Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast (Dota)

On this week's Teach Me Thurs-Fri-day Bee and Ursi solve all of the world's problem, and then some! We're also covering the first day of TI group stages, an intensive explanation of warding metagame, and plenty, plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-8-16-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi collect cans, make decisions, and put in some hard work on the Aghanim's scepter farm, among other things. Topics included on today's show include: 1 Alchemist, 4 Leshrac, jungles filled with waste, diagnosing problems once you've observed that the problem exists, new ranked, Tiny's new set, Venge 5, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi collect cans, make decisions, and put in some hard work on the Aghanim's scepter farm, among other things. Topics included on today's show include: 1 Alchemist, 4 Leshrac, jungles filled with waste, diagnosing problems once you've observed that the problem exists, new ranked, Tiny's new set, Venge 5, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-8-14-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:41am EDT

On this week's TmT, Bee and Proud talk the new matchymatchmaking update, girthy dragon knight, monching trees, making sounds, restless cats, the plague that is techies, new hats and some other stufffffff.

Direct download: tmt-8-8-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:45am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Thursday Bee and Ursi are trying their absolute darndest to talk about Dota 2 despite an onslaught of fantastic tangents! For the bulk of the show we're covering Bee's continued experience as a blossoming mid player, building up her mid pool to be as robust as necessary but not spread too thin, and troubleshooting some of her troublesome match-ups! Then we're answering questions around Mjolnir's place in item builds, dealing with all those darn child Invokers, how to efficiently manage your emotional currency when met with dota fools, and what to do when you're a techies who is trying their best to be a team player!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:41am EDT

Patch 7.22F just came out so Ursi and Proud are doing our live first reactions and theorycrafting of all the changes, both big and small! We're going to go into hiding after the Tinker buffs so maybe this is our final show

Direct download: tct-7-29-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

TmT: Melting Minds & Mids

On today's Teach Me Thursday (or Friday), Proud goes over Bee's recent dota games. After quite a long break, Bee has returned back to dota on the hottest day of the year, playing Bristleback & Queen of Pain rather than the usual support heroes. They discuss item builds on Bristle and how to generally be a tanky lad and then they go over a successful QoP mid game and discuss the entire laning phase and how it could have been improved.

Direct download: tmt-7-26-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:32am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi are talking about splitpushing, AM trending, new Ember Spirit builds, Invoker, learning complex heroes, core Silencer's potential, map/game changes that incentivize splitpushing, and plenty more! For the game this week Proud plays mid Kunkka for the first time while Ursi plays 5 support Magnus!

Direct download: tct-7-23-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:14am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi think deeply, or at least try to, about their preconceived notions regarding item builds, hero choices, and plenty more in light of their recent games and the new patch 7.22e! We also cover our personal patch highlights, our past Week in Dota as always, and plenty more! For the game we try out a super interesting 1 Slardar build Proud picked up and is working on while Ursi attempts to get back into his good pal Pangolier but is met with roadblocks.

Direct download: tct-7-16-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

nope

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

On this week's Theorycraft Tues....day (?) Proud and Ursi are talking through their successful weeks in dota while learning from a loss in their game this week! Topics include: Magnus, new Slark builds, Dark Willow, Dazzle, Hats, What to do when your lane is going haywire, Ursi's hairbrained talent suggestions, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-7-8-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi give you valuable dota advice and slightly-less-valuable-but-still-important life advice. Topics include: maximizing farm when you're already getting full lane farm, battlecup success, Proud's exploration of mid, what to do when you have too many itemization options, optimizing tankiness, and plenty more!

Sorry this came out late, I decided to do nothing instead of do something so that's the reason. Also all the stuff we use to publish had a bunch of updates so if anything's not working right let me know I refuse to ever double check myself.

Direct download: tct-7-2-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

On this special patch review episode Proud and Ursi dive into 7.22 and all of the loony Aghanim's additions that have been made; which upgrades are good, which are bad, which are surprising, which are situational, and which are just pointless! Looks like a super fun patch to us, though we're disappointed in a lack of nerfs on a couple fronts, and we look forward to covering how is progresses through the pub and pro meta!

Direct download: PATCH_722_5_25_19-001.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Bee has actually been playing dota! Proud sheds his wisdom on her recent games & itemisation choices. They also discuss why Guardian Greaves have become so popular & which heroes they're best on. Other topics covered this episode are Urn vs Vessel, Doom's favourite creeps to much on, how to build a Skywrath Mage mid, Queen of Pain & Brewmaster counters, offlane Enchantress, rat Wraith King, courier efficiency and more!

Direct download: tmt_4_23_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking through their million recent games of Dota 2! We're covering all sorts of heroes, concepts, and trends we're seeing before breaking into our Pick Palette choices which ended up with us playing 5 Abaddon and 2 Dragon Knight! Some heroes covered include: Weaver, Faceless Void, Monkey King, Doom, Ember Spirit, and more!
Direct download: tct-4-17-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi and Beedub cheer on Bee's newfound internet, what she's going to do now that she has regained 21st-Century capabilities, and more! Some topics include, but are not limited to: an assessment of the current metagame & hero pool, Assault Cuirass vs. Crimson Guard, ice cream hierarchy, versatility, and plenty more! 

 

I uploaded an unrendered file by accident please 4give and dl this one

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

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering their long, educational, complicated Week in Dota where we both played tons of Dota! We also establish, and name, the hero-picking concept we're running with at the moment, Pick Palettes! For the game we ended up playing 3 Omniknight and 4 Nyx Assassin. Heroes and concepts discussed also include: Magnus, Leshrac, Spectre, Naga Siren (carry), Abaddon, Sniper, Lion, dynamic skills, and plenty more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:37am EDT

Or description!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:06am EDT

downbloadd

On this week's Theoyrcraft Thursday Proud and Ursi do all the regular things we do, including chatting about our Weeks in Dota, a segment on the current Carry pool, and a combination of Dark Willow with a hero of Proud's choosing which ended up being Ursa! Some other miscellaneous topics include: Kunkka, Omniknight, Juggernaut, Weaver, 4 Leshrac, and Ursi's Battlecup with the We Like Dota folks!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:25am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break into the 7.12d patch notes, their experiences with Dota recently, Ursi throwing a battlecup, and plenty more! For our heroes we chose based on the game and ended up playing Bloodseeker and Pangolier!
Direct download: tct_3_27_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break into the 7.12d patch notes, their experiences with Dota recently, Ursi throwing a battlecup, and plenty more! For our heroes we chose based on the game and ended up playing Bloodseeker and Pangolier!
Direct download: tct_3_27_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

Translator's note: this was recorded saturday so patch discussion will come thursday, ya mook.
 
 
It's a return to form for Teach Me Tuesday with Beedub and Ursi! This week we're chatting about Bee's short-term return to Dota despite her complete lack of internet at the moment, Ursi's ups-and-downs in Dota, flirting in Assassin's Creed, how the internet actually works, attack speed vs. attack damage, when to buy small items on supports, how to get back into a hero you think is bad, Korean proverbs, and more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 8:49am EDT

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi do all the regular stuff! We're covering our week in dota on both familiar and unfamiliar heroes, leading up to a segment all about the do's and dont's of playing unfamiliar heroes for the first time, and plenty more! Our hero combo this week is Oracle support paired with Proud's newly refined Mars build!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:11am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee is still dota-deprived so we do a mix between a Dota show for the first half(ish) and a casual show for the second half! Other than Dota, our casual show topics include: how none of us know how plants work, Bee's new job, Cats & Ladders (the alternative to Chutes and Ladders), Al Gore inventing the internet (which is a series of tubes), an incredible tale of Proud's Kenshi storyline, boogie boards, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are exploring the wide new world of Mars, with its rugged landscape, cartoonish muscles, dead rovers, and beautiful pearly whites. We're covering first impressions, builds, trends we're seeing so far, what his ideal role is vs. what he's passably playable in, and plenty more! Some regular dota conversation as well after an exciting week for both of us!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi and Bee attempt to return to normalcy but are interrupted by a surprise patch note release and do a review of that instead! We're covering the major buffs, major nerfs, trends, our deep-seated personal problems, our hopes, dreams, why movespeed is king, solving world hunger, and everything else in the course of just 80 minutes.
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi set out to do one thing, and end up learning a whole lot about something completely different! Our segment revolves around the prevalence of midas, why you're seeing it so often, when it's strong vs. when it's not, and the math behind it all! For heroes we played support Phoenix with mid DK, but we end up focusing on the mid Viper we ran into for the most part, because their build and play was a real treat to learn from!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

SORRY

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:06am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi gain a whole bunch of legs, encase themselves in chitin, and consume their young piece by piece to survive winter. Anyway, we talk about a whole bunch of heroes and topics including our reactions to 7.21b, and all of the different archetypes of invisibility that we see in Dota and how to deal with each one most effectively!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

hereitis

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

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TMT_2_12_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:47am EDT

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!

Direct download: tct_2_7_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

 
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!
Direct download: patch_1_29_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

 
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!
Direct download: patch_1_29_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

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 EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tct_1_17_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:07am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

 
 
 
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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

I forgot my push to talk this took so long t o edit i hope you're happy

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

 
 
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 EDT

 
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 EDT

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 EDT

HERE IT IS

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

 
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 EDT

 
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!
Direct download: TCT_11_29_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

 
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 EDT

 
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 EDT

 
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 EDT

NEWPATCHNEWPATCHNEWPATCHNEWPATCHNEWPATCH

 

THE 8 HOUR ONE IS COMMIN UP TOMORROW MY SWEET BABBIES

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:38am EDT

 
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 EDT

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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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

 
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 EDT

win some you lose some

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

 
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 EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tmt_10_8_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tct_10_4_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:08am EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tmt_10_1_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tct_9_27_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

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Direct download: tmt_9_25_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tct_9_20_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:52am EDT

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!

Direct download: tmt_9_18_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

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!

Direct download: tmt_9_18_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

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!

Direct download: tmt_9_18_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

 
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.
Direct download: tct_9_13_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:50am EDT

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

Direct download: tmt_9_11_19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

fcuk yuo

Direct download: ursi_madlibs.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:50am EDT

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!
Direct download: tct_9_6_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

 
 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!
Direct download: tmt_9_4_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

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!

Direct download: patch_719b_9_2_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

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!

Direct download: tct_8_30_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:19am EDT

 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.

Direct download: tmt_8_29_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

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!

Direct download: ti_wrap_up_8_28_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

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

Direct download: cashul_8_22_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

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!
Direct download: tct_8_16_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:25am EDT

 
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!
 
 
Direct download: tmt_8_14_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

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!

Direct download: tct_8_9_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

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

Direct download: tmt_8_7_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:45am EDT

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!
Direct download: tct_8_2_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:14am EDT

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.

Direct download: tmt_7_31_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:04am EDT

 
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!
Direct download: tct_7_25_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

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.

Direct download: tmt_7_24_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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Direct download: tmt_7_10_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:17am EDT