Defenders 059: Bane

May 11, 2012


Holla. I’m still working out the details for the Tidebringer Rum auction. I’ve been in touch with Child’s Play, and now it’s just a matter of getting the auction listing ready. I’ll make another post when it’s up. In the mean time, don’t forget about the Tidebringer Rum prints. They’re going fast!

Oh, also, Dazzle prints have been ordered, but won’t be available for a couple weeks. And don’t forget to vote for the next print!

Bane has some of the best disable in the game. Fiend’s Grip will pretty much guarantee you a kill, so long as no one else is around to interrupt it. Nightmare is insanely powerful, but can be problematic if you have new players on your team that don’t understand how it works. Enfeeble lets you nerf the crap out of the enemy carry, effectively taking him out of the fight for 20 seconds. It’s hard to believe they put these skills all on one hero.

In HoN, there’s a 3v3 map that I played from time to time with friends. Bane (Succubus in HoN) was always in the mix because of his excellent disable. At level six, you could sleep one enemy, grip another, and let your teammates focus down the only one that was left. It was almost unfair.

What do you think is the best disable in the game? Fiend’s Grip? Ravage? Black Hole? Let us know in the comments.


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  1. May 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    Aegis says:

    Fiends grip. It is the longest, it goes through bkb, and it deals the most damage of all the disables. Heck, it even burns mana. The only counter is to hope he doesn’t buy a bkb and interrupt him.

    In the same catagory would be pudge’s Dismember, but it does significantly less damage unless you have tons of strength and an Aghanims

    Actually, if you add it up, Ravage does more damage and stuns longer because it is in an aoe, but many heroes just get bkb anyway.

  2. May 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    beamhardbc says:


  3. May 12, 2012 at 5:54 am
    Peyton says:

    Beastmaster’s ultimate. I mean good lord, it’s just insane, and it’s why BM is such a good pick in pro games. It goes through BKB, for one, and it’s on semi-short cooldown. Well so is Banes? Well get this, it’s not channeled. A 4 second stun on the dot, making BM one of the best gankers in the game, along with his built in map-control hawk.

  4. May 12, 2012 at 7:23 am
    1337_n00b says:

    While Bane is commonly known as a mighty disabler, he is very much out of meta right now, as focusing a single hero is hardly ever a good choise nowadays.

    And I would spread that award between Shackleshot (do I even have to comment on that one) and Primal Roar (here I really don’t have to – Peyton already did).

  5. May 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    Nano says:

    In my opinion the best disable right now is roar, but once magnus is ported reverse polarity is even better, black hole aoe but not chaneling also goes through bkb and shorter cd than black hole and same as friend grip

  6. May 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    1337_n00b says:

    By the way, [i]those hands[/i]. I only noticed them now (the ones drawn on his chest). Jeeesh, that’s creepy.

  7. May 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    TheLastDuet says:

    the best disable is…..hex…..on Tinker

  8. May 29, 2012 at 12:40 am
    k0ntakt says:

    Great. I love Witch Doctor. he is not here.

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