Battle Pass 2022 – Best Tank Heroes for Diretide

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Battle Pass 2022 – Best Tank Heroes for Diretide

These are the best tank heroes in Dota 2 that you can play with to excel in Diretide games with the Battle Pass 2022. 

Battle Pass 2022 has brought tons of exciting rewards and features to pump adrenaline through your veins. These rewards include new Personas and Arcanas for Crystal Maiden, Razor, Phantom Assassin, and Faceless Void. You can play with the Battle Pass 2022 and level up faster to unlock new treasures, emoticons, sprays, and Arcanas in Dota 2. 

Part II of the Battle Pass 2022 has introduced people to Diretide, a new seasonal game mode. Players can attack Greevils on the map to collect Taffy with their favorite Dota 2 heroes. The Taffy gathered from Greevils can be scored in enemy wells throughout the game. 

Roshan will walk out of his pit and attack the well with the most Taffy in it. Each team has 4 wells and the team to lose all 4 of their wells to Roshan will win the Diretide match. The new game mode in Dota 2 can help you ring in the festival season. These are the best tank heroes that you can play with to last longer during Diretide games. 

Wraith King

Wraith King stuns his enemies with Wraithfire Blast

Wraith King is a durable tank hero in Dota 2. He can use his skills to stun and slow enemy heroes in battles. The melee hero can summon skeletons by raising the dead to fight by his side in Diretide matches. His ulti, Reincarnation, can make it hard to kill him during team fights. 

The Strength hero has 640 HP and 291 mana at the start of the game. He has base stats of 22 Strength, 18 Intelligence, and 16 Agility. Wraith King gains 3 Strength per level. He has a base attack damage of 60 – 62, which lets him harass enemy heroes early in Diretide matches. 

He has a base movement speed of 315. Wraith King can purchase Phase Boots to increase his movement speed and attack damage. Phase Boots provides 45 movement speed, 18 attack damage, and 4 armor to the Wraith King. You can use Phase Boots to increase the movement speed of the Strength hero by 20% for 3 seconds. Phase Boots has a cooldown of 8 seconds. 

Wraithfire Blast is an ability that can be cast to stun enemy heroes. You can use Wraithfire Blast to deal up to 120 initial damage to enemy heroes in battles. Enemy units affected by Wraithfire Blast will be stunned for 2 seconds and have their movement speed slowed by 20% for 2 seconds. Wraithfire Blast also deals 80 damage per second (DPS) for the duration of the spell. It has a cooldown of 8 seconds and consumes 140 mana. 

The melee hero can regenerate a portion of his health with each attack by leveling up Vampiric Spirit. Wraith King can regain up to 30% of his attack damage with Vampiric Spirit in team fights. He can use Vampiric Spirit to summon skeletons from the corpse of dead enemy units around him. The skeletons summoned by the spell can last for up to 40 seconds. It has a cooldown of 50 seconds and requires 100 mana to be cast. 

Wraith King can use his physical attacks to devastate enemy heroes in battles. You can level up Mortal Strike to increase the critical damage of his attacks by 270%. Mortal Strike has a cooldown of 4 seconds. The passive ability can be used to destroy Taffy Guardians who are protecting the enemy wells in Diretide matches. 

His ulti, Reincarnation, can be used to resurrect himself once after dying in battles. The passive ability provides full health and mana to the Wraith King. It can take up to 3 seconds to resurrect the Strength hero using Reincarnation. All enemy units around Wraith King in a 900 radius will have their movement speed and attack speed slowed by 75% for up to 5 seconds. Reincarnation has a cooldown of 60 seconds and needs 180 mana to be used in the game. 

You can buy an Aghanim’s Shard for the Wraith King to have the mana cost of Reincarnation removed. An Aghanim’s Shard can be useful while fighting enemies, like Anti-Mage and Nyx Assassin, who can deplete the mana pool of the Wraith King. The upgraded ulti will also summon up to 3 skeletons to attack enemy units around the tank hero. 

An Aghanim’s Scepter is quite a resourceful item for Wraith King in Diretide games. You can purchase an Aghanim’s Scepter for 4200 gold in the game. Wraith King will gain 175 health, 175 mana, 10 Strength, 10 Intelligence, and 10 Agility by equipping an Aghanim’s Scepter. The upgraded ulti will delay the death of his allies in a 1200 radius by 7 seconds. 

