DOTA Madness - Chapter 102
Author’s note: The discussions of readers are all brilliant and correct, but it should be noted that your views are based on the perfect lineup. In fact, it is only a Dawn-rank battle at this stage of the novel. If the World Cup lineup is taken out now, not to mention how unreasonable it is, how can the protagonist still have room for improvement in the future? So, don’t use harsh requirements to blame certain plots and content that now seem unreasonable!
Although the novel is derived from DOTA, after all, it will not be completely consistent everywhere!
After Zhao Dingguo had selected their heroes, the battle was about to begin.
As the late carry, Yan Yuelan’s Spectre naturally went to the top lane, which was the advantage lane of the Scourge. Furion decided to play support. He bought an Animal Courier and shared it, and at the same time followed Spectre.
Yang Fei’s Tinker went to the mid lane!
In the global lineup system, Tinker needed to quickly make Boots of Travel which costed 2500 gold, in order to quickly provide support to any lane when needed. Therefore, he needed a large economic foundation in the early stage, so it’s the best choice to come to the middle!
Zhao Dingguo and Gao Yue came to the bottom lane.
Generally speaking, in the ordinary sense, three to four global heroes were enough to be called the global lineup. But in the previous running-in, they decided to carry out the global lineup to the end, so they came up with such a somewhat extreme lineup!
Whether it would work or not, now was the time to test the results!
With the spawning of the ghoul soldier, Zhao Dingguo and Gao Yue walked towards the tower.
Because this was the disadvantaged lane, Gao Yue tried his best to control his hero, crookedly blocked in front of the ghouls, and procrastinated them as fast as possible. This method of jamming could help them control the line of soldiers. Zhao Dingguo understood that the most intuitive and important reason was to make them safer on the disadvantaged road!
The slower the line advanced, the closer it was to the defense tower, and in the important moment, they could retreat to the tower faster!
At this time, the heroes in the middle have already taken the lead!
“Their mid lane player is Shadow Fiend!”
When Yang Fei saw the opponent’s lineup, he guessed that this one might be this opponent, but his pressure was not much. As long as the two sides have the same strength, he had a lot of confidence to suppress the Shadow Fiend.
Immediately after, there were contacts from Spectre and Furion on the road.
The Sentinel heroes on this lane were Sven and Lion. They both had hard CC and brurst damage output. If Yan Yuelan and Old Li were not careful, they would be killed.
Now that the enemy heroes of the other two lanes have been revealed, the enemies of Zhao Dingguo’s lower lane would also be determined.
He and Gao Yue would face Barathrum and Enigma of the Sentinel!
The hero Barathrum was also called the Spiritbreaker. Looking like a white-skinned Tauren, his weapon was a uniquely shaped lantern. In addition to being a Strength carry, he had a strong ganking ability. Once he has developed, fragile heroes like Zeus of Zhao Dingguo or Furion of Old Li, etc., as long as they dared to appear on the front line, they would become his prey. So the best way was not to let him fight, to suppress him as much as possible!
As for the Enigma, this was an Intelligence hero who was good at pushing and controlling the field.
Because of the hero’s unique skills, in some of the strategies that Zhao Dingguo saw, Enigma would likely go to the jungle, farmed for more than ten minutes to come up with a Blink Dagger, joining the fight at a critical moment to help teammates win. However, the Sentinel in this game did not do so at the beginning. They were probably worried that if Enigma went into the jungle, it was difficult for a melee hero like Barathrum to stay on the lane.
The two waves of creeps clashed!
Melee heroes of both sides were constantly controlling their movement, shuttled between the soldiers to last hit and deny. From time to time, Zhao Dingguo harassed the Enigma, consumed his HP, and took the time to last hit some soldiers to supplement the economy.
Both sides were a combination of a range and a melee, but after a few waves of soldiers passed, Zhao Dingguo’s side was more dominant.
Gao Yue’s Clockwerk Goblin possessed the skill Rocket Flare with a large damage range., Zhao Dingguo also had Arc Lightning that could jump. With two AoE skills, they are more likely to suppress opponents. The Eidolon created by Enigma’s Demonic Conversion was just restrained, not only couldn’t play its role but also give them extra money and experience!
This undoubtedly made the Enigma a bit awkward!
His Demonic Conversion skill consumed a lot of mana, with a constant 170 points from the first level. For many heroes, this value was enough to support two or even three skills. Even though Enigma was an Intelligence hero, he couldn’t support it a few times. On the other side, Zhao Dingguo brought three Clarity Potions when he went out, so he didn’t worry about his mana! At least, suppressing the Enigma was no problem!
After eating Clockwerk and Zeus’ skills one after another, Enigma was confused for a while, then decided to give up protecting Barathrum and go to the jungle to make money. Currently, both people were developing normally, but neither was good. It’s better to give up one and let the other person quickly buy the key equipment!
The significance of the Blink Dagger to Enigma was undoubted. If he could make the Blink Dagger earlier, it wouldn’t matter if the development of Barathrum was bad.
After making this decision, Barathrum was left alone.
Facing Clockwerk and Zeus, without teammate protection, Barathrum had to be careful. He stayed behind the soldier line, just in the range to have some experience, or to take the opportunity to go to the jungle to farm with Enigma. Before his supplies were exhausted, Zhao Dingguo and Gao Yue did not dare to rush to the tower to kill him. They could only clear the troops quickly, taking advantage of the lack of guard heroes to consume the durability of the tower.
But at this moment, Gao Yue’s Clockwerk Goblin suddenly released a Rocket Flare!
What surprised Zhao Dingguo was that the target of the rocket was not the new wave of treant soldiers who had just arrived, but flew straight towards the middle!
Zhao Dingguo quickly clicked on the map and switched his vision to the middle.
It turned out that the Tinker who had reached level four first was always looking for a chance to drain Nevermore’s HP. Immediately after a misstep by the opponent, he fired a Laser which had good damage plus blindness (causing 100% miss to all attacks), and began to fight against the Shadow Fiend. When the opponent realized his HP was not much and quickly withdrew, Yang Fei released the Heat Seeking Missle in time!
This skill was very similar to the Clockwerk Goblin’s Rocket Flare, probably because both were from the goblin races, both skills were far-off missiles. It’s just that the latter’s damage was low, but had an advantage in range and distance, while Tinker’s Heat Seeking Missle’s damage was higher and had auto-locking!
However, Yang Fei slightly miscalculated his own damage and Shadow Fiend’s HP, so that after being hit by a missile, Nevermore still escaped with a dozen points of HP left!
Yang Fei, who had thought that First Blood fell to his hands, felt extremely regret, but when he watched the enemy escaped back to the tower, a small missile flew obliquely out of the jungle in the right, took away Nevermore’s life!
Gao Yue, who was making money in the bottom lane, relied on his keen sense and excellent predictions to use a missile to kill Nevermore from thousands of miles away. Not only he got the kill reward, but also an extra reward of 200 gold coins. Although Yang Fei in the middle of the road lost the First Blood, he still got an Assist, allowing him to take the upper hand when facing Shadow Fiend later!
More importantly, Nevermore just applied a Healing Salve to himself before the rocket arrived. As a result, not only he gave the First Blood, but also wasted a Healing Salve, Nevermore undoubtedly suffered a big loss!
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