Weekly Quest Guide: Week Eleven – DOTABUFF

Week 11 is a complete mess in terms of difficulty. The Diretide quest is absolutely ridiculous and doesn’t even work consistently from our testing. Some of the quests are trivial, while others require you to fulfill an impossible condition: actually having friends.

There are two quests that work in co-op against bots, as is usual in a non-bonus week. Getting a total of ten kills before the tenth minute shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Get a highly aggressive core hero and just run around killing people. Losing against bots is generally pretty hard.

The second quest that works is “Who Needs Sleep” and requires 15000 HP regeneration. This is a little harder and may require multiple games. Unless you get to play Huskar.

With his self-damage ability and built-in regeneration, getting to 15,000 is easy. Coincidentally, he’s also one of the best heroes to kill ten bots before ten minutes: they tend to be overly aggressive, and a well-kiting Huskar should have no problem impacting the game hard.

Get Boots, Armlet in any Sange derivative and you’ll be done with these two quests in no time. Armlet lets you ensure you regenerate as you rotate, while Sange Derivatives amplify any incoming healing.

Unlike in previous weeks, there’s no need to farm anything or wait for, say, enemy Ancients to respawn. You’re free to quit the game once you feel you’ve regenerated sufficiently.

According to speedrun.com, Huskar is also the best hero to complete the game as fast as possible. However, if you have better ideas on how to finish the game faster, give it a try.

The other three quests are reasonably self-explanatory. Finding a five-stack is probably the hardest part of the week, but it’s not essential. The good thing about this week is that there are a total of 20 stars available, but you only need fifteen to get the full rewards.

Considering that getting twelve of these is just a matter of time and dedication, the other three should just come naturally. We strongly advise against playing Diretide for a day or so: the Roshan redirection quest is very inconsistent. It works most of the time, but there are cases when it doesn’t work for some reason. So, to save yourself frustration, just skip Diretide for a while.

Another small change to the game was that Candyworks is now a little clearer. You can hover over the candy sack in the UI to get info on how many free candies and re-rolls you have left, although this seems bugged at the moment.

There are some general tips for Candyworks that we would recommend players:

Don’t fill candy if you don’t need it. Check what’s on offer, decide what you want, see if the weekly rotation of the exchange helps you in this regard, and only after using the exchange fill up the remaining slots.

Trading three for one is bad, but might be necessary to fill slots. Sometimes it can make sense to get a 4 candy reward instead of bargaining down. Not only do you get the reward itself, you also get a mini re-roll with a two candy slot. Depending on the situation, it may be worth it.

Get the “Diretide” items to make sure they get out of the pool of potential rewards. There are also some nice couriers and an exclusive Greevling Roshan skin. Hopefully there will be more Diretide-specific rewards before the Battle Pass ends.

Waiting is an option: Sometimes the stock market isn’t on your side, but since it allows you to trade and get some extra value, it might be worth waiting until the end of the week.

What are your tips and tricks for this week and for the Candyworks? Share them in the comment section below.