Purpose of This Guide
Welcome to our beginner's guide for Heroes of Newerth!
While this guide is geared towards beginners just starting out in Heroes of Newerth, it also explains more advanced concepts and skills for casual players who are looking to improve their game.
For beginners, the guide is broken down into three main sections: Introduction, Basic Concepts, and Required skills.The Introduction
contains a basic overview of Heroes of Newerth gameplay, and features a video tutorial that will explain step-by-step how to get your feet wet. This will be especially useful to anyone who has never played DoTA or anyone who feels overwhelmed by the choices and options available in Heroes of Newerth.Basic Concepts
explains the game, and outlines the fundamental elements
of Heroes of Newerth that a newer player should know and understand. In short, it explains what a new player should care about.The Required Skills
section teaches you how to play by explaining the required skills necessary to be a competent player. Knowing the gameplay dynamics is pointless without knowing what to do with your mouse and keyboard!
Additionally, the glossary of terms and golden rules in the Miscellaneous
section will be useful resources for those who are new to the game and are unfamiliar with the terms used throughout the guide.
For Casual Players
Casual players who are already familiar with DotA or Heroes of Newerth may find that the "Advanced Skills" section contains useful insights into higher levels of play. Even if you're familiar with the concepts outlined in the section, it is recommended that you look through them to see if there are any new tricks you can learn.
Alright, I'm new....what next?
Before you dive into the Basic Concepts and Required Skills section, we highly recommend you proceed to the next two sections of the Introduction: Gameplay Overview
, followed by the Getting Started video tutorial
Good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our Strategy forum