Dota2 Top Tier List April
These heroes are always the first to go and it is extremely rare for them to not get banned/picked right away. Their ability to more than just fill the roles of the current meta-game makes them extremely useful in any line-up.
Useful heroes that are rarely left untouched during the early selection process. Most of these heroes will be picked/banned in a match.
These are the heroes that are still good in the competitive scene, but are obviously less of a priority in picking. Unless they are picked early for a specific role or counter, dependant on the team compsition.
Queen of Pain
Pandaren Brewmaster + The reason I added him here, is because his initiation and anti-carry ability are phenomenal, while at the same time he can be one of your team's semi-carries. Very reliable hero and depending on what happens come this May, we will see if he goes up or down.
Rarely ever picked and banned even less, it is hard to find a place for them in most team compositions. Chances are that none of these heroes will be in a competitive game.
Status of the Current Metagame
For a while now, the game revolves around a Rock Paper Scissors kind of style, where: Push > Turtle > Gank > Push. Over time, each has had it's dominant time and currently, Push is the favored style. Getting Towers down for your team gives a gold advantage that can swing the game in your favor while giving your team a lot of momentum. Or focusing down pushing heroes to deny them experience and gold, giving them to a semi-carry who is doing the ganking. Then lastly there is holding back and playing defensively, to avoid the ganking strategy but leaves you somewhat open to pushing.