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Oct 28, 2011

DotA Guide: Azgalor - Pit Lord Introduction

DotA is the most popular custom made map for Warcraft III. To allow players a better understanding of this complex and sometimes complicated game here is a hero guide.

Pit Lord is a strength hero that can be recruited at the Scourge Strength Tavern. He was one of the least picked heroes in DotA, until, Icefrog decided it's time for somechanges. With 6.72, Pit Lord's power grew and how he is a strong hero capable of playing various roles.

Let's take the time and study this big guy's past a little bit: "One of the many regents of Lord Archimonde who became stranded on the physical plane after the Legion fell in Kalimdor, the devil Azgalor's love of destruction allowed him to accept the Lich King's invitation to help lead the Scourge in conquest with few regrets.

After all, this Pit Lord is happiest when he conjures fire to scour his opponents from above, roasting them slowly as the dead literally explode from beneath their feet.

With such hateful power in the hands of a monster such as this, it's no wonder he inspires so much terror as he roams across the battlefield."

Depending on your skill build, Pit Lord takes various roles: pusher/defender, tank, semi-carry, ganker. All of them require lots of farming so make sure you choose your spells wisely.

Firestorm (Shortkey F) - Brings down flame and boulders that do damage to opponents in a fixed area. There are three waves, each of them dealing initial damage (55/80/105/130) and a 3 second after-burn. This is a useful spell against tower and barracks as it deals 30% damage to buildings.

Pit of Malice (Shortkey T) - The Pit Lord opens up a deadly pit that immobilizes any unit that enters it. Besides disabling units (1/1.5/2/2.5 seconds), it also deals 100 damage.

Expulsion (Shortkey E) - Combined with Firestorm this is very useful pushing skill. It will set on fire dead bodies around you making them explode and deal 20/40/60/80 damage to surrounding heroes and units. The explosions fuel each other and a graveyard of dead creeps can become a graveyard of enemy heroes.

Dark Rift (Shortkey D) - With the help of the underworld, Azgalor will open a portal and transport himself or even allied heroes through it to a targeted allied unit or building.

Azgalor is a useful hero and as far as items go they depend a lot on the role that you wan to give to the hero. Here are some suggestions: Pipe of Insight, Heart of Tarrasque, Shiva's Guard, Assault Cuirass, Guinsoo, Bloodstone and even Vladimir's Offering that will increase your pushing power.

If you have any other suggestions please let all the DotA fans know in a comment.


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