[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Escape Heroes

Dota has powerful lockdown mechanics which can make it hard for heroes to escape a sticky situation alive. Not all heroes excel in escaping the enemy's clutches so easily. The disable or lockdown spells can essentially ruin your chances of winning in the late game, hence it is essential to have heroes who can escape the sticky situations without much hassle. Various agile and slippery heroes can disappear into thin air with their spells and abilities. 

It is quite a hard task to find the right escape hero for the current meta. The below heroes are not only great escape artists but they also deal great damage and are relevant in the current meta! We present you with the Best 10 Heroes for Escape. 

10. Anti-Mage

Anti-Mage and his hatred for the arcane arts are unmatchable. He has what you need to split-push lanes which he can do effortlessly due to his farming speed. He is known to decimate his foes with both Mana Break and Mana Void. An early-game AM can effortlessly decimate enemy mana and make them retreat to base or waste gold to compensate. This will slow down their farm while AM is known to farm at a faster pace, allowing him to get ahead in the net worth within no time.

Most carry heroes tend to lose tempo in the late game while Anti-Mage only does swimmingly there by split-pushing lanes and essentially being everywhere on the map. Magic and spell-casting heroes stand no chance when a six-slotted AM pounces on them thanks to Blink and decimates them within no time. Without a doubt, something is soothing about witnessing a fully farmed Anti-Mage beat down his enemies with the help of Mana Void. He can essentially one-shot the entire enemy team if he catches them lacking in the mana department.

What makes Anti-Mage a great hero for escape? 

  • Anti-Mage can escape or initiate fights with Blink spell which provides him with immense mobility and initiation potential.
  • Manta Style allows him to dodge spells which also helps him increase his escape potential 
  • He can split-push well and has excellent mobility, allowing him to rat towers if needed.
  • Counterspell allows Anti-Mage to reflect spells and acts as a safety barrier in teamfights, while also making him take less magic damage.
  • Mana Void and Mana Break work extremely well against spell-casting intelligence heroes, making it quite hard for them to stand their ground in teamfights.


9. Dawnbreaker

Dawnbreaker is one of the newest additions to the game, and she is a force to be reckoned with! Her strong spells are sure not to be underestimated as they can help her initiate, heal allies, and also have a global impact. Dawnbreaker is a versatile hero who can be played in any position due to the flexible nature of her spells. She is known to be quite tanky and slippery right from the early game! This makes her easier to play for newer players!

Dawnbreaker is a menace in the late game due to the value that she brings to the team fight, usually building utility items such as the Solar Crest, Pipe of Insight, Guardian Greaves, Blademail, Vladimir’s Offering, and much more. Both Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard are of great value. Dawnbreaker is highly relevant to the meta due to the recent buffs to her spells, which further increase her damage and make her highly resilient with the increased heals.

What makes Dawnbreaker a great escape hero? 

  • She can use the Celestial Hammer’s ability to escape or initiate a fight, depending upon the situation.
  • Solar Guardian Ultimate can be used to escape to your allies and heal them in the process.
  • Impressive talent tree that increases the cast range of her abilities.


8. Bounty Hunter

All the roam mains love Gondar, the Bounty Hunter. He deals decent 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, but he also does pure damage with his spells and you never quite know where he is. 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 most flexible of the bunch due to his escaping skills. 

  Not only does Bounty possess the unique ability to steal their gold, but his spells also inflict pure damage, leaving enemies guessing about his whereabouts. When played in the roaming support position, Bounty Hunter showcases his flexibility by adapting his itemization to the needs of his team. He can opt for items like Pipe of Insight to provide crucial magical resistance to his allies or choose Solar Crest to enhance their armor and evasion. With his versatile playstyle and disruptive presence, Bounty Hunter remains a constant annoyance to his enemies.

Why is Bounty Hunter a great hero for escape? 

  • Bounty Hunter excels in ganking and roaming due to his high mobility and ability to move around the map undetected with Shadow Walk. 
  • His Track provides a valuable vision of enemy heroes, allowing his team to track their movements and set up ganks. 
  • With Jinada, Bounty Hunter can deal bonus damage and slow enemies, making him a potent threat during early engagements. 
  • The gold bonus from Track helps Bounty Hunter increase his gold and provides a significant net worth advantage for his team.


7. Spirit Breaker

Ferocious and roaming heroes, like Spirit Breaker, pose a significant threat to squishy counterparts due to their lack of armor and HP. Surviving the relentless assault of Spirit Breaker can be extremely challenging, as the impact feels akin to being struck by a powerful force. Beyond the raw damage output, Spirit Breaker's global presence with abilities like Charge of Darkness forces heroes to remain cautious, limiting their farming locations to secure areas on the map. Spirit Breaker is highly elusive due to Charge of Darkness, which aids him in escaping or starting a fight.

