Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast (Dota)

On today's episode of Teach Me Tuesday Ursi & Bee focus on all the ins-and-outs of what makes a good support vs. a bad support, how to play support in a greedy fashion without costing your team, how to communicate as a support (and general communication opinions/tips), and more! Our questions for the episode pertained to supporting in slow games, aggro trilaning, and the relative values of playing ranked vs. playing unranked!

Direct download: 20180123_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

On today's episode Proud and Ursi are joined by special guest Donnie from Pvgna to talk all about the best ways to learn from pro games and then how you can implement & apply what you've learned most effectively! For the combo this week, Proud is focusing on a new Radiance Ursa build that he's testing out and Ursi ends up playing Magnus as a reactionary pick to the game drafts! All this and more on today's show!

Direct download: 20180118_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

Proud and Bee discuss the goals and techniques of Phantom Assassin, Dragon Knight, Doom, and Shadow Shaman that give you that sweet sweet W. Listener questions include a conclusion on the Double Stout trend, whether anyone is allowed to jungle WK under any circumstance, and probably some other stuff.

Direct download: 20180116_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

On this episode of Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi are talking all about their week in Dota, how to effectively mirror enemy support movements to create an advantage, how to establish tempo on an aggressive roaming support and force the enemy to mirror you, and more! Our combo for this week was a safelane Lycan using the Helm of the Dominator into Necronomicon 3 build paired with an offlane Beastmaster for wild strong push!
 
Direct download: 20180111_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

On this episode of Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by former teachling and current-special-guest Leafy Peachy to chat about a variety of different topics! Our focuses today include Spectre's itemization, talent choices on Spectre, how both Dark Willow and Pangolier have settled now that they've been released for a while, transformative items vs. reinforcing items on carries, how to improve the overall Dota community and maintain the longevity of the game, how to play Legion Commander in the midgame, the value of peoples' win rates on heroes as a judge of their skill, and more!

Direct download: 20180109_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

On today's episode of Theorycraft Thursday your hosts Proud and Ursi are going in-depth on the new trend of pulling the enemy's initial minute-zero creep wave as the offlaner to build and maintain a strong lane advantage for you as the offlaner! We're also going to be playing Witch Doctor and Dragon Knight together and going into some of the advantages and disadvantages of running jack-of-all-trades supports like Witch Doctor and talking about what makes a good DK game vs. a weak DK game! All this and more on this week's Theorycraft Thursday!

Direct download: 20180104.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

On today's show Beedub and Ursi are working to improve their play for the upcoming 2018 year of Dota with their own new year's resolutions! We're also chatting all about how to play around detection as an invisible hero, what makes a good trilane composition, how to deal with aggressive duolanes as a safelane support, how much money spent countering an opponent is too much money, and much more on today's Teach Me Tuesday!

Direct download: 20180102_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

On today's episode of Theorycraft Thursday Proud embraces his inner math teacher and teaches us all about the geometry of team compositions in Dota; what makes a strong team shape versus a weak team shape, how certain heroes contribute to a team via their shapes, and why certain types of heroes synergize well with one another and make the entire team composition into a strong, winning shape! In the game we went in specifically to pick heroes to illustrate this concept and came out with Queen of Pain (played by QoP-hater Ursi) and Monkey King! All this and more on this week's TcT!

Direct download: 20171228_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:32am EDT

Bee attempts to maintain consciousness as Proud outlines Crystal Maiden's weaknesses and some other stuff probably, I don't know, I haven't listened to the whole thing yet...

Direct download: 20171226_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

On today's episode of Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi audit Ursi's last hitting segment from this week's Teach Me Tuesday and chat about their last week in Dota 2 before getting into a thorough analysis of Queen of Pain's excellent place as a mid in the current patch, QoP builds, and then play her paired with a Skywrath Mage support for this week's game!

Direct download: 20171221_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

On today's show your host Beedub is joined by Ursi to get into the nitty-gritty about how best to roam and defining the different types of roamers who often are grouped together despite functioning very differently in the actual game! We also chatted about how valuable it is to memorize Dota minutia, study methods that may or may not be pointless, and answered a bunch of listener questions regarding BKBs, Jungling, Blink vs. Force, the virtues of picking tanky heroes, and more!

Direct download: 20171219_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

On this week's episode of Theory Craft Thursday your hosts Proud and Ursi cover how best to use Teleport Scrolls, their hatred of techies spammers, Ursi's weird love of Aeon Disk, Proud branching out his support pool, and more before they are driven to the edge of their wits after hours of attempting to playing this week's combo: Luna and Shadow Fiend.

Direct download: 20171214_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

Proud and Beedub answer some listener questions, discuss which heroes are good for new offlane players, talk about how to get out of a slump, and discuss possible new safelane carries for Beedub to experiment with. All this and more on this episode of Teach Me Tuesday!

Direct download: 20171212_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

On today's episode of Theory Craft Thursday Proud & Ursi delve into how best to set your priorities in team fights, how to best avoid panicking in hectic situations, Ursi's love of Soul Ring Shadow Fiend, and more before going into this week's combo: Shadow Demon and Morphling!

Direct download: 20171207_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:25am EDT

On today's episode of Teach Me Tuesday Ursi & Beedub explore Bee's experience calibrating and playing ranked for the first time before delving into the very robust but important topic of how to avoid dying in games of dota! We also cover why certain heroes like PA and AM are a scourge upon lower mmr pubs but a more manageable problem at higher mmrs, and how best to develop & grow as a team, how to be honest with your teammates, and why it's best to avoid playing with ringers on your team

Direct download: 20171205_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi delve into how they've changed and adjusted their mindsets so that they can succeed in the new ranked season! Both of them are making some notable changes to great success so far (knock on wood) including the official Proud Method of Supporting™ and Ursi's newfound love of Elder Titan. For the combo this week Proud is playing Gyrocopter and Ursi is playing Elder Titan as two thirds of a trilane, lets see if you guys finally get to hear the winning transition song!

Direct download: 20171130_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday, Ursi and Beedub talk about the new ranked season system before going into all the ins-and-outs of how to play around invisibility; how best to use invisibility to your advantage, how best to counter invisibility, offensive counters vs. defensive counters, offensive play-making potential vs. defensive maneuvers, when to use dust vs. when to use sentries, the various power peaks of invisibility, and more! Also answering more listener questions. If you want to send in questions yourself you can DM any of the show hosts on Discord or you can send us an email to show@fourthspirit.com

Direct download: 20171128_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

On this week's Theory Craft Thursday, Proud and Ursi go over the opening 5 minutes of a support in Dota 7.07, the new Ranked Match Making system, and go through a game with Wraith King and OD.

Direct download: 20171123_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:14am EDT