Dota started out as a custom map for Warcraft III. It was a spiritual successor to another custom map in Starcraft called Aeon of Strife that soon defined a brand-new genre in the video game industry: MOBA. The abbreviation stands for Massive Online Battle Arena. While Aeon of Strife allowed players to control super-powered versions of regular units in Starcraft, DotA raised the stakes and brought in heroes. The latter were borrowed from Warcraft III and some of the DotA heroes were quite similar to those in Blizzard’s RTS title. Most of the roster features custom abilities and some even had custom models.
Dota was released back in 2003 and it saw a lot of changes over the years. The development team was also changed, with some people leaving the project and others joining in to fill the gap. The number of available heroes soon reached over 100. While the original DotA is still played to this day - even more now with Warcraft III: Reforged - what we’re more interested in is the successor of the popular title. Dota 2 was officially launched back in 2013 and by the end of 2015 all of the heroes available in the original were transferred to it. Arc Warden was the last one to be released in December 2015.
The title currently has 119 heroes which gives it an edge over its predecessor. While most of the heroes are balanced some are still an absolute nuisance to deal with. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the most annoying heroes you can encounter in Dota 2. Interestingly enough, all of the heroes on our list are from the original DotA cast, so you could say some things never change.