Sunday, February 6, 2011

Heroes of Newerth

Well, after moving websites I will have a lot to catch you guys up on. I could no longer pay for the website hosting so alas it is gone for good, hopefully here I will be able to add in an archive all of the old data. On to more, or less, serious business. I will probably update frequently for the first few days to get things back up and running.

As many HoN fans know the new Hero Empath came out this weekend, a hero designed strictly for support and in not anyway meant to carry. Well, for those that know me I made a carry build anyways and will add that later but first we should discuss the hero and normal play. (All Subject to Change as Hero was just released and will probably be nerfed into oblivion)

Empath Ranged Intelligence hero - Support/Initiator

Essence Link: Creates a link between self and target enemy unit, stealing (30/45/60/75) health per second for 5 seconds. If the maximum distance is reached on the link, the life steal stops but the linked enemy is stunned (1/1.5/2/2.5) seconds.

Illusory Veil: Range 1000, Mana Cost 100, Cooldown 18 seconds, 600 Width Wall lasting for 2/3/4/5 seconds and dealing 50 dps to units within 150

 Synergy: Grants all allied heroes (0.75/1.5/2.25/3) + (0.05/0.1/0.15/0.2)% of Max health in Health Regeneration.

As One: Bonds Empath with target allied hero, buffing the host’s Attack Damage and Attack Speed by (40/60/80). While inside, Empath may cast spells and use items as normal. Grants a sub-skill, “Faster!” which grants her host a large but short speed burst.

Great sounding support,  the ability to heal herself and stun depending on what is needed, a placeable wall that unlike behemoths allies can walk through but enemies can't. Synergy is an awesomer version of Glacius' aura which gives scaling health regen, Glacius should get scaling mana, and her Ulti makes her able to sit in the middle of the fight to be able to support fully.

For builds i would suggest: Ghost Marchers - Astrolabe - Nome's Wisdom - Barrier Idol - Sheep Stick - Hellflower - then scrap Astrolabe for Codex because if the game has lasted this long the extra damage will help more than a 250 heal.

For a more Carry oriented build: Ghost Marchers - Hellflower - Sheep Stick - Codex - Spellshards - Frostwulfs skull. Granted in neither case should you expect to actually finish these builds as that is an enormous amount of farming required. Well that brings you guys up to speed on the new Hero Empath so I will post again later on other events.

~ The Lurker.

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