Valve has been extremely generous in the past few months. First, there was the 6.79 patch that has introduced a lot of changes into the Meta game for both casual and competitive play. It was followed by the “Three Spirits” update, which finally reunited the family of elemental brothers.
And as a cherry on top, we were given an amazing “Wraith Night” mode with Legion Commander Legion Commander leading the battle against the un dead king.
Legion is a DP S hero. It means you need to balance the damage and attack speed. Not a support but you can heal your teammates a bit with the Press the Attack. Also good on carries. It’s just an option but very effective. She is not a tank at all and also a very team based hero especially in early and mid-game and sometimes in late game too.
Even if you have 200 duel damage you can lose the game if your team is bad (mostly in public) because Legion is squishy!
Legion Commander, or LC, has promptly reached the 2nd place in Popularity and it seems she has no intention of leaving the spotlight. Being a gander, semi-carry, carry with the ability to the jungle, she appeals to a large portion of the player base. Moreover, the skill required to pilot her efficiently is significantly lower, compared to the Ember Spirit Ember Spirit and Earth Spirit Earth Spirit.
This ability is much underestimated! In the early game, this ability is amazing to harass or farm. A lot of legions just don’t use it properly. It gives you temporally movement speed if you use it on heroes or creeps. More enemy means more speed.
If you can, use it before the Duel, if you need to escape, to kill Low HP enemies, farming camps, creeps, Spiderlings, illusion. Yeah, one of the best thing using this ability to kill illusions because more creeps, illusion means more damage.
Win rate on this hero has flatlined at 48%, qualifying for a Tier 4 in our Pub Tier-List. However, compared to the previous additions of Ember and Earth Spirit, with corresponding Win Rates of 42% and 45%, she seems rather powerful.
Dota 2 has a huge variety of hexes, stuns and other forms of disable. Before LC only Abandon was capable of removing all of them – an advantage that can’t be overestimated in casual and competitive play alike.
The fact, that Press the Attack also increases the attack speed of the target for a whopping 120 AS makes it an excellent late-game save for your carry! Turns the enemies’ numbers against them, dealing damage and granting you bonus movement speed per unit or per hero. Deals bonus damage to illusions and summoned units as a percent of their current health.
Moment of Courage Moment of Courage: The skill that allows LC to the jungle and carry. Note, however, that while the increase in life steal from extra skill point spent is very significant (20%), the chance for the ability to proc is increased only by 2% per level and to maximize DPS at the early levels it might be more rational to max out 2nd and 1st skills first, with only one point.
Deflecting blow after blow, the pair danced their deadly duel as the Bronze Legion met its end around them. Tristin leapt forward as her foe swung its sword to meet her. The odds turned. The attack smashed into Tristin suddenly, a brutal thrust from the side, but even as her balance slipped she rallied her strength for another stroke. Blade scraped on blade, beyond the hilt to the gnarled paw below, carving it in two in a fearsome spray of sparks and blood. The vile audience looked on in astonishment as she pressed the attack, driving her blade through her foe’s flesh into the stampeding heart within. With a scream that split the clouds above, the beast erupted in a torrent of gore and anguish. The stygian portal wavered, the power sustaining the chasm beyond vanishing as suddenly as it had appeared. The remaining invaders fell quickly to Stonewall steel.
Though victorious, the survivors saw little to celebrate: the city lay in ruins, and survivors were few. Fires continued to spread. Unfurling her banners of war, Tristin gathered what allies she could. Her anger smoldered as she pledged brutal vengeance upon the forces of the abyss, and damned be any who would dare stand in her way.
Disable? Check! Lifetime Damage Increase? Check! A huge “Winner” banner over your head? Check! This skill makes her the second manliest hero in the world of Dota 2 after A x e. And if the game takes long enough, it can transform LC into the one-shooting, rage-inducing carry we all know.
What a lot of people do not realize, is that this ability also disables most passives including Evasion, Critical Strike and some forms of Bash. In a sense it works very much alike to the missing hero, doom-bringer’s ultimate.
It will be faster and easier to kill them, but also because they are usually the ones to have disables and debases that will make you rethink your decision to challenge the carry. And since supports have a very low auto-attack damage, the usefulness of blade mail will be relatively low.
Even though Legion Commander has not managed to De -Throne the King and Jester of Pubs – Pudge, she is still a very interesting and effective hero to play. And she possess the true spirit of Dota “easy to learn, hard to master”. Hopefully, you have found some of my insights on this hero useful and it will help you grow as a player!