Hey guys, welcome to my guide for Pudge. Pudge, in my opinion is one of the best(if not the best) gankers in DotA/Dota 2. With his Meat Hook, Rot, Dismember combo, he can kill heroes with ease. He is also a great solo mid hero which the likes of Shadow Fiend and Zeus and other squishy mid heroes fear.
At level 1, i usually get Rot for the first blood prevention.then i max out Meat Hook by 7. Of course as for many heroes i level out Dismember at 6,11 and 16.
So why is our combo feared by squishy heroes? Ok lets think that you're at level 7 and you want to gank Keeper of the Light at bottom lane. You hide behind the tree, and proceed to hook him. You hit the hook, dealing 360 damage. You activate Rot and you Dismember him. Your Rot at level 2 deals 60 damage/sec plus your Dismember which deals 75 damage/sec. so:
That damage will surely injure him badly(if the combo didnt killed him) which you can just proceed to follow him with your Rot on and auto attacking him.
Hook priority(from highest to lowest)
1.Heroes with vulnerable HP
2.Squishy heroes( Crystal Maiden, Lina)
3.Not that squishy( Bloodseeker, Beastmaster)
4.Tanky heroes[not recommended]( Axe, Undying)
So where do we actually hook?
Obviously, we hook on where we are not in the enemy sight. Trees and Higher ground are the best examples.
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