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Our little guide to Frosthaven

We take a look at how to keep the Spirit of Frosthaven alive.

After much requests and uproar from the community, Valve finally released this year’s Frostivus, called Frosthaven. The update also came with the Rubick Arcana, and the magus himself has attacked the Frostivus tree. You need to defend it and survive the onslaught of Rubick’s army, and we hope that this guide helps you a little bit:

Heroes:

The first stage of the match is selecting the heroes out of the limited number that is available to you. In the various Frostivus matches we have played and watched, we found that Faceless Void, Huskar and Troll Warlord are the best heroes for late game. Void takes a bit of time to come online, but his AOE bash and the damage added to Time Walk are good additions. Troll is a good carry who can take down bosses pretty quick. Huskar probably is one of the best choices of the three, with a lot of damage and tankiness and his Q is a good AOE against the smaller creeps.

As for tanks, Centaur and Magnus are some of the best. Centaur’s damage does fall off, but he can tank quite a lot of damage. Magnus’ blend of wave clear, tankiness and the Empower buff make him a great pick as well. Adding Aghanim’s to him will make him quite useful in mid-late game to clear waves.

As for wave clearing goes, Keeper of the Light is currently the best one, and he can transition into a support late game with his Will O’ the Wisp. Weaver’s Shukuchi is good ate clearing the waves in  early stages as well.

Items:

Do not build Battlefury. It is really nerfed and is not effective in this game mode. Maelstrom/Mjolnir are better choices, since the creeps have low magic resistance. I would suggest completing the Mjolnir since it provided a lot of attack speed. A Satanic is a must on your damage dealer. Pair it with Daedalus or a Bloodthorn and you are gold.  

Heart on your tanks is great, but it can also be used on your carries. The regen will be permanent, since all the opponents are counted as creeps. Building armor, especially Assault Cuirass on your tanks is a great idea, since most of the damage you will receive will be physical.  

On your wave clear and supports, I would suggest you to build Guardian Greaves to keep your team topped up, as well as a heart because supports will tend to be squishy. Please do not go for damage, as no matter what you do, the support will fall off in terms of damage in late game.  

And in the end, enjoy the game with your friends and have a Merry Christmas!

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MN | Rudraaksh

MN | Rudraaksh

Rudraaksh is a dentist by trade but a gamer by heart. He’s written for adventure sports website and volunteered for a Germany based newsletter, but is currently taking the esports scene by storm.

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