is pebbles a good pick in competetive games ? right now im only playing publics and seeing which heroes i like and are good at.
Pebbles being 1 of them so was wondering if he would ever get picked in comp HoN.
Watched a few matches didnt see him. searched as well, didnt find anything.
So excuse me if this has been posted before. but i cant seem to find the post if it has
thanks in advance
He is very often picked in Dota competitions.
Awesome stun and multifunctional throw... good players really rape with him
I have seen him very few times in competitive Dota, but never in a HoN match. I guess he is a very situational pick, but most of the time there are better picks.
I remember seeing a couple of Pebbles in competitive play.
Pebbles is good, but fills pretty much the same role as behemoth, magmus, pharoah (kinda) and perhaps even kraken (but that's kinda a far fetched comparison): they're all tanky "support" heroes capable of initiating/dealing big damage in teamfights and being helpful in ganks.
So while pebbles in itself is not a bad pick, most of the time one of the other heroes will fit better in the lineup. His main problem is that he is always either limited by mana or by cooldown time, more than his alternatives.
I've got to say, I don't see Pebbles fulfilling the same role at the others. Magmus and Behemoth are weaker gankers, but stronger initiators. Pharaoh fulfils much the same role as Tiny - he's a ganker who can initiate.
He's very hard to play effectively in a competitive setting, I have seen him around 4-5 times in scrims/tournaments but have yet to see someone play him well enough to win.
He really relies on his nuke combo throughout the game, and it's huge damage potential advantage fades quickly. Basically he's used to gank the other team into submission, but one small backfire and you could possibly have just lost the match.
Well if you can manage to farm a portal key then you are good. However, this can be a bit hard in competitive play because he farms about as well as behemoth..and has mana problems as well.
He's banned a lot and when he's not banned he's usually picked. He has an amazing aoe stun an amazing combo, an amazing initator, an amazing tank, an amazing hero. If you are good with him you can wreck another team with ease.
IMO, playable in competitive, not common though.