Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

On today's Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Bee briefly go over their recent calibrations and the new 7.17 Patch. The main topic this episode is all about drafting; how to pick the best heroes for your team and avoid counter picks! They also chat about itemization on Dragon Knight & Troll Warlord, what to do if you get two cores in one lane and go on a tangent about Bloodbourne.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going into a whole slew of topics including: why Luna is so strong at the moment, our recalibration strategies, a Wraith King carry game Ursi threw together, why buybacks are so strong in the mid-game, Proud's reassessment of the metagame after watching a bunch of Super Major, and plenty more! For our hero focus we're mostly covering 4 Naga Siren and how that functions in a team comp, specific pairings that work well with it, and Proud plays Monkey King to illustrate a particularly strong safelane pairing!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are talking about a ton of different items and the nuances to itemization orders! In terms of heroes we're focusing on Zeus and Bane, particularly Bane's nuanced usage of Nightmare, as well as Ursi's traitorous dislike of Venge. As far as larger topics are concerned, we're delving into the wonderful world of disassembling items and the efficiency it builds into your play, starting items in the various roles & the accompanying rationale for various starting set-ups, the relative value of Medallion vs. Solar Crest, fitting weird offlaners into team comps, a brief explanation of the LOONAverse, how to zone effectively, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud is back from Birmingham so we're covering his time there, the Birmingham Major trends, and all that. Ursi's covering his week in dota as well featuring mostly Zeus and occasionally other things, Proud's getting back into dota after a travel-induced break in this wonderful new world of +4 base damage 7.16, and plenty more! For our combo we opted to run Rubick and safelane Lone Druid, Proud tested out this new NoTail build that's more hero-focused!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

We just got back from ESL Burningham and welp guess we should review that patch xd

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

On this week’s Theorycraft Thursday Ursi is joined by Skrunk to hang out and talk about everything you, specifically, have ever wanted from a dota two podcast. Topics Include: HP Regen laning meta, Timbersaw, Skrunk’s opinions on role queue and the health of the game, what to do when there’s too many support players in your stacks, why Io is dope strong, visage mid, how to become a mid player or transition from any role into another, why Ursi is so in love with armlet, Russian bot farms, and plenty more!

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This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Beedub chat about the dos & don'ts of maybe the most agonising things in dota, playing from behind! They also discuss tricky Venge swaps, Abaddon shields, keeping track when playing a micro hero, camera binds, daily heroes, Mask of Madness Juggernaut, the fall of Bloodseeker and more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:33am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud & Ursi are running through all the changes to hero choices and laning that have developed over the last couple weeks after the most recent 2 patches, including how to deal with all the Axe we're seeing now-a-days! For heroes this week we're covering Spectre & Slark for carries and Warlock & Lich for supports, we ended up playing Warlock and Spectre in the actual game! All this and more on this week's show!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are delving into the wild wild world of support item choices, and the bizarre lovecraftian flow chart of situations that lead you into each item depending on your hero, the game, what items you've already built, and everything else support-item-wise! On the question side of things we're covering our dota superstitions, how best to ward when you're trapped in your base, how to work on training your map awareness, how to beat a losing streak, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:12am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering all things Battlepass, mostly talking about our experiences and opinions about ranked role queue! We're also covering the new duo lane 2-1-2 meta, when it's good, when it's bad, certain heroes who work in it that weren't working in the old offlane metagame, and plenty more! For heroes Proud is covering mid Windranger and Ursi is playing support Lina!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Lanes are very importante mis amigos

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going over the trends in their last week in dota, like losing to 4 cores, the state of slark (spoiler: he's still bad), maelstrom, and other reactions to 7.14 changes! For our segment this week we're covering why you should be pushing side lanes as a support (or as a core, but we focus on the support angle) to open up the map, force enemy TPs, mess up enemy coordination, build your own farm, and much more! We're playing Clinkz in the mid lane and Silencer as a support for this week's hero combo as well!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi & Beedub are going over their highlights and lowlights of the new patch, 7.14, including the mango sale, the potential resurgence of duo lanes, various hero changes, and more! The n we're covering a whole bunch of viewer questions with topics such as how to deal with aggro duo lanes, safe hero picks, specific hard counter picks to look for for free wins, jungling & how to fix it in its current iteration, how to convince people to do things like make proper item choices both in solo queue and in your stacks, and much more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!
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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.

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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!

