Since August last year, we’ve been waiting for the new Dota 2 hero, Mars, to finally get released. After the minor gameplay update that dropped earlier this week, I didn’t have much hope for Mars releasing this week. However, Valve decided to unleash the new Dota 2 hero anyway and it looks incredibly powerful.
Basically, with Mars, players should get ready to impale their enemies as the god of war or get impaled if you don’t manage to get first pick on this new hero. Mars will likely get played as a position 2 or 3 looking at his abilities, with some incredible control making him a powerful ally on the battlefield. Before we get to the abilities, check out some lore for Mars, the latest Dota 2 hero below:
Mars, god of war and first son of heaven, has now joined the battle of the Ancients.
Abandoning the callous ways of his past and embracing a new identity unburdened by the legacies of his father’s archaic pantheon, Mars has turned over a new spear. Vowing to tear down the remnants of the savage old world to build a new empire, Mars is at last ready to assume the true mantle of leadership over gods and men, a position he now realizes has been wasted for eons by the petty whims of Zeus.
He sure does sound powerful and when you look at the abilities of Mars and think about how he could decimate other heroes during a team fight, it is absolutely frightening. Check out Mars’ ability descriptions below:
Spear of Mars
Mars throws his legendary Spear, damaging each enemy unit it strikes. The first enemy hero it hits is skewered and pushed back. If a skewered hero hits a tree, building, or cliff, they will be impaled to it and stunned.
Mars smashes enemies in front of him with his shield, knocking them back and damaging them with a critical hit based on his attack. Imbued with True Strike, the assault adds bonus base damage when hitting heroes.
Mars wields his massive shield to block a portion of each physical attack when struck from the front or sides.
Arena of Blood (Ultimate)
Mars summons an arena lined with the undead warriors of the Ash Legion, who block enemy attacks and movement. Enemy heroes near the inside edge of the arena will be attacked by spears, dealing damage and knocking them back.
Check out Dota 2 Cinema’s hero spotlight for Mars below to see all the hero’s abilities in action, then tell us what you think about the new Dota 2 hero and if you’ve had a chance to play with him yet.