GUIDE TO ANNOYING THE HELL OUT OF PEOPLE
by spamming ability sounds/visuals
[Updated for v2.0.37]
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Foreword: This is not a joke guide. This short guide was provided to help players utilize the powerful, but rare, tactics of irritating people. You might say "well this is a form of griefing or ruining others' experiences!" Wrong. Annoyances are found in the form of many hero abilities naturally built into the game such as Scout's Marksman Shot, Pestilence's Swarm, Puppet's Hold, and Panda's abilities in general. Invisible heroes and heroes that are prone to "Hit and Run" tactics are also generally annoying and once again follow the same idea. Now then, on with the guide.
You may not be aware, but many heroes have excellent skills that can be used and then immediately stopped to play irritating sounds before the ability is actually casted! This is fun to irritate people or scare the living hell out of enemies. I'll be mentioning every single hero in the game that is capable of doing these things -- and the ones who aren't capable. For the most part, remember to mash the hotkey for the ability + S (Stop) as quickly as possible to achieve the strongest effect. The best times to do these things is in the well while waiting to heal, while laning, before a big team-fight, taunting enemies, or just randomly.
Summary: Press the hotkey for the ability, then quickly press the stop hotkey. Repeat rapidly.
See if your favorite hero makes the list! (Press CTRL+F to quickly find a hero's name)
[Good] Void Rip - Says "Shiipoonnnee.."
[LEGENDARY] Energy Field - Plays Engineer's drunken quote when he attempts to activate it. Probably one of the most irritating sound effects in the game.
ENGINEER (Female Skin)
[LEGENDARY] Energy Field: She hums a 6-second song after using this. Prepare for everyone in that game to HATE YOU.
[Good] Silencing Shot: Plays his arrow-shooting noise and a bit of other effects.
[LEGENDARY] Hunter's Call: Loud wolf noises followed by "SPIRITS OF NATURE!!" it's easily the most horrific thing I've ever encountered while doing this guide. This might actually be worse than female engineer.
NIGHT HOUND: NONE
[Good] Blink - Distorts ground and makes a woosh-sound.
[Excellent] Moon Finale - Creates a huge glow of white light if you cancel it fast enough; no sound though. Spam this and you become a giant holy beacon of moonlight. It's AWESOME.
[Decent] Marksman Shot - It doesn't play a sound but you can always annoy the enemy by putting the target sign above him.
[Meh] Call of the Valkyrie - If you cancel it at the right time, you will make Valkyrie grunt. Not really annoying to the opponent though since it's not that spammable and it's also hard to time.
[Excellent] Javelin of Light - Plays the beginning of her javelin sound.
[Excellent] Valkyrie's Prism - Creates a cool effect around you and a beam of light, also makes the invis sound.
[Excellent] Bear Form - Creates a thick blue fog and a horrible bear noise.
[Meh] Typhoon - Creates a ruffle of feathers on Zephyr. Not really annoying seeing as it has no sound.
[Good] Webbed Shot - Plays windup sound repeatedly - very annoying.
[Meh] Carapace - Plays the sound; but can only be spammed 3~4 times before it activates.
[Meh] Spider Sting - Plays the beginning of the spider sound.
[Good] Time Leap - Creates a bluish glow around Chronos and also plays a semi-quiet sound (good enough to be somewhat irritating).
CORRUPTED DISCIPLE: NONE
[Excellent] Vampiric Flight - Creates multiple huge afterimages of Dampeer's vampiric flight pose - with annoying screech effects!
[Good] Cull - Fayde's semi-scream sound on Cull plays frequently.
[Good] Shadow/Scythe Stance - If you change it at the right frequency, enemies may get annoyed due to its somewhat irritating sound and you can toggle it very rapidly.
[Decent] Money Shot - You can start your ult then cancel it before it finishes. You lose nothing but time, and it makes your guns smoke.
[Good] Crippling Volley - Plays the very-familiar sound.
BLOOD HUNTER: NONE
[Excellent] Desert's Curse - Creates a "flamethrower" of sand. Sand Wraith repeats "The Desert's Power!" multiple times; extremely irritating.
[Good] Poison Spray - Splashes poison around you and makes the noise.
[Good] Poison Spray - Same as normal slither.
[Good] Poison Burst: Giggles and makes a "mwah!" kissing noise.
[Good] Barrel Roll - Madman spams his Barrel Roll cry multiple times when canceled.
[Meh] Soul Burst - Makes the "AAUUGHH" sound, but requires good timing and cannot be spammed.
[Good] Charging Strikes - There is a 0.1s cast point on it, but if you can cancel it fast enough consistently, then the skill can make a blade slicing sound very frequently - quite annoying if pulled off successfully.
[LEGENDARY] Terror Mound: Takes some practice, but if you rapidly cancel this very quickly, you make the entire screen shake. There is no sound, everyone can see it, and nobody will know why it is happening. In my opinion this is actually somewhat game-breaking, but it's HILARIOUS. Shudder can do it too!
