[Top 15] Dota 2 Best Top Lane Duos That Are Amazing

The top lane is widely regarded as the lane where the most bloodshed happens in the early game. Here we get to see the mighty chaos and destruction, which can make or break a game for the team. Some heroes work exceptionally well in the Radiant Hardlane and the Dire Safelane. They may include support, carry, as well as offlane heroes. It is safe to say that the trajectory of the entire game depends on this lane. The heroes in these lanes have to be quick, and sharp to excel in their roles.

To help you pick the right heroes for your ranked adventures, we bring you the Best 15 Top Lane Duos. These heroes are very relevant in the current meta and assure you nothing but victory and domination over your feeble and puny foes.

15. Dark Seer and Spirit Breaker

The sharp and all-knowing Dark Seer has been a staple pick for ages, he does extremely well right from the laning phase even when he is facing rough opponents. His gameplay is accelerated when he is paired with a heavy hitter and frontliner like the Spirit Breaker. This hero duo has been the most lethal to play against since the last few major patches. One Ion Shell and Surge on a ferocious Spirit Breaker can turn the charged hero into dust within a few seconds!

Apart from the Shell and Charge combo, the duo can deal high damage if they are higher in terms of levels compared to their foes. Dark Seer does not fall off into the late game, his Vaccum and Wall combination can catch multiple foes off guard and make it easy for his teammates to follow up with raw damage. Spirit Breaker can also be a great initiator in such fights. Both heroes are tanky, resilient, and extremely lethal.

Why is this duo great?

  • Dark Seer does AoE damage which helps both him and Spirit Breaker farm quickly and deals a ton of damage in teamfights.
  • Both heroes are highly tanky and can sustain themselves in the laning phase.
  • Both of them are highly mobile with Surge and Charge, allowing them to engage and disengage fights quickly
  • The crowd control offered by Dark Seer is just too hard to ignore, thanks to the Vaccum and Wall combo.

14. Dazzle and Drow Ranger

This dynamic duo has been feared a lot in both pub and pro games. Dazzle offers immense slow and DoT with armor reduction and heals while the Drow is the more offensive partner with immense physical damage. Both can fare well in the early game and are very powerful in the laning phase. Picking a melee hero versus these heroes is a very bad idea, you either get shoved off the lane or you get destroyed! The best part about these heroes is that you don't even need items to get kills or secure the laning phase, all you need is levels.

While Dazzle’s pick rate skyrockets off the roof, Drow is rarely picked in the current meta. But when these heroes are picked together, the synergy is pretty much off the roof. The sheer damage dealt by these two heroes makes it hard for their enemies to have a good time. The late game only gets worse for them as the save and heal potential from Dazzle keeps the Drow alive while she deals ungodly damage!

Why is this duo great?

  • Dazzle’s Poison Touch is menacing if combined with the Frostbite of Drow Ranger, slowing the targetted hero by a significant amount, providing a chance to beat them down.
  • Both Dazzle and Drow Ranger are ranged, giving melee heroes a hard time right from the laning phase!
  • High damage output right from the laning phase, only to get better in the late game.
  • Both heroes are highly relevant in the late game.
  • Immense healing and saving potential from Dazzle can help Drow Ranger stand her ground in teamfights and deal devastating damage to her foes.

13. Phantom Assassin and Magnus

The predatory Phantom Assassin stalks her deadly prey, her early game is no joke as she can mow down enemy heroes if she has a good lane partner. Magnus can be picked first as he can be mended and put into any lane. He works best in the offlane or even in the support role where he can compete and help his carry outfarm his enemy carry with Empower. 

Phantom Assassin is a great hero to combine with, as Magnus can assist her farm quite effortlessly in the early game, giving her an edge over her enemies. In the late game, a single RP and PA dagger can be enough to end the game. Magnus is not your usual position 5 hero but if combined with lethal carry heroes, he can help them outpace the enemy counterpart within no time. All Magnus needs to do is land a few good Reverse Polarities, allowing Phantom Assassin to finish the job with her destructive damage.

Why is this duo great?

