Custom Hero Chaos

Custom Hero Chaos

Custom games have always been popular in the Dota community: they break the monotony of the original while allowing the players to hone their skills and practice every now and again. Few custom games are actually successful and there is only one that I consider truly legendary – Auto Chess that even inspired Valve to release a separate game called Underlords.

And even though the majority of players switched over to the official successor, this map’s online activity hasn’t dropped below 5k players for over a year – at the peak of its popularity exactly one year ago 200 000 people were playing it at the same time. Even stand-alone games don’t always reach that level of online activity.

Custom Hero Chaos

And now it seems the Chinese geniuses have created yet another masterpiece. A map called Custom Hero Chaos was released in February this year and quickly became popular among streamers and regular users alike. The gist of the game is that eight players begin by choosing their characters out of three random heroes, then upgrade up to five skills of their choice which drop randomly in packs (Ability Draft style) in the course of the game. Depending on the particular hero and the acquired skills the players choose a defense strategy to survive 40 creep waves, the last one featuring Roshan as a raidboss.

Custom Hero Chaos

Players start with three lives that can only be lost to the creeps. Ultimately, the game is really about creep defense, not winning duels. But because of how the economy operates those to things are closely related. In every round (wave) a couple of heroes entertains everyone else with a fair duel while the others can place bets on the outcome, and the calculation factors are pretty interesting – it’s possible to get hella cash by betting on an underdog and make an epic comeback or break away even further.

Various strategies and builds are available here, one could go for physical DPS with useful passives for creep defense or a pure mage/caster, create a badass invincible tank or combine all of that to achieve the best result.

Custom Hero Chaos

The game also has some serious drawbacks. First of all, skill distribution is completely random, so a good half of the players usually quit during the first part of the game as soon as it becomes clear what to expect. The abilities should probably be split into groups (by passive type, creep def, targeted spells) and the packs should contain a skill from each group.

The biggest problem, in my opinion, is the existence of overpowered skills that make the game really imbalanced (Spectre’s Dispersion or Viper’s Nethertoxin, for example, or Wraith King’s Reincarnation can all single handedly win the game in certain situations).

Custom Hero Chaos

On the other hand, the existence of worthless or ineffective abilities which either have nothing to do with this game type or just become useless by the 20th wave or so (Lina’s Dragon Slave of Dazzle’s heal, for example) is also pretty annoying. I think the players’ choices of abilities should be analyzed and the most useless ones should be excluded.

And to top things off, some improvement of items or an option to upgrade the existing ones by combining them or buying something in addition would be nice. All in all, this custom game turned out to pretty cool and interesting, there are usually 10-20k players online 24/7. Still, there is room for improvement in terms of balance to prevent half of the players from leaving at the very beginning and the remaining three or four players fighting for the rest of the game – a rather boring activity considering that the comeback mechanic doesn’t work very well in this scenario and those who quickly managed to get useful items and powerful skills leave everyone else far behind.


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How to play Custom Hero Chaos by Heyman95 (top 8 currently 3150 mmr)

Updated 16.04.2020
How to play Custom Hero Chaos by Heyman95 (top 8 currently 3150 mmr) submitted by /u/kakashi_2

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A note on self-promotion in the sub

Updated 05.05.2020

I generally hate seeing subs littered with self-promotion, as do most people. Moving forward I want to offer some clear guidelines on what you can do.

Here's an example of acceptable self-promotion. It's short, not waving the channel in your face, and adds nice and fun content to the subreddit.

Here's an example of unacceptable self-promotion. It's literally an entire game, advertised in a very promotional way, and not adding quality content to the subreddit.

One additional rule: If you want to self-promote, you must also contribute to the subreddit in non-promotional ways. Meaning: commenting in other people's posts, writing up text-based guides or tips, sharing posts that don't promote yourself, etc.

submitted by /u/Dumbassdumbassssss

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How can I ban ability in this mode? How to get member pass? Sick of the Chaotic offering Deathward and Helm builds 😪

Updated 25.05.2020
How can I ban ability in this mode? How to get member pass? Sick of the Chaotic offering Deathward and Helm builds 😪 submitted by /u/ppap26

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Ward Master

Updated 24.05.2020
Ward Master submitted by /u/NvNX-men

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Terrible execution but one of the most insane builds I've got so far.

Updated 24.05.2020
Terrible execution but one of the most insane builds I've got so far. submitted by /u/jeremyl04

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How do you get wings?

Updated 24.05.2020

How do you get wings? Does it give you the wings if u donate?

submitted by /u/olojmeister

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Is it possible to make a comeback?

Updated 24.05.2020

All the games I've played have been terribly one sided.

submitted by /u/MajinCookie

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What a way to go lol.. please share your stories on how you died to some cheese

Updated 23.05.2020
What a way to go lol.. please share your stories on how you died to some cheese submitted by /u/sunnyboys2

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Joker coins

Updated 23.05.2020

Hey,

Can anyone tell me how many joker coins you get when you donate through paypal?

submitted by /u/DeadlySpectrum

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freezy boi

Updated 22.05.2020
freezy boi submitted by /u/Dumbassdumbassssss

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Ultimate SF

Updated 21.05.2020
Ultimate SF submitted by /u/NvNX-men

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Defending with 13 curses from top1 rank (not promotion just epic content) https://youtu.be/gkAjkicg_qc

Updated 21.05.2020 submitted by /u/galacapulca

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Wykrhm via twitter - Declining to accept a match for a custom game now applies a custom game cooldown.