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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!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

Proud and Ursi are covering each and every change from 7.12 this week in place of Theorycraft Thursday! Is CM swole now? Do we still hate Undying? Why is every change +/- 30 mana? Let's all find out what will ruin our pubs and what to spam this patch!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:38am EDT

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:48am EDT


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Category:Dota -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are covering all the top picks in each position for you to round out your battlecup team this weekend! Ursi's on a losing streak but is fixing it by playing a bunch of Shadow Fiend so we're going into why SF is so strong at the moment and Proud is playing around with the new Meteor Hammer Arc Warden build! ALl this and more on this week's show!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday a vacation-inspired Beedub is joined by Ursi to talk extensively about Ancient Apparition, Ursi's current love and Bee's newfound interest! Bee is in Greece on vacation (holiday) so we're chatting a bit about hero lore before delving into the ins-and-outs of playing AA as a 5: when to pick him, when not to pick him, how greedy to be, how to best use his ult, and more! For the listener questions this week we're covering zoning offlaners (or admitting you cannot zone them) as a support and how to deal with a variety of different zoning-related scenarios that commonly pop up, we're also gonna talk about the virtue & reasoning for double Null or double Wraith Band on mid laners! Also, we learn about the history of Daylight Savings time, for some weird reason.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:40am EDT

Description: On this week's episode of Theorycraft Thursdays your hosts Proud and Ursi are chatting all about their experiences in the last week of dota playing with random pro players, Ursi losing mid to Puck over and over, Proud enjoying Lifestealer, and more! We're also getting into some of the pros and cons of Dota Plus as well as Proud's theory behind why playing support is so effective at climbing in ranked! For the hero combo this week Proud is playing Sven, a somewhat passed-over hero who is still strong, and Ursi's playing everyone's favorite punching bag, Crystal Maiden!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:39am EDT

ugh let me sleep

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:45am EDT

Update: fixed it, team. full epizode is there now


On today's episode of Theorycraft Thursday Proud & Ursi are getting into their last 2 weeks in dota including pro players Proud runs into, Ursi's naming-based superstitions, and more! For our segment this week we're chatting about what to take into consideration when you're picking heroes in each of the 5 roles/positions in both the early stages of pick phase and the later pick phases! As our combo this week we're playing mid Lina with safelane Wraith King, taking full advantage of the skeleton talents that got buffed in 7.10!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

On today's show Ursi and special guest Migs are making their best attempt at manning the ship while captain Beedub is dead in the water without internet! We're focusing on 7.10 changes, carry rotations around the 8-12 minute mark, what makes a good support vs. a bad support, and more before breaking into listener questions like 'when to skip big items?', 'how to get reinvigorated to enjoy dota again after a break?', and our opinions on the support vs. core balance trends!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

proud and bee talk about terrorblade who is very good right now boy howdy is he good

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

On today's Teach Me Tuesday, Proud lays down the knowledge on how to lane, itemize & fight as Juggerbean and Bee is embarrassed at her Lifestealer build. Listener questions are answered about maintaining distance from gap-closers in team fights, transformative items for supports, & what lifesteal items actually do!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

Ursi and Proud are going about their regular business this week talking about their week in Dota, Ursi's Pangolier adventures, Proud's wild recent games, Ursi learning how to properly play Terrorblade and more before delving into this week's segment on swapping lanes pre-game for advantageous matchups prompted by a game which Ursi played Tidehunter mid as a Broodmother mid counter! For this week's combo Ursi is going back to one of his old favorites who he hasn't been playing much, Disruptor, and Proud is playing around with a hot new Radiance + Solar Crest Lifestealer build!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

In this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi are going over the various support buffs and changes that came along with the new 7.09 patch and their games testing out some new things in the patch before delving into listener questions like "how to relax after you've been tilted in a game", "how best to 5 man and when to stop 5 manning", and more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are delving deep into Proud's love of Vengeful Spirit support that has led hum to a huge win streak in solo ranked! Ursi is chatting about his hatred of Razor, dislike of playing safelane, and his long win streak that has since faded into a whole lot of losses. For the combo Proud is playing Venge, of course, and Ursi is picking based on the game (Terrorblade and OD) and we all get to learn about why everyone hates Lion, that ugly mess of a hero.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

In today's Teach Me Tuesday, Bee and Proud discuss farming and fighting in pubs, Luna, Reflection, and answer some listener questions along the way. Bee may have been body snatched also but I think it's fine.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

On this week's Theory Craft Thursday Skrunk joins Proud and Ursi to chat about their 7.08 winning streaks! We're covering all kinds of different heroes from Lion to Alchemist support and other heroes that got some notable changes in 7.08. For our game we ended up playing offlane Tiny, safelane PA, and roaming Tusk (so that Ursi can redeem himself after last week) and talked about what, exactly, makes up a good team comp. All this and more on today's episode!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:03am EDT

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday, Ursi and Beedub are chatting about their experience with the new patch 7.08, Ursi's long-standing love of Rubick, Bee's newfound tryst with Rubick, which types of heroes are best to first-pick in various roles when in pubs, how to effectively balance a draft between being reactionary but not too reactionary, and much more!

