These are the 3 best new mids to play in Dota 2 after 7.32

By Kenneth Williams


Aug 26, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

The best mids in Dota 2 have already figured out the lane in 7.32, and they’ve discovered three of the best heroes just days into the patch. 

The sweeping changes brought to heroes in version 7.32 has turned some of the worst mids into the best. The changes to the lane itself are also massive and completely rewrite the game’s tempo. If you’re feeling lost in the new mid lane, here are three heroes that are showing promise early in the patch.

Before checking the stats, it’s important to understand the biggest changes to the lane. There’s no more small camp, so there’s almost nothing to farm in a bad matchup. Secondly, the new trees around the tier-one towers are also a great staging ground for ganks. Lastly, the removal of the small camp means that playmaker heroes are encouraged to gank early and often. With those traits in mind, these are the three best mids to learn in 7.32.

Night Stalker is one of the best ganking mids of Dota 2 7.32

Unlike the other heroes on this list, Night Stalker actually dropped slightly in win rate since the patch. That’s because players are trying out a new role popularized by multiple pro players.

Night Stalker didn’t get many changes in 7.32, but the changes to the mid lane happen to suit him perfectly. He was never good at clearing the small camp, but he greatly benefits from solo experience. This turns him into an incredible ganker once the clock hits five minutes.

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With just a couple of points dedicated to Hunter in the Night, Night Stalker can run down almost any hero in the early game. Ganking your safe lane while the soft support gets mid experience sets the whole game up for success. He’s also excellent at tanking enemy spells while still silencing the middle of the fight. Pair him with Luna’s new global aura to deal 210 attack damage at eight minutes. 

No small camp? No problem for Huskar

If you’re more interested in standing your ground, lane-dominator heroes are back in the new mid. While Vipers and Snipers are easy to pick, they tend to have lower impact as the game drags on. Not Huskar. Despite already being a strong hero, Valve gave him more armor and health regen for the lane. The removal of the small camp doesn’t bother the hero, as he can just throw Burning Spears at his lane opponent all game long.

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Huskar’s win rate has gone up +1.51% since August 23, making him one of the biggest winners of the patch so far. Huskar’s reputation as a pub stomp hero continues due to the current last-pick method, so you can shock opponents with a terrible matchup and no small camp to run to. His magic immunity-piercing Aghanim’s Scepter somehow made it through the patch unscathed, maintaining Huskar’s reputation as one of the best mids going into patch 7.32.

Love him or hate him, Tinker is back as one of the best mid Dota 2 heroes

Tinker didn’t get a ton of changes in patch 7.23, but the few buffs are enough to make him one of the best rising mids. Again.

Laser and Rearm both received significant mana cost reductions, allowing Tinker to dish out more blinds in a fight. A shorter channel time also prevents enemies from catching up to him, which is more than useful. Lastly, he trades his level 20 spell amp talent for Defense Matrix granting 25% cooldown reduction.

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The result is a 4% win rate spike to this point since the update shipped. Tinker was a very poor pick in the last meta, but it seems the Tinker players are back in full force. With a free Octarine Core and lower mana requirements, the hero can sustain himself longer in fights all while rearming faster. The Bloodstone buff is also huge for Tinker, and it may become the standard fourth item. He’s not much fun to play against, but Tinker players will have a ball in 7.32.


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