Allies around Wraith King will also gain bonus attack speed and bonus movement speed for the duration of the delayed death. You can also make the upgraded ulti a permanent bonus for 1600 gold, leaving you with an additional slot for equipping items in Diretide matches. 

You can buy an Armlet of Mordiggian for 2500 gold in the game. Wraith King can gain 25 attack speed, 15 attack damage, 6 armor, and 5 health regeneration with Armlet of Mordiggian. You can use Armlet of Mordiggian to activate Unholy Strength. 

Wraith King gains 35 attack damage, 25 Strength, and 4 armor, while Unholy Strength is active. Unholy Strength can increase the durability of the tank hero in Diretide games while fighting Greevils and enemy heroes.

Skull Basher can be bought to strengthen the physical attacks of Wraith King. You can gain 25 attack damage and 10 Strength with Skull Basher. Each physical attack from Wraith King has a 25% chance to stun enemy units for 1.5 seconds. Enemy units stunned by Skull Basher will take up to 100 bonus damage. 

You can upgrade Skull Basher to Abyssal Blade later in the game. Armlet of Mordiggian and Skull Basher can be useful items to help Wraith King obliterate enemy heroes in Diretide matches. Wraith King is an outstanding tank hero in the game. 


Mars gets ready to win Diretide matches

Mars is a tank hero who can trap his enemies with his ulti. He can use his abilities to stun enemy heroes by having them impaled to nearby trees. He can knockback enemy heroes and deal critical damage at will to protect his allies in battles. Mars can wield his shield to block the damage from incoming attacks in Diretide games. 

The melee hero has 660 HP and 327 mana after spawning into the game. He has base stats of 23 Strength, 21 Intelligence, and 20 Agility. Mars gains 3.7 Strength per level. He has a base attack damage of 49 – 57, letting him take down Greevils faster in Diretide matches with the Battle Pass 2022. 

Mars can use Spear of Mars to throw his weapon toward an enemy unit. Spear of Mars can hit enemy units with a projectile speed of 900. Enemy units hit by Spear of Mars take up to 325 damage and are stunned for 2.6 seconds. It has a cooldown of 12 seconds and consumes 130 mana in the game. 

He can knockback enemy units in a 500 distance in front of him by using God’s Rebuke. Enemy units affected by God’s Rebuke can take up to 270% critical damage. God’s Rebuke has a cooldown of 10 seconds and consumes 90 mana. 

Mars can use Bulwark to shield himself from incoming damage. All physical attacks that are tanked by Mars have their damage reduced by 70% and the attacks from the side are reduced by 35%. 

You can purchase Vanguard to be able to tank more damage while playing Mars in Diretide games. Vanguard provides 250 health and increases the health regeneration rate of Mars by 7. Mars gains a 60% chance to block 64 melee damage. Vanguard can increase the effectiveness of Bulwark while tanking attacks in Diretide matches. 

His ulti, Arena of Blood, can be used to surround enemy units in a 550 radius. Enemy units standing within the Arena of Blood will not be able to walk out of the structure. These enemy units that are trapped inside his ulti can take 225 damage while standing at the edges of Arena of Blood. His ulti has a cooldown of 90 seconds and requires 250 mana. 

Blade Mail can be bought for Mars to return damage from incoming attacks. Mars will be provided with 28 attack damage and 6 armor. He can activate Blade Mail to return 80% of incoming damage for 5.5 seconds. It has a cooldown of 25 seconds and needs 25 mana. 

Aeon Disk will help Mars to last longer during battles in Diretide matches. The item provides 250 health and 300 mana to Mars. Aeon Disk will activate after Mars’ health falls below 70%, reducing all incoming damage by 100% for 2.5 seconds. It will also increase the status resistance of Mars by 75%. Aeon Disk has a cooldown of 165 seconds. 

You can use Spear of Mars to gather more Taffy from Greevils during Diretide games with Mars. The tank hero can use God’s Rebuke and Arena of Blood to destroy Taffy Guardians in Diretide matches. Mars is among the strongest tank heroes in Dota 2.  

Heart of Tarrasque provides 250 health and 45 Strength to Mars. It also increases the health regeneration rate of Mars by 1.6% of Mars’ max health. Heart of Tarrasque costs 5000 gold in the game. 

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