[Top 15] Dota 2 Best Heroes Current Patch! (OP Heroes That Wreck Enemies)

The patch of 7.31c is quite a menacing one. All your Snipers and PAs are getting nerfed left and right. Your favorite hero may have been a victim of the nerf hammer. This means it's time to master new heroes and expand your hero pool! With so many heroes to choose from, you may be thinking, “Whom do I master?”

To save both your time and MMR, we bring you the Best 15 Heroes in the Current Patch. These OP heroes will give you an edge over the other puny heroes. They have it all, the disables, damage, and even the escape to be worthy of being ranked on this list!

15. Dragon Knight

Davion, the Dragon Knight is a classic tank hero which explains his relevancy in the current meta. He does not fall despite enemies trying to gank him, his armor shall never betray him, thanks to the Dragon’s Blood passive. Dragon Knight is a tough nut to crack, he has natural high armor which is complemented by his high armor and HP items make him unkillable unless all 5 enemy heroes rotate and hunt him down, which is of course impractical not advantageous in most games.

Why is Dragon Knight a great hero? 

  • High armor from Dragon’s Blood passive makes him hard to gank
  • Can push lanes and farmly fast
  • Does not require much farm to get things done
  • More reliant on levels as opposed to items

Items to buy on DK

  • Blink Dagger
  • Shadow Blade
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Black King Bar



14. Keeper of the Light

You shall not pass, says the illuminating Keeper as he holds his ground against his menacing foes. KOTL is back in the meta due to the recent buffs to his abilities, allowing him to deal more damage and sustain in the lane. His spells allow him to be played both as a core and as a support, allowing flexibility in his item as well as skill builds. If you manage to master this wise Keeper, you shall be allowed to pass into higher MMR ladders. KOTL has insane heals which can further save him or his allies during teamfights.

Why is Keeper of the Light a great hero?

  • Constant Mana supply
  • Can split push lanes effortlessly
  • Immense magical burst damage potential along with heals for allies
  • Low Cool down on spells, which can also be reduced with Chakra Magic

Items to buy on KOTL

  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Dagon
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Glimmer Cape



13. Beastmaster

Beastmaster is a force of nature, his ferocious abilities and vigor have made him into a primal killing machine! He is by far one of the most threatening heroes in the game! Beastmaster is primarily played in the offlane due to his split pushing and initiating abilities, though he can also jungle effortlessly thanks to his Wild Boar. His attack speed is also amplified by his abilities, allowing both him and his allies to hit faster. Beastmaster snowballs right after a few kills, his ganking potential is insane after a few essential item purchases.

What makes Beastmaster a great hero? 

  • Split-pushing is the name of the game this meta, and Wild Boar helps with it along with the Hawk providing the vision that can alert Beastmaster or his allies from enemy invasion.
  • Mostly builds utility items, supplementing his team’s abilities.
  • Great rat and tower push potential
  • High base attack speed, damage, and armor.

Items to buy on Beastmaster

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Blink Dagger
  • Helm of the Overlord
  • Solar Crest
  • Aether Lens


12. Witch Doctor

If you’re a support player looking to expand your hero pool then look no further! Witch Doctor is a great beginner’s hero but is often picked in high-ranked games. The reason is the reliability of this hero. Witch Doctor is known to be a nuisance in the early game, he can ward off enemy heroes while protecting his carry. Witch Doctor can snowball right after a few kills, allowing him to gain more levels and gank other lanes. A late-game Witch Doctor quickly transitions into the core role if he has a great early game.

What makes Witch Doctor a great hero?

  • Great heal toggle with low mana cost.
  • The chain-stun spell is an effective way to control the crowd.
  • Dangerous DPS with Maledict and the Death Ward ultimate.
  • High base movement and attack speed, allowing him to harass and kite enemies.

Items to buy on Witch Doctor

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


11. Enchantress

This bubbly and friendly creature is a devastating force if troubled! She has the mystical force of nature besides her, guarding and coaching her through the deep forests. Enchantress is often overlooked due to her low base attack damage but that should not make you ignore her mid and late-game potential. She can work smoothly as a roaming and laning support, even playing in the offlane at times! Her abilities allow her to gank and deal some serious damage to her foes.

What makes Enchantress a great hero? 

  • Enchant dominates a neutral/enemy creeps for up to 120 seconds, making it easy for her to farm jungle from level 1. 
  • Has a decent heal which makes her sustain while jungling or during teamfights.
  • Impetus provides ample damage during fights
  • High attack and movement speed.

Items to buy on Enchantress

  • Holy Locket
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Dragon Lance
  • Witch Blade
  • Solar Crest



10. Underlord

The almighty and resilient Underlord is relatively a new hero but he is highly notorious for being extremely tanky and a team player. His high base HP and armor have made him a worthy hero on this list. His impressive skill set is just the cherry on top, allowing his allies to escape and trapping his foes in the Pit of Malice. It’s quite a treat to see a farmed and fat Underlord take no damage from the equally farmed enemy carry and his entourage.

Why is Underlord such a great hero?

  • Naturally high base Armor
  • Can help allies with split pushing or escorting them from teamfights
  • Builds items that provide him with resistance and armor
  • High base Strength gain

Items to buy on Underlord

  • Blademail
  • Lotus Orb
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Pipe of Insight 
  • Crimson Guard
  • Rod of Atos


9. Monkey King

The son Wu Kong is back to the meta and he’s back with a bang! Monkey King is one of the newest additions to the hero pool yet he manages to put up a show with his deadly and mischievous abilities. Monkey King is a flexible hero and can be played in all positions but his optimal performance can be experienced only in the carry role. Melee heroes dread playing against him as he can get the Jingu stacks which provide him with great lifesteal. His mobility is unparalleled.

