What people are saying about "Fate"
Fate
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Some other guy
about 11 years ago
And then i played a game where we had a fed phantom assassin three people on our team disconnected leaving me and phantom lancer (i was playing sand king.)
We won the game
Sheriff
over 11 years ago
Lol @ noob comments saying he didn't get nerfed. Do you not know about the coming patch at the end of this month? Tsk tsk..
OkBroYouPro
over 11 years ago
And it actually didn't come.
Traxex
over 11 years ago
Some Prophet you are, not only did PL not get the nerf, but you never mention me!
OkBroYouPro
over 11 years ago
@Just another badie: Then you should be on low skill. Because it's PL dominating all pub games.
SSA
over 11 years ago
Hi guys, anyone who thinks that 4.2 was a bigger deal than 8 illusions should go ahead and take that leap of faith nao
Trolling Nerd
over 11 years ago
A fate worse than death.
Scow2
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262856]@Glamador[/url]: What the hell are you trying to prove, other than your own ignorance? Our WORLD is built on what you'd consider 'gibberish' (Actual terms are Jargon(Industry-specific terms) and "Knowing what the hell you're talking about"). So stuff it.
ssss
over 11 years ago
dont forget chen, enchantress, visage, and brood. there are several heroes who require micro skills to work effectively.
Micro Skills
over 11 years ago
SC players would love Meepo if they have the perfect micro skills like they claim in SC.
Sure
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262929]@ssss[/url]: do you call it control? I sense lack of non casual game expirience.
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over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262891]@Myles[/url] Haven't you watched G-league? [url=#user_comment_262903] @Arteous[/url] BW player here to say how ironic your statement considering that PL's in the last panel. Don't be an elitist, you're ruining the image of SC players everywhere.
That Forgotten Illusion
over 11 years ago
Jo since you had the illusions with him you shouldve added more speech bubbles in the second panel for them :P
ssss
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262903]@Arteous[/url] right... PL here is actually one of those heroes where you control more than 1 unit.
Smyles
over 11 years ago
@Neither KOTL nor PL are specifically the problem: I think the reason it made him stronger was that he could focus less on dps early (Threads, Aquila) because of the agility buff, and he could instead use items to cover weaker areas (hp regen, mana).
Neither KOTL nor PL are specifically the problem
over 11 years ago
The 4.2 agility gain isn't what broke phantom lancer. It made him NOTICED, but he was always very strong. The real culprit in dota powercreep is the introduction of so many cheap mana/hp regeneration items. Tranquil boots and soul ring are completely gamebreaking.
Arteous
over 11 years ago
wow really.. sc2 hots comes out and we get a comic about a game made for babies that can't control more than 1 unit. sigh ...
Myles
over 11 years ago
But theres so many counters to PL, like Track (without diffusal), Medusa, ES. Why should he get nerfed? Haven't you seen Team Liquid vs Mouz in the Defense?
Leandro
over 11 years ago
Also, Icefrog loves to nerf heroes that are getting banned/picked a lot on Tournaments. The description of the comic remembers that. (Morphling says "hi").
Leandro
over 11 years ago
Also, Icefrog loves to nerf heroes that are getting banned/picked a lot on Tournaments. The description of the comic remembers that. (Morphling says "hi").
Leandro
over 11 years ago
Actually Phantom Lancer IS overpowered. He can take more mana per second than an Anti Mage when he has a Diffusal Blade an Juxtapose on max level. Since the buff that increased the amount of Juxtapose illusions from 5 to 8 he is really strong, and it should get readjusted for at least 6 for balance.
Stoli
over 11 years ago
Fantastic comic! I think kotl deserves it far more, but PL has more broad appeal. :D
uh
over 11 years ago
Death prophet looks different from the game, even if she looks cute, but Phantom Lancer looks.... Horrible. What the fuck is that.
dealwithit
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262857]@2[/url]: Deal with it.
THANK YOU
over 11 years ago
@:D: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU:

He wrote
"For those needing invites or just want to get rid of it go here http://steamcommunity.com/id/dota2bot?l=english"

Love ya!
2
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262812]@dealwithit[/url]: YAY! You're back friend! Oh wait... u sucks
Glamador
over 11 years ago
All this MOBA strat talk is utter gibberish...ALL MOBA talk is utter jibberish.

It's as much jibberish as sports talk. You realize that's what you've all become, right? You're like fantasy footballers, or that one guy at every sports bar that yells loudly at the ref after every call (on TV).
Drone
over 11 years ago
In all honesty he isn't that strong. Its just pubs who pick poorly that give him the edge since his counter is a specific niche
Please, Jo
over 11 years ago
More regular Death prophecy strips!
Anonymous
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262815]@derpderp[/url] Naix in every game? Doesn't sound much different from DotA Allstars, then.
Mel
over 11 years ago
It's called balancing, not nerfing.
KotL PL Ruins Comp Games
over 11 years ago
I really hope both of them get the nerf bat. I'm tired of seeing them picked every time and practically winning with those 2 alone. KotL is push AND anti-push, and PL is push late game, which KotL forces by killing creep waves in (almost) one shot.

