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[Misc]In-Game Standard Hero Builds Project

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Torte de Lini, Oct 10, 2016.

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    Standard Hero Builds Project

    @TorteDeLini || Patreon.com/Torte || Original LiquidDota Topic || /r/HeroBuilds


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    last updated: December 7, 2016 -- statistics since October 2013

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    This topic is aimed to create "standard" play guides for average pub games and typically newer players. These guides are updated regularly and used by myself as well as others. I incorporate and accept all feedback so long as it is justified or it makes sense and I always try to get second-opinions on everything suggested. I am not the best player or even beyond average, I just like the effort of elevating everyone's capabilities to improve and integrating in-game hero guides to everyday use to help ease people into new characters.

    When I posted my initial guides on the first 20 or so heroes, I got a lot of great feedback from everyone and so I tried to implement guides for all the heroes. I ended up expanding to over 150 heroes and have quite a few more to go. While some guides are not ideal positions for some heroes, some people prefer to play that way and I try to accommodate to all styles.
     
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    Hero Builds List (150 Guides) - Use this process to subscribe to all builds automatically
    Below are the list of heroes currently completed. You can subscribe to guides here and they will load in-game automatically:
     
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    Public Statistical History
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    1. Originally on LiquidDota.com
    2. Full Data Excel Sheet
    3. Achievements via Steam Profile Page
    Patches/Update Notes
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    2016(day/month)
    15/11 - Changed Undying, Bloodseeker x3, Gyrocopter x2, Leshrac x2, Doom x2, Treant Protector, Spirit Breaker and over 38 guides
    6/11 - Remade Alchemist, Weaver to Offlane, Both Troll Warlords, Adjusted Itemization for 34 hero builds
    27/10 - Launched PlayDota.com and /r/HeroBuilds. Adjusted Lifestealer, Juggernaut, Abaddon, Kunkka, Morphling and Luna, Sniper
    23/9 - Reworked Starting and Early Game Items. Changed Elder Titan (Core) to Support
    2/9 - Remade all Bloodseeker, Underlord and Faceless Void Guides. Retouched Juggernaut early-game build
    24/8 - Released Underlord Offlane/Support guides, changed Sand King to Offlane, changed Arc Warden to Core/Mid
    10/8 - Draft Guides for Underlord revised, Wraith King, Faceless Void, Phantom Assassin item adjustments in view of The International 6
    25/7 - Minor touch-ups to Weaver (Late-Game), Visage and Lycan
    10/7 - Mirana renamed to Core, Riki to Offlane and reworked Nature's Prophet build
    25/6 - Abaddon reclassified, Sand King, Silencer (Core), Terrorblade completely remade. Some hero's items have been adjusted
    10/6 - Reclassified entire Hero Build system to Core, Support, Offlane, Jungle - All 148 guides renamed, 327 changes
    26/5 - 470 changes. Night Stalker + Phoenix now Offlane, Beastmaster now Jungle, Invoker now Quas/Exort and new (Quas/Wex) build
    11/5 - Residual Changes. 42 Guides altered with massive itemization rebuilt
    26/4 - Patch 6.87, all items skill builds and descriptions updated for 68 hero builds
    26/4 - 6.87 Planning Post 2
    26/4 - 6.87 Planning Post 1
    11/4 - Adjusted Bounty Hunter to accommodate both playstyles, fixed Broodmother and Night Stalker
    27/3 - Revised Lina, Sniper, Lycan and Undying
    12/3 - Revised Sven entire build, Earth Spirit set to more supportive
    27/2 - Rehauled Legion Commander buid, reversed Drow Ranger, moved Oracle to hard support
    11/2 - Revised Drow Ranger, Bounty Hunter, Arc Warden - Lane/Middle and touched up 11 other heroes
    27/1 - Residual changes applied to Tiny, Ogre, Keeper of the Light and Pudge. Finalized Faceless Void, Spectre and Night Stalker
    19/1 - Complete overhaul of hero builds in view of competitive matches in 6.86
    12/1 - Reworked Faceless Void, improved ability build for Outworld Devourer and Drow Ranger. Rearranged itemization


