Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

In this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi return to form, playing heroes they love, trying new builds, and thinking about Dota! Topics include: warding value in the current support meta, Hot Wheels, Monkey King, Rapier, Nyx Assassin, Diffusal Blade Winranger, Terrorblade, Mask of Madness carry trends, Dune, How to do literally anything on the map in a stalemate, and tons more!

 

My external cooling fan was on during the recording so my audio is shit but I learned some neat new tricks and got it listenable because that's just how much I care about you ;)

Direct download: tct-9-17-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi offer up approximately 900 opinions, at least 3 of which are guaranteed to make you, specifically, unhappy with us. Topics include: Bee's Phoenix experiment continuing, Sniper, Ursi's vitriolic dislike of Zeus, various food opinions, what the hell Bovril is (?), which dota heroes would be picky eaters, deli sandwiches, what the best vegetable is, and tons more!

Direct download: tct-9-16-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Ursi is joined by Bee while Proud is on sabbatical, uncovering the mysteries of various tombs. Topics include: 3 position Bloodseeker trends, Bee learning Phoenix, Ursi's experiments with OD as both a 3 and a traditional mid, drafting around unique offlaners, the wonders of Snowdonia, and tons more!

Direct download: tct-9-9-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi converts Bee into a Phoenix player, also we talk about other things. Topics include: MVP calculations, Venge's laning phase, regional bbq/party games, what heroes are the most universally fun for people, Dota peripherals, Sven issues, Ursi feeding on Axe, Sniper, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-9-2-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi get together to do one thing and one thing only: talk about dota two. What else would we be doing, anyway? You should know what this podcast is by now everybody. Topics include: 7.27d mini patch, Faceless Collaborators, Drow, Dragon Knight, Magnus, experimenting with some Monkey King ideas, our highlights of the new patch, Arc Warden, and more!

Direct download: tct-8-26-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi talk about Dota, as always; Ursi has some hot takes, Bee has some developments in her hero pool, and tons more! Topics include: Arc Warden, Venomancer (mid and support), Skywrath Mage, Grimstroke, dealing with Spectre & Sniper, communication nuance, Overwolf, Procrastination, Ursi testing out a few things to vartying degrees of success, and more!

Direct download: tmt-8-26-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi get together to explore communication in Dota before playing a pub in which Ursi reaches his final form by playing 5 position Tinker. Topics include: Dragon Knight as a carry, Axe as a carry, Arc Warden, Leshrac 5, playing fully muted, All chat, balancing farm around the map, converting core heroes into support heroes, and more!

Direct download: tct-8-20-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

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Direct download: tmt-8-18-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

HEY FIRST TIME RECORDING AT THE NEW PLACE AND WOULDNT YA KNOW IT OUR AC IS REALLY LOUD BECAUSE OUR LANDLORD IS A PIECE OF SHIT GOD I FUCKING HATE THEM SO MUCH HOLY SHIT CANCEL THE RENT SO I CAN PUT THIS GODDAMN LEECH ON THE STREET 

I filtered most the noise out but as a result my voice has certain tones removed and it sounds bad but it's this or nothing so don't email my wife

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break into a whole bunch of games, topics, and more after their hurricane-forced week off! Topics Include: Tiny mid builds by Topson, Horizon Zero Dawn, a math-filled evaluation of bottle, Spectre, Sven, Daedalus, Ursi abandoning games, Puck as a 3, Luna, bad support movements being worse than no support movements, and more.

Direct download: tct8-14-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

In which Bee and Ursi clock back into the podcasting mines and talk about their last 2 weeks of pubs, life, and everything else! Topics include: books (we're smart now!), Grimstroke, Windranger, magic damage juggernaut, Puck, Amish pretzels, Raddlers, Fall Guys, ranking our 3 Most Fun Supports, Silencer, a few duo queue games Bee and Ursi played together, and more!

