Top 10 Greatest DotA Heroes

The Top Ten
1 Jah'rakal, the Troll Warlord Jah'rakal, the Troll Warlord

Agreed troll is really a warlord when I played against ursa, void, axe, lich, tiny every hero came to his feet all he requires is helm of dominator, monkey king bar, vanguard, desolator and he will take everyone out of the picture!

Ursa warrior should also be on the list. With Vladamirs Offering, Butterfly, Black King Bar and Vanguard it is very difficult to stop him. He is also the easiest hero to play with and can kill Roshan easily at level 6 or 7 if Vladamirs offering and 2 poor man shield is made!

I can defeat 4 insane AI heroes by only using Jah'rakal alone

The only hero that makes Ultra Kill (4 heroes killed in a row) possible in one game

I like his Jamaican accent too in Dota 1.

Well this guy is certainly unbeatable he is the perfect stealth assassin, the games strongest tanker and for the damaging and bashing well he is the man plus the ability of 60% of evasion! He is a god

2 Traxex, the Drow Ranger

Trax is the first hero I've come to master. I've used lots of different item combinations (some outside of the guides) and know what to use for each situation. She is super easy to play with and really OP in the right hands.

Her chill wind + frost arrows + 3 & 4 abilities are devastating combos. And when I have desolator, shadow blade, and daedalus I am BEYOND GODLIKE.

Be careful early game, she dies fairly quickly especially against other ranged heroes like Windranger and Sniper. Once you get to level 6 it's easy to gank. Communicate with your teammates. Let oNE initiate and attack a little bit, and when the hero is retreating, gank from behind or the side with a Chill Wind, launch those frost arrows and they are deaad. Especially good in 2v2 if you Chill Wind both enemy heroes, you kill one and your teammate the other or you can damage both so your teammate can kill them (this is what I do when I have low health; plus, the frost arrows slow movement effect can slow ...more

My best character yet. Perfect item build is phase, assault cuirass/Aquila, manta, abyssal, buriza, then butterfly last. With all items you get 10up armor and 400 damage plus extra 100 damage when level 25 and can stun also because of abyssal. I experienced killing 2 insane without friends. Very cool and there is also double damage because of buriza so it's like 1000 damage with slow. So it's like 4 shots and you're dead. Also very easy to use. Vote for Traxex.

Traxex is an Agility-type hero. Agility-type heroes gets increased armor, attack, and attack speed. Her last skill gives her high agility, which makes her damage and armor very promising! Her third skill increases it more. And giving her butterfly will make her the most powerful attacker.

Very easy to use yet very strong SS. Does not require complex combination of skills, she just needs the right combination of items.

3 Nevermore, the Shadow Fiend

Best Hero for he deals huge damage to his opponents but has no force on the early game because of his low hp at the start of the game. With Lothars, Desolator and Requim of Souls you can destroy any opponent, even the great Ursa!

I like this hero because with his raze, I could kill many heroes and its necromastery an extra for my damage, his third skill is good for lowing their armor and the last of all requiem, if you have a lothars just press it and go next to your enemy hero and kaboosh, the life of your enemy is surely be less and that's the time you need to use your raze.

Awesome, he can take down any hero within seconds in the late game. His damage is incredible and if you get the right items, his attack speed and damage are the best.

The combo shadowraze is quietly amazing! Its can easily kill an enemy less than 15 seconds! And the Requiem Of The Souls can dealt 2700 damage maximum

4 Carl, the Invoker

He may be weak during early game, but in late game with eul's, sunstrike and chaos meteor combo he can literally smash an enemy within seconds. He can also drain mana on STR heroes and kill them with EMP+ deafening blast+ chaos meteor. He can smash any hero, in short.

The most powerful spell-caster assassin, with his usable skills, he can both kill from a far distance and nobody can hurt him cause they died before they could reach him with his Cold Snap and Ice Wall.

He's got it all; stuns, slows, nukes, damage, sustain, disables, crowd control, global presence. You seem to never run out of options while playing him, but his high skill cap prevents him from being a broken pubstomper. Overall, very fun to play.

I'm surprised Invoker is not number one! Bring on all your five heroes and watch in demise as Invoker beats them all (assuming he isn't a noob). In late game, almost everyone runs from him.

5 Mogul Khan, the Axe

Axe is my best hero. Just build him the right item (2 vanguard, phase boots, battlefury, Heart of Tarrasque and Helm of Dominator) and he's unstoppable.

Axe is the best! Axe can kill an enemy instantly if enemy's health below 600 (culling blade)...

For me axe for his great passive and for that powerful ss he is a good tanker also.

My signature hero... Once you have the right item you can even kill your counter

6 Pudge, the Butcher

Pudge the Butcher is one of the most difficult heroes to play effectively, but also one of the most rewarding. His Meat Hook skill is extremely deadly, but also difficult to utilize. A well placed Meat Hook will snag an enemy hero and drag them to the Butcher, dealing a lot of damage along the way.