    2015(day/month)
    28/12 - Adjustments to 6.86: Arc Warden, Earth Spirit, Ember Spirit, Invoker, Silencer, Zeus have been reworked
    20/12 - Patch 6.86, all items, skill builds and descriptions updated for 74 Hero Builds
    20/12 - 6.86 Planning Post 3
    20/12 - 6.86 Planning Post 2
    20/12 - 6.86 Planning Post 1
    13/12 - All 145 Standard Hero Builds Item and Ability texts have been completely written
    13/12 - Reworked Shadow Shaman, Skywrath, Slark Item Builds. All 145 Hero texts have been rewritten
    28/11 - Revamp Tusk, Gyrocopter; reitemized Meepo, Omniknight, Rubick, Medusa, Trenat Protector. 129 Hero texts rewritten
    12/11 - Revamp of Invoker, Alchemist, Juggernaut, Ember Spirit and Phantom Lancer. 112 Hero texts rewritten
    29/10 - Updates for Morphling, Razor, Ancient Apparition and Oracle. 100 hero texts rewritten
    13/10 - Update to Timbersaw, Pugna, Earthshaker and Windranger (Middle). 45 Hero texts rewritten
    29/9 - Adjustments to 6.85: Spectre, Witch Doctor, Terrorblade, Doom remade. 21 Heroes texts rewritten
    27/9 - Patch 6.85, all guides and item/skill builds revised. Alchemist and Spectre receive largest changes
    24/1 - 6.85 Planning Post 2
    24/1 - 6.85 Planning Post 1
    24/9 - Condensing Early Game Items to Core Items, prep. changes before patch
    13/9 - Arc Warden and Pit Lord Draft Guides redrafted, Juggernaut skill build adjusted, Medusa remade
    30/8 - Nyx Assassin reworked entirely, Lifestealer improved and Zeus
    15/8 - Draft guides for Pit Lord. Replaced Dagon and Necromonicons to upgraded levels. Reworked Leshrac
    7/8 - Massive revision for 50 guides: Alchemist, Dragon Knight, Faceless Void and Shadow Fiend
    31/7 - Revised Queen of Pain, updated Lina (Lane), Revised Viper and Phantom Assassin
    15/7 - Remade Enchantress, updated skill builds for Tinker and improved IO, Bane and Pudge
    1/7 - Remade Broodmother, Bloodseeker, Tinker and Bounty Hunter
    14/6 - Naga Siren Updated, Bristelback and Shadow Demon remade, small touches to Sniper
    1/6 - Abaddon remake, Legion Commander remade, small itemization changes for rest
    25/5 - Bounty Hunter, Spirit Breaker, Bristleback Item Reworks, Tiny compression builds
    16/5 - Minor adjustments post 6.84. Tusk reworked.
    29/4 - All guides overhauled for Patch 6.84; new Windranger Middle guide
    28/4 - 6.84 Planning Post 2
    28/4 - 6.84 Planning Post 1
    3/4 - Minor additions to Drow Ranger and Necrophos
    30/3 - Deleted Tusk/Phantom Lancer Mid, Switched Skywrath Mage Middle and Lane
    5/3 - Updated Engima, overhauled Ancient Apparition and Juggernaut
    1/3 - Updated Enigma, Faceless Void, Windranger
    23/2 - Updated Troll, Nyx Assassin and remade Pugna build
    15/2 - New Winter Wyvern Guide, reoriented Slark and Batrider build, adjusted Juggernaut
    10/2 - Remade Juggernaut, item builds remade with Elder Titan, Phoenix, Bloodseeker
    31/1 - New Lina (Middle) Guide, Updated Venomancer, Omniknight, cleaned up Axe, Bristleback, Alchemist
    16/1 - Updated Storm Spirit, Lina, Juggernaut and Razor


