Dota 2: Dealing with Pudge
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There are many unique heroes in Dota 2 that are loved by many. Some of them have the potential to win games on their own, whereas others are mainly played for fun.
Having said that, today, we will take a look at the most recognizalbe hero in the game, and that's Pudge. Regardless if you like him or you don't, this is the most popular hero in the game. That's not really surprising, considering the fact that the hero is picked in pretty much every single game.
Athough it's pretty fun to play with him, we can't say the same when it's time to play against him. Pudge can be a nightmare to lane against, or even worse, to be ganked by. After all, one successful Hook is enough to bring down even the mightiest mid laners.
With that said, let's take a look at a couple of things to keep in mind when you're playing vs this hero.
Have proper vision
We can't stress this enough. Having good vision is THE most important thing you need to do against heroes such as Pudge. This will allow you to see if he is rotating towards your lane, unless he uses a smoke of course. Nowadays, the Observer Wards are free, so you just have to buy and place them in a spot where it will allow yo uto have vision of what's going on.
Listen to your team-mates
Even though this can be a very hard thing in pub games, it's important to gather as much information as possible from your team-mates. In most cases, Pudge will start in a lane and then will roam once he gets a couple of levels. So, if you'r team-mates tell you that the hero is missing from his lane, chances are that he will try to gank you.
Buy proper items
Last, but definitely not least, you need to buy at least one item that can work against this hero. There are several good choices but we believe that Forcestaff is the best. This item can allow you to dodge the hook and also escape when you're being chased with Rot. What's more, the item is fairly inexpensive, so you can buy it early on.