While some heroes may opt to purchase Black King Bar for spell immunity, it proves ineffective against Spirit Breaker's bashes and Nether Strike, which can bypass such defenses. Although Spirit Breaker may face difficulties in the late game as other heroes catch up in terms of the farm, his primary role revolves around ganking high-priority targets or providing vision for allies to initiate ganks. This constant disruption and interference can greatly hinder heroes from playing to their full potential and negatively impact their overall game performance.

Why is Spirit Breaker a great hero for escape?

  • Charge of Darkness enables Spirit Breaker to gank vulnerable heroes in the early game, disrupting their ability to accumulate important resources.
  • The combination of Nether Strike and Charge of Darkness can effectively interrupt a hero's attempt to unleash a powerful ultimate.
  • Spirit Breaker proves to be a formidable foe, possessing multiple tools such as Bash, Charge, and Nether Strike that can significantly dismantle an enemy hero.
  • When Spirit Breaker charges onto a target, he can easily use Dust of Appearance to ensure visibility on them even while they are stunned.

6. Monkey King

Monkey King is a powerful carry hero who can dominate games with his mobility and burst damage. His toolkit includes an incredible amount of mobility that allows him to evade incoming attacks while simultaneously dealing out massive damage with his Jingu Mastery. Monkey King's Boundless Strike ability can be used to initiate fights and control the battlefield while his ultimate, Wukong's Command, can turn him into an unkillable clone army. He is a popular choice in both competitive and pub games in the 7.33 meta due to his massive buffs.

One of the main reasons why Monkey King is a powerful carry hero is his mobility and fight potential. He can be played as a roaming carry, making him a versatile pick for any team composition. Along with being versatile, Monkey is also a solid laning hero in the 733 meta. He is a hero that can easily snowball out of control and take over a game, making him a nightmare for any unprepared enemy team.

Why is Monkey King a great hero for escape? 

  • Monkey King has a versatile toolkit that allows him to initiate, escape, and deal significant amounts of damage in team fights.
  • With his Tree Dance ability, Monkey King has massive mobility and can easily move around the map, gank unsuspecting enemies, and escape danger.
  • His Boundless Strike ability deals massive critical damage, making it an excellent tool for bursting down enemy heroes.
  • His ultimate, Wukong's Command, also provides him with additional armor and magic resistance, making him extremely difficult to take down during team fights.


5. Ember Spirit

Behold the wise Xin! The humble Ember Spirit is widely regarded as one of the best mid-heroes in the game. This is primarily due to his escape potential. He is known to build into many different routes, making him a flexible pick against pretty much all the heroes. He is also known to farm comparatively faster due to his wide range of AoE abilities, which combined with his ultimate ensures his menacing global presence, scaring his allies off and making them vulnerable. Ember is not a common sight in the current patch, but in certain matchups he makes it feel like a cakewalk.

The fiery spirit of this Ember is unparalleled and it is not a surprise that he is back into the meta! Ember is an exceptional counter to most enemies, due to his immense physical damage as well as his mobility which allows him to chase and further lock the enemy down. Being in a pure 1v1 matchup, especially against ranged heroes can be a hard task, especially in the late stages of the game, but Ember defies all odds and is considered to be a great counter to enemies simply due to his AoE damage output along with the ability to soak up some serious damage.

Why is Ember Spirit a great hero for escape? 

  • With the help of Aghanim's Scepter, his enemies cannot outrun Ember Spirit or chase him
  • Multiple builds can be utilized as per the game i.e. Physical, Magical, or Hybrid.
  • Ember Spirit can close the distance between his foes easily with his Activate Fire Remnant and further keep them in place with Searing Chains.

4. Riki

Riki, the silent assassin, has toppled kingdoms and destroyed his enemies with ease. His unparalleled swiftness and elusiveness render him invisible to all but the most perceptive of players. Novices are confounded by his ability to remain hidden, but for seasoned players, he is the quintessential carry hero. When partnered with suitable lane support, Riki becomes an unstoppable threat, easily bulldozing through his enemies after just a few early kills. His invisibility is his most compelling trait, particularly to newer players who find it fascinating. With the help of his Blink Strike, he frequently roams to other lanes in the early game, pouncing upon unsuspecting foes with deadly precision.

Riki's potential as a carry hero doesn’t just rely on his abilities but his true potential is unleashed with the right items. With items like Diffusal Blade, Riki can amplify his physical damage output and mana-burn enemies, depleting their mana and slowing them down. Abyssal Blade grants him additional lockdown and control, allowing him to stun and paralyze enemies easily. The combination of these items can make Riki an unstoppable force, a terrifying prospect for the enemy team to face. 

