Andromeda vs Master of arms.
Lets say that Master of arms is not good enough to be a carry for the competitive scene. Then what can he do?
Lets compare him to Andromeda. These 2 heroes can actually be compared.
What can master of arms do as a support? (Note, this is a discussion of how well he can do as a support, while comparing him to Andromeda.
Master of arms stats:
Strength: 17 and 1.8 strength gain
Agility: 22 and 2.6 agility gain
Intellect: 18 and 2.0 intellect gain
Strength: 16 and 2.1 strength gain
Agility: 26 and 2.35 agility gain
Intellect: 15 and 1.75 Intellect gain
So as we see their stats are rather similar, andromeda has a higher strength gain so she will eventually get a bigger healthpool. But master of arms has a higher movement speed (300 vs 295), longer range on the single target stuns (550 vs 500), and to top that off, he has alot higher intellect and intellect gain while still having less mana cost on his stun (85 vs 110 at level 1).
But, andromeda has a non scaling duration of the stun, so her stun lasts longer at level 1, and deals slightly more damage. This is not a big factor considering master of arms attack range, and having 2 spells that deal rather alot of damage. Andromeda doesnt get alot of auto attacks in because of her poor range.
So master of arms has a lot higher range on his spells and auto attacks. Andromeda has a slightly longer duration and damage on level one, but when they hit level 2, then master of arms gets a lot more damage through his spells, since Andromedas aurora hardly deals any. They both have rather long range as well, but then again, Andromeda can scout with hers.
The one big difference between these 2 heroes is the ultimates. Where we have a global boost/shield versus a swap of positions. These are rather tied in terms of power. Since MoA's ultimate is usefull 99% of the times, but then again, andromedas ultimate is rather gamebreaking lategame. But I'd still take MoAs ultimate.
Conclusion, if I had to choose between these 2 heroes for supporting, then I would choose MoA without much thought. MoA has more mana, more range on both his spells and attack range, more movement speed, more armor and more damage through his spells aswell. Even though aurora is excellent for scouting, MoA will still be the better support (IMO).
Basically, instead of picking andromeda as a support, why not pick MoA?
Last edited by Ripoff; 08-21-2011 at 10:01 AM.
It's definitely possible if you know how to play well.