Love you pudge..

Meat hook, rot and fresh meat together make and unbeatable combo. Pudge is one of the few heroes that is strong both in the start and the end. With proper use of his hook, every other hero would look bad.

PUDGE FOR LIFE!

Pudge... Can never say too much or too little about him. High health is his best part, so rot can barely affect him. Get him a force staff or blink because he is apparently quite slow. He is really good to use, and easy first blood.

This big guy is a kidnapper. His meat hook his crazy and he can immobilize his enemy with his bite. His rot is crazy and his flesh heap can make him becoming a crazy tanker but this big guy must always kill

7 Darkterror, the Faceless Void

For me, dark terror is the best hero in dota with great set of skills especially his signature chronosphere which will surely be a killer to those opposing heroes combined with good set of items appropriate like mask of madness, cranium basher etc.

Dark terror is one of the best hero in dota, because he can kill and make a first blood because of its item (mask of madness), he can make a combo, time walk then the corona. That's why I pick terror

The best killer dota. For attack his third skill for stun. And 5 sec chrono to kill INT hero.

The best hero/champion I had ever used, When coming to late game, that's when he shines and become unstoppable! given with the right set of items.

8 Huskar, the Sacred Warrior

He has berserker's blood to help him change a loose for him to a win... Plus his life break, he can easily slow down enemies' speed and half of the enemy's life will be minus. He can easily get first blood at level 6 and easily get up to unstoppable at level 10 and above... Items for him are cheap and effective for him... With certain items, Roshan can be defeated easily at level 14 and above. Then dying for Huskar will be hard... That's why I choose Huskar for Dota battles.

Huskar is easily the most OP hero in Dota if used efficiently. He is all about making sacrifices of himself, which would relatively effect his deaths in a game. Yet, he is a team player and can solo mid. Being the best carry and an easy hero, he can win matches for his team. HUSKAR for the win

Huskar is the best among the best for 1vs1.. So far I can say that no one can beat Huskar for 1vs1. Get the HotD, Urn, Thread, and Magic Stick and lunch the life breaker to any heroes and watch them die..only if you noob then you cannot play Huskar.. Don't mess with the bad guy!

Huskar flips the fights your way! The enemy realizes too late that you intentionally let him damage you! Also great for 1v2 or even 1v3 as when your low on health that's when you dish out the real damage! GO HUSKAR!

9 Banehallow, the Lycan

Better watch out, here comes the wolf from the Jungle. Flanking people is ridiculous with his wolf pack and transformation.

I like it! It was my favorite hero! Come on, try to use it! It can kill other hero so easy when transfer into the ultimate wolf!

He should be the best because his attack speed and strength is so remarkable when he turns into a wolf... So cool... So awesome

For me banehallow, lycanthrope is best for me, because even you did not give inventory to him, he still powerful... From bon

10 Terrorblade, the Soul Keeper

Terrorblade the soul keeper is the most powerful hero because of his high attack speed and hit point regeneration rate. He can take on 2-3 heroes due to his clones and metamorphosis ability. His ultimate can be used to exchange hit points with stronger heroes so, it will be a good combination with his movement speed and attack speed.

Everything about this hero is done perfectly. I always loved Illidan from WC3 with his metamorph. It really acts like a demon on earth and it's a nice feeling to see 5 enemy characters running away while from 4 Terror Blade (original+skill image+2 images from item) are hunting them down.

Even how strong his enemy is, he would just use his sunder and exchange your life for him and then some combination then 1st blood. Terrorblade is the BEST.

The new Terrorblade is better than the older one. He becomes a killing machine as soon as he gets his manta.Try an item build of wraith then treads, then helm of dominator, then yasha to manta, then a butterfly, then a heart and eventually a skadi. And you could rampage easily.

The Contenders
11 Nessaj, The Chaos Knight

I think nessaj should be in number 1 he is like the best hero in dota. I think no one vote for nessaj because only a pro can play this hero

He has the highest starting movespeed. He is very strong with his images, with the critical strike. He must be at 1 or 2 or 3 place. Because he can kill jahracal easily with images in ONE CHAOS BOLT. And I don't think he is 38 place

Chaos Knight has the complete skill set. Disabling + Damage Chaos Bolt. The what Blink Strike with some serious damage and ganking. 275 % Critical for serious damage (his base damage is pretty big). PHANTASM. JUST PURE AWESOMENESS. All illusions do what you do. Except for Chaos Bolt. Full damage for half the damage you get. The dude is just a HARD GANKER. Not a hard carry though. But he can kill MOST hard carry. Well, Earthshaker can be annoying though, really annoying. haha

Best hero. After level 16 is unstoppable

12 Ulfsaar, the Ursa Warrior

In level 3 he can already takedown roshan by using earthshock and fury swipes and over power. He is a true killer in 1 on 5 games. If there's any dota heroes I'd choose, I would already choose ursa. But sometimes he's ban because he is just too awesome

Using his earthshock along with overpower really makes us 'godlike'. Enrage also gets him on top of all the heroes of dot A. Provide him with the abyssal blade, a Shiva's guard and the lother's edje and rest leave to him.
His awesome speed can also make a difference
Choose him once and you will never think of another hero.

