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Dota 2: best heroes to boost your solo MMR

Ghostru
21.12.2014

What's the best way to raise your solo rating? Many players often ask themselves this question. In this review we will reveal secrets that will guarantee you growth in solo MMR. We will try to convey the basics, and show you those characters that would be the fastest to raise your MMR.

Attention! Please note that this review is targeting those players that have a low rating. (Under 4000 MMR).

General Review:

  • Best role for raising your solo MMR: mid-lane player. Next best: hard carry.
  • You dont need to always rely on your team.
  • It is important to use a character that can kill and win in solo.
  • Avoid writing insults when you have a misunderstanding with your teammate or use voice chat.
  • While selecting your characters its better to be polite and explain why you must go to mid.
  • Do not rely on supporters. If necessary, better to buy a chicken, wards, or other consumables.
  • If your team is feeding, keep on playing. Your goal is to win!
  • Carefully consider the situation. Make every move with due deliberation. It might be better to split push than to run into a very bad battle..

Characters

 

1. Storm Spirit

 

Pros

  • Great for harassing enemies due to its passiveness.
  • High mobility due to the ultimate.
  • High split-push potential.
  • Good in 1 vs 1 in the beginning and the end of the game.
  • Great initially.

Cons

  • High reliability on mana.
  • Not mobile until the appearance of ultimate.

Skill Build

 

Item Build

Important! Always carry around the cloak of teleportation due to the characters high split-push potential.(AoE spells + good escape), it is important to leave the lane now and then.

Dont neglect buying chickens and wards. Chickens will allow you to abuse bottle and eventually capture the lane, and wards will save your life more than once.

 

2. Templar Assassin

Pros

  • Great for harassing opponents thanks to its passiveness during competent positioning.
  • Refraction allows for a lot of damage, and excellent survival.
  • Great for 1 vs 1 in all stages of the game.
  • Ultimate gives small passive look.

Cons

  • Not a lot of range when attacking Very little health and mana in the beginning of the game.
  • Average split push potential.
  • Gets better after the purchase of the dagger..

Skill Build

Item Build

 

3. Slark

Pros

  • Strong in all stages of the game.
  • Decent split-push potential.
  • Very easy to learn.
  • Can go for mid just like top/bottom.
  • Ideal for boost of solo MMR

Cons

  •  Skill and item built relies on the situation.

Skill Build

When building skills, assess the situation. Perhaps you will not need to be passive on the second skill and it is better to invest on Pounce..

Item Build

Here there is a choice between Dagger and Shadowblade. To your taste and color, but take into account that SB simply contrasts in dust, gem or sentry wards. .

 

Note: This is based on personal experience. Your own experience may be different.

 

Source of top image: http://m1sk4.deviantart.com/art/Storm-Spirit-413502712.

Author: Artem Uarabei