Could anyone point me in the right direction for a game that shows how to use this hero effectively? I've tried him and watched other players play him, but I've yet to see anyone actually play him effectively. Thanks to anyone that can help out.
I'm no pro or anything but I feel like I played a decent pharoah this game. But tbh the other team wasn't that great. id: 23667940
id: 22102510 did preety well here. You can also check games on honcast.com
23853724 skip to 41:00
pharaoh ults in and steals token from kongor followed by rape and concession
21928414 - probably my best pharaoh game to count, on one of my alt accounts.
Here's a few of my recent pharoah games, although I'm no pro.
23064735 - 13/6/14
23649483 - 10/1/15
19041953 - 12/12/27
The main difference between me and the other replays posted is that I always get Puzzlebox on him. Hope this helps!
Wow, thanks a lot everyone for the responses! I'll be sure to check the games out for some pointers!
Also see: http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/sh...ad.php?t=68967 (has been closed, due to the new replay-forum):
First of all, I'm far far away from being "pro", but Pharao is by far my most favorite Hero and I would say, I know him and his abilities/capabilities pretty well.
I don't know what you are looking for specifically, but these are some of my last games I played with Pharao:
(This are by no means some high-class replays including PSR 3000+ Players, but for a basic understanding on how to use Pharao against some different heroes and in some different situations, I think they might show you some interesting moments.
I am also aware, that some of my opponents just sucked and I also may have had some Hurrrrr-Durrrrrrr-moments. Thanks in advance for pointing that out in some future comment :P)
http://replays.heroesofnewerth.com/m...p?mid=22540300 (as far as I remember, solo mid, good early game domination and I bloodlusted just about 0,5 sec before my ally died )
If you dont want to watch all these, I at least want to highlight this game:
It was a 1500 BD game (but 7 of 10 were around 1600-1650).
A very long and intense game with some very nice moves from many players (e.g. warding Slither).
(Actions like rocket-scouting Magnus as he was charging his ult at the legion ancients-creeps, responding in our team, wrathing and charging to him to tell him "we do not like that, dear Sir!" - and saving Pyro with a last-second-ulti-"killsteal" were priceless! )
For all of the above:
I don't know every match in detail, but they contain a lot of Pharao-basics and things like:
- solo mid play
- side lane play (dual)
- early game harassment & ganking
- Hellfire-usage (you can just **** up so many heroes with it! It gets so much underestimated and I often see people skilling rockets first... HI@ etc.)
- rocket-sniping, -scouting, -pushing
- also some late game action (what you really should not aim for when playing pharao!)
- some (for sure not all ) nice mummies usage (trap heros, block of opposing team-mates from helping their mate(s), escaping ganks, creep blocking)
I hope this helps. For my part, I enjoy(ed) every game playing Pharao
Just too much fun to play and a lot more deadly that he looks on the paper!
1800 +. These are all good people. Pharoah Vs CD mid. CD is suppose to mid.
I know that CD will mid so I buy Hatchet and Shield to keep control.
Watch the gameplay. I'm sure you will enjoy the first kill vs him. Luck or Skill? You decide!
Some of the teamplay was on the ingame vent so the chat might be a bit dry. There were also specs in that game.
Oh wow, you managed to kill him, he chose to run towards you with tide, effectively making it deal pretty much no damage. If it's lucky to go up vs a bad player, it was luck, if it's skillfull to be up againts a bad player, It's skill.
The game itself was rather booring as well, looked like a pubstomp to be fair, fun to see zephyr in action anyway. However I wouldn't suggest this video to any one of my newer friends.
The game was fully ab'd with 1800+. How is that a pubstomp, the game had all what I'd think to be good players.
Your low psr and high em % bring no validity in actually analysing the game itself.
- The CK/CD says different and so does my level.So far (four minutes in) There's nothing special, he's dominating you (even though he plays horribly bad)
If you're doubting my skill and ability to analyze a game, I might as well inform you that my main account is "Tamuril" currently sitting at ~1730 PsR with 4% em. I'm in the clan "The penguin syndicate", I can even take the time to post here if you're gonna try to float on the "you're not good enough" boat.
I didn't say it WAS a pubstomp, read my post again. And you thinking that they where all good players is only showing your lack of skill. (Hence anyone that's really good would see the simple mistakes during the laning phase that they allow to occur.)
Last edited by Rubenros; 01-31-2010 at 08:45 AM.
haven't watched them myself, but I think the first one was a pretty good game. Can't really remember it.
Anyway, watch if you want, quality play!!! even tho it might be a little pubstompish.
I'm not claiming to be a great pharaoh, but here's some from me on my smurf. I'm not with or against particularly good players (quite the opposite, in fact): 23932391
Match Details for ID 21622750
1850 + rated players
K/D/A : 15-2-27 pharaoh.
oaiX is a great pharoah. Look him up when you get the chance.