[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Beginner Support Heroes That Are Awesome

Beginners (often the support mains) are overwhelmed due to the expansive world of Dota, this is due to 127 heroes and over a hundred items as of 2022. Undoubtedly you will feel lost, picking a high complexity or unsuitable hero may result in poor performance and flame from your teammates! 

To guide the new batch of Dota players, we have compiled a list of the top 10 beginner-friendly support heroes in the game! These heroes are low in complexity and offer great killing and ganking potential! 

10. Bane

Bane is the culprit of endless nightmares in the shadow realm, He remains a solid counter to various heroes in the game, especially escape heroes. He can quickly disable them by applying debuffs, and locking them down for a good duration. The late stages of the game bear witness to utter control by Bane if he manages to use Fiend’s Grip on his foes without getting caught. A skilled Bane will also save his allies from potentially lethal damage by using Nightmare on them at the right time.

Why is Bane a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Fiend's Grip pierces spell immunity.
  • Nightmare sets Bane's team up for chain disables on foes
  • Enfeeble lowers the enemy’s status resistance and magic resistance, making them more vulnerable to disables and magic damage.

Items to Buy as Bane

  • Aether Lens
  • Aeon Disk
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Aghanim’s Shard

9. Winter Wyvern

The bone-chilling threat of Wyvern’s curse ensures no foes stick around. She is the perfect first pick material if you want to hit off with immense crowd control. Her foes can’t withstand the heavy damage dealt by Wyvern as her spells are all AoE! Wyvern is known to be a great pick in any situation as she can heal her allies and shove out lanes if needed. But the prominent reason for picking her is Winter’s Curse, her ultimate. It ensures the initiating hero is disabled and forces their allies to hit him. 

Why is Winter Wyvern a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Winter’s Curse makes it hard for most heroes to initiate as they fear getting deleted!
  • Heals that can protect teammates with Cold embrace
  • Destroys most heroes in the laning phase with easy to use spells

Items to Buy on Winter Wyvern

  • Aether Lens
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Holy Locket
  • Ghost Scepter

8. Jakiro

The twin-headed dragon has ravaged wars with the balance of his cold-blooded vengeance and scorching wrath. Mostly played in the safe lane or in the off-lane, there is not much interaction with enemies in the early game, but the mid and late game can be easily controlled by Jakiro as he deals immense magic damage with decent lockdowns. Most enemies are squishy which means all you need as a Jakiro is a Veil of Discord and Rod of Atos to get the job done.

Why is Jakiro a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Jakiro has 3 damage over time spells, Dual Breath and Liquid Fire) and 1 affecting an entire area ( Macropyre), making it easy for him to disable enemies to deal immense damage.
  • Ice Path is also strong against his enemies, catching them off-guard. 

Items to Buy on Jakiro

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Veil of Discord
  • Rod of Atos
  • Force Staff

7. Lich

This ice-cold wizard can frostbite even the most giant of enemies. His chilling potential is unmatched by any other support hero in the game! Melee heroes hate him! Lich is a high-priority support hero in the game, his immense DPS can never go unnoticed. He is very irritating in the laning phase, pushing the enemies out of the lane and not leaving them any farm! He can farm quite easily with his AoE skills without taking much damage.

What makes Lich a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • High DPS due to lethal Chain Frost ultimate
  • Immense wave clearing potential
  • High armor due to Frost Armor spell
  • High base movement and attack speed

Items to buy on Lich

  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Aeon Disk
  • Ghost Scepter

6. Warlock

This mystical wizard is quite underestimated, but is utilized to his full potential, can decimate warriors and mages of all kinds. Warlock is favored by all the beginners and rookie players of the game because of his easy skill set. He can heal and deal destruction with his spells. Fatal Bonds combined with Shadow Word can deal some heavy damage. Chaotic Offering ensures you disable your enemies and control the crowd while your team follows you up with damage!

Why is Warlock a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Easy to use spells
  • Immense damage and heal from spells 
  • Chaotic Offering deals immense damage and has great kill potential 

Items to buy on Warlock

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Hand of Midas
  • Referesher’s Orb

5. Skywrath Mage 

This intelligent mage possesses the knowledge of the world. His arcane prowess enables him to obliterate his rivals and ensures his victory on the battlefield. Skywrath Mage is a flexible hero, but he is primarily played in the roaming support position. He is known to be annoying in the lane, his low cooldown spells allow him to spam his enemies with immense damage. He is known to disable enemies right from the early game with his Arcane Curse.

Why is Skywrath Mage a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Low CD spamming abilities and a silence that can last for eternity with Aghanim’s Scepter.
  • High Magical damage can be further amplified with items
  • Great talent tree that scales well with levels

Items to buy on Skywrath Mage

  • Rod of Atos
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Veil of Discord
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard

4. Disruptor 

Prepare yourself for troubled weather as Disruptor barrages into the battlefield to change the trajectory of the battle. DIsruptor is one of the most picked support heroes in the current meta, as he provides insane disable in the form of Static Storm which further is amplified by Aghanim’s Scepter that mutes his enemies' items. Most enemies can easily be caught off guard by Disruptor if they wander in without suspecting anything, the aftermath can be in the favor of the Disruptor.

Why is Disruptor a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Glimpse brings enemies back if they try to escape
  • Static Storm stops enemies from using their spells or escaping
  • Low CD on spells, allows him to spam and shove enemies off the lane

Items to Buy on Disruptor

  • Aghanim’s Scepter 
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Force Staff

3. Dazzle

Dazzle offers immense slow and DoT with armor reduction and heals while Huskar is the more offensive partner with immense physical damage. Both can initiate well and are very powerful in the laning phase. Picking a melee hero versus these heroes is a very bad idea, you either get shoved off from the lane or you get destroyed. The best part about these heroes is that you don't even need items to get kills or secure the laning phase, all you need is levels.

Why is Dazzle a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Poison Touch slows enemies and makes them deal damage over time
  • Immense heals and save with Shallow Grave
  • High armor reduction

Items to Buy on Dazzle

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Solar Crest
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Shard


2. Lion

This ferocious creature is known to ravage multiple wars and raise hell with his lethal abilities. Ignoring Lion can cost you lethal damage. Lion is a beginner’s favorite, primarily due to his ease of spells and high burst damage potential. He can often rotate and gank other lanes at early levels. He is known for his chain-disable, which makes him a threat even in the late game.

What makes Lion a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Great cast range for spells
  • Can chain disable multiple enemies 
  • High burst damage and magical output that scales well
  • Excellent Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard upgrade

Items to buy on Lion

  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter

1. Crystal Maiden

This frost queen has captured lots of hearts in the game, along with that she is known to be ruthless towards her enemies. Crystal Maiden is one of the least complex support heroes in the game, which explains her high pick rate. She can ward off enemies from the lane with her high DPS skills or farm the jungle if needed with her Frostbite. She is known to lockdown and deals heavy magical damage with her spells, making her brilliant right from the early game.

What makes Crystal Maiden a beginner-friendly hero? 

  • Early game kill potential 
  • High magical output 
  • Can result in a rampage if used ultimate wisely
  • Global mana supply

Items to buy on Crystal Maiden

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Force Staff
  • Aether Lens
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Black King Bar


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