Dota 2 Best Heroes

Today, we’re going to talk about heroes in the Dota Patch 7.29b. Lots changed when 7.29 dropped. Some heroes that were good got heavily nerfed and the removal of the items they depend on, like Necronomicon, comes to mind. Other heroes that were in good places, got turned up to eleven, and others that needed a little boost, got it.

So, we’re going to go over some of our recommendations for heroes that are in really great places as of right now. If you’re a returning player, or you need to be caught up quickly on what heroes are potent right now, stick with us and you will.

The first hero that we recommended you check out in the latest patch is:

1:38 – Bloodseeker

Bloodseeker is our first recommendation and is currently sitting at about a 52.12% win rate. Why have we recommended Bloodseeker? Well, he’s one of the very, very few heroes that is fun to play and wasn’t nerfed into the ground when patch 7.29 was changed to 7.29b.

We’d love to write about Huskar and Phantom Lancer, but here we are. Bloodseeker will be an entertaining carry for new and returning players, and his effectiveness cannot be argued with right now in the meta.

For items to work toward whilst playing Bloodseeker and getting your experience up with Dota 2 in general, we recommend:

  1. Black King Bar
  2. Phase Boots
  3. Maelstrom into Gleipnir
  4. Skull Basher into Abyssal Blade
  5. Sange into Sange and Yasha
  6. Blade Mail

3:25 – Arc Warden

Our second recommendation is Arc Warden. Arc is currently sitting at around 51.92% win rate-wise, and is another hero that avoided the nerf hammer when the patch dropped. So, if you’re looking for a hero that is on the way up, and IceFrog is not currently looking at making useless, give the Warden a go.

Whilst Arc Warden’s kit may be intimidating for newer players or those returning after a lengthy break, making him your main is an excellent idea especially if you’re familiar with macro games like Starcraft for example. The rule of thumb is, if you can play Arc well, you can play just about anything.

For items to work toward whilst playing Arc Warden and getting your experience up with Dota 2 in general, we recommend:

  1. Hand of Midas
  2. Maelstrom into Mjollnir
  3. Eye of Skadi
  4. Boots of Travel
  5. Orchid into Bloodthorn
  6. Monkey King Bar

5:28 – Naga Siren

The Siren making the list might surprise a few people, and she’ll certainly surprise your enemies in the drafting phase, but buff-wise, she’s getting better and better. Although her buffs haven’t been as nuclear as some other heroes in either direction, she’s been steadily increasing and has found her way into a 52.61% win rate – and that’s high.

Naga is great if you love independence. She doesn’t heavily rely on the team like some other carries, and if you’re allowed to get the farm you need, she can potentially be one of the hardest carries in the game. Her farm speed is good, and you can pull worse players along with you to a win with Naga Siren.

For items to work toward whilst playing Naga Siren and getting your experience up with Dota 2 in general, we recommend:

  1. Manta Style
  2. Diffusal Blade
  3. Power Treads
  4. Eye of Skadi
  5. Assault Cuirass
  6. Butterfly

7:31 – Nightstalker

The final hero we recommend that you check out in the latest patch is Nightstalker! His gimmick, as you might have guessed, is that he gets stronger at night. That’s an interesting mechanic and newer players or players that have transitioned from other MOBAs, will certainly find this a point of difference when playing the hero.

That doesn’t mean that he suffers for having a gimmick, as he is currently sitting in a great place at around a 51.94% win rate, and that’s great too.

For items to work toward whilst playing Nightstalker and getting your experience up with Dota 2 in general, we recommend:

  1. Phase Boots
  2. Black King Bar
  3. Aghanim’s Scepter
  4. Abyssal Blade
  5. Heart of Tarraqsue
  6. Satanic


That just about wraps up our recommendations on heroes that you should check out in the latest patch in Dota 2 – 7.29b. If you’ve had success based on our recommendations, be sure to let us know. Or if you have a really successful match with a hero that we haven’t covered thus far in our extensive Dota coverage, give us a holler!


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