Can someone give me an idea on what heroes are usually played in scrims/matches? Also, please tell me who is usually banned from play?
Jera/temp will ALWAYS be on the banlist.
can anyone give me a vague list of the heroes played and banned?
Magmus, Behemoth, Tempest, Jeraziah, Kraken = common bans (if not banned, usually picked)
Demented Shaman, Pestilence, valkyrie, Soul reaper, soul stealer, hammerstorm, pyromancer, thunderbringer, madman, nymphora, pharoah, succubus.
That's just off the top of my head.
Probably forgot a couple
more input would be appreciated, but i am satisfied with what pnik has given me :P thanks man
Forgot Hellbringer, and maybe Defiler(fast lane pushes and AE silence). Also wonder if like, the new Maliken isn't worth it, excelent early game with range snare+blink and lane control with heals against harass or insane last hitting potential with dmg sword, powerful endgame with short AE disable, huge attack speed boost+ranged attack and the new armor buff to increase his survivability, but I guess he'd be much better if his fear was a stun.
That's why you can't find it.
^^^ The guy that wrote that guide loves glacious way to much lol.
One of my favorite lineups is something like:
Long lane: Pyromancer+magmus
Short Lane: Behemoth+Tempest (tempest jungling mostly)
Middle: up for grabs but vodoo jester, slither, tort work well.
This is a no carry general aoe strat. Pyro and magmus are guaranteed to get some kills of the carry and babysitter, behemoth gets to solo farm up that portal key faster as well as tempest. I like vodoo jester on this one b/c tempest ult+ cursed groun+ everything else = wtf
Oh man I had never even thought about cursed ground + tempest ult
Behemoth solo'ing? if they have even the slightest amount of lane control, they will woop his ass and prevent him from getting a single creep kill. Even with tempest running back and forth to gank. Placing a melee with shabby lane control in a solo lane, is not only a bad idea, it is a horrible idea.
Can you even imagine a mym vs fnatic match, where they are smashing a solo earth-shaker vs potm/sk ? it would be a bloodbath.
Not sure about Pyro and Soulstealer being on that list. Not seen them in many shoutcasts, though I haven't seen that many. Sand Wraith definitely features as a pick/ban too.