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robo

    phirst. Also, I think pugna is too op for pubs.

    -K

      Pugna is a niche pick at best, but come on, he will be nerfed in icefrog's cycle of patch

      PACEKBA'

        "niche" - top pick at both minors

        Peelioka

          ' Even though our pub stats show that +3 Mana Regen has a slight disadvantage in win rate,'

          That looks like +0.7% to me guys, not really a disadvantage

          kormoranas

            ez win pugna gay

            Don't want pussy, just wa...

              Cx in chat

              ミンゴス

                That must be less on pick rate with slight advantage win rate, not slight disadvantage on win rate.

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                joji

                  nice article

                  TheZipp0

                    I think the fact, that ather lens ist now build with void stone makes pugna so strong.

                    Kiseki

                      He can literally solo carry the team with the current meta.
                      If you can block creeps well in mid -> haras hero to double wave -> tower dive and kill, you can have 2 level advantage over enemy mid. After level 6 you can kill any supports casually walking by with your combo and once you get your level 12, just 1 hit combo any hero...He's esp good against necro without hood (1 combo hes gone).

                      ETdAWESOME

                        "Phirst", to avoid being removed lmao. Though he did actually say something about the article as well so i guess you're safe?
                        Personally, I just welcome Pugna as one of the few heroes who challenges Necro right now. And I've spammed Necro so much this patch. But when I'm against? Most annoying hero ever

                        ElysiuM-

                          rush dagon first item, nether blast+decrep+dagon= dead in 90 miliseconds

                          ANDYHEHE PERSONAL ASSASSIN

                            never forget monk-1 die in 2 dagon hit

                            Fatalis-

                              I played it a long ago, once i finished 34/0. If not countered,its a killing machine, i rush aether and aghanim,then blink and linken/bkb

                              Self vs Self

                                She was always a strong hero. (I think so)

                                Mayushii desu!

                                  nether blast lvl 25 talent gives 200 bonus damage, not 100

                                  MM.Ugh Brock Hall

                                    @RPQ-sama

                                    Nether Blast deals half damage to buildings and towers, thus it's only 100 to buildings.

                                    Dagmor

                                      I appreciate the article, but there are multiple content and grammar errors throughout. I'm not saying the Dota masses need eloquence, but it does hurt readability:

                                      "While he can used"

                                      "makes both him"

                                      "Even though our pub stats show that +3 Mana Regen has a slight disadvantage in win rate"

                                      "As for the final talent..." What about the third talent?

                                      "That 100 damage won’t be that much more..."

                                      Still, I do appreciate the article. I have seen Pugna played more often as of late, and it was good to find out why he's catching on in popularity.

                                      Thanks!

                                      O-Robi

                                        up you go Dagmor!!

                                        I've always felt irked by such content errors by web articles as a whole (especially legitimate news sites, sadly). Its as if the quality of

                                        the article isn't worth the trouble just because its online and not in print media. When you think some of these online writers in

                                        general are on a payroll and write like elementary students, you start to question their abilities.

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                                        Flah_Los

                                          Great text, but wanted to alert you that it is plagiarizing your content:

                                          https://www.dotaplay.com.br/single-post/2017/10/24/Despedindo-do-meta-atual-Pugna-renasce

                                          MODE : MYLOXYLOTO

                                            ^^ The site actually wrote the source from dotabuff

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                                            n1claren ✮

                                              what kind of autistic brain goes dagon on a pugna.... i mean srsly, with aghs u literally got dagon ticks each fucking second... dont be stupid for christ sake

                                              Counterpick or Feed

                                                @Savitar Have you ever heard of the advantages of burst damage? Try to think a bit before being a ragekid

                                                Crowdcontrol for Major Tom!

                                                  Regarding the talents: With the +200 Dmg Nether Blast you can actually kill creepwaves in one hit, so you are way faster at pushing out lanes, and also against mega creeps you will save some time.

                                                  MM.Ugh Brock Hall

                                                    @Crowdcontrol for Major Tom!

                                                    That's considering you're still in a farm war at that point. Traditionally Pugna has been seen as an early game deathball pusher who should be knocking on T3 by 20. Usually this means you are backed up by your entire team already, and it also means you are nowhere near 25.

                                                    I like what you have to say about the damage though. Maybe it should be an earlier talent option, for much less extra dmg. Say, 100 extra dmg at 15.

                                                    Fehat

                                                      ye boiiiiiiii

                                                      Воїн

                                                        Pugna hard hero :((