#161 - Into the Nexus: “Drain the Bear”

• Garrett • Kyle


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Hello Garrett & Kyle


I really love the show and the advice you both give really helps my game.


After hearing Kyle’s success with Muradin I decided to give him a go myself, however I always seem to run into Mana issues. Can either of you advise how you manage his Mana and any tips on doing so?


I also get a little stuck on what talents to pick, so a general overview of the best build would be fantastic!


Many thanks for all of your great shows.

I’m having the same problem. Would love some tips.


Blizzard seems to get the draft more into a rock-paper-scissors principle (e.g. Johanna vs AA, Anub vs Mages, etc.).

And "pro players" are giving tips how to draft on which map against (or with) certain heroes (e.g.Nubkeks, McIntyre or Grubby).

You tell us to play the few Heroes that we are comfortable with.

How does that match together? Where is the line? I feel like could go into a HL game with a say LVL 7 hero, that I played a few times in the past weeks rather than playing a lvl 11 hero, that doesn't match that well in the team comp.

Thanks for your insight. Love the show!

Greetings from EU!


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