A DOTA hero that starts a team fight
He's the best initiator I've ever played with.
|DOTA||Defense of the Ancients|
|Tower diving||Attacking an opposing player under his tower|
|Fountain diving||Attacking an opposing player in his fountain|
|Farming||Earning experience and items|
|Base race||Simultaneous attacks on enemy bases|
|Ganking||Launching a surprise attack|
|Creep||A basic unit|
|Denying||Killing your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them|
|MOBA||Multiplayer online battle arena|
An initiator is a DOTA video game term that refers to a hero who specializes in attacking a group of enemies to start a team fight. The goal of an initiator is to gain an advantage for his team against the enemy's team as they engage in a team's fight.
Initiators are vital for winning team fights, especially in the mid- and late-game phase of DOTA. Heroes that are the best initiators in DOTA are Axe, Clockwerk, Earthshaker, Enigma, Sand King, Tidehunter, and Vengeful Spirit.