Battle Pass 2022 – Best Melee Heroes for Diretide

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Battle Pass 2022 – Best Melee Heroes for Diretide

These are the best melee heroes in Dota 2 that you can play to dominate Diretide matches with the Battle Pass 2022. 

Diretide is the new seasonal game mode for Dota 2 players. People with the Battle Pass 2022 can play Diretide matches to collect Taffy from Greevils around the map. You can score the Taffy collected from Greevils in enemy wells to get Roshan to destroy them. 

Each player in Diretide matches can ride a mount to get across the different regions of the map faster during the game. There are four wells provided to each team in a Diretide game. Roshan will attack the well with the most Taffy every few minutes in the game. 

The team to lose all 4 of their wells first will lose the Diretide match. Take a look at the best melee heroes you can play to win more Diretide games with the Battle Pass 2022 in Dota 2. 

Chaos Knight

Chaos Knight uses Chaos Bolt to stun his enemies

Chaos Knight is a carry hero who can use his physical attacks to clobber enemy heroes in Diretide matches. The melee hero can stun his opponents and teleport to them to prevent them from running away during team fights in the new seasonal game mode. 

The carry hero has 640 HP and 291 mana at the start of the game. He has base stats of 22 Strength, 18 Agility, and 18 Intelligence. Chaos Knight gains 3.2 Strength per level. He has a base armor of 5 that allows him to fight Greevils early in the game without taking increased damage while collecting Taffy. 

Chaos Knight is among the fastest heroes in Dota 2. He has a base movement speed of 325 that lets him chase enemy heroes across the Diretide map. You can purchase Power Threads for Chaos Knight to increase his movement speed and attack speed. 

Power Threads provides 45 movement speed and 25 attack speed to the melee hero. The item also provides 10 Strength that can be toggled anytime for more mana or attack speed during the game. Power Threads costs 1400 gold in the game. 

He has a base attack damage of 51 – 81. You can buy a Bracer right after you spawn into the game for bonus Strength and health for the Chaos Knight. The Strength hero gains 5 Strength, 2 Agility, 2 Intelligence, 2 armor, and 0.75 health regeneration with the item. Bracer can be purchased for 505 gold in Diretide matches. 

The Strength hero can use Chaos Bolt to stun his enemies in battles. Chaos Bolt deals up to 300 damage and can disable an enemy unit for up to 4 seconds. It has a cooldown of 10 seconds and consumes 140 mana. 

People who have just started playing Diretide matches can max out Chaos Bolt early to prevent enemy heroes from collecting Taffy in the game. The increased stun duration from Chaos Bolt can be used to ambush enemy heroes on the map while they try to attack Greevils around Roshan on the map. 

You can use Reality Rift to pull an opponent closer to you during team fights. Reality Rift has a cast range of 700 and pulls enemy heroes toward Chaos Knight to prevent them from fleeing. Enemy units hit by Reality Rift have their armor reduced by 7, allowing Chaos Knight and his allies to deal bonus damage to enemy heroes in Diretide matches. Reality Rift has a cooldown of 6 seconds and needs 50 mana to be used. 

Chaos Knight has a huge capacity to deal physical damage to his opponents. You can level up Chaos Strike to deal more damage during battles. The passive ability grants Chaos Knight a 33% chance to deal up to 245% critical damage with each hit. These attacks also provide a 50% critical Lifesteal that regenerates a portion of your health. 

His ulti, Phantasm, can be used to create illusions of the Chaos Knight in Diretide games. You can summon up to 3 illusions that deal 100% of his attack damage to his enemies in battles. Illusions created by Phantasm can deal up to 325% damage from incoming attacks. Phantasm has a cooldown of 75 seconds and requires 175 mana. 

You can purchase an Aghanim’s Scepter to improve Phantasm. The upgraded ulti will allow Chaos Knight to create illusions of his allied heroes during team fights. It will also create an additional illusion for the Chaos Knight. 

You can use Phantasm with an Aghanim’s Scepter to distract enemy heroes in Diretide matches. The illusions can be used to take down Taffy Guardians to let your allies deposit more Taffy in the enemy wells during the game. 

Echo Sabre will significantly increase the attack damage and attack speed of Chaos Knight. The melee hero will gain 15 attack damage, 13 Strength, 10 attack speed, 10 Intelligence, and 1.75 mana regeneration by purchasing an Echo Sabre. The item costs 2500 gold in the game. 

