Battle Pass 2022 – Hardest Utility Heroes in Cavern Crawl

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Battle Pass 2022 – Hardest Utility Heroes in Cavern Crawl

Take a look at the hardest utility heroes in Cavern Crawl that you can play during Battle Pass 2022.

Dota 2 players looking for a challenge can try to complete Cavern Crawl while The International 2022 draws to an epic conclusion. Cavern Crawl offers dozens of heroes to play and rewards its players with tons of battle points in treasure chests spread throughout the map. 

The latest map of Cavern Crawl provides Mythical sets that are a visual treat for Dota 2 fans around the world. You can take part in Cavern Crawl and play as utility heroes, carry heroes, and support heroes to obtain new skins for Slardar, Juggernaut, and Crystal Maiden. Here are the hardest utility heroes that you can play to unlock the Stonefish Renegade set for Slardar in Cavern Crawl. 


Bristleback guards himself against incoming damage

Bristleback is a reliable tank hero who can deal damage to multiple enemies with his quills. He can be a dominating hero once he gets his hands on his core items. Many people play Bristleback to counter carry heroes with high attack damage in the enemy’s team. 

The Strength hero has a base HP of 640 and base mana pool of 243. He has base stats of 22 Strength, 17 Agility, and 14 Intelligence. Bristleback gains 2.5 Strength per level. He has 3.8 armor at the start of the game, providing Bristleback plenty of protection against incoming damage. 

The melee hero has 52 – 58 attack damage when he spawns into the game. You can purchase a Headdress for Bristleback during early game to grant him 2.5 health regeneration per second. Headdress will also provide 2 health regeneration per second for his allies in a 1200 radius. 

Headdress costs 425 gold in the game. You can upgrade Headdress to a Pipe of Insight later in the game to increase the health regeneration rate of Bristleback. Pipe of Insight will also grant Bristleback 30% magic resistance, guarding him against magical spells from nukers in the lane. 

You can take Viscous Nasal Goo to slow down enemy units. Bristleback can use Viscous Nasal Goo to reduce the armor of his enemies by 2 and slow their movement speed by 15%. Viscous Nasal Goo can be stacked up to 4 times, reducing the armor and slowing the movement speed of his opponents per stack. It has a low cooldown of 1.8 seconds and consumes 24 mana. 

Quill Spray is an amazing ability that deals damage to all nearby enemy units in a 700 radius. Bristleback can deal up to 85 base damage with Quill Spray and an additional 34 damage per stack. Quill Spray has a cooldown of 3 seconds and requires 35 mana. 

You can buy Arcana Boots to be able to nuke enemies with Viscous Nasal Goo and Quill Spray. Arcane Boots costs 1300 gold in the game and provides 250 mana to Bristleback. The Strength hero will gain 45 movement speed with Arcane Boots and allows Bristleback to replenish 175 mana to allies in a 1200 radius. Arcane Boots has a cooldown of 55 seconds. 

Players can take at least one level of his ability, Bristleback, before the first 5 minutes of the game. The passive ability will increase the durability of Bristleback. Any incoming damage from the back of Bristleback is reduced by 40% and any damage dealt to the side of Bristleback is reduced by up to 20%. If Bristleback absorbs 200 damage, he will release a Quill Spray of the current level to ward off enemies in battles. 

The Talent Tree of Bristleback has a varied set of bonuses that you can use to turn Bristleback into a solid tank hero in the game. You can increase the mana regeneration rate, attack damage, health regeneration, Quill stack damage, and spell Lifesteal of Bristleback through the Talent Tree. 

His ulti, Warpath, is a passive ability that increases the damage per stack and movement speed of Bristleback with each spell he casts. You can increase the total number of stacks of his abilities to 10 through Warpath. Bristleback’s ulti lets him increase the stack duration of his skills to last for up to 20 seconds. 

Eternal Shroud is a spectacular item for Bristleback. The item can cost 3300 gold in the game and provides 25% magic resistance, 8.5 health regeneration rate, and 20% spell Lifesteal to the melee hero. Bristleback can also activate Eternal Shroud to absorb up to 400 magic damage and convert it into mana. The active ability of Eternal Shroud has a cooldown of 45 seconds and consumes 50 mana. 

Heart of Tarrasque is a core item for Bristleback. The Strength hero can gain up to 45 Strength, 250 health, and 1.6% of his maximum health as health regeneration through Heart of Tarrasque. It can cost players 5000 gold in the game.

Pipe of Insight, Eternal Shroud, Heart of Tarrasque, Blade Mail, and Assault Cuirass are a few core items for Bristleback. You can try equipping a combination of these items to help you overcome the hardest utility heroes in Cavern Crawl.  


Doom stands tall against his enemies

Doom is a terrifying tank hero in Dota 2. He can learn new abilities to pester his enemies and gain bonus gold from mitigating neutral creeps. He can set the ground on fire to deal damage per second (DPS) to enemy units around him. His ulti can be used to prevent his opponents from using their abilities in battle. 

The melee hero has a base attack damage of 58 – 68. He has an exceptional base armor of 5.5 in the game. The increased attack damage and armor let Doom farm faster in the lane without taking much damage. 

He can use Devour to consume neutral creeps to earn bonus gold. Creeps consumed by Devour can grant up to 200 bonus gold to Doom. It can also increase the armor of Doom by 7. Devour has a cooldown of 60 seconds and needs 70 mana to be used. It can grant Doom 15% magical resistance at level 10. Devour can also be used to consume ancient creeps after reaching level 15 through the Talent Tree. 

Doom can use Scorched Earth to deal 60 DPS to all enemy units in a 600 radius. The Strength hero gains up to 15% movement speed for 16 seconds with Scorched Earth. It has a cooldown of 35 seconds and requires 90 mana. 

The Strength hero can purchase Echo Sabre to gain 15 attack damage, 13 Strength, 10 Intelligence, 10 attack speed, and 1.75 mana regeneration. Physical attacks from Doom cause his opponents to be slowed by 100% for 0.8 seconds through the passive ability, Echo Strike. Doom can hit his enemies twice in quick succession with Echo Strike to deal bonus attack damage. Echo Sabre can be bought for 2500 gold in the game. 

Doom can root his enemies and prevent them from escaping by equipping Rod of Atos. The item can be used to root enemies for up to 2 seconds. Rod of Atos grants 24 Intelligence, 12 Strength, and 12 Agility to Doom. The item costs 2750 gold. 

The melee hero can use Infernal Blade to stun his opponents for 0.6 seconds. Infernal Blade can deal up to 50 DPS and 4% of the max health of its targets as damage for 4 seconds. Doom can cast Infernal Blade once every 4 seconds and it requires 40 mana. 

Many people consider Doom to be among the hardest utility heroes in Cavern Crawl. His ulti, Doom, can be used to deal up to 60 Pure damage to his opponents. Enemy heroes affected by Doom will not be able to use their abilities for 16 seconds. Doom has a cooldown of 145 seconds and needs 300 mana to be cast. His ulti also applies a break on passive abilities after reaching level 25 in the game.


Tidehunter uses Anchor Smash to deal damage

Tidehunter is a Strength hero who is extremely good at initiating combat in Dota 2. The melee hero can reduce the armor of his enemies and withstand incoming damage to let his teammates destroy his opponents in battles. 

You can use Gush to deal up to 260 damage to enemy units and reduce their armor by 6. Gush has a cooldown of 12 seconds and consumes 115 mana. Enemy units affected by Gush have their movement speed slowed by 40%. You can gain an additional 120 damage for Gush at level 15 through the Talent Tree. 

You can purchase an Aghanim’s Scepter to upgrade Gush into an ability that affects all enemy units in a row in front of Tidehunter. The upgraded Gush has an extended range of 2200 and a reduced cooldown of 7 seconds. 

Tidehunter can block incoming damage by leveling up Kraken Shell. The passive ability Kraken Shell, can block up to 70 damage. Kraken Shell applies a dispel after absorbing 450 damage. Tidehunter can use Anchor Smash to deal bonus attack damage to all units in a 375 radius. Anchor Smash has a cooldown of 4 seconds and requires 70 mana. 

The melee hero can use his ulti, Ravage, to stun all enemy units in a 1250 radius. Ravage deals up to 450 damage and stuns its targets for 2.8 seconds. Tidehunter’s ulti has a cooldown of 150 seconds and needs 325 mana. You can equip a Blink Dagger to enter battles and stun enemies with Ravage. Blink Dagger can be an instrumental item to win a match as Tidehunter and clear one of the hardest utility heroes in Cavern Crawl during Battle Pass 2022. 

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