Dota 2 13th March Patch – Content Analysis

March 15th, 2013 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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This week’s Dota 2 patch has arrived bringing a large number of bug fixes, tweaks and updates to the unreleased heroes. You can view the full changelog here.

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Front End Changes

Hero Animation Updates

We have a number of new animation for a range of heroes in this week’s patch.

Disruptor’s Animations

Disruptor now has an animation for his loadout page.

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Lich’s Animations

Lich has a set of new ability animations for his new Dead Winter set and some teleporting animations.

DW Chainfrost Animation

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Lycanthrope’s Animations

Lycan has a set of attack animations and a custom loadout animation for his new Sanguine Moon set.

SM loadout Animation

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Phantom Lancer’s Animations

Phantom Lancer has a new loadout animation for his Ancestor’s Pride set as well as a standard loadout animation.

AP Loadout Animation

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New Ingame Item Models

Similar to how we have in game models for store items such as the gem, we now have a number of new ingame item models.

Boots of Speed’s Model

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Clarity Potion’s Model

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Divine Rapier’s Model

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Dust of Appearance’s Model

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Healing Salve’s Model

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Town Portal Scroll’s Model

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New Cosmetic Store Items

Centaur’s Items

Weight of Omexe Set

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Contains

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back_sleek_1_large

head_helmet_1_large

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tail_sleek_1_large

bracer_sleek_1_large

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Model Viewer Shots

(Cloth physics for flail not rendered in the model viewer)

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In Game Shot

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Lich’s Items

The Dead Winter Set

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Contains

the_deadwinter_head_large

the_deadwinter_sash_large

the_deadwinter_arms_large

Model Viewer Shots

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Lycanthrope’s Items

Sanguine Moon Set

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Contains

sanguinemoon_head_large

sanguinemoon_shoulder_large

sanguinemoon_weapon_large

sanguinemoon_belt_large

sanguinemoon_armor_large

Model Viewer Shots

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Phantom Lancer’s Items

Ancestor’s Pride Set

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Contains

ancestorspride_shoulders_large

ancestorspride_belt_large

ancestorspride_arms_large

 

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Model Viewer Shots

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New League Passes

Dreamhack Dota 2 Invitational

“DreamHack Dota2 Invitational Features 8 of the top European teams, battling online for $6000 and the opportunity to qualify to DreamHack Summer Dota 2 Cup. 5 action packed weeks of content, produced by The GD Studio, with commentary by Draskyl, 2GD, Wagamama, Weppas and Bruno.”

Store Link: http://www.dota2.com/store/itemdetails/131957956

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UI Updates

We have a couple of UI updates in this patch for the dashboard and in game UI.

Dashboard UI

The live games list has been updated to now show what gamemode is being played.

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In Game UI

Visage has had his Soul Assumption indicator updated to make it stand out a lot more and increase the size.

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Mjollnir’s Item Icon

The Mjollnir in game item icon is now animated with little arcs of electric.

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Back End Changes

Updated Strings

New strings for the killcam.

    "DOTA_MiniKillcam_Recent_Title"  "Recent Damage Taken"
    "DOTA_MiniKillcam_DMG"  "%s1 Dmg"
									

New tutorial strings for the second map.

    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_CourierComplete"  "It looked like Tidehunter was low on health.  Perhaps there's a way you can fend him off once and for all."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelUp"      "Low health you say.  Sniper, your <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Assassinate</b></font> ability does a lot of damage. We could get the jump on Tidehunter and take him out!nnWe'll need more experience to reach level six to learn Assassinate.  I bet there's creeps lingering about from the attack, let's try heading northeast."
    "DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelOverHere"  "Over here, I think I spotted Tidehunter."
    //"DOTA_Tutorial_M2_LevelFollow"    "This way!"

									

Legion Commander is now listed as an in game unit.

    "npc_dota_hero_legion_commander"  "Legion Commander"
									

Legion Commander’s ability strings.

    //LEGION COMMANDER
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds"        "Overwhelming Odds"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_Description"  "Turns the enemies numbers against them, dealing damage and granting you bonus movement speed per unit.  Deals bonus damage to illusions and summoned units as a percent of their current health."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_Lore"      ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_radius"    "RADIUS:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_damage"    "DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_damage_per_unit" "DAMAGE PER UNIT:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_illusion_dmg_pct"  "%ILLUSION DAMAGE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_duration"    "DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_bonus_speed_creeps"  "%BONUS SPEED (CREEPS):"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_overwhelming_odds_bonus_speed_heroes"  "%BONUS SPEED (HEROES):"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_press_the_attack"        "Press The Attack"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_press_the_attack_Description"  "Removes debuffs and disables from the target friendly unit, and grants bonus attack speed and health regen for a short time."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_press_the_attack_Lore"      ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_press_the_attack_duration"    "DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_press_the_attack_attack_speed"  "BONUS ATTACK SPEED:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_press_the_attack_hp_regen"    "HP REGEN:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_moment_of_courage"        "Moment of Courage"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_moment_of_courage_Description"  "When attacked, Legion Commander has a chance to immediately attack again with bonus lifesteal."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_abiltiy_legion_commander_moment_of_courage_Lore"      ""
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_moment_of_courage_trigger_chance"  "%CHANCE:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_moment_of_courage_hp_leech_percent" "%LIFESTEAL:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_duel"              "Duel"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_duel_Description"        "Legion Commander and the target enemy hero are forced to attack each other for a short duration.  Neither hero can use items or abilities.  If either hero dies during the duration, the hero winning the Duel gains permanent bonus damage."
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_duel_duration"          "DURATION:"
    "DOTA_Tooltip_ability_legion_commander_duel_reward_damage"        "BONUS DAMAGE:"

									

Another new region has arrived to Dota 2, we now have servers available in South Africa.

