Hi Everyone! My name is Lupin_3rd and I’m an employee of S2 working in the Regional Department and I work directly with Garena on a daily basis. In preparation for Mid Wars and during the coming weeks, I would like to share with you heroes the staff of Garena and S2 feel are great heroes to start off your adventures into Mid Wars. Each Day I will be updating this post to include information on item builds and play-styles for the heroes. I am by no means a professional player and these are suggestions that I have gotten from people in S2 and Garena staff including my own.
This hero I really love to play in Mid Wars! Her ult is great for initiating and you should always be spamming her spells if they aren’t on cool down. The Q ability, Cascade Event is great for setting up your allies who have good AOE spells. This ability also synergizes really well with Rift Burn and Forsaken Archer’s ability Crippling Volley and Midas’s abilities as well. With this hero it’s best to spam your spells and stay back letting someone else take the damage. I typically wait for one of my tanks to initiate and then I use my ultimate to follow up and quickly use my Q and E ability. From there, I use Shared Existence to grab any enemies that think they might be getting away from our team.
Starting Item Build
Mana Battery – Mana potions x2 – Minor Totems x2 – Health Potion – ward
I quickly put the ward up on the other side of the river to give our team sight so we can use our spells to target them easier.
Mid Game Build
Power Supply – Grave Locket – Vestments – Helm of the Black Legion
Late game items will depend on who you are playing against and I typically get Spellshards and Harkons Blade. In most Mid Wars games I play, I find it extremely useful to build tanky. What I mean by this is I get a lot of defensive items like Shaman’s Headdresss and Helm of the Black Legion so I can absorb as much damage as possible and still get my spells off.
This is another amazing hero to play in Mid Wars. I really like him once he hits level 6. The reason is typically in Mid Wars, everyone gets clumped together and is trying to fight one another. This is extremely useful if you are trying to capture people in your abilities to activate your ultimate Transmute.
Starting Item Build
Amulet of Exile – Runes of Blight
From here I try to get a Ring of Sorcery ASAP. This not only helps out myself and also the casters on the team for endless spamming of our spells. I then head for Spellshards and Steamboots followed by vestments and Helm of the Black Legion.
Mid Game Build
Ring of Sorcery – Steamboots – Vestments – Helm of the Black Legion
Late game I go for maxing Spellshards, Frostburn and Savage Mace.
This is another great hero for team fights and her ultimate is amazing for keeping your team alive and increasing your damage output. If you haven’t noticed, I like casters for Mid Wars! Don’t worry I will be doing a variety of heroes that fill various roles and are fun to play in Mid Wars. I typically try to use Arcane missile as much as I can when enemies are close. For this hero I build my Q first and my E second, getting my W last. This allows me to effectively harass the enemies and stay at a distance.
Health Potion – Mana Potion – Runes of Blight – Pretender’s Crown – Mark of the Novice
Similar to the above heroes discussed, I rush for Ring of Sorcery and defensive items such as Steamboots, Helm of the Black Legion and vestments. If I feel I can take out enemies with my team I will get Grave Locket before Helm of the Black Legion.
Mid Game – Late Game Build
Spell Shards – Grave Locket - Codex
Armadon is a straight up beast in Mid Wars. Don't be surprised if people ban him because he is definitely ban worthy. His ability to constantly harass the opposing team with spines and tank like a boss is what makes this hero a rock star in Mid Wars. It's best to max his spines ability first and then his snot skill.
Mana Battery - Gaurdian Ring - Minor Totem
I get the mana battery early because I anticipate players targeting me with all of their abilities early on. This allows me to spam my spines ability like a boss.
Mid Game - Late Game Build
Helm of the Black Legion - Shaman's Headdress - Shrunken Head - Frostfield Plate
This combination of items allows me to walk in and spam my spines and snot people. The moment a team fight starts I typically activate Frostfield Plate to slow down enemies or I will wait a minute and use it to help us pick off enemies running away. Shrunken head assures I will be protected from the mass AOE that happens in Mid Wars
This hero is a hero that is definitely ban worthy and if he hasn't been banned already you should pick him up! Not to mention with the new Minotaur alt avatar you'll be crushing dreams in style! His ability to pick players off and separate an entire team from the safety of his own side of the river is a huge asset to the team. His contributions to the group are similar to Devourer in that his ability can be used from the other side of the river and effective for picking members of the opposing team off. His skill set is one that should not be underestimated.
Amulet of Exile - Runes of Blight
I start out with these in Mid Wars so I can quickly get a mana ring. This allows me to be able to use my spells frequently and keep the casters on my team with lots of mana.
Mid - Late game Build
Portal Key - Frostfield Plate - Codex Level 5
I will be updating this post every day for as long as we keep this discussion going! So the more input you put in the more I will put in! Please keep posts to discussion about playing heroes and strategies and try not to flame anyone or say one idea is worse than another. Different strategies work at different levels of MMR and we’re all here to have fun!
A quick reminder, this is not the thread to ask questions regarding anything other than the discussion of Mid Wars and the topic at hand, which is strategy in Mid Wars and the game mode itself. If players want me to start a Q&A thread I have no issue doing this but keep this type of comment at the end of your post regarding Mid Wars or you can send me a PM directly requesting I start a Q&A thread. I will try my best to answer as many questions as I can so please be patient.
I look forward to the awesome discussion here with my fellow community members of Garena HoN!