Dota 2’s Bloodthorn item has a pretty nasty looking icon in-game, accurately representing how powerful the infamous weapon is in Valve’s hit MOBA. It turns out that if you show game icons to people who have never touched the game, the vast majority will put the vilified blade at the top of the “I don’t want to get stabbed with that” list.
Bloodthorn’s abilities are incredibly powerful in Dota 2. Specifically, he’s perfect for drastically reducing the mana regeneration of Intelligence heroes, while also giving you increased magic resist so you can get up close and personal with some of the more irritating mages around. of the game.
If that wasn’t enough, her twin abilities Soul Rend and Mage Slayer also put pressure on those pesky spellcasters, silencing them and applying a whopping 35% damage debuff to their spells when hit. Needless to say, it’s pretty powerful, so it requires Secret Shop components.
However, it turns out that people who have never raised Bloodthorn think it looks like the most powerful weapon in Dota 2, and come to that conclusion based on the in-game icon alone.
On the official Dota 2 subreddit, a fan writes: “I created a site where people who haven’t played Dota 2 compare two items and pick the strongest one. Here you can see the results.”
The concept is quite simple: load the website and choose the image that looks the strongest. After a few selections, you will be asked “Are you bored yet? View Result” where you can see which items that are not Dota players thought looked the scariest.
Bloodthorn is head and shoulders above its competitors with 1016 votes, making it officially the most intimidating weapon in Dota 2 (according to newbies of course). Mjollnir and Radiance take second and third place, with Tranquil Boots and Perseverance trailing behind.
This data leads the player to conclude that “Dota 2 item images actually represent their relative strength quite well. Bloodthorn is the strongest element according to people who haven’t played Dota.”
Others have tried to psychoanalyze why the participants chose the options they did. Stronk: sharp, pointed objects, swords. No stronk: sticks, balls, rings, shoes”, writes one, and another adds “And within that, brilliant = stronk!”
While this survey may not be entirely accurate (I’ve played Dota, and I’ve played on the website, after all), we’ve got a full rundown of the best Dota 2 neutral items. Plus, we’ve got a breakdown of all commands, options, Dota 2 console launch and cheats if you’re looking to customize your experience.