Dota 2 patch 7.32 and its adjustment, 7.32b, brought a lot of changes that radically shaped the meta. Strangely enough, heroes that were buffed and looked like they had high chances of becoming overpowered actually proved to be extremely weak.
Just take a look at Templar Assassin for instance. Her win rate this month has been just 44.8%, which is terrible. And she has all the reasons to do well. But she doesn’t because other heroes are simply much stronger and reach their power peaks earlier.
The best carry hero of Dota 2 patch 7.32b, at least in pubs, is Clinkz. Anyone who has encountered Clinkz spammers will agree that this hero needs to be nerfed as soon as possible.
Playing against Clinkz is annoying as hell. The hero grows very quickly in power and deals an enormous amount of damage even with just a couple of items. On top of that, he’s fast, invisible most of the time, and has incredible survivability thanks to his ultimate.
Clinkz’s level 15 talent allows him to almost double his HP with his ultimate active. Death Pact gives +75% HP at level 2, and a ridiculous amount of damage (+8% of the creep’s HP). That’s insane for the early game.
On top of that, the effect of Clinkz ultimate lasts for 65 seconds, which means that it’s almost a passive ability for him. And to make matters worse, he can cast it while being invisible in his Skeleton Walk.
When you combine the hero’s survivability with his damage output, you start to wonder what was IceFrog thinking. Clinkz Burning Barrage deals 65% damage at level 4 but throws six attacks in just two seconds. And these attacks pierce enemies and apply all of Clinkz attack modifiers.
Right now, Clinkz has a win rate of almost 55%. If he escapes the early game untouched, he becomes very hard to counter during the mid game. Teams that play against this hero need to realize that they cannot let Clinkz farm. Otherwise, he will take over the map and kill not just solitary supports that are trying to ward or deward, but even cores.
The strongest item on Clinkz seems to be Gleipnir, largely thanks to its synergy with his Burning Barrage. But you don’t need to invest that much gold in the item right away. Instead, you can simply build your stats and survivability. And nothing will stop you during fights if you position yourself correctly.
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