What makes Monkey King a great hero?

  • Immense Lifesteal with Jingu Mastery passive.
  • Wukong’s Command ultimate offers crowd control, which can often isolate enemy players from each other.
  • The talent tree offers an increase in AoE and armor during the ultimate duration.
  • Mischief offers great movement speed if turned into certain units i.e the courier. 

Items to buy on Monkey King 

  • Eye of Skadi 
  • Satanic
  • Black King Bar
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Nullifier



8. 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 hero? 

  • 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



7. Terrorblade

No other hero fills you with dread and terror as much as Terrorblade. Not all heroes can turn around a team fight like Terrorblade. The sheer power of Sunder is not to be underestimated! Terrorblade has insane early game potential in regards to farming. His mirror illusions can jungle comfortably as he farms the lane, surpassing the enemy carry’s net worth by a mile. Having great level 1 stats and attack speed drives his farm exponentially. Terrorblade can recover if he suffers early on in the game, this separates him from most heroes on this list.

What makes Terrorblade a great hero?

  • Can farm efficiently with the Illusions generated from Conjure Image ability.
  • Sunder makes him turn the game around if used at the right time.
  • Level 25 provides the option of reducing Sunder cooldown, which is immensely useful in the late game, not only to save yourself but to save your allies as well.

Items to buy on Terrorblade

  • Butterfly
  • Manta Style
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Black King Bar
  • Satanic



6. 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 great hero?

  • Fiend's Grip pierces spell immunity, allowing him to disable enemy carries from the team fight.
  • 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


5. Treant Protector

Treant is by far one of the most underutilized heroes of the current patch. He has all you need for lane support such as heals, disable, crowd control, and free pathing! Treant also has immense high attack damage, which helps him punch enemies out of the lane, preventing them from getting gold or soaking XP. Treant is also good for pushing in the late game as he can just sit in the trees and spam Nature’s Grasp and use Meteor Hammer on enemy towers. He can also safeguard his own towers with his heal! 

Why is Treant Protector a great hero?

  • Great global heal potential, which also affects towers.
  • Can disable enemies with Overgrowth as it even pierces Black King Bar
  • He has free pathing in trees, allowing him to work well against heroes that hide in trees
  • Has multiple item builds, which can be chosen according to the matchups

Items to Buy as Treant Protector

  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Meteor Hammer
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Holy Locket
  • Solar Crest


4. Visage

Visage, the dreaded gargoyle, has induced fear amongst his foes and continues his reign as the corruptor of seven hells. Visage is a great addition to your team if you are looking for a threatening carry or mid who can outpace the enemy quite early on in the game. Visage has extremely high attack speed, which with the help of his familiars and Aghanim’s Scepter can shred through enemies quite quickly. A late-game Visage is no joke and can single-handedly win you the game!

Why is Visage a great hero?

  • His ultimate Familiars can shred towers effortlessly in the late game
  • Can fare well in the laning phase with Gravel Chill, allowing him to attack enemies faster or steal movement speed to escape.
  • Immense armor reduction and physical damage with items and spells

Items to buy on Visage

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Orchid of Maleovalence
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Solar Crest



3. Io

There are various mysterious entities in Dota but Io takes the cake for being the most mysterious. Is it a bulb, or is it a disco ball? We shall never know! All we know is that this ball of energy is powerful enough to turn the game around if he helps his allies on time. A perfect relocation can quickly turn the game around by saving your teammates or even by rating. Io provides decent sustain right from the laning phase. Io usually leeches XP from the laning phase but that’s a slight price you pay for him guarding you and providing massive heals.

Why is Io great ganking?

  • Can tether allies into the fight or escort them out
  • Great lane partner, can lane with any hero
  • Immense heal and save potential with both spells and items
  • Builds utility items that enhance his carry’s performance 

Items to buy on Io

  • Guardian Greaves
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aeon Disk
  • Holy Locket



2. Doom

Doom is one of those heroes who are always in the meta. His abilities ensure nothing but pain and agony, his fearful presence wins him wars, he is the almighty Doom! He is known to farm the jungle effortlessly right from level one or roams from lane to lane trying to gank enemy cores. His high base armor provides him sustain while fighting or laning. He is regarded as one of the most played offlaners in the current meta. While he can jungle and offlane, Doom can also be played as roaming support, ganking and catching his enemies by surprise!

What makes Doom a great hero? 

  • Devour kills creeps instantly, granting gold and him the abilities of the creep.
  • Scorched Earth deals massive AoE damage which accelerates his farming speed.
  • The ultimate Doom is great against mobile/slippery heroes.
  • Amazing talent tree that scales well with item builds.

Items to buy on Doom

  • Shadow Blade
  • Blink Dagger
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Black King Bar
  • Refresher’s Orb



1. Chaos Knight

Chaos ensues when this veteran of the countless battle of a thousand worlds steps his foot into the battlefield. Chaos Knight is unbearably strong against most heroes due to the lack of AoE damage from them, allowing his phantasms to freely do the job and get some heavy-hitting done. Although he lacks in the farming department, CK is extremely tanky and is only threatened by multiple heroes at once. All he needs is a good early game and free farm to counter his counterparts in the late game! 

Why is Chaos Knight a great strength carry? 

  • Great against heroes that can’t clear illusions, basically invulnerable against AoE heroes
  • Squishy heroes stand no chance if CK corners them as he has high attack speed and damage
  • Great from the laning phase due to high damage and strength gain along with high armor

Items to Buy on CK

  • Armlet of Mordiggian
  • Black King Bar
  • Manta Style
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Swift Blink/Silver Edge
  • Echo Sabre


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