This guy should be on 1st! What?! With his amazing attack speed. He is the best! Why troll warlord? He sucks! Ursa can eliminate him in 5secs! Ursa rules!

Behold the vlad's offering in his claws, anything is undone...
Level 4 of Furry Swipes he's ready to reclaim what Roshan stole.

13 Barathrum, the Spirit Breaker

I like barathrum
With Mask of madness, power threads and crystals you will be able to make a kill in 4 seconds. Barathrum is an awesome hero and with proper items he is unstoppable.

2Coz he runs fast sometimes it cool.

With Mask of madness, power threads and crystalys you will be able to make a kill in 4 seconds. Barathrum is an awesome hero and with proper items he is unstopabble.

A good runner, good bash, good charge, good haste, good strike, good for the team, good to make a kill, good strength and good Madness!

Tank carry who can help in an instance with team fights globally. Increasing damage and HP is the key. Then after that increase attack speed and speed and you're set.

14 Outworld Destroyer

Literally the highest damage output in the game. Can dish out like 600+ pure damage per hit if he isn't already dead

Great late game damage with his Q, awesome ultimate for wrecking Str and Agi heroes, and almost unlimited mana for spamming capabilities!

15 Lina Inverse, the Slayer Lina Inverse, the Slayer Lina Inverse is the main protagonist and the only character that appears in all incarnations of the comic fantasy themed light novel, manga and anime series Slayers, where she is a young yet very powerful sorceress travelling the world.

Lina Inverse the Slayer, indeed the most powerful hero in slaying one enemy hero! Lina can kill all types of hero seen in the game map. If you're good in using this hero, then you will know how powerful she is.

Lina Inverse is so amazing... Actually, she's my favorite character in DOTA...

Lina is stunning near the enemy heroes and laguna blade is using to kill and upgrading by aghanim scepter...

This is my favorite combo when I use it..

16 Luna, the Moon Rider

One butterfly, one manta style and one satanic. With these three items no hero will be able to defeat luna. No hero even if troll have 6 devine he can't win seriously go test it out.

Butterfly, Blood Stone, Satanic and Abyssal Blade: Killer combo for Luna who can take on multiple heroes at a time. Her Ultimate is super strong and with Aghanim's scepter can do a damage of 1800 on 2 different heroes each.

These hero is awesome to kill a hero!

She is the strongest

17 Kardel Sharpeye, the Dwarven Sniper

Kardel is the best in long range appearance. I know that he is weak, but he can also finish the job. That's why I chose him than drow ranger and I want you all to use kardel because he as great skills (especially by his last skill) and I now he is slow at speed

Fragile yet very strong and precise as the name suggests. He's easy to play as but hard to master. Only a true DoTA player can use him at his fullest potential.
My advice is to HIT fast and HIT hard. Be Polite. Be Efficient. Be Professional. Never Kill Steal. Assassinate/

He's the best hero I have ever seen. His levels are really awesome. His level 1 deals much damage in imba and his can go very with the high damage. His level 3 can make him shoot faster. Later, he can even shoot the tower alone without the tower seeing him. You better change your mind to love him.

For me, Kardel Sharpeye is the best ranged hero in dota. He can kill anyone in late game if he have a perfect combination of item. So beware from Dwarven Sniper! He can kill 5 enemy hero in just a few second. RAMPAGE!

18 Davion, the Dragon Knight

Dragon Knight can be powerful, with Dragon's Blood to let him last long against heroes and towers, has Elder Dragon Form which creates him so powerful, mostly against towers, and using Dragon Tail to stun the enemy hero when it tries to run is good, but when in Elder Dragon Form and against a hero, is just GODLIKE!

Great carry, can stay in lane for ever, turn into a giant dragon and EAT YOUR FACE! Great for burst damage, the hero for me. Can fill any role, really versatile Hero.

Dragon knight can be anything. Using his skills he can be anything; from a stunner to killer, and even a pusher.

I think dragon knight is a nice hero because he have a greater armor of 3rd skill and transform into a dragon.

