Back in 2010, one of the most popular MOBA’s of all time was unveiled by Valve. DotA was initially a mod for the super popular game called Warcraft II: Reign of Chaos and it’s expansion pack The Frozen Throne, but was later released as a game called DotA 2.
DotA 2 has a total of 112 Heroes, 111 of these heroes are currently playable with one hero yet to be released. Last year after The International 2015, a new hero was rumored to be released for DotA 2. Fans expected to see the hero known as Underlord , however, Valve released Zet the Arc Warden.
Last night, during The International 2016 All-Star match, Valve finally introduced the long awaited hero called Vrogros, the Underlord, also known as Pitlord. The hero was given to the player, Notail, who showcased the hero’s spells in the All-Star match.
Underlord has four spells, three of which are active spells and one of them is a passive spell. Underlord’s first spell is called Firestorm, this spell calls down waves of fire in a 400 range radius, that damage enemy units in the target area, and continues to burn them for additional damage over time.
Underlord’s second spell is called Pit of Malice. This spell allows Underlord to conjure a pit that traps enemy units in one place while doing damage over time.
Underlord has a passive spell called Atrophy Aura, that weakens nearby enemy heroes by reducing their base damage. If an enemy hero dies while under the effect of Atrophy Aura, Underlord gains bonus damage.
Underlord’s ultimate spell is known as Dark Rift. Dark Rift allows Underlord to open a dark rift at a targetted friendly unit’s position. After a short delay, Underlord and all nearby friendly heroes are teleported to that unit’s location. Dark Rift can be cancelled at any time during the cast. If it is cancelled in this way or the target unit dies before the spell becomes active, Dark Rift goes into cooldown.
During the All-Star match, the release date for the Hero was also announced. We can expect an update that will introduce the new hero on August 23rd.