[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Pos 1 Heroes That Are Great

The roles in Dota are ranked according to their farm priority, meaning the carry player is Position 1, as he has the means to farm and carry the team in the late game. The carry player is often seen farming in the early game, even if his team is fighting as he does not have the means to deal immense damage, which may cost him time and even his life. So most Pos 1 players can’t help but farm until they hit their item timings. 

We bring you the Best 10 Pos 1 Heroes in the current meta, these carry heroes wreck hard and have various different tools to deal damage or to escape lethal spells. These heroes are ruthless and unforgiving and are guaranteed to work in your pub games.

10. Ursa

With the new update, Ursa can rip through pretty much any hero in the game, this is due to the ferocious nerfs that IceFrog bestowed on him! Ursa does not require many items to come online, but once he has all he needs, he can be a deadly and unstoppable force! Most heroes cannot withstand the force of Ursa in the late game! An early Aegis and BKB seal the deal for Ursa! He s more level dependent as his levels assist him in dishing more damage. 

Why is Ursa a great Pos 1 hero? 

  • Earthshock helps him in farming and shoving enemies out of the lane.
  • Massive physical damage that rips through enemy armor
  • All you need is a Morbid Mask to jungle or secure Aegis or even sustain yourself in the lane.

Items to Buy on Ursa

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Black King Bar
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Shard

Ursa full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Ursa


9. Razor

The electrifying rage of Razor is quite unmatched in the new meta. Most melee heroes do not fare well versus this beast, this includes a lot of carry heroes as well. Having high movement speed and AoE damage ensures that his foes do not escape alive! Razor can also out farm most enemy carries, giving him the upper hand. Razor quickly snowballs in under 15 mins with the right items. His high movespeed can prove to be fatal against slow enemies right from the early game. 

Why is Razor a great Pos 1 hero? 

  • High AoE damage which helps him farm and pushes lanes out
  • Low CD on spells
  • High physical and magical damage output even before reaching level 6

Items to Buy on Razor

  • Assault Cuirass
  • Refresher’s Orb
  • Shiva's Guard
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Blademail

Razor full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Razor


8. Lycan

Lycan is a menacing shapeshifter who possesses the abilities of mass destruction. Lycan has various tools that help him farm and sustain in the lane and gank and be on the offensive side if needed. He can summon wolves to help him farm, split push, and howl that reduce armor. His ultimate, the Shapeshift is the selling point of him, allowing him to turn into a wolf and destroy the lives of his foes by dealing double the damage and being twice as fast.

Why is Lycan a great Pos 1 hero?

  • He can split push and scout with his wolves
  • Immense lifesteal with shape shift
  • Howl increases the damage and reduces the enemy's armor

Items to buy on Lycan

  • Assault Cuirass
  • Helm of the Overlord
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Boots of Bearing
  • Desolator
  • Skull Basher

Lycan full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Lycan

7. Weaver

Weaver is the only unfixed bug in the game! Threading through the needle of time, Weaver arrives to devastate his enemies with his massive time-bending abilities. Weaver is a great ranged hero as he can also escape the clutches of his enemies hence faring well in the laning phase. Shukuchi is a lifesaver and can be used to harass enemies as well. The Swarm and Germinnate deal a great amount of damage and are helpful in neutralizing foes. Weaver can be quite unkillable in the late game as he acquires farm and gets tanky.

Why is Weaver a great Pos 1 hero?

  • Can escape and harass with spells
  • Low CD on abilities
  • Farms quickly and deals damage with just a few items

Items to buy on Weaver

  • Maelstorm
  • Desolator
  • Black King Bar
  • Daedalus
  • Monkey King Bar

Weaver full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Weaver

6. Slark

This lethal creature of the deep sea knows no bounds! Slark is one of the stealthiest and deadly carry heroes in the game. His lethal skills make him quite popular in the current meta. Diffusal Blade makes him immensely strong as it causes his foes to lose mana quickly. He can also purge off enemy spells, allowing him to chase them effortlessly. Slark also farms faster compared to his counterparts and is capable of dodging spells.

Why is Slark a great Pos 1 hero? 

  • Dark Pact dispels a ton of targeted abilities.
  • Immense Agi steal with Essence Shift.
  • Slark frequently builds Shadow Blade, which allows him to catch his enemies off guard. 
  • Pounce prevents enemies from escaping and helps him chase. 

Items to buy on Slark

  • Silver Edge
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly
  • Black King Bar

Slark full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Slark


5. Anti-Mage

This charismatic warrior has a bone to pick against the mages. His hatred for the arcane arts is unmatchable. He is the Anti-Mage! He has what you need to counter most mage heroes, mana break! An early game AM can effortlessly decimate his enemies' mana and make him buy mangoes or Soul Ring 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 charts. If he hits his right timings, there is no way you can counter him easily.

Why is Anti-Mage a great Pos 1 hero? 

  • Blink allows him to escape and farm quickly.
  • Mana Break is exceptional against magic and INT heroes
  • 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
  • Battlefury
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly 

AM full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Anti-Mage

4. 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 Pos 1 hero? 

  • Great against heroes that can’t clear illusions
  • Squishy heroes stand no chance if CK corners them
  • Great from the laning phase

Items to Buy on CK

  • Armlet of Mordiggian
  • Black King Bar
  • Manta Style
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Shadow Blade

Chaos Knight full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Chaos_Knight


3. Juggernaut

Juggernaut is a masked Samurai 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. He is also known as one of the most flexible heroes in the game in terms of item builds, which explains his pick rate.

Why is Juggernaut a great Pos 1 hero? 

  • Does more with levels as opposed to farm.
  • Great base movement speed, armor, and attack speed.
  • 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

Juggernaut full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Juggernaut

2. 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. 

What makes Terrorblade a great Pos 1 hero?

  • Can farm efficiently with the Illusions generated from Conjure Image ability.
  • Sunder makes him unstoppable 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
  • Monkey King Bar

Terrorblade full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Terrorblade


1. Monkey King

No carry list is ever complete without the King himself. Monkey King is one of the newest additions to the carry pool yet he manages to put up a show with his deadly and mischievous abilities. Monkey King is a flexible hero, 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 Pos 1 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

Monkey King full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Monkey_King

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