19 Lanayar, the Templar Assassin

Clearly the best. Her Refraction ability gives her massive damage for a few attacks and can block the most powerful spells and physical attacks. Her Meld ability can turn Lanaya invisible as long as she doesn't move and when she breaks her invisibility by attacking, the attack will be much more powerful than her normal attacks. Her Psionic Blades passive ability can easily kill creep waves and can be used to harass your opponent in the middle lane. Her ultimate ability, Psionic Trap, can be used to give vision to Lanaya or greatly slow her enemies. Recommended build is: Power Treads, Desolator, Daedalus, Butterfly, Black King Bar, and Monkey King Bar with that she can be beyond GODLIKE!

Best carry because of her refraction and she can dominate the whole game by her traps.

*Lanaya! She has the strongest transition from early to mid game, no one deals more damage at 15 min mark than her!

Can wipe out a creep field in one whack. Great for ganking.
Will shred the game.
Reflection gives +80 damage
Invisibility + bonus damage
Blades better than battle Fury
Free wards!

20 Slark, the Murloc Nightcrawler

Slark is great if you don't like team fights but prefer ganking, farming, pushing. When the MMR rises, the team fights become hard. Slark gives a way to win without being super good. It is like in an RPG, do you like stealth or brute force. I am more into stealth. So I prefer to use my head and plan, instead of being good in team fights. I don't play with friends and team fights often have problems of synchronization. Slark cannot tank, he can only flees, and hide. There are many possible builds. Stealing agility is a great strategy and the stupid opponents don't even realize it. Tanking for the team is possible. Now the ultimate applies to the team with scepter in the patch 700.

His ulti is in my opinion the best skill in the whole game, giving insane passive regen and movement speed, and actively giving invisibility and amazing damage. Pounce is a skill that can single handedly give you dozens of kills, even early game. As if that wasn't enough Essence Shift is an amazing passive which allows you to kill, with the right items and skill combo, in a matter of seconds.

Slark has the best skills
Dark Pact is function much like linken but with difference, Basically a great pain on the enemy. Enemy disable wont is nothing if used by a pro. Can disable the SS of some heroes like viper, dombringer, etc.
Pounce gives an scape mechanism function like a force and a great immobilizing skill
Essence shift is the best, Gives him more agility thus giving more damage, more armor and attack speed while making enemy weaker. Just get some basher and he can kill anyone.
SS is the best, regen is best, already like a tarasque even in level one, get a sobi mask and a clarity potion and its like a bloodstone. Movement speed is best, get a boots of travel and you have a haste like speed, good for chasing and scaping. Allows a headstart hits.
With this skills he can survive ganks alone from all five heroes. Even you disable him if he cast dark pact beforehand then I'm pretty sure he can scape, he will just pounce away and then guess what, come back 10 secs ...more

Slark is almost invinsible with his smoke. His smoke also give him passive health regen. His essence, that's badass. He can make every unwary int hero cry and he can kill many enemy with his crazy and awesome skill.

21 N'aix, the Lifestealer

Naix, the Lifestealer my favorite hero since childhood>> his skills is easy to use>> he can also use another orb effect including life steal>> he become unstopable during he get good item and high experience.

Lifestealer & visage combo for the win. Also Lifestealer & Chen. Also Lifestealer & Beastmaster. He can pair with almost anyone and still be super effective

Naix is the best try him I'm sure you will like him too. When I am just a beginner in dots I didn't use van like traxex but even my play mates are van user they cannot just kill me easily

The lifestealer is the great! Don't you believe him. Get him. You will like him

22 Sven, the Rogue Knight

The way he pushes lanes late game!... Woah!

God Strength - +40 strength. Enough said,

Sven got the God's Strength...
No one can beat him with God's Strength even troll...
He just go get basher and mkb for troll...

He is Tank, Hitter, Stunner, Runner (warcry) and what?

Because when the enemy is near it cannot run away esily because of warcry and when the enemy is running away you use the Storm bolt... He is the best hero for me jejejejejejejejeje...

23 Razor, the Lightning Revenant

I love this hero, though weak at the start but given the right items, like butterfly, boots, skadi/mjolnir, battlefury, radiance, heart of tarrasque, this hero is awesome, plasma in this items can blast all surrounding creeps in blink of an eye, with eye of storm, static link, unstable skills, your enemy would run for sure.

It is very good hero, I used it many times, by giving right items he can be very good and his special skills are just awesome!

I use this hero lots of time, great pushing hero with its plasma and with the right items he will surely a team asset mid - late game... Items used: BoT, Linken, Buriza, Butterfly / Yasha & shivas

Its best hero, because he can heal himself very fast as well as he he strikes very hard.

24 Akasha, the Queen of Pain

Poor armor, poor agility and hey, she is an intelligent. Has great skills, effective chaser and escaper, his scream tend to bring nightmare to any enemy who dare to stand before her..

Yes he/she is right this hero must be in 1st place because she is power full and beautiful

25 Nortrom, the Silencer

This hero is better than Anti-Mage

1. using glaives of wisdom deals high damage the more higher intelligence
2. his ulti silence won't let your enemy nuke you down
3. OP

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