We’ll go over rotation as a support player in this DOTA 2 Rotation Guide. Obviously you know what a rotation is but what does it accomplish? If you ever play chess or checkers or any other turn-based strategy game, you will know about space or strengthening. It’s a similar case in DOTA 2. When you move a piece to another part of the board, you strengthen that part of the board but the place the piece used to be is now weak.
DOTA 2 Rotation Guide for Support Players
You need to ask yourself when is it okay to strengthen one lane in exchange for weakening other ones. For example, when do you decide to strengthen your middle lane while sacrificing your safe lane? This depends mostly on power spikes. Let’s take a look at some of the heroes to make our point clear.
There’s a huge difference between a Level 1 and Level 2 Lion because the Level 2 one has an additional ability that makes the power difference astronomical. However, other Heroes such as the Earthshaker don’t change in strength when they upgrade to newer levels. So, a Lion will get a power spike at Level 2 and it will try to gank at that time. Hence, he will try to rotate and pick off your mid.
On the Defense side, for example while using the Earthshaker, this is a really good time to weaken your safe lane. This will allow you to prevent a snowball from rolling. Also you need to consider that rotations aren’t free. When you decide to rotate to another lane, you’re taking a large risk because you could be walking across the map to do potentially nothing.
Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Valve Corporation for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux.
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