Dota 2 has a new hero and you can play as him right now.
Mars, God of War and First son of Heaven has joined the battle of the Ancients.
Mars is a melee, carry, initiator, disabler, and durable type character. Mars spent a long existence waging wars of conquest and vengeance. Finally, a day came when war for its own sake could no longer satisfy Mars. The God decided he must lay claim to his birthright, and burn down the pantheon of the old age, bringing him to the battle of the Ancients.
Mars fights with a mighty shield and spear combo and uses them to carry out his abilities. His first ability is Spear of Mars. This allows Mars to throw his legendary spear, damaging each enemy unit it strikes. Additionally, the first enemy hero it hits is skewered and pushed back. If a skewered hero hits a tree, building, or cliff, they will be impaled to it and stunned.
His second ability is God’s Rebuke. Mars will smash enemies in front of him with his shield, knocking them back and damaging them with a critical hit based on his attack. Imbued with True Strike, the assault adds bonus base damage when hitting heroes.
His third ability is Bulwark. Mars wields his massive shield to block a portion of each physical attack when struck from the front or sides.
The God’s final and most devastating ability is Arena of Blood. Mars summons an arena lined with the undead warriors of the Ash Legion. These warriors will block enemy attacks and movement. Enemy heroes near the inside edge of the arena will be attacked by spears, dealing damage and knocking them back.
Mars looks like he will be a force of power and fury within Dota 2. If Mars appears to fit your playstyle, log on to the game and help him spread mayhem.