Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast (Dota)

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:30am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi join together to broadcast words about the video game dota two and how to play it. Some topics from this week include: support Shadow Fiend (???), how best to use bottle, who actually buys bottle, Apex Legends, the difference between satisfying game mechanics in different games, and plenty more! For our hero combo Proud played mid Nightstalker and Ursi played a 5 Lina!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:05am EST

Today's Teach Me Tuesday is a real variety of topics! Proud & Bee ramble about some non-Dota stuff including Kenshi, then discuss the woes of calibration and loss of motivation, Lion safe carry, why everyone should play Vengeful Spirit more, Doom builds, Jugg & Lich lanes, Jinada vs Shuriken, Arcane Boots and what they should have been called & more. Want to ask us a question? Send it over! Email them to show@fourthspirit.com or message Bee or Ursi to have it answered on the show.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:47am EST

On this week's Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking all about their experiences playing a ton of dota this week in our ever-changing pub meta! We're talking about common hero picks we're seeing, how the hell you deal with Bloodseeker, all these super fast strength heroes, and how to pivoting towards new heroes after a patch! We're playing 1 Chaos Knight and 3 Queen of Pain for the game this week and seeing how each hero works out!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:32am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are doing their first lesson of 7.21! We're covering Ursi's time calibrating, some of the mentalities which effect calibration in different ways, and more from an overall early-experience perspective of 7.21! For our main segment we're covering unusual support picks, like Luna or Magnus, and how to work around them and make them shine! We also answer questions surrounding which Dota heroes would be the best at drinking games, what place Faerie Fire has in your starting items, and how to deal with farmed Phantom Lancers!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:44am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering their first couple days of 7.21 excitement and experimentation! Ursi's making some changes to his support pool and working through his calibration, among other things! For our combo we're playing Chen support with Lone Druid in the safelane, which we theorycrafted initially during the patch review show, and seeing how it goes!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:12am EST

 
Patch 7.21 just hit so Proud and Ursi are going into detail on all the big changes you noticed, the small changes you didn't, and everything in between! Also, we crack the code on how all heroes run with max movement speed, why Brewmaster is a real jerk, how LD's Spirit Bear would fare in the circus, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:56am EST

 
Patch 7.21 just hit so Proud and Ursi are going into detail on all the big changes you noticed, the small changes you didn't, and everything in between! Also, we crack the code on how all heroes run with max movement speed, why Brewmaster is a real jerk, how LD's Spirit Bear would fare in the circus, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:54am EST

On today's episode, Bee & Proud discuss their recent games of Dota 2, Lich's Sinister Gaze, 3 Sven, Lifestealer & his many teeth, support Naga Siren, Undying and how to stack Battlefuries and Daedali!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:40am EST

 
On this week's Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking about the new hotness: Dota Auto Chess! We're also covering Ursi's 3 exploration, all the components that go into Roshan fights/attempts, how to steal Aegis most effectively, counters to 3 Sven, and plenty more! For heroes we ended up playing mid Huskar and a casual first-pick-support 5 Rubick!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:07am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi realize that they're actually having a ton of fun in Dota these days! We chat about how exactly we're having so much fun, what heroes we're playing to have fun, and plenty other positive things! To mitigate all our fun we complain about how Wraith Bands are still a plague upon Dota 2, why Vlads is so good on 3's, when to build Crimson Guard instead of flat armor items, what differentiates initiators vs. counter-initiators, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:24am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi cover Ursi's transformation into an offlane player, his newfound love of Puck, and plenty more for our week in Dota! Our segment is all about how best to play around running a squishy team comp, which works alongside our hero pairing for the week: Drow mid with Puck offlane, a squishy set of cores!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:39am EST

On today's episode of Teach Me Tuesday, Bee & Proud discuss how to win games when you have a rubbish draft, how to recognise what your team is good at & how to gank mid! They also answer some listener questions about fighting Meepo, whether Vlads is back, how to itemise on Underlord & cores, Dota abilities in real life & more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

