After watching the video last night in between matches, I got to watch the newest intel support hero in action! At a first glance she looks like a very fun primarily “situational dependent” ranged caster. I noticed a lot of her moves are like other characters, for instance her ultimate acts like Electrician’s cleansing shock, but is casted like Defiler’s death wave. Easily, a game changer if the player does not anticipate his or her team mates positioning.
This butterfly isn’t a beautiful gift from nature, it’s quite the opposite! As a person who strictly plays support about 80% of games, I cannot wait to play her, because of her single-target support moves. Lets talk about her ultimate shall we! From what I can tell the HoT (Healing over Time), heals about as fast as Martyr’s ultimate, but is a lot better in group fights, because you don’t risk losing your life in the process, just your mana. For all of you that are going to say “WTF? Is this kid talking about, her ultee is NOTHING like Martyrs” I know it’s not the same, I was simply describing how fast the heal ticks.
Like most intelligence heros, she is going to be squishy and very vulnerable when in a lane alone. Since she doesn’t have any sort of stun, it will be tough to escape most ganks. Personally I’d suggest trying to get a astrolabe or a ToC for mid game items. I would always try to stay with hero that has a slow, so you can take advantage of her spore spray combo.
Now, remember kids…!
IMO, the key behind any good support player is to build core stats, and always ward, ward, & finally yes WARD! The reason I like to play support heros is first off no one really likes to play them, because they don’t get kills… (If you’re a scrub!). But also because most support heros are not heavily item dependent, your team contribution is mainly skill set dependent.
Now get out there and get your P1|\/|P Slayer on!