Chaos Knight can strike his opponents twice in quick succession using Echo Strike. The passive ability, Echo Strike, provided by Echo Sabre decreases the movement speed of his targets by 100% for 0.8 seconds. Echo Strike has a cooldown of 6 seconds. 

You can purchase Diffusal Blade for Chaos Knight to let him hunt for heroes on the Diretide map. Diffusal Blade provides up to 15 Agility and 10 Intelligence to the melee hero. Each attack from Chaos Knight can drain up to 40 mana per hit while Diffusal Blade is equipped. The illusions summoned by his ulti, Phantasm, can also drain mana with each hit. 

Diffusal Blade has an active ability, Inhibit, that allows Chaos Knight to strike enemy units and slow them down. Inhibit can be used on enemy heroes to decrease their movement speed by 100% for 4 seconds. It has a cooldown of 15 seconds. Chaos Knight can use Inhibit after using Reality Rift to increase the chances of getting a kill during battles in Diretide matches. 

You can create more illusions of Chaos Knight using Manta Style. Chaos Knight can summon 2 illusions at any time using Manta Style to attack his enemies. These illusions deal 33% of his attack damage and last for up to 20 seconds. Manta Style has a cooldown of 30 seconds and consumes 125 mana. The item costs 4600 gold in the game. 

Players can choose Chaos Knight to rip enemy heroes to shreds in Diretide matches. You can equip items like Manta Style, Diffusal Blade, and Echo Sabre to strengthen your attacks against your opponents in the new seasonal game mode. 

Faceless Void

Faceless Void uses Time Walk to avoid incoming attacks

Faceless Void is an Agility hero who can bash his enemies and deal bonus damage with every hit from his weapon. He can use his abilities to teleport to nearby locations and avoid taking damage during battles. Faceless Void can be used to score more Taffy in enemy wells in Diretide games with the Battle Pass 2022. 

The melee hero has a base HP of 600 and a base mana pool of 255. He has base stats of 19 Agility, 20 Strength, and 15 Intelligence. The Agility hero gains 3 Agility per level. He has an increased base attack damage of 56 – 62, which lets him kill more Greevils during Diretide matches. 

You can take at least one level of Time Walk to prevent taking damage early in the game. Time Walk can be used to teleport up to 650 distance at level 1. Faceless Void will backtrack any damage taken in the last 2 seconds after using Time Walk. You can max out Time Walk to increase the teleportation distance to 800. Time Walk has a cooldown of 6 seconds and needs 40 mana. 

Faceless Void can use Time Dilation to increase the cooldown duration of his enemy’s abilities. Enemy units affected by Time Dilation have the cooldown of their spells increased for 8 seconds. Faceless Void will gain bonus damage per second (DPS) for each extended cooldown. Time Dilation has a cooldown of 16 seconds and requires 90 mana. 

Time Lock is a passive ability that gives Faceless Void a 24% chance to deal bonus damage per hit. Physical attacks from the melee hero can deal up to 30 bonus damage while Time Lock is activated. Enemy units affected by Time Lock are stunned for 0.7 seconds. You can increase the bonus damage dealt by Time Lock by 70 at level 20 through the Talent Tree. 

His ulti, Chronosphere, can be used in Diretide matches to kill enemy heroes without taking damage. All enemy units trapped inside Chronosphere will be disabled for up to 5 seconds. Chronosphere has a radius of 500. It has a cooldown of 140 seconds and consumes 300 mana. You can also use Chronosphere to destroy Taffy Guardians and help your allies score more Taffy in enemy wells in Diretide games. 

You can purchase Monkey King Bar for Faceless Void to increase your attack speed. Monkey King Bar costs 4975 gold in the game. Faceless Void gains 45 attack speed and 40 attack damage by purchasing Monkey King Bar. The item grants an 80% chance to deal 70 bonus damage to his enemies with each hit. 

Daedalus can be bought for 5150 gold. Faceless Void gains 88 attack damage with Daedalus in Diretide matches. Physical attacks have a 30% chance to deal 225% critical damage per hit while Daedalus is equipped in his inventory. You can easily annihilate enemy heroes and Taffy Guardians while playing Faceless Void in Diretide matches with the Battle Pass 2022. 

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