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Balanar, the Night Stalker Guide by iQ-w00t

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This guide was created by iQ-w00t, thank you!


1. Core idea of the balanar strategy
2. The Hero balanar
3. Skilling
4. Items
5. Strategy

1. Core idea of the balanar strategy

I was playing a game of -ar and i got Balanar.. it had been a while but i knew what had to be done!

If you view the skills of balanar you notice its all focused on the night!

so obviously the night is where balanars strategy lies. I will explain a guide of total domination with balanar.

2. The Hero Balanar

Balanar – The Night Stalker

Range: 100 | | Move Speed: 295 | Primary: STR
Str: 23 + 2.8 | Agi: 18 + 2.25 | Int: 16 + 1.25
Damage: 47 – 51 | HP: 587 | Mana: 208
HP Regen: 0.94 | Mana Regen: 0.65
Attack Speed: 1.39 (+ 18% IAS) | Armor: 5.5

Void (V)

Creates a damaging void. If cast at night, slows the target for 4 seconds.
Level 1 – Deals 90 damage.
Level 2 – Deals 160 damage.
Level 3 – Deals 255 damage.
Level 4 – Deals 335 damage.
Mana Cost: 90/ 112/ 130/ 145
Cooldown: 7
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Farm 4 Fame Final: MYM ownz mouz

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

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WC3 Version: 1.22
Map Version: v6.52e
Mode: -AP Draft
Format: Best of 3

Download Game 1 replay
Download Game 2 replay

Game 1:

MYM Mouz
Banned heroes: Visage
Dragon Knight
MYM Mouz
First pick: - Zeus
Puck / Spectre
- Warlock / Earthshaker
Luna / Akasha
- Nerub / Potm
Last pick: Pitlord

Game 2:

MYM Mouz
Banned heroes: Visage Chen
Dragon Knight Omniknight
Broodmother Pitlord
Terrorblade Spectre

MYM Mouz
First pick: Luna -
- Puck /Tidehunter
Warlock / Zeus -
- Beastmaster / Akasha
Shaker / Potm -
Last pick: - Shadow Fiend

My congratulations to MYM, nice done!

Elemental Fury – A guide to playing The Invoker by Amplirage

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

This guide was created by Amplirage, really good job!

  1. Introduction
  2. Stats
  3. Skills
  4. Item Build
  5. Skill Build
  6. Early Game
  7. Middle Game
  8. Late Game
  9. Conclusion
The Invoker, his name portrays the raw elemental firepower that this mage can harness. Be it casting devastating spells that turn tables of battles or empowering himself with the fury of the elements, the Invoker is not one to by trifled with. Foes who stand up against him are brought down by his sheer power and combinations of devastating spells capable of destroying even the strongest and toughest warriors. Cowards who run are sent to their makers with a sudden gust of fearsome wind or an explosion of solar radiation. Commanding the power of the elements, Fire, Ice and Lightning, the Invoker brings opponents to their knees in seconds. This hero made his first appearance in DotA some time ago as a very Imbalanced hero. He had a HUGE arsenal of spells at his fingertips. This was good and bad at the same time. Icefrog removed him and promised to remake him. Now, he is back, more balanced but still very powerful. The Invoker is by far one of the most versatile heroes in the game. He can be the team’s DPSer, Caster, Ganker, Pusher, heck, he can tank quite a lot of damage too with his insane hp regeneration. His movement and attack speed can also bee boosted to suit your every need. Last and most important, he has a damage booster that can really turn him into a fearsome DPS caster that can out-match even some of the heroes that were made for DPS themselves. This is all good but there is a catch. Mastering the Invoker takes time, patience and micro skill. Do not get frustrated if you do not get the hang of him at the first few tries. This is what my guide is here for. My aim this time is to unveil the secrets of the Invoker to all players, pro and new players alike. Now, without further ado, I present my guide.

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DotA Allstars 6.54b AIplus v1.52 Revision 05 Released

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Dota Allstars Loading Screen If you like to play in DotA Allstars with AI-controlled enemies then it’s time to update your map cause new version came up.

Download DotA 6.54b AIplus v1.52 Revision 05


It behaves the same as the original AI, and has only been updated to account for balance changes, new item recipes, and most new features. As such, some new content does not work fully with the AI yet.


Known bugs with AI:

-AI don’t properly react to -nb, -nm and -nt modes
-Some exploits that should have been fixed are still in the game…just don’t use them. If you really want to cheat against AI, just use -test
-Playing the game in -dm or -mm will cause the game to lock up after a while

Some commands have yet to be implemented properly:
-rd (the new one in 6.53, -rd is in the game but done the same way pre-6.53)

Additionally, I have added two Fun Taverns in the lower right corner. Currently includes fifteen legacy heroes (possibly more in the future): Old Invoker (6.12b), Old Lifestealer (6.48b), Old Silencer (6.12b), Gambler (6.06), Old Morphling (5.84b), Old Stealth Assassin (5.84b), Old Pudge (5.51), Old Chen (5.64), Old Medusa (5.84b), Void Demon (3.0d), Rider (5.72), God of Wind (6.01), Flame Lord (5.51), Avatar of Vengeance (6.32b), and Astral Trekker (3.0d).

To access the fun taverns, type -fun within the first 15 seconds of the game. Note that Fun Tavern heroes do not have AI scripts and will not buy items or use/learn skills.

6.54b Port of AI+ and -fun content by BuffMePlz.

Short Guide to Enigma, the Darchrow by louie_law

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

This guide was created by louie_law, thanks!
Writer’s Foreword:I have decided to write a guide for enigma because I have seen its true power and I have made destruction in pub games.I wrote this guide to share my knowledge of enigma. Enjoy!

Table of Contents
skils and meet darchrow
pros and cons
skill build
core items
good allies
bad enemies

Skills and Meet Darchrow

Darchrow – The Enigma
Range: 500 | | Move Speed: 300 | Primary: INT
Str: 16 + 2.1 | Agi: 14 + 1 | Int: 20 + 3.4
Damage: 42 – 48 | HP: 454 | Mana: 260
HP Regen: 0.73 | Mana Regen: 0.81
Attack Speed: 1.46 (+ 14% IAS) | Armor: 4

Malefice (F)
Focuses Darchow’s hatred on a target, causing it to take damage over time and become repeatedly stunned.
Lasts 2/4/4/6 seconds.
Level 1 – 30 damage every 2 seconds.
Level 2 – 40 damage every 2 seconds.
Level 3 – 65 damage every 2 seconds.
Level 4 – 80 damage every 2 seconds.
Mana Cost: 110/ 130/ 150/ 160
Cooldown: 15

Note:A very nice skill indeed,if at level 4 malefice it deals 240 damage and a 6 second over all stun!

Conversion ©
Splits a friendly creep into 3 malevolant aspects of itself, coming under your control. Lasts 30 seconds.
Level 1 – Spawns 3 Lesser Eidolons.
Level 2 – Spawns 3 Eidolons.
Level 3 – Spawns 3 Greater Eidolons.
Level 4 – Spawns 3 Dire Eidolons.
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