[Good] Ensnare (Shudder): Makes a little bug noise.
[Meh] Power Throw: You must cancel it RIGHT before it ends, so you need good timing. Makes her yell "nnYEAH!!"
[Good] Fireball - Plays the fireball cast sound (quite irritating) and also shows fire animations in his hands.
[Meh] Flaming Hammer - Shows fire animations in his hands, no sound.
[Meh] Frenzy - Shows fire animations in his hands, no sound.
[Good] Tundra Blast - Makes the ice-sound. Very irritating if they don't realize who's doing it.
GLACIUS (Female Skin):
[Excellent] Tundra Blast - Makes the ice-sound plus a "HHUWAAH!"
[Excellent] Ice Imprisonment - Makes a really irrating "HHUHH!!" sound.
[Excellent] Weed Field - Makes a very irritating wave sound when canceled properly.
[Excellent] Forced Evolution - Makes water splashing noise and also spawns a huge blob of water around Myrmidon.
[Decent] Lightning Storm - No sound, but looks AWESOME.
[Decent] Ophelia's Judgment - Makes a cool sound.
[Good] Electric Jolt - Plays an annoying lightning cast sound when canceled quickly.
[Excellent] Tongue Tied - Plays the initial tongue sound; gets extremely annoying if canceled very rapidly.
[LEGENDARY] Phoenix Wave - Plays the FULL SOUND of Wave. EXTREMELY ANNOYING! :D
[Meh] Dragonfire - If canceled at the right time, the impact sound will play. Not really annoying but useful for faking out your stuns.
[Good] Sage's Lore - Spams "Arma!" when canceled rapidly. (Does not work on Alt-Skin vindi)
[Good] Master's Incantation - Plays the windup sound often if you cancel it rapidly.
[Good] Silver Bullet - Plays the gunshot sound.
[Good] Blink - Creates a purple mist of bats around you and plays the sound.
[Good] Plague Carrier - Plays the initial cast sound; quite irritating. If other users have the PLAYGU! mod, this instantly turns to an Excellent rating.
[Excellent] Ludicrous Speed - Spam plays his EXTREMELY annoying laugh.
[Good] Life Void - Plays the sound, but you have to cancel it rapidly and within 0.2 seconds.
[Excellent] Demonic Execution - Makes the loud shing noises right before his ult goes off. Wait a split second before canceling to hear it.
[Excellent] Puppet Show: Annoying laughter noise.
[Excellent]Voodoo Puppet - High-pitched noises. EXTREMELY ANNOYING! :D
[Meh] Arcane Hide - Demented Shaman tries to twirl the Arcane Hide's "cape" through his own body. Not really annoying but it looks weird on him.
[Excellent] Healing Wave - Plays sound and makes you glow green. If you turn, the green streams turn with you as well!
[Excellent] Storm Cloud - Plays your irritating laugh! EXTREMELY ANNOYING! :D
[Excellent] Smitten - Plays her soft moaning orgasm sound. Not only annoying, but erotic!
[Excellent] Heartache - Plays her loud moaning orgasm sound. Even more erotic.
[Excellent] Mesmerize - Repeats "Hold it right there!" if spammed repeatedly.
[Excellent] Leech - Goes, "RAWWUUGGH"
[Excellent] Infest - Goes, "Iaauuggghgh"
[Excellent] Facehug - Goes, "Bugrruruggh"
talkative fellow, ain't he
[Meh] Snot Storm - Plays the sound; difficult to cancel.
[Good] Fissure - Plays Behemoth's grunt and ground slamming noise.
[Decent] Enrage - Play's Behemoth's quieter grunt.
[Decent] Brute Strength - If canceled within 0.1s quickly enough, then it plays Hammerstorm's grunt repeatedly with some lightning sound effects.
HAMMERSTORM (Female Skin)
[Good] Hammer Throw - Says "HHEYDEH!".
[Decent] Brute Strength - Same as normal hammerstorm without the grunt.
[Decent] Inner Light - Plays the sound, but takes some timing.
[Decent] Protective Charm - Plays the sound, but takes some timing. Also makes his shield glow gold.
[LEGENDARY] Taunt - Creates "RAAHHGGHH" sound and makes you glow gold. EXTREMELY ANNOYING! :D
[Good] Cannonball - Plays a flickering sound if you cancel it repeatedly.
[Good] Face Smash - Yells "PANDAMONIUM!" repeatedly if you cancel it frequently.
[Good] Venomous Leap - You glow green and it plays an irritating sound. Easy to cancel.
RAMPAGE: [Good] Stampede - Plays the sounds, but takes minimal timing.
[Good] Horned Strike - If canceled with good timing, makes Rampage grunt a lot.
