Skywrath vs. Zeus: Battle of the best nuker

#1Alucard65535Posted 4/18/2013 4:40:21 PM
Up until this point, Zeus (as far as I know) was considered the best nuker in the game; even ahead of Bane. Will Skywrath Mage change that?
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#2Harry_McKenziePosted 4/18/2013 4:41:08 PM
Skywrath kills any hero in 1 combo at almost any point in the game, nobody comes even close to his nuke.
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#3Ultima_Weapon33Posted 4/18/2013 4:42:20 PM
Skywrath destroys Zeus easily, both in a "can I kill this hero faster" situation and "1v1 zeus" situation.

That's why he doesn't have a global ability and aoe farming ability.
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#4Alucard65535(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 4:46:41 PM
Okay, I thought so too, but I wanted to ask. I'm a fairly capable Zeus player, and nukers are kind of my thing. A friend of mine is super excited about Skywrath Mage, but I feel like I'm the one who's going to be playing as him.

I'm sorry, Zeus. You've been replaced. Maybe. I think Zeus will always have a special place in my heart though.
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#5Tekken9292Posted 4/18/2013 4:49:40 PM
Or maybe you're over dramatizing the situation and you should realise Zeus is still a perfectly viable of a pick.
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#6Alucard65535(Topic Creator)Posted 4/18/2013 4:53:11 PM
He absolutely is, but I feel like after playing Skywrath, Zeus just won't have the same kind of punch I'd expect. On the other hand, playing Zeus, I won't be screaming at my monitor complaining about how I don't have any mana and "**** this 800 mana cost!"
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#7AiphremPosted 4/18/2013 5:16:02 PM
Zeus is cool because his Q is instant, mini stuns and hurts as hell, and his ult is awesome for Killstealing ballerness.

SW mage is cool because e213213214389243821893412 DPS of nuking power
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#8PaperbladePosted 4/18/2013 5:55:57 PM
zeus does aoe damage, dragonus does single target
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#9ScarletShinPosted 4/19/2013 4:33:08 PM
I like Skywrath better because he can silence. He can also force enemies to move away from their spots. If you think about it, he has 2 anti-channeling spells.

All Zeus contributes to a fight is damage.
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#10EnragedSlithPosted 4/19/2013 6:48:19 PM
ScarletShin posted...
I like Skywrath better because he can silence. He can also force enemies to move away from their spots. If you think about it, he has 2 anti-channeling spells.

All Zeus contributes to a fight is damage.

It's a lot of damage. A LOT of damage.