Hey title says it all :b im a noob just started playing it after about 5 games on the Beta i decided to give the game a second chance as i didn't really enjoy it that much in the beta.. but i think my problem is that im clueless in picking a hero so i just wanted if some pro's have some good tips for choosing a hero?
if you like being a good team player etc etc etc, play support. if you like being a killer play a nuker (because you cant carry until your atleast 1 step up from noob) just remember no matter what you go, carry gets the killing blow.
Suggestions for you if your support is jereziah as he is a very tankish support hero (dont ks with your heal)
and a nuker i would suggest pyro as he is pretty basic. (dont ks with your ulti)
Andromeder is a nice starter hero. Lovely powerful stun and if you do badly, you are still useful to the team with your aura, aurora, stun and swap. If you do well you scale very nicely and you will be able to do serious damage and even carry your team.
Very very powerful underused hero.
Keep in mind you're going to suck for a while no matter who you use :P
I chose these ones because they can contribute easily to the team with the click of a button (or more). A lot of them are squishy too, which teaches you how easy it is to die and how to avoid such a fate (you'll be feeding a lot while you start, best to amplify it so you learn the hard way quicker.)
Here are some to definitely avoid...
Long list I know, but trust me you'd rather avoid these if at all possible. Especially Scout/Night Hound, please don't use them.
I disagree with the list of my previous poster with some hereos.
is not easy, to play good. This hero is all about lasthits. Outlasthit the enemy in the mid lane and win, or dont and loose.
is not easy ! You are very easy to kill and profit most from good use of wards and timing.
can still be a benefit to the team if played bad, but a bad polly will die 20 times a game and if you dont want that dont choose him.
on the other hand is the easiest melee carry in the game. Even when you fail farming you have spin+ulti and are a soso ganker
I would stick with sth like that:
Team needs a carry : :fors: (you need to know how to lasthit)
Team needs support:
Team needs a initiator (someone who starts the figths, most with powerfull ultis or other skills):
You can choose alot of other hereos but there are some who are very hard to play:
micro alot of units
aim your demon hands and farm farm farm farm ..
you can still get kills with them but you are most of the time no help for your team. Also you never learn the basic game strategys with them because you can always go invis
:chro: This hereos are very hard carrys you need alot of farm to be effective and as a new player you cant reach that point. Also you need to know when to pick them cause not every team can stand it to play 4vs 5 for 30 mins.
This is the ultimate hard carry, without the benefit to dominate lategame.
He's played about 40 games or so and now seems to really dig chipper. He told me he builds resto stone on chipper and I cringed a little bit, but then I realized that the simple fact that he was able to build a semi-expensive item is a huge sign of improvement.
Pebbles is a great hero to learn with. As a rule, I would avoid heroes who require heavy micro and stick to heroes who have a very solid early/mid game. That being said, I would steer clear of right click heroes and hard carries. Pick heroes who have moves that require actual skill to land/time effectively. When noobs try to play warbeast/magebane/the dark lady etc., they get lost in the jungle never to be seen again.
I also suggest you make your choices based on the laning phase. Without a solid laning phase, you can never get off the ground. Forget about teamfight synergies and complex strats until you start playing with people who can actually coordinate 5 man teamwork. Generally, if you have 3 strong lanes, you have a team that at least to some extent makes sense.
I'm not a great player, but the heroes I found myself doing well with were Pollywog Priest and Witch Slayer.
My first game as Witch Slayer was amazing, he is extremely noob friendly as he has a huge forgiving stun (so easy to aim), unlimited mana, a decent disable and a killer ult (though you must resist actually landing a killing blow with it if someone else needs it.) He's not very item dependent, and he's not just a "noob hero" he's actually a very good one, he's just easy to play.
Pollywog is a little trickier, but still shines brightly even in the hands of an idiot. A good tongue bind will most likely kill an enemy if you have support, his nuke always helps and can get your some later game cash farming a creep wave if no one is around. His ult should be used for pushing or defending, but nothing else at first! Later, you can learn how to morph/ward trap, but for now, stick to being the near-overpowered pusher you are. Pollywog is squishy and targeted often, so stay very safe. Again, an easier-to-learn hero with very little item dependency that is often picked/banned in casual and competitive play, (far more than Wtich Slayer.)
Additionally, I enjoy using Pyromancer, Magmus and Voodoo Jester on occasion. Generally, heroes with a nice stun work well with me, personally. Like I said, I'm a far cry from being a good player, but the game remains fun when I'm playing these heroes.
hit r and then jack yourself off as you get a quad kill
he's the most brain-dead hero to play that will teach u the game and won't bring u down too much if u suck
all other heroes are somewhat fragile
accursed can tank and his ult can auto activate and heal u
it has a short cool down (cd) so it'll save ur ass countless times
most ppl understand how to play him, just use ur first skill (cauterize) on anyone with low hp/hurt and use his second skill (fire shield) on anyone tanking
don't listen to everyone else, some retards told u to pick some carry heroes, which requires skill (and farm) which u probably lack...
You should not play carry hereos untill you can farm and lasthit, but that does not mean you should not play them at all costs. Alot of carry hereos are very easy to play and even when its not the best for your team that you as a new player take the carry role, why not try it ?
2) well ppl will rage at him, why not just play with an item independent (to some degree) hero so he can practice it and not suck when he really does play a carry? name 1 easy carry hero that I can play like accursed
Accursed is very good for learning the game though so pick him up. Yes I'm just copying what other people say with this one but I've played Andromeda and she deffinately requires quite a bit of skill to even get off the ground with her and a roamer isn't something a newbie can pull off regularly...
Witch Slayer is an excellent starting hero.
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