On this week's Teach Me Thursday Beedub and Ursi are going over Bee's trist with her project hero from last week, Shadow Shaman, and going over the learning and adapting process of picking up a new hero! On the question front we're talking all about magic wand, salve optimization, starting items for various roles, telling middle schoolers not to do drugs, the proper pronunciation of things you don't care about, Sisyphus, Cincinnatus, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:38am EST

On this week's special-edition Theorcraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi are ringing in the New Year with a reflection on 2018 and looking forward to 2019 with some goals and plans for how we're going to grow as players moving forward! For our hero combo this week we covered Offlane Pangolier, one of Ursi's current favorite heroes, and Proud takes another stab at playing Lone Druid in the mid lane since last time we had to play it safelane!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:33am EST

 
 
 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break down the core concepts of the offlane duo vs. safelane duo dynamic in our current metagame! On top of that main segment we're chatting about the worst Slark build Ursi ever willed into existence and plenty more! Hero focuses for this week are Ursi's Shadow Shaman and Proud trying his hand at Sven after some non-carry theorycrafting!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:15am EST

On this week's very festive Teach Me Tuesday Ursi and Bee are covering all sorts of topics including: Ursi's project heroes, why he thinks 'project heroes' are so beneficial to improving at dota, when to abandon a lane as a support to let your safelaner get solo exp, holiday dota trends, sniper builds, non-traditional 3's, what hero abilities we would want to have in real life, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:18am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are in the holiday spirit playing Clinkz and (the newly arcana-d) Rubick! We brave the most dangerous of all hallways in our attempt to parse out, via metaphors and what very well may have been a fever dream, how to effectively lane as a squishy duo while still establishing and maintaining lane dominance, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:12am EST

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:03am EST

 
 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi breka through the hierarchy of items, cover their weeks in dota, and learn about the ultimate futility of life in a world owned and ruled by Clinkz and his skeleton army enforcers. We also attempt to play Lone Druid and KotL and do our best, which is what counts (right?!?)
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi and Beedub break through all the 7.20e patch changes in not-quite-agonizing-but-still-long detail! We also learn about how Wraith Bands are a bad influence on their peers, Tony Hawk Pro Dota Player, the ultimate April Fools play for Valve, why Magnus is so strong and how his nerfs will affect him and others, whether Death Prophet is an actual hero, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:24am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi cover their exciting last week in dota filled with all of the trials and tribulations a proper week in dota should! For our main segment we're covering the current 7.20d carry pool of 6 main carries that are really shining at the moment (Jugg, PA, Monkey King, Faceless Void, Slark, and most recently Anti-Mage)! On the hero-front Proud is playing a carry Lycan while Ursi tests out a 4 position support Omniknight!
 
Proud's LD: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1583509195
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:03am EST

HERE IT IS

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EST

 
Tonight Valve dropped a surprise 7.20d mini-patch with a slew of nerfs, changes, buffs, and other things to talk about so we're doing a patch review ASAP! Join us as we do math (sometimes well, sometimes poorly), establish Dota 3's ability system, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:38am EST

 
In this week's episode of Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi are explaining how the meta has shaped up to be in this first chunk of 7.20, with all the various item, stat, and hero changes! We're covering why games feel hectic and fast, what items are shining, what hero archetypes are popular, and plenty more! For our hero combo Proud is playing a mid lane Outworld Devourer with the brand new Kayasha, Tranquil Boots, and a Shadow Blade while Ursi attempts to learn a 3 Doom, for better or worse!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:27am EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Proud and Ursi are doing a complete review of 7.20c, the newest iteration of 7.20, followed by a simple explanation of how best to deal with the current pub pests: Slark and Phantom Assassin! We're also covering a bunch of 7.20-specific questions so look out for those!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:24am EST

 
On this week's Theory Craft Thursday we are basking in the glory of 7.20's changes and our ability to once again enjoy theorycrafting dota two concepts! We're going over all our big take-a-ways from our first couple days playing the patch including: what seems busted strong, what met expectations, whatt exceeded expectations, what needs fixing, what we thought would be strong but actually wasn't, how wraith bands got stupid strong, and plenty more! For the hero combo we tested our 3 Tidehunter with a 4 Bounty Hunter to play around with some of the newly changed heroes! Thanks for listening!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:13am EST

