all of a sudden, people have started using serpent wards a lot. Every game 1-2 people spam them in ur base with deathtower and bears. or chimeras+sepent wards+carrion beetles. BOND WAT DID U DO? did u make them better. i heard they have splash damage and have a VERYYYYYY fast cooldown. I got bk two times while somebody else used this build. TWO people come and produce chimeras and then they start divine shield and keep healing wave the chimeras. ALL THIS TIME they produce serpent wards in clusters of three.
MY tier 2 base went down first. and the person was level 20 same as me. by the end of my base, there were 20-24 serpent wards all clustered. LOL.
No, serpent wards are used because of their efficiency at lower levels. At a higher level, though, another skill would be more effective. Personally, I use serpent wards with my mass tp build (Serp Wards, Black Arrow/Nova and Unholy). From my experience, I've noticed that Serpent Wards are very effective at mass.
Thats my two cents on it.
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Serpent wards haven't been altered recently, they've always been like this but until a few notable people used them in a few strategies nobody gave them the time of day, just like ravens, acid, hex, etc.
thing about sepent wards is the way the game is designed, they don't act as units so other units dont auto attack them, as long as there are other units to attack.
the cooldown is only a 6 or so seconds and they only cost 50 mana, which make them powerful at mass. they are also helpful at hiding heal wards during mass, making heal wards survive longer from enemy heros trying to attack your heal wards.
most importantly most players don't know/have the patience or skill to properly counter them. instead of them being auto focuses like a unit or other summons, they actually take intentional attacks to take down. also, doing this is very well worth it as wards die very quick and give around 37 gold each.
ive even had a couple hpmm members claim that they are over powered in 1v1 and the "best ability in the game for 1v1" after losing to me 1v1 xD
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Message edited by FuzzyLogic - Saturday, 05-Feb-2011, 0:36 AM
I've always thought serpent wards were crap, and should NEVER be used. You get like 30-50 gold for 2 attacks...
you're basically correct, but they have their uses. also remember a player with good micro and reaction speed can easily deny serpent ward kills, as early on they are usually 3 hit kills and around lvl5~ their 2.