Playing support in 1500-1600'ish games is awesome! Since no one will, and most certainly no one in the other team, pick a support. Playing support is plain awesome and gives your team a clear edge over the other team.
I've played around 10 games in a row now as a support, won every single time. Sure, my kdr is steadily falling, my wards/game are increasing while my xp/min and gold/min are falling but my psr is at least rising again.
Yes, I know I suck so my opinion might not be a valid one. But the support role is a very good way of increasing the chance of winning the battle in a low psr pub game.
So what's your opinion, is it a good idea to go support in these types of games?
This tactic can be valid. The only problem is that most of the people playing 'support' have no clue what to do, and therefore actually fail the lane.
True on the one side, on the other side you will have a whole bunch of games where you just awesomly farm your carry, gank all lanes successfully and still lose due to your carry going full-overconfidence-mode. Or is just bad by nature.
I did it too, I know what I'm talking about. :P
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I must say that since I started playing support Ive found it to be almost the most enjoyable role to play (back in the days of semi-comp dotaplay I loved being the initiator, alas now I suck and spend too much time on my studies).
I'll say this once and ill say it again.
Playing Support is not an excuse for Bad K/D or lots of deaths.
I play almost purely support and end up positive (or at least even) on 95% of the games.
Can be risky but I enjoy it as well. Last night I randomed andro and did a good job pulling our lane for our dark lady, and I had our whole jungle triple stacked by like 5 mins. At about 15 mins I went to stack again and saw all the stacks were still there. I told tdl about the stacks and he says "what's your point?" -_-
she ended the game with an iron shield and a life tube. Luckily they had a scrub playing scout and me and our devoured raped. Without stealing any kills or farming any lanes except for pushing. I ended up with striders; power supply, push staff, and a dancing blade. I also kept wards up and tried to counter ward but they never had any wards up lol.
Is it just me or is the equivalent of andro (Shendelzar Silkwood the Vengleful Spirit) less prone to being played as a hard carry?
In Pub dota you see Andro almost always being played as a mega carry due to the command aura. Whazzup wit dat?
i only play support when i know my team is competant. I cannot tell you how many times ive played a support hero, done everything right, and lose because our carry builds retarded items and/or is just plain bad.
But they rely on you early game.
And while the game goes on, they rely on you by giving them map control/awarness by winning the ward battle, allowing your team to gank and escape from them !
Things already said a lot of time...
And if you feel useless as the game goes on, just know that if you're carry is farmed, if you're mid won his lane (by having runecontrol, for being quick), it's almost due to you !
Eizekiel, support player since always.
This is true. Though I can't even remember how many times I've stacked, warded and harassed the **** outta the enemy lane, and still they seem to wander out of place and get killed, they can't lasthit etc. You know where I'm getting with this.
It's great to play support and your carry KNOWS what to do. Just so epic to watch your TDL clear five fully stacked creep stacks and having runed rift4 shrunken at the 30min mark.
I dont flame fellow supporters, but I can tell you that in the long run, you will start losing games.
My KD went as low as 0.52kd because of the following :
You harass and push the enemy back, the player you are with decides to be defensive (idiot)
You ward and stack creeps, your friends STILL get ganked because apparently they didnt see them coming (despite pings, words and wards)
All in all, supporting a bad player will turn your support game bad. Ive given kills to carries, Ive ran in to suicide just to let the carry live, but unless you play with a good carry they just call you a feeder.
At the same time Ive gotten alot of positive response from good carries, seeing how we never have a ward issue when Im support. Im always doing the extra bit for the team, warning, healing, share pots, counterward if I see them place a ward.
Ive even bought Abyssal Skull on Shaman/Glacius, to boost their damage while they go pure damage items.
My favourite is Glacius in the Legion woods, you can doublestack 3 creepspots during the same minute. Saves me some time.
Pro tip : When you play support alone and come across a really good carry. Talk to him, join his games and just keep supporting. Ive started doing some carry games and a good support is worth gold (18-4 with pesti last game because our plague was an all star supporter)
This. Sometimes I maintain a nice KDR on ppl like VJ or plague, simply because the other team is too retarded to split on plague ult or dies from curse, but otherwise, I almost always end up with a kdr below 1 playing support. Body blocking for the carry, letting them last hit etc. adds up a lot. Also, wardwhoring doesnt leave you with a lot of hp (unless you're stealing ck from the carry, which is another problem), so you're prone to stuff like dw ults.
It's great when you get one of your allies super farmed beyond belief and you yourself know it was thanks to you.
It sucks though when you get one of your allies super farmed beyond belief and then he gets scared of dying and only comes in after all of you died to try and clean up, and bails early when he's almost about to die to save his precious 1.2 KDR, then you complain for him not being there and he calls you a noob and flames you for feeding and makes other derogatory statements with little relevance, and after a few cycles of this he proceeds to afk behind the fountain when he feels the game is lost (and it is lost because your carry isn't playing anymore).
On top of that, if you play a proper support, thus being underlevel'd n very fragile because of that, you'll be the prime target in every teamfight since in pubs everybody goes ZOMGMUSTKIEL800HP WITCH WHO CARES ABOUT THAT FA PUMPING OUT DPS *eats blazing strike & deadwood punch n dies while carry proceeds to genocide them after*
i always enjoy getting +armor items on a support vs a team with DW such that i can survive his burst. it makes me laugh to see him waste his spells on me and not even kill me.