    2014(day/month)
    31/12 - Changed Legion Commander - Jungle to Lane, reworked Medusa item build, remade Spirit Breaker and Lone Druid
    18/12 - Patch 6.83 revised. Guides all updated, major skill and item changes for Kunkka, etc.
    16/12 - Patch 6.83 Planning Part 2
    16/12 - Patch 6.83 Planning Part 1
    16/12 - Remade Alchemist, New Alchemist Mid Guide, changed Abaddon, Nature's Prophet and more
    1/12 - Finalized Oracle, restructured Slardar, Warlock new skill Build, and reworked Terrorblade's item build
    22/11 - Created two Oracle Guides, fixed Jakiro item and skill build, rearranged timbersaw
    15/11 - New Silencer guide, reverted Bane's Skill Build and fixed Naga Siren's Skill Build
    30/10 - Updated Techies, Doom, Earth Spirit Lane/Middle, Axe Jungle/Lane, Troll and new Guide for Troll Middle
    23/10 - Ember Spirit Update
    23/10 - Updated Earth Spirit, Remade Troll Warlord Build, new Troll Warlord (Middle) build
    15/10 - Revised Sniper Item Build, Enchantress and reversed ES changes
    8/10 - Updated Items for Phantom Lancer, Sniper, Elder Titan and spread bottle on various ganking heroes
    27/9 - 8 new guides for Sniper, Leshrac, Earth Spirt, Warlock, Bloodseeker, Phantom Lancer
    26/9 - Patch 6.82 update for all heroes, 500+ changes and notes.
    25/9 - 6.82 planning post
    24/9 - Keeper of the Light ability rebuild, Viper small change, Kunkka Blink Dagger add
    17/9 - New Techies Guide, remade Earth Spirit ability build, items for Centaur, Templar Assassin and Tinker
    3/9 - Updated Techies Draft Guide, Slark, Lifestealer, Bane, Ursa minor additions/changes
    18/8 - Updated Elder Titan, Clockwerk new guides for Kunkka, Weaver
    31/7 - Updated Lifestealer, Phoenix, Earth Spirit, Phantom Lancer and Gyro/Lich Skill Build
    19/7 - Hero Build Description rewrites, approximately 2,500 total
    18/7 - Updated Descriptions for the majority of heroes, changes include Zeus, Bloodseeker and Doom (Jungle)
    16/7 - New Hero Guides for Dragon Knight, Skywrath Mage and Lycan. Drafted Techies Guide.
    14/7 - Updated Skill Builds for Ember Spirit, Dazzle, Legion Commander, Doom Jungle, Doom Lane, and Death Prophet
    30/6 - Updated Skywrath Mage, Abaddon, Axe, Dragon Knight items and more.
    13/6 - Updated Tusk, Naga Siren, Tidehunter, Legion Commander. New Guides: Tusk and Naga Siren
    5/6 - Changed Legion Commander guide to Middle, Updated Enchantress, Naga Siren and Sniper
    20/5 - Small updates to Mirana, Lone Druid text and Ursa. New Elder Titan (Lane) version as well as an updated Elder Titan (Middle) version
    29/4 - Revamped guides for 6.81, New Ursa (Lane) Guide
    26/4 - 6.81 Planning Post
    24/4 - Reworked Beastermaster (Middle), Axe (Jungle) and Bristleback items and skill builds
    23/4 - Created Ember Spirit (Middle) guide, Axe (Jungle) guide and Nyx Assassin (Lane) guide
    4/4 - Updated Puck, Disruptor, Centaur, Nightstalker, Templar Assassin, Sand King and more
    21/3 - Reduction of item builds, removing mostly redundant items (Drums of Endurance) and improving hero roles: Axe, Pugna, Enchantress
    10/3 - Meepo re-improved, Ancient Apparition (Middle/Lane) touched up, Zeus skill build rearranged
    26/2 - Revised Meepo, Viper and more; added new guides for Shadow Shaman (Middle) and Lifestealer (Lane) and Beastmaster (Middle)
    18/2 - Revised Alchemist, Beastmaster, Earth Spirit, Chaos Knight and Viper guides
    5/2 - Revised Riki and Lifestealer guides
    29/1 - Added Terroblade and Phoenix guide
    28/1 - Updated all guides to 6.80
    24/1 - Silencer, Broodmother, Tusk, Silencer, Venomancer and Juggernaut Guides updated
    14/1 - Slark Middle and Lane Guide updated


