Top Five Dota 2 Hero Sets: Lina
Lina wasn't among the lucky ones who got a new set with all those shiny particles in TI10 Battle Pass. We want to present you the top-five sets that Lina has.
It has often been said that Lina's hair was touched by fire, though few know the truth of this claim. In Lina's youth, as her natural talents first began to smoke and smolder, it was her fiery hair that told the tale of the storm to come. With time and training, her skill and control of the flame were enough to suppress the searing display. Yet on occasion, when her ire grows and tempers flare, the full measure of Lina's burning spirit threatens to unleash its wrath.
From the ashes, she rises
Only a fraction of the wyrm-kissed ever discover the true nature of their heritage or the full extent of their powers.
Civilizations may rise, and mountains fall in the years between the ascension of one wyrm-kissed child and the birth of the next. Ignorant of their ancient ancestry, these wayward children must forge their own paths. Some answers may be found only in flame.
Dota 2 Battle Pass has ended recently, and the TI10 prize pool hit $40,000,000! We saw many blinding sets in BP Treasures, but the hero of the day, Lina, wasn't among the lucky ones who got a new set with all those shiny particles. New The International 11 tournament promises even more. To find out who will compete there you can watch the AniMajor event hosted by WePlay Esports at the beginning of June 2021.
I'm presenting you with five top in-game sets that Lina has as of now.
Fiery Soul of the Slayer
Release date: March 7, 2013.
Lina was my first favorite Dota 2 character since I started playing in 2014. And my special memories are connected to this Arcana item.
Of course, you can't deny that every Arcana item for any hero is the main in any "top." Our hero of the day is not an exception. And a curious fact is: this particular Arcana was the first made from all such type items in the game. The second fact — it was based on the Alpha concept of the character that was shown at the Dota 2 announcement.
The Arcana places on a head slot. It totally changes Lina's appearance, replacing her hair with a permanent flame. Her arms start burning blue and yellow instead of casual orange flame. The Arcana also changes such things as Dragon Slave (with this item, the ability literally becomes a Dragon, rushing right to the pointed direction), and Fiery Soul abilities, their icons, minimap, and top icons.
Players are asking Valve to rework this item or even create their own versions from time to time, but I think it's a matter of taste and original Lina's Arcana is perfect in her way. By the way, the initial Arcana title was "Original Flamehair".
Release date: February 17, 2017.
This set turns Lina's appearance into a real Phoenix with her belt reminiscent of bird's feathers. And, according to the trivia of the set, the original title was Reborn Phoenix.
The bundle, created by liangbinge in October 2016, was released in Winter 2017 Treasure II and included Head, Belt, Arms, Neck slots, and Loading Screen. Initially, the community opinion was quite controversial, but Valve listened to the positive reviews and added this set to the official store.
Release date: October 2, 2015.
The set was released as a Very Rare item in a special Treasure — Tribute of the Piercing Beak, created for Frankfurt Major 2015. The same bright event can be called the confident statement from today's two-time TI champions - OG.
SeeingTriangles created a bundle consisting of Neck, Belt, Head, Arms slots, and Loading Screen in August 2015. It actually was a remake of the creators' 2014 set named "Misrule's Touch." The concept of "The Bewitching Flame" (the initial set title) also included four beautiful icons for every ability, but Valve refused to use it in-game.
Regime of the Enthaleen Dragon (Wanderer)
Release date: January 26, 2016.
This set was an award for players with Winter 2016 Battle Pass for the successful completion of the Path of the Wanderer quest in Dota 2. There was one more interesting condition: players got an additional style for this bundle named Wanderer (which is on the pictures) after they collectively completed 2,5 mln of quests.
The set with casual Head, Arms, Neck, Belt slots, and Loading Screen was added to community attention on October 7, 2015, by blossomalex, and it didn't receive many reviews, but still was added to the game.
I decided to highlight it because of the unusual Lina's appearance, especially the changes in her hair color in Wanderer style. She looks like a Dragon Knight blonde fiance. The original title of the bundle was "Scales of the Burning Dragon."
Glory of the Elderflame
Release date: July 02, 2020
The latest set for Lina was created by the same person who made the Bewitching Flare bundle — SeeingTriangles. The original internal title was "Blazing Cosmos," and the style should remind us of a Goddess.
Honestly, the original style with light purple hair, a dark blue dress, and boots looks way much better and interesting than the one released in The International 10 Collector's Cache. Unfortunately, you cannot purchase this set in the store anymore (and it's not even in the game among other bundles and items for Lina).
Honorable mentions (items)
Golden Wyrmwrought Flare
Release date: June 16, 2017.
I cannot ignore Immortal items, of course. Golden Wyrmwrought Flare was released in Immortal Treasure II 2017. It takes a Belt slot and changes Lina's stun ability Light Strike Array into a golden stamp rushing on the ground. The belt looks like golden feathers, and it slightly changes Lina's model - she has to raise her head a little higher and press her legs closer to each other so as not to clip on the original model.
Disciple of the Wyrmwrought Flame
Release date: July 16, 2016
One of the expensive items for Lina on the market - its price is higher than Arcana in 2 or 3 times. It looks like the designers, who created this Neck slot, were inspired rather by Sailor Moon or Harry Potter.
With this item, Lina gets round ruby jewelry (which looks similar to Sailor Moon's transformation brooch, admit it), and her ultimate ability Laguna Blade becomes more of Dota-2-style "Avada Kedavra." Also, the icon for this ability changes.
It is always more exciting to play your favorite character with new sets and attractive cosmetics. Sometimes, enemies could be distracted, trying to see all the details of the hero's bundle — maybe, it'll help you win one fight or more. We also hope that this article made your choice easier. Good luck, have fun!