Defenders 055: Shadow Fiend
April 2, 2012
No surprises, I suppose, but Dazzle has won the second round of voting. And people really don’t like Beastmaster. Duly noted.
I’ve put up the heroes for Round 3 over at adamcbeamish.com/vote, so head over and make your voice heard!
No promises, but I’m going to do my darndest to put up 5 Defenders this week, just like the good old days. Oh, and Dragon Knight prints should be ready Friday.
I think Shadow Fiend was the hero I most wanted to do when started this project. But at the time, I wasn’t sure I could do him justice. At any rate, I think I’m glad I waited. Nevermore was one of my favourite heroes back in my old Dota days. Shadowraze is awesome; hitting a hero perfectly with all three shadowrazes just feels so good, on par with the perfect arrow or hook imo. Combine that with a great teamfight ult, and I don’t see what’s not to like about this hero.
All that said, I think I’ve only played him once or twice since I started playing Dota 2. He feels a lot less powerful than he used to, and I’m not sure if it’s just because the meta has changed, but I don’t see him being picked nearly as often as he used to be.
So, are there any heroes that don’t interest you the way they did in Dota? Maybe it’s because the new model turns you off, or because Valve hasn’t properly captured the feel of the hero. Let me know in the comments.
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