Introduction Править

This guide is mainly written for people who played the popular Warcraft 3 map Defence of the Ancients (DotA) for a while, got familiar with it and now made the transition to Heroes of Newerth (HoN). It will note most of the HoN items and heroes which have an equivalent in DotA, as well as new features of the game.

This guide is not meant for people who are completely new to HoN and DotA.

Starting out Править

Options and Controls Править

The first thing you will see when you start the game is the login screen. At this moment it is required to be logged in to be able to play a game as local games are not yet supported in the beta version.

Take some time to configure all the options in the Game Options menu, especially the Controls and Interface menus. A feature that a lot of people have been missing in DotA is the ability to set your own keybinds, like binding the usage of an item in your inventory to a special mouse button (which was not directly possible in Warcraft 3).

An important option from the Interface menu is the Always Show Health Bars option.

Game Lobby Править

If you click the Play Online button from the Main Menu, the Game Lobby will pop up, with the HoN chat screen and Friends list docked at the bottom of the screen. You can view a list of available games by clicking the Game List button. You can apply filters to the current view by selection options on the left hand of this panel.

Most DotA players will immediately notice the Type and game options that are indicated by icons in the games list. HoN currently supports five gametypes which are well known from DotA:

  • Normal mode (AP)
  • Single Draft (SD)
  • Random Draft (RD)
  • Banning Draft (BD) (this is similar to Captains Draft in DotA)
  • Death Match (DM)

And the various game options:

  • All Heroes: enables both Legion and Hellbourne to pick heroes from both factions.
  • Random Hero: picks a random hero for all players (like the AR game mode).
  • Easy Mode: the EM gametype from dota - awarding extra money to players.
  • No Leavers: if this option is enabled, you can't join if your leaver percentage is too high.
  • Shuffle Team: shuffles all players in the game lobby, to balance the chances of victory for both factions.

The game lobby works much the same as DotA. When you join a game, you can select a slot and switch teams as you like. The host can shuffle teams and lock players on a slot (those players will not be shuffled).

Picking a hero is always done in the same way: The Legion players are aligned to the left, the Hellbourne to the right and in the middle is the grid with selectable heroes. The number of heroes you can select varies per game mode (AP/RD/BD/SD). If you hover your mouse over the heroes you will see a description of their stats and skills.

Selecting a random hero is done by clicking the dice icon at the top of the screen, this will also give you 250 extra starting gold in AP mode (does NOT give extra gold in SD/RD/BD modes). Repicking and swapping can be done before clicking ready or timer expiration.

  • Repicking allows you to put your chosen hero back into the pool of available heros and pick a new one. This is accomplished by clicking the tiny arrow above your hero portrait, and costs 350 gold.
  • Swapping allows you to swap heros with another player on your team. It is accomplished by clicking the arrow icon next to the hero portrait of who you want to swap with. If someone else has already offered to swap with you, their portrait will have gold arrows circling it, clicking on it will swap with them.)

Game interface Править

  • Personal stats are indicated in the top left corner:
    • Hero portrait
    • Level
    • HP bar
    • Mana bar
    • Buffs and active effects
    • Teammates are displayed under the hero's portrait
  • Game statistics are displayed in the center top of the screen:
    • Stats of your hero on the left: Kills / Deaths / Assists
    • Your creep stats on the right: Kills / Denies
    • Elapsed game time in the center.
    • Kills of both factions (Legion / Hellbourne) on the bottom.
  • The regular DotA scoreboard can be viewed by clicking Scores in the top right corner of the screen, as well as a smaller version that only displays hero levels.
  • The HUD on the bottom of the screen is mostly the same as in DotA:
    • The purple bar around the hero portrait indicates the experience progress on the current level.
  • Leveling is done by clicking the arrow to the right of the hero level or pressing the L key (by default). This will pop-up a button for each skill and a stats button (this is done automatically when leveling up).

