'Dota 2' Dark Moon Guide and Strategy: How to beat the event and win rewards

'Dota 2' Dark Moon Guide and Strategy: How to beat the event and win rewards
Source: Valve
Source: Valve

The brand new Dark Moon event has hit Dota 2, and everyone is wondering about the best ways to brave the hordes and come out on top. Thanks to the fine folks at IGN and eSports Edition, you can get the skills to survive and get the best rewards

Dota 2 Dark Moon Guide and Strategy: Put together the best team possible

Just like in regulation Dota 2 matches, you will win or lose in Dark Moon based on your team composition. You need a team with varied roles that compliment one another and can manage the oncoming hordes.

IGN recommends the versatility of Dark Seer's Ion Shell and Illusory Wall. They also suggest having a Phantom Assassin (with the item Battle Fury) paired with Treant Protector for a combination of critical strikes and healing. Finally, as always, Sniper's ranged attacks and ultimate ability are helpful.

eSports Edition found Ember Spirit to be an effective carry for dealing with mobs of enemies, as opposed to Phantom Assassin's efficacy at taking out single targets. 

Dota 2 Dark Moon Guide and Strategy: Items, items, items

Picking out the best items can give you a distinct advantage, another thing Dark Moon has in common with the base game. IGN suggests getting things that will benefit your team as early as you can, like Octarine Core and Guardian Greaves. 

eSports Edition, meanwhile, recommends that non-carry heroes should get support items like Crimson Guard. They also suggest picking up a Magic Wand.

Dota 2 Dark Moon Guide and Strategy: Ride the gold wave

Every five waves, you'll have a chance to load up on cash in the "gold round." According to IGN, on wave five there will be a giant chicken that moves very quickly. If you use Disrupter to stop it in its tracks, you can attack it and get tons of gold. Wave 10, on the other hand, has "dozens" of tiny versions of everyone's favorite neutral boss, Roshan. Use AoE attacks to take them out and hoard gold to buy items.

Using all these tips and tricks you should be able to master the Dota 2 Dark Moon event. Good luck!

More gaming news and updates

Check out Mic for more news from the world of gaming, including gear in Injustice 2lucky eggs in Pokémon Gothe Dark Moon event in Dota 2 and Overwatch LEGO figures

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Alex Perry

Alex Perry is a video games writer at Mic. Before Mic, he was at Business Insider. He can be reached at aperry@mic.com.

MORE FROM

'Monopoly Gamer Edition' adds Mario and new rules for a Nintendo twist

This version of Monopoly was definitely created for the gamer crowd.

Get scwifty with 'Rick and Morty' items in Rocket League

Wubba lubba dub dub! Get your 'Rick and Morty' on in 'Rocket League' soon!

The SNES Classic might be easier to get than the Nintendo Switch

It could be easier at the onset for French gamers to get their hands on a SNES Classic system.

Exclusive: Patreon investigated YouTuber "Sargon of Akkad" over VidCon harassment

Patreon now says Carl Benjamin's actions don't violate its policies against "coordinating nonviolent harm."

Can Ice Cube's The Big 3 league help fuel a new kind of basketball video game?

Three-on-three basketball is hot, so why doesn't someone make a video game?

Video games keep failing to represent Middle Eastern and South Asian identities

Representation in video games is improving, but the industry seems to have a particularly tough time with the various cultures that make up the Middle East and South Asia.

'Monopoly Gamer Edition' adds Mario and new rules for a Nintendo twist

This version of Monopoly was definitely created for the gamer crowd.

Get scwifty with 'Rick and Morty' items in Rocket League

Wubba lubba dub dub! Get your 'Rick and Morty' on in 'Rocket League' soon!

The SNES Classic might be easier to get than the Nintendo Switch

It could be easier at the onset for French gamers to get their hands on a SNES Classic system.

Exclusive: Patreon investigated YouTuber "Sargon of Akkad" over VidCon harassment

Patreon now says Carl Benjamin's actions don't violate its policies against "coordinating nonviolent harm."

Can Ice Cube's The Big 3 league help fuel a new kind of basketball video game?

Three-on-three basketball is hot, so why doesn't someone make a video game?

Video games keep failing to represent Middle Eastern and South Asian identities

Representation in video games is improving, but the industry seems to have a particularly tough time with the various cultures that make up the Middle East and South Asia.