  • Magnus’ Empower provides immense damage and cleave to Phantom Assassin in the early game, making it easy to farm quickly.
  • Increased farming potential with the help of Empower 
  • There is a very high late-game killing potential with the help of Magnus’ crowd-controlling Reverse Polarity and Phantom Assassin’s lethal physical damage

12. Puck and Snapfire

Puck’s pick rate has been skyrocketing in the current meta and this is due to the buffs he has received on his Dream Coil. Along with the Dream Coil, Puck has also ways to disable enemy heroes with his silence as well as with the help of his items like Scythe of Vyse or Eul’s Scepter. Adding Snapfire’s Kisses to this Dream Coil equation is pure chaos for the enemy team. Puck can just Dream Coil which is followed by Snap’s Mortimer Kisses which deal AoE damage over time, which forces enemies to break the coil if they try to dodge it, making it a win-win situation for Puck and his allies.

Snapfire proves to be an excellent assistant to Puck if they’re both laning in the offlane. Puck is an excellent offlaner as he can dish out high AoE magical damage, helping him farm quickly and acquire more levels, something which Snapfire can also do well. Snapfire can also Gobble Up Puck and launch him into the enemy team with the help of her Aghanim’s Upgrade. This allows Puck to use his spells and lock multiple enemies down while his team follows up with devastating damage!

Why is this duo great?

  • Puck excels against most heroes in the early game, and so does Snapfire due to both of them having immense magical damage and excellent crowd-control spells
  • Combining their ultimates can be very beneficial against all matchups
  • Both heroes farm quickly and have immense crowd-control potential, making them an edge over their foes when it comes to team fighting.

11. Razor and Bane

The ruthless Razor is a hero that most players do not like facing in their pub games, speaking of hated heroes, Bane ranks high on that list! Bane is one of the most annoying heroes who is known to lock enemies down and make them weak with his sinister spells. He is what Razor needs to excel in his game. As the latter lacks lockdown, Bane fills the gap with his Nightmare and Fiend’s Grip, which allow Razor to steal enemy damage while they’re held in one place while getting beat down by him.

The duo is highly successful in the early game as they can just ward off enemy heroes and get a few kills if they’re lucky. Razor is known to snowball through the early game if he has a great start. Bane gives him that great start with his decimating toolkit. These heroes can easily be a nightmare to melee heroes, not allowing them a chance to get close to the creeps! Razor’s wrath is only amplified in the late game with his increased damage. Bane’s ultimate pierce magic immunity, allows him to be relevant even in the late game with his tool kit.

Why is this duo great? 

  • Bane has various options for locking enemy heroes down and crippling their gameplay while Razor strikes them down with his high damage.
  • Razor can snowball easily if he has an easy early game, which he does with the help of Bane.
  • Bane allows Razor to steal immense damage from foes when they’re locked down.
  • The duo is highly relevant even in the late game, as they’re known to sustain themselves and deal high damage to foes at the same time.

10. Tidehunter and Snapfire

It is no doubt that Tidehunter is one of the strongest heroes in the meta, all thanks to his Kraken Shell. He can sustain the worst situations and also control the crowd quite easily with his ultimate, Ravage. Snapfire falls in the same basket when it comes to crowd control, she also deals immense magical damage with her spells, most of which is not easily negated in the early game. If these two heroes partner up, then there is no way the enemy laners have an easy lane.

Snapfire’s Aghanim’s Upgrade, Gobble Up, allows her to swallow an ally for a few seconds while also providing her an option to throw them in a significant AoE, stunning any heroes in the proximity and dealing damage over time. If this spell is used on Tidehunter, it can be devastating for the enemy team as Tide can just Ravage, and Snapfire follows with her Mortimer’s Kisses. Even the laning phase is highly beneficial as both these heroes can reduce armor while dealing a ton of physical as well as magical damage. No wonder they’re number one on this list!

Why is this duo great?

  • Both of these heroes have immense crowd-control potential with their ultimate spells.
  • Both of them are tanky and can sustain themselves easily throughout the laning phase
  • Immense potential even in the late game, allowing them to negate damage while dealing back a ton in return!

9. Mars and Phoenix

Mars is undoubtedly an unstoppable offlaner in the current times. His insatiable hunger for victory is unparalleled, all thanks to the buffs he has received in the current patch. His Spear and God’s Rebuke are quite powerful and often leave his foes paralyzed. Phoenix acts as a great lane duo with Mars as he can slow down enemy farm and shove them out of the lane with his magical damage. The duo is very annoying to lane against and extremely harder to deal with in the late game. 

The selling point of this combo is the Arena into Supernova. Mars traps all his foes in the arena as Pheonix uses Supernova outside the Arena, so the enemies are unable to hit the egg. All this damage will only lead to the demise of the entire enemy team if the execution of this combination is perfect. Phoenix’s high magical damage and slow combined with the control and physical damage of Mars ensures that his enemies do not escape alive!