Updated 19.05.2020
Wykrhm via twitter - Declining to accept a match for a custom game now applies a custom game cooldown. submitted by /u/T_B_V

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Server crash exploit?

Updated 18.05.2020

Just had a game where we were 3 people left, 2 rounds post-roshan. just won a duel and then server suddenly crash (or kicked me out? sudden 100 packet loss based on dota 2 UI).

was also an almost sure won game already (potm arrows making creep rounds easier, beyond godlike streak on duels, 2k gold away from paragon). SEA server (might be JP or something, unsure).

can't check lobby ID yet if it would help

submitted by /u/Yssl

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How to not waste time with bots

Updated 18.05.2020

What I found is that before you accept the game, you can click the chat box to see who is in the lobby. Bot names are easy to detect. So if you see a bot in the lobby, just decline game and find another until you find a game that is bot free.

Saves time for everyone not having to wait for a bot that won't accept game anyway.

submitted by /u/thisisntjet

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Discord Matchmaking Server

Updated 18.05.2020

I'm not a discord developer, but I created a Discord channel help out the community find games due to the bot crisis. If anyone that understands Discord more than I would like to assist me in further development, join in and talk to me.

This is not self promotion, the channels purpose is going to be strictly for matchmaking as of now.
https://discord.gg/4dSNXcT

submitted by /u/anecrophagist

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new 5v5 map is fun but early leaves ruin the match

Updated 17.05.2020

Should they add a penalty when you leave early or no? This applies to other maps as well

submitted by /u/powerextreme12

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Bots denying on Lobby

Updated 17.05.2020

Hello! It's impossible to play today, every room get's full of bots denying the start of the game. How can i surpass?

submitted by /u/vkmenezes

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1001 round strats?

Updated 16.05.2020

Hello everyone. I´m looking for 1001 round strats in the original Custom hero chaos single mode.

You guys have some ideas?

submitted by /u/morddd1

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The Ability Exclusion List for CHChaos as of 2020-05-16

Updated 16.05.2020

There have been a couple of important changes over the last while so I think I should update it. Also as a response to this post.

One especially important difference is that:

-The bug the creator had previously that allowed some restricted combinations, is fixed. Now you absolutely cannot have Bad Juju and Shadow Realm or Phase shift together. For reference as to what I am talking about you can look at this post.

I had posted the bug in the comments section on the workshop and the code to fix it, and either he saw it, or saw my post, or figured it out himself. Either way, gj.

So now all exclusions are set in stone:

Bad Juju + Phase Shift

Bad Juju + Shadow Realm

Bad Juju + Walrus Punch

Time Lock and Marksmanship

True Form (Lone Druid) and Spirit Bear

Hero exclusions are currently:

Drow Ranger can't find: Phase Shift or Shadow Realm

Shadow Fiend can't find: Phase Shift or Shadow Realm

Razor: Wukong's Command

Silencer: Wukong's Command

Just a mention:

Split Shot and Marksmanship are not excluded.

There was a small period of time that SF and Drow were removed from Ability exclusions, but that code has been put back, but without the Juju.

So overall still the same as before, though it would seem that Drow Ranger and Shadow Fiend can now get Bad Juju, so makes them pretty powerful again. And the author has fixed his bug which allowed the Juju/Shadow Realm and Juju/Phase Shift "exploit", if you want to call it that.

Just a quick mention that if you want to try those broken combinations, or any other builds, I have put together an edit of CHChaos which allows you to choose your hero and abilities for the purpose of testing out builds because I really enjoy testing the possibilities. There is also the option to allow restricted ability combinations, have as many abilities as you like, go to any round you choose, test with a full game of bots, and about 30 other options, mostly for the purpose of testing and a bit of fun. Just search out "Practice Custom Hero Chaos" on the workshop if you want to try that.

submitted by /u/NuubNZ

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some sort of bag, plz help

Updated 16.05.2020
some sort of bag, plz help

Can someone explain what i need to reinstall, to play this arcade again? For now, i reinstalled chc for 5 times, and it still gives me this problem. (translate: Arcade archive on server do not match with version on client). Also, I cant start game until i switch lobby type to password, and back to open.

https://preview.redd.it/w7uay2k604z41.png?width=3840&format=png&auto=webp&s=68223734acecbcc1ebd48bfe77f5e9ba2cfa3aae

submitted by /u/v0ngiri

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Round 153 in custom hero clash

Updated 16.05.2020
Round 153 in custom hero clash submitted by /u/BARBRAS

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can someone in the customherochaos developers fix this?

Updated 16.05.2020
can someone in the customherochaos developers fix this? submitted by /u/scrimlet

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WTF Roshan Bug walked out of my Arena LOL, has this happened to anyone else?

Updated 16.05.2020
WTF Roshan Bug walked out of my Arena LOL, has this happened to anyone else? submitted by /u/sunnyboys2

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Finishing round 51 in 3 seconds

Updated 15.05.2020
Finishing round 51 in 3 seconds submitted by /u/Dumbassdumbassssss

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DP ult and Crown?

Updated 15.05.2020

Does dps ultimate and crown of dominator work together

submitted by /u/Reaper8904

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Ready Player One

Updated 14.05.2020
Ready Player One submitted by /u/x-noir

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