Fourth Spirit - A Dota 2 Podcast

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Proud and LeafyPeachy dive deep into Doom's decision-making and how to recover as a struggling offlaner.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

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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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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:10am EDT

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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:03am EDT

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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

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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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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On this week's show Ursinity and Proud are talking all about their approach to developing a new hero build in Dota 2, troubleshooting existing builds, and identifying how to fix problems and gradually personalize an item build to your liking. For today's game they discussed in-depth the value (or lack thereof) of starting with ironwood branches on supports and go all into Mirana's new physical damage mid build, with some discussion of Windranger support, before eventually playing Mirana with a safelane Drow for the actual game. All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 Podcast!

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Proud and Roland introduce the spiritual successor to Proudland with the help of a new DotP show host: Beedub!  They talk their goals for the show, how the format will work and vary from week to week, and what Dota 2 listeners have to look forward to!  Today's specific topics focus on efficiency as a core and how to be a better safe lane carry as DotP looks to improve their Dota 2 capabilities.  All this and more on the latest edition to the Dota 2 podcast!

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Cyphus gets heated and Roland antagonizes him on about junglers in Dota 2.  After a brief discussion of Cyphus's struggles learning Drow Ranger, he explains to Roland that the root cause of the majority of his recent losses have been junglers.  Learn the truth from General Denny on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

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Breakycpk is joined by GranDGranT to talk the rumors of possible roster shuffles within the North and South American regions.  They also dissect the Infamous drama and new ppd team. Zrock later sits in to discuss the DreamLeague Major announcement and what we can learn from it. All of this and more on this weeks episode of the pro Dota 2 podcast.


GrandGrant - 20:47

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Ursinity and Proud are theorycrafting are taking Earthshaker and Clinkz to the Dota 2 lanes this week.  Find out how they intend to build the heroes, where they're going to run them, and just how well the trial run went on this weeks episode.  Plus they announce a new show coming to Defense of the Patience on Tuesdays and discuss the format.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-08-24_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk about a perceived rise in the number of trolls and racists in their pub matches post-TI7.  They theorize about its connection to the recent events in Charlottesville involving the neo-Nazi protesters and the Internet's bolstering of that type of behavior.  Then they talk about their love of Proud's Monkey King carry build and how it's started to change their pubs.  All this and more in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Monday_Main_08202017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Breaky is joined by Zrock for a lengthy look at the results, meta and storylines that emerged in the biggest event of the year for Dota 2: The International 2017.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170818.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

Ursinity and Proud are back in action with a TI7-inspired episode.  They play Monkey King/Lich after theorycrafting about the combo.  They also discuss their TI experience, do a post-mortem on the TI meta game, what they liked, didn't like and what surprised them.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast fresh from The International 2017.

Direct download: dotp_2017-08-16_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Cyphus and Roland recap their trip and meeting all the amazing DotP listeners at TI7, the amazing Dota they got to watch, and more in the post-TI7 edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Monday_Main_08142017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Breaky and zrrock recap an all-elimination Day 4 that proves the odds are in favor of China winning it all. Breaky and zrrock are also joined by a competitor from Hellraisers, carry swiftending. Recorded live from the Dota 2 Reddit Meetup at Gameworks in downtown Seattle.

Direct download: dotpro_20170811_Live_from_Reddit_Meetup_TI7.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

DotP brings you a special live episode of the Dota 2 podcast! Recorded live at the DotP community meetup at Gamma Ray Games in Seattle, Washington, Roland, Cyphus, Ursinity, and Proud talk their time at the event, getting to meet all the wonderful DotPeeps, and more! Thanks for the love from all the wonderful people who showed up. You've made this whole event truly amazing! And to those who couldn't make it, we hope to see you next year!

Direct download: dotp202017081020Gamma20Ray20Live.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Join Breaky and Zrock as they talk Day 3 and all the Dota 2 at TI7!

Direct download: dotpro202017081020TI720day20320recap.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Stay tuned to DotP for periodic updates from TI7 w/ BreakyCPK and the rest of DotP!

