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Old 06-17-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default So what is the best class to start with


if you are brand new like me. Been having fun with Storm panda
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:45 AM   #2
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u mean hero??? krob is pretty good to start off with, nuke, silence, boost, and wtfomfg ulti
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:52 AM   #3
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I suggest for beginners to start with an int hero probably with Zeus.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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if you are playing pubs on bnet, i think picking lion will not get you killed...
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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Any hero with an easy escape; Riki, Gondar, Clinkz, ..

When I started out, I always randomed my heroes so I got to know each and every hero for when I met them in a game.
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Well, you obviously are going in the right direction if you enjoy playing a hero like storm.

I'd probably recommend playing as most of the top tier heroes since you enjoy playing as storm. Zeus, undying, tinker comes to mind.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:11 AM   #7
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you should also try some i-win button ulti heroes like brood, luna, jugs, etc
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:14 AM   #8
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If you are new the imperative is not to feed; you can run around and not get any kills and not contribute to the team but as long as you don't feed they won't get too pissed at you.

Anyone with a natural windwalk or escape-oriented skill works: Bone Fletcher, Lord of Avernus, Skeleton King, Phantom Lancer (maybe) should all work.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:17 AM   #9
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if you are new, you might like lina inverse because when she dies u can see her panties
 
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if you are new, you might like lina inverse because when she dies u can see her panties
or use euls on urself, 360 view
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:38 AM   #11
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or use euls on urself, 360 view
Oh come on, those things are for raging kids!

Try Axe or Centaur dude, just farm, build, blink, skill and die
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:42 AM   #12
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Oh come on, those things are for raging kids!
don't tell me that u never tried it on lina , and if u didn't, u no u want to after reading this thread.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:51 AM   #13
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Couple a nice heroes for beginers.(based on personal experience.)

Panda: Great hero, with an escape button.
Clockwerk: For those suicidal newbies, may as well get a kill at the same time. Plus he is fast.
LoA: Hard to die with this hero.
Riki: For the perma invis of course.
Gondar: WW and toss will usually land most people a few kills, and keep you relatively safe.
Weaver: Pretty easy hero to survive with, and not a bad suicide chaser as well.
Enchant: Extremely hard to kill, and does fairly nice damage. My fav newbie hero.
Jakiro: Because even if the enemy decides to fight you, you have such strong spells you just might win or at least make them run.
Warlock: Nice heal, with a built in tank.

Of course, this selection of heroes is assuming you suck. I base my choice on the way that noobs would play these heroes, which is what they are perfect for. The first time you play enchantress for example, you prolly won't get anywhere near her full potential. But you should be able to survive and enjoy yourself.
 
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Couple a nice heroes for beginers.(based on personal experience.)

Panda: Great hero, with an escape button.
Clockwerk: For those suicidal newbies, may as well get a kill at the same time. Plus he is fast.
LoA: Hard to die with this hero.
Riki: For the perma invis of course.
Gondar: WW and toss will usually land most people a few kills, and keep you relatively safe.
Weaver: Pretty easy hero to survive with, and not a bad suicide chaser as well.
Enchant: Extremely hard to kill, and does fairly nice damage. My fav newbie hero.
Jakiro: Because even if the enemy decides to fight you, you have such strong spells you just might win or at least make them run.
Warlock: Nice heal, with a built in tank.

Of course, this selection of heroes is assuming you suck. I base my choice on the way that noobs would play these heroes, which is what they are perfect for. The first time you play enchantress for example, you prolly won't get anywhere near her full potential. But you should be able to survive and enjoy yourself.
u mean techies?? :O cuz, it's kinda hard to kill thyself with clockwerk
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:56 AM   #15
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razor was the best hero for noobs backthen..


now, you could try sandking, medusa, viper these are the heroes that are very noob friendly
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:57 AM   #16
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razor was the best hero for noobs backthen..


now, you could try sandking, medusa, viper these are the heroes that are very noob friendly
yay, i played viper lol, i was like wtf pwned i even gave up lasthitting that game and just autoattacked all the way
 
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u mean techies?? :O cuz, it's kinda hard to kill thyself with clockwerk
Tower diving of course.

Noobs do that all the time and then get mad when their ally doesn't magically heal them to full health with void.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:36 AM   #18
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Tower diving of course.

