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Heroes of DOTA 2


Valve is readying up the successor to the most widely played MMO strategy game in history, Defense of the Ancients. DOTA 2 has some amazing graphics and a gameplay that is expected to be just as addictive and fun as its predecessor. But one wonders whether we’ll have the same kinds of awesome heroes to play with.

Well, good news fellow DOTA addicts, as the sequel has a set of pretty amazing heroes, some easy to master while others difficult yet more rewarding. Here’s a look at the Heroes we know of so far:

Ancient Apparition (Kaldr):

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 18 + 1.4
Agility: 20 + 2.2
Intelligence: 25+ 2.6

An ancient mage with high magic damage and intelligence, this hero has a powerful ganker and has significant presence in team-fights.

Anti-Mage (Magina):

Type: Agility
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 20 + 1.2
Agility: 22 + 2.8
Intelligence: 15+ 1.8

A hard carry hero, the Anti-Mage specializes in anti-magic casting while being a lead melee carry.

Axe (Mogule Khan):

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 25 + 2.5
Agility: 20 + 2.2
Intelligence: 14+ 1.6

A tanky melee hero, Axe has high capability to absorb damage from enemy attacks and yet still deal out sufficient physical damage.

Beastmaster (Rexxer):

Type: Strength
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 23 + 2.2
Agility: 18 + 1.6
Intelligence: 16+ 1.9

The Beastmaster is a melee strength hero that specializes in ganking, maintaining map vision, and infusing crowd control with his abilities.

Butcher (Pudge)

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 25 + 3.2
Agility: 14 + 1.5
Intelligence: 14+ 1.5

A tanking hero with high strength and powerful 1v1 capabilities, Butcher is a melee champion adept at initiating and dealing out heavy damage to single targets.

Clockwerk Goblin (Rattletrap)

Type: Strength
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 24 + 2.4
Agility: 13 + 1.2
Intelligence: 17+ 1.3

The Clockwerk Goblin is a powerful melee strength hero that deals out significant magic damage and is very adept at ganking and initiating fights.

Crystal Maiden (Rylai Crestfall)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 16 + 1.7
Agility: 16 + 1.6
Intelligence: 21+ 2.9

The Crystal Maiden is a ranged support hero with a special globally ranged mana-regeneration aura.

Dark Seer (Ish’kafel)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 22 + 2.3
Agility: 12 + 1.2
Intelligence: 29+ 2.7

The Dark Seer is an incredibly versatile and threatening force with his powerful support and team-fight abilities.

Demon Witch (Lion)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 16 + 1.7
Agility: 15 + 1.5
Intelligence: 22+ 3.0

A very powerful Intelligence hero, the Demon Witch is an excellent ganker with fatally threatening crowd control abilities and an extremely damaging single-target Ultimate.

Doom Bringer (Lucifer)

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 26 + 3.2
Agility: 11 + 0.9
Intelligence: 13 + 2.1

A powerful tanky Strength hero, the Doom Bringer has abilities with magic-based damage and has a crippling single-target Ultimate.

Drow Ranger (Traxex)

Type: Agility
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 17 + 1.9
Agility: 22 + 1.9
Intelligence: 15+ 1.4

A support-type hard carry, Drow Ranger has a lot of abilities which help in team-fights and difficult situations.

Dwarven Sniper (Kardel Sharpeye)

Type: Agility
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 16 + 1.7
Agility: 21 + 2.9
Intelligence: 15+ 2.6

A powerful ranged carry, the Dwarven Sniper perhaps has the most range of all the known champions. However, he is very fragile and vulnerable when in close-range.

Earthshaker (Raigor Stonehoof)

Type: Strength
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 22 + 2.5
Agility: 12 + 1.4
Intelligence: 16+ 1.8

The Earthshaker is a melee hero with heavy AoE damage and stunning capabilities, making him a vital force in team-fights.

Enchantress (Aiushtha)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 16 + 1.0
Agility: 19 + 1.8
Intelligence: 16+ 2.8

The Enchantress is a ganker and semi-carry hero with an Ultimate that greatly reduces the survivability chances of fleeing enemies.