Heroes Править

Ported Heroes Править

HoN DotA Differences
64px Andromeda Файл:Vengefulspirit.gif Shendelzare Silkwoo the Vengeful Spirit -
64px Blood Hunter Файл:Bloodseeker.gif Strygwyr the Bloodseeker -
64px Chronos Файл:Facelessvoid.gif Darkterror the Faceless Void -
64px Corrupted Disciple Файл:Lightningrevenant.gif Razor the Lightning Revenant -
64px Magebane Файл:Antimage.gif Magina the Anti-Mage Changed second and third skill.
64px Moon Queen Файл:Moonrider.gif Luna the Moon Rider -
64px Night Hound Файл:Rikimaru.gif Rikimaru the Stealth Assassin -
64px Sand Wraith Файл:Mercurial.gif Mercurial the Spectre -
64px Slither Файл:Venomancer.gif Lesale Deathbringer the Venomancer -
64px Soulstealer Файл:Shadowfiend.gif Nevermore the Shadow Fiend -
64px Swiftblade Файл:Juggernaut.gif Yurnero the Juggernaut Changed second skill.
64px Valkyrie Файл:Priestessofthemoon.gif Mirana Nightshade, Priestess of the Moon -
64px Wildsoul Файл:Lonedruid.gif Syllabear the Lone Druid -
64px Blacksmith Файл:Ogremagi.gif Aggron Stonebreaker the Ogre Magi -
64px Defiler Файл:Deathprophet.gif Krobelus the Death Prophet -
64px Demented Shaman Файл:Shadowpriest.gif Dazzle the Shadow Priest Changed second skill
64px Glacius Файл:Crystalmaiden.gif Rylai the Crystal Maiden -
64px Hellbringer Файл:Warlock.gif Demnok Lannik the Warlock Changed first 3 skills.
64px Ophelia Файл:Holyknight.gif Chen the Holy Knight -
64px Plague Rider Файл:Lich.gif Kel'Thuzad the Lich -
64px Pollywog Priest Файл:Shadowshaman.gif Rhasta the Shadow Shaman -
64px Pyromancer Файл:Slayer.gif Lina Inverse the Slayer -
64px Soul Reaper Файл:Necrolyte.gif Rotund'jere the Necrolyte -
64px Succubus Файл:Baneelemental.gif Atropos, the Bane Elemental -
64px Tempest Файл:Enigma.gif Darchrow the Enigma -
64px Thunderbringer Файл:Lordofolympia.gif Zeus the Lord of Olympia -
64px Torturer Файл:Tormentedsoul.gif Leshrac the Malicious, Tormented Soul -
64px Vindicator Файл:Silencer.gif Nortrom the Silencer -
64px Voodoo Jester Файл:Witchdoctor.gif Vol'Jin the Witch Doctor Changed second skill.
64px Wretched Hag Файл:Queenofpain.gif Akasha the Queen of Pain -
64px Accursed Файл:Lordofavenus.gif Abaddon the Lord of Avernus -
64px Armadon Файл:Bristleback.gif Rigwarl the Bristleback -
64px Behemoth Файл:Earthshaker.gif Rigor Stonehoof the Earthshaker -
64px Devourer Файл:Butcher.gif Pudge the Butcher -
64px Hammerstorm Файл:Rogueknight.gif Sven the Rogue Knight -
64px Jeraziah Файл:Omniknight.gif Purist Thunderwrath the Omniknight Changed third skill.
64px Keeper of the Forest Файл:Treantprotector.gif Rooftrellen the Treant Protector -
64px Legionnaire Файл:Axe.gif Mogul Khan the Axe -
64px Magmus Файл:Sandking.gif Crixalis the Sand King -
64px Pebbles Файл:Stonegiant.gif Tiny the Stone Giant Changed third skill.
64px Pestilence Файл:Slithereenguard.gif Slardar the Slithereen Guard -
64px Pharaoh Файл:Clockwerkgoblinhero.gif Rattletrap the Clockwerk Goblin -
64px Rampage Файл:Spiritbreaker.gif Barathrum the Spiritbreaker -
64px War Beast Файл:Lycanthrope.gif Banehallow the Lycanthrope -

New heroes Править

Items Править

HoN Item DotA Equivalent Differences Price
64px Abyssal Skull Vladimir's Offering 2050
64px Acolyte's Staff Mystic Staff 2700
64px Alchemist's Bones Hand of Midas 1900
64px Apprentice's Robe Robe of the Magi 450
64px Assassin's Shroud Lothar's Edge 3400
64px Astrolabe Mekansm 2306
64px Axe of the Malphai Messerschmidt's Reaver 3200
64px Bananas Cheese 0
64px Barbed Armor Blade Mail 2700
64px Barrier Idol Khadgar's Pipe of Insight 3653
64px Bastard Sword Claymore 1400
64px Beastheart Vitality Booster 1100
64px Behemoth's Heart Heart of Tarrasque Always regenerates 0.75% of max health each second for Strength heroes

+10% to all damage done for Agility heroes
-15% skill cooldown and +30 cast speed to Intelligence Heroes

