HoN ‘Blacksmith’ Category
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
The Big Hero Guide – Updated for 1.47
My own notes: Im going to overlook the Boots area. Personally i dont think that Steam Boots are junk. The Boots Changes reminds me alot of how Dota used to be before the introduction of Phase Boots (old enhanced marchers), 6.49-6.54. Back then Casters could get Steam Boots for fast stats to add to their survivability. Same principels here. Attack speed bonus gone, but the boot is cheaper and faster, and gives more stats. I consider them to be pretty good boots. New Enhanced Marchers are however very good due to their big increase of MS. Keep in mind that the IAS bonus isnt that good in late game. You are fast with them but more squishy. Post Haste are very strong and can be used for every hero if you have good farm and the game is low on action in early game.
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Blacksmith is a rather unique hero in Heroes of Newerth. A melee hero with above average starting armor, strength, strength gain, and base damage, the blacksmith is actually a intelligence-based nuke supporter who keeps his team strong (or at least fast) and the other team weak. His stats and skills are each direct ports of the Ogre Magi from DotA, but as with most heroes of HoN he received a significant aesthetic upgrade with the port.
How we will play blacksmith in this guide is as an early game ganker with late game team support. His excellent starting strength and strength gain, coupled with a spell that allows for a significant speed boost, allows us to focus on intelligence and support related items without having to worry about our survivablity.
Pros and cons