Why is this duo great?

  • The mixture of both extreme physical and magical damage
  • High-value ultimate which can be used in tandem during teamfights
  • Annoying yet powerful laners in the early game

8. Drow Ranger and Vengeful Spirit 

Drow Ranger is a lethal markswoman and is notorious for dishing out serious damage with her arrows. Though not that relevant in the current meta, Vengeful Spirit compliments Drow’s abilities by granting her more damage thanks to Vengeance Aura. Venge can just swap Drow out of trouble and sacrifice herself or swap an enemy into her spot, allowing Drow to neutralize her with her ungodly damage. There are multiple reasons why these two lethal ladies are ranked so high on the list!

Drow Ranger and Venge Spirit both have an insane amount of disables, with all their silences and stuns. The laning phase is impossible to play for the enemy if they are melee. Drow’s immense slow and physical damage combined with Venge’s lockdown ensures that their foes have no way of escaping the fight alive! These two heroes are rarely picked together, but we hope the old meta returns and we get to witness the glory of these wonderful women.

Why is this duo great?

  • High physical damage with Vengeance Aura and Marksmanship passive abilities ensures that Drow can deal high damage through the early game without worrying about her item timings.
  • High save and initiation potential with Nether Swap, allows Venge to swap out Drow and save her life if used defensively. 
  • Immense silence, stun, and armor reduction with all their spells, allowing the duo to mercilessly beat down their foes with all the negative buffs.

7. Mars and Dark Willow

This is the second time Mars is being featured on this list, which shows how good of a hero he is! Dark Willow may be just debuting on the list, but she is the key reason why Mars excels in the game. Sure, Mars is a team-fighting hero, he excels well at dealing immense damage and locking down multiple enemies in his Arena, but Dark Willow unleashes his true potential with her Terrorize, forcing enemies to exit the Arena, which only does decent damage to them. The lockdown potential of these two heroes is unmatched.

Mars is an excellent offlaner who can sustain himself and stay resilient in the top lane while also dealing decent damage to his foes. With the assistance of Dark Willow, he can potentially kill his foes or make them go back to base to regenerate their health. Mars relies on his ultimate to fight, meaning regardless of the build, he can just rotate to other lanes and fight as soon as he gets his ultimate, the same can be said about Dark Willow who can lockdown multiple heroes at once with her devastating toolkit.

Why is this duo great?

  • Dark Willow and Mars ultimate combo is highly regarded as one of the best combos in the game as it locks multiple enemies down at once and deals high magical damage to them.
  • Mars can sustain himself in the laning phase and deal decent damage to his enemies.
  • The duo can teamfight as early as level 6, making them rotate toward other lanes and catch enemy heroes by surprise.

6. Ancient Apparition and Faceless Void

The frosty and chilling Ancient Apparition has been a staple support hero in the recent few patches and should be in your hero rotation if you are a support player. Another selling point for AA is his Ice Blast ultimate which deals AoE magic damage and stops enemies from healing and life-stealing and deals immense damage to them. Picking Faceless Void alongside AA means you are guaranteed to hit your Ice Blast inside the Chronosphere, this synergy allows Faceless Void to finish the job with his hard-hitting physical damage. This combo is always lethal in the later stages of the game.

Ancient Apparition is highly regarded as the best laning partner of Faceless Void he can ward off the enemy laners while they carry farms peacefully. The two have the perfect combination of magical and physical damage which translates well into the late game. The lockdown and health reduction simply become too much for their foes to handle. A late-game Faceless Void is not a hero to mess with as he can beat you down within a few clicks!

Why is this duo great?

  • High-value ultimates are very much relevant in the late game to catch enemies off-guard and deal immense damage to them.
  • Decent early game and laning synergy with the help of Ancient Apparition’s spells and Void’s damage
  • High AoE crowd control from the early game ensures that these two can teamfight as soon as they can get their hands on their ultimates.

5. Timbersaw and Keeper of the Light 

The illuminating Keeper won’t let you pass as he holds his ground against his menacing foes. Timbersaw cuts deep through his enemies with his sharp blades and perpetual agony. This duo has been highly successful ever since the inception of these two heroes! Timbersaw in the early game may have some mana problems, but these problems are solved quickly with the assistance of Keeper of the Light. He supplies mana to the Timber and makes him sustain throughout the laning phase.