    2013(day/month)
    31/12 - Razor, Puck, Legion Commander, Bloodseeker item changes
    27/12 - Format Changes to Guides
    19/12 - Queen of Pain guide updated
    13/12 - Legion Commander guide released (Jungle/Lane)
    9/12 - Revamped IO, Slardar and Ember Spirit
    15/11 - Earth/Ember Spirit Guides released
    1/11 - Viper, Drow changes
    28/10 - Rubick, IO, Faceless Void and more item-build changes
    28/10 - Patch 6.79 - Part 3: Title rewrite to include patch + descriptions to ability and items
    28/10 - Patch 6.79 - Part 2: Title rewrite to include patch + descriptions to ability and items
    28/10 - Patch 6.79 - Part 1: Title rewrite to include patch + descriptions to ability and items
    14/9 - Added Doom (Lane/Jungle) Extension Item Paths
    9/9 - Lone Druid (Jungle) Published
    7/9 - Shva's Guard added to Puck
    7/9 - Lone Druid (added MKB, Radiance as situational) and Basher as Core Items
    1/9 - Added Midas, PMS and MKB to Faceless Void
    27/8 - Updated Treant Protector's Ability Build
    26/8 - Updated Phantom Lancer's Skill Build & Added Drums
    26/8 - Updated Obsidian Destroyer's Skill Build
    26/8 - Added Utility Items for Supports
    26/8 - Rearranged Wisp's items to include Ghost Scepter, Soul Ring and Skill Build
    25/8 - All guides now include a timestamp of when they were last updated
    25/8 - Added BKB to Lina and Shadow Shaman
    25/8 - Added Mekansm to Naga Siren, Aghanim's moved on Huskar and Moved Shadow Shaman to Lane
    17/8 - Added Urn to Earthshaker, MKB and Skadi to Storm Spirit
    17/8 - Ethereal Blade added to Lina, Added Platemail to Timbersaw
    17/8 - Swapped Blink Dagger and Force Staff for Lion, moved Rubick to Lane
    17/8 - Added Armlet/Basher to Lifestealer, Description for Lina, Dragon Knight fixed skill build
    4/8 - Pugna, Warlock, Leshrac, Chaos Knight, Shadow Demon, Anti-Mage and more small additions such as Magic Wand
    31/7 - Medusa, Kunkka and Chen updated; Slark Guy
    19/7 - Lane (Carry) Tiny guide published
    18/7 - Added Vlad's Vanguard and Desolator to Bristleback
    13/7 - Abaddon guide published
    11/7 - Leshrac Guide updated to be Support
    4/5 - Elder Titan guide published
    4/5 - Skywrath Mage guide published
    4/5 - Updated Undying
    4/5 - Updated Obsidian Destroyer, force staff as core and blink as situational
    2/3 - Dazzle Updated
    2/4 - Updated Spectre, Anti-Mage, Sven and Luna
    2/4 - Updated Drow Ranger with Iron Branches, Ring of Aquila, Shadow Blade, Monkey King Bar
    1/4 - Updated Pudge, with Wards and Smoke, Nyx Assassin with Necromonicon and Lycan with Necromonicon
    1/4 - Updated Jakiro, Pugna, Lion, Slark, Kunkka, Tusk, Timbersaw, Treant, Alchemist, Basilius, Huskar, Batrider, Witch Doctor, Gyrocopter
    27/2 - Updated Gyrocopter
    27/2 - Updated Slark
    26/2 - Updated Chen, Invoker, Meepo
    26/2 - Published Troll Warlord, Jakiro, Pugna, Lion, Slark, Kunkka, Lina, Tusk, Chen, Timbersaw, Treant Protector, Alchemist, Huskar
    25/2 - Updated Anti-Mage, Enigma, Tidehunter, Faceless Void, Death Prophet, Viper, Phantom Lancer
    25/2 - Published Mirana, Gyrocopter, Lone Druid, Viper, Weaver, Spectre, Meepo, Medusa, Naga Siren guides
    25/2 - Updated Outworld Destroyer, Dark Seer, Nature's Prophet guides
    24/2 - Published Batrider, Dark Seer, Death Prophet, Outworld Devourer, Invoker guides
    24/2 - Published Witch Doctor, Necrolyte, Queen of Pain guides
    24/2 - Published Tinker, Windrunner, Witchdoctor guides
    24/2 - Published Storm Spirit, Windrunner guides; updated Beastmaster
    23/2 - Published Omniknight, Huskar, Beastmaster, Earthshaker guides
    23/2 - Published Sand King, Doom, Venomancer, Slardar, Timbersaw, Treant Protector, Brewmaster, Alchemist guides
    23/2 - Published Shadow Shaman, Phantom Lancer guides
    23/2 - Published Morphling, Sven, Shadow Fiend, Chen, Juggernaut guides
    23/2 - Published Clinkz, Kunkka, Vengeful Spirit, Tiny, Zeus, Lina, Tusk guides
    23/2 - Published Shadow Demon, Magnus, Slark, Anti-Mage, Spirit Breaker guides
    23/2 - Published Nature's Prophet, Rubick, Lion, Nyx Assassin guides
    23/2 - Published Faceless Void guide
    23/2 - Published Phantom Assassin guide
    23/2 - Published Lycan and Chaos Knight guides
    23/2 - Published Visage guide
    23/2 - Published Pugna guide
    23/2 - Published Ancient Apparition guide
    23/2 - Published Warlock guide
    22/2 - Published Enigma guide
    22/2 - Magic Wand added to Axe, Clockwerk, Nightstalker, Undying, Sniper, Bounty Hunter and Broodmother
    22/2 - Updated Disruptor guide
    22/2 - Published Lich guide
    22/2 - Published Bane guide
    22/2 - Published Disruptor and Keeper of the Light published
    22/2 - Published Razor and Jakiro guide
    22/2 - Published Crystal Maiden and Enchantress guides
     