 
All our blood sacrifices have done their job at long last and we were blessed by the heavens with not only a bonkers wild patch 7.20 but also a 7.20b, which was released around 4 hours into this recording and we cover at around 4hrs 14min if you're particularly interested in skipping to that new bit. Theorycraft Thursday upcoming tomorrow also! Enjoy!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:02am EST

NEWPATCHNEWPATCHNEWPATCHNEWPATCHNEWPATCH

 

THE 8 HOUR ONE IS COMMIN UP TOMORROW MY SWEET BABBIES

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:37am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi are doing their full patch reflection & wrap-up, covering all the things they learned and reflected on from this long, long patch! Some topics include: resolutions for 7.20, the effect of duolanes on our thinking about hero viability, commitment to new roles, balancing role queue when exploring new roles, tower hitters, pub innovation vs. pro innovation, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:25am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi form a suppport group to survive the next 2 weeks before 7.20's release on November 19th, right alongside the Artifact beta which also starts on the exact same day for some ungodly reason. We played a great game this week and cover Drow Ranger's aghs & maelstrom style as well as support abaddon's strengths and weaknesses, among other things!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:56am EST

Today's Teach Me Tuesday is a little different than usual! The patch STILL hasn't emerged so Proud teaches Bee about the origins of Dota. They also ramble about favourite hero lore and sandwiches. Please give us the patch. ᶦᵗˢ ᵏᶦˡˡᶦⁿᵍ ᵘˢ

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On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi usher in the beginning of Big Boy Season, the best time of year. Please give us 7.20 we are dying over here mr. valve
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:52am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are jumping into their pre-patch plans, their top hopes they're looking for in the patch we expect to come out this week or next, our hero/role focuses for the upcoming patch, pivoting to other roles maybe, and plenty more! For questions we cover utility item prioritization for 4's/5's, which heroes each host should get paired with on (potentially disastrous) blind dates, what heroes wouldn't get Ursi fired if he brought them in as guest speakers at his school, the ethics of dating pugna, and more! Pick/Counterpick also is covering Dazzle and Bounty Hunter this week!
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On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are wading through a whole slew of topics to cover some listener questions that were eating away at us! Topics include: gauging core strength, magic ember spirit, the 4 primary carry archetypes, pick order in pubs, Puck's current place in the meta, Bounty Hunter's current place in the meta, regen pooling, what roaming looks like at the moment in the meta, grimstroke's best comboes and best counters, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:41am EST

win some you lose some

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:53am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking all about that awkward situation where you pick heroes for the safelane but have your lane stolen and are forced to cobble together some sort of alternative plan in the offlane! We're playing Sven and Lina to cover this topic and seeing how it goes! All this and plenty more on today's show!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:09am EST

This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Bee & Proud go over the most recent mini patch, 7.19d, and all the nerfs it brings. The Pick vs Counter Pick today is with Windranger and Elder Titan and then a multitude of listener questions are answered; how to use Moonlight Shadow, playing around a farmed tanky hero, courier sniping, getting rid of stout/quell and more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:21am EST

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are learning new heroes they've never played before: Ursi's learning Arc Warden and Proud's learning Templar Assassin! We're covering our plans & attitudes going into our first time playing each hero and then reflecting on the experience in our post-game segment to see what went wrong, what went right, and whether we'll actually be playing these heroes in the future! We also establish family lore for Arc Warden, a vital part of the learning experience.
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:33am EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Proud and Ursi are burning through even more of our never-ending pile of questions we've gotten recently! Some topics include, but are not limited to: the confusing details behind long range kills, Natures Prophet support, how to highground when your team sucks at it, dealing with creep cutting enemies, armor vs. HP, Aquila on Intelligence mids, how to read a draft quickly after draft phase, whether coaching is actually worth it, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:15am EST

