[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Dagon Heroes For Nuking Enemies

In Dota, nukers are the heroes who essentially deal a great deal of magic damage preferably in a short duration. These heroes are quite feared in the early game as most of these heroes are known to build Dagon which can prove to be a great tool to burst down enemies in a matter of seconds.

With a plethora of nukers in the game, it may be difficult to pick the best ones relevant to the meta, that’s why we bring you the best 10 Dagon Heroes for Nuking Enemies.

10. Bloodseeker

Bloodseeker is a cold-blooded hunter, known for his mania and vigor. His blades cut deep into his foes, he leaves them bleeding and wounded. He is a lethal force that can never go unnoticed. Bloodseeker can effortlessly jungle or lane, as he is blessed with high base armor. His passive sustain him in the lane, allowing him to play aggressively. He can gank other lanes with the availability of his ultimate, often removing heroes from a team fight. 

Why is Bloodseeker a great Dagon hero?

  • Flexible item build.
  • Thirst provides increased movement speed and vision to hunt and kill low HP enemies.
  • Gains a maximum of 25% of unit health as heals after killing them, which makes him sustainable as a jungler.

Items to buy on Bloodseeker

  • Black King Bar
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Mjolnir
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Abyssal Blade


9.  Bounty Hunter

Gondar, the Bounty Hunter is loved by all the assassin mains. He deals lethal damage, tracks his enemies’ movements, and escapes effortlessly with his Shadow Walk. Bounty Hunter is known to be an annoying hero right from the laning phase, as not only does he steal your gold, he also does pure damage with his spells. Along with dealing damage, he can be played in the support position as well, itemizing the support way is also possible for him. In short, he is quite the flexible of the bunch. 

Why is Bounty Hunter a great Dagon hero? 

  • Invisibility offers him the potential to sneak up on his enemies or escape
  • High physical damage
  • Can track enemy movements

Items to buy on Bounty Hunter

  • Bloodthorn
  • Manta Style
  • Skull Basher
  • Desolator
  • Black King Bar


8. Nyx Assassin

Hated passionately by his opponents due to his first pick potential. Nyx Assassin is known to be one of the most annoying heroes in the game, regardless of the patch, he is the most relevant support in the game. Especially against high INT and damage heroes, Nyx can do wonders with his powerful toolkit. One Spiked Carapace is enough to lock him down, and the best part is that it does not break invisibility from your ultimate. Heroes with AoE damage consider him to be a nightmare to play against.

Why is Nyx Assassin a great Dagon hero? 

  • Mana Burn generally deals more damage to intelligence-based heroes 
  • High movement speed and armor right off the bat
  • Spiked Carapace can stun enemies without breaking invisibility

Items to buy as Nyx Assassin

  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Lotus Orb
  • Spirit Vessel


7. Necrophos

Necrophos has plagued his enemies, corrupting their immunity with his rancid spells. He is one of the most hated heroes in the current patch. Necrophos is a very annoying laner, thanks to his passive. His abilities provide him with immense heal while dealing damage to his foes. He can ensure they aren’t seen on the battlefield for a long time with his ultimate, which drives lots of players to rage quit!

What makes Necrophos a great Dagon hero? 

  • Constant DPS with Degen passive
  • Sustain with Death Pulse heal
  • Insane damage and death timer with Reaper’s Scythe

Items to buy on Necrophos

  • Radiance
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Eternal Shroud
  • Lotus Orb
  • Aghanim’s Scepter


6. 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 great Dagon 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
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Rod of Atos
  • Force Staff

5. Grimstroke

This doomed artist has more than pain in his artwork, he paints with the blood of his slain foes. Grimstroke is primarily played in the support role and he is known for dealing high AoE magic damage and disabling his enemies. His silence can quickly be combined with Ink Swell ability, which is a great way to initiate on his foes! His ultimate prevents them from escaping away or using any spells, essentially providing his team a way to beat down on him and secure the kill!

Why is Grimstroke Great a great Dagon hero? 

  • A combination of Soulbind and Phantom's Embrace can prevent enemies from casting spells.
  • His ultimate binds two heroes together, dealing Dagon damage to both of them.
  • If Grimstroke has Aghanim's Scepter, Dark Portrait can reflect enemy abilities.

Items to Buy on Grimstroke

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ethereal Blade

4. 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 great Dagon 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


3. Puck

Looks can be deceiving! This faery dragon is often considered as one of the most adorable heroes in the game, but at the same time Puck is a menace and not all like playing against it. Puck is often known as the most elusive hero in the game, providing an immense amount of magical damage and crowd control. It is also a great disabler and does well in the early stages of the game. Puck relies more on items than levels but can easily knock down enemy support heroes at level 6.

What makes Puck a great Dagon hero?

  • Immensely mobile and slippery hero.
  • Can dominate the early game after reaching level 6.
  • Can dodge spells and projectiles with the Phase Shift ability. 
  • Lots of wave push and farming potential.

Items to buy on Puck

  • Blink Dagger
  • Dagon
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Eul’s Scepter


2. Pugna

The skeletal figure comes alive after he drains their life and turns them into bones and dust. Pugna is infamous for sucking the soul out of you. A pure lane matchup can favor Pugna as he has more INT and mana pool compared to most heroes along with that you face constant harassment and get shoved out of the lane due to the bonkers damage he deals. He is known to farm effortlessly due to his AoE spell and hit his item timings relatively early. You can also save your low HP allies with Life Drain!

Why is Pugna a great Dagon hero? 

  • Nether Ward can punish spell casting heroes with low CD 
  • Life Drain essentially swaps HP, useful for healing low HP allies in team fights 
  • All of Pugna's Spells are magical, hence the damage can be devastating to most heroes, especially when combined with Decrepify

Items to Buy as Pugna

  • Aether Lens
  • Aeon Disk
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Dagon
  • Blink Dagger


1. Tinker

This crazy genius requires quick reflexes and strong muscle memory to master the Dagon build! Tinker is often ranked one of the most complex Mid heroes, guaranteed to make your hands ache after one long and intense game. Tinker is a very annoying hero from the enemy mid laner’s perspective. He won’t let you do physical damage, nor will he let you farm thanks to his Heat-Seeking Missiles. Due to his mobile nature, you never know where he will be on the map.

Why is Tinker a great Dagon hero?

  • Defense Matrix blocks a significant amount of damage and provides status resistance.
  • Immense magic damage output.
  • Can defend high ground effortlessly.
  • Can chain disable enemies with items thanks to the Rearm ultimate

Items to buy on Tinker 

  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Bloodstone

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