DOTA Madness - Chapter 103
The appearance of the First Blood gave the Scourge a good start!
The economy of Clockwerk was improved much. He bought a Sobi Mask which costed 325 gold coins in the wild shop by the road, which can speed up a certain magic recovery speed and prepare to later synthesize the Urn of Shadows. This equipment could absorb the soul energy of the killed enemy hero, restore 400 HP to allied hero, or cause a small amount of damage to the enemy!
With it, ganking would undoubtedly be handy after Clockwerk reached level 6!
As for the middle lane, Yang Fei, who had an Assist and gained a lot of experience from the kill, also began to control the situation steadily!
Although Spectre and Furion in the lower lane did not have the advantage, Sven and Lion also failed to take advantage.
The Scourge had advantages in two lanes, the other also maintained a stalemate, such a start has been quite favorable. It could be expected that as Tinker in the middle lane took the lead to reach level 6, no matter whether it was roaming or another attempt to kill Nevermore, they could further pile up their advantages!
The next battle situation was indeed staged in accordance with Zhao Dingguo’s script!
After using up all three Clarity Potions, Zhao Dingguo has consumed all the supplies of Barathrum. At this moment, he still had enough mana for an Arc Lightning and a Lightning Bolt, but Barathrum had only about half of his HP left. With Gao Yue’s Clockwerk, they could try to kill!
Taking advantage of a wave of ghoul soldiers coming up, Zhao Dingguo secretly contacted his teammates, took a few steps back, and walked around from the jungle, intending to subdue Barathrum from behind.
Gao Yue controlled the Clockwerk to start the charge!
Although Barathrum was suppressed, it didn’t mean that he was a bad player. Seeing that Clockwerk rushed over, he immediately walked around the jungle on the edge of the map below a tower. Under the shadow of the fog of war, he could play hide-and-seek with the enemy. If succeeded, not only he could wait for teammates to come to support, it’s more likely to make a counter-attack on the spot!
The so-called “don’t go to a dark jungle” was not only a famous saying in martial arts novels, but it’s also sometimes applicable in DOTA!
However, seeing the movement of Barathrum, Gao Yue did not flinch at all. Instead, while the ghoul attracted the firepower of the defensive tower, he followed up into the jungle – Barathrum had forgotten the fact Clockwerk had Rocket Flare skill which could give vision! Therefore, he hid in the dark and narrow forest road, which was good for other heroes, but not so obvious for Clockwerk!
With the vision provided by Rocket Flare, Clockwerk determined the hiding position of Barathrum almost immediately. He quickly approached while releasing Battery Assault!
After being released, this skill would discharge high-powered shrapnel from openings in Rattletrap’s clockwork upon a random nearby enemy unit, dealing magical damage and 0.01 seconds mini stun every 0.75 seconds. The duration was about 10 seconds. The Stun time was very short, but the frequency was high, it could completely make some heroes who need continuous casting or long attack interval become useless!
Right now, although Barathrum won’t fall to the point unable to attack, he knew that with his current HP, fighting with Clockwerk who opened Battery Assault, by no means was a wise choice!
Fortunately, Clockwerk didn’t have much mana left. After releasing two skills in succession, his MP was not enough to release Power Cogs that could trap the opponent. This undoubtedly gave Barathrum a chance. Relying on the acceleration brought by the skill Empowering Haste, Barathrum used the fog of war to cut off the pursuit, and then immediately switched to the minimap, randomly selected an enemy unit in the middle lane, and launched Charge of Darkness!
This skill allowed Barathrum to sprint towards the target at high speed, ignoring any terrain. Although it’s extremely sharp for ganking, sometimes using for escape was quite good too!
At this moment, Clockwerk could only watch Barathrum into a purple light and sprinted away.
Seeing that he had successfully escaped, Barathrum laughed loudly as he was in a good mood. But immediately, his laughter was stuck in his neck, because he saw Zeus who just arrived!
Moreover, behind him appeared the special effects of Furion’s Teleportation!
Because of having to protect Spectre, Old Li’s Furion hasn’t moved around since the beginning. But he didn’t mind teleporting once if needed. As for Zhao Dingguo’s Zeus, let alone seeing Barathrum rushing to escape, he immediately struck out with a Lightning Bolt!
This single skill which combined damage, true sight, and mini stun, was Zeus’ core skill!
Barathrum was undoubtedly killed on the spot!
Even if he has enough HP to bear this strike, his Charge of Darkness would be interrupted. At that time, he still couldn’t escape!
This was the so-called “don’t act like a boss, or you will be struck by lightning!” In the presence of Zeus, the king of the gods who had the power to control the thunder and lightning, this sentence was the constant truth.
Seeing the prompt of the killing of Barathrum, Old Li realized that he didn’t have to go, and immediately canceled the transmission. This was the biggest advantage of Furion’s Teleportation. It not only could be used to go anywhere on the map, but it also could be interrupted indefinitely. As long as the teleportation didn’t happen, it would neither go into cooldown nor consume any mana!
Enigma, who hurriedly rushed out from the jungle, found that nothing could be done, and decisively retracted.
He already had Soul Ring and could release Demonic Conversion without worrying about the lack of mana. However, his absence turned Sentinel’s advantage path into Zhao Dingguo and Gao Yue’s advantage path. The two developed freely for a while in the lower lane, without any obstruction until Barathrum was resurrected and TP over, and only slightly converged after that.
At this time, the battle in the middle lane resumed!
Tinker who almost reached level 7 wanted to find an opportunity to kill Nevermore again, but after being killed once, Nevermore learned his lesson and relied more on Shadowraze to farm. After finally bringing the soldier line back to near the tower, Tinker immediately asked Furion for help!
This time, Furion’s Teleportation really came!
Although the Sentinel heroes on the top lane soon issued warnings, it was too late for Nevermore to retreat. He was stopped by Furion on the upper edge of the middle lane, and then was trapped by Sprout! Tinker also quickly crossed the line and hit him with a two-skills combo of Laser + Heat Seeking Missile. The instantaneous high burst caused the Shadow Demon’s HP to fall to the bottom, and his life finally was taken away by ordinary attacks!
It didn’t take long for the Scourge to start the war with a 3-0 score!
This makes the five BG users of Sentinel felt a bit heavy in the heart.
However, without the protection of Furion, Sven and Lion also seized the opportunity and quickly launched an attack on Yan Yuelan. Although relying on Spectral Dagger’s acceleration and ignoring the terrain to escape, Yan Yuelan’s farming speed was seriously affected. Seeing the situation like this, Zhao Dingguo, who has run out of mana, returned to the fountain to buy supplies, and then TP to the top lane to help the late carry!
In any case, as the only late carry, the development of Spectre must not be affected.
At level 5, he had level 3 Lightning Bolt, and the damage output was considerable. As soon as he landed, he gave Lion a combo, and the opponent’s HP was instantly reduced to half. Frightened by this, Sven and Lion were much more careful. Spectre who has used a Healing Salve also reappeared on the front and began to make money.
The fighting fell into a brief calm.
But Zhao Dingguo knew very well that when he and Gao Yue both reached level six, or whether the Lion and other Sentinel heroes reached level six, the fire would rekindle!
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