[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Heroes To Counter Invoker!

Master of the Arcane Arts!

The master of the arcane arts, the one, and the only Invoker needs no introduction. A good Invoker can wreak havoc in your pub games, as he fares well against most matchups and is unbreakable in the mid and late game. Hence, there arises a need to counter-pick against him if you’re unsuccessful in banning him!

To help you find the best counters to Invoker, we have compiled this list of the best 10 Powerful Heroes To Counter Invoker. These heroes are very much relevant in the current meta, hence they help you defeat the master of the arcane arts!

10. Doom

Feared by both angels and devils, Doom is known to dominate the battlefield with his terrifying spells and animosity. Though the laning phase may be rough on Doom against Invoker, he hits his item timings quickly, thanks to Devour and Scorched Earth. Being more level reliant over the farm, Doom must constantly gank other lanes to secure farm and space for his team. He shreds through Invoker due to his high magic damage and disables, rendering him useless. 

Why is Doom a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Doom can shut down enemy Invoker easily with his ultimate, muting his items and silencing them while he takes insane damage over time.
  • Along with the ultimate, Doom also can devour creeps to get their abilities, allowing him to stun or deal damage during team fights.

Items to Buy on Doom

  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Pipe of Insight



9. Kunkka

The Admiral almighty himself! Kunkka is a known rapier hero and a great tank due to his strength gain which is naturally high from the early levels. He can effortlessly survive ganks as his high-status resistance and HP pool come to the rescue. His ultimate proves to be of great use as well as it makes sure he and his allies take the least damage in fights, allowing the fight to be in their favor. The tanky nature of Kunkka is only amplified further by high armor and high HP items. 

Why is Kunkka such a great counter to Invoker?

  • Naturally builts high HP and Armor items
  • Tidebringer can pressure Voker our of the lane easily.
  • High base armor and HP pool

Items to buy on Kunnka

  • Daedalus
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Armlet of Mordiggian 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar



8. Juggernaut

The masked Samurai is a deadly hero that is better left untamed. It is impossible to contain him if he unleashes his true potential. Juggernaut is considered to be a beginner-friendly hero but only the advanced players understand the true potential and mechanics of this hero. Not only is he great at farming, but he can also control the tempo with his ultimate against Invoker. He is also known as one of the most flexible heroes in the game in terms of item builds.

Why is Juggernaut great against Invoker? 

  • Blade Fury makes him spell immune.
  • Omnislash makes him invulnerable against Invoker.
  • Great talent tree that scales well with items.

Items to buy on Juggernaut

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and shard
  • Butterfly
  • Eye of Skadi



7. Outworld Destroyer

Destroyer of all worlds, OD fares extremely well against Invoker. Being a ranged hero does wonders especially if you’re against melee heroes in the mid-lane. Invoker stands no chance in the early game if he is laning against Outworld Destroyer. The INT disparity damage is simply too much to handle for them, combined with the magical damage output, and Astral save can turn around team fights. OD is generally a beast against most mid-laners in the late game.

Why is Outworld Devourer great against Invoker? 

  • Astral Imprisonment saves allies or yourself from Invoker’s spells or even removes him from the teamfight.
  • Arcane Orb is great way to harass Invoker, as he will take more damage due to his low strength gain.

Items to Buy on Outworld Devourer 

  • Black King Bar
  • Force Staff/Hurricane Pike
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Eul’s Scepter


6. Silencer

Silence is one aspect that counters most spell-casting heroes in the game! And well, Silencer… you know it’s kind of self-explanatory. Having spells that silence or prevent from using any items makes him very powerful against his enemies. The best part is that laning is not fun for opponents against a Silencer, frequent right-click damage, low CD spells shove them out of the lane! Global Silence disables all the power they have and renders them useless even with BKB! 

Why is Silencer a great hard support? 

  • Invoker relies on his spells, Last Word and Global Silence will render him largely useless.
  • Can be played in any lane, not necessarily against Invoker in the mid lane.
  • Arcane Curse effectively prevents Invoker from casting spells during its duration, as he will otherwise suffer heavy damage.

Items to buy as Silencer

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Rod of Atos
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aeon Disk
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard



5. Templar Assassin

The guardian of the temple’s secrets is a lethal force to be reckoned with! Templar Assassin deals some heavy damage while taking barely any in return against Invoker if she has the Refraction shield on. Laning versus Invoker is quite the task for TA as she has a very short attack range, making it easy for him to spam spells and deny her the farm. Most experienced TA players occasionally disappear into the jungle to stack and farm as soon as they have the levels and farm. 

Why is TA great against Invoker? 

  • Refraction is a valuable form of defense against Invoker’s spells.
  • Psi Blades deals pure damage and spills over instantly. 

Items to Buy on TA

  • Desolator
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Swift Blink
  • Bloodthorn
  • Daedalus


4. Nyx Assassin

Despised with pleasure by his opponents. 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 great against Invoker?  

  • Mana Burn deals more damage to intelligence-based heroes like Invoker
  • Nyx Assassin can simply activate Spiked Carapace while under many Invoker's abilities to stun him.

Items to buy as Nyx Assassin

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



3. Nightstalker

This silent stalker hunts for his enemies throughout the night, as dawn approaches his powers to get weaker but he still holds the power to rip his enemies apart. Most heroes can’t contest Nightstalker because they are frankly powerless against him, courtesy of the Silence and crippling slow. Nightstalker may be a slow farmer but as soon as he hits level 6, he can rotate towards other lanes to secure kills and gold. Blink Dagger remains an exceptional item that can be used to initiate along with the silence, and further hunt down his foes.

Why is Nightstalker great against Invoker? 

  • Crippling Fear makes Night Stalker great against Invoker due to the silence.
  • With his ultimate, Invoker finds it hard to escape against Nightstalker.
  • Less reliant on items, more on levels

Items to Buy on Nightstalker

  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Echo Sabre
  • Armlet of Mordiggian
  • Skull Basher



2. Anti-Mage

Anti-Mage charismatic warrior has a bone to pick against the mages! His hatred for the arcane arts is unmatchable. He is unparalleled in the pro scene. He has what you need to counter Invoker, mana break. An early game AM can effortlessly decimate Invoker’s mana and make him buy mangoes or Soul Ring to compensate. This will slow down his farm while AM is known to farm at a faster pace, allowing him to get ahead in the net worth charts and destroy him in the late game.

Why is Anti-Mage a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Mana Break can prevent enemies from using their spells.
  • Blink allows him to escape and farm quickly
  • With Manta Style, his mana burning will triple because illusions can also use Mana Break.

Items to Buy on AM

  • Black King Bar
  • Manta Style 
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Butterfly 



1. 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 Invoker along with that he faces constant harassment and gets 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 use Nether Ward in the early game to mess with his mana!

Why is Pugna a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Nether Ward prevents Invoker from using any spells, dealing damage and reducing his mana if he casts spells. 
  • Life Drain ultimate provides true sight, revealing Invoker if he uses Ghost Walk.
  • High burst damage.

Items to Buy as Pugna

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


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