Stay tuned for a Patreon-exclusive episode discussing the merits and demerits of run-on sentences and comma splices!*





* No.

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

I'm very tired cause I put off mixing this but this is a patch review of 7.08 where I got really loud at Ursi and I'm sorry please know I love him very much and have sent him flowers even though he's dumb. 


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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:24am EDT

In this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are diagnosing Ursi's pub problems and figuring out just how, exactly, to actually win pub dota games! For this week's combo we're talking about roaming Tusk paired with Battlefury Troll Warlord
it's short but you can improve it lol  <--- I didn't improve it
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

On today's episode of Teach Me Tuesday, Proud & Bee talk about all the different types of disables in Dota 2 and what they do. Also, the infamous topic of base attack time is revisited as Proud takes another crack at explaining what it is and how it works.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

On today's show Proud and Ursi are jumping into why suddenly everyone is building Battlefury on their safe-laners, why everyone should actually be building rapiers, Ursi's love hate relationship with Invoker at the moment, and more! For this week's combo we played Monkey King with a rapier build to illustrate the strength of rapiers and pair it with Oracle to try to keep the rapier in play as much as possible! A great rapier game Proud played recently can be found with match ID 3696259670!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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...

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

Proud is tired and Bee are jet-lagged as they endeavor to teach you mangy rascals how the goodnessgracious to highground cause golly gee wiz is that a tough one. Please listen to our shows we're dying each day and it's not getting any easier to see the light.

Send help.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

On today's episode of Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi set out to define what are achievable vs. unachievable goals for the new ranked season system started by 7.07 and how to go about accomplishing those goals as the season progresses! We also talk about our current Meepo frustrations, the sad state of Ursi's carry pool, and more before going on to play Tiny with Vengeful Spirit as a safelane combo!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:36am EDT

This week's Teach Me Tuesday features Ursi and Beedub going through plenty of questions from both Bee and viewer submissions including their favorite supports in 7.07, how to climb from 2.5k up with the new ranked seasonal system as mid or carry, what role the 3, 4, and 5 have in a team comp, and more!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

On today's Theory Craft Thursday Proud and Ursi discuss the different ways to play around the new offlane from the offlaner's perspective including the advantages of duo-laning versus the advantages of more traditional solo offlanes! For the game they set out to play Pangolier and Skywrath Mage but end up playing Skywrath with Beastmaster against a Pangolier offlane from the enemy team! All this and more on the most recent TcT!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

This week's TmT features Proud and Special guest Skrunk running through a brief review of 7.07b and discusses the hows and whys of safelane strategy in 7.07.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:38am EDT

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Proud and Ursi bring you their full, exhaustive (and exhausting!) 7.07 Dueling Fates patch notes review complete with all the info on the new heroes, their potential combinations, all the new items, old item changes, and the truly absurd amount of hero changes AKA why exp talents are godly, why health is better than damage, and how movement speed talents are awful in nearly all cases! On top of that we talk briefly about our official Fourth Spirit rebranding as this is our first episode as well as our partnership with Unikrn ( which enables us to make all the content we love to make!

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Cyphus is joined by EZ Mrcz for one final episode of Defense of the Patience.  They talk Dota 2, the state of esports, their favorite moments with Defense of the Patience, the great DotPeeps, and more.  Find Cyphus on twitter @TheRealCyphus to find out what's in store coming up with Dota Cinema and his future podcasting endeavors. 

Thank you all for the wild and amazing ride.  I'm going to miss it more than you know.  Good luck and godspeed!