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    Relevant Articles & Interviews
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    1. 1 year, 40 Million: Dota Builds Project Overview
    2. 2 years, 100 Million: Dota Builds Project Overview
    3. Voted MVP Community Figure (2015) from /r/Dota2
    4. AMA: Torte de Lini - I make in-game Hero Builds and work in esports for the past 6 years
    5. Interview with Defense of the Patience
    6. Day [9] & Purge Episode 1 mention the guides and Torte de Lini (56:49)
    Proud Mentions
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    Public Commendation from Iconic Personality: Day 9 TV

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    Public Commendation from founder of Flipside Tactics: Hector Rosario

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    Esports Pro Gamer Arteezy Publicly trying the 6.84 - Standard Pudge Build

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    Esports Pro Gamer Moonmeander Publicly trying the 6.81 - Standard Ursa (Jungle) Build

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    (Potentially Sarcastic) Mention of Standard Hero Builds from Polygon Reviewer: Arthur Gies

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    Popular YouTuber and Video Games critic, TotalBiscuit, publicly using guides when trying to get better at Dota 2

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    TotalBiscuit using the Hero Builds again in patch 7.00​
     
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    Post 1: Title + Total # of Subs + Intro + Notes + Patreon/Social Media/LiquidDota original topic/subreddit (/r/HeroBuilds)
    Post 2: Total # of Guides + Appendix of all available In-Game Hero Builds
    Post 3: Chronological Changelog (2013-2014-2015-2016)
    Post 4: Stats Updates + Full Google Sheet of Data
    Post 5: Noteworthy Articles and Mentions
    Post 6: Request for Help: Subreddit moderators + Feedback + Patrons
     
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    PlayDota suggestions:

    • Allow BBCode for hero icons ([h][/h]) a la LiquidDota.com
    • Allow editable titles in guides sub-forum (same topics can be edited to indicate they've been updated to patch X.XX)
    • Assistance in converting LiquidDota Topic to a properly formatted PlayDota Topic
    • Try and find my old PlayDota account from years ago
     
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