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

In Dota, there are various heroes which are dominant from the early game, but their impact slowly fades away. There also exist heroes which are rather weak in the early game, but their late-game impact is rather menacing, as it all depends on the kills and the farm they get. They essentially “snowball” (get powerful) with the kills and gold they get.

To help you find the best heroes to enhance your gameplay and give you an edge, we have compiled this list of the Best 10 Snowball Heroes That Are Powerful. These heroes are very much relevant in the current meta, hence they help you dominate your games!

10. Slark

This vicious 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 WK to lose mana quickly. He can also purge off WK’s stun, allowing him to chase the latter effortlessly. Slark also farms faster compared to the Wraith King, which gives him an advantage over him in the late game.

Why is Slark a great Snowball hero?

  • Slark carries Diffusal Blade to burn mana in an attempt to shut down Reincarnation.
  • Dark Pact, if timed correctly, can dispel stuns and slow.

Items to Buy on Slark

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Black King Bar
  • Eye of Skadi


9. 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 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.

Why is Anti-Mage a great Snowball hero? 

  • 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 
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Butterfly 



8. Naga Siren

Emerging from the deep seas is a beautiful yet threatening entity whose voice can cure the worst diseases! Naga Siren deals some heavy physical damage right off the get-go, her looks can deceive you! Along with her damage, she can also lock enemies down with her net or the ultimate. You may pierce the ultimate with BKB, but with her Aghanim’s Scepter, you can’t pierce the net! She can pin you down and rip you into pieces with the assistance of her mirror illusions!

Why is Naga Siren a great Snowball hero? 

  • Great late-game hero, who can rip through most enemies
  • Immense disable and crowd control potential with Song of the Siren
  • Can farm and split push effortlessly with illusions 
  • Fares well in the laning stage

Items to Buy on Naga Siren

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Butterfly
  • Manta Style
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Heart of Tarrasque 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter


7. Luna

The Moon rider herself! Luna is essentially a beginner-friendly hero, but we frequently see it getting picked in both pub and pro games. The reason is her quick farming abilities and massive AoE damage output. Luna offers tremendous wave clearance, which returns her a great deal of gold. Luna farms fairly well in the early game and offers decent damage to her nearby allies. This is an example of great synergy, Luna can be picked alongside massive crowd control heroes. 

Why is Luna a great Snowball hero? 

  • Great wave clearing abilities.
  • Eclipse deals magic damage, which is essential for heroes with high armor/HP.
  • Immense farming potential thanks to the Moon Glaives passive.

Items to buy on Luna

  • Eye of Skadi
  • Satanic
  • Black King Bar
  • Butterfly 
  • Manta Style
  • Hurricane Pike



6. Meepo

Whenever there’s a Meepo in a pub game, chances are he is either a smurf or even better, someone, trying him out for the first time! Jokes aside, Meepo is an extremely powerful hero but there is a catch, he requires extreme amounts of practice and dedication. Everything from your map awareness to micro-skills needs to be on point, even your keybind setup! That’s the reason why this hero ranks number 1 on this list, Meepo isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Why is Meepo a great Snowball hero?

  • Low CD on spells
  • Requires intense micro-skills
  • Great right from the early game

Items to buy on Meepo

  • Blink Dagger
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Dragon Lance
  • Heart of Tarrasque



5. Lycan

Lycan is a menacing shapeshifter who possesses the abilities of mass destruction. Lycan has various different tools which help him farm and sustain in the lane as well as gank and be on the offensive side if needed. He can summon wolves to help him farm and split push, along with a howl that reduces 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 Snowball 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



4. 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 Snowball hero? 

  • 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



3. 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 Snowball 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.
  • Is capable of dealing over 2k critical damage.

Items to buy on Phantom Assassin

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


2. 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 Snowball hero? 

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

Items to Buy on Alchemist 

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


1. Arc Warden

This space warden has seen shifts in time and energy. He has bent time itself to neutralize his enemies and prove victorious on the battlefield. He is the one and only, Arc Warden.

He might have a weak lane presence, but he scales exponentially after reaching level 6. He farms easily with his Double and is known to split push effortlessly. Though he is slightly complex, he can be mastered within no time if you manage to micro efficiently.

What makes Arc Warden a great Snowball hero? 

  • High farming potential with Tempest Double
  • Can split push lanes effortlessly 
  • High DPS and AoE magical output
  • Immense physical damage output

Items to buy on Arc Warden

  • Mjolnir
  • Silver Edge
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Bloodthorn
  • Daedalus
  • Eye of Skadi


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