    "dota_region_southafrica"    "South Africa"
    "dota_matchgroup_cpt"      "South Africa"
									

The workshop strings have been updated with references to workshop submissions for hero abilities.

    "DOTA_Workshop_AbilityTitle"    "SELECT HERO AND ABILITY"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SelectAbility"    "ABILITY MODEL(S) TO REPLACE:"

    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Ability"      "ABILITY"
    "DOTA_Workshop_SubmissionType_Ability_Desc"    "One or more models with the animations required to replace models associated with a specific Hero's spells or abilities."
									

Unreleased Custom Couriers

The Jilling Ben courier’s model is now in the files.

Jilling Ben Courier

As seen on the Dota 2 workshop, the Jilling Ben’s courier model is now in the files.

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Standard Version

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Flying Version

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Unreleased Heroes Update

This week’s patch has provided some temp hero icon artwork for some of the unreleased heroes.

Unreleased Heroes Icons

bristleback elder_titan skywrath_mage

It’s now possible to give you a small snippet of what some of the particle effects for the unreleased heroes are looking like in game so far, remember these are still work in progress etc.

Bristlebog’s Spell Effects

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Elder Titan’s Spell Effects

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Skywrath Mage’s Spell Effects

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We also have a bunch of fresh concept art for some of the unreleased heroes courtesy of Purge, thanks mate!

Abaddon’s Concept Art

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Abyssal Underlord’s Concept Art

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Elder Titan’s Concept Art

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Legion Commander’s Concept Art

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Skywrath Mage’s Concept Art

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Techies` Concept Art

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Updated Sound Files

We have a large batch of updated and new sound files in this week’s patch.

Mjollner’s Sound Effects

item_mael_lightning_01.wav

item_mael_lightning_02.wav 

item_mael_lightning_03.wav 

item_mael_lightning_04.wav 

item_mael_lightning_05.wav 

item_mael_lightning_chain.wav 

item_mjoll_on.wav 

Tiny’s Death Sound Effects

tiny_death_01.wav 

tiny_death_02.wav 

tiny_death_03.wav 

Inventory UI Sound Effects

Todo.

Menu UI Sound Effects

Todo.

Materials Update

Bristlebog’s Materials

Bristlebog’s Body:

bristleback_color

Bristlebog’s Bracers and Necklace:

bristleback_bracer_color bristleback_necklace_color

Bristlebog’s Head and Belt:

bristleback_head_color bristleback_belt_color

Elder Titan’s Materials

Elder Titan’s Body:

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Elder Titan’s Totem:

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Elder Titan’s Weapon:

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Particles Update

Bristlebog’s Particles

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Elder Titan’s Particles

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Predictions For The Next Hero

Pew Pew Mystic Flare

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  • dexter

    first

  • Guest

    1st

  • Rylai

    First

  • Chinabot

    Honk

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.sy.37 Ryan Sy

    OH YEAH

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.sy.37 Ryan Sy

    OH YEAH

  • Chaok

    Kappa

  • MuDDy_PaNDa

    10th

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.sy.37 Ryan Sy

    no comments again hahaha

  • Chinabot

    Predictions for Next Hero, Skywrath + Elder Titan

  • Turzath

    Dat ET ult (sounds so bad TC PLS)

  • Utkan Gezer

    Rapier also has an inventory icon animation. It shines.
    Just in case you want to add.

  • Utkan Gezer

    Rapier also has an inventory icon animation. It shines.
    Just in case you want to add.

  • Benjamin Bernier

    legion commander not on a horse.. and he’s a girl! :O

    • Havocked

      I actually think LC looks fantastic that concept art looks wicked…

      • Some gai

        Yeah, the first picture’s right armor looks really nice. The one thing I really like about Valve is they make female armor actual armor. It’ll show off their features, but not be there for pure sex like a lot of the armors for women these days.

        I was really worried about Legion Commander being a female, but if they keep it close to that concept art, I’ll be really happy.

      • Some gai

        Yeah, the first picture’s right armor looks really nice. The one thing I really like about Valve is they make female armor actual armor. It’ll show off their features, but not be there for pure sex like a lot of the armors for women these days.

        I was really worried about Legion Commander being a female, but if they keep it close to that concept art, I’ll be really happy.

    • Havocked

      I actually think LC looks fantastic that concept art looks wicked…

    • Bruno

      She looks like Sven’s wife.

      • Manas

        Sven and Phantom Assasin’s daughter

    • XYN

      the first item set for her is going to be a chainmail bikini, hopefully

    • Barrogh

      Samus continues her story ;)

  • Benjamin Bernier

    legion commander not on a horse.. and he’s a girl! :O

  • Venancio

    Skywrath is a Siren. Handsome Jack will try to capture him to awaken the Warrior

    • Van

      No he’s a Skywrath scion – a humanoid being with wings and talons (think harpy)! He is the race that VS used to be before she converted into her spirit form.

      • WhatsForTony

        You sir, deserve a like.

      • WhatsForTony

        You sir, deserve a like.

    • Van

      No he’s a Skywrath scion – a humanoid being with wings and talons (think harpy)! He is the race that VS used to be before she converted into her spirit form.

  • Venancio

    Skywrath is a Siren. Handsome Jack will try to capture him to awaken the Warrior

  • that guy

    i love u

  • that guy

    i love u

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.wrkoa Joe Wrkoa

    Looking forward to the supposed multiple hero release. Looks like they went for the 2nd Elder Titan concept art.

