Diretide STRATEGY to win candy game

Discussion in 'DotA Chat' started by phyjackle, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. phyjackle

    phyjackle Active Member

    I'm surprised no one else is doing this, but since my first game my strategy is to just let the opponent rape our basket, buy two-three courier. Whenever you pick up a candy, put it in Courier One.

    Courier Two would be around their basket, and you just keep guerilla style getting their candies while you don't have to worry about defending your basket because you have 0 candies in it. You pick up candies with Courier Two btw, so you don't have to worry about losing your max HP.

    Courier Three would just be a back up. So basically, you just keep sieging their basket and banking candies on Courier One. Doesn't matter if you're getting less gold or exp. Pick heroes like Clinkz.

    Finally, at the last minute, dump all your candies in your basket while simultaneously sieging theirs. Win.

    I've only lost one game doing this, because AM and Sniper on my team didn't understand english and kept putting the candies into the basket for them to rape. But the rest were hilarious in that the other team thought we were losing until at the last minute we win them by like fifty candies and they desperately rush for our basket.

    Of course this will not be advantageous if both teams are banking candies in couriers.
  2. wzuni9a

    wzuni9a Well-Known Member

    My strategy: Pick meepo. Win. Haven't failed yet.
  3. GodlyKha

    GodlyKha Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'd say something like:

    Tinker + Meepo + Dirge + Morph + Storm

    Play normally at first to make Meepo get big fast, *then* start stockpiling candy into couriers, then drop it at the last 20 seconds of the game and do nothing but defend until it ends.
  4. KaNdeeKiD

    KaNdeeKiD Well-Known Member

    Until both teams do this from the get-go and there is no candy left to steal.
  5. GodlyKha

    GodlyKha Well-Known Member

    Hoard it from roshlings once it reached 0:0, then its really just a battle for the lanes
  6. wzuni9a

    wzuni9a Well-Known Member

    I'd use this, but shared courier control is a bitch. Tired of playing Meepo though, so I'm taking a break from Dota.
  7. mrpoey

    mrpoey Well-Known Member

    something like 5-0 with pudge so far
  8. GodlyKha

    GodlyKha Well-Known Member

    Ok so lets say you got together a 5 man stack, what would be the best setup?

    Meepo to dupe candy, Sylla to hoard it and deliver it to couriers. He can basically just use his bear to take it from roshlings, Naga with a refresher orb to make sure you can drop it off, Bane to kill Meepo, and any 5th hero

    At the start of the game *let them* take your 25 base candies if they try it. All you have to do is take a fair amount, like ~25-40 over the course of 20 minutes, then drop it on Meepo with 2 minutes left in your fountain, have him dupe it twice using buyback (and a shitload of clicking) and then rush your own bucket. If the enemy team was smart, they'd be camping your bucket, so use 14 seconds of sleep to deliver candy as fast as you can click, potentially 1000+ of it.

    This should be pretty much unbeatable. You never have to defend your own bucket or attack theirs. They could make it 0-200 and you'd still win 1000-200 anyway

    Mind, a well timed zeus or spectre could really really really screw you up, especially if all your team picks up the 1000+ candies when you go to make your delivery. You should probably allow quite a few minutes and tons of defense to get the 1 hp guy into your zone, maybe simply dying in front of it and dropping like a pinata on the ground
  9. OmniXVII

    OmniXVII Well-Known Member

    Wouldnt wisp work pretty well?
  10. Havoc2

    Havoc2 Well-Known Member

    How does meepo duplicate the candy?
  11. kujiro

    kujiro Well-Known Member

    PLS TRY SIREN!!! you wont regret it!!!
  12. phyjackle

    phyjackle Active Member

    Couriers can drop the candies in, that's what I've been doing. But yeah, that's the ultimate strategy, last hero could be FV with refresher to have even more of a failsafe against a courier snipe since you have a thousand candies.
  13. GodlyKha

    GodlyKha Well-Known Member

    Load up candies onto him, as many as you can, and he'll be at 1 hp. Then have an ally like bane kill him. Each of his clones drops the candy, so if he had 50, he'll drop 250. If you buyback and do it again, you'll have 1250

    But yeah above me is right, you should use couriers to do the final dropoff. Maybe even have multiple couriers, one per each player, so you can pick them up faster after duping.
  14. jackyan22

    jackyan22 Well-Known Member

    What if they camp your basket? since there is nothing to steal, there's no point guarding your own.
  15. scricK

    scricK Well-Known Member

    Use Courier has safebox in fountain, at minute 2 go raid enemy pumpkin ( Destroy candies ) while your courier gives caadies to your pump:D
  16. Rowdyruff

    Rowdyruff Well-Known Member

    Just kick other player's behinds. Works!
  17. john_wilan

    john_wilan Well-Known Member

    This may keep you underfarmed and underleveled.
  18. Fleur-De-Lis

    Fleur-De-Lis Well-Known Member

    Gonna laugh if the next hotfix contains any reference to not letting couriers pick up or hold taffy. (It WILL happen if this becomes widespread)
  19. Stukey

    Stukey Well-Known Member

    Pick PL and win hasn't failed for me yet