Defenders 054: Invoker
March 28, 2012
If you haven’t already, you can still vote for the next defender print for a few more days. I’ll announce the winner on Friday. Go go go!
PS: I feel sorry for Beastmaster. No one loves him.
One of the best things about Dota is the breadth of the game. Most games have only a handful of characters, classes, or heroes that you can choose from. BF3 has 4. TF2 has 9. Dota has 108 now. The amount of variety within the heroes is really quite robust, and this applies to skill levels as well.
When someone is just starting out and asks me which hero they should be, I usually recommend a hero with only a few simple, active abilities, usually including a stun. Someone like Vengeful Spirit, or maybe even Sven.
Invoker is the polar opposite of that.
With ten abilities, he’s hands down the most complicated, and arguably the most powerful, hero in the game. In the hands of a truly skillful player, he is almost too powerful. I am not a “truly skillful player”, so I stay away from Invoker. But I’ve learned to both respect and fear him when he gets picked.
Do you think Invoker is the hardest hero to play in Dota? If not, who do you think has the highest skill cap?
PNGs. Square / Wallpaper