[Good] The Chains that Bind - If canceled, makes Rampage glow pale-gold.
KEEPER OF THE FOREST:
[Excellent] Treesight - Plays the highly-irritating sound.
[Excellent] Camouflage - Plays the highly-irritating sound.
[Excellent] Piercing Shards - "GOOGENHAGEN!!!!"
[Excellent] Call of Winter - Plays Tundra's call sound.
[Meh] Cauterize - Makes him glow red, but no sounds.
[Excellent] Demonic Pathogen - Plays his extremely annoying laugh.
[Excellent] Willowmaker - Starts "winding up" and plays the sound/glowing animation. Punch goes off too, but no "explosion" noise/animation.
[Decent] Guttling Hook - Makes blood spatter on the ground near Devourer. Good for faking Hooks.
[Good] Devour - "MMMN, YUMMY!"
[Excellent] Magnetic Surge: Plays a cool sound that sounds almost like a gunshot. Different sounds for each "Mode".
[Good] Grapple - Plays a mechanical chugging sound.
[Good] Gauntlet Blast - Plays a very high-pitched squeaking sound.
[Good] Torrent/Tsunami Charge - Plays their sounds if canceled properly.
[Meh] Splash - Makes Kraken headbang constantly if timed right.
[Excellent] Eruption - Makes Magmus glow bright white - EXTREMELY ANNOYING to see on the screen!
[Excellent] Hellfire - Spams steam sounds.
[Good] Tormented Soul - Spams the initial cast sound.
[Excellent] Wrath of the Pharaoh - Spams the incredibly-irritating "ZZZZZZZZING!" sound. Has to be canceled very quickly though (within 0.1 seconds).
[Good] Impale - Does a little dance and makes a bug noise.
[Meh] Gore - Can watch Pestilence head-thrust into an enemy target repeatedly for kicks if timed right. Also plays a small buzz sound if timed properly.
[Meh] Swarm - Must be canceled very quickly (less than 0.05 seconds), makes a mildly annoying buzzing noise.
PESTILENCE (Ladybug Skin)
[Good] Imaple: Same as normal pestilence.
[Meh] Gore - Same as normal pestilence.
[Meh] Swarm: Must be canceled very quickly (less than 0.05 seconds), makes a little chitter and she says "Infest~"
WAR BEAST: NONE
[Excellent] - Retribution: His staff engulfs in holy flames and it plays the sound.
All of these have been thoroughly tested and absolutely work. Any skills not listed will not work or aren't noticeable enough!
[Excellent] - Path of Destruction: Flames spit out of Amun-Ra and he goes "RAAAA!!"
The Art of using irritation as an Advantage!
While annoying people may just seem like fun and games, there's actually a strong buffer of strategy behind it. When it comes right down to it -- these tactics can be used to scare and/or freak enemies out, make you think you've wasted an ability, or irritate them to the point of wanting to concede. What I've noticed is that when you do this; people seem to think you're a complete TARDBOAT and will generally take you less seriously. Fortunately, if you're not a tardboat, this can be great for baiting enemies.
Above all, just be careful not to be so distracted by spamming your abilities that you forget to play then die. And that about sums it up! Enjoy pissing people off!
(July 2nd, 2011): Udated for 2.0.37. Added Amun-Ra, Parasite, and Emerald Warden. Due to S2 removing alt-avatars from test mode, I can no longer easily test those.
(May 11th, 2011): Udated for 2.0.28. Added Nomad, Aluna, Silhouette, Flux, Tremble, and all of the alt-avatars that made a difference over their original. Modified a few pre-existing entries to be more clear.
(December 23rd, 2010): Updated for 22.214.171.124
(November 22nd, 2009): Posted the guide.
(November 30rd, 2009): Added Forsaken Archer and Engineer.
(December 18th, 2009): Updated for 0.1.61. Archer's arrow-spam nerfed -- now only sound plays. Added Deadwood.
Vindicator's sage lore is annoying. U should put that on the list.
U should see Thunderbringer v Scout when Thunderbringer has lvl 4 BL, it hit's him half health (at laning phase).
Legionaire and Valkyrie's are the best ones out there due to two steps instead of three. Ability > Hold than Ability > Target > Hold.
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Look for my highlighted text (important information) and grey text (interesting but not required information).
Haunt works too if you do it right, although it isn't that great.
Great guide, would read again, A++
You should add a section for which item sounds are abusable and which aren't. For instance, I know that with logger's hatchet you can spam it on a tree and the "TIMBER" yell will play repeatedly.
Awesome guide haha, gonna have some fun with this ^^.
Interesting thread, but I don't think it'd work on everyone. I play with all the sounds on still, including character voices and none of the sounds bother me. >^.^<
This is hilarious, Legionnaire is by far my favorite. Stood in the lane spamming taunt and one of the enemies called me annoying and accused me of "hacking".