As promised, the link to DotP's original MS Paint logo:

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Cyphus runs through an "almost" final episode of DotP that strolls down memory lane and reviews some of his favorite intros from the early days of Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast.  He talks the stories that went into them, why they make him laugh, and more.  Check out this next-to-last episode of Defense of the Patience, a Dota 2 Podcast.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:26am EDT

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi go in depth on the different phases of drafting, how the guidelines for captains mode apply to pubs, what makes a weak draft versus what makes a strong draft, how to abuse a weak draft, how to accentuate your strengths, and more draft advice! Afterwards they go in detail about general rules for addressing the many common problems folks run into in any given game of dota, things like addressing lost lanes, countering enemy 5th picks like Broodmother, dealing with enemy cores that are snowballing, reclaiming map control, why Tien's Tri-Beam makes a square, and much more!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Ursinity and Beedub discuss the mid position, covering matchups, item decisions, rotations, and Ursinity's affection for mid Necro. All this and more on today's Teach Me Tuesday!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Cyphus runs everyone through some changes regarding the DotP announcement from last week, what he'll be up to moving forward, and what the next week or two will look like on DotP.  Thanks all!

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On this weeks episode, Chessie, the carry for complexity sits down to talk about the recent success at Starladder, competing in the NA scene as well as how this new roster came about to start the season. Zrock then joins Breaky to discuss the minor events results so far and preview our first Major of the season with ESL Hamburg. All of this and more in this weeks episode of DotPro!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

On today's episode of Theorycraft Thursday Ursi and Proud talk all about their new project Fourth Spirit, what that means for TcT (hint: nothing, its staying the same!), and more before going into their week in dota, how to identify and optimize your hero choices and item choices around your allies and more! This week's combination is a 4 position roaming Slardar paired with an offlane Underlord with particular emphasis on how the two compensate for the nuance of Underlord offlane versus many other common offlaners!

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Major show announcements on today's episode.  Cyphus talks about DotP coming to a close, when and how that will all happen and the timeline for it, where you will be able to continue listening to Teach Me Tuesdays and Theorycraft Thursdays w/ Proud, Ursinity and Beedub, why this is all happening and what to expect during the final weeks of Defense of the Patience.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

BreakyCPK and zrock discuss recent roster changes and rumors, as well as preview the first minors of the season. All of this and more on this week's episode of the pro Dota 2 podcast.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

On this episode of Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursinity delve into their week in Dota 2, Ursi's adventures carrying people as a support player, common mistakes among players in the low to mid 3k bracket, common support mistakes, and more. Later they go into the combination of Nyx and Zeus, exploring how they work together and itemization/skill-builds on both heroes! All this and more on today's episode!
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Proud and LeafyPeachy dive deep into Doom's decision-making and how to recover as a struggling offlaner.

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No new episode today!  Big show announcements next Monday's episode though.  Today:

Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier joins Cyphus on today's DotP One on One to talk playing professional Dota 2 in all its various regions, his transition on Team Faceless from carry to mid lane, feeling disconnected from his family due to his decision to pursue a career in esports, and professional players' behavior in Dota 2 and the future of professionalism in the scene.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 interview podcast.  Find Black @BlackDota2 on twitter or follow his stream at

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On this week's episode of Theorycraft Thursday Proud & Ursi focus on how to get out a Dota rut, what effects the behavior patch may have on pubs, how hard Cuphead is, and more before going on to play support Silencer with a carry Ursa as an aggressive safelane duolane! All this and more on this week's episode!

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Ursinity and Beedub try out a new one on one format of Teach Me Tuesdays where Beedub watched one of Ursi's carry games and then analyzed his decision making, why he cuts down so many trees, mistakes he made, how to steal roshan, when to draft troll vs. when not to draft troll, and much more!

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Cyphus has a quick message about changes upcoming around DotP and introduces today's re-release of a One on One recorded w/ TrentPax back in May 2017!  We hope you enjoy today's episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

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PPD sits down with BreakyCPK to discuss the crazy roster shuffle that was, how the current roster came about, what he thinks about the NA Dota 2 scene and concerning the recent Optic Gaming Announcement. Zrock also joins to help recap the many qualifiers currently taking place as well as how each of the regions are looking. All of this and more on this weeks episode.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

Proud and Ursinity are at it again with a brand new theorycrafted combo!  This week, they're playing around with a Nature's Prophet offlane.  Listen to find out what they ended up pairing it with in this week's edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

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A solo episode with Roland. Roland discusses the last three years, his highest heights and what a wonderful time it's been with Defense of the Patience.

Catch Roland's last episode here on Defense of the Patience

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Proud schools LeafyPeachy and Cyphus on the interactions between safe lanes and offlanes.  They talk what to do when you're a solo safe laner, proper goals for an offlaner, when to leave lane and where to go, offlane as Enigma, and much, much more.  Plus a lot of Bloodseeker.  Cause, you know...Proud.  All on the Dota 2 podcast!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

Cyphus fills us in on the latest info regarding the DotP studio transition.  Then DotP provides a sample of the content available on the DotPatron exclusive podcast feed for your listening pleasure.