Good Riddance.
derp
over 11 years ago
sry jo, but if you think pl is overpowered you are just stupid.

pl is horrible in earlygame.

the only thing that breaks him is the combination with kotl which gives him infinite mana.
mindfaQ
over 11 years ago
lol love the fortune telling strips
Twei
over 11 years ago
I have seen many (I am just at 100 ish games played) pl players putting strength and mana items on pl and then fail horribly o_o

Core is diffusal + manta yea.
derpderp
over 11 years ago
Pl is actually not weak in the early game, the cancer lance makes him one of the strongest early game carry, but he doesnt deserve a nerf like naix or gyro does who we actually both see all fucking games.
derpderp
over 11 years ago
Pl is actually not weak in the early game, the cancer lance makes him one of the strongest early game carry, but he doesnt deserve a nerf like naix or gyro does who we actually both see all fucking games.
dealwithit
over 11 years ago
this is the reason why dota 2 sucks
2
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262770]@Dealwithit[/url]: YOU ARE NOT THE TRUE dealwithit! FUCK YOU. FUCKING LEAVE, YOU FUCKING COPYCAT!!!!
Saya
over 11 years ago
Donna unmei ga matteiru n'darou
240
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262615]@911[/url]:[url=#user_comment_262694] @filozof[/url]: Oh well, guess I was just spoiled with all those updates that came after International.
derp
over 11 years ago
sry jo, but if you think pl is overpowered you are just stupid.

pl is horrible in earlygame.

the only thing that breaks him is the combination with kotl which gives him infinite mana.
KotL PL Ruins Comp Games
over 11 years ago
I really hope both of them get the nerf bat. I'm tired of seeing them picked every time and practically winning with those 2 alone. KotL is push AND anti-push, and PL is push late game, which KotL forces by killing creep waves in (almost) one shot.

Good Riddance.
taytay
over 11 years ago
@Just another badie: radiance is not really a core. people usually go diffusal manta and then tarasque
You are not really that squishy when you have invis and 8 other clones of you. he also has armor, magic resist and evasion.

shit is tankier then most str heroes when he gets the heart
taytay
over 11 years ago
kotl was fine for a long time, what happenned? pro gamers remembered him?
xerido
over 11 years ago
@???: well yes, i like both games i actually play both.
but many of those things that are thrown out even i consider them unecesary, sometimes playing some heroes is like playing in hell ( meepo seriusly) they are good players out there but they are mechanicaly they are an pain in the ass
Marads
over 11 years ago
The expansion to Starcraft 2 should be celebrated with a new Drone-tan comic.
???
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262769]@xerido[/url]: LoL doesn't have more skillshots than DotA by any stretch of imagination. ;) Basically, the reason DotA players trash talk LoL is because it is a DotA, just with many things thrown out.
Dealwithit
over 11 years ago
this is why league sucks.
since there nerfs are based off of whiny children screaming OP OP!
xerido
over 11 years ago
basicaly dota and lol are the same game.
main diferences? well dota is a bit harder to read than lol both requiere a lot of skill, lol has more skillshots than dota and dota sistem isnt as easy to read.

in general dota needs more mechanical skill than lol and lol needs better decisions
Serathis
over 11 years ago
Screw dota.
bodmans
over 11 years ago
just started with LoL cuz friends

any tips? and explain difference between DOTA and LoL please
Torchman
over 11 years ago
Nerf Train > Nerf Bat
Dave
over 11 years ago
Am I the only one who reads their speech bubbles in their in-game voice? :)
Nerd
over 11 years ago
just remember Starcraft just came out. Get away from this DOTA something or other crap
Just another badie
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262717]@123[/url]: Phantom lancer is only good once he gets his core items up (radiance, difusual, power threads), if he has freefarm, that is usually 25 minutes in. And even then he is still incredibly squishy, which is why the next item is usually a HoT. Basically all you need to do is bring dust and gank him.
O-(-'.'Q)
over 11 years ago
She is now named the Nerf Prophet.
Lycanthrope
over 11 years ago
Jesus christ, how horrifying.
Just another badie
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262717]@123[/url]: Phantom lancer is only good once he gets his core items up (radiance, difusual, power threads), if he has freefarm, that is usually 25 minutes in. And even then he is still incredibly squishy, which is why the next item is usually a HoT. Basically all you need to do is bring dust and gank him.
Treant
over 11 years ago
Hi also.
Andrew Hall
over 11 years ago
I know what pushing is in the MOBA context, but seeing a sign reading "Fortune Teller" and "Pusher" both made me chuckle.

