Best Melee Heroes for Dead Reckoning

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Best Melee Heroes for Dead Reckoning

These melee heroes can earn you more points for the Dead Reckoning mini-game in Dota 2 matches.

The Dead Reckoning challenge provides a fun way to unlock hot new skins. People can pick from over a hundred heroes to get kills against their opponents to win points in the Dead Reckoning mini-game. Melee heroes can use their skills to enter team fights and tear through enemy heroes to increase their kill counts. 

Gamers who prefer melee heroes can easily go up against ranged heroes to deal loads of damage to enemies at close range. There are a number of items that can enhance the attack damage of melee heroes to help destroy enemies in battles. You can use melee heroes to counter carry heroes like Muerta and Morphling to earn more points in the Dead Reckoning mini-game. 

You can achieve multiple Killing Sprees by choosing these melee heroes.

Phantom Assassin – Critical Strikes can Slit Enemies

Phantom Assassin blinks onto enemy heroes to win the Dead Reckoning mini-game

Phantom Assassin is a carry hero who can annihilate enemy heroes within seconds. She can blink on enemy heroes to strike them undetected. The melee hero can move into team fights effortlessly to lead an attack on her foes. 

She is definitely a hero that can deliver death to many players standing in her way to earn bonus points for the Dead Reckoning mini-game. You’ll need to farm in lanes and neutral creep camps to buy the items that can grant Mortred bonus attack damage to slit her enemies. 

You can choose Phantom Assassin to evade incoming attacks from carry heroes in the enemy team. The Agility hero can level up Blur to gain 50% evasion from physical hits. She can activate Blur to vanish from the eyes of her enemies and blink out of danger. Players can earn additional gold from hitting neutral creeps after maxing out Blur for the Phantom Assassin. She can mitigate several neutrals between fighting enemy heroes to purchase key items in Dota 2. 

Early game items for Phantom Assassin include a Phase Boots to increase her attack damage. Phase Boots provides bonus movement speed of 45, 4 bonus armor, and up to 18 attack damage. The item can be bought for 1500 gold in the game. Each assist on the target enemy hero provides 1 point and a kill provides 2 points in the mini-game. Players can use Phase Boots to get plenty of assists before the first 10 minutes to earn points for Dead Reckoning. 

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Stifling Dagger can be used to farm bonus gold in lanes while playing Phantom Assassin. The carry hero can deal up to 80 base damage and 70% of her attack damage to enemy units per cast. Enemy units affected by a Stifling Dagger have their movement speed reduced by 50% for up to 4 seconds. Stifling Dagger has a cooldown of 6 seconds and requires 30 mana. The low mana cost of Stifling Dagger lets Phantom Assassin nuke enemy creeps from a safe distance to earn gold. 

Phantom Assassin can jump onto an enemy hero with Phantom Strike. The bonus attack speed gained after using Phantom Strike allows players to increase the number of kills for Dead Reckoning. Phantom Strike provides 170 attack speed for 2 seconds and a bonus Lifesteal of 25%. She can regain a portion of her health to survive team fights longer by using Phantom Strike on enemy heroes.

Her ulti, Coup De Grace, grants a 15% chance to hit enemies with a critical strike that deals 450% of her attack damage. Items like Desolator and Daedalus will provide bonus attack damage to eliminate multiple enemy heroes with a few hits from her blades. 

You can purchase a Desolator after getting a few assists in Dota 2 matches while playing Phantom Assassin. Desolator provides 50 attack damage to the carry hero. Physical attacks from Mortred can decrease the armor of enemy units by 6 for 7 seconds. Getting kills with a Desolator can make games more enjoyable with each kill. Players gain 2 permanent attack damage from kills by purchasing Desolator for Phantom Assassin. The bonus attack damage can be stacked to a maximum of 70 attack damage from the item. 

Players who want to unlock the Dead Reckoning Chest faster can purchase a Daedalus for Mortred. Daedalus provides 88 bonus damage that can be effective to wipe out carry heroes before they can kill your allies. The item grants a 30% chance to deal 225% critical damage to enemies with Phantom Assassin. Daedalus costs 5150 gold in Dota 2. 

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Legion Commander – Drop Dead Duels 

Legion Commander wins Duels to emerge victorious in the Dead Reckoning

Legion Commander can decimate her enemies with her Duels. The melee hero can increase her attack speed and force them to attack Legion Commander till they drop dead on the battleground. She can chase enemy heroes and strike them with physical attacks that can drain their health. People can pulverize their opponents with Legion Commander to win Dead Reckoning mini-games in their matches. 

She has a base movement speed of 330 that can help players reach enemy heroes faster in lanes. Legion Commander can buy a Blink Dagger to surprise her opponents in team fights. Blink Dagger can be bought for 2250 gold and lets Legion Commander teleport up to a distance of 1200 in any direction. The item has a cooldown of 15 seconds. 

Players can max out Press The Attack to gain up to 140 attack speed for the melee hero. Legion Commander gains 60 health regeneration for the duration of the spell. Press The Attack lasts for 5 seconds. People can activate Press The Attack before using a Blink Dagger to regain health during Duels. 

The passive ability, Moment of Courage, also provides a 25% chance to restore up to 85% of her attack damage as Lifesteal from physical attacks. You can increase the Lifesteal gained from Moment of Courage by 50% at level 25 through the Talent Tree while playing Legion Commander. 

She can cast Overwhelming Odds to increase the chances of getting assists in Dead Reckoning. Legion Commander gains bonus movement speed for every enemy unit she hits with Overwhelming Odds, allowing the Strength hero to attack her enemies before they can teleport back to their base. 

Blade Mail can be bought for 2100 gold in Dota 2. Legion Commander gains up to 28 attack damage and 6 armor after purchasing a Blade Mail. Players can use Blade Mail before casting Duel on enemy heroes to return up to 85% of incoming damage for 5.5 seconds. Blade Mail has a cooldown of 25 seconds and consumes 25 mana. People can gain permanent attack damage as a bonus from winning fights against enemies using her ulti, Duel, to defeat their enemies in Dead Reckoning with Legion Commander.  

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