^ Templates are found within the opening post, at the helpful links section. I suggest using Dark Kenshi's template or the offical one, as they are the most easy to use and edit. Beginning a hero suggestion normally starts with having a good idea or generally a good concept. If you are more expirienced, however, you can start with an unused model and think about what it could bring into DotA. To start at the 'expirienced' level, I'd suggest you to read trough the several guides about hero making within the Compilation of useful links. Edit: Icons can also be found within the useful links section or you can ask other persons to find/ create some.