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Suggestion to rework Tidehunter's, Riki's and Pugna's spell icons

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  • Suggestion to rework Tidehunter's, Riki's and Pugna's spell icons

    Personally I think the spell icons of these three heroes are pretty ugly and need reworking. They significantly lack richness in color and the texture is just poor. Most of the heroes' spell icons were pretty bad early on, but over the course of the game's improvement most of them have been reworked and they looked much more shiny, except for those of Tide's, Riki's and Pugna's. Below are the comparisons to some heroes' spell icons that I think are much better.
    Pugna the Oblivion.jpg
    Leviathan the Tidehunter.jpg
    Riki the Stealth Assassin.jpg
    Ethreain the Lich.jpg
    Razzil Darkbrew the Alchemist.jpg
    Rhasta the Shadow Shaman.jpg
    So what do you guys think?

  • #2
    I like all of them, except for Pugna's.



    • #3
      I like tidehunter's spell icons, really high-contrast but fits his color scheme and easy to read


      • #4
        They are definitely the remnants of the old days when many heroes had very simplistic icons. Remember the old icons for Sniper, Leshrac, Morphling or Dark Seer. I`m okay with Tidehunter and Riki, but Pugna could definitely get an update.
        Remember, remember the 1st of November


        • #5
          No mention about beastmaster? His old icons were bad (especially his ulti LOL), but his new icons aren't much better..


          • #6
            I think dazzle's other 3 should be reworked slightly, the shadow wave icon looks out of place now


            • #7
              Yes shadow priest's shadow wave was reworked recently. Do you really think Tide's icons are good? I think they are too dull. They have only one color, (the different areas are just distinguished by difference in brightness) and they lack color and brightness gradients, and hence lack a sense of depth.


              • #8
                I think tide's icons are great, you don't need gradients for depth at all, if I can point out any fault in his icons I think the background for gush is too bright


                • #9
                  I agree with anyone saying Tide's icons are fine. Or Riki's one (except for Backstab). In fact, I would like all heroes to follow that kind of simplicity and neatness in the iconset. However, I guess I wouldn't mind that much if they were to make them more complicated. As you're saying, it's a nowadays trend after all.

                  QUARIAN MASTERRACE


                  • #10
                    Tide's icons are bad, and this coming from someone whose favorite hero is tide. Compare them to newer heroes or Dark Seer or Dragon Knight and you can clearly see the stark contrast in depth and detail.


                    • #11
                      Pugna and tide are fine imo. Riki for sure needs a change though


                      • #12
                        Dazzle's Pugna's and Shaman's icons look like beta icons. Compare them to Abaddon or something. Definately need new ones.