64px Blessed Orb Ultimate Orb 2100
64px Bolstering Armband Belt of Giant Strength 450
64px Bottle Empty Bottle 600
64px Bound Eye Gem of True Sight 700
64px Broadsword Broadsword 1200
64px Brutalizer Cranium Basher 3100
64px Charged Hammer Mjollnir 2500
64px Codex Dagon 2850
64px Crushing Claws Gauntlets of Strength 150
64px Daemonic Breast Plate Assault Cuirass 5550
64px Dancing Blade Eaglehorn 3300
64px Doombringer Divine Rapier 6200
64px Duck Boots Slippers of Agility 150
64px Dust of Revelation Dust of Appearance 180
64px Elder Parasite Mask of Madness 1900
64px Ghost Marchers Phase Boots 1500
64px Firebrand Yasha Recipe changed to Major Totem, Quickblade, and 960 gold Recipe. 2250
64px Flayer Buriza-do Kyanon Flayer is removed from the game. 6250
64px Fleetfeet Boots of Elvenskin 450
64px Fortified Bracelet Bracer 510
64px Frostburn Sange and Yasha 20% Movement Slow on attack (Attack Modifier) 4500
64px Frostfield Plate Shiva's Guard 4700
64px Frostwolf's Skull Eye of Skadi Recipe changed to Icebrand, Blessed Orb, Glowstone, and 300 gold Recipe. 6150
64px Geometer's Bane Manta Style Recipe cost changed to 600. 4850
64px Gloves of the Swift Gloves of Haste 500
64px Glowstone Point Booster 1200
64px Great Arcana Oblivion Staff 1675
64px Guardian Ring Ring of Protection 175
64px Halberd Javelin 1500
64px Harkon's Blade Unique to HoN 5100
64px Healing Potion Healing Salve 100
64px Hellflower Orchid Malevolence 5025
64px Helm of the Black Legion Vanguard 2225
64px Helm of the Victim Helm of Iron Will 950
64px Homecoming Stone Scroll of Town Portal 135
64px Hungry Spirit Mask of Death 900
64px Icebrand Sange Recipe changed to Major Totem, Mighty Blade, and 960 gold Recipe.

15% Movement Slow always procs (Attack Modifier)

64px Icon of the Goddess Soul Booster 3300
64px Insanitarius Armlet of Mordiggian 2850
64px Iron Buckler Stout Shield 250
64px Iron Shield Poor Man's Shield 550
64px Kuldra's Sheepstick Guinsoo's Scythe of Vyse 5675
64px Lifetube Ring of Health 875
64px Logger's Hatchet Quelling Blade 225
64px Major Totem Unique to HoN 540
64px Mana Battery Magic Stick 210
64px Mana Potion Clarity Potion 50
64px Manatube Void Stone 875
64px Marchers Boots of Speed 500
64px Mark of the Novice Mantle of Intelligence 150
64px Mighty Blade Ogre Axe 1000
64px Minor Totem Ironwood Branch 53
64px Mock of Brilliance Radiance 5150
64px Monkey Courier Animal Courier 200
64px Mystic Vestments Planeswalker's Cloak 400
64px Neophyte's Book Staff of Wizardry 1000
64px Nome's Wisdom Unique to HoN 2300
64px Null Stone Linken's Sphere 5175
64px Nullfire Blade Diffusal Blade 3300
64px Pickled Brain Energy Booster 1000
64px Plate Mail Plate Mail 1400
64px Plated Greaves Unique to HoN 1503
64px Portal Key Kelen's Dagger of Escape 2150
64px Post Haste Boots of Travel 2700
64px Power Supply Magic Wand 519
64px Pretenders Crown Circlet of Nobility 185
64px Punchdagger Blades of Attack 500
64px Puzzle Box Necronomicon Recipe cost changed to 900 2350
64px Quickblade Blade of Alacrity 1000
64px Refreshing Ornament Headdress of Rejuvenation 603
64px Restoration Stone Refresher Orb 5300
64px Riftshards Crystalys Recipe cost changed to 950.

Can be upgraded 3 times.

