Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by John from Shelved Games since Bee is out sick this week! We're covering plenty of stuff but mostly focusing on branching out as a player, the most common and yet most difficult part of all our dota lives, particularly how mid is so awkward to learn but so gratifying once you've gotten comfortable! On the questions front we're covering being confident in your decisions, communicating effectively as a mid player that's having a tough time, Save Your Friends Syndrome, how best to use your drum charges, splitpushing vs. fighting as a core, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by John from Shelved Games since Bee is out sick this week! We're covering plenty of stuff but mostly focusing on branching out as a player, the most common and yet most difficult part of all our dota lives, particularly how mid is so awkward to learn but so gratifying once you've gotten comfortable! On the questions front we're covering being confident in your decisions, communicating effectively as a mid player that's having a tough time, Save Your Friends Syndrome, how best to use your drum charges, splitpushing vs. fighting as a core, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt_9_18_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:59am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Ursi is joined by John from Shelved Games since Bee is out sick this week! We're covering plenty of stuff but mostly focusing on branching out as a player, the most common and yet most difficult part of all our dota lives, particularly how mid is so awkward to learn but so gratifying once you've gotten comfortable! On the questions front we're covering being confident in your decisions, communicating effectively as a mid player that's having a tough time, Save Your Friends Syndrome, how best to use your drum charges, splitpushing vs. fighting as a core, and plenty more!

Direct download: tmt_9_18_18.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:58am EST

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday a losing-fatigued Ursi and Proud cover their recent dota leading up to a long, thorough discussion of their hopes for the upcoming patch, 7.20, and the aspects of the game they think should be changed and/or will be changed! We also learn the Ursi is incapable of doing even basic math and should be properly shamed.
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:50am EST

beee didn't give me a description or title so this is what you get who even reads these anyway lamo 

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:11am EST

fcuk yuo

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:50am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi dig deep to assess their current inability to win dota 2 games. Maybe it's our fault, maybe it's our teammates fault, who knows (we do, it's their fault)? We're playing Magnus offlane to accent a safelane Ember Spirit pick and seeing how it all pans out! This and plenty more on today's episode!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:44am EST

 
 On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi are going over some of Bee's first times playing new heroes and new roles and how best to go about learning new things! We're going in-depth on a laning phase mid matchup of Lina vs. Sniper as well as covering some more general mid lina concepts/builds/etc. and other fundamental mid-lane skills anyone needs to work on their mid play. For questions we're covering the background strategy behind Lich's deny mechanic, BKB timings and how best to utilize them, dealing with really annoying harass lanes, and more!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Proud and Ursi are covering the entirety of the post-TI balance patch 7.19b! It's mostly nerfs to top-picked TI heroes that we somewhat expected but a lot of smaller, more interesting nerfs and some interesting overall changes to our pubs before the upcoming major patch we expect sometime around a month from now!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are completing their new-hero trist with Grimstroke by playing him and trying to convince Ursi he needs to become a Grimstroke spammer (spoiler: he will be)! We're also casually covering our strategy now that we're trying to play and climb more seriously, a lot of lane partner pair-ups with Grimstroke, how to fit Earthshaker into a team comp, why pubs are bad at Spectre even though she's great, adapting pro or high-level strategies into your pub play, countering a defensive duo safelane, Mario's advantures in dimensional portals, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:19am EST

 On this week's Weach me Wednesday, Proud & Bee give you the low-down on everything Grimstroke; from items to skill builds, his abilities and how to play him! They also discuss Clinkz's clarity consumption, why no one builds Battlefury anymore, some predictions on what the upcoming patch will bring and more.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Proud, Bee, and Ursi are all back from The International and covering their favorite bits, least favorite bits, looking ahead to next year's TI (for better or worse), covering their new motivations to actually be appreciably better at Dota, and plenty more! We're also covering our favorite players, our favorite storylines, and other pro-dota related topics we rarely cover on the regular shows!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:28am EST

