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Procarbine

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I haven't, but that sounds terrible.

Honestly Aghs Gyro in general kind of sounds like a waste. An extra automatic attack that can't apply Flak Cannon every 1.1s...big whoop. That 4200g and slot can go toward almost anything else. The only real value I can see in it is a 7th slot item to swap out to hit buildings. Is there any real use of Gyro Aghs? I feel like global Call Down, while still highly situational, was better.
It's the most efficient attack speed item he can buy while also giving him a lot of stats and the additional utility of attacking when he normally couldn't, eg while stunned or moving. Combining with maelstrom makes him farm very quickly, lifesteal gives him the ability to heal while hes stunned making satanic an even better item if you can react as people go on you.

The hero itself isn't amazing right now but that item is pretty good.
 

Tart Toter 9k

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I haven't, but that sounds terrible.

Honestly Aghs Gyro in general kind of sounds like a waste. An extra automatic attack that can't apply Flak Cannon every 1.1s...big whoop. That 4200g and slot can go toward almost anything else. The only real value I can see in it is a 7th slot item to swap out to hit buildings. Is there any real use of Gyro Aghs? I feel like global Call Down, while still highly situational, was better.
Aghs Gyro is legit tho...
4200g for +10 to all stats, 175 hp/mp and the equivalent of 140 attack speed. That means you can focus on building damage instead of AS and this in turn helps you get the most out of each flack shot.
An added bonus is that the side gunner goes off even if you are disabled, silenced or even disarmed. You can even sidegun inside a Chrono

And it procs all your items and life steal effects too.

I absolutely hated the global Call Down. I used to play with a guy that went agha first on Gyro every game and used it to farm creeps across the map.
 

Hylian7

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It's the most efficient attack speed item he can buy while also giving him a lot of stats and the additional utility of attacking when he normally couldn't, eg while stunned or moving. Combining with maelstrom makes him farm very quickly, lifesteal gives him the ability to heal while hes stunned making satanic an even better item if you can react as people go on you.

The hero itself isn't amazing right now but that item is pretty good.
Aghs Gyro is legit tho...
4200g for +10 to all stats, 175 hp/mp and the equivalent of 140 attack speed. That means you can focus on building damage instead of AS and this in turn helps you get the most out of each flack shot.
An added bonus is that the side gunner goes off even if you are disabled, silenced or even disarmed. You can even sidegun inside a Chrono

And it procs all your items and life steal effects too.

I absolutely hated the global Call Down. I used to play with a guy that went agha first on Gyro every game and used it to farm creeps across the map.
True, I didn't think of the maelstrom aspect of it. Thanks guys.

On paper it really looked like a bum deal with no flak cannon on it and taking a slot for that when you need damage.
 

Consequence

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So has anyone gone through and made a new account to recalibrate? I'm honestly very tempted to do it, 1300 games in. Focusing during Seasonal MMR hasn't gotten me out of my trench and I'd just like to play in better games. Or should I just wait until the next battle pass and try to seasonal MMR my way out then instead?
 
If your MMR hasn't changed a bunch recently and Seasonal MMR hasn't moved the dial, it's entirely likely you are where you should be. Recalibrating probably wouldn't have the long-term effect you're hoping for.

There have been countless tests here, on Reddit, and elsewhere where 4000 or 5000+ MMR peeps recalibrate and they're able to bypass the fabled "trench" rather quickly and resettle at their old MMRs. Some of us just ain't hot shit at this game tbh
 
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From a design standpoint, a lot of the Aghs in the game are some utility that might be situational, but feels like buying another item that only works on that hero. There are plenty of Aghs that are considered good, but situational. Nyx, Earthshaker, Ogre Magi, Lion, these are Aghs still considered good, but you don't buy them every game.

Gyro's old Aghs had utility, pushing lanes from anywhere, or maybe doing some AA combo shenanigans.
I have started to build scepter for drow instead of manta.
 