Why is Riki a great hero for escape? 

  • Riki’s Blink Strike allows him to leap on enemy heroes as well as on allies, which can help him initiate as well as escape a sticky fight.
  • Riki’s ultimate renders him invisible which can help him roam around the map without being spotted.
  • Riki can also purge debuff with Tricks of Trade ability which can help him get rid of Dust of Appearance, which further helps him escape.


3. Void Spirit

His actions have transcended dimensions, Void Spirit has cemented his name as one of the most spammed new mid-heroes in the game due to his escape and initiation potential. His swift and lethal moves have made him a threat. Void Spirit is known to be a complex hero as his skill set may be confusing, but he can turn the tide to his advantage once mastered! Void can block most damage coming his way. His incredible AoE spells make it easy for him to farm and clear creep waves. His highly elusive spells make him harder to catch and kill.

Void Spirit is extremely hard to catch as all of his spells help him escape within no time. As long as Void Spirit isn’t silenced, he can devastate the entire enemy team with the same set of spells. He may have a tough laning phase, but he quickly recovers from it if he participates in teamfights. Most heroes find it hard to catch him down in the later stages of the game where he is highly dominant. He is the right pick in the current meta if you’re looking to climb up the MMR ladder and have some fun while doing it!

Why is Void Spirit a great hero for escape? 

  • Void Spirit has excellent mobility with his abilities that allow him to quickly escape from danger or catch enemies off guard.
  • Void is an exceptionally versatile hero, as he can be played both as a carry and as a dominant mid hero.
  • He is highly powerful in the early stages of the game as with the help of his ultimate he can rotate lanes and deal high damage to his foes.
  • Void also has multiple versatile builds which he can choose, again depending upon the matchup he is up against.

2. Storm Spirit

This charming and electrifying hero is a top pick in this meta. This is due to his highly active play style and fast farming speed against the likes of Ember Spirit and Queen of Pain, from who he can easily escape. Widely regarded as a potent mid-laner and an escaping hero, Storm is mainly played as a fast-tempo hero, because he can gank other lanes and swiftly retreat to his lane to farm. His ultimate enables him to jump onto enemies and catch them off-guard. Late-game Storm is a disaster for the enemy team.

Storm Spirit fares well due to his ability to escape enemies and or initiate on them. His mobility is the key factor behind his getting picked. Storm also has various ways of disabling enemies, either with his Electric Vortex or with the items he builds. Most heroes find it hard to withstand the immense magical damage of Storm in the early game, though he can be countered when they get magic immunity and are disabled. But by the time they acquire these items, Storm already is six-slotted and ready to wreak electrifying havoc.

Why is Storm Spirit a great hero for escape? 

  • Storm’s ultimate, Ball Lightning, helps him skip through enemies easily, which can further allow him to initiate or escape depending upon the situation
  • Storm is also known to build items like Orchid of Malovalnce or Bloodstone, both of which offer him excellent mana regeneration which further help him have enough mana to escape.
  • More dependent on levels as opposed to items.
  • Can control the crowd with Electric Vortex Aghs upgrade.
  • Insane magic damage output with the long-range ultimate.
  • Immense mobility with the Lighting Ball ultimate.


1. Puck

The elusive Puck can obliterate heroes with his extensive and lethal toolkit. Although relatively a weak laner and squishy, Puck can turn the tides around against enemies if he manages to secure his early game by farming sufficiently and ganking other lanes. Most enemies may prove to have the higher ground in the early game but in the late game, Puck can triumph with his Aghanim’s Scepter which helps him stop enemies in their tracks even if they have Blac King Bar, with the help of Dream Coil. The dazzling faerie dragon is a creature better contained in the early game or else all hell will break loose in the late game.

  There are various reasons why Puck is ranked number one on this list. The right items at the right time allow him to sustain himself and deal lethal magical damage without worrying about the damage dished out by both magical and physical damage heroes. Puck is also a very pesky hero due to his abilities as well as because of his evasive item builds. Puck does more with levels as opposed to farming, and fighting is always the priority for him.

Why is Puck a great hero for escape? 

  • Illusory Orb and Waning Rift provide great mobility, allowing Puck to initiate on enemy heroes or to escape.
  • Puck also purchases Blink Dagger which allows him to further enhance his mobility and fight potential.
  • Puck is known to deal an immense amount of magical damage right from the get-go, annoying his foes in the laning phase.
  • Dream Coil's immense control is devastating during teamfights, and can also be used to control heroes or synergize with allied heroes.
  • Dream Coil's very long duration persuades enemies to stay put, which can turn lethal for them if there is a follow-up from Puck’s allies.

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