Just starting out, what heroes to play?

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

So I just got HoN and I was wondering which is the best hero to play for a newbie but is also good? 
 
Thanks! 
 
Also, if anyone has a recommended build for Flint Beastwood it would help a lot. Thanks.

#2 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Bump.

#3 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

If you scrub, go for nuker or tank so you don't need to do as much shit. 
 
Or in Kingdom Heart terms, pick a class that can cast elemental or pick a hero that has strong DEF.

#4 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -

Play a few games, then pick the heros that are always banned.  
 
Or play LoL.

#5 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Jeffsekai
Play a few games, then pick the heros that are always banned.  
 
Or play LoL.
No LoL for me, :P
#6 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

I played Andromeda in the beta. She was pretty good.

#7 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Any other suggestions?

#8 Posted by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

Wait a moment. Flint Beastwood? But it's just like... 
 
I cannot believe this.

#9 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@CaptainObvious said:
" Wait a moment. Flint Beastwood? But it's just like...  I cannot believe this. "
Yep, you got it buddy. 
 
He even has dual guns and has an ability called ''Dead Eye''.
#10 Edited by EvilTheSlayer (15 posts) -

 Flint starting items- Runes of blight(90), 2 duck boots(300), Health potion(100), 2 Minor Totem(106)
 
Next - Steam boots, Firebrand, Frostbrand.  Then I useally savage mace but all depends on what your facing and how much gold your getting. 
Also you probably want to sell one duckboots eventually and turn the other one into a Soulscream ring.
 
Skills - Flare, Deadeye, Flare, Hollowpoint, Flare, Money shot, Flare,  then Dead eye and Hallowpoint but get Moneyshot when you can
 
You may feel the need to take some more in deadeye early if you are getting harassed heavily.
 
 When first starting try picking ranged heroes with stuns, they are much safer to play.
Witch Slayer, Pyromancer, Voodoo Jester. Many more as well.
 
Play Standard draft games to get a good mix of heroes to play so you can learn more of them. Standard draft you get 3 heroes to pick from to play one Str, Agi, And int.

#11 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@EvilTheSlayer: Thanks, how noob friendly is Flint Beastwood? I'm not too sure. >__>
#12 Posted by EvilTheSlayer (15 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba:  He is Pretty fragile but he has great burst damage and gets the largest attack range in the game so he's pretty good.
#13 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@EvilTheSlayer said:
" @NekuSakuraba:  He is Pretty fragile but he has great burst damage and gets the largest attack range in the game so he's pretty good. "
Thanks, you helped a bunch! ^__^
#14 Posted by artofwar420 (6299 posts) -

Why don't you try Predator, that was my noob hero for a while. Maybe it's changed though since I've played.

#15 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@artofwar420

Why don't you try Predator, that was my noob hero for a while. Maybe it's changed though since I've played.

Is he a good damage dealer?
#16 Posted by artofwar420 (6299 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: I'd think so, the leap+tough skin+ ulti (lessens armor I think) + life steal = pretty good damage dealer and taker.
#17 Edited by Mageknight (124 posts) -

Oh wow, someone else playing this game. First off, come check out the Giantbomb channel!
 
Secondly, I highly recommend starting with a support character like Glacius or Demented Shaman. You don't have to worry to much about last-hitting, items, nor being an excellent player - just your prescence in teamfights makes you useful. While you're playing support you can see other types of heroes in action and then play what you like.
 
If you're already hooked on the damage, Flint is pretty easy to pick up. Pestilence is a neat semi-carry with damage and a stun. Chronos is a pretty easy carry to start with, though I would stay away from carries until you're more confident in your play.
 
EDIT: I play on weekends, and I'd be happy to play with you. Friend me as "Mageknight". "Octazooka" (Nytrik here) is also a cool GB HON dude.

#18 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Mageknight: Awesome, but I am having a lot of trouble with always being stunned then smashed to the ground. It is getting really frustrating, any suggestions?
#19 Edited by Mageknight (124 posts) -

 @NekuSakuraba
 
If you're playing a support dealer... Tough luck. Try to stay at the edges of team fights so you don't get targeted, but more often than not their nukers are going to be going straight for you, as you're the squishiest member of the team.
 
As a damage guy, if you find yourself drawing a lot of stuns, pick up a Shrunken Head from the Defensive section of the shop. That'll give you a few seconds of magic immunity, which should get you through the brunt of a teamfight. If you can, focus down their stunners in while SH is on; without them, you'll have free reign to roll the rest of their team.

#20 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Mageknight: Argh, maybe I should go for a support character after all?
#21 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Mageknight Hey, did you get my friend request?
#22 Posted by Mageknight (124 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba:  Oh, apparently not! Re-send it and it should show up.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.