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Initiator

Meaning A DOTA hero that starts a team fight
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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.

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"He's the best initiator I've ever played with."
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Updated June 26, 2017

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