Direct download: tmt-8-12-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi get into details about salvaging bad lanes through jungling, jingling our way to victory, and plenty more! Topics include: Magnus mid, Sven, Snapfire, managing counters to various heroes during a draft, Drow wins for Ursi, Omniknight, Glimmer Cape on cores (?!), tangoes vs. salves, Elder Titan, PA as a mid, and more!

Direct download: TCT-7-30-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee is joined by Ursi to talk about her recent games, his recent games, your recent games, and everything else. Topics include: Immortal 2's, Pugna, Viper, Luna, Drow Ranger, Gyrocopter, Devolution by Max Brooks, Moths, Toxicity in pubs, core Silencer vs. support Silencer, pub team comps, irrational fears, making dumplings, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-7-28-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are joined by Donnie, @ElevatedDota, formerly of Dota Alchemy and Pvgna, to talk a bit about everything Dota-related! Topics include: Viper, Heaven's Halberd's strength right now, Tinker, the updated/changed Bloodseeker, Dota burnout, bracers/wraiths/nulls, Spectre's many itemization options, Tusk as a 5, new Sven, Doom, the content creation process as it relates to Dota, and plenty more !

Direct download: TCT-7-23-20-002.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi play around with the fun new roguelike game mode, Aghanim's Labyrinth, cover their new business ventures, and also talk a bunch about regular Dota also! Other topics include: a return to mid Juggernaut for Ursi, Aghanim's Labyrinth hero balancing, AL strategies, Void Spirit struggles, Cactus Facts, brains melting, 7.27c patch notes, Axe, and more!

Direct download: tmt-7-21-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Proud and Ursi pull apart the brand new patch 7.27b in typical Fourth Spirit fashion! There's a whole lot of math, a whole lot of new hero ideas, excitement for nerfs & buffs, and tons more in this very long, complicated new patch!

Direct download: patch-727b-7-16-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:33am EDT

Well how about it?

Direct download: tmt-7-14-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi develop their understanding of different mid matchups, predict some changes in the next patch, and plenty more! Topic include: Spectre, Drums, Natures Prophet, Ursi gettingh back into Invoker, aggressive mid matchups vs. defensive ones vs. farming ones, playing against Kunkka lanes, item changes, more Tinker from Ursi, Monkey King, new Veil, and more!

Direct download: tct-7-9-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi discuss their tons of games in the new patch, 7.27! Topics include: trendy items, trendy heroes, Spectre, Dark Willow, spell lifesteal, mid hero pools, carry Tusk, the new Anonymous feature, the new draft phase dynamics, Helm of the Dominator, Drum, Voodoo Mask, FLEX MONEY, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-7-2-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:22am EDT

In which Ursi and Proud break apart all of the patch changes in 7.27, how they affect the state of the game, how they interplay with various heroes, what changes are most significant, and tons more! We also learn about exchange rates of attack speed to attack damage, which heroes would make the best vampires, which heroes are now dagon users (hint: none), and more.

Direct download: patch-7-27.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

On a special episode of the podcast Proud, Ursi, and Bee get together to talk about current events surrounding the overall Dota structure, how the community should hold people accountable, how different people have reacted to current events, how pro players factor into things, what the future holds for Dota as a scene, and other facets of the esports ecosystem. Other casual dota topics follow, including: Ember Spirit, Windranger, art restoration, adventures in the forest ft. gun, and a few other things!

