Pit Party! Dota 2 Has Added Underlord

It’s taken three years but Valve have now brought the full DotA hero lineup into Dota 2 [official site]. Underlord (formerly known as Pitlord) was the final hero, arriving in an update last night. He’s a four-legged fella loosely styled after Mannoroth from Warcraft 3 (shh! no one tell Blizzard’s lawyers), a strength hero with some nasty area of effect spells and the ability to teleport his whole dang team. Enjoy these few days when Underlord is picked in every game but no one knows how to play him or play against him. Next up for Dota 2, all-new heroes!

Pittypoo is a roaming Wrestlemania. He can pop up out of nowhere with his pals, throw down an arena that snares enemies, drops waves of fire, and sap strength from foes.

His Q spell is Firestorm, a ground-targeted AoE calling down waves of fire for several seconds which deal a percentage of enemies’ max health as damage and makes them burn for a bit too. W is Pit of Malice, a ground-targeted AoE which for seven seconds creates a zone that’ll deal damage and snare enemies in it – but each can only be hit once. His E is a passive ability, Atrophy Aura, which over time lowers the attack damage of nearby enemies and gives Underlord a temporary damage boost if they die. Lastly, his ultimate is Dark Rift, which, after a short delay, teleports Undie and nearby allied heroes to the location of any friendly unit. Surprise! The Pit Party is here.

Here’s a look at Underlord’s abilities from that DotaCinema rabble:

Dota 2’s Dark Rift Update also brings post-game summaries breaking down important numbers and moments from battles, and teammate summaries tracking your history with specific players.

Now Pitlord is here, Valve are working on all-new heroes. Well… not all-new: the Monkey King as a cultural figure is hundreds of years old. He was born from an egg on a mountain top, you know. The punkiest monkey that ever popped, they say. It is a bit strange seeing a mythological character appear into Dota – that’s more Smite‘s territory. Sure, he’s been casually referenced in an item, but that’s quite different. I wonder if Valve are playing to Chinese players here but hey, that’d be okay – I’m excited to experience his monkey magic.

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10 Comments

  1. 94baz94 says:

    ”It is a bit strange seeing a mythological character appear into Dota – that’s more Smite‘s territory.”

    Zeus,Medusa,Centaur,naga siren,bane(old name Atropos) all of them comes from Greek mythology.
    And we have abaddon,lucifer,tide hunter(old name leviathan)based on the bible.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      Haha damn, yeah that’s true – they slipped my mind. I suppose by now I think of Zeus as angry zappy little fella rather than the king of the gods. That’s probably quite damning. I think half of those aren’t really based on mythology, though, more borrowing names.

      • Captain Joyless says:

        Regardless, Monkey King was in development in Dota 1: link to youtube.com

        This isn’t something new for dota, in any sense.

      • nearly says:

        I thought Zeus was based on Mario but they had to give him a misleading name to throw off Nintendo’s laywers?

    • Wamybat says:

      I know the subject is heros, but there’s also a lot of items. Dagon, Midas etc.

  2. shaydeeadi says:

    Underlord is quite fun to play with and against, AND steal from with his cheap spells. The AOE root being especially good.

    The new post game screen is really good, lots of ways to review stats and see how you played. It expands upon how you are rated for the polygons a little bit too with the scores for different criteria.

  3. Vandelay says:

    Briefly played him last night, just in a bot game. May not be the most reflective of an actual game, but I sensed a nerf would be soon following for this guy. The damage you can put out with him from his E ability can just get silly. Kill a few creeps, blink into a fight. If just 1 or 2 of the enemy heroes die you are going to be doing serious damage. Plus you are lowering their damage by a percentage, making it scale very nicely throughout the game.

    His Q also outputs a lot of damage, just getting better as the game goes on (again, percentage based.) His W is also a nice short stun, allowing you to easily setup your Q (or a friend’s area of effect ulti.)

    Couldn’t really use the ultimate much with bots, but can see it being incredible for a well coordinated team. Effectively it is a free boots of travel for everyone.

    Whether he plays so well in a real game I will have to wait and see, but I pretty much fell for this hero straightaway, which is rare.

  4. The Sombrero Kid says:

    Apparently monkey king was planned for DotA but never went in and that’s where the lol version came from. I can’t wait for him cause he was my favourite lol character from when i used to play that.

  5. Banyan says:

    As expected, games have been a string of first-picks Underlords, followed by silliness. Hopefully people will figure out if this is an offlane or support or what and settle down in a couple weeks.

  6. Leuqar says:

    the passive skill is E and not W right??