  • CrazedPorcupine

    did anyone see the small bit of Skywrath’s Lore underneath his concept art?

  • CrazedPorcupine

    did anyone see the small bit of Skywrath’s Lore underneath his concept art?

    • Havocked

      Yep… This hero is done. Release him already Valve!! My only reasoning for them taking so long is the fact that 6.77c (not 6.78) will be coming out this monday with some changes/balance changes..Heres hoping for a damn hero patch next week!!

      • asdasd

        Abbadon also has his Lore done, see the bottom part of his art, there’s a paper saying “abbadon”

    • Havocked

      Yep… This hero is done. Release him already Valve!! My only reasoning for them taking so long is the fact that 6.77c (not 6.78) will be coming out this monday with some changes/balance changes..Heres hoping for a damn hero patch next week!!

  • Voker

    That centaur set.. holy shit valve. DON’T SHUT UP BUT TAKE MY MONEY ANYWAYS!

  • Voker

    That centaur set.. holy shit valve. DON’T SHUT UP BUT TAKE MY MONEY ANYWAYS!

  • Will.D

    Seems every 2nd concept art is the RIGHT ONE. e.g. E.T. and LC. So I go with the 2nd Pit Lord.

  • Will.D

    Seems every 2nd concept art is the RIGHT ONE. e.g. E.T. and LC. So I go with the 2nd Pit Lord.

  • TECHIES

    TECHIES

    • YES

      TECHIES

      • TECHIES

        TECHIES

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506242703 Iago Melanias

          TECHIES

          • TECHIES

            TECHIES

          • feli

            skywrath mage ò-ó

          • http://www.facebook.com/peupina Pedro Pina

            COMBO BREAKER!

          • Guest

            This also get me thinking it’d be Skywrath mage instead of Techies. If it were Techies, the perfect GIF would’ve been the berserk Uruk-hai throwing himself into the weak spot of Helm’s Deep and blowing himself up ^^ This beam does resemble a Mystical Flare!

          • oreo

            Well the image file name is “pew pew mystic flare” lol just hover your mouse over the gif

          • mOs

            TECHIES

  • TECHIES

    TECHIES

  • http://www.facebook.com/pvermiglio Piero Vermiglio Pimentel

    nice touch that the legion will be female… but without a mount it kinda loses it’s personality, just as skywrath… anyway bristlebog, techies, abbadon and chieftain looks Gorgeous in the concepts

  • http://www.facebook.com/pvermiglio Piero Vermiglio Pimentel

    nice touch that the legion will be female… but without a mount it kinda loses it’s personality, just as skywrath… anyway bristlebog, techies, abbadon and chieftain looks Gorgeous in the concepts

    • peto

      huh?!?bristlebog? he isn’t in the concepts…lol.

    • peto

      huh?!?bristlebog? he isn’t in the concepts…lol.

    • Husky-

      Legion without mount = makes me think of PA

    • Husky-

      Legion without mount = makes me think of PA

    • vegeto

      dueling its better without mount

    • Doomroar

      meh who gives a shit at this point? as long as the others look good i lost all hope on LC long ago. and the only good thing is that she is not scantly-clad clothed

    • Lambdadelta

      Well, I prefer the Skywrath Mage without his mount. I mean, they changed a lot the lore of heroes such as PA or Venge. But the nice thing is that, when they changed Venge lore, they turned “Skywrath” into a new race. So, they couldn’t simply ignore this change in the “Skywrath” Mage. Since it’s a race of flying humanoids it would be senseless a winged man who had a winged mount. It’s not a random change of look, but a necessery change to fit the lore. I personally like it because I really enjoy when there is a connection between one or more heroes.

      • Sicarii

        This is probably the best part of Valve’s new lore for the characters. Tidehunter is a sea monster obsessed with a captain in some sort of reverse Moby-Dick theme. Skywrath Mage pins for his lost-love VS who was cast down from Skywrath society by a jealous sister. These elements add so much to the characters, it’s amazing.

        Now personally, I had stopped playing WC3 Dota by the time Skywrath Mage and Legion Commander had been released so the importance of their aesthetics is a lot less meaningful to me than Abbadon or Earthshaker.

  • Havocked

    So Pitlord now not PyreLord but NOW Abyssal Underlord???

  • Havocked

    So Pitlord now not PyreLord but NOW Abyssal Underlord???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Holguin/782810639 Carlos Holguin

    holy shit they look so baddas!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Holguin/782810639 Carlos Holguin

    holy shit they look so baddas!!!

  • dadad

    TECHIES!!!

  • dadad

    TECHIES!!!

  • Seri Usly

    LC as a female hero. Time to quit dota.

  • Seri Usly

    LC as a female hero. Time to quit dota.

    • capawesome

      Not only do real women scare you guys. They scare you guys in videogames too!

      • Doomroar

        our only refuge from the ever growing 50% of the population and they are here to ruin life, goddammit, and is not like turning to drugs would help those drug dealers and the bartenders are all females!

        • capawesome

          :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      War 3 Dota is suit you. Go then. :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      War 3 Dota is suit you. Go then. :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/foxevermore Tien Tien Payawal

      Go quit then ! the game dont need you . lol GTFO

  • Yogofu

    Predictions For The Next Hero: best prediction Gif EVER!

  • Yogofu

    Predictions For The Next Hero: best prediction Gif EVER!

  • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Rangeiro DONTE: DuoMaxwell

    yay abaddon doesn’t look like armless failure =D!

  • http://twitter.com/Duo_R4nger Rangeiro DONTE: DuoMaxwell

    yay abaddon doesn’t look like armless failure =D!