Direct download: wednesday-6-26-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:48am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi develop the idea between what makes a hero a 'good hero' vs. what makes a hero a 'bad hero' in a given metagame! Topics include: Monkey King, Puck as a support, Ursa, Ursi's Tinker experiment developments, Armor!!!, Anti-Mage, Naga Siren, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-6-18-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi cover a bunch of mid heroes they've been playing, a bunch they aren't, and discuss getting the most out of the lane! Topics include: scheduling Dota, Tinker, aggressive buybacks, smoking, lane swaps, Jakiro, Windranger, OD, Tinker, Cavern Crawl, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-6-16-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi contemplate the value of a femur in a fight, the relative strength of New Jersians vs. Moose, and maybe even some Dota 2! Topics include: Mid lane maximization, Silencer as a 4 vs. Silencer as a 5, support duo synergy, Tusk, Ursa, Battlefury's transformative abilities, minus armor, Void Spirit, Jakiro, Wraith King, optimizing Clinkz for +dmg, Wand vs. casual stick, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-6-11-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi talk about a few mini-segments, a whole lot of week-in-dota, and end up playing a stun-heavy Chaos Knight + Lion lane! Topics include: Cavern Crawl experiences, how to learn a new hero efficiently, Luna, Helm of the Dominator, Drum, Warhammer, Raindrops, Natures Prophet, heavy harass offlanes & support duos, Zeus, Drow, Anti-Mage is a pox upon our society, 5 support rotation strategy, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-6-4-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

On this week's Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi chat about the developing Battle Pass and the trend of carries who excel at poking and prodding, rather than traditional bursty hard carries! Topics include: Personas vs. Arcanas, more Troll Warlord hate, Brewmaster, Venomancer, Ogre, Maneater, Dark Willow, Lifestealer, Clinkz, late game itemization, Sange & Yasha, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-5-28-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:21am EDT

This week on Teach Me Tuesday/Wednesday, Bee & Proud give their thoughts on everything in the Battle Pass! They also discuss a wild Lycan game & Bee's first attempt at playing Timbersaw and what items to get.

 

Sound's a little fucked cause of trains and stuff, sorry friends I did my best.

Direct download: tmt-5-27-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi discuss a couple near-perfect team comps, a whole lot of reflection on the game right now, predictions for Battle Pass, Legion Commander, Clinkz, Lifestealer testing, why Ursi's CK experiment is done with, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-5-22-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

In which Bee and Ursi pull apart a bunch of 3 vs. 1 matchups, learn to differentiate between agressive + defensive lanes, go on a bunch of tangents, and more! Topics include: Timbersaw, the Monster Effect, cooking muscles, Centaur Warrunner, Bane, relaxation in Dota, Bonsai, Brewmaster, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-5-19-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Proud and Ursi talk about how Spell Prism outperforms every other neutral item, supporting is real weird, numbers are nonsense, and more! Topics include: Clinkz, Pudge, Illusionist's Cape, Spectre, Feeling behind when you're ahead, courier metagame, starting items, Orb of Venom, Void Spirit, Templar Assassin matchups, missing hooks, playing 'frontliners', and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-5-14-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:18am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday/Wednesday, Proud & Bee delve into the concept of creep skipping and how to pull it off when you're having a rough offlane. They also discuss how caring about dota is hard, Spider Legs are actually boots, how to counter Snapfire, Bane & Winter Wyvern things, and whether drinking caffeine makes you win.

Direct download: TMT-5-12-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

In which Ursi and Proud cover all the recent meta developments, their reignited love of Ability Draft, and try out Wraith King 3 alongside 4 Tiny! Topics include: Lone Druid, Ursi throwing Sven games, how impossible it is to push a tier 2, Lone Druid, Monkey King, mid Dazzle, ability draft, long games, Wraith King's differing function as a 3 or a 1, Clinkz, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-5-7-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

In which Ursi is joined by semi-regular-but-still-special guest Migs to meander about a few highlights from 7.26c, a few misconceptions, larger laning changes developing after deny changes, and the weird reality of 4 Sniper being trendy in pubs! Other topics include: PA Coup de Grace talent, evasion talents, core Sniper builds, Juggernaut, new player adjustments, quarantine haircuts, World of the Married, Windrangers with bashers, and more!

