" Matter has been split from its intended form. These must be made to unite."
The Arc Warden
Heavy Support - Harder Carry
Hello and welcome guys to my 3rd guide on Dotafire, i decided the work early on this guide because i think this hero is gonna be huge in the new meta because he has so much going for him.
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Now to Arc Warden , this hero will be huge since he is an agility carry, which can totatly abuse nearly any item in Dota with his ultimate Tempest Double.
In this guide we will see some funny combos and even a Rubick casting 3x Blackhole
His skill's are stacking with any role he plays on a rly decent lvl
and the variety of options his ultimate leaves us,
is making him a good third carry in your team.
He can start with a support role for example and transit into a semi carry in late game.
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First off the most important thing again, he alone has in early game not a high kill potential
nor has he the ability to compensate this by farming.
Also as Carry he is very team dependant because when focused down he dies like ****.
Since u are a bit dependant on what hero is with you on the lane you should ask yourself:
Do i rly need all lasthits or should i let my support get some as well
in order to have a higher kill potential.
On the other hand if u ask yourself this question you should also quesiton these,
Does it make sense if i farm?
For example if you are on the lane with Medusa then well dude let her farm.
The only reason to go early carry is for example u got a Sven.
You are on the lane with him, stun and slow combo hits,
u kill ppl get nice gold so u can start ganking while Sven solo farms.
As i said you can transist into anything in the later stage on the game
so dont focus on being support or being carry.
Once u made the lane safe for your carry u can go farm and gank.
This is when u decide were to go with the build.
Why is that?
Because Arc Warden can ****ing counter almost everything
with his Ultimate.
You got a hero which can run away fast like **** on the enemy team like Luna?
If u go Carry youll never catch up to her but if u go Rod of Atos
and use Flux someone else or you will be able to kill her easy.
The enemy got an invincible Carry like Anti-Mage?
Forget to Carry hell eat you if he is as intelligent as u.
But if you go Scythe of Vyse , someone else can fight him good.
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In the mid game you are going to gank and do some other stuff like
farming,pushing or trolling someone with the illusion.
That all sounds maybe a bit blurry now but well when u have a hero
who can do everything what should i say :D ?
Now it is the best time to aim for a final build, since u know what roles
the enemy heroes have picked.
Time to analyse the team fights and spot the problems:
If you have a Phantom Assassin in your team, then the problem might be
that she gets kited or the fights just take to long.
When Phantom Assassins can't stand the nuke of a Zeus for 20 seconds
while she is fighting a Troll Warlord you gotta be active.
Go for Utility , if u feel like killing Zeus alone because your team is dumb
go for agressive items, Rod of Atos , Orchid Malevolance.
If your team is good coordinated then go for a Pipe of Insight , Heaven's Halberd here.
Carry Or Pusher
If you have only a Dragon Knight as Carry you might loose the team fights
because he is not doing enough damage.
Depending on how good your farm is you should pick one Carry build which suits you well
If there is no hope left u are going for the pusher build
and try to extend the game as long as u can, to come to your Carry items.
Arc Warden is not always the best pick since u are team dependant.
Speaking of low skill brackets were you cast your Magnetic Field to save
someone and he just walks out of it because he is dumb, makes your hero useless.
You can win with this hero but if you want to raise your mmr or winrate
you should play hero that are not team dependant and can carry the game alone.
We learned the roles this hero can play and how is skills interact.
But yet we didnt learned the counter heroes or friends of him.
In my opinion counter are not always a big deal because u can just play around what makes them strong.
Let it be that you are not in teamfights or that u prioritise some specific item.
There is always something you can do!
Ok guys, well this is my third guide i hope you enjoyed it.
I tried a bit other formatting in the now following counter heroes.
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It rly doesnt matter who else is in the game on your side.
Its just important to have something that is able to fight the draft of
the enemy team which means u need at least one good agility carry,
and by a good one i dont mean u Mr. you need way to much farm to carry.
Better semi carry or better play semi support or utility style,
i mean if the support or carry sucks it doesnt matter
because u got enough crowd controll with double Scythe of Vyseto stop the enemy
and enough skill to give your Anti-Mage a better chance in a fight.
But yea, the multiple ways u can play this hero makes him paring up good with anyone.
Exept Sniper because he is too far away from team fight in the new meta.
He will be in a bush behind a tree ho-ho-ha ha-ing with the Dragon Lance.
He's desolated and alone just leave him.
"You can't run from heaven" is what Zeus always says.
Why does he counter me? Refresher Orb , Aghanim's Scepter this hero doesnt need
more to do serious dmg in a teamfight.
He doesn't need to be in the fight, which means that
even though u got a Scythe of Vyse u might have no chance getting to him
Dealing with it
This dude will make your early and mid game so much pain,
that even if u could comeback u are just too frustrated to try.
Why does he counter me?
This hero is excelent in starting or turning a teamfight.
Because of his ability, to appear out of the nowhere and do serious dmg
in less than a second, you as low HP hero might be afraid.
Also you can't fight with your team the math will show you
how you and other illusion heroes bring doom to their team
when they have got a picked Earthshaker
Your Ultimate is one of the most powerfull in game. Rubick wants it.
Why does he counter me?
Dude seriously? Imagine 2 or 3 Rubicks with spell steal. Rubick is one of the best team fight turner and you want him
to be mutliple times on the enemy team?
Of course not.
Has Icefrog gone to far?
I mean come on 3 BLack Holes?
Dealing with it
Method One: When still in picking phase avoid big ultimate. Method Two: When still in picking phase pick Silencer Method Three: Stay out of the fight and help with your clone till Rubick is dead. Method Four: Don't be in team fight and pick the pusher build.