Pudge is the most played hero in dota, everyone should know how his spells works. So i wont guide you through them.
I NEED THE URN CHARGES TO KILL PEOPLE AND HEAL ALLIES NOT FOR SELFREGEN
+ Ability to change the position off another character
+ Map presence
+ High magic damage.
+ Strength gain
+ VERY HIGH First blood potential
-- Slow movementspeed / Mobility
- No escape mechanism
- Attack spd
- (Insignifficant Support role late-game. Can be discussed.)
- Mana issues
- Has problems reaching certain targets that have escape mechanism
- Needs kills to snowball effectivly
- No carry potential.
The tp Scroll. Very very useful to fool your opponent on your whereabouts. Should always be in your inventory from the moment you gank the first time or at the 7min mark. Best item for pudge with no doubt.
Can be used to Deny yourself. Useful in some games. But I rarely buy it.
I do not want this in my inventory but if they have a Invis hero. I must have it. Always.
Cant find any good hook spots? Well build your own hook spots by cutting down trees.
If the enemy has alot of wards up and play rat doto. I really need this
How do i creep as pudge?
The cons about my creeping.
I am a melee. Meaning i will get forced off the creeps if I dont play it right.
Gaining Creep Equilibrium as Pudge
This is Dendi himself.
Notice how he position himself beside the creeps instead of behind them to cover an area. Meaning if his opponent would go for a last hit. He would get hooked. Pudge has gained Creep Equilibrium.
Usually The opponents get pissed and start to harass you. You can either go for the hook or walk away. Either ways, this is something to have in mind.
Whats the worst thing that can happen in the creeping phase?
I can give my opponent free farm. Due to not being able to reach him, noir my/his creeps without taking significant amount of damage or even dying.
How do i face this?
I would need to have the lane in good position. So i can farm and even force him to take risks. I will block the creeps. Deny his farm. And pull his creeps to an area i feel works positively in my favour.
When your pudge. Pudge is actually a hero that doesn't need CS that badly. He just need the levels and landing the hooks. Thats why You do not want to spend alot of time idling. When your mid, and your pudge. You do want to get to level 10 so you can get flesh heap and tank up.
Do we gank early, before 5min?
[*] If we get a haste rune.
[*] If there is a 100% chance I will get double kill.
Unless these requirements arent met. You should just get level 7 as fast as possible and stay mid.
So when do I start ganking?
6:00 Rune is a good reason to gank.
By then We have: A few items which gives us the mobility to gank easier. A Rank 4 Hook + Ulti + Rune and do not forget... an URN.
Could't be a better time to gank.
Teamwork. Well do not initiate Alone if you put yourself at risk. But i guess you will have to learn when to land a hook and when not to. It's easy getting addicted to the I WILL HOOK EVERYTHING mindset. Sometimes you got to chill even though you can land the hook.
Also i will share some great tips you can try out in the near future.