  • Superman

    Why is the patch isn’t up yet ? When is it going to be patched?

    • capawesome

      It’s been out for a few hours already. Try restarting Steam.

      • Superman

        I downloaded the patch. But the cosmetic items and things isn’t up yet. Is it only my problem?

      • Superman

        I downloaded the patch. But the cosmetic items and things isn’t up yet. Is it only my problem?

      • Superman

        The patch is out and i patched it. But still the cosmetic items still isn’t in store yet. :( Is it my problem?

      • Superman

        The patch is out and i patched it. But still the cosmetic items still isn’t in store yet. :( Is it my problem?

  • Superman

    Why is the patch isn’t up yet ? When is it going to be patched?

  • Beau_Zhani

    I liked first art of Elder Titan. It’s so awesome.

  • Beau_Zhani

    I liked first art of Elder Titan. It’s so awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

    Abaddon’s concept art looks way cooler than the textures implied. The current textures had none of that dead-looking feel to it. I’m hoping that it’s about to be worked on. And I hope the spiky helmet thing hasn’t been removed. I hope so, since the hippogryph and the sword design are exactly the same as the textures.

    And Elder Titan’s particle effects… holy shit, that looks really flashy. I’m now interested in trying him once he’s out.

    • nikolas mar

      Abaddon looks cooler than i could imagine :’) I’m so proud Valve!

      • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

        Abaddon is the coolest hero.
        Some of those guys complained about Abaddon in last few patches. They just stubborn for only textures shown in last few patches.

        • er the great

          Yup, and i’m one of em…..the concept art was way more awesome than the shitty pictures on the last few patches….and i thought the bird was a “bird bird”…..but mothafucka’ got me with the “horse bird” or “bird horse” thing…..but where’s the bald thing on abbadon???

          • http://www.facebook.com/sharkpeid.coot Sharkpeid Coot

            it is a world of warcraft Death knight in the concept art………….

          • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

            His head inside his Helm!

  • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

    Abaddon’s concept art looks way cooler than the textures implied. The current textures had none of that dead-looking feel to it. I’m hoping that it’s about to be worked on. And I hope the spiky helmet thing hasn’t been removed. I hope so, since the hippogryph and the sword design are exactly the same as the textures.

    And Elder Titan’s particle effects… holy shit, that looks really flashy. I’m now interested in trying him once he’s out.

  • Faisal Javed

    Where is Tresdin(a)’s horse?

    Also she still sucks.

  • Faisal Javed

    Where is Tresdin(a)’s horse?

    Also she still sucks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      I suggest you back to War3 Dota. Nothing will worst than your opinion. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      I suggest you back to War3 Dota. Nothing will worst than your opinion. :)

    • Doomroar

      the horse is going along with her mustache…

    • Endo

      I bet she does ; )

    • http://twitter.com/L3ros L3ros

      I think she looks awesome.

      Also who really cares if there is a mount?

  • Ershin

    Abaddon concept looks fucking SICKKKKK

  • Ershin

    Abaddon concept looks fucking SICKKKKK

  • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

    Who said ABADDON need to change? I told you guys that is badass Abaddon. Now you believe it was a badass.

    I don’t like Pitlord’s legs from the first concept. It was like insect legs. =
    But the new name is nice. Abyssal Underlord. :D

    Skywrath Mage is epic looking. I love the most.

    • Doomroar

      i actually enjoy the 1st and 2nd of pit lord.

      and for SM i don’t like that he has no mount.

      abaddon looks badass indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

    Who said ABADDON need to change? I told you guys that is badass Abaddon. Now you believe it was a badass.

    I don’t like Pitlord’s legs from the first concept. It was like insect legs. =
    But the new name is nice. Abyssal Underlord. :D

    Skywrath Mage is epic looking. I love the most.

  • Gaben

    After watching the concept art of pitlord im suddenly in the mood to play him

  • Davi

    por que eles simplesmente não inventam um heroi novo ao inves de ficar modificando heros já existentes ? esse não é o legion commander :@

    • Casinocasto

      eng

    • BRBRBR

      BRBRBRBRBRBRBRBR

  • Davi

    por que eles simplesmente não inventam um heroi novo ao inves de ficar modificando heros já existentes ? esse não é o legion commander :@

  • Kaho

    Did any of you noticed that the Divine Rapier is stuck on the ground just like Excalibur? Good Job Valve, the little things you add make this game moar Awesome!

    • gwapo!

      so what do you expect?a rapier flying?

      • http://www.facebook.com/liam.donald.39 Liam Donald

        You were expecting… Sandy Claws?

  • Kaho

    Did any of you noticed that the Divine Rapier is stuck on the ground just like Excalibur? Good Job Valve, the little things you add make this game moar Awesome!

  • champion2210

    If they are going to change Legion like that then they owe it to us to go back and change some hero models like Storm or Earthshaker. They used to limit themselves on hero models to make them look like Dota 1 models but if they are no longer doing that then I dont see why they should keep the crappy models on some heroes, or even make the newer heroes(xin, warden, winter) similar to dota 1. They should just forget about dota 1 and make brand new models not based off the Warcraft 3 engine. Pisses me off that the only reason they changed the hero was to satisfy the pathetic sickos online that jerk off to female game characters or the ones that want to play dressed as a girl or some shit. Pathetic.

  • champion2210

    If they are going to change Legion like that then they owe it to us to go back and change some hero models like Storm or Earthshaker. They used to limit themselves on hero models to make them look like Dota 1 models but if they are no longer doing that then I dont see why they should keep the crappy models on some heroes, or even make the newer heroes(xin, warden, winter) similar to dota 1. They should just forget about dota 1 and make brand new models not based off the Warcraft 3 engine. Pisses me off that the only reason they changed the hero was to satisfy the pathetic sickos online that jerk off to female game characters or the ones that want to play dressed as a girl or some shit. Pathetic.