Enigma (Darchrow)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 17 + 2.1
Agility: 14 + 1.0
Intelligence: 20+ 3.4

An extremely powerful Intelligence hero, Enigma is a force to be reckoned with in team fights due to his Ultimate, which is perhaps the most effective and threatening Ultimate in the game.

Faceless Void (Darkterror)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 23 + 1.6
Agility: 21 + 2.6
Intelligence: 15+ 1.5

A time-controlling hero, the Faceless Void has ample amounts of crowd control abilities and an Ultimate that stops time for all effected by it.

Faerie Dragon (Puck)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 15 + 1.7
Agility: 22 + 1.7
Intelligence: 25+ 2.4

The Faerie Dragon is a versatile ranged hero, with special ganking and carry abilities that help in team-fights.

Holy Knight (Chen)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 20 + 1.5
Agility: 15 + 2.1
Intelligence: 21+ 2.8

The Holy Knight Chen is a great ganker and support hero, who can really aid in team-fights near minion waves by controlling them.

Lich (Kel’thuzad)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 18 + 1.5
Agility: 15 + 2.0
Intelligence: 18+ 3.5

A hero with ice elemental damage, Lich is a powerful support hero with a highly damaging team-fight Ultimate.

Lightning Revenant (Razor)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 21 + 1.7
Agility: 22 + 2.0
Intelligence: 19+ 1.8

A versatile ranged hero, Lighting Revenant can act as tank, assassin or carry. Revenant’s entire performance depends on positioning.

Lord Of Olympus (Zeus)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 19 + 1.8
Agility: 11 + 1.2
Intelligence: 20+ 2.7

The leader of all the gods of Olympus, Zeus is the master of Lightning, and has a very powerful Ultimate that can earn him multiple kills.

Morphling (Morphling)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 19 + 2.0
Agility: 19 + 3.0
Intelligence: 17+ 1.5

A unique and unpredictable hero, Morphling has an Ultimate that makes him transform into any target friend or foe, making him a force to be reckoned with.

Nature’s Prophet (Furion)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 19 + 1.8
Agility: 18 + 1.9
Intelligence: 21+ 2.9

A powerful Intelligence ganker/semi-carry hero, Nature’s Prophet has an Ultimate that allows him to take part in team fights regardless of where he is on the map.

Necrolyte (Rotund’jere)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 16 + 2.0
Agility: 15 + 1.7
Intelligence: 22+ 2.5

Necrolyte is a powerful support/semi-carry hero who can exploit the enemies’ health.

Nerubian Weaver (Anub’seran)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 15 + 1.5
Agility: 14 + 2.5
Intelligence: 15+ 1.8

The Weaver is a highly agile ganker with a range of abilities that give him assassin-type attributes, along with a defensive Ultimate that reverts his health and mana status.

Netherdrake (Viper)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 17 + 1.9
Agility: 21 + 2.5
Intelligence: 15+ 1.8

A highly agile hero, the Netherdrake primarily damages enemies with poisoning and slow effects.

Night Stalker (Balanar)

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 23 + 2.8
Agility: 18 + 2.2
Intelligence: 16+ 1.6

The Night Stalker is a hero that is at his peak when it is night-time. He can severely cripple the effectiveness of enemies, and gain bonus attributes himself at night.

Oblivion (Pugna)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 17 + 1.2
Agility: 16 + 1.0
Intelligence: 26+ 4.0

The Oblivion is a ganker with a very versatile playstyle, with a very highly damaging life-drain Ultimate.

Priestess of the Moon (Mirana Nightshade)

Type: Agility
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 17 + 1.8
Agility: 20 + 2.7
Intelligence: 17+ 1.6

The Priestess of the Moon is a highly versatile and agile hero with great ganking and carry abilities.

Rogue Knight (Sven)

Type: Strength
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 23 + 2.7
Agility: 21 + 2.0
Intelligence: 14+ 1.3

When it comes to sheer strength and 1v1, Rogue Knight is almost entirely unmatched due to his high single-target damage.

