When it comes to the highest GPM record in Dota 2, there’s no such thing as too much farm.
Yegor “.Ark” Zhabotinskii has set a new non-Alchemist record for gold per minute in competitive play while on Medusa with a GPM rate of 1,255. The match in question took place during a Dota 2 Champions League match where .Ark’s team KBU.US went neck-and-neck against Ooredoo Thunders. While this GPM is entirely a product of the situation, there’s still a lot that aspiring carry players can learn from such a performance.
The match took place during Dota 2 Champions League Season 11 in a match against Ooredoo Thunders. The 10th-pick Medusa was meant to counter Nature’s Prpophet, Tusk, and current meta pick Chaos Knight. The game would end up lasting over 70 minutes with 122 combined kills. A Stygian Desolater pushed Medusa’s damage over the 300 mark despite a 13% reduction from Split Shot. KBU.US eventually won the game after taking the enemy tier-one offlane tower at 70 minutes and rolling over all the way to the ancient.
.Ark is currently ranked 221 on the European MMR leaderboard, but this record GPM shows that he is among the most efficient farmers in the Dota 2 pro scene today. His build for this match was Manta Style into Eye of Skadi, Daedalus, Satanic, Swift Blink, Boots of Travel 2, Black King Bar, and Divine Rapier. Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard provided another layer of crowd control for the 13,000 net worth comeback. The record is even more impressive considering the hero’s recent nerfs in patch 7.29d.
It’s worth noting that this new record excludes Alchemist. The strength core’s Greevil’s Greed ability inflates all gold earned by a massive amount. While the current non-Alchemist Dota 2 GPM record is now 1,255, Alchemists players have earned over 1,400 gold in professional matches. Including Alchemist, Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin of BetBoom still holds the all-time record of 1,481 GPM.
Tips and tricks from the highest GPM record in Dota 2
Earning a four-digit GPM is tough, but reviewing .Ark’s record GPM game can help any carry player earn some MMR in Dota 2.
The biggest contributor to this insane GPM was the item build. By going Manta Style first, .Ark was able to push out a lane while also farming the jungle. This did result in a slightly suboptimal XPM of 901, but he was still able to reach level 30 in 48 minutes. .Ark skipped his level 10 talent to finish maxing out Split Shot. Finally, KBU.US’ supports continued to secure the jungle well past the 30-minute mark. Having complete access to multiple lanes with Manta Style and the jungle helped .Ark achieve a new GPM record in Dota 2 pro games.
As with all carry performances, the majority of .Ark’s gold on Medusa was earned in the latter half of the game. Gold from neutrals and lane creeps rises with time, so any game that goes over 70 minutes is guaranteed to feature high net worths.