Reminds me of the Simpsons episode with Otto walking out of "Stoner's Pot Palace", which sells cookware, grumbling about false advertising.
124
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262590]@Faelivri[/url]: blinding light says hi. Also, every single fucking support is useless late-game, on the other hand, not all of them are so powerful early game, with the exception of Lion maybe.
123
over 11 years ago
@Just another badie: yeah, the difference is, Phantom doesn't stomp pub games. He stomps competitive games.
Just like Morphling did in TI2.
over 11 years ago
So Jo, when will you do fire emblem?
:D
over 11 years ago
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Liro Raeriyo
over 11 years ago
A NERF! RISE AND BITCH ABOUT IT TO STOP IT FROM HAPPENING!

said everyone ever atleast once yet no one ever does anything about it
Tim
over 11 years ago
I have many dotakeys, just add me on steam - timherslund
filozof
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262595]@240[/url]: its normal. dota get new version several times of the year, so 3 months is ok.
filozof
over 11 years ago
*ehm* i dont think so. Traxex sure get nerf and centaur get some ballance, but this nerf is look like something what is not well justifiable to me.
Tim
over 11 years ago
I have many dotakeys, just add me on steam - timherslund
Dism
over 11 years ago
*spare
Dism
over 11 years ago
*spare
Dism
over 11 years ago
Hey, anyone has a speare dota key? ^^

/puppyeyes
:<
over 11 years ago
4.2 had it coming. Icefraud was high when he thought giving phantom cancer 4.2 agility per level is a good idea. 42 is apparently the answer to everything.
Cattz
over 11 years ago
Hopefully..

So sick of cancer lancer..
Hoo MJoo The Torrent
over 11 years ago
Phantom Lancer being nerfed?

More like KOTL getting his arms and legs amputated, and PL getting a slap on his phantom ass.

Besides, It's not like Icefrog will awaken from his dormant slumber for another few months anyway. This game is far from "nerfy time." I just hope that Mortred gets luv.
Kino
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262647]@welp[/url]: 30 minutes? Don't you mean 70? They pick PL because he's a guaranteed win in the super late game, if they win earlier then that it usually means that the other heroes were able to shut down the other team by themselves.
Hoo MJoo The Torrent
over 11 years ago
Phantom Lancer being nerfed?

More like KOTL getting his arms and legs amputated, and PL getting a slap on his phantom ass.

Besides, It's not like Icefrog will awaken from his dormant slumber for another few months anyway. This game is far from "nerfy time." I just hope that Mortred gets luv.
nerf them all
over 11 years ago
Nerf, this is why DotaLoL sucks.
welp
over 11 years ago
@Just another badie: majority of pro players agree he is very very strong and needs some kind of nerf. There is a reason kotl PL is picked in pro games because it is very imba and PL is the hero you pick when you want to win 30 minutes in to the game
Grindzycat
over 11 years ago
Hah, all my DotA2 friends beat you to that prediction, Death Prophet :3
Ninj77
over 11 years ago
I have to say: I'm quite impressed how she looks in the second panel. She looks great, Jo!
The truth
over 11 years ago
KOTL will be nerfed harder than PL, I think.
Dome of "everyone is already dead"
over 11 years ago
Void see what you did there.
Somethingthatdoesntrhyme
over 11 years ago
Cancel-lancer will be nerfed? Well now my friends gonna rage.
911
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262595]@240[/url]: DotA wasn't updating that often to begin with. Just stay calm.
Just another badie
over 11 years ago
I wouldn't say that phantom lancer needs a nerf, he's strong yes. But he is very easily countered. It's like saying huskar needs a nerf because he absolutely stomps all pub games.
Devile
over 11 years ago
http://www.dota2wiki.com/wiki/Phantom_Lancer
0nikage
over 11 years ago
Gyro > PL
240
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262586]@Anonymous[/url]: I was talking about the original one, there wasn't any updates for almost three months. What is IceFrog up to anyway?
Faelivri
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262577]@countercrack[/url]: Wait, what? Strong early and great pusher/anti pusher, but he is almost useless in late game.
His Highness Trauler
over 11 years ago
DoTa is going back to one.
Anonymous
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_262575]@240[/url]: Apparently the Valve team are on holiday, so there won't be updates until they're back.
Cancer Dancer
over 11 years ago
They cannot stop us!
Cancer Lancer
over 11 years ago
I think I'm dying a little bit more inside.
countercrack
over 11 years ago
some would say it's kotl that deserves the nerf bat more.
Wyverald
over 11 years ago
Nerf NOW!!
240
over 11 years ago
And here I thought for a second DotA was finally updated. Meh.
Littlekiraneko
over 11 years ago
You don't need to know what dota is to know what nerf means XD
Rouge
over 11 years ago
Icefrog' Nerf Hammer - most imba item in the whole game.
von Boomslang
over 11 years ago
See, this is good. We don't need to know who is that guy or how is he OP to get the joke.