What do you think of the 2 new heroes in DOTA.

the other half of the deadly Icefrog. - He looks like a useless creep but his spear is lethal.
Philippines
February 7, 2010 3:19am CST
Recently 2 new heroes were introduced in DOTA which include the freezing Apparition and my new favorite Slark. Combining is extremely dangerous. We have been successful doing their combos. It seems that they make up the elements of the game master himself, Icefrog. What do you think?
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• India
8 May 10
What is the latest AI vesion map now/?
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
hello prateek149, if i'm not mistaken? The newest ai map is the 6.67ai+. I do not know if theres already a 6.68c ai map because the new hero in that map was still unbalance. By the way, i have a tip for you... If you want to fight with a good Ai? Always look for ai+.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
1 May 10
Apparition works well with linken spear and manta style, I guess. I'm not impress with Slark, I'm having a hard time using it. hehe ^.^
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
Most of the Intelligence type hero really need linken sphere because they need more health and regeneration. Intelligence type do have a great number and powerful skills but they are too soft. Liken sphere is also effective when the enemies do have a stun skill like sven,skeleton King, sharpeye kardel, mirana and other skill who do have a disable ability. I do not agree with the manta style for Apparition because this hero has a low normal damage. So Dagon and hex is more good for this hero because apparition do have a amplify magic skill that increases skill magic.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
30 Dec 12
Apparition is good in harassing hero and controlling lane. Slark is also good in the end game. I think this two hero are good but I guess there are better heroes than this. If you like to annoy other player, use Apparition as your hero.
@r4v3n_ (178)
• United States
18 Jan 11
For today these two heroes are not new. I have played those two both all i can say is that I cant feel the damage of Ancient Apparition's skills and he is also so weak like a paper. While for slark he kills so great and fast the problem is that he also like a paper.
• United States
22 Dec 10
Both of the heroes Slark and the Ancient Apparition were really imbalanced when they came out. I bet icefrog will have fixed them by now. they were too godo ebfore.
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
Regarding the two new hero? I really love Ancient Apparition and everytime I'm using it? I always go in the middle line and go for a solo. My build is always first skill and stat build followed by the last skill. One of the reason why I love this hero Ancient Apparition is simply because of it's first skill which do have the ability to disable the enemy if the opponent hero didn't move. And because of Ancient Apparition last skill which disable the regeneration of opponent here and pierce the damge base on it's 12% of life, if I'm not mistaken. Eventhough I have problem when throwing the last skill to a distance. Once you already master it by practicing, it will surely give a good benefit in both top and buttom lane. Beside it's not only for supporting the other lane but also for you to instant kill the hero opponent. Anyway, when using the last skill of Ancient Apparition? You should also pay attention with your hero because sometimes? Your opponent here is taking this advatage for you to be attacked! Because your focus is not in your line? Hero enemy was free to go for an attack. When he/she notice it, so you must pay attention and keep your reflexes alive. Regarding the item I put for ancient apparition? I always prepare a Dagon and Hex because disable was a good advantage during the game. Next is the Eye of Skadi because it gives the ability to slow the enemy and for instances? Together with the skill of ancient apparition, which is the slow? You can no longer run. That's why i really love using this hero, even what kind of versus mode. Even if it's three versus three or five versus five. Regarding the hero named Slark? This hero was really strong too if the user can able to hunt and hunt enemy. In order to restore stat which he receive for every attack he throw. As long as you can able to hold the game situation of hunting and hunting when using slark? There would be no problem to you! But if you got killed and the status down to it's normal one? It will be hard for you to start again. Especially if the other team already have a gem of true sight. When i'm using slark I always build a battlefury for this hero and build first the power threads in early game. Regarding the regeneration? There is no problem for regeneration because as long as slark walk away the enemy? He can able to regenerate in to the maximum and increase speed.
• Bulgaria
24 Apr 10
hi.I think slark is very imba and he is not balanced witch other heroes.only for 1 ability.4 agility per hit 0_O xo-xo.but this is for 1v1.the DOTA is team game.in this game 5v5 slark going down very easy becouse he have low healt and some int hero kill them easy witch gem or dust.koldr is balanced he is normaly skills and spells.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Well that usually happens when there are new heroes around they are not balanced yet but as the map is upgraded from time to time they are being worked on as well.But im just glad that the game itself is updating itself so that gamers wont be bored.Im hoping for new more items and heroes cant wait to play more of the game ;)