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are dreading the next month without a patch after Wyrkhm's update on the 7.20 release schedule but having a lot of fun playing Arc Warden and Juggernaut to soothe their souls! For our main segment we're covering how to balance a global presence on heroes like Tinker or Natures Prophet or Arc Warden with still being an active contributor to your team when it's necessary! All this and plenty more tangents on this week's show!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:08am EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi are jamming in a ton of questions after you overachievers sent in approximately 1 million of them! Some of the topics include: when to get bottle, how quas/wex invoker works (or doesn't work), slardar's state in the current game, the value of your safelane tower, Enchantress builds/strengths, Offlane hero pools, how much regen is too much regen, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:22am EST

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi bask in the glory of rapier gaming and have a great time for the first time in a while with this recent patch! Proud is playing offlane Magnus with a rapier built pretty early and Ursi's playing 4 Riki! In our Week in Dota segment we talked about seeing tons of Juggernaut recently, Role Queue population, Ranked vs. Unranked game quality, and more! The full segment this week was all about how we like to play late in a patch when we're very bored: Ursi's learning brand new heroes he rarely plays, and Proud's working on honing his main few heroes he loves!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

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On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering plenty: Ursi's movement to EU West servers, the ethics of eating Jellyfish, nutritional cannibalism, and more! Our full segment is on how to effectively win after you've created an early lead instead of throwing it all away with a couple bad moves; we talk amindset, itemization, and other overall strategies to secure your wins after a dominant early game. The hero combo this week is Lich and Enigma in the offlane with the intention of creating an early lead for your team and an early deficit for the enemy due to the double deny mechanic; lets see how it goes!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:52am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by John from Shelved Games since Bee is out sick this week! We're covering plenty of stuff but mostly focusing on branching out as a player, the most common and yet most difficult part of all our dota lives, particularly how mid is so awkward to learn but so gratifying once you've gotten comfortable! On the questions front we're covering being confident in your decisions, communicating effectively as a mid player that's having a tough time, Save Your Friends Syndrome, how best to use your drum charges, splitpushing vs. fighting as a core, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by John from Shelved Games since Bee is out sick this week! We're covering plenty of stuff but mostly focusing on branching out as a player, the most common and yet most difficult part of all our dota lives, particularly how mid is so awkward to learn but so gratifying once you've gotten comfortable! On the questions front we're covering being confident in your decisions, communicating effectively as a mid player that's having a tough time, Save Your Friends Syndrome, how best to use your drum charges, splitpushing vs. fighting as a core, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by John from Shelved Games since Bee is out sick this week! We're covering plenty of stuff but mostly focusing on branching out as a player, the most common and yet most difficult part of all our dota lives, particularly how mid is so awkward to learn but so gratifying once you've gotten comfortable! On the questions front we're covering being confident in your decisions, communicating effectively as a mid player that's having a tough time, Save Your Friends Syndrome, how best to use your drum charges, splitpushing vs. fighting as a core, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:58am EST

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday a losing-fatigued Ursi and Proud cover their recent dota leading up to a long, thorough discussion of their hopes for the upcoming patch, 7.20, and the aspects of the game they think should be changed and/or will be changed! We also learn the Ursi is incapable of doing even basic math and should be properly shamed.
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:50am EST

beee didn't give me a description or title so this is what you get who even reads these anyway lamo 

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:11am EST

fcuk yuo

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:50am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi dig deep to assess their current inability to win dota 2 games. Maybe it's our fault, maybe it's our teammates fault, who knows (we do, it's their fault)? We're playing Magnus offlane to accent a safelane Ember Spirit pick and seeing how it all pans out! This and plenty more on today's episode!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:44am EST

