Diretide is an annual Dota 2 event starting October 30th.
THIS IS A SPECIAL GAMEMODE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO GET MORE DOTA2 COSMETIC ITEMS AND FILL UP YOUR GREEVIL EGG WITH ESSENCES UNTIL IT HATCHES INTO A GREEVIL COURIER. IT HAS THREE (3) PHASES BEFORE YOU FIGHT THE DIRETIDE ROSHAN.
In this tactic you pick heroes that can escape and move fast enough to get sugar candies at your base. Use blink, haste, teleport or forcestaff to pull this off
mass illusion and high attack damage
Pick the best heroes to kill Roshan that lowers his armor or deal massive damage
overall high damage
permahex (if you get Rearm and tried your best not to die with Rubick)
Tether + Empower + Bloodrage = GG
These heroes make it hard to touch your sweet bucket
huge aoe damage
HOARD THE MOST CANDIES
The first objective of the game is to collect more candies against the opposing team for the first 20 minutes.
You can get candies (called Greevil Taffy) by killing Roshlings, Neutral Creeps, Candy Bucket or any hero who has it. The candies have an active ability that you can use on Roshan or throw it inside the bucket.
only Roshan can eat this
TRICK OR TREAT
Roshan wakes up from his slumber looking for candies. He will look for anyhero alternating between teams and ask for Greevil Taffies. If you don't feed him, he will chase you and whack you to death.
KILL THE BEAST
After 10 minutes from waking up he eats all the candy bucket with the most Greevil Taffies then walks towards the winning camp and his ready to fight. The team with the highest candies collected wins the item at the start of the game.
Diretide Roshan has 4 abilities and a huge 150,000 HP with a base armor of 30. Every candy he eats gives him 2 bonus armor.
Apocalypse casts Sunstrike at the position of hero units away from 400 units (from center of Rosh) up to 1200 range. Deals 3000 pure damage in 200 aoe after 2 seconds. Damage is shared to units within the aoe.
He channels for 2 seconds then unleashes a Wave of Force disabling all enemy attacks and pushing them outward for 600 magic damage per wave. Framework is Requiem of Souls.
He can Toss any unit he can get his hands on to the farthest unit from his position.
Roshan casts Shell to reset the cooldown of all spells and restore 100% mana.
You will get random essences and use it for your Greevil Egg
Until it grows to something like this
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