Hey yo! Mr. Frog back at it again with another DOTA 2 hero spotlight featuring the Phantom Assassin, Mortred. The agility late game hyper carry hero has blink, daggers, and super critical hits. It is weak in the early game but could be pretty strong in the mid to late game. Mortred, the Phantom Assassin, is a melee agility hero fitting the role of hard carry. Mortred is best-known, and infamous for, her ability to inflict staggering damage with single strikes. Her abilities synergize supremely well with each other, rendering her an extremely formidable foe once she has acquired the items she requires. She is a very farm-dependent melee Hero, but she farms creeps with much more ease than many of her fellow carries, using her Stifling Dagger for last hitting. Besides eliminating the weakness most melee Heroes have in their farming, her second ability, Phantom Strike, acts as both her escape and initiate, while Blur gives her an edge against other Heroes that depend on their physical attacks by evading them; giving her partial damage immunity to many carries. Her ultimate, the strongest critical strike in the game, is what connects Mortred with four-digit damage and what gives her a place amongst the very best support killers in the late game, since they usually fall instantly from the divine strike her ultimate provides. Mobile and able to fight back nearly every enemy that dares to face her, Mortred is a formidable foe that should never be underestimated, and with appropriate item choices and a few kills, she can snowball out of control and become next to impossible to stop.
The strategy here is to NOT DIE as much as possible. Farm early until you get your “battle fury” or “desolator” so you can go to the jungle and farm quickly. At the start you should buy tangos, alacrity, and quelling blade. At around 10 minutes you should have Power Treads or Phase boots for move speed and more damage, then at around 15 minutes you should be close to making a “Battle fury”. Black king bar would be the next item you need no matter who your opponents are because Mortred is weak against control because it could be very squishy during clashes. Satanic and maybe Monkey King Bar would be your end game items. A casual linken Sphere can be thrown in there somewhere and an Aghanim shard too so you can get your extra skill fan of knives, which deals % damage which is very strong against tanky heroes. Just be careful when diving in clashes, take note of all the skills thrown by your opponents so that when you join the clash, no one can stop you.
Which hero would be nice to try next? A support hero perhaps? Leave a comment down below to let me know. Again this is Mr Frog, see ya on the next one!
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