Go something like Pebbles or Fayde and just gank the **** out of everyone. At 1500 brackets they do not usually learn how to counter it before its to late and you're to far ahead in gold and exp.
Originally Posted by imSUCK
wards are useless, they do no damage.
Originally Posted by Event17
Magebane would work well against Ra, he can blink to easily dodge his burst and burn his mana down so he can't ult. The problem is that most people who play magebane have downs syndrome and don't know what the hell they're doing.
My current favorite is Tempest. Go opponent's jungle. Gank hard and early on both lanes you have access to and start pushing well before 15min mark. RoS->Plated->PK. Rest of the items depending on what you need.
I just recently became verified and I'm still positively terrible at this game, but I still think Cogz has a point
Ah, I remember my first games mid as electrician. I maxed grab first, walked right up or down the river, hit shield and Qed onto an enemy, watched the other flee and my teammates just pounce on the poor stunned bastard.
No resistance and no wards...ever :/
Rinse and repeat whenever you can
but that might just be my unverified experience speaking, and actual verified players may have more sense at the 1500mm level
Otherwise...idk Valk seems pretty neat for doing whatever you want at low levels just thanks to that leap of hers.
ophelia, nubs don't set wards so they never see ganks coming. But it takes a lot of newb herding to get the win. you have to make sure the newbs know to follow you around and just take towers. If you do this, then the enemy's crap team (probably made of 5 melee carries) cant stop the push, and even if they could, they would have to wrangle all 5 of thier newbs to the tower, which never happens as they will have at least one of they're carries farming.
Bloodhunter mid with Pr0dex... rarely fails in that bracket
Originally Posted by SyleSpawn
Before playing HoN, I was a sane man. Now that I am playing HoN, I kept being diagnosed as being mentally ill (mad) day long by the high qualified doc in my team (and also the other one). I am starting to think that I must be really mad.
You're not 1700 if you're stuck in the 1500s. I'm not a 1700 player (was ~1680 before the crunch) and I get out of the 1500 bracket in under five games in new accounts.
That said, ganker mids that snowball are indeed what you're looking for. Deadwood doesn't snowball. He's nigh-useless when his ult is on cooldown, and any herpderp can stack armor as a simple counter. Pebbles, fayde, pharaoh, tundra are what you want. Play the one most appropriate to the game, and failing that just play the one you're best at.
Like the person above me stated play snowball heroes that are useful all game, if you take a hard carry while matched with 1500's your not doing it right, for instance my favorite hero is monkey king. 0 team reliability and has everything that you might need.
Originally Posted by Sobik
Change the buildup to Sword of the high + slayer? If you nerf the insanely cost efficient slayer to 2400 gold, the total cost would be 5700 gold, which is fair to me. Perhaps just making it harder to build would give other items a chance (even a wingbow has dancing blade - 3300 gold component). Another positive of this would be more options for Sword of the high; if someone sees you now with it, he knows you are going for mock and prepare for it accordingly.
It scales the MOST lategame, when everyone has a lot of armor, since true strike completely ignores it. It also scales pretty well with attack speed. More attacks = more procs in a given time frame.