DOTA 2 Gets New Templar Assassin Hero, Lanaya
ByDate: 07-16-2012 Views:
Valve has announced the details of a new patch for their MOBA title DOTA 2, adding a number of fixes to the game experience and introducing a new hero, called Lanaya, which is described as a Templar Assassin.
Lanaya the Templar Assassin is a short-ranged Agility hero capable of dealing huge bursts of Physical damage to swathes of enemies with expert positioning and timing. Unlike most physical damage dealers, Lanaya reaches her damage potential quite early and then scales up from that point with carry items, letting her Gank with impunity throughout the mid-game, and her range changes from a melee hero to a ranged hero with short reach as she levels Psi Blades.
Her Psionic Traps provide map control and the ability to chase down fleeing heroes from up to 2000 range, and Refraction and Meld lets you shrug off high-damage nukes and disjoint projectiles. With a Blink Dagger, Lanaya can quickly materialize in the enemy team's weakest flank and shred several heroes at once with her Meld and Psi Blades.
As one of the most timing and positioning-intensive heroes in the game, Templar Assassin is recommended for Advanced players.
The patch also fixes a range of problems that the community reported in DOTA 2 and an exhaustive list can be found on the official Steam page.
The highlights include better bots, there are new chests that are opened with keys from the DOTA 2 store and a new announcer.
DOTA 2 is Valve’s attempt to deliver a hit in the Massive Online Battle Arena genre and the company currently has the game in beta stage, with no clear launch date announced yet.