Direct download: dotpro2020170809.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

BreakyCPK provides an update for Day 1 of the Main Event at TI7!

Direct download: dotpro2020170808.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

BreakyCPK talks about the week ahead and where everyone stands after the Group Stage. Find out what's in store this week for in the biggest Dota 2 Tournament in history: The International 2017. All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast! 

Direct download: dotpro2020170806.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Proud and Ursinity take a break from theorycrafting today to talk their observations about the latest meta trends taking shape during The International 2017 Dota 2 Group Stages.  They discuss their opinions regarding picks and bans, why heroes are becoming more common, Pugna, the way position 4 supports have developed, and the heroes they hope to see more of.

Direct download: dotp_2017-08-02_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

BreakyCPK hosts a special edition of the DotPro Show!  He takes a look at the early games in the TI7 Group Stages, talks about the fantasy draft, and is joined by zrock for a deeper look at all things TI7!  All this and more on the latest professional Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170802.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk Roland's latest travels, Cyphus's trip to a legit barbershop, cool cars, and our competitive hero pools for an upcoming season of the Amateur Dota 2 League.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Monday_7-30-17.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

BreakyCPK takes a preview look at the upcoming Group Stages of The International 2017 in Dota 2.  This week, special guests Akke and CCnC join breaky for the look ahead.  All this and more on the pro Dota 2 podcast!


Akke: 28:40

CCnC: 45:55

Direct download: dotpro_20170728.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

Proud and Ursinity discuss at great length how to play against heroes who counter you in Dota 2 before taking a newly theorycrafted combo to the lanes: Phantom Assassin and Sand King.  Find out how the PA and SK combo did, what they built and how they skilled in the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-26_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Cyphus survives a real-life Shukuchi attack, Roland is a villain, the new Major/Minor system is discussed, and Cyphus' theory about MMR stigma being the reason for bad behavior.  All this and more on the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: Monday_Main_07232017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

BreakyCPK talks the latest news in the Dota 2 pro scene.  This week, in addition to the latest happenings, Breaky is joined by Kips, TNC Pro Team's coach and analyst.  Later he is joined by Zrock for a more extensive update.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 pro scene podcast.

Kips - 17:00

Zrock - 44:15

Direct download: dotpro_20170721.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Ursinity and Proud tackle the concepts of reactionary picking or counterpicking in Dota 2 as it relates to a proper draft.  This week, that practice leads to them picking Arc Warden and Juggernaut.  They talk about each pick gradually, analyze what was good and bad about it as it relates to the current draft, and why the picks were made.  All this and more on the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-19_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:37am EDT

This week on Defense of the Patience, Roland is joined by The Grand Wazoo, more popularly known as 'Wazoo'. They talk about 'that freakin' Sven Sword' and how the market has drastically changed since their starting Dota 2. They reminisce on the old days of DotP, and talk about the future. This and more on Defense of the Patience - A Dota 2 Podcast

Direct download: Monday_with_Wazoo.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

BreakyCPK brings you all the latest in pro Dota 2 news and events.  This week, Breaky is joined by former DotPro host, translator and Dota 2 scene insider Jack "KBBQ" Chen and is later joined by Gareth for a talk about all things pro Dota 2.  Zrock rounds out the guest list at the bottom of the show.  All this and more on the latest edition of the professional Dota 2 podcast!


Jack KBBQ 24:10

Gareth 1:03:40

zrock 1:27:10

Direct download: dotpro_20170714.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:15am EDT

Ursinity and Proud are back in action again this week with a newly-crafted Dota 2 combo.  This week they're taking Winter Wyvern and Chaos Knight to the lanes after delving deep into how the combo will work, what they'll build and how they'll lane it.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-12_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Cyphus and Roland talk a lotta Dota 2 today for a change.  First they discuss a brief state of affairs covering what they've been playing, where their MMR's are at, and how Spirit Breaker isn't an offlaner.  Or maybe he is.  They also discuss Roland's rekindling of love with Dota and actually enjoying a game with Cyphus backseat Dota driving.  Then they discuss who they think will fare well at the upcoming TI7, whether Valve is proactive or reactive with community controversies/drama, and whether or not that's a good thing.  All this and more on the latest Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Monday_Main_07092017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

BreakyCPK brings you the latest happenings in pro Dota 2! Today he is joined by 1437 and 33 to talk heading to The International 2017 as competitors. Later Zrock joins for a talk about the latest announcement from MDL about a competitive circuit. All this and more on the latest episode of the professional Dota 2 news and updates podcast.

