DotA aka Defense of the Ancients is one of the most famous custom made maps for Warcraft III. To give players a better understanding of this complex and sometimes intricate game here is a hero guide.
Admiral Proudmore, originally featured as a villain in the Horde bonus campaign in The Frozen Throne, returns from the beating he received in the hands of Rexxar to get his. You can recruit this one at the Sentinel's Strength tavern.
This hero's story is one of the coolest around so be sure to check it out: "of all the allies in the Sentinel's ranks, only one, is known by as many names and is feared in as many lands.
Called Capt. CoCo by his mates, Jack Sparrow by others, The Legendary Mariner by some, but only a select few, know his real name and what it stands for. He can harness the powers of the depths to conjure torrential geysers that blast his enemies into the air.
His elegant blade is sworn to the Seas and with each mighty swing it ebbs like the tides. Using a watery form of spacial magic, he can bring you back to your original destination.
The Captain now sails towards the Scourge lands, aboard his Phantom vessel boosting the spirits of his comrades with his fabled Rum, paving the way for the victory of the Sentinel. He is Kunkka, Master and Commander of the seven seas."
He has a set of useful delay-cast AoE tools which include a great initiation stun/debuff in Ghost Ship, a small-aoe disable and slow in Torrent, and one of the best chasing spells in the game, X marks the spot.
He also has one of the best last-hitting and denying abilities in the game in Tidebringer, rivaling Nethertoxin in raw power. Tidebringer is also great for harassment, allowing you to harass well even as melee.
(shortkey E): using his unparalleled knowledge of the sea, Kunkka summons a blast of water at a targeted area. After 2 seconds a fierce torrent of water erupts from the ground, the stream blasting enemies caught in the AoE into the sky, dealing 120/180/240/300 damage and slowing movement speed by 30%.
- Tide Bringer
(shortkey D): Kunkka's legendary sword Tidebringer is infused with the very power of the sea. Tidebringer will passively grant the hero increased damage and large AoE cleave for a single strike every once a while +15/30/45/60.
- X Marks the Spot
(shortkey X): to make an assembly for his troops, Admiral Proudmoore targets a hero and marks its current position on the ground. After a few seconds, the hero will instantly return to the mark after 1/2/3/4 seconds.
- Ghost Ship
(shortkey T): The admiral summons the mythical ghost ship S.S. CoCo to the battlefield.
Allies are doused in Captain CoCo's Rum, inebriating them for 10% bonus movespeed and numbness to incoming damage, causing them to feel only half of the pain now and half after the Rum wears off.
Enemies, pirates and scurvy knaves are dashed on the rocks for damage and a brief stun when the ship crashes.
Level 1 - Coco's Rum lasts 5 seconds, 1 second stun, 300 crash damage, 10% MS bonus, half damage now half damage after skill wears off.
Level 2 - Coco's Rum lasts 6 seconds, 1 second stun, 400 crash damage, 10% MS bonus, half damage now half damage after skill wears off.
Level 3 - Coco's Rum lasts 7 seconds, 1 second stun, 500 crash damage, 10% MS bonus, half damage now half damage after skill wears off.
Proudmore is a highly ranked competitive tier hero capable of soloing and winning a lane against a solo ranged or weak hero combination.
This hero can kill an opponent very easy, but you must keep in mind that casting the spells in the right order is crucial. Also make sure that you choose a spot where you have visibility over your opponent and the surrounding area so you won't get ambushed!
You can load Kunkka with a wide variety of items, just keep in mind that he can be a real tank so strength related or HP regeneration is a must. If you can suggets any more item mixes please feel free to do so in a comment.