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  • A Look Back

    I thought I'd make a thread where there could be a collection of all the concept art and alpha builds of heroes. With the help of HyperioN, I now have all of the known images of concept art right here on the first article! Please lemme know if I missed anything.

    MEDUSA


    BLOODSEEKER


    GYRO


    ALCHE


    NYX


    PHANTOM ASSASIN


    QUEEN OF PAIN


    UNDYING






    SNIPER


    RAZOR


    SKYWRATH MAGE



    ENIGMA


    LICH


    BATRIDER


    TINKER


    SLARK


    LYCAN


    BREWMASTER

    OUTWORLD DEVOURER


    BANE


    PORTRAITS




    VENOMANCER


    ALPHA MAP


    NIGHTSTALKER


    DEATH PROPHET


    OLD VENGEFUL SPIRIT


    ANTI MAGE


    DARK SEER


    DOOM


    DROW RANGER


    MIRANA


    NECROLYTE


    TEMPLAR ASSASIN


    VIPER


    WEAVER


    OGRE MAGI


    RUBICK


    ROSHAN


    CHAOS KNIGHT


    RANDOMS







    TINY


    TREANT


    ABADDON


    ABYSSAL UNDERLORD


    ELDER TITAN



    ENCHANTRESS


    LEGION COMMANDER



    MAGNUS


    WITCH DOCTOR


    MAP CONCEPT


    URSA


    PHOENIX


    LIFESTEALER


    EMBER SPIRIT


    STORM SPIRIT



    WRAITH KING(SKELETON KING)

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  • #2
    While I may be a geek when it comes to things like this, I don't think that it's the right forum.

    Then again, we have no forum for this. Which is a shame - the closest we get are the dead valleys of Art Feedback. Oh and the catapult really looked good there, should have stayed, really. Doesn't feel the same when he just throws flasks at people, even in 1 there was a machine for dispensing the Acid Spray.

    And it's interesting how grittier and... skinnier everything was in the first concepts. The Tinker they used to have pretty much illustrates it; the version that we have now is much more colorful. For better or worse.
    Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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    • #3
      Let it be here - we already have threads about Abaddon/LC/other hero designs and textures, so it kinda fits.

      Dota 2 Wiki has some hidden alpha concepts of already released heroes. The most notable ones being Medusa:


      and Phantom Assassin:


      Also don't forget the alpha Gyro:
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      • #4
        Yeah that's why I decided to put it up here, because this is most appropriate place for it.


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        • #5
          Let do another one!



          Bloodseeker used the Orc Shaman model, so it was not a particularly great stretch to make him a sort of tribal, wolf life hunter that he is now.



          Bloodseeker had ALOT of design considerations, but the basic idea was there. Particularly interesting among these, for me at least, is the female Bloodseeker at the top.


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          • #6
            this is a cool thread

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            • #7
              This actually is an awesome thread!
              I like the alpha PA with the hidden face. I think it suits her more.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BGDaemon View Post
                This actually is an awesome thread!
                I like the alpha PA with the hidden face. I think it suits her more.
                I like her battle-assasin version right now. The hidden face can be easily made through cosmestic items.
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                • #9
                  Whos next?



                  NYX NYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYX. Nyx Assassin used to be Anub'barak, the NERUBIAN assassin. Significantly larger than he is now, but they still bear a strong resemblance.





                  This first design is still rather beefy, even sporting a metallic color scheme. NYX TANKER!



                  The first model followed the concept art pretty faithfully, and honestly, I like the fearsome look of this old Nyx. Then again, it's probably better they slimmed him down...He IS an assassin, after all.


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                  • #10
                    This is cool.

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                    • #11
                      Now, I will still stand by how PA as she was back then is infinite times better than the one we have now. She fit her lore, and she just worked. Blargh.

                      Gyrocopter... the new one grew on me. Solely because the machine is actually kinda badass and the previous one had sandals AGAIN. Seriously, get Valve a new fashion adviser.

                      And really, the more of this I see the clearer it becomes to me that Dota changed quite a lot during the development process. The old screens and, as we can see here, the old concept art were much grittier and just... weird. In a good way. What we have now is more reminiscent of Warcraft 3 or an animated cartoon - the previous art style was really reminiscent of HoN or, dare I say, Diablo 3. I can see how the game just didn't feel right with the progressively weirder style and eventually it became what it is now.

                      By the way, seriously do Tinker, him and Storm Spirit show the difference between the art styles best. I'm not suggesting Storm because the old Storm was freaking scary and I don't want to see it again. Yes, consider me obsessed with the old "walking oven with a smoking pipe" Tinker because most things are better with the new sci-fi one.

                      P.S. Haven't seen those Bloodseeker pictures before. Where do they come from?

                      P.P.S. It's Anub'arak for the original NA. Nothing to do with the current President.
                      Last edited by 1337_n00b; 08-04-2013, 10:21 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Keowee View Post
                        Dat Gyro chopper Seriously though, how does the current one even fly?

                        Either way, Clockwerk's old moustache was epic, here's to hoping they'll bring it back whenever they decide to give him cosmetics!
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                        • #13
                          Thanks a lot for starting this thread.I also thought we needed a place to combine all the alpha models/concept art.Helps following the evolution of the game.Here are some of my contributions!

                          Alpha (?) Queen of Pain Concept:



                          Alpha Sniper Concept:



                          Alpha Enigma Concept:



                          Alpha Lich Concept:




                          Alpha Skywrath Mage Concept:



                          Alpha Batrider Concept:



                          Let it flow,guys!

                          PS-I'l edit as I find more
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                          • #14
                            Alright, I haven't seen this Sniper. Looks pretty funny with those two cannons, I can see why that concept, including the wizard hat and BYOB (Blow Your Own Brain) gun ones, didn't make it into the game. Just way too outlandish for me. I like where it landed, if you don't count the fact that HE HAS SANDALS NOW AGAIN

                            The rest just show the difference and prove my point again; that, and have a good lot of Star Wars influence, especially in QoP and Batrider - the latter is hilarious, by the way. I also like it how they decided to make QoP darker; the lighter tones would never fit her.

                            Enigma also shows some progression - he was way more daemonic before. That would fit with his original spell names, anyway.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 1337_n00b View Post
                              Alright, I haven't seen this Sniper. Looks pretty funny with those two cannons, I can see why that concept, including the wizard hat and BYOB (Blow Your Own Brain) gun ones, didn't make it into the game. Just way too outlandish for me. I like where it landed, if you don't count the fact that HE HAS SANDALS NOW AGAIN

                              The rest just show the difference and prove my point again; that, and have a good lot of Star Wars influence, especially in QoP and Batrider - the latter is hilarious, by the way. I also like it how they decided to make QoP darker; the lighter tones would never fit her.

                              Enigma also shows some progression - he was way more daemonic before. That would fit with his original spell names, anyway.
                              for the sake of discussion,

                              I really liked the older versions of some heroes like QOP,Lich,Enigma,YES! And one more rendition of sniper.I'l post the screenshot.I just loved that owl-faced little tall chump,the version of sniper who made it into game is definitely more suitable with context to lore and stuff,but the concept art = MINDBLOWING!

                              here's the sniper concept I loved,but Valve implemented a dwarven little chimp.

                              Okay,I found a lot more.Attached these below! Have fun guys!

                              Alpha(?) Razor Concept:



                              Alpha(?) Lifestealer Concept:




                              AND,the rendition of owl-face Sniper that I loved: (guy on the left)



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