Dark Lady= Useless to the max.
Who needs silence+Dmg?
Who needs a slow?
Who needs darkness?
For these reasons she is never picked. Ever.
Wait! This sounds like a OP to me..!
Why don't more people pick her?
Reasons Edit V2:
Countered very easily by most heros and one item.
Other carries are more useful during the game Dark Lady on the otherhand is useful once u get all the items and have maxed her lvl.
DarkLady Vs. Madman.
Madman is going to win. Stun>DarkLady
Darklady vs. Scout
Scout is going to win
Dark Lady vs any other carry
Other carry is going to win.
She is so fn easy to screw over early game, making her useless.
IF you do manange to farm some items, then she becomes a beast. Still very easy to counter her though (items are a *****)
I did dps calculations a while back to prove that a tdl with steamboots, shrunken head, frostwolf skull, riftshard level 4, runed axe and symbol of rage will give her 1390 dps under dark blades and zeal. 1390 dps is truly a shitload of damage. Such high dps is only beaten by Scout (under flurry so this only applies for less then 1.5 seconds as opposed to 6) so as far as overall dps goes for when it matters, tdl is truly the best.
However, when dark blades and zeal are purged, her dps drops to much lower numbers, 554 dps (which is after the purge has completely gone through). 554 dps is pretty pathetic. Dark blades doesn't silence items, and not being able to cast your dps combo for another 9 seconds in a team fight is devastating.
I personally think tDL has potential to be strong if they change some stuff like purge not purging the buffs through shrunken head. Until then though, I consider her one of the weakest heroes atm. Few heroes offer so little early game, building up to a late-game which is countered by 3.3k worth of gold. It doesn't matter if you farm 20k+ in a game as tdl. Nullfire will ruin your day.
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