Marci is Valve’s latest hero addition in Dota 2. If you have watched the Netflix series, DOTA: Dragon Blood, you will be familiar with Marci, the trusted companion of Princess Mirana. While we already knew since The International 10 tournament that Marci will be the next hero to be added to the game, today we finally witness her arrival along with the Dota gameplay update 7.30e.
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Dota 2 Marci: Marci is Valve’s latest hero addition in Dota 2- Overview
According to Valve, she is a hero that proves “undying loyalty yields unrivaled power” and “marches into battle-ready to raise fists in defense of her companions”. Marci is a Melee Hero that can be used for the following roles:
Marci grabs an allied or enemy target and throws it effortlessly behind her, damaging and stunning the unit if it is an enemy. Any enemy units in the landing area will also be damaged and stunned.
This is a vector-targeted ability. Marci rebounds to the targeted unit, choosing a direction and distance she will spring away from it. Upon reaching the unit, Marci lunges to her final destination, damaging and slowing enemies in the area. If the unit she runs to is an ally, it receives 35.0% bonus movement speed for 5.0s.
Marci’s loyalty helps ensure survival, imbuing a chosen allied hero and herself with lifesteal and attack damage.
Marci taps a hidden power, gaining Fury charges that allow her to deliver a rapid sequence of strikes. The last strike in every Fury combo creates a damaging pulse around the target that slows movement and attack speed for 2.0s. In between Fury combos, Marci is unable to attack for 1.5s. Marci receives a basic dispel when Unleash is cast and gains 15% movement speed.
If you want to learn about her attributes, stats, and abilities in detail, click here.
|+50% Sidekick Lifesteal||25||1.5s Unleash Silence|
|+30 Movement Speed||20||1.75s Sidekick Spell Immunity|
|+250 Rebound Cast/Jump Range||15||+0.75s Dispose Stun Duration|
|+2 Mana Regen||10||+5 Armor|
DOTA 2 MARCI: Playstyle and Build
Marci’s abilities allow her to engage or escape, buff up her allies and deal massive damage, making her a truly flexible pick. It seems that she can be used as the core, initiator, or support for the team. At the first glance, it looks like Marci needs to be played aggressively as the combination of Dispose and Rebound skills can let her engage or disengage easily.
From the build perspective, it is hard to suggest any items directly until they are tested in the game. Wait for a few days as players from the Dota 2 community will analyze her and play using various items in-game. Only then can we ascertain the effects of different items on her and prepare a proper build for you.
This is our first impression of Marci on her date of release. Stay tuned with us as we provide you with her build, mechanics, and other specifics in the upcoming days.