Ursi and Proud bring you another casual DotPatron exclusive episode of the podcast talking Universal Mathematic Theory of Terry by Terrance Howard, Dota 2, Steam sales, cosmetics, bowling, and probably more nonsense than anyone can remember.  Check out the latest Patron-exclusive Dota 2 podcast episode now!


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BreakyCPK is joined by Zrock for a breakdown of the latest happenings in pro Dota 2.  They talk Starladder qualifiers, King's Cup results, ESL Hamburg, WCA and much, much more.  Check out the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast.

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Today on Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursinity talk all about communication in pubs, productive communication and negative communication, pet peeves, and their personal attitudes towards communicating in Dota 2 pubs.  Later they take Phantom Lancer and Disruptor to the lanes where Proud tries a PL build without Manta Style in an effort to breathe life into the hero we've all been lukewarm on build-wise for a while.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

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From brown boots Earth Shaker to mango PA, Ursi tutors leafypeachy and beedub on decisions in the early game. How do you lane versus a Dark Seer with Soul Ring? Why Blink and Force Staff? All this and more on the learning Dota 2 podcast!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

Roland is away and Cyphus is instead joined by Ursinity and Proud.  They talk feeling stagnant in Dota 2, wonder what changes may come in 7.07, and who plays ranked Dota 2 properly.  Hint: Ursi thinks it's him.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

Breaky continues his look at the shuffles and shakeups in the world of professional Dota 2 this week as well as what's in store in the upcoming year.  He welcomes special guest Black^ to talk Black^'s upcoming year, who he'll be playing with, and what he thinks of the roster news we've gotten so far.  Later Zrock joins Breaky for a look at the latest news in pro Dota 2.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

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Proud and Ursinity tackle a new theorycrafted combo this week with Oracle and Necrophos.  Find out how they built them, what they skilled and if the theorycrafted Dota 2 combo worked in the lanes.  Plus they talk at length about winning from behind.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

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Proud gets a new combo of students this week for Teach Me Tuesdays: Beedub and Cyphus.  With both the "teachlings" focusing on safe lane cores, this episode focuses heavily on safe lane carry play.  Beedub asks about pushing high ground and which cores are best at it before delving into alternative Monkey King carry builds.  Plus Proud schools Cyphus on his recent Spectre play, a Viper misconception Cyphus holds, and helps Cyphus try to determine if he's farming too much.  Beedub poses a few questions about Bloodseeker much to Proud's delight, and they close with another look at the issues with replacing Manta Style in Phantom Lancer's build.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 learning podcast!

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Roland talks his lack of satisfaction playing in the mid 2k's MMR bracket of Dota 2, how he regrets his massive MMR loss, why the loss occurred, and how he might fix it.  He also tries to talk himself into and then out of paying someone to boost him to 3k.  They discuss at length the pros and cons of playing a limited hero pool and expanding that pool in ranked v. unranked Dota 2.  Plus a little Patron gushing and iTunes reviews!  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

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BreakyCPK is joined this week by special guest: EternaLEnVyy.  EE talks with Breaky all about the behind-the-scenes roster drama, where everyone wound up, and his take on the scene at large moving forward this year in Dota 2.  All this and more on the latest pro Dota 2 podcast!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

Proud and Ursinity are tackling the concept of a meta hero in this week's episode of the Dota 2 podcast.  They also talk about a Windranger/Bloodseeker combo for this week's game.  They talk extensively about Windranger as both a core and support, Disruptor's strengths, building items around the enemy team comp, and cast points.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

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Ursinity sits down for a lesson with Cyphus and newest addition to the DotP roster: LeafyPeachy.  They talk their goals for the next year in Dota 2, the positions they're focused on, effective offlaners in the current meta, when to farm aggressively in the enemy jungle, and how to make Clockwerk more viable.  All this and more on the learning Dota 2 podcast!

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Cyphus and Roland talk their latest solo queue experiences in Dota 2.  They talk the biggest throw Cyphus has made in some time, difficulties with drafting/laning on their AD2L team, Cyphus' first negative conduct report, how Roland hates the beach and much, much more!  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast now!

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BreakyCPK is joined by Timado and Banana Slam Jamma on today's DotPro Show!  They talk the latest happenings in the pro Dota 2 scene, discuss the latest roster shuffle news, and what their plans are moving forward in professional Dota 2.  All this and more in the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast!


Timado - 14:10

BSJ - 33:40

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