Time stamps:

1437 - 20:40

33 - 39:50

Zrock - 59:00

Direct download: dotpro_20170707.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Ursinity and Proud tackle the latest change to Dota 2: 7.06e.  They review the patch notes, talk about the know...

Direct download: dotp_2017-07-05_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

Cyphus and Roland get together for an episode talking Cyphus's latest games of Dota 2 and how amazing they were after a short break from the game.  Then they discuss Roland's continued plummet and stint in low priority.  Then they talk about Roland's issues with authority and how they probably affect his ability to take advice from higher skilled players and which higher skilled players he'd be willing to take advice from.  Also don't forget to give us a subscribe if you're an Amazon Prime member and aren't actively subscribing anywhere currently!  Do that by visiting us at and hit the subscribe button after you log in with your Amazon Prime account.  Thanks for all the support!  And enjoy the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: Monday_Main_07022017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

BreakyCPK is at the BTS Hub this week for a late-released DotPro covering the results of the TI7 Open Qualifiers.  He welcomes guests Lumi, Zrock and Tsunami on this week's edition for a discussion of the winners and losers across the various regions heading in to this year's biggest Valve event: The International 2017.  All this and more on the latest edition of the pro Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotpro_20170630.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Ursinity and Proud are back to theorycrafting with a Venomancer/Necromancer combo that is sure to give you cancer.  But before that, they talk a little about competitive habits in Dota 2 during battle cup, tournaments, etc. versus pub game habits and how to approach each one differently and adapt.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-06-28_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Ursinity and Roland get together one last time to wrap up the DotP Q&A series once and for all.  They field the final bit of write-in questions, talk about closing out the show and why, updates regarding the Monday and Wednesday shows as well, and what's to come from DotP!  Don't miss out on the latest happenings on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast.

Direct download: TQA_Final_Show_06262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

Cyphus joins Roland for a casual Monday show to talk the latest DotP news.  First they talk about financing the Team Crescendo Boot Camp in Sweden.  Then they discuss moderating the Moonduck Hub for TI7 Open Qualifiers for their Casters Crucible event and when they'll be doing it.  Roland fulfills some patreon gushing.  And then they discuss having fun in Dota 2 and, more importantly, how to start having fun again.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: DotP_Main_06262017.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Catch this week's DotPro with BreakyCPK and Zrock. Breaky talks about how awesome the scene is now and how awesome the transition is. KheZu talks about playing against VP at the Summit and much more. That and much more on DotPro: A Dota 2 Podcast

Time Stamps: KheZu: 26:46

Direct download: dotpro_20170623_v2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

D2BOWIE joins Ursinity and Proud on this week's edition of Theorycraft Thursday to talk all about how he reviews replays of Dota 2 pros and himself, for professional and personal purposes, analyzing one's own Dota 2 play, learning from the play of pro players as well as high tier pub players.  Later they talk about some his personal favorite hero combinations before a thorough conversation about the controversial pickup of Vlads on Anti Mage and Phantom Assassin.  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast!

Direct download: dotp_2017-06-21_TcT.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Cyphus is joined by Dota 2 content creator D2BOWIE on today's episode of the Dota 2 interview podcast.  Bowie talks about growing up in Brazil, quitting his pursuits of chemical engineering to focus on Dota 2 content creation full time, his Indiegogo campaign to fund his trip to TI, the differences between North and South American Dota 2 servers, his history with gaming and much, much more!  Check out the latest episode of the Dota 2 podcast featuring D2BOWIE!

Direct download: 1on1_D2Bowie.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT