Some people have told me recently that scout is for noobs. I think this is wrong, scout takes alot of skill to play.
but to the point:
Some people claim that scouts move is an opener. I think this is complete rubbish as it is clearly designed to take kills to level you up and kill more of them.
I ask you this today to see your opinion on this matter.
Sorry about this, this was posted by a mate after me leaving my computer unlocked.
Fixed some typos he left.
you need no skill to play scout! you just need brutalizer and then hunt low health heros!
but for teamfights he is useless instat of his wards. but most scout players don't skill the wards or are to stupid to use them right!
So the only skill you need for scout is to know where to plant the wards and to use your wards to silence your enemys in teamfights! Extremly dificult and just masterable by the old mega pro DotA players! Everyone else will fail!
i think scout is both... in lower-rated games newbies may pick him and play they "no-eyes"-skilltree just for kills... you dont need much of experience to attack an enemy out of stealth and finish off with the snipe... i know, scout is not meant to be played like this, but for beginners i would consider this the recommended way... with growing experience (and some advice from skilled players) they will learn how to use the eyes and find they are a powerful multi-usage-skill (gank, teamfight, help mates to escape)
in higher-rated games scout IMO is also a decent pick if played right... set eyes at the runespots before the first creepwave and then use them as silencer in ganks and teamfights... later one or two eyes should be used to scout important areas like enemy jungle, etc. ... the snipe is also useful to start a gank as it deals some dmg and slows...
I haven't met a team friendly good scout yet.
They either wait and dont join team fights, waiting for that last hit to KS.
Or they run off by themselves get 1 kill and get ganked by 4 others. But they are thrilled because thats another kill in the column.
I've met MABYE 2 or 3 players that place wards at the runes.
It doesn't take skill to play, you melee things until they die.
Scout takes skill to play when you play him as a team player. Placing wards effectively, taking out the casters at the back then just whacking on guys like magebane and madman, he can be extremely effective. With lifesteal and a warpcleft, he does have some survivability, if you don't make yourself obvious.
I have nothing but contempt for those Scouts who wait to ks, it's pointless and a complete waste of a lot of potential. Waiting a few secs for the team fight to begin, fine. Waiting till everyone's on red, no.
The big deal in scouts ulti is the slow and that it needs vision on the target. Lets look at it in 90% of the cases. If you gank someone with a teamate:
-open with ult-->do some damage and slow the enemy to make it harder for him to get away, but the risk that the slow goes of before he starts running
-use ult during gank -->slow will last longer when he tries to escape but you miss dmg you could done with your autoatack and cant use your fast movement to chase
-use it to finish --->requires good placed wards or someone to chase the enemy cause every good player will reach the fog very fast if the enemy is chased(you have vision) and his hp is low you could have killed him with a opener ult or the teamate can finish him of without you
Scout needs skill to play. If you think he's all about autoattacking out of his invis then you're totally wrong. He's got a great defensive ability (electric eye - place it near your team if you feel blinkers/initiators are coming in [ie. Tempest]) and picking off 1 hero before a big fight starts is good too.
In my last game, this guy first picks Scout in an RD - Goes 1-6-1 laning with his friend.. Tries to concede 12 times before 20 minutes, and then ragequits.
Take this experience as a grain of salt.
sorry scout was never really to be played as a team player. for all those crying about him not using his wards to silence or what not. all he's meant to do is run get a kill and run out. thats about it. what is true though is scout does need a good team to be used right.
in team fights just draw attention away and scout can run in and pick ppl off in background. personally i hate scout bounty hunter was way better.
i whish ppl jsut accept scout for what he is. a ganker. and when ever he's standing next to an opponet invis dont expect his help.
I have found one!! I played with a scout that was actually a team player. Good guy, I'm now friends with him and hes a great player.
I like to play scout. Yesterday i go 10-5-15 with him, 1600+ AP nonem game.
I like his aoe silence, his fast move-/attackspeed and his ult-opener. He can be a decent teamplayer but mostley he is played as a killstealing whore. Thats the reason why no one likes a Scout.
I still haven't seen a very good Scout player, unfortunately. Lord knows I suck as him too, but it's interesting to see the stereotypical nub hero actually be one of the hardest in the game to play correctly.
I have been told by people that I am a good scout he so I can offer a bit of an advice for all who are struggling with him.
The main issue with people playing scout is that when a team fight begins they stay in stealth and remain until the fight finishes and then start chasing the opponents. What you actually have to do is be in stealth, place a ward, and as soon as the battle is initiated go to the enemy's most fragile hero, pop out of stealth and take him down, if you see that they start focusing on you run away/use ward to silence
Also ulti should often be used as an initiation tool for slowing down the opponent.
Finally - Move/ Scout should be on the move all the time, searching the jungle for soloing heroes and taking them down, checking runes, and placing wards.
Hope I helped.
The Scout causes my arguments than Jesus... a lot of people (including me sometimes) pick the Scout because its so hard to do bad on it... its great for KS, ganking and loling after you 2 shot a defiler... sure the Scout is the noobs choice HOWEVER when played properly and not like a child, the Scout can be a very viable asset to have on the team. He can carry very well, when used properly his eyes are amazing and so is this silence.. if you use his ult for the slow rather than the kill its also very good.
I dont really like showing my true opinion on the scout because its given a bad name because so many noobs play it due to it being very easy.
I don't know how it is in higher leveled games, but it's bull that scout is supposed to stand still and wait to pick people off.
I had a scout who turned the game in our favour by actually initiating with ulti, running in getting all the focus, vanish then the rest of us could run in and aoe stun.
No hero in HoN is meant to play solo - that defies the very concept of the game.
Hi friend. How are things in oppositeland?scout takes alot of skill to play
Usually play sd games.. if i get him in my selection and someone asks me to swap him, I usually refuse.. same with NH... couple of days ago, i saw the first nighthound, that was actually an asset to the team..