Defenders 058: Storm Spirit

May 1, 2012

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My apologies for disappearing off the face of the Earth. I’ve been busy with some other stuff… some of it Dota related. I’ll let you know about that tomorrow. But, in the meantime…

If you’ve poked around the site at all, you probably know that I’m a photographer as well as a designer. For the past few years, I’ve been setting up a photo booth at local comic conventions and taking pictures of Cosplayers. Convention season started a couple weeks ago with Wizard World Comic Con Toronto, and I was busy getting ready for (and wrapping up from). We took some cool pictures. Check them out, if that’s your thing.

Finally, there’s a new batch of heroes up for voting at adamcbeamish.com/vote. So, you know… go vote.

Today we’ve got Storm Spirit and it’s dedicated to my brother in arms dator, who discovered the joys of puddin’ poppin’ only recently. He was also the only remaining Radiant intelligence hero in the current pool, so it felt like somewhat of an accomplishment to finish.

The original Storm Spirit came out roughly when I stopped playing the original Dota. And he was completely different. Literally none of his skills are the same (Overload still has the same name and a similar function, but is now triggered by casting spells as opposed to every X attacks). Anyway, he basically had a mana draining steroid skill that would give him crazy IAS, as well as a shield that would absorb magic damage. His ult was kind of similar to the current incarnation; it was a blink that would also pull nearby heroes with you.

I know heroes often get reworked from time to time, but Storm’s rework was pretty dramatic, especially considering he was already a fairly new hero.

What hero do you think needs an overhaul the most? Or maybe you prefer an older incarnation of a current hero? Let me know in the comments.

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Comments

  1. May 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    SAK_ATAK says:

    Absolutely awesome. The rain texture is fantastic. Keep up the good work. (here’s hoping for brewmaster next :P)

  2. May 2, 2012 at 2:30 am
    1337_n00b says:

    Finally! And a really good one!

    Most importantly, finally somebody talks about the old Storm. Oh, good times. He was a fun carry to play.

    Now, if I were to be asked, I’d say that I would reheheally want to see an overhaul on Lion. Currently, he is Shadow Shaman… on a shitcake diet. With an ult that has the worst scaling in the game.

    AND I WANT MY OLD DIRGE BACK
    GIVE ME MY JUNGLING ZOMBIE BROZEPHS YOU BLEW IT UP YOU MANIACS

  3. May 5, 2012 at 5:30 am
    Vengeful Spirit says:

    Hi , Adam . Sorry im not good in english , but i hope that you understand me :> your works its most epical that i’ve seen in my life . really awesome . i print all your works :) but my favorite character vengeful spirit . and i hope that you made vengeful spirit soon . ty 4 your works . good luck :)

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