Howdy! I hope you are all safe and sound. Previously we discussed the most requested pos-3 personages of the current patch. However, Dota 2 does not end with core heroes only. As the saying goes, behind carry's back, there is a faithful assistant and primary support on the lane. Below Cyber-sport.io talks about meta supports recommended to pick on 7.32c. Let’s go down the business!
Donkey’s times have passed since the last patch, and the support pool has not changed that much. Dozens of players pos-4/5 still prefer to pick a good old win-win Lion and Ogre Magi double combo. To my mind, I don’t even need to explain why these heroes “fell in love” with the players so much. First thing first, Ogre and Lion are solid lane supports who also disclose their potential in the late game as well. They do not lose their aptitude, but gradually gain it.
Secondly, this hero-combo has a large amount of long-term control and volcanic magic damage abilities. Just try to pass through your mind that Lion can hold on to a single target for approximately 6.6 seconds. Simultaneously Ogre Magi, with his Multicast, can keep you out of the stun!
Moreover, Ogre, unlike Lion, has significant HP points, so he isn’t afraid to harass lane opponents. At the same time, Lion spoils the lives of its opponents without much difficulty spamming Mana Drain and Spike. Their pick rate confirms the relevance of these characters. Lion + Ogre Magi are the most popular heroes among players in any rank division. If you don't trust me, let’s check Dotabuff.
Where were we? Supps combos! I recommend you pay attention to Jakiro + Warlock's chaotic mix. Jakiro has an extensive attack range, Liquid fire slow, and deals pure damage with Macropyre. Two-head dragon has one of the most decisive Ultimates in the game, which, in conjunction with other heroes that can stun the enemy, grants an incredible advantage in fights. Jakiro feels excellent in both attack and defense. In the last patch, he was much stronger, even considering some nerfs, he did not become much weaker.
In combo with Jakiro, it’s impossible to pass by Warlock. Warlock also deserves his place on this list. He is not as popular with the players and has a pick rate of only 5 percent, but the hero's win rate of 51% tells us a lot. Warlock is not as mobile as everyone would like him to be, but simultaneously, the character is one of the strongest lane healers among supports pos-5. Players usually purchase Aghanim's Shard so that Shadow Word's healing will spread to an area and affect all allies.
Super annoying Fatal Bonds in the lane transform into terrifying, brutal spells, especially for opponents with low HP. Let’s imagine how much damage Macropyre deals under the Fatal Bonds effect mixed with Golem stun + Ice Path. That’s why Jakiro and Warlock combination is the most dangerous in the late game, and even Black King Bar can’t save your enemies.
From my point of view, Warlock could become much more popular if Valve replaced his 3rd skill, which puts Warlock in a very uncomfortable position, completely immobilized.
Bane, without a doubt, is situational support, which is uncommon in the ranks of the general public. Why is it so difficult to play on Bane? Today, it is necessary to have control over more than one target. On the other hand, Bane exclusively targets only the most harmful enemies, but his abilities can be interrupted. Without Ult, Bane is an easy solo frag for any core, especially if he has BKB.
However, you can play mobile aggressively, so nobody canceled Fiend’s Grip. And Dark Willow assists us in realizing it. It is vital to fix enemies, both in the lanes and in the game. DW efficiently manages this mission. Bane can fully cast the Fiend's Grip thanks to a variety of disables, including two types of stun and fear. She is one of the first to rush into battle because Bedlam deals AOE damage. To summarize, Willow is ideally fit for Bane, and their combo is still dangerous if you play accurately and smartly.
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