Here are some of the least-picked heroes in the Divine/Immortal bracket in the Dota 2 patch 7.34.
After the 7.33 patch shocked the Dota 2 world, Valve decided to release 7.34. The latter did not introduce that many ground-breaking changes, but a lot of heroes received all sorts of buffs and nerfs. As expected, the original patch lasted just a couple of days because Valve was quick to introduce the .b version of the patch. It included a few interesting balance changes, and we’ve already covered the first trends after it became available.
With that said, it’s been a couple of days since the new patch was out, meaning the best players in the world had the chance to play some games. Speaking of the best, The International 12 qualifiers are active right now, so you can expect to see a lot of interesting results.
That said, instead of looking at the best professional players, this article will pay more attention to the top-tier PUB stars. The Divine/Immortal bracket is always interesting to keep an eye on because the top players there set the trends in the other division. Although a lot of people pay attention to professional games, not everything that pro players do can be implemented into a PUB Game.
Instead of focusing on the most successful heroes, this article will go over the least picked heroes in the Divine/Immortal bracket in 7.34b. We will see why and what to expect from those heroes if you see them in action.
The stats from the last 2 weeks reveal that Abaddon is the least popular Dota 2 hero in the Divine/Immortal bracket following the 7.34b Dota 2 match. With just a 1.98% pick rate and 49.17% win rate, the hero is just not that good when you compare it to other popular options.
What’s interesting about Abaddon is that the hero received a couple of interesting buffs in 7.34 and 7.34b. The last patch made his Mist Coul a lot more dangerous by increasing the damage and range and decreasing the self-damage taken. This buff should’ve made Abaddon a lot more popular than before, but the fact that the hero’s not that good of support and not worth picking as an offlaner has an impact on his stats.
Arc Warden is a hero that never became that popular among professional players. For some reason, he’s always been a niche pick in PUBs as well, but he has a lot of fans in the highest-level PUB games because of his ability to win matches.
Speaking of Arc Warden, the hero received interesting buffs in the last couple of patches. If we take a look at the Dota 2 patch 7.34b, we can see Arc’s base armor is up by 1, and his Magnetic Field has 17s CD instead of the 20s on level 4. This should make the hero a bit more popular than before, but if we look at the stats, we can see that he’s not among the preferred options.
At the time of writing this article, Arc Warden has a 6% around a 2.32% pick rate and almost 51% win rate. Even though the latter is impressive, the best PUB Dota 2 players in the world clearly prefer other options.
One of the names that we did not expect to find here is Centaur Warrunner. He was one of the Dota 2 heroes that was affected the most by the changes that took place in 7.34. Besides the new Aghs, Cent’s new stun looked a lot more interesting than before and we saw that some players had great success with it. Sadly, it seems like this was not enough to punt Centaur Warrunner back in the game because the hero’s pick rate is around 2.5%. What’s even worse is Centaur’s win rate, which is 48%, one of the lowest in the game.
One of the reasons why this hero is not that popular among Divine/Immortal players is because there are other offlaners that are better. Even though Cent could work in some instances (especially after the damage output), players want to use heroes that seem more effective. Consequently, they often go for things like Timbersaw and other options.
Even though there were times when Death Prophet was one of the go-to opinions in PUBs and pro games, this is no longer the case. It’s safe to say that she’s among the forgotten heroes that we haven’t seen in a while, and it doesn’t seem like she will be back anytime soon.
Death Prophet did not receive any changes in 7.34b, but the hero got a few buffs in 7.34. According to the information, her base movement speed got buffed to 290, and Exorcism’s spirit damage is up to 62-67 from 59-64. Furthermore, one of her level 20 talents now allows Crypt Swarm to apply a 50% slow for 1 second.
Even though the buffs are nice, they do not have an effect on the hero’s popularity. At the time of writing this article, Death Prophet has a 2.65% pick rate and around a 50% win rate. The latter is not that bad, but she’s not the go-to hero when it comes down to the mid-lane.
The last hero on the list may shock some of you, considering how popular it was before. Luna is a carry that has always been a solid pick for PUBs because not everyone knows how to deal with her. However, after the arrival of the Dota 2 Patch 7.34, the hero is just not as popular as before.
The current stats reveal that like has a 2.66% pick rate and around a 48% win rate, which makes her the least successful hero on the list. This is strange because Luna got 2 buffs in 7.34 and 7.34b, so we expected to see an increase in her success rate. However, this was not the case because Luna remains one of the worst carries right now.
In terms of the changes in 7.34b, Moon Glaives’s Aghs Shard Orbit Radius is up to 175 from 150 and the Collision Radius is up from 90 to 115. As for Eclipse, the ultimate has 110s CD instead of 140/130/120s.