I am a growing learning new player to the HoN community. I'm learning and doing well with a good amount of heroes. One hero I'm stuggling a bit with is glacius . I find I get killed easy, he starts with a very slow movement? And he's hard to last hit with?
Any suggestions? Also starting items + item builds?
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Upgrade courier, make sure 2nd phase of wards is down. THEN buy boots and a TP scroll.
Upgrade totems into power supply. add fortified bracelet. Striders or steamboots.
Astrolabe is good. Nomes is good. Anything that makes you harder to kill.
Aura build: Will your team use the mana? then get aura. If your team is not somewhat mana-intensive, skip it.
Nova, freeze, aura, aura, aura, ulti, aura, freeze, freeze, freeze etc.
Need to be more aggressive in your lane or with ganks? Skip aura and just max out nova, skilling freeze as your secondary
1. Make sure your carry gets farmed. Harass with nova and kite enemies if they get the slightest bit out of position and would be attacked by your creeps if they don't turn and run. IF you have full mana, cast nova and get a few hits in on enemies.
Every single time an enemy hero attacks your carry, you attack that enemy hero (that's why shield is SO good on melee carries in dual lanes.)
2. Keep wards/courier up. Protect your carry. Look at the ward spots in nigma's prodex. http://www.nigmanoname.com/prodex.html
Good ganks often come through the lane that your carry is farming (often VIA tp scrolls). The 'provides vision of hellborne tower area' (bottom 2nd tier tower) ward is critical if you are legion and your carry is farming bottom/jungle.
Make sure wards cover kong.
3. Keep a TP scroll to help when your allies get tower dove.
4. Set up ganks--roam to help out mid. TP to your far lane to set up ganks, so you don't have to walk past ward
5. counterwards---kill enemy wards
6. Don't feed TOO much.
watch some replays. A support hero is a support hero. whether it's myrm, witch, andro, or glacius the playstyle is mostly the same. Don't watch a cast--download a replay and follow the supports around. Watch how they ward, counterward, and gank without passing through spots where the enemy has vision.
Hope the above helps!
Always willing to help people that want to learn, especially if they want to learn support!
If you want an awesome jump on warding, the best guide in existence is here. It's for dota and there's one thing that doesn't work (magic bush).
Well worth the 80 minutes if you want to be a strong support player.
Also, don't let anyone tell you that you can't solo win as a support player. I soloed into the low 1800s with support and a win% still in the 60's.
stop trying to last hit and support your carry so that he supports you later on the game when you become an easy target.
if your dieing to often buy some defensive items that suit the situation
lots of magic damage on the enemy team? pick up a vestments
lots of physical damage? pick up a ring of the teacher, maybe even plated greaves
In this world gone mad, we won't spank the EM players, the EM players will spank us.
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Don't get Aura.. your Nuke is more important!
Get :KuldrasSheepstick::ChargedHammer::ShrunkenHead::S teamboots::FrostwolfsSkull::SavageMace: ..works up to 1800
as skill build
you want to max aura and get lvl 2 or 3 blast
Get your aura early, it will be a massive help to your teammates. If you have enough money while you're constantly buying wards then you could try to farm a shrunken head, otherwise any simple thing that could increase your survivability is a must (like a couple of bracers, and/or a power supply maybe). Money will be tight though; you won't be farming, you're an easy target for ganks, and you need to die for your carry if necessary.
The 1 level in tundra blast is amazing for knocking off potions in lane, it has a huuuuge range.
Positioning is about the most important thing when playing glacius, you do not want to be getting intiated on unless you are baiting for your team or some very specific situation.
You want to stay in the back, freeze a high priority target and slow as many people as possible.
Your ulti is immensely powerfull even with no items, it is not worth farming 2150 gold for a pkey or 3900 gold for a shrunken head, your carry needs the farm and can use it much better.
Keeping wards up is your job, if you go long lane make sure you ward the pull spot if short lane you need to upgrade monkey asap.
In superior lanes (Compared to your opponent) you need to be in their face with autohits and knocking off potions with your tundra blast. Always make sure you have enough mana to freeze them if an oppotunity shows itself (Such as a creepwave pushing up and they dont get out of the way fast enough or them being in a bad position)
In inferior lanes you do not have the health or damage to be trading blows with your enemy, so pick your battles. Do chipdamage where you can but don't sit there trading blows with the enemy because you will surely lose