Support is not a popular role and yet it boasts the two most popular heroes in Dota. Pudge and Lion have sat at or near the top of the charts in hero popularity for most of the game’s history. Pudge, as we all know, is for the memes. Even when you’re playing a serious game of Pudge, you’re kind of still just memeing around the entire game. Lion is more of the quintessential spell casting support hero. With disable, burst damage, and Mana Drain you get to feel like you’re constantly doing fun things on the hero. Lion has also recently seen a big uptick in play at the professional level of Dota.