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How should we have drafted diffrently?

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Forum » New Player Help » How should we have drafted diffrently? 2 posts - page 1 of 1
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by miturian » August 8, 2015 8:45am | Report
Last night I played pub ranked, low-MMR game (about 1K). You can see it here:

That was far and away the most solid beating I've gotten yet (at one point it was 26-6), and since there weren't any obvious feeders on our part, it felt like just bad drafting. If for a moment we ignore that it was low MMR pub, meaning that I probably couldn't have done anything about my team mate's choices, does anyone have any input as to what went wrong?

The drafting went like:

huskar - blood seeker - earth shaker - pudge - clinkz
phantom lancer - juggernaut - necrophos - lina - bristleback

I picked phantom lancer, but somewhat in a panic because no one would communicate, and the time had run out. After that, I tried getting the next guy to pick earth shaker (the lina player was pretty adamant that that was what he would be picking).

The lanes were:

pudge, huskar - pl, bristle
bs - lina
es, clinkz - jugger,necro

It bears mentioning that it wasn't in fact the es - pl mechanic that cost us the game, I was pretty good at staying out of his ultimate. It was the fact that they owned the laning stage completely, apparently outharasssing us in every lane. I got almost zero farm in lane (it didn't help that bristle wouldn't share) and we had no ganks at all to counter their pushing.
I think some disable, and at least some range, would have done wonders in the top lane, to keep huskar at bay.

so, any suggestions as to what went wrong, and what a well-coordinated team could have done to counter it?


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by kkoopman3 » August 9, 2015 2:10pm | Report
Pudge vs necro is just terrible. Necro rips through pudge like paper. Huskar vs pl is also quite awful, since hussar is single target, not aoe. And finally, blood seeker vs bristle is bad. U can rupture him, but as long as he keeps his back to you, the rupture does virtually nothing.


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