Dota 2 Pros Discuss the Most Broken Hero of TI12
In the heated arenas of The International 2023, where every move is scrutinized, every strategy dissected, Dota 2's passionate community was handed a surprise. Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner, a beloved personality in the Dota 2 universe, posed a burning question to the game's best: "Who is the most broken hero in the current meta?" The answer was resounding and almost unanimous: Spirit Breaker.
The Most Broken Hero in Dota 2 at TI12
With The International 12 finally heading to a conclusion, the meta looks like it has finally been fully broken down and explored with almost all of the Dota 2 hero roster making an appearance in the tournament.
Here is a compilation of responses from some of the biggest names in the Dota 2 professional scene with many leaning in favor of Spirit Breaker:
tOfu (Gaimin Gladiators): "There's a lot of broken heroes right now in Dota."
Kingrd (Keyd Stars): "That's easy, Spirit Breaker."
fng (Virtus.pro): "Definitely Spirit Breaker."
23savage (Talon Esports): "I think Spirit Breaker."
cr1t (Shopify Rebellion): "Spirit Breaker."
Topson (Tundra Esports): "Spirit Breaker.."
Moonmeander (TSM): " Spirit Breaker, you just click, charge, you see the guy, and you just run at him. It doesn't take one or two brain cells to play this hero, Oh, I'm dying, let me go click another lane and charge away. W max move speed, F**k Breaker."
gpk~ (BetBoom Team) : Spirit Breaker, I hate playing against him.
yamsun (nouns): "Primal Beast. He picks you up through BKB, steps on you, breaks you, clobbers you, and uses a bunch of mechanics that don't even exist in the game, but he does them anyway."
Dyrachyo (Gaimin Gladiators): "I've said it to my team many times, you guys have to play Primal. This hero is like, you cannot hit them; otherwise, you're going to die."
Xiao8 (LGD Gaming): "The most broken hero? There's no such broken hero in Dota right now."
While Spirit Breaker appeared to be the common point of contention among the pros, Zhang "xiao8" Ning's perspective stood out, suggesting that there may not be a single "broken" hero in the current meta. His insight underscores the complexity and ever-changing nature of the Dota 2 metagame, where strategies and counterplay are paramount. However, when questioned which Dota hero best represents his team, he picked Spirit Breaker.
The final day of The International 2023 has dawned upon us, the verdict from these professionals places Spirit Breaker firmly in the spotlight. Whether the hero will remain a dominant force or undergo changes in future patches remains to be seen, but for now, the pros' collective opinion has cemented Spirit Breaker as one of the most broken heroes in the current Dota 2 meta.