[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Passive Heroes That Are Powerful

Passive is the new active!

There are various different types of heroes in Dota, each varies in skill level than the other. Some heroes possess certain passive abilities which can prove to be game-changing in certain scenarios. Passive abilities differ from active abilities which have to be pressed in order to be used, as these abilities don’t require mana and are essentially active all the time. 

To help you find the best passive heroes to enhance your gameplay, we have compiled this list of the best 10 Passive Heroes For Massive Team Bonuses. These heroes are very much relevant in the current meta, hence they help you dominate your games!

10. Monkey King

The fierce King sets his eyes on his enemies and does not stop without obliterating them from the battlefield! Monkey King is relatively one of the newest additions to the carry pool yet he manages to put up a show with his deadly and mischievous abilities. Not all know the true potential of this beast! You can effortlessly dodge spells with Mischief, escape with tree dance, and literally obliterate your foes with MK!

Why is Monkey King a great hero? 

  • Can be a flexible pick (i.e. he can be played in 2 or more roles!)
  • Insane physical damage right from the laning phase
  • Can quickly flash farm and escape using Tree Dance.

Items to buy on Monkey King

  • Eye of Skadi
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Satanic
  • Echo Sabre
  • Black King Bar
  • Butterfly



9. Ursa

This ferocious and breathtaking bear is a force to be reckoned with. Ursa is one of the most played carry heroes in the game, known for his ability to jungle smoothly and slay Roshan alone. His third ability, Fury Swipes, combined with his second, Overpower, can obliterate squishy enemy support heroes in the early game. Buying a Morbid mask allows him to sustain in lane and turn around a fight swiftly coupled with his ultimate, Enrage. 

Why is Ursa a great hero?

  • Menace against squishy heroes.
  • Less reliable on items, more reliable on abilities.
  • Can easily secure Roshan alone, gaining the Aegis of Immortality.

Items to buy on Ursa

  • Blink Dagger
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Satanic
  • Abyssal Blade



8. Vengeful Spirit

You may think you have closed the chapter by killing her, only to see she has come back stronger to strike you down! Vengeful Spirit is notorious for being a great gap closer, and the best part is that she is level reliant as opposed to farm! Tinker is often scouted out by Wave of Terror and if he is in range, he may be swapped out into his death! Not all heroes, especially in the support roles are seen to have such great initiating powers!

Why Vengeful Spirit is a great hero? 

  • Wave of Terror can give vision and reveal enemies hiding in the trees
  • Nether Swap and Magic Missile will both serve to interrupt/lock enemies down, which is an integral spell set in the late stage of the game. 

Items to buy on Vengeful Spirit 

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



7. 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? 

  • Mostly builds utility items, supplementing his team’s abilities.
  • Wild Boar helps with split-pushing and the Hawk provides the vision that can alert Beastmaster or his allies from enemy invasion.
  • 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



6. Legion Commander

This war commander has slain more foes than anyone else on this list. Her grit and vigor have resulted in abilities that make her invincible. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the battlefield. Legion Commander is known to lock enemies down and deal some serious damage to them. She is a nuisance right from the first initial levels, AoE damage and lifesteal allow her to sustain and deal damage in the lane as well as in the jungle. If you get enough Dual damage, you just might one-shot the enemy support! 

What makes Legion Commander a great hero? 

  • Moment of Courage passive provides up to 85% lifesteal with a 25% chance.
  • Press the Attack provides a dispel along with 60 HP/s regen which is enough to turn a fight around! 
  • Becomes an active hero with the purchase of Blink Dagger or Shadow Blade.

Items to buy on Legion Commander

  • Blink Dagger
  • Black King Bar
  • Blademail
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Desolator



5. Phantom Assassin

All heroes fear the presence of Phantom Assassin as she is known to obliterate them with only a few hits. She is agile and silent in her moves, as an assassin should be. Phantom Assassin is one of the most played heroes in the game. She has great base movement and attack speed, which is rarely found in a carry hero. Her spells may seem underwhelming in the early game but as she reaches the late game mark, she can do a lot with just one Stifling Dagger.

Why is Phantom Assassin a great hero? 

  • Has great mobility with the Phantom Strike spell, can be used both defensively and offensively.
  • The damage is supplemented with allies that provide armor reduction spells or abilities.
  • The Blur spell provides up to 50% evasion, which is a great spell in the early game.

Items to buy on Phantom Assassin

  • Desolator
  • Skull Basher
  • Satanic
  • Butterfly
  • Black King Bar
  • Monkey King Bar


4. Chen

Chen is criminally underrated, as most players fear to understand his true potential. As overwhelming as it may sound, Chen is one of the best junglers and early game gankers present in the game. Chen starts pretty slow in the early game, but with enough farm and levels can assist his allies in ganking and providing various items and auras. A late-game Chen isn’t squishy anymore! His items provide him with plenty of heals and escape! 

Why makes Chen a great hero?

  • Holy Persuasion converts jungle creeps into allied units controlled by Chen, allowing him to farm with them.
  • The abilities of the creeps can be used to jungle, gank, or push lanes.
  • Can build utility items, which provide armor, heal, and magic resistance. 

Items to buy on Chen

  • Solar Crest
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Vladimir’s Offering
  • Pipe of Insight



3. Crystal Maiden

This frost queen has captured lots of hearts in the game, 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.

Why is Crystal Maiden a great hero? 

  • High magical output 
  • Can result in a rampage if used ultimate wisely
  • Global mana supply
  • High AoE spells that help her farm and clear waves fast

Items to buy on Crystal Maiden 

  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Aeon Disk



2. Wraith King

None stand a chance against the Wraith King! He resurrects from his shattered bones and comes back with a vengeance! His vigor and lifesteal make him one of the most badass heroes in the game. Wraith King is a great addition to your team if you are lacking a hard-hitting carry. He is known to farm quickly with the addition of the skeletons, which allows him to split push, he is also durable in fights due to his ultimate which brings him back to life!

Why is Wraith King a great hero?

  • Great Lifesteal and Crit potential
  • Skeletons can push lanes while he farms away
  • High base damage

Items to buy on Wraith King

  • Blink Dagger
  • Armlet of Mordiggian
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Desolator
  • Black King Bar
  • Assault Cuirass


1. Alchemist

Alchemy and greed go hand in hand for our fellow Alchemist. He controls the game with his powerful Orc who guides him around the battlefield. With his Greevil’s Greed talent, it’s expected that he has at least 2 items before the 20-minute mark in-game. With armor reduction from Acid Spray and Unstable Concoction, he can lock enemies down and give them a run for their money with his ultimate. His enemies find it quite impossible to out farm him, his pace is quite unparalleled if he is having a good time. 

Why is Alchemist a great hero? 

  • Grevil’s Greed passive provides him with increased gold
  • Items such as Radiance, Manta Style, Battlefury increase his farming speed

Items to Buy on Alchemist 

  • Radiance
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Manta Style
  • Black King Bar


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