Who is the Dark Willow in the Latest DOTA 2 Update: The Dueling Fates?
Author: James Mark Gallawan
Valve released their latest DOTA 2 update: The Dueling Fates. This features the two new heroes: Pangolier and Dark Willow. In addition, the two heroes also have an immortal debut item. These are available in the Emblems of the Dueling Fates bundle.
The Dueling Fates bundle also contains a courier, a ward set and taunts for both heroes. In addition, dueling fates introduces the 7.07 Gameplay Update. This is about the new ranked seasons for MMR, a new exciting game mode, an upgrade for the guide system, and much more.
The Dark Willow
MireskaSunbreeze is also known as the Dark Willow. She’s a trickster, a manipulator, and rebellious. Mireska’s lore is far darker than you’ve imagined. She burnt down her family estate because of boredom.
Valve categorizes Dark Willow as a support hero, a nuker, a disabler,and an escape artist. Her skillset below shows what a trickster and a wonderful support Mireska can be. Indeed, Dark Willow possesses various abilities that are as dreadful as her lore tells.
Bramble Maze isMireska’s first ability. Mireska can create a maze of brambles that enables her to bind enemies that walk across the maze. Mireska can then summon eight brambles that deal 100 damage and 1-second root duration to enemies. Its damage and root duration increase by 50 and 0.5 seconds respectively as the ability levels up. Bramble’s duration lasts for 15 seconds.
Mireska’s second ability is Shadow Realm. It’s an escape ability that allows Dark Willow to recede into shadows. Thus, making her untouchable. This enables her to increase her next attack range and deals bonus magic damage to enemies. However, attacking disables the ability, thus ending Shadow Realm. In addition, the damage scale of her next attack depends on how long she remains under the effect of Shadow Realm.
Her third ability, cursed crown enables Dark Willow to bestow a curse to enemies. After a four seconds delay, the target and nearby enemies are stunned for 2 seconds. A dreadful AOE stunned with a stun radius of 325 that is essential in team-fights. This is an ability which makesMireska a hero to be wary of.
Bedlam and Terrorize
Willow’s ultimate technique, the Bedlam and Terrorize. This is an ultimate ability that brings havoc or fear to the enemies.
Bedlam is an ability where Mireska’s companion, Jex, will circle her for 4 seconds duration at a roaming radius of 200 attacking nearby enemies. Bedlam is a damaging ability that dish 75 damage and can be upgradable to 225 max damage. In addition, Jex attacking radius is 300 and will attack at an interval of 0.25 seconds. However, Bedlam is unusable while Terrorize is active.
Terrorize, on the other hand, is an extreme disabling ability. Mireska will release her pet, Jex, to terrorize her enemies. After a short delay, all enemies affected will be trembling with fear forcing them to retreat and return to their base. However, this ability is unusable when Bedlam is active.
Dark Willow’s Talent Tree
Mireska’s talent tree is as dreadful as her abilities. Mireska’s abilities can be enhanced by enabling her talent at level 10,15,20, and 25 respectively. At level 10, you may enhance her cast range by 125 or increase her damage to 20. In addition, by level 15, you may choose between an addition of 40 movement speed or to have an ability that generates 90 gold/min.
Her third talent is quite naughty. You may choose from a 10% Spell Life steal or to an increase of 300 Shadow Realm Maximum Damage. And lastly, at level 25, a dreadful increase of 200 attack speed or an additional of 1 second terrorize duration.
Dark Willow’s ability set and talent tree are extraordinary. With amazing disables, escape ability and solid damage sources, Dark Willow certainly creates an impact to players. Invite your friends and start filling your mind with creative strategies to release the full strength of this new hero, the Dark Willow. Have fun and enjoy the thrill the game will give you.
Source : http://game360.co/2017/11/what-new-dota-2-update-dueling-fates/ Game360.co