Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

In which Beedub and Ursi cover how to build-up your hero pool without driving yourself nuts losing games! Topics include: Queen of Pain, safe 3 picks, Magnus, Centaur Warrrunner, 'boilerplate' heroes, diversifying picks, identifying advantages/disadvantages within matchups, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-4-7-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:03am EDT

In which Proud and Ursi discuss their recent adventures playing a ton of Dota, both good and bad! Combo for this week was 1 Luna with 5 Oracle! Other topics include: Monkey King, Weaver trials, Pugna's popularity, KotL + Ember as a combo, Tiger King, Doom Mid, teamfight geometry, Sven builds, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-4-2-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:11am EDT

Edit: Fixed how awful the quality is, damn sorry friends.


On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi do a fusion dance and become one. Topics include: Death Prophet's strength, 7.25b quick review, Blademail, expanding the 3 pool, different pushing archetypes, Weaver, Monkey King Bar, Monkey King himself, Dragon Knight, Pugna, Meepo, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-3-26-20-002.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

On this week's return to Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi exlpore Bee's re-entry into Dota, have some epiphanies regarding play, positions, and more, reassess some theories, talk about common problems we're running into, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-3-23-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

In which Ursi and Proud recap their first dozen-or-so games of the new patch 7.25/7.25a and play the newly-buffed Gyrocopter alongside a 5 Tusk to cover niche, hyper-situation 5 support synergies! Other topics include: Snapfire's new aghs, Juggernaut builds, Lion, Manta vs. SnY, Bane, Lion, Weaver, the new pick phase structure and its implications on meta, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-3-19-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:27am EDT

My mic's kinda messed up at the start but we're just talking about owls or something feel free to skip forward a couple minutes idk

In which Ursi, Proud, and Bee analyze the full patch notes for 7.25! We have debates about the new picking order, do lots of Math, develop their owl impressions, HP regen, all the hero changes, and plenty more !

Direct download: patch725-3-18-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:09am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi develop their pool of heroes in this patch! Topics include: building crit items on Phantom Assassin, Bristleback, Luna, the value of weird niche counters like needing to turn heroes around, Silencer, attack range actually being valuable, 3 Meepo (?!), Spirit Breaker's hidden value, and more!

Direct download: tct-3-11-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thurs-Fri-Day Proud and Ursi break from their cocoons and become beautiful butterflies, only to die 7 days later. Topics include: Bristleback (as a carry!?), Crystal Maiden, new ranked badges explained, Phantom Lancer, Earthshaker, enabling Storm Spirit, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-3-6-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:42am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi get together to reassess their feelings about pro dota thanks to the new and exciting DPC changes, review patch 7.24b's nerfs to our favs and not-so-favs, chat about their week playing a whole ton of different heroes, discuss their love of blademail on any-and-all heroes, their time playing some old-favorite heroes (like Pangolier) and newly-favorite heroes (like Snapfire), and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-2-26-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi find a way to play 4 Queen of Pain. Topics include: Blademail, Crystalys, Lifestealer, Ursi throwing Kunkka games, Snapfire (as always), Lion, Meepo, Morphling, Witch Doctor's place at the moment, draft phase mindgames, which heroes may be furries, Midas, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-2-20-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thurs(Fri)day Proud and Ursi get together to go back to basics, playing a classic lane combination! Other topics include: more Snapfire chat, Astronauts, Lich, Phantom Assassin, dropping out of high school, Big Momma Britain, Morphling, Kunkka, casual Crystalys', support Pugna rising in popularity, Clinkz, and plenty more!

Direct download: TCT-2-14-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi discuss: Morphling, common trilane hazards & pitfalls, Outworld Devourer, Shadow Shaman being utter trash, Riki being the opposite of that, predictions for 7.24a minor changes, Meriweather Lewis, the irrelevance of Night Vision talents, Snapfire' prevalence, and more! For our game we played 3 Slardar with 4 Rubick!
Direct download: tct-2-6-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thurs (Mon) Day Proud and Ursi get to react to the new patch and its small-but-fun changes! For our focus we played Grimstroke 5 with Sven 1 and loved it! Other topics include: Spectre, Juggernaut's return to our hero pool, neutral item slots, wrestling, Grim Dawn, Sonic, and plenty, plenty more!
Direct download: TCT-2-2-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Ursi and Proud get together to review the exciting new patch 7.24! We do a full run-through and get into all the details, test some theories, and get excited to play a whole lot of new things!

Direct download: PATCH-724.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:23am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi start all kinds of beef with all kinds of people, from their teammates to their competitors and, most of all, their friends (now enemies, i guess). Topics include: Clinkz, Treant Protector, Tier 5 items, Path of Exile, the new ranked system, Phantom Lancer counters, Dark Willow, Pro meta vs. pub meta, Disruptor, WoW, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-1-23-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi discuss everything known to man. Some topics include: Drow Ranger, Tusk, Monkey King, Path of Exile, Stalker, Clockwerk, what makes a mediocre team comp, Omniknight, Children of Blood & Bone, Cogs, Shadow Fiend, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-1-16-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:07am EDT

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Direct download: TMT-1-14-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are joined by Gothir to play a game, chat about dota, cover the new mini-patch (7.23f) and more! Some covered topics include: Slark, Bloodseeker, Puck, Phantom Lancer Aghs, Magnus, dealing with tanky heroes, Oracle, anti-kiting strategies, the value of Boots of Travel, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-1-9-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi bring in 2020 by looking at a few games they played before recording, their week in Dota, meta developments, and plenty more! Topics include: Ancient Apparition, the current small-but-well-defined support pool, dealing with smurfs, the value of last pick, Proud's new Tiny build, Shadow Fiend, Huskar, the absurd value of kiting, Mirana, and more!
Direct download: TcT-1-2-2020.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:16am EDT