Noobs do that all the time and then get mad when their ally doesn't magically heal them to full health with void.
how would clock get a kill by tower diving??
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:50 AM   #19
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Skeleton King! He only has one active spell lol and reincarnation will help you make up your mistakes.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:52 AM   #20
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I say start with a int hero, then tank, then agi

slayer, tree, terrorblade respectively
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:55 AM   #21
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I say start with a int hero, then tank, then agi

slayer, tree, terrorblade respectively
lol, tb is horrible for new players.. when i first started, i picked tb cuz of illidan skin i fed like hell and didn't understand his skills at all
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:59 AM   #22
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Skeleton King! He only has one active spell lol and reincarnation will help you make up your mistakes.
not if he wastes all the mana on stun! :P
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:02 AM   #23
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the best hero to start with, and this is not really even debatable, its just fact:

tidehunter:
gush is easy to use, simple to understand
kraken shell helpful passive
anchor smash also helpful passive
ulti is easy to use and incredibly effective in team fights

if you just run around with tidehunter and gush people when you can, and ulti when you got a couple of the other team in your radius, you will help your team win greatly. does not take and expertise at all.
 
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the best hero to start with, and this is not really even debatable, its just fact:

tidehunter:
gush is easy to use, simple to understand
kraken shell helpful passive
anchor smash also helpful passive
ulti is easy to use and incredibly effective in team fights

if you just run around with tidehunter and gush people when you can, and ulti when you got a couple of the other team in your radius, you will help your team win greatly. does not take and expertise at all.
blink dagger breaks ur argument
 
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blink dagger breaks ur argument
u dont need blink dagger to be "ok" in bnet pubs with tidehunter
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:22 AM   #26
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AM was a bad choice for me; my first game ever on TFT I played one.

If by class you mean Str, Agil or Intel, I suggest agility and pick sniper. He's got the range so you can avoid some harassment and practice on last hitting.
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AM was a bad choice for me; my first game ever on TFT I played one.

If by class you mean Str, Agil or Intel, I suggest agility and pick sniper. He's got the range so you can avoid some harassment and practice on last hitting.
noob sniper=mega feed.
 
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noob sniper=mega feed.
I think if you're a noob, you're screwed with anything you choose. Cept for Riki. You could be clinically blind and still get Rampage Kills every 10 mins or so.
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I think if you're a noob, you're screwed with anything you choose. Cept for Riki. You could be clinically blind and still get Rampage Kills every 10 mins or so.
even a noob can use dk just pick his passive and buy bracers/bot/heart
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:32 AM   #30
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It really depends on your play style. If you're intent on rambo-ing, (common noob tendency) nothing will really save you, but someone with a lot of health, or an easy escape ability (windwalk, etc) will probably help.

If you're more cautious, someone with range and reasonable movement speed can give you a bit more time to react, and running away a bunch of times can help you get a better feel for the map.

Trying a bunch of heroes is fun, but I'd recommend narrowing it to one or two until you get a hang of items, etc. It'll be less frustrating in the early stages, and you can still learn about the other heroes' abilities by being observant and checking what items they're getting, while not having to learn about new skills every time you play.

Good luck!
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:36 AM   #31
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my first hero was drow.i pick it by random.you can try using drow.jakiro is another good choice so as riki
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If you can read at the level of a middle schooler, using tb's abilities and synchronizing them effectively can be done with little to no experience.
blah.. i was as well as most new players were too lazy to read the longass text lol
 
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lol, tb is horrible for new players.. when i first started, i picked tb cuz of illidan skin i fed like hell and didn't understand his skills at all
If you can read at the level of a middle schooler, using tb's abilities and synchronizing them effectively can be done with little to no experience.
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Skeleton King, Axe, Davion...
 
Old 06-17-2009, 05:52 AM   #35
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Intelligence heroes are the best to start with as they can SPAM powers from some distance :: lion,lina,krob,zeus are all good examples.
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Intelligence heroes are the best to start with as they can SPAM powers from some distance :: lion,lina,krob,zeus are all good examples.
but u die easily, and quit.
 
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The first hero to use is the Keeper of the Light, d'uhh. The easiest to use there is ._.
 
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I've found that when I've introduced friends to DotA, they've picked up agility heroes much faster than strength/intelligence. I think It's because agility is your sort of 'general' heroes...

Hard to explain.
 
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Skel King. Best for beginners
 
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if you are brand new like me. Been having fun with Storm panda
Pick some hero with a good means of escape, i.e Bounty Hunter, Anti-Mage.
It's safer for noobs.
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