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Five reasons you should be playing Disruptor in Dota 2

Five reasons you should be playing Disruptor in Dota 2

Dota 2
2 Apr

Disruptor is dominating the Dota 2 professional scene, getting picked or banned in every game. Whether it's tier three events featuring upcoming stars or the biggest tournaments in the world, everybody wants Disruptor on their side.

There's a lot to love about Disruptor and in this article, we will list five of the many reasons the hero is worth mastering and why you should pick him in your pubs.

Five reasons you should be playing Disruptor in Dota 2

Disruptor now has a 1.6 second slow at level 1. From 0.4 to 1.6 seconds slow at level one. (Credit: Valve).

Thunder Strike is a powerful laning ability

Disruptor's first skill has received several buffs in the last few patches and it's now one of the best laning abilities in the game.

Thunder Strike slows enemies for 1.6 seconds while providing vision for the team. The slow not only prevents them from running away, but it also slows their attack speed, making it difficult to win trades against Disruptor.

When upgraded with Shard, Thunder Strike can provide vision on enemies for 11 seconds, making it easy to hunt stragglers and Glimpse them back.

Glimpse allows Disruptor's team to snowball

Glimpse is a powerful spell. You can't outrun the lightning. (Credit: Valve)

Without a doubt the hero's best spell is Glimpse. It teleports enemies to where they were four seconds ago and comes with an enormous cast range (1800!).

Glimpse also deals damage, preventing enemies from blinking away when caught. Glimpse can send enemies back to the fountain and catch them unaware for pickoffs.

It's an incredibly versatile spell that makes Disruptor one of the best heroes at snowballing.

Disruptor is item-independent

Disruptor in Dota 2 patch 7.35d Disruptor works well on a budget. (Credit: Valve)

Every hero in Dota 2 performs better with items, but some need gold more than others. It's why we have carries who farm and supports who make space.

Disruptor only needs levels to function. With maxed-out Glimpse at level seven, the hero is good to go for the rest of the game.

Because he can deliver for his team without the need for items, teams opt to pick Disruptor in the first phase and put him as hard support, gaining an early draft advantage.

The hero scales well into the late-game

Disruptor is tons of fun One Aghanim Scepter and the enemy team die.

While Disruptor doesn't need items to do his job, the hero becomes a late-game powerhouse with just a couple of critical pick-ups.

With Aghanim's Scepter, Static Storm mutes and silences allies, preventing them from using spells and items. This turns a useful ultimate into an area of effect Doom (although enemies can still heal).

Catching enemies off-guard with an upgraded Static Storm is enough to win late-game teamfights outright. Disruptors usually like to pair Aghanim's Scepter with Blink Dagger and Aether Lens to land their combo.

He's a lot of fun

When it comes to Dota 2, many guides discuss how a hero is effective, how to maximize their impact, the best item and skill build, and so on.

One thing that is rarely brought up is the fun factor of a hero. Let's face it, it's way more entertaining to play some heroes than others (I'm looking at you Viper).

Disruptor is a blast to play, he lanes well and frustrates enemies. Glimpsing an opponent back is always good for a chuckle, and landing a good ultimate is incredibly satisfying.

If you're looking for a fun support to play, who is easy to pick up yet capable of making great plays, then Disruptor is your best bet.

READ MORE: The Biggest Winners and Losers of Dota 2 Patch 7.35d

Featured Image Source: Valve

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