Defenders 057: Lycan

April 10, 2012


Hot damn. DK prints are done. Check em out here. I’ve got a lot of stuff in the pipes, but it’s just going to have to wait. In the meantime, go vote for the next hero to be printed:

Those of you that have played with me are probably aware that I don’t normally play carries. This is partly because they don’t fit my personal playstyle, which tends to be mostly cautious, but also because (in pubs at least) carries are overrepresented, so I feel that I’m helping the team more by playing support.

All that changed a couple weeks ago.

You can call me a noob, or scrub or whatever, but I really like playing Lycan. I can’t exactly pin down why, but I think it’s because he’s a jungler. I’ve always liked jungling heroes. Jungling is like a little game unto itself, where you’re stacking and pulling and trying for optimal efficiency. I suppose laning is a bit like that too, but when you (sort of) remove the threat of the enemy team, it becomes much more pure. I also really love the wolves. I love everything about them. They add a bit of micro to an otherwise straightforward right-click hero, and it’s so satisfying to use them to scout, harass, chase, or cover my retreat.

It probably doesn’t hurt that he has some of the best voicework in the game.

Anyway, I said it. I’m having a love affair with Lycan, and I don’t care who knows. What about you? What hero do you just have to play? Is there someone you pick in a disproportionate number of your games?

Wallpaper. 1920 x 1080

PNGs. Square / Wallpaper


  1. April 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    BoobMaster says:

    Looks mad weird having the arms amputated, but nice artwork~

  2. April 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    Waveformer says:

    I’ve been picking Morphling a lot. Being able to swap around stats adds a whole new dimension to gameplay, in my opinion.

  3. April 11, 2012 at 3:46 am
    1337_n00b says:

    Stop cutting their arms off, it’s gross.

    And for me, this hero is Clockwerk. I’m a complete, utter hurricane of worthlessness as this guy, but I can’t help but play a game or two. A long-shot with a flare or a good hookshot give me more joy than annihilating the entire enemy team as OD or Tinker. Even if I get killed the instand I land it.

    Also, his voicework and model.

  4. April 16, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Brian Newland says:

    Awesome work on this pic, especially the detail on the shoulder pad. I for one dont mind the missing arms. It reminds me of a bust or a statue.

    I love gankers, so I find myself favoring Night Stalker, Blood Seeker, and Spirit Breaker. I just love that I know that people are probably going to be afraid of you and play stupidly because of that. When you Charge of Darkness someone with Spirit Breaker out of nowhere, you know that people are scared, especially when i turn on my Mask of Madness and go berserk. Good times!

  5. April 21, 2012 at 7:40 am
    XykE says:

    Wow ! these are so good. I would love to see you do storm spirit as he is my fav hero hahah ! keep it up :)

  6. April 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    bab says:

    Very nice (storm any time soon?)

  7. April 28, 2012 at 9:40 am
    Robertus says:

    I always come back to either Razor or Axe. These are two heroes that people always seem to underestimate, especially in the pub setting that I tend to play at. Their ability to neutralize the effectiveness of an enemy hero is astonishing, especially with Razor, as people rarely seem to grasp the power of his Static Link.

  8. September 4, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Jingqi Sui says:

    This lycan work is awsome ! He is the favorite hero of my room mate. May i have a poster of it for a birthday gift to him? All of your designs are amazing. Did you guys considered to print them on T-shirt, that will be cool !

  9. September 10, 2012 at 7:47 am
    Guilherme says:

    I´m always in love with Enigma and Sand King. Lovely group stomping heroes.

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