The tanky Timbersaw does not fall off easily in the late game, his armor only thickens, making it hard for his enemies to catch him lacking. Keeper of the Light and Timbersaw both have immense AoE magical damage, which allows them to push lanes, farm, and deal a devastating amount of damage in teamfights, putting them further in levels and overall team net worth. This duo is not to be missed if you want to dominate the early game.

Why is this duo great?

  • High AoE magical damage abilities on both heroes, allowing them to farm and deal high damage in teamfights.
  • Both heroes can fare well right from the laning phase while also sustaining themselves
  • Both heroes deal high damage from the early game, making it easy for them to fight and rotate lanes.
  • Keeper of the Light’s immense crowd control ultimately makes it harder for foes to escape and also buys time for his team to follow up with their damage.

4. Shadow Shaman and Ursa

We all know that Ursa can fare well in the laning phase versus most melee heroes, this is due to the insane physical damage which stacks exponentially. This combined with a dominant lane partner that can lock down and disable enemies is just the cherry on top. Shadow Shaman completes Ursa and assists him on the quest of utter lane domination. In the early game, the duo can sneak into Roshan and mow him down effortlessly as well!

Shadow Shaman is highly regarded as one of the most dominant support heroes in the current meta as he can just control heroes and deal serious damage to them. Similarly, Ursa is also a dominant carry hero, who can rip enemies apart, even multiple enemies, all at once! These two heroes complete each other, as their damage is more than enough to completely devastate the enemy gameplay.

Why is this duo great?

  • Shadow Shaman is a great disabler, he can Hex and Shackle his foes from a distance, allowing Ursa to effortlessly beat them down in no time.
  • Ursa is known to rip through enemies, he can do this effortlessly with Shadow Shaman’s help in the form of the latter’s spells.
  • They are a strong laning duo, who can out-farm and outperform enemy laners and shove them away or potentially kill them multiple times in the early game.

3. Legion Commander and Skywrath Mage

This combo was seen a lot in action during the 7.28 patch when both Skywrath and Legion were buffed to the core! These both are often played in the same lane, they deal a mix of both physical and magical damage. Their low cooldown on their spells makes it easier for them to spam spells and shove enemies out of the lane which combined with their disables can prove to be lethal. Legion is in high demand in the current patch due to her recent buffs which allow her to essentially be a dominant force in the game.

The selling point of this Combo has to be their ultimate abilities, Dual combined with Mystic Flare deals immense damage which is both magical and physical, essentially eliminating the enemy while providing increased physical damage to Legion. This combination is highly successful in the early game when the enemies do not have any magical or physical damage resistance. Both of these heroes are highly dependent on levels as opposed to farms to deal serious damage in fights!

Why is this duo great? 

  • Legion Commander’s duel along with Sky’s ultimate can prove lethal and result in Duel victories
  • Both heroes are known to be great laners, and can easily shove enemies out of the lane.
  • Immense sustain for both heroes with the help of Press the Attack.
  • Both of these heroes have a surprisingly low cooldown on their spells, allowing them to engage in fights more often as their spells go off cooldown.

2. Grimstroke and 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 most heroes, with the help of Grimstroke, the two can sustain the lane and deal decent magical damage. Grimstroke is primarily played in the support role and he is known for dealing high AoE magic damage and disabling his enemies. This combo can be highly lethal in the early game as it allows the duo to fend off and dominate multiple heroes at once.

Grimstroke’s silence can quickly be combined with Ink Swell ability, which is a great way to initiate on his foes. The combo can turn lethal if Grimstroke uses his ultimate which chains the targetted enemy hero with the closest of his ally, and both of them share single targetted spells, meaning Doom can just hit two birds with one stone with the help of his ultimate, disabling two enemies at once. This combo is highly lethal in the late game as both of their ultimate spells pierce magic immunity.

Why is this duo great?

  • Both heroes have great crowd-control ultimate spells which are great in the late stages of the game, due to their not piercing spell immunity.
  • Doom can shut down enemy heroes easily with his ultimate, while Grimstroke allows him to cast it on two heroes at once.
  • These heroes are highly dominant right from the laning phase, allowing them to secure more levels and farm compared to their opponents.

1. Sven and Crystal Maiden

Sven the rogue swordsman is undoubtedly the best carry hero in the game in the current meta. His devastating capabilities are unmatched, his damage is too lethal for enemies to even stand a chance. When you combine such a fierce carry hero with an equally threatening support hero like Crystal