 
 On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi are going over some of Bee's first times playing new heroes and new roles and how best to go about learning new things! We're going in-depth on a laning phase mid matchup of Lina vs. Sniper as well as covering some more general mid lina concepts/builds/etc. and other fundamental mid-lane skills anyone needs to work on their mid play. For questions we're covering the background strategy behind Lich's deny mechanic, BKB timings and how best to utilize them, dealing with really annoying harass lanes, and more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Proud and Ursi are covering the entirety of the post-TI balance patch 7.19b! It's mostly nerfs to top-picked TI heroes that we somewhat expected but a lot of smaller, more interesting nerfs and some interesting overall changes to our pubs before the upcoming major patch we expect sometime around a month from now!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are completing their new-hero trist with Grimstroke by playing him and trying to convince Ursi he needs to become a Grimstroke spammer (spoiler: he will be)! We're also casually covering our strategy now that we're trying to play and climb more seriously, a lot of lane partner pair-ups with Grimstroke, how to fit Earthshaker into a team comp, why pubs are bad at Spectre even though she's great, adapting pro or high-level strategies into your pub play, countering a defensive duo safelane, Mario's advantures in dimensional portals, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:19am EST

 On this week's Weach me Wednesday, Proud & Bee give you the low-down on everything Grimstroke; from items to skill builds, his abilities and how to play him! They also discuss Clinkz's clarity consumption, why no one builds Battlefury anymore, some predictions on what the upcoming patch will bring and more.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Proud, Bee, and Ursi are all back from The International and covering their favorite bits, least favorite bits, looking ahead to next year's TI (for better or worse), covering their new motivations to actually be appreciably better at Dota, and plenty more! We're also covering our favorite players, our favorite storylines, and other pro-dota related topics we rarely cover on the regular shows!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:28am EST

I sorta just described it in the title oops lmao im doing this at the event please be kind to me

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break into the first day of the group stage matches of TI, super-late-game decision making after Ursi had a 83 minute game this week, and plenty more! For our main segment we're covering the trends from day 1 of the Group Stage which can be summarized as "we're really smart and all of pro dota listens to this show please hire us"! For heroes we're covering a stat-focused PA build Proud and Ursi are both in love with and Ursi is playing offlane Centaur! At the end we cover our TI content & meet-up plans as well as Proud's tour guide to Vancouver!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:25am EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi work on a beginner's guide to mid as Bee's started to pick up the position and embrace her heel turn into a mid player (maybe, kind of)! We're specifically talking a lot about Shadow Fiend, the different archetypal mid roles, and when you should actually gank side lanes (regardless of your teammates' whining)! For questions we're burning through quite a few and covering everything from mid broodmother to Axe's tempo to farm efficiency, force staff efficiency, and plenty more!
 
 
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:58am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi fly too close to the sun by attempting to play core Crystal Maiden by abusing her +250 attack speed talent and it goes as expected. It's a great example, if a little strange, of how the proper process of theorycrafting a new build should go when it comes to analyzing a hero's strengths and weaknesses and building around to amplify strengths while mitigating potential weaknesses. For our weak in Dota we have Ursi realizing he's a terrible Invoker player and Proud explains exactly how one figures out how to approach the game strategically once they've taken all the outer towers and are forced to figure out how to approach high ground (hint: its about buying a gem!). All this and more on this week's show!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:43am EST

No description either. Money's a bit tight feel free to give us some. Or just me personally, it's fine either way. 

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On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi try Daedalus Tiny and are never the same afterwards. Ursi's playing his newfound love Dark Willow and having a grand old time with all her combos and whatnot. For our segment we're focusing on Creep Cutting and how this relatively simple tactic can win you plenty of pubs so long as you're aware of it, set yourself up for it properly, and execute it well! All this and more on this week's show!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:14am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are covering the brand new patch 7.19, how to counter Phoenix & Morphling, analyzing Bee's recent pub losing streak, Ursi becoming relaxed & zen this week in his pubs, and plenty more! For listener questions we're covering efficient mango usage, why Aquila is so OP, when to buy gems, Octarine Core in general, whether or not we should bother investing time into Enchantress since she's strong right now, and how best to survive on a deserted island.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:04am EST

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going over a whole slew of observations about the recent metagame, their observations from watching day 1 of The Summit, why Phoenix is a god, Ursi's attempts to make 4 Kunkka work again, Proud's attempts to make LD work again, Proud playing with Jenkins, and plenty else! For heroes we're covering Crystal Maiden in depth, especially the whole mystique around her +250 attack speed talent, and Wraith King, who loves his kids!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