Procarbine

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If your MMR hasn't changed a bunch recently and Seasonal MMR hasn't moved the dial, it's entirely likely you are where you should be. Recalibrating probably wouldn't have the long-term effect you're hoping for.

There have been countless tests here, on Reddit, and elsewhere where 4000 or 5000+ MMR peeps recalibrate and they're able to bypass the fabled "trench" rather quickly and resettle at their old MMRs. Some of us just ain't hot shit at this game tbh
This is the best post of yours I've ever read
 

Hylian7

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If your MMR hasn't changed a bunch recently and Seasonal MMR hasn't moved the dial, it's entirely likely you are where you should be. Recalibrating probably wouldn't have the long-term effect you're hoping for.

There have been countless tests here, on Reddit, and elsewhere where 4000 or 5000+ MMR peeps recalibrate and they're able to bypass the fabled "trench" rather quickly and resettle at their old MMRs. Some of us just ain't hot shit at this game tbh
I actually wonder if that is the main reason they do the seasonal MMR: to teach people this. The people that end up having a significantly better seasonal MMR just likely don't play ranked often. For everyone else, you are going to end up around the same MMR in regular ranked.

I know people complained about the double down MMR things, but I really don't think there are that bad. They are just a faster way to gain MMR, and will still likely keep you at your same MMR.
 

Yazzees

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this sounds like my kinda shit
it's legitimately good tbh

what we also do here in the year 2025 is solo offlane jakiro maxing liquid fire first

these 3k cheese strats and more coming in my new book. don't let your dreams be dreams.

So has anyone gone through and made a new account to recalibrate? I'm honestly very tempted to do it, 1300 games in. Focusing during Seasonal MMR hasn't gotten me out of my trench and I'd just like to play in better games. Or should I just wait until the next battle pass and try to seasonal MMR my way out then instead?
I had an alt I played on enough to be able to play ranked and I calibrated at 3.4k which was only ~100 higher than my main. I've never understood the mentality that a new account will somehow game the system into placing you higher. Instead of splitting hairs about whether seasonal shenanigans will help you climb faster you should just focus on actually getting better.

I guess one thing you could do that sorta resembles what I think you're trying to do is make a new account and only play normals until you've improved to the point where dotabuff is showing that most games you're in have people at the MMR you're aiming for, and then calibrate, thus sorta saving you the chore of clawing your way one +25 at a time. I remember when ranked initially came out you were able to see your hidden MMR via a console command before playing all your placements, and a win/loss in placements was usually a 100 point swing instead of 25-ish, so keep that in mind.
 

Drkirby

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I still don't expect anything before October for balance. I'm not even convinced there will be a replacement for the battle pass until next month.
 

Qvoth

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seems like ana stabbed his agent in the back? scummy bastard
i doubt the contract is valid since he was a minor then though

another manila major in january... my hopes of having a major in singapore i could go is dead i guess
 

sleverfunk

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even my friends don't wanna play solo q anymore. this game just break people.

wyvern aghs is underated. shit is fun.
 

Guru-Guru

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seems like ana stabbed his agent in the back? scummy bastard
i doubt the contract is valid since he was a minor then though

another manila major in january... my hopes of having a major in singapore i could go is dead i guess
Read his so-called agent's reddit history. Dude loves to post about amateur porn, believes in incredibly dumb conspiracy theories like pizzagate, loves Trump, is homophobic, etc. He's a nutjob and I don't really believe his story, which he has provided little evidence for. The fact that he has a signed contract, yet refuses to take legal action because he is too busy/hasn't got around to it is telling enough.

Edit: somehow missed his post from 5 hours ago.
 

Anbokr

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icefrog hallowed be thine name deliver thee unto the promised land of 7.07 and excise these 7.06 demons from thine faithful servant i BEG OF THEE great frog do not forget your flock do not leave us to the wolves o GREAT ONE let thine patch go

praise be unto him, PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIS NAME so that he may deliver us