Sand King (Crixalis)

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 18 + 2.6
Agility: 19 + 2.1
Intelligence: 16+ 1.8

The Sand King is a melee change adept at dealing high AoE damage, making him a lethal force in team-fights.

Shadow Fiend (Nevermore)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 15 + 2.0
Agility: 20 + 2.4
Intelligence: 18+ 2.0

Though fragile, Shadow Fiend is a very powerful ranged carry who becomes more and more powerful with every unit he kills.

Shadow Priest (Dazzle)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 16 + 1.8
Agility: 21 + 1.7
Intelligence: 27+ 3.4

A vital support hero, Shadow Priest excels at debuffing enemies with physical damage and supporting allies.

Shadow Shaman (Rahsta)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 19 + 1.6
Agility: 16 + 1.6
Intelligence: 21+ 3.0

The Shadow Shaman is a powerful ganker and support hero with plenty of team-fight and crowd control abilities.

Slayer (Lina Inverse)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 18 + 1.5
Agility: 16 + 1.5
Intelligence: 24+ 3.2

A critical hero with large AoE damage, Slayer is extremely handy in both team-fights and both 1v1 due to her heavy damaging single-target Ultimate.

Slithereen Guard (Slardar)

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 21 + 2.8
Agility: 17 + 2.4
Intelligence: 15+ 1.5

Slithereen Guard is a powerful melee champion with high single-target damage, and is at his best when used as an initiator or carry.

Spectre (Mercurial)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 19 + 2.0
Agility: 23 + 2.2
Intelligence: 16+ 1.9

The Spectre is a powerful and agile tanky hero with a very handy Ultimate that allows her to teleport anywhere in the map.

Stone Giant (Tiny)

Type: Strength
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 24 + 3.0
Agility: 09 + 0.9
Intelligence: 14+ 1.6

A melee Strength hero adept at dealing quick magic damage, Stone Giant is a powerful ganker and initiator.

Storm Spirit (Raijin Thunderkeg)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 19 + 1.5
Agility: 22 + 1.8
Intelligence: 23+ 2.6

The Storm Spirit is a highly mobile Intelligence hero who is best when used as carry or for ganking.

Tidehunter (Leviathan)

Type: Strength
Side: The Dire

Strength: 22 + 3.0
Agility: 15 + 1.5
Intelligence: 16+ 1.7

The Leviathan is a powerful melee attacker who specializes in singe-target hitting and a heavy team-fight oriented Ultimate.

Tinker (Boush)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 17 + 2.0
Agility: 13 + 1.2
Intelligence: 27+ 2.2

Tinker is a powerful pusher and carry who can deal high ranged magical damage and is an efficient laner.

Tormented Soul (Leshrac)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 16 + 1.5
Agility: 23 + 1.7
Intelligence: 26+ 3.0

Though fragile, Tormented Soul is a very powerful team-fighter with a huge set of magic AoE abilities, making him a powerful ganker as well.

Vengeful Spirit (Shendelzare Silkwood)

Type: Agility
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 16 + 2.3
Agility: 27 + 2.4
Intelligence: 15+ 1.8

A highly agile spirit, the Vengeful Spirit is a great support and ganker.

Venomancer (Lesale Deathbringer)

Type: Agility
Side: The Dire

Strength: 18 + 1.9
Agility: 22 + 2.6
Intelligence: 15+ 1.8

An extremely powerful caster, Venomancer specializes in dealing damage-over-time damage with his poison abilities and a threatening AoE Ultimate.

Windrunner (Alleria)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Radiant

Strength: 15 + 2.5
Agility: 17 + 1.4
Intelligence: 22+ 2.6

A ranged and highly versatile hero, the Winderunner is an agile carry brilliant for ganks and scouting.

Witch Doctor (Vol’jin)

Type: Intelligence
Side: The Dire

Strength: 16 + 1.8
Agility: 13 + 1.4
Intelligence: 24+ 2.9

The Witch Doctor is a powerful ganker and specializes in cursing enemies with heavily damaging DoT abilities.