    • Derp

      Are you fucking kidding me? If its a man then people complain about too many male characters and sexism in games if theres a woman added then its to appel to “freaks” people just shut the fuck up and enjoy the god damn game. It may be your opinion but its fucking wrong now shut the fuck up and go play LOL or HON.

      • Doomroar

        LOL is plagued with those “freaks” is so damn plagued that they have every fucking fetish on the story of cosplay for their female characters ninja nurse? furry? pirate? teacher? bunny girl hell, i wonder what they don’t had, but that’s not the point here, the issue is that he is asking for the redemption of actually ugly looking heroes on the point that they sicked to the wc3 models and they ended like that, since that is not the case no more may as well give then some decent modeling.

        the other point is the commercial need to satisfy a bunch of perverts and fake feminist, stomping over the values of the original fandom, lets say your favorite videogame character gets a sex change out of nowhere, just to make him sell to some new kids, because they could perfectly add a strength female hero latter on without messing with LC, but no, is some how lazy on its own way. the only redeeming point is that this one may not look like the sluts at league of legends.

        • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

          Your logic is so bad that it hurts my head. Valve has a completely different aesthetic philosophy from Blizzard when designing their stuff. You might think Valve made the heroes ugly, but well, too bad. Valve is a different developer and they have absolutely no obligation to follow the Blizzard style when they redesign heroes.

          And female = sell to new kids? Just compare the amount of skin exposure of Warcraft to Dota 2. Valve doesn’t care about sexuality in female heroes in the slightest. And as you mentioned, she doesn’t look “slutty” (god I hate using that word for females with revealing armor) at all. So Valve wants to make Legion Commander appealing to sex-hungry newbies, and they decided to make her clad in full plate armor that she doesn’t even look female? That just doesn’t add up.

          • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

            You right, every games have their own quality. We must experience new things. There is no point to argue, it won’t make a change.

            Strength female hero doesn’t matter, important is the outcome. Their designs not your concern to care about. Also, you just a nerd freaking around with that insane attitude. Doomroar.

          • Doomroar

            of course that valve has a different sense of aesthetic that’s why im not playing LOL to begin with, which is also the alternative that Derp points, and so i reply to him.

            exactly she doesn’t look like sex symbol (and that is good), but that is still part of the first point.

            the second point brought here by champion2210 and reinforced by myself is, that if they are going to abandon the original wc3 models they made as well do a rework on other heroes like storm spirit that certainly don’t look that good, added to that since they decided to make this change to appeal to a new aduience, which indeed are mostly kids from the late late 90′s and early 2000, that at best will be 15, so yeah kids.

          • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

            Look at things from Valve’s perspective, not your own view on how every hero should be like Dota 1. Valve is simply taking each hero’s key concepts and doing their own designs. They aren’t interested in the Dota 1 models. Whether the outcome is similar to the old design is purely by chance.

            Also, keep in mind whether a hero looks good or not is entirely subjective. I love the Dota 2 Earthshaker a lot more than the tauren form in Dota 1, and got nothing against Storm Spirit either. And most complaints are coming not because these heroes look really bad, but because they’re different from Dota 1 forms.

            Lastly, are you trying to say that Valve shouldn’t try to appeal to the new audience? That Dota 2 should be exclusive to the old Dota players? Holy shit man, you’re just too conservative and resistant to change, unable to see that Dota 2 is a project by a completely new developer with practically nothing in common with Dota 1 except the gameplay.

            And I don’t even want to try arguing about “new audience = kids” part.

          • Doomroar

            ” Whether the outcome is similar to the old design is purely by chance.” well i may be delusional then http://imgur.com/a/SIrCP

            sure appearances are entirely subjective, but then again, they where indeed copying, the thing is this hero is completely different from the original, it even appears it doesn’t has the mount since it didn’t appear on the material, or even the concept art.

            no im not saying they should forget to attract new marked, im saying this move, is cheap in the sense that they pushed a model with a drastic change to a hero, in hopes to appeal to the new marked, a thing they could have done perfectly with a whole new hero, specially since the game is still on beta. this then leads to me pointing out that since they will be showing this levels of creativity bland heroes like storm should as well get some work done.

          • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

            Good god man, either I’m not very clear with words or you insist on misinterpreting my words. How vastly different can you be with keywords like “huge giant made of rocks” or “a sea admiral with a sword” or “green muscular samurai” or “two-headed dragon” or “youngster riding a giant bat”? and such? However compare heroes like Bane, Visage, Faceless Void, Earthshaker, Viper, Zeus, etc with the original models. These were heroes that had the potential to be re-envisioned in a completely different way. Valve didn’t decide “let’s make these these heroes different”. They just designed then anew, and some were similar to and some were different from the old models.

            And you still haven’t explained to me why the gender change implies an attempt to appeal to the new. Sure, many old players don’t like it so it can appeal COMPARATIVELY more to new ones, but comparatively is the point. It’s way too far-fetched to claim that Valve is trying to appeal to the newer heroes with the gender change.

            Also, did Valve say anything about adding new heroes? I was always under the impression that Valve wasn’t.

