The already long list of Dota 2 heroes is now even bigger, as Valve have released an update with Grimstroke as well as teased another called Mars.
A ranged hero that uses the power of Ink. Here's a quick run over his abilities:
- Stroke of Fate - Damage and slow enemies.
- Phantom's Embrace - Launches a phantom which latches onto an enemy damaging and silencing it (stopping it from using abilities).
- Ink Swell - Cover you or an ally in ink, silencing you while also granting bonus speed and immunity to attacks. It will also damage nearby enemies over time and explode around you.
- Soulbind - Binds an enemy hero to its nearest allied hero in range. Spells targeting one, will affect the other.
He's a ranged hero with the ability to with his ability, he also has a P, which covers you or an ally in ink, silencing the target while granting bonus speed and immunity to attacks
See more about him here. As for Mars, that hero is due "this winter".
With the amount of heroes available in Dota 2 it can be pretty overwhelming. While it's not a particularly difficult game to grasp the basics, there's a vast amount of details about each hero that you eventually need to know. The best strategy to counter each of them, their strength and weaknesses and so on.
One thing to bring up, is that I did see some posts across Twitter about Dota 2 "not needed yet another male hero" or something to that effect. Curious about it, due to my own ignorance on the matter since I've not been playing Dota 2 regularly for some time I decided to look into it. Regardless of your feelings on all things being equal in gaming, Dota 2's hero list is predominantly male. There's over 90 male heroes and only around 16 or so female heroes. That's a pretty large difference, just something to think about…