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Sofia Qyvalar Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:29am
"Converting" a friend from League
I might have managed to convince a friend of mine to switch to DotA from that other game, but his first match (which he did without me, the fool!) he got roflstomped and I might risk losing him immediately

What hero should I let him use that facilitates the switch?
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Dank_Trainer Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:33am 
In which position did he play in LoL (adc, ap, top, support...)?
Sofia Qyvalar Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:43am 
I don't know the LoL meta a lot, but he is a stellar top player (Singed especially), plays Leona and many other aggressive supports
Captain Hindsight Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:46am 
Well i always found sniper a super easy pick. Just tell him to try that and if anyone even looks at him funny to back off and just do "pester" damage.

Hopefully once he understands the basic flow of how builds work and the new map, he can then try the other heroes. Maybe even doom or terrorblade are good choices to try as well.
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Dank_Trainer Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:48am 
If he likes aggressive supports, tell him to play support Mirana, clock, windrunner IMO. They can be a bit tricky but coming from lol he will adapt fast to DotA skillshots.
MeliA.Ryden Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:48am 
sniper or drow..just hit from far..
Dank_Trainer Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:50am 
C'mon, don't tell him braindead heroes, he might want to have fun playing ¬¬
Cap Cube Feb 10, 2014 @ 7:07am 
Originally posted by RGC Dark >Glass of Water<:
C'mon, don't tell him braindead heroes, he might want to have fun playing ¬¬
implying Sniper isn't fun to play >_>
he is actually, if you go stats only.
Deepbluediver Feb 10, 2014 @ 7:10am 
Did you not prepare him properly for the transition? League and DotA are different animals, and if you go from one to the other expecting to be able to do all the same stuff, of course there is going to be a shock.

Since DotA punishes mistakes much more than League (from what I've heard), I would advise him to pick a durable hero and concentrate on not-dying. People will probably criticize someone more harshly for dying than for not being aggressive enough, and the more time you spend alive the easier it is to practice and learn the game.

What hero did he try to use in his first match?
Personally, I recommend Omniknight (heals and defensive abilities), Tidehunter (passive defense, large health pool, easy to use Ult), Warlock (heals, good pushing, and good ult), or Dragon Knight (stun, passive heal, fun ult).
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Date Posted: Feb 10, 2014 @ 6:29am
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