My next hero on the list is BB. Bristleback is also meant to be a tank who can just build up gradual damage and disable in team fights. Most of his skills accomplish this goal, but BB is still never seen in competitive games.
The main reason why is BB is item dependent, and need some defensive items and even some mana before he can sustain his playstyle. This requires farm and hurts teams overall who need to allocate farm to stronger heroes such as carries.
- Bristleback now gives 4/6/8/10% damage reduction from the front
- Warpath now gives 1/2/3 armor and 3/6/9% magic resist per stack
- At 5 stacks of Warpath, BB recovers 2% of his maximum mana per second
These changes allow Bristleback to have much more tankiness regardless of item build due to the increased bonuses to his passives. This also makes it much easier for BB to sustain his quill sprays and nasal goo thank to the mana regen at 5 stacks of Warpath.
Tell me what you think and stay tuned for more!