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General DiscussionThe way out from herald?

The way out from herald? in General Discussion

    I just have a couple of years since I've start playing dota back on 2019 I wasn't that active as I 'm right now but I still don't see the light , any advices to get out from this hell?


      Well, I just have a decade since I've start playing dota back in dota 1 day. :laugh: I wasn't that active as I 'm right now but I still don't see the light. And I'm still stuck in Ancient and Divine. :laugh: Hey you still have at least 8 year to go for Ancient or Divine if you are me :lick:


        My advice after climbing from 700mmr to ancient is to limit your hero pool to a few heroes that you feel comfortable playing. Also, watch guides for new players on youtube which talk about positioning, lane mechanics, and warding.


          I have not gotten far, but find a hero you generally do well on and try to pick it as much as possible and pick a position to focus on... So you should have 2-3 heroes for a specific position and try to pick one of those and you will generally go up in MMR. At least somewhat. Just remember, that even if you do spam a hero that you are "best at", you won't win every game and remember that the game is trying to force you to 50% win rate. So if you get that 10 game win streak, things are going to get bad and it is just the game throwing you into the deep end and just making you team up with monkeys against multiple smurf accounts...

          About 40% of the games are games where your side will be stomping the enemy and 40% of the games will be games where you will be stomped. And the middle 20% is the part where you are making the difference...

          So pick a position, pick & find a couple of heroes you generally do well in the role. Pick one of those heroes for pretty much every game. You will learn the matchups and capabilities of the heroes you have in your pool and when to pick them. This is a learning curve... You may even lose MMR when you start this, but eventually you will learn what hero works best with your lane mates and team mates and against what heroes your heroes work and against what you shouldn't pick these heroes. You will eventually raise up in MMR. Hopefully you get higher than where I am at... I should be more hard core about following these rules myself. But it is a proven way of getting you to move up in MMR. There are no shortcuts...


            Gimme, I make u ancient or divine


              Just quit this shit game while you can lol

              Dont expect a lot of help from this forum 99% of the players here are smurfs and account buyers anyway

              Unhappy Camper

                I'm willing to coach you if you're interested. Been playing since Dota 1 days and have taught my entire friend group from high school how to play.

                Sir Johan

                  Watch TI and learn from the best. Take notes and improve slowly.

                  As a support pay special attention to:
                  Warding, ganking with smokes, pulling, stacking, harass in lane and playing around the team (usually behind the team)

                  As a core pay special attention to:
                  Farming, pushing, getting kills in lane, killing Roshan and taking fights that look favorable

                  Keep it Gooey

                    All these fools are telling you the LONG way to rank up. People nowadays have much much faster ways to get out of Herald. Here is the step by step guide.

                    1. Convince yourself you are better than the other Heralds. This is relatively easy but if you are having trouble with this step the best place to start is by blaming your team constantly and never evaluate your own gameplay.

                    2. Ask yourself what rank you truly deserve. Only you know this for sure. Don't trust those pesky calibrations... remember MMR is just a number!

                    3. Buy an account at the MMR you KNOW you deserve.

                    4. Enjoy no longer being a Herald... for a few weeks.

                    5. If you find yourself in Herald again repeat this process.


                      You have to farm 250 CS and do a lot of tower and hero damage. Then the noobs have a chance of coming online 1hr+ into the game timer.

                      Here's an example:

                      For 4 years+ until last night, I'd rip my hair out, rage, complain, etc. This time I did the only option left short of that, which was to side push another lane while my teammates kept dying one by one with brain less initiations....and it kept forcing them to break up and TP back to their base, away from my own.

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