What is Dota 2 Meteor Hammer? Is It Still Meta?

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We have been preparing various guides about Dota 2 in Lootbear for a long time and present them to our readers. However, we realized that we have very few articles that can guide us in terms of Dota 2 gameplay. And we decided to write our first article, the Dota 2 Meteor Hammer item guide. As you now know, Dota 2 has dozens of items and each item has various functions. In addition, the heroes that need to use these items may differ due to meta changes.

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Therefore, with our article today, we are starting to prepare detailed item guides in Dota 2. If you are ready now, let’s take a quick look at the details of our article.

Dota 2 Item Guide – Meteor Hammer

Let’s start with Meteor Hammer’s stats and the effects it will have on your characters. Meteor Hammer was included in the game with patch 7.07. This patch belonged to the Dueling Fates update 5 years ago. With this patch, Meteor Hammer, which is included in the game’s ecosystem, can be purchased for a total of 2350 gold. Especially considering that even the Ultimate Orb can be purchased with 2050 gold, we can say that the price of Meteor Hammer is quite reasonable.

  • Game Added: 31 October 2017 – Version 7.07
  • Purchase Cost: 2350 Gold
  • Attributes: +8 All Stats, +6.5 Health Regen, +2.5 Mana Regen
  • Affects: 2.5 seconds of Channel Duration is available when you use Meteor Hammer. There is a Radius of 315 that you can use to target opponents, which can also be considered a large area. Likewise, when you hit an enemy, you will Stun for 1.75 seconds and deal impact damage. Since the Damage Duration is 6 seconds, you will continue to damage Opponents during this time.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the statistical details of the damage done by Meteor Hammer;

  • Units Impact Damage: 150
  • Building Impact Damage: 75
  • Units Damage Per Second: 90
  • Building Damage Per Second: 60

As you can see, it deals this damage per second and has a total duration of 6 seconds. You must have noticed how much damage will accumulate. According to this math, you can deal 690 damage to the enemy unit and 375 damage to the enemy buildings for 6 seconds. Meteor Hammer is an item that is generally used in teams that do not have a siege composition. It is strategically used by the supports as it can cause serious damage to the tower even with a single shot.

Dota 2 Meteor Hammer: When to Use In-Game?

Meteor Hammer is not used as a good choice in core heroes. However, it was a good choice for use on Invoker and Outworld Destroyer heroes in past patches. Because of the nerf, the best option in the current patch seems to be offlaner heroes.

So, under what conditions should you buy Meteor Hammer?

  1. If your team has slow heroes in lane pushing.
  2. When you can’t provide crowd control in team fights, you may need Meteor Hammer for support.
  3. If you’re a supporter who likes to farm, then Meteor Hammer can come in handy in terms of damage per second.

As we just mentioned, Meteor Hammer is highly compatible with offlaners heroes. If you want, you can determine a hero suitable for the meta by examining our best offlaners Dota 2 topic.

Which Heroes Are More Useful For Dota 2 Meteor Hammer?

Perhaps the biggest downside to Meteor Hammer is its cooldown time. Because Meteor takes 2.5 seconds to fall and Impact Delay takes 0.5 seconds. That’s why you’ll need a hero who can use the Meteor Hammer to his advantage.

Here are those Heroes;

  • Underlord
  • Sand King
  • Naga Siren
  • Bane
  • Treant Protector
  • Phoneix
  • Nyx Assassin
  • Elder Titan
  • Shadow Demon
  • Kunkka
  • Outworld Destroyer
  • Disruptor

If you have noticed, most of the heroes we have listed are offlane and support characters. Therefore, the support that buys Meteor Hammer can make a big impact. However, you should still buy the Meteor Hammer based on your team’s needs and the course of your opponents. For example, if the game takes longer than it should, Meteor Hammer can be very useful for pushing the lanes fast.

Is It Worth Buying?

You know you need 2350 gold to buy the Dota 2 Meteor Hammer from the shop. Considering a Support, that’s really money that will take time to collect. However, when considering crowd control, we definitely recommend using the Meteor Hammer. Especially in team fights, when everything is complicated, being able to stun the opponent for 2.5 seconds can turn the game in your favor. One of these critical actions is the farm you will make with the Meteor Hammer. You clear towers and lanes so fast that you give your teammates plenty of room to play.

This is exactly why you need to use the Meteor Hammer for both defense, siege, and farming. In this way, you can reverse a match that you are about to lose by disturbing your opponents.

Final Words

In today’s article, we tried to talk about the Dota 2 Meteor Hammer item. We have compiled all the details of Meteor Hammer, which is especially useful for support and offlaners heroes. We also conveyed which heroes you can use according to the current meta.

Every week we publish new articles about Dota 2, CSGO and TF2 games. If you want more such in-game guides to come, please feel free to share your comments with us.

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Noam Friedman

Noam is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tradeit.gg and Lootbear.com and in charge of all the marketing efforts of both brands. In addition, he's an enthusiastic gamer