I sorta just described it in the title oops lmao im doing this at the event please be kind to me

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi break into the first day of the group stage matches of TI, super-late-game decision making after Ursi had a 83 minute game this week, and plenty more! For our main segment we're covering the trends from day 1 of the Group Stage which can be summarized as "we're really smart and all of pro dota listens to this show please hire us"! For heroes we're covering a stat-focused PA build Proud and Ursi are both in love with and Ursi is playing offlane Centaur! At the end we cover our TI content & meet-up plans as well as Proud's tour guide to Vancouver!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:25am EST

 
On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Bee and Ursi work on a beginner's guide to mid as Bee's started to pick up the position and embrace her heel turn into a mid player (maybe, kind of)! We're specifically talking a lot about Shadow Fiend, the different archetypal mid roles, and when you should actually gank side lanes (regardless of your teammates' whining)! For questions we're burning through quite a few and covering everything from mid broodmother to Axe's tempo to farm efficiency, force staff efficiency, and plenty more!
 
 
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:58am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi fly too close to the sun by attempting to play core Crystal Maiden by abusing her +250 attack speed talent and it goes as expected. It's a great example, if a little strange, of how the proper process of theorycrafting a new build should go when it comes to analyzing a hero's strengths and weaknesses and building around to amplify strengths while mitigating potential weaknesses. For our weak in Dota we have Ursi realizing he's a terrible Invoker player and Proud explains exactly how one figures out how to approach the game strategically once they've taken all the outer towers and are forced to figure out how to approach high ground (hint: its about buying a gem!). All this and more on this week's show!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:43am EST

No description either. Money's a bit tight feel free to give us some. Or just me personally, it's fine either way. 

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:45am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi try Daedalus Tiny and are never the same afterwards. Ursi's playing his newfound love Dark Willow and having a grand old time with all her combos and whatnot. For our segment we're focusing on Creep Cutting and how this relatively simple tactic can win you plenty of pubs so long as you're aware of it, set yourself up for it properly, and execute it well! All this and more on this week's show!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:14am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are covering the brand new patch 7.19, how to counter Phoenix & Morphling, analyzing Bee's recent pub losing streak, Ursi becoming relaxed & zen this week in his pubs, and plenty more! For listener questions we're covering efficient mango usage, why Aquila is so OP, when to buy gems, Octarine Core in general, whether or not we should bother investing time into Enchantress since she's strong right now, and how best to survive on a deserted island.

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

 
On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going over a whole slew of observations about the recent metagame, their observations from watching day 1 of The Summit, why Phoenix is a god, Ursi's attempts to make 4 Kunkka work again, Proud's attempts to make LD work again, Proud playing with Jenkins, and plenty else! For heroes we're covering Crystal Maiden in depth, especially the whole mystique around her +250 attack speed talent, and Wraith King, who loves his kids!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

This week’s episode is all about Spectre! Proud sheds some light on Bee’s recent Spectre games and what went wrong/right with haunting, itemization, farming & more. They also discuss high ground pressure and when to back, big ults with big cooldowns, what to do when you team takes bad fights, how to avoid Skywrath’s wrath & what to do when heroes are missing.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:15am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going about decribing exactly what the idea of 'flow of the fight' is and how that impacts your late game decision making regarding items, talents, and even hero choices from the get-go! After our regular Week in Dota segment we're focusing our hero specific segment on carry Bloodseeker (all applies to mid BS as well) who's real strong at the moment as well as 4 Pudge played by Ursi who discovers the wonderful, terrible, gore-filled world of Pudge!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:12am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi are delving into the nuance of dishing out harass from an aggressive perspective as well as what to do when you're getting seriously harassed from a defensive position. We're also covering all those weird talents like Crystal Maiden's +250 Attack Speed and when they're actually useful, the difficult choices between Aeon Disk, BKB, & Linkens, why Ursi's salty about Purge's Crystal Maiden video, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Description: On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi are going into some specific maneuvers & techniques that you can put into your play for an edge! We're also chatting about our last 2 weeks in dota, Proud's newfound offlane position, Invoker fears, Dragon Knight bullying, and plenty more! For heroes we're playing Phoenix as a support and Tiny as a safelane carry and exploring how they work with their flexible positioning and strength as a pairing!
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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:55am EST