          • Doomroar

            all those examples you give me follow the same formula of sticking to the original models, except for zeus that loses his weapons and facial hair, so if they had the potential to be re-envisioned in a completely different way, they definitely didn’t accomplish it, on the other hand they sure did with legion commander and this discussion was born.

            the second one, why it would appeal new players, simple it introduce variety to the game (which is not a thing old players would care, and as a matter of fact will even upset them), that is an splendid idea if it wasn’t that they introduced it with a predetermined hero, the gender change will respond to the cries of fans that feel the need for a strength female hero, weather this is for an affiliation to need a representation in the game, or an alienation inside how the world is moving allowing for woman to flourish inside video games that i can’t tell for sure, (it sure is not for a sex appeal they would be playing LOL if that was the case) hence in this battle of markets to get new feed into the game from the competence they will do this sort of things.

            lastly yeah they will add new heroes as soon as the original dota stops updating which would be along that time this game is released, when will be out of beta? that we don’t know, but you can certainly tell other than its spells that is not LC, and the whole point of this first phase is to port all the original heroes into the game, they will have plenty of time to get creative once they finish, i really can’t believe you made me write this explanation you seemed like a quite reasonable and level headed person, maybe this dragged too long.

            so to make a resume:

            1 so far valve has been following the original models to polish the heroes, but that didn’t happen with LC. or skywrath mage who loses his mount.

            2 since they will be doing that, they may as well remade some old heroes that can benefit of this new surge of creativity they are having.

            3 lastly to go and mess with a hero so they could rush a way to get more people into the game, feels cheap, as they could have done that with one of their own once the game was released, lets say it gets out of beta with 3 or more never seen before heroes and one of those just happens is this woman commander, but no.

            yep this is pretty much it, points 1 and 3 pull force is, that they messed with the general idea of the original hero way too much, other than the spells (and maybe because we don’t know at this point) his characteristic xenophobia, this is a different character all together. meaning as long as the mechanics remain the same they can just morph whoever they want however they want, a thing they were not doing before.

          • Lambdadelta

            Well, I prefer the Skywrath Mage without his mount. I mean, they changed a lot the lore of heroes such as PA or Venge. But the nice thing is that, when they changed Venge lore, they turned “Skywrath” into a new race. Sou, they couldn’t simply ignore this change in the “Skywrath” Mage. Since it’s a race of flying humanoids it would be senseless a winged man who had a winged mount. It’s not a random change of look, but a necessery change to fit the lore. I personally like it because I really enjoy when there is a connection between one or more heroes. And about the LC sex change, I liked it too. I’ve always been uncomfortable with the fact that there was no STR female hero, so the change kind of made me want to try “her”.

          • Voffe

            ” Valve doesn’t care about sexuality in female heroes in the slightest.” Look again…

          • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

            When someone speaks comparatively, you should notice. Compare this level of nudity to the amount you’d find everywhere else. There are few female heroes in Dota 2 to begin with, and they’re well-clad for a fantasy-themed work.

          • Tuco Benedicto

            Oh noes, someone please think of the children!

    • Derp

      Are you fucking kidding me? If its a man then people complain about too many male characters and sexism in games if theres a woman added then its to appel to “freaks” people just shut the fuck up and enjoy the god damn game. It may be your opinion but its fucking wrong now shut the fuck up and go play LOL or HON.

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      To me, all of it is fine. For you, just a freak out here complain everything. You felt worst, then go back to Warcraft 3 and don’t bother anything about the subject. If you care about the subject’s genders, then mod it to some MAN.

      If you complain this and that, why don’t you make a game that satisfy you?

      • champion2210

        LOL Mod it? This isnt skyrim. I do not care if its a man or a woman I care that they changed what they had been doing up until now, which was to make the heroes as similar as possible, just to satisfy a select few dumbasses.

        • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

          Draw one for them. Problem will be solve.
          Send them an email and call them draw a mount for her. You won’t get anything change by posting here.

    • cookieflips

      As far as I see, you have no concrete basis other than the photographs for your claims.

      So far, Valve has been true to the original Dota players by helping them adapt to the heroes visually with most of the heroes look generally similar to their Dota 2 counterparts.

      http://imgur.com/a/SIrCP

      Storm and Earthshaker are well conceptualized characters, even going as far as keeping to the style of their original counterparts. As for Legion, you should chill out. He/she isn’t even out yet. Don’t get your panties in a twist.

      • Doomroar

        it is going to be a she, and probably just like with Skywrath Mage it will miss a mount. there is always a first and this looks like dota2 first fuck it no more wc3 copying, good thing i don’t play LC or SM so i can ignore them. but lest say that would had happened with jakiro or chaos knight, im sure i would be raging like him.

        • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

          Enough for your madness. Nothing will change by your pathetic comments. Lastly, SHUT THE F**K UP!

          • Doomroar

            dude hahahaha your reply is so goddamn late, so late… look in 5 days a lot of things happen, for example with “pathetic comments” and a lot of constructive feed back for other fans of the games (from which sadly you don’t make part of) i have came to terms with the new changes, i’m still dissatisfied but at least it was constructive, if the supporters of these changes had chosen to continue instead of ending it with “it had to be done sooner or later and LC happened to be the start of it” i would surely feel better, but it didn’t happened, you see they choose to stop the discussion and that is always bad, so when you tell someone to shut the fuck up, you are hindering the developing of comprehension and i say comprehension and not tolerance because comprehension means that you rationalize the facts behind an action, so you can get to a solution, where tolerance just ask for you to look a way and allow the problem continue.

            any way you are late, and unhelpful.

          • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

            Hahaha, it might be late. Never mind then. Maybe I wrong at all. Sorry dude. =

      • efaj

        Lycan doesn’t look anything like his Dota 1 counterpart…. Bounty Hunter similarly. Finally, LC and SM are relatively recent heroes on Dota 1, so, maybe they thought they don’t need to keep their looks so much?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000965148872 ‘Ploutonas Pankratios

      i want back the man legion commander protector of humans

    • http://twitter.com/Rotark john doe

      how about this: stop gettin mad at video games

    • Ve.aR

      Oh no, they made one character a girl!
      I can really see how that will drastically change not only the hero’s gameplay, but my whole life.

  • pyro123

    Tresdina looks awesome !!
    Dueling while riding a mount its not manly

    • Doomroar

      manly? but she is a woman that would be weird… a manly woman, maybe they can still put the mustache on!

      • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

        You haven’t seen how freaking manly some women can be, all the while some men turn into sissies and cower under the manly women’s skirts.

  • Gaben

    yrehehahehahehaehahehahehaheahehahehaheaheahaehehaheahhehheahehahehahehahehaheahehahehahehehahehhehahehaheahehhaehaheaheaheaheahaheaheaheaheaheaeaheaheahaeheahaeheaheaheahheaheaeahheaahea

  • Doom

    AK NAK NIMAGU

  • Jesmen

    Dat Elder Titan’s ulti !!!! nice 1 valve!!!

  • Critic

    ugly lich items… wtf are those horns???

  • Doomroar

    Skywrath has no mount =(

    but that tauren ulty looks awesome! and lord of the pit seems promising

    • karmacode

      Skywrath without a mount is ok. But Legion Commander? even in the real old-time war the commander always use mount (horse, chariot, or etc.)

      • Doomroar

        meh legion commander changed so much i don’t care no more, if she has or not a mount.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harveystorm Anderson Lima

    dreamhack won’t be for free this time :/

  • Clup

    Elder Titan is Tauren Chieftan?

    • http://twitter.com/Iroh_15 이로

      Yes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

      Yes.

      • Qade Zim Luan

        Jeez, do you comment on everything?

        • http://www.facebook.com/zaderson.DeokJeon Zade Lim Quan

          Need your CONCERN?

    • er the great

      Yeah bro, and Abbysal Underlord is Pit Lord…

  • Дэвид Литус

    The Concept Arts look gothic, dark, too awsome :) But in game models and the whole dota 2 style is not like this, like a cartoon or smth i do not know :(

  • AntoxaGray

    Legion Commander without a horse?

    I was planning to make Ezalor, Legion Commander, Chaos Knight, Abaddon, Centaur team…

  • Chewtoaster

    So Pyre/Pit Lord Is Now Abyssal Underlord

  • kakakshi

    time to fucking release a hero!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/asadsafdar Asad Ali Shah

    I like the new way to show the spells for unreleased heroes(in game screenshots that is). Keep up the god work Matt

  • eRR0R

    w8ing for terrorblade…. when they add him???

  • rawrrrz

    I’m getting excited for new heroes. Forgot about the Pit Lord ->
    Abyssal Underlord. xD

  • Abaddon

    well that explains abaddon’s texture. it wasn’t a mask but a shadow from his hood/helmet or something.

  • Mahou

    Wait, why are there only two techies?

    • er the great

      Dont know dont care….. :P

    • dadad

      Are you blind, look closely…at the barrel

  • PelleParafin

    A female LC? Lame.

  • er the great

    i think that “legion commandress” is Tresdin’s wife or daughter that took his place because Tresdin died….so this “legion commandress” will avenge her father’s grave ……I guess???

  • er the great

    hahah….did you see when that courier thing introduced bristlebog’s second skill….but what comes out is “error error error”…….maybe bristlebog isn’t done yet for now……hoping for skywrath next week….it’s one of my best heroes….hehehe

  • Alex

    Abbadon concept art is amazing!

  • dadad

    We all know who the next Hero is :D

    “Don’t run we are your friends!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

      no he’s not. zzzzzzz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniellorenzo.lambino Daniel Lorenzo Lambino

    lol that Abyssal Lord concept art.
    his face looks like Slark, his body armor is like Nyx Assassin.
    at least we finally have an idea what they’ll look like when they’re released.
    its been a month since the last hero release, i wonder if having updated avatars for Skywrath, Bristlebog, and Elder Titan means that Valve will release those 3 at the same update?

  • Uguu Wizard

    Where is Legion Commander’s mustache?

    • Panchamas

      under the bikini

  • N o D

    1. Abbadon looks Amazing

    2. Pitlord looks amazing too, what ever they pick in any of that concept is good for me

    3. Elder Titan’s Ultimate particle effect IS AWEAJWEIOJAWOIUEJAWOW!!!!!! i can’t wait to play it

    4. Legion Commander, I don’t mind if they make HIM a woman because there are too many dicks in DOTA 2, need to balance the shamwow and the shlong ratio. But i think she still needs a damn horse.

    5. Wow! he looks like Tyrael from Diablo, Amazing. But for me they should make him a woman too, the angel/valkyrie like model is amazing concept for a woman.

  • agaga

    so amazing concept arts!!

  • Savo

    Pit Lord or Shit lord. What a crap!
    Stupid art works.
    And It should be Legion Commandress, Stupid Valve!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ly.nekros David Ly

      Commander is gender-neutral. You’re the stupid one here. Think about military ranks. Don’t have separate rank names for men and women bud.

      • champion2210

        Thats because there weren’t supposed to be any females in the military from the start noob.

        • http://www.facebook.com/ly.nekros David Ly

          Doesnt matter. They refer to both men and women now regardless of sex. Words change meanings over time or have you not learned that yet?

  • TeenTerror

    No SnOwl?! :(

  • http://twitter.com/MLPZerofreaked Adam

    There’s a problem with the “Show damage” that appears on the left after you die, When I clicked it, it instantly freezes and crashes the client.

