Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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