DOTA 2 – Beginner Choices for Heroes: Starter Selections That Are Easy To Understand
DOTA 2 can be extremely difficult to get into. Here is a list of what heroes you should try out when first starting the game. These heroes are all selected because they are fairly straightforward and do not require a lot of experience with the game or the specific hero in order to contribute well to your team. Other heroes may require difficult aiming, timing, or control in order to play but you should be able to hop right in.
Don’t take this list to mean these are somehow only “noob” characters. With experience, these champions will be as powerful and helpful as any of the others — you will just have a better chance of starting out well with these.
For your first time, its not a bad idea to try out some of the items on the recommended item list. This will at least help you to avoid purchasing items that will be next to useless for your chosen hero.
Recommended Starter Heroes for DOTA 2 Beginners:
- Support Role: Lich, Tidehunter, Crystal Maiden, Venomancer, Ogre Magi
- Semi-Carry Role: Sven, Chaos Knight, or Spirit Breaker
- Carries: Skeleton King, Viper, or Drow
Intermediate / Middle of the Road Difficulty Heroes:
For more alternatives, try some of these heroes. They aren’t quite as easy to pick up, but are also not the best choice for beginners for various reasons:
- Faceless Void (bad chronos kill teammates)
- Lone Druid
- Outworld Destroyer
- Shadow Demon
Hardest Heroes to Learn or Control:
- Storm Spirit
Disagree with this list or have other heroes to suggest for either the difficult or easy list? Give your reasoning in a comment below!