  • opeem

    Jilling Ben is the most op courier ever

  • http://twitter.com/DarkDX DarkDX

    Abyssal Underlord? Like, seriously?
    What was wrong with Pit Lord? It’s not like it’s Warcraft eclusive, this name was also used in games like Heroes of Might and Magic (III comes to my mind here) or even the Binding of Isaac to an extent (there’s a devilish item named Lord of the Pit which lets you fly, gives you wings and turns you black)…

    Other than that, more Techies art!

  • http://www.facebook.com/BadrShaheen Badr Shaheen

    NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! LEGION COMMANDER IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE FEMALE!!!!.
    just try to imagine a women saying ”I am the Legion Commander” YUCK ITS JUST NOT RIGHT WTF VALVE

    • Endo

      She can command me any day ;)

  • Le Ed

    so, when will the new cosmetics be added???

  • Le Ed

    so, when will the new cosmetics be added??? really need that lich set :D

    • MaGnuM71

      Want it too. Come on Valve, don’t you want our money?? XD

  • MaGnuM71

    No new sets in the store. :( Anyone have any idea if they are gonna add them??

  • Nazarus

    Gif? techies or skywrath?

  • Patch analysis punchliner

    I’m bit disappoint about no hero release,but,NEXT WEEK:We gonna have 2 or 3 hero release.The ultimate answer to Abaddon mount is still a horse,but with griffon head(Makes more sense than skeleton horse derp).I’m also disappoint about Legion & Skywarh don’t have mounts,but,this is easier to make cosmetics without making mount. ALSO:Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,ABADDON,ABADDON,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,ABADDON,ABADDON,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,Techies,OMG LEGION IS NOW A WOMAN,WOOOMAN.(DERP on last line)

  • Alex

    Changing names so much, Elder Titan, Ancestral Underlord. Sad.

  • TCfan

    judging by the TC materials he’s gonna look kinda like a model in second picture from concept art which i think looks awesome. Good job Valve

  • 2l33t4u

    Just a clarification for those wondering what the gif for next hero is: Matt doesn’t think we are going to see a new hero till July 4th.

    • dadad

      WHAT THE FUCKBUT SOME STUPID SHIT COSMETICS?

  • http://twitter.com/L3ros L3ros

    Looking great.

  • [T4D]Cruncher

    No mount for Skywrath then; sigh.

    I really liked the hawk, without it it doesn’t seem right.

    • Doomroar

      that’s one of the points i have been trying to make clear, but people just insist they can get away with whatever change they do, ignoring the original players. it seems mounts are getting harder to design since legion commander will neither have one along with other changes.

    • Lambdadelta

      Well, I prefer the Skywrath Mage without his mount. I mean, they changed a lot the lore of heroes such as PA or Venge. But the nice thing is that, when they changed Venge lore, they turned “Skywrath” into a new race. Sou, they couldn’t simply ignore this change in the “Skywrath” Mage. Since it’s a race of flying humanoids it would be senseless a winged man who had a winged mount. It’s not a random change of look, but a necessery change to fit the lore. I personally like it because I really enjoy when there is a connection between one or more heroes.

  • Asasa

    How do I “play” with the unreleased heroes? Want to see the skill effects

  • erohakase

    Female Legion commander is just so much happiness.

  • IAmStaka

    what the hell is Abyssal Underlord ?

    • http://twitter.com/aintnobiggy1992 baegupahyo

      pit lord dota 1

  • icaro

    TECHIES

  • er the great

    Legion Comandress the first ever female strength hero! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bleedge Eliseo Lising III

    WTF?!? Legion Commander as a girl????
    what a rip-off

  • Werny

    So many comments here that I couldn’t be sodded reading. Someone was saying if they can change Legion Commander so drastically, then why can’t they change the boring models like Earthshaker etc. Well, they’ve shown that they are starting to do that, with the new Lina model, but you’re going to have to pay for them.

  • ian

    3 heroes coming next patch? hope so

  • Alish

    Legion Commander, Tauren, Skywrath mage, Abaddon PERFECT CONCEPT ART!!!!! I like it very much, keep up the good work! First female strength, excellent idea, and skywrath mage is better than on the bird, cuz the model would be too big, and half bird half human is an original idea, and looks like archangel, what i always wanted to see in dota, well done Valve!

  • Vex

    I literally got every-single item in the game so far…

    Have a look : http://steamcommunity.com/id/LokesFury/inventory/#570

  • Vex

    I literally have all the items in the game… And I intend to harvest em all!!

    Have a look : http://steamcommunity.com/id/LokesFury/inventory/#570

    • Le Ed

      No Golden Baby Rosh? Pretty weak, man.

  • zaxx_the_ripper

    the sm looks awfull with out dragon
    but lc look sexy

  • http://www.facebook.com/attila.cz Attila Czifra

    That first Chieftain concept is sooooo EPIC. And they use that stupid troll looking shit instead… sad.

  • preshlen

    techies not coming soon for sure.. . according its model it would be hard work … yet, i expect tripple releasement next week :D

  • rockyrakster

    Next hero is skywrath mage.. only he can nuke like the independence day nuke :D

  • da_Vinci

    valve you can add command like “WHOS USED GLYPH?!”

  • Louis Hudencial

    LC as a girl is kind of badass, and holy shit the lich and centaur items are cool.

  • Ancore

    probably the elder titan is going to look like the middle concept art cause of that blue paint on his face same is on the materials :)

  • Jay

    this all is a awesome . I like abandon very perfect !!!!!

  • a b

    legion commander duel is fucking OP in pubs.