This is a pretty good draft all around on both sides. Our lineup peaks pretty early with Visage-PA @ 1-2, especially compared to Lifestealer and Sniper, who can both cause a lot of trouble for our cores with Silver Edge + MKB. PA desolator, birds, and hook fishing gives us the means to go high ground given a mid-game edge.

Sniper ended up being a big problem. I considered banning him in phase 2, but it didn’t make sense with us looking at Pudge.

However, Pudge was an experimentation / practice pick for us, so it would have been correct to weigh it less in retrospect. Our best replacement was the Ember Spirit ban in phase 2. We could have banned Sniper in phase 3, but I believe the Storm Spirit ban was optimal in that spot.