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Hello everyone, I am new to this game and do want to know how to improve my skills, what should I do?

 

Join parties with other players and ask them for strategies (or simply learn by observing) during the game.

 

Find a few favorite heroes and practice them until you feel confident. Then start playing random heroes to expand your knowledge about how to respond to them.

 

Post here with specific questions, like what item build to use for a specific hero or how to control your lane properly.

 

 

Good luck. :)

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I`d like to add this. Not dying is better than maybe getting a kill. The truth is...noobs feed a lot and that feeding means enemies kill you and get cash. When they get cash they get ahead on gear and so its easier for them to keep killing. Specially if you are learning DONT pick agi heroes. Pick either a strenght hero and make hima tank(ask your team what gear to get) or a ranged intel hero that says easy or that makes you confy to play and support your allies FROM AFAR. This allows you to avoid unnecesary deaths and watch the game with relative calm while you figure out how what other ppl do. Then you can watch the top players of every game on replay and see things they did and try to figure out why. On replay you can also check the chat logs to see how some people coordinate their ganks(this is a team game after all). Good luck on the learning.

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easy to play...

 

AA (autoattack) carries:

 

toxi (Agility, Broodlord) is probably the easiest hero to play (broodlord)

 

boros (Agility, DT) and kerrigan (Strength, Kerrigan) are also generally considered easy heroes to play, though both have a skill shot (meaning a skill that you must aim), and kerrigan is very farm dependent (last hitting creeps for money) and suffers mobility issues (low move speed/no escape or chase mechanism)

 

Support/casters:

 

Erekul is probably the easiest int hero to play. most int heroes rely on skillful/rapid combination of skills, and tend to be fairly fragile - not erekul. He is the only int tank.

 

Rancor (Agility, Ghost) is also fairly easy for a caster due to permanent cloak once you skill up his E to level 2. his huge range on his nukes (ult) allows you to stay pretty safe away from fights, except when you go in to snipe.

 

Tanks:

 

Vorpal (Strength, Dark Archon) has a unique energy system for skills (orbs instead of energy/mana), but he is very tanky, and has easy escape and farming abilities.

 

Balrog (Strength, Brutalizer) is also fairly straight forward, but like Kerrigan, suffers mobility issues. He also has some nuanced skills like his Ult, which he must use to stack health, and his screech, which can be used to save allies from debuffs such as rory's molotov,

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Balrog (Strength, Brutalizer) is also fairly straight forward, but like Kerrigan, suffers mobility issues. He also has some nuanced skills like his Ult, which he must use to stack health, and his screech, which can be used to save allies from debuffs such as rory's molotov,

 

Lies ;) between both movement speed talents and your spell buffer, balrog is like a little cho-cho train :) and he jumps and chiz...

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I think Echo could fix a bug with shadow. When I jump to enemy with stepping strikes sometimes he autochanges target ( I think cause Shadow find no - selected hero- in range then he jumps to nearest target).

 

If no autochange I could tab looking porn for awhile or just going to take a Tea.

 

What do you think?

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Hello everyone, I am new to this game and do want to know how to improve my skills, what should I do?

 

Good question. I would suggest that to improve your game you need 2 things: practice and research.

 

Practice:

Practice, practice, practice (if you don't have anything more valuable to do than play games). I suggest that you try to become really good with 2-3 heroes at first, than just playing poorly with all. So figure out a hero you want to be good at and keep playing with it until you see you are good. Then, move to the next one. (What happens is that eventually you will become good playing a hero, but also very good at playing against it (as you will anticipate your opponent's actions)).

 

Research (ie, read the forum regularly):

Heroes: For the hero you want as your main(s), research what has already been said on the forum (use the "search" function). Learn the builds, items, talents, synergies, roles, etc. As you are doing it you will also learn about what other heroes counter or synergize well with you.

Map Awareness: Understand/ask about the difference between lanes (who is mid, top, bot). What are the dangers, responsibility of each lane, etc. Also undertand what are the key zones in the map (where you can get gank or ganked). In general, be very careful approaching opposite team's high-land as you have no visibility and enemy can initiate on you quite easiliy (ie, you start at disadvantage).

Hero Roles: Understand that different heroes have different roles. In Pubs usually all heroes try to be self-sufficient (as team work is inconsistent) and you generally have to rely on yourself for kills/survival. Be careful when you are looking at other people builds if they are for Pub or IH. And IH build might not be greate for Pub, especially for a support hero.

Other Heroes: If a skill of another hero baffles you and you don't understand what is happening and how it works, test it in single player or ask in the forums, so over time you will become knowledgable of all the heroes without actually playing them.

Replays: As you research your main hero(s) try to see if there are recent replays of IH (still being mindful of IH vs Pub I mentioned above). Concentrate on that hero throughout the gamef, instead of trying to follow the whole game, as at that point you will just get confused.

Best Players: Learn who the best players are to pay special attention when they play your heros in a replay. There was a thread recently on those, but asking around in the forum will help too. I have also had ppl PM me and ask me for replays.

 

So, practice and do you homework and you will learn over time. After you spend 3+ months doing that and having 3 main heroes (in different roles) join Mumble and try playing some IH game, that will bring your overall knowledge to the next level (hopefully).

 

Hope that helps you .

 

Good luck.

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