With all of the original Dota 1 heroes successfully ported, now's a great time for Valve to check out some of the best hero concepts generated by the community.
(Featured image via DotaWallpaper.)

Dota 2: The Best Fan-Made Hero Concepts

Jul 10, 2017
-2k
2043
(Featured image via DotaWallpaper.)

With The International 2017 only a month away, there’s a chance we might see a new hero added to the Dota 2 roster in the not-too-distant future. Many heroes, including Techies, were showcased at TI before they were released. Now that Valve has ported over all of the Dota 1 heroes into the game, as well as the Monkey King, who was already part of Dota lore, we’re left wondering where they’ll get ideas for new heroes. It wouldn’t surprise us if they turned to the community for inspiration, and these are some of the best fan-made hero concepts we’ve been able to find.

Hero Concept #1: Bellatrix the Blood Cultist

Bellaxtrix the Blood Cultist is an example of well thought out hero. The blood “theme: is similar to Bloodseeker, and the hero model would need a complete overhaul, but the way her abilities combine to damage enemies and heal allies seems really slick and could create some really nuanced play. And how cool does that gory Waveform-type Ultimate look?

Bellatrix the Blood Cultist was designed by Reddit users /u/WeLuvDoto (voice and video), /u/PongPing_ (coding) and /u/KittyKing101 (coding, particle work, and balancing).

Hero Concept #2: Yen and Yua, the Twin Lights

Yen and Yua, the Twin Lights, is a fan-made hero concept for Dota 2.

A character whose abilities are transformed depending on whether it’s day or night, the Yen and Yua hero concept is another fantastic idea. During the days, most of the heroes abilities focus on buffing teammates, but during the night, they inflict damage and debuffs on your foes. There’s plenty of room for some interesting synergy with heroes like Luna and, of course, Night Stalker.

Yen and Yua is a hero concept designed by Reddit user /u/Strenious.

Hero Concept #3: Zulf The Stormhunter

A wind-themed hero would be a great addition to the game. Check out the video above–watching that Zeus running Jet Steam ability looks hilarious and would be a great addition to almost any team fight. Zulf’s Ultimate is also interesting, throwing multiple enemy heroes into the air, Eul’s Scepter style.

You May Like

Zulf’s abilities give him powerful initiation tools and massive control over enemy heroes. I’m sure this hero would be an instant favorite for lots of players.

Zulf the Stormhunter is a hero concept designed by Reddit user /u/ZizZizZiz.

Hero Concept #4: The Cyborg

The Cyborg is another Dota 2 hero concept. Most of The Cyborg's abilities involve unique interactions with items.

A hero whose abilities are based around buffing and absorbing the active abilities of items is a really novel idea and could certainly make things interesting. The Cyborg still needs a bit of depth as far as possible playstyles are concerned, but it’s surely only a matter of time before we see a hero capable of using more than six item slots.

The Cyborg is an original hero concept designed by Reddit user /u/TheGreatGimmick.

How strong is Rod of Atos in Patch 7.06e?Expect to see lots of Clockwerk at TI7.
Jul 3, 2017
801
Screenshot from 2GD Studio's TI4 EU Hub, featuring Draskyl and 2GD.
Jun 30, 2017
531
Dota 2 Mid Heroes
Jun 23, 2017
1298
Virtus Pro threw caution and conventional wisdom to the wind at the Summit 7, picking over 80 different heroes during the main event.
Jun 19, 2017
618
Alex Dyet
92 POSTS
An English student and freelance writer from London, UK, Alex has spent far more time than he'd care to admit battling it out on FIFA's Ultimate Team mode, before moving on to the more competitive eSports out there, like Dota and Hearthstone. He's got big plans for Blizzard's upcoming shooter, Overwatch, and he's counting down the days until the game goes live in May. You can catch him on twitter @Alexcd13D.
What do you think?
react-1

ayy lmao

react-2

Nice.

react-3

Meh.

react-4

No.

react-5

Whoa!

Previous articleDota 2: What Is A Battle Cup?
Next articleDota 2: How Strong Is Rod of Atos in 7.06e?