Crystallize on 7.20 cores

Dota 2 / News / 20 November 2018 — 22:00

What is a good core pick in 7.20? Ask Crystallize!

On November 19, Valve released a global 7.20 patch for Dota 2. The update has seriously affected all aspects of the game — the economy, heroes, the map itself. Many heroes were greatly buffed, and quite a few got abilities reworked.

The meta, as expected, has changed rather heavily, so in this article, together with ua Crystallize, we will try to track down the most significant carry changes.

— What are the biggest changes of the patch, in your opinion?

  1. — I will highlight three points: Slark buff, hex being dispellable and a separate slot for TP.

— Thoughts on creep deny gold?

  1. — Personally, I do not like it. Additional experience for denies forced you to try harder, and denies would often allow to have a decent lane.

— In the last interview that you want Aquila nerf. In patch 7.20, it was completely removed from the game. Do you feel satisfied?

  1. — No, now it has become difficult to push at the early stage of the game. It makes no sense to buy the Ring of Basilius, because it takes up a slot, but it gives very little.

Let's talk about the heroes. Let's start with Luna: isn't the effect of her aura too strong?

— The laning became a lot more pleasant. This buff significantly helps the strength heroes, but not too important for the rest of the heroes. Luna has become even more powerful in pushing strategies, especially with the Dragon Knight.

— Drow Ranger — is the hero "dead" or still playable? 


— Monkey King's Mischief used to change just the visual appearance of the hero; now it allows you to disjoint spells. Is that a needed change, or is that something Valve shouldn't have done?

— On the pro scene, this hero was actively used only at the last major tournament. I do not think that it is too strong, and this change added a certain zest to the hero. I like it.

— Slark — is he buffed enough to come back into the meta?

— I believed IceFrog would buff the hero almost to the point of being imba, so I started practicing him in advance!

The last time Crystallize played Slark for NAVI was in the match against (EPICENTER XL)

— Kings of the past patch — Phantom Lancer and Terrorblade — how do they feel in 7.20?

— It is difficult to say whether they will be relevant against the background of other heavily buffed cores.

— What heroes did you want to play when you were reading the patch changes?

— Anti—Mage, Abaddon, Brewmaster, and Doom look curious!

— Meepo's winrate has grown very much after the patch. You don't play this hero — maybe it's time to start?

— Never! I hope Meepo'll be hit with a nerf hammer! (The hero was nerfed in 7.20b — Ed) 

— A few questions in the end. Power Treads or Phase Boots?

— Previously, only PT, now depends on the situation.

— The best anime of the fall?

— Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai.

ru NAVI.GG.BET will play their first official game on the new patch today The team will meet with eu Vega Squadron at closed qualifiers. The beginning of the fight is scheduled at 16:00 CET.

ua Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek
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