pls buy them

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:17am EST

On this week's Teach Me Tuesday Beedub and Ursi try out a brand new segment for the first time, centered around picks & counterpicks, before going into a full explanation of Ursi's idea before the 4 archetypes of Win Conditions that we talk about on the shows all the time! For questions we cover a bit about broodmother, a bit about dagon, Nova Scotian money pits, what the differences between 4's and 5's are in this 2-1-2 metagame, what each of the numerical roles translates to in terms of actual heroes, and more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:20am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi go through the brand new patch, 7.18, and highlight the most important changes that'll be affecting all our pubs in the upcoming weeks! Some highlights include the changes to lots of early-game laners getting increased mana costs, Doom getting a brutal movespeed nerf, Enigma's Midnight Pulse getting changed around, and plenty of other small nerfs & buffs! For heroes this week Ursi is playing Offlane Enigma and Proud's working out his Safelane Sven!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:58am EST

This week on Teach Me Tuesday, Bee & Proud go over a whole bunch of support heroes! They talk about what makes good picks, what a support needs to help your team, which supports aren't so hot this meta and so on. Listener questions answered this week cover item builds on CK & his abilities, what to pair Shadow Shaman with & Aghs on Gyro.

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 3:56am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud & Ursi are doing an in-depth look at the heroes enabled by our now-settled 2-1-2 metagame! Notably, we're talking about Undying, Skywrath, support Zeus, Silencer, Nightstalker, all the offlane cores that are shining at the moment, and plenty other heroes that are trending! We're also covering some casual dota chat like the most painful ways to lose, Phantom Assassin, and more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Bee's out this week with the plague so Ursi is doing a quick solo Q&A followed by this week's Patron casual show from all 3 hosts that covers a bit of everything! We'll be back to usual on Thursday!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:38am EST

On this week's Theorycraft Thursday Proud and Ursi go back to the classics and aggro duo as Necrophos annd 4 Windranger! We're also covering our calibration results, how early-season mmr uncertainty skews game quality/results, Dead Lanes, annoying people to death, how to win even if you're in a bad mental state from the start of the game, and plenty more!

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Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:38am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Lanes are very importante mis amigos

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

 
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 EST

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 EST

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

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

ugh let me sleep

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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!

Direct download: 20180222_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 1:43am EST

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!

Direct download: 20170220_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

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.

Direct download: 20180215_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:31am EST

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.

Direct download: 20170213_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

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!

Direct download: 20180208_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:03am EST

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.

Direct download: 20180206_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 2:04am EST

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. 

-Proud

Direct download: 708_patch.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:24am EST

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
Direct download: tct_x_fucken_d.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 4:55am EST

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.

Direct download: 2018130_tmt.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 11:49am EST

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!

Direct download: 20180125_tct.mp3
Category:Dota -- posted at: 12:06am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Direct download: 20171121_tmt.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

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!

Direct download: 20171116_tct.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:36am EST

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!

Direct download: 20171114_tmt.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

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!

Direct download: 20171109_tct.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:04am EST

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.

Direct download: 20171106_tmt.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:38am EST

Direct download: 20171102_tct.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:44am EST

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 (https://unikrn.com/) which enables us to make all the content we love to make!

Direct download: 707_patch_notes.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:04am EST

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: http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/6/8/d/9/68d9a609edd5f27d/Basic_Log.jpg

Direct download: The_Final_One.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:29am EST

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.

Direct download: CyphusIntros.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:26am EST