64px Ring of Sorcery Arcane Ring 1700
64px Ring of the Teacher Ring of Basilius 500
64px Ringmail Chainmail 550
64px Runed Axe Battlefury 4350
64px Runes of the Blight Ancient Tango of Essifation 90
64px Sacrificial Stone Bloodstone 5050
64px Savage Mace Monkey King Bar 5400
64px Scarab Sobi Mask 325
64px Shaman's Headdress Hood of Defiance 2050
64px Shield Breaker Stygian Desolator 4400
64px Shield of the Five Nathrezim Buckler 803
64px Shrunken Head Black King Bar 3900
64px Slayer Demon Edge 2400
64px Snake Bracelet Talisman of Evasion 1800
64px Soulscream Ring Wraith Band 460
64px Staff of the Master Aghanim's Scepter 4300
64px Steamboots Power Treads 1450
64px Steamstaff Quarterstaff 900
64px Stormspirit Eul's Scepter of Divinity 2800
64px Sustainer Perserverance 1750
64px Sword of the High Sacred Relic 3800
64px Symbol of Rage Satanic 6150
64px Tablet of Command Force Staff Recipe changed to Major Totem, Neophyte's Book, and 500 gold Recipe. 2040
64px Talisman of Exile Null Talisman 485
64px Thunderclaw Maelstrom 3000
64px Token of Life Aegis of the Immortal 0
64px Token of Sight Unique to HoN 0
64px Token of Stealth Unique to HoN 0
64px Trinket of Restoration Ring of Regeneration 350
64px Void Talisman Ghost Scepter Does not reduce Magic Armor on use. 1500
64px Ward of Revelation Sentry Wards 200
64px Ward of Sight Observer Wards 200
64px Warhammer Mithril Hammer 1600
64px Warpcleft Hyperstone 2100
64px Whispering Helm Helm of the Dominator Dominated creeps have a permanent life time. 1850
64px Wingbow The Butterfly 6000
64px Winged Courier Flying Courier 400

Shops Править

One of the greatest changes is the way shops are handled. Every base now contains only one building where all items and recipes can be purchased. The shop can be viewed by clicking the shop while standing in the fountain of the allied base, or by pressing the B key (by default).

  • Basic items can be found in the left column, recipes in the right column.
    • The lower left two shops are special shops located in the jungle.
  • It is possible to buy parts of the recipe by clicking the recipe you want. A pop-up window will show the required parts, which can be purchased immediately (instead of going to the right basic item shop first).

Other differences between DotA and HoN Править

  • The Sentinel and Scourge factions are equivalent to the Legion and Hellbourne factions, respectively. There is no Neutral faction in HoN.
  • Games created by players are remotely hosted on S2Games' servers. This means that everyone will experience the same latency, assuming everyone has the same connection. The game is not dependant on the prescence of the host.
  • The abilities of every hero are controlled by pressing the Q, W, E and R keys (by default). Additional skills (i.e. Wildsoul's War Cry) are extended to D, F and G if necessary.
  • Players who leave the game during play can reconnect within five minutes. While the player remains disconnected, the hero will be shared by all remaining players, as in DotA. If the five minutes limit passes, the hero will be terminated. Terminated hero's gold will be split amonst remaining teammates and Items will drop in faction's pool.
  • Game statistics are automatically collected after playing a game and can be viewed from the Match Stats panel.
  • Health bars can be switched on by pressing the apostrophe ' key or permanently by selecting the option from the Interface Menu.


Orb Effects Править

Orb Effects are known in Heroes of Newerth as modifiers. There are two different types of modifiers:

  • Attack Modifiers are buffs that do not stack with other attack modifiers of a different type. Some examples include Frostwolf's Skull (Eye of Skadi), Shield Breaker (Stygian Desolator), and Accursed's Sear (Abaddon the Lord of Avernus' Frostmourne).
  • Exclusive Modifiers are buffs that do not stack with buffs of the same type, but do stack with buffs of different types. These modifiers include Lifesteal, Slow, Mana Burn, Bash, and Chain Lightning.

Movespeed Modifiers (Haste and Slow) Править

According to a thread on the official forums here...

Dota movespeed and HoN movespeed modifiers are handled differently.

In DotA, all modifiers are added together and then applied to a hero's movespeed. In HoN, modifiers are applied seperately and stack upon eachother.

For Example, lets say you have a buff that gives you 20% move speed, and then get hit by a debuff that slows by 50%.

  • In DotA: The system adds together the two modifiers and applies them to base move speed. That means that you would have 70% movespeed.
    • 100% movespeed * (1.2 - .5) = 70% movespeed.
  • In HoN: The system applies the modifiers seperately. That means that you would have 60% movespeed.
    • 100% movespeed * 1.2 * .5 = 60% movespeed.

Another important note: The haste rune provides max (522) movespeed, and units affected by it cannot be slowed.