This week’s episode is all about Spectre! Proud sheds some light on Bee’s recent Spectre games and what went wrong/right with haunting, itemization, farming & more. They also discuss high ground pressure and when to back, big ults with big cooldowns, what to do when you team takes bad fights, how to avoid Skywrath’s wrath & what to do when heroes are missing.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:15am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going about decribing exactly what the idea of 'flow of the fight' is and how that impacts your late game decision making regarding items, talents, and even hero choices from the get-go! After our regular Week in Dota segment we're focusing our hero specific segment on carry Bloodseeker (all applies to mid BS as well) who's real strong at the moment as well as 4 Pudge played by Ursi who discovers the wonderful, terrible, gore-filled world of Pudge!

Direct download: tct_7_19_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:12am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are delving into the nuance of dishing out harass from an aggressive perspective as well as what to do when you're getting seriously harassed from a defensive position. We're also covering all those weird talents like Crystal Maiden's +250 Attack Speed and when they're actually useful, the difficult choices between Aeon Disk, BKB, & Linkens, why Ursi's salty about Purge's Crystal Maiden video, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt_7_17_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Description: On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going into some specific maneuvers & techniques that you can put into your play for an edge! We're also chatting about our last 2 weeks in dota, Proud's newfound offlane position, Invoker fears, Dragon Knight bullying, and plenty more! For heroes we're playing Phoenix as a support and Tiny as a safelane carry and exploring how they work with their flexible positioning and strength as a pairing!
Direct download: tct_7_11_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:55am EST

pls buy them

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:17am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi try out a brand new segment for the first time, centered around picks & counterpicks, before going into a full explanation of Ursi's idea before the 4 archetypes of Win Conditions that we talk about on the shows all the time! For questions we cover a bit about broodmother, a bit about dagon, Nova Scotian money pits, what the differences between 4's and 5's are in this 2-1-2 metagame, what each of the numerical roles translates to in terms of actual heroes, and more!

Direct download: tmt_7_3_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:20am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi go through the brand new patch, 7.18, and highlight the most important changes that'll be affecting all our pubs in the upcoming weeks! Some highlights include the changes to lots of early-game laners getting increased mana costs, Doom getting a brutal movespeed nerf, Enigma's Midnight Pulse getting changed around, and plenty of other small nerfs & buffs! For heroes this week Ursi is playing Offlane Enigma and Proud's working out his Safelane Sven!

Direct download: tct_6_28_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:58am EST

This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Bee & Proud go over a whole bunch of support heroes! They talk about what makes good picks, what a support needs to help your team, which supports aren't so hot this meta and so on. Listener questions answered this week cover item builds on CK & his abilities, what to pair Shadow Shaman with & Aghs on Gyro.

Direct download: tmt_6_26_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:56am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud & Ursi are doing an in-depth look at the heroes enabled by our now-settled 2-1-2 metagame! Notably, we're talking about Undying, Skywrath, support Zeus, Silencer, Nightstalker, all the offlane cores that are shining at the moment, and plenty other heroes that are trending! We're also covering some casual dota chat like the most painful ways to lose, Phantom Assassin, and more!

Direct download: tct_6_21_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Bee's out this week with the plague so Ursi is doing a quick solo Q&A followed by this week's Patron casual show from all 3 hosts that covers a bit of everything! We'll be back to usual on Thursday!

Direct download: tmt_6_19_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:38am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi go back to the classics and aggro duo as Necrophos annd 4 Windranger! We're also covering our calibration results, how early-season mmr uncertainty skews game quality/results, Dead Lanes, annoying people to death, how to win even if you're in a bad mental state from the start of the game, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct_6_14_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:38am EST

On today's Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Bee briefly go over their recent calibrations and the new 7.17 Patch. The main topic this episode is all about drafting; how to pick the best heroes for your team and avoid counter picks! They also chat about itemization on Dragon Knight & Troll Warlord, what to do if you get two cores in one lane and go on a tangent about Bloodbourne.

Direct download: tmt_6_12_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going into a whole slew of topics including: why Luna is so strong at the moment, our recalibration strategies, a Wraith King carry game Ursi threw together, why buybacks are so strong in the mid-game, Proud's reassessment of the metagame after watching a bunch of Super Major, and plenty more! For our hero focus we're mostly covering 4 Naga Siren and how that functions in a team comp, specific pairings that work well with it, and Proud plays Monkey King to illustrate a particularly strong safelane pairing!
Direct download: tct_6_6_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:55am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are talking about a ton of different items and the nuances to itemization orders! In terms of heroes we're focusing on Zeus and Bane, particularly Bane's nuanced usage of Nightmare, as well as Ursi's traitorous dislike of Venge. As far as larger topics are concerned, we're delving into the wonderful world of disassembling items and the efficiency it builds into your play, starting items in the various roles & the accompanying rationale for various starting set-ups, the relative value of Medallion vs. Solar Crest, fitting weird offlaners into team comps, a brief explanation of the LOONAverse, how to zone effectively, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt_6_5_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:08am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud is back from Birmingham so we're covering his time there, the Birmingham Major trends, and all that. Ursi's covering his week in dota as well featuring mostly Zeus and occasionally other things, Proud's getting back into dota after a travel-induced break in this wonderful new world of +4 base damage 7.16, and plenty more! For our combo we opted to run Rubick and safelane Lone Druid, Proud tested out this new NoTail build that's more hero-focused!

Direct download: tct6_1_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:46am EST

We just got back from ESL Burningham and welp guess we should review that patch xd

Direct download: tct_5_29_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Beedub chat about the dos & don'ts of maybe the most agonising things in dota, playing from behind! They also discuss tricky Venge swaps, Abaddon shields, keeping track when playing a micro hero, camera binds, daily heroes, Mask of Madness Juggernaut, the fall of Bloodseeker and more!

Direct download: tmt_5_22_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:33am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud & Ursi are running through all the changes to hero choices and laning that have developed over the last couple weeks after the most recent 2 patches, including how to deal with all the Axe we're seeing now-a-days! For heroes this week we're covering Spectre & Slark for carries and Warlock & Lich for supports, we ended up playing Warlock and Spectre in the actual game! All this and more on this week's show!

Direct download: tct_5_17_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:08am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are delving into the wild wild world of support item choices, and the bizarre lovecraftian flow chart of situations that lead you into each item depending on your hero, the game, what items you've already built, and everything else support-item-wise! On the question side of things we're covering our dota superstitions, how best to ward when you're trapped in your base, how to work on training your map awareness, how to beat a losing streak, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt_5_15_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:12am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering all things Battlepass, mostly talking about our experiences and opinions about ranked role queue! We're also covering the new duo lane 2-1-2 meta, when it's good, when it's bad, certain heroes who work in it that weren't working in the old offlane metagame, and plenty more! For heroes Proud is covering mid Windranger and Ursi is playing support Lina!

Direct download: tct_5_9_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Lanes are very importante mis amigos

Direct download: tmt_5_7_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:25am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going over the trends in their last week in dota, like losing to 4 cores, the state of slark (spoiler: he's still bad), maelstrom, and other reactions to 7.14 changes! For our segment this week we're covering why you should be pushing side lanes as a support (or as a core, but we focus on the support angle) to open up the map, force enemy TPs, mess up enemy coordination, build your own farm, and much more! We're playing Clinkz in the mid lane and Silencer as a support for this week's hero combo as well!

Direct download: tct_5_2_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:55am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi & Beedub are going over their highlights and lowlights of the new patch, 7.14, including the mango sale, the potential resurgence of duo lanes, various hero changes, and more! The n we're covering a whole bunch of viewer questions with topics such as how to deal with aggro duo lanes, safe hero picks, specific hard counter picks to look for for free wins, jungling & how to fix it in its current iteration, how to convince people to do things like make proper item choices both in solo queue and in your stacks, and much more!

Direct download: tmt_5_1_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking about their recent battlecup win, Proud's storied love affair with Drow, Ursi's similarly storied but slightly more sallacious love affair with Kunkka, how to win your own Battlecup, learning to use smokes effectively, and more! For our segment we're examining the general things to keep in mind regarding how best to punish poor play from your opponents, and play games where you know you're the highest mmr and need to take advantage of that by outmaneuvering your enemies, punishing weak enemy drafts that allow you to be greedy, and more! For our hero combo we're talking about Venge and Drow and how to deal with a super lost safelane in the mid-game!

Direct download: tct_4_26_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:22am EST

On this week's episode of Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Beedub look at writing a Dota 2 priority list to help out in those moments where you're not sure what to do. They also discuss what heroes are good against Axe, how to get your Dota mojo back, whether life steal is worth it, Dota cosmetics, action films, candied apples, bad segues, fighting cats and more!

Direct download: tmt_4_23_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:17am EST

On this week's episode of Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking all about Ursi's boy Kunkka, all the different available builds for him, and running him with Proud's Drow Ranger, a recently trending hero, and Skrunk's Visage (mid)! We're also covering the incredible utility aspect of Blink Dagger as a farming tool to amp up core farming, not just as a fighting item! All this and more on today's show!

Direct download: tct_4_18_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:03am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi and Beedub are covering how best to scale as a support, when to try to scale into a full core vs. when to opt for more supporty/utility items using Kunkka and Silencer as examples. For our questions we're covering how horribly Ursi threw this 1 terrorblade game, strategizing around buybacks (when to save for them, when not to, etc.), how best to utilize tomes, who Rod of Atos is core on and who it's optional on, and much more!

Direct download: tmt_4_17_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:04am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are exploring the wonderful world of dagon gaming in earnest, dispelling the memey nature around this underrated item! For our Week in Dota segment we're covering Ursi's renewed losing streak (briefly, I promise), his mistakes attempting to play Ember Spirit as though that hero is anything other than awful, and his renewed love of Kunkka; Proud is winning more dota, as per usual, with some excellent Winter Wyvern play! We're running a Dagon-based team comp with a stack this week, hopefully it does well!
 
 
 
Direct download: tct_4_11_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:48am EST

On today's Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Beedub (finally) discuss Bee's first ever rapier game! They also talk some Monkey King specifics, Dagon on supports like Jakiro, Fourth Spirit merch & a bit about Gundam. Listener questions this week are about double creep waves, dealing with losing lanes, heroes that can mid & safelane successfully and when to go S&Y over Manta.

Direct download: tmt_4_9_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:05am EST

On this week's episode of Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are doing a deep dive into the dynamics of how safelane equilibrium works from the perspective of everyone involved: safelane carries, safelane supports, and offlaners! We're also chatting about Ursi's losing streak, all the ins and outs of pulling (and interrupting pulls as the offlaner), playing trilane safelane vs. aggro trilanes, support starting items, and more! The hero combo for this week is Underlord offlane with 4 Slardar, an excellent pairing for a well-rounded team comp!

Direct download: 4_5_18_underlord.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:34am EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub is out sick so Ursi is joined by LeafyPeachy from Desoladies & Beast Coast to talk about all things dota! We're chatting about the absurd amount of pro games going on at any given time, the value (or lack of value) low mmr smurfs provide, how to deal with Techies players, Breath of the Wild, Ursi's crippling fear of birds, magical damage builds vs. physical damage builds on heroes like Shadow Fiend or Mirana, and plenty more!
 
 
Direct download: tmt_peach.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

Proud and Ursi are covering each and every change from 7.12 this week in place of Theorycraft Thursday! Is CM swole now? Do we still hate Undying? Why is every change +/- 30 mana? Let's all find out what will ruin our pubs and what to spam this patch!

Direct download: 712_patch.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:38am EST

Direct download: excuses.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:48am EST

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Direct download: 3_27_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:05am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering all the top picks in each position for you to round out your battlecup team this weekend! Ursi's on a losing streak but is fixing it by playing a bunch of Shadow Fiend so we're going into why SF is so strong at the moment and Proud is playing around with the new Meteor Hammer Arc Warden build! ALl this and more on this week's show!

Direct download: 3_22_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:20am EST