Direct download: tmt-5-5-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud has some hot takes which Ursi convinced him to make into a manifesto that will surely prevent both of us from getting jobs in the future. Topics include: Patch 7.26b, Lone Druid, Deny changes, the talent fiasco, tower regen changes, item drop timings, Bounty Hunter's existence, how the dota changes affect new people, overall feelings, Winter Wyvern, winning games where you lack a clear win condition, and more!

Direct download: tct-4-30-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

In which Ursi and Proud discuss the abundance of changes in 7.26a, some of which don't matter, others of which matter a lot! Topics inculde: the biggest winners & losers of 7.26 & 7.26a, Proud's newfound appreciation for MKB as a damage item, last hitting efficiency, Lone Druid, Dignitas, Clinkz' big buffs, Alchemist's big nersf, Troll Warlord's existence, Necrophos 3, Sekiro, and more!

Direct download: tct-4-23-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Bee discuss how and when to farm as an offlaner. Also on the agenda; MMR histories, pesky Pudges & neutral items as cosmetics.

Direct download: tmt-4-21-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

In which Proud and Ursi discuss many things, as always. You should be used to this by now, seriously. Topics include: XCOM, Drow, Slark, Monkey King detox, Nyx Assassin, Ursi's encounter with a 4 Weaver, Crystal Maiden maybe being good, how to pick fights, the idea of 'miscellaneous damage', Ember, KotL, and more!

Direct download: tct-4-16-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi and Bee get deeper into Bee's transition into an offlane player and answer a listener question on improving when you're newer to the game! Topics include: Centaur Warrunner, Dragon Knight, Sven, Crystal Maiden, how the heck Retaliate actually works, denying for lane advantages, Phantom Lancer, Nyx Assassin, and more!
Direct download: TMT-4-14-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi try desperately to make heroes that are bad into heroes that are good, but it is a fool's errand. We also discuss a new theory of drafting which helps to visualize the value of certain hero picks (see below for a visual representation made by Proud), and plenty more topics as always!

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Direct download: tct-4-9-20.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:54am EDT

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

On this holiday Friday Proud and Ursi get together to chat about their experience with Dota recently, holiday gifts, the Witcher Netflix series, explaining what the 2-4 Framework is (patent pending), patch discomfort, patch enthusiasm, Dota player numbers over the years, laning opportunity cost(s), cooking with cast-iron, knife companies, and plenty more!
Direct download: fridaydieday-12-27-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break into 100 different topics in 100 minutes. Topics include: the expansion of the current 5 pool, Skywrath's dominance as the perfect 4, Ursi being the victim of biological warfare, Queen of Pain, AOE stuns being the key to victory, Lifestealer, Tiny, Puck, Grimstroke, how to operate a super strong 3 + 4 combo lane, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-12-19-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:11am EDT

LAST COUPLE MINUTES OF THE EPISODE GOT FUCKED UP, HERE'S IT IN FULL

 

I HAD TO TALK QUIET SO IM A LITTLE STATICY PLEASE BE NICE TO ME

Direct download: tmt-12-17-19_FIXED.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

I HAD TO TALK QUIET SO IM A LITTLE STATICY PLEASE BE NICE TO ME

Direct download: tmt-12-17-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:18am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi open their minds' eye by claiming outposts near and far. Our combo we analyze and play this week is carry Tiny with 5 Dark Willow, who complement eachother swimmingly! Topics include: Ursa, Treant Protector, 3 Venomancer, weird hero choices (especially 4's), hero picking order changes, the value of support counterpicks & carry counterpicks, Slardar, Pugna, underplayed heroes, mango tree placement, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-12-12-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

 
 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi establish that there are no longer any 5's, only 3.5's and 4's with the new Support changes working their way into changing the pub meta! Topics include: Void Spirit, Snapfire, PA being terrible, Pangolier, jungle items, Mask of Madness LD, 4 Luna, 3 Venge, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-12-5-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

On this continuation of our review of the huge 7.23 patch notes Proud and Ursi get deeper into the patch after having played a whole lot of games! We're covering the new heroes, new map, new items, new RNG components, specific heroes (notably the very-high-winrate-increase heroes like AM, CM, Venge, LD, etc.), Proud's take on the new (very strong!) Lone Druid, Kunkka's aghs, how supporting has changed already, item equity amongst teammates, and plenty, plenty more!
Direct download: tct-11-28-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

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Direct download: patch-overview-11-26-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

On this week's short Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi do their last Teach Me Tuesday of patch 7.22, make their predictions about 7.23 right before it comes out, and talk about other general Dota topics, as always! Other topics include: Butterflies, Dragon Knight as a 3, Techies, Comfort Heroes, Earthshaker, Cramming in a ton of Dota, Kaya item combinations, and more!
Direct download: tmt-11-26-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

On this week's Theory Craft Thursday we rejoice in the coming of a new patch and say farewell to 7.22 and its various iterations! We're chatting about our highlights from the patch, what we learned & took away from our experiences over the last 6 months or so, and plenty more before we play Lifestealer with 5 CM as our final combo of the patch! Other topics include: how much money Valve deserves as tithes, the stompiest heroes, Faceless Void builds, Underlord, Anti-Mage, Ursi's encounter with a prophetic 11 year old, the development of the 4 position hero pool & game role, super-late-game decision making, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-11-21-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi embrace the wonderful land of the offlane, Bee's new home! We get Hot Takes about pro dota, support Abaddon chat, Tidehunter, Earthshaker, courier sniping, the new Pokemon game, which names are the best, and plenty more!
Direct download: tmt-11-19-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi cover a whole lot, culminating in an extremely long (87 minute!) game for this week which gives us an opportunity to cover super late-game decision making and more! Topics include: 4 Luna, Luna counters, Ursi's WLDL drafting experience, relaxing stack games, support Natures Prophet, 5 KotL, hero removals, hero fusions, 4 men named Joey, picking good heroes vs. picking good teams, CK losses, matchmaking changes, and more!
 
Direct download: tct-11-14-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:21am EDT

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Direct download: tmt-11-12-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi confirm what everyone has been thining: boy, this sure does seem like it's gonna be a cult! In addition to affirming all those suspicions we cover: advanced farming patterns, Legion Commander, Lifestealer, Weaver, Spectre maybe being good again (or maybe not), navigating your mid game into a victory, win states vs. lose states, bad tower trades, Chaos Knight, PA, Ursi's WLDL drafting experience, Zeus, the Monty Hall problem, cold brew, child fight clubs, and plenty, plenty more! For our game this week we played an offlane duolane of 3 Clockwerk with 4 Silencer!
Direct download: tct-11-7-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Proud and Ursi console one another and prepare for another 3-4 weeks of this patch's miserable lifespan. Due to this, we decide to get weird and try some new stuff in an effort to entertain our small brains and play carry Doom with support Invoker! Other topics include: the era of weird mids we are curretnyl in, lane domination, Alchemist rearing his head again, low player count, Ursi throwing LC games, how to properly utilize +dmg talents on supports, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-10-30-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi cover a little bit of everything! Topics include: seasonal Dota habits, Lich, Venge, Snow, Silencer, Bee living in Italy this whole time, high school jobs for Dota heroes, tower pressure in laning phase & how to execute it properly, and plenty more!
Direct download: tmt-10-29-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday we're back to our original day and Proud is teaching Ursi the most important points of drafting in this current era of Dota drafting! We're simplifying the daunting process of drafting a full team comp, balancing hero picks at different phases of the draft, and outlining simple guidelines to pick an effective team. Other topics include Skywrath Mage, Phantom Lancer Aghs, mid lion, Chaos Knight itemization, strong offlane duos, Satanic, Dynasty Warriors 8, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-10-23-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Teach Me Tuesday returns! Proud & Beedub discuss their recent dota games & everyone's favourite skeleman, Clinkz, and what items to build on him, how to use his abilities effectively and how to work with Burning Army. They also chat about why they play dota, when to rotate into other lanes, how to fight a Medusa & predictions on when the next patch will be. Got a question? Send them over to show@fourthspirit.com!

Direct download: tmt-10-22-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:10am EDT

On this week's (final!) Teach Me Thursday Beedub and Ursi talk about their recent successes, plan for the success of their future, and plenty more! Topics include Ursi being punished for his abandonment of his trendy new Jugg build, Bee embracing full-on tech bro life hacking for Dota success, DotP Deep Lore(tm), 5 Stacking and its effects on your play, a whole lot of Terrorblade chat, Anti-Mage, Legion Commander being the absolute GOAT, Morphling tips & picking apart a game, and plenty more!
Direct download: tmt-10-17-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

On this week's Theory Craft Proud and Ursi tool around with breaking out from itemization ruts and opening their minds, except 'opening their minds' leads to simplifying every build to 'lets just build a basher'. Other topics include: Lycan, support Puck, Monkey King love, Ursi's recent battlecup, more Juggernaut love, Dark Willow, Drow, and plenty, plenty more!

Direct download: tct-10-15-19FIXED.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:55am EDT

 
On this week's Theory Craft Proud and Ursi tool around with breaking out from itemization ruts and opening their minds, except 'opening their minds' leads to simplifying every build to 'lets just build a basher'. Other topics include: Lycan, support Puck, Monkey King love, Ursi's recent battlecup, more Juggernaut love, Dark Willow, Drow, and plenty, plenty more!
Direct download: tct-10-15-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

On this week's Teach me Thursday, beedub confesses to Proud about her most embarrassing dota habit to date. This episode is all about how to itemize - predominantly in the mid lane. Any questions please email them over to show@fourthspirit.com!

Direct download: TMT-10-11-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Proud and Ursi are boarding a train to the nearest village, taking it over, teaching their people to do crimes, and then installing fiber-optic cable to play Dota Two on. Also, we play carry Riki and 5 support Zeus, which is a trip. Other topics include: 3 Lycan, Splitpushing, effective lane farming, clockwork, Phantom Lancer, Spectre, super long games becoming more common, and plenty more!
Direct download: tct-10-8-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

 
 On this week's Teach Me Thursday Beedub and Ursi create a wild ride of an episode in which, among other things, Beedub gets officially Knighted by the Queen! We're mostly covering the most adult topic: trying to find time to actually play Dota when you're busy as knobs all the time, plus answering a whole slew of questions and bouncing around between topics as usual!
Direct download: TMT-10-3-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft episode Proud and Ursi have played a ton of Dota and have a ton to say! Topics include: Weaver, Faceless Void being the only carry (?!), Clinkz, new Juggernaut builds, Sniper, the strength of creepcutting as an offlaner (especially Axe!), Phantom Lancer, Abaddon, and plenty more! Our main segmentt is covering patch 7.22H which is small but mighty, and for our game we play Weaver 1 with 5 Disruptor!

Direct download: TcT-10-1-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

 On today's episode of Teach me Thursday, Bee & Proud discuss their recent recalibration efforts, Dragon Knight items, Earthshaker's power, Silver Edge, when to smoke, the knack to split pushing and much more. If you'd like to ask a question about Dota (or anything else), please email your question to show@fourthspirit.com or message Ursi or Bee!

Direct download: TMT-9-25-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft show Proud and Ursi sit everyone down to cover some common mistakes, how to identify them, how to fix them, and how to abuse enemy players who make them! We're also covering more calibration games, safelane ideas, 4 Mirana being undeniably strong, Ursi being tortured emotionally by a nameless coworker, warding nuance, gold rationing as a 5, optimizing starting items, and more! We played 2 games this week, the first one being 1 Mars with 5 Witch Doctor and the second game being 3 Tidehunter with 4 Mirana!

Direct download: TCT-9-24-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Thursday Bee and Ursi are doing their absolute darndest to discuss the video game Dota Two, but might die in the process. Topics include: New Valve conduct patch, Smurf Ethics 101, Kunkka mid, Legion Commander, Pick vs. Counterpick, Smoking when you're in solo queue, Drum, Valve communication improvement (?), and plenty, plenty more!
 
 
Direct download: TMT-9-19-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:03am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi are revealing themselves as Lycan Aghs Appreciators(tm) and also discussing many other, but ultimately less significant, things. Some topics include: Nightstalker, Keeper of the Light, Ignuus Fatuus combos, Legion Commander, Witch Doctor lanes, resetting waves at-will, Enchantress 3 team comps, more developed analysis/theorizing around Freight Train Dota, Tusk, Drow, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-9-17-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:09am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft episode Proud and Ursi get deep in the weeds of the seemingly-small-but-actually-huge 7.22G and how it's going to change the overall game as well as their personal picks! We're discussing new heroes we want to try, how we want to play them, what we want to play them with, and so, so much more. Other topics include: Legion Commander, Bristleback, Winter Wyvern, Gyrocopter being the only carry anymore, whether Alchemist is officially dead or not, Windrunner, Timbersaw, and plenty, plenty more! In the game we play 1 Nightstalker and 5 Undying!

Direct download: tct-9-10-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

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Direct download: tmt-9-5-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi barrel into the end-times of the current patch and forsee a bright future in which Alchemist is slightly less annoying, Enchantress is reworked, the Arctic ceases to melt, and we're all One Item Up on our opponents. Topics include: Patch predictions, Alchemist, Ursi picking Techies like the scum he is at heart, Winter Wyvern, 5 stack growth, map movements, shot calling, throwing games at Roshan, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-9-3-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:23am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tues..Thur...Saturday Bee and Ursi talk about getting outed at work as Dota players, holiday Dota, Alchemist, Lifestealer, tilting in pubs for no reason, mixing-and-matching builds to optimize, OD, dealing with Medusa mid matchups, developing push comps and/or deciding whether your comp can push effectively (and how they may or may not do that), and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt-8-31-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Hello! We have a new fortnightly/monthly Underlords show! Bee & Proud play a game to chat about for this episode. Bee goes for Brawny, Warriors & Hunters with a dash of Warlock, Heartless & Troll on the side. Proud builds a Savage, Druid & Primordial team. They also discuss an item, a hero and an alliance as the second segment of the show, which this week is; Embarrassment of Riches, Tiny, & Scaled. Let us know what you think or if you have any suggestions!

Direct download: underlords-8-28-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi break TI wide open, analyzing the drafts from the final three series and picking apart their nuances! We're also covering some of the general TI trends, hero choices, and more; in our Week in Dota segment we cover Kunkka, playing & improving with a new 5 stack team, OD safelane, draft traps, Alchemist, Tusk, mid matchup results, and plenty more!

Direct download: tct-8-27-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi are covering plenty of excitement from this past week in dota, including all the wildness TI brings this time of year! Our main segment is a feature on Midas' place on carries, and other topics include: Carry Io, some of our duo queue pubs, practicing team play, clams, witches, Tiny, Winter Wyvern, Puck, and plenty, plenty more!

Direct download: tct-8-20-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

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!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am 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_fix.mp3
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

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On this week's Theorycraft Tuesday Proud and Ursi are joined by special guest Bealuct! We're covering all the regular stuff: our week in dota, new meta shifts regarding supports, the history of doorknobs, Jakiro as a mid, 4 suppoer & 5 support hero pools swapping around, Treant Protector trending, tempered chocolate, and plenty more! For the game this week we played 3 Sand King, 4 Phoenix, and 2 Alchemist!

Direct download: tct-fuck-this-jesus-christ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am 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!

Direct download: tmt-8-1-19.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:41am EDT