

  15. January 29, 2012 at 4:23 am
    MajorMay says:

    Well, I started with Dota 2, so yes, I’m a huge noob, but I went to my friends house cause he had it and I played with another friend. He asked if I wanted to do a custom and I was like “NO! We are diving straight in and we are gonna get destroyed! And we’ll enjoy it!”
    So I picked Windrunner, had watched all the tournament by then and knew I wanted to be her. Went in a lane with my friend…I forget who he was…Lich may be, we don’t know who works together(we played another where I was Batrider and he was Nature’s Prophet, good team right?) so we played and as it turned out, we WON! We must’ve been versing some noobs cause I actually got KILLS! Good times, we lost quite a bit after that but I will always remember how awesome I felt :D

  16. January 31, 2012 at 3:33 am
    ConTriX09 says:

    My first hero was juggernaut. I picked him randomly. Back then when i was still noob, i used to spin around creeps until i die LOL and then buybacking immediately. BTW i love your works, keep it up!

  17. August 4, 2012 at 11:32 am
    dotaNooB says:

    I told my teammates that I came from starcraft and asked which hero i should play they freakin told me to pick chen LOOOOOOOOOL

  18. August 4, 2012 at 11:33 am
    dotaNooB says:

    i told my teammates i switched to dota from starcraft and they told me to freakin pick chen LOOOOOOOOOL

  19. November 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    TheKongNinja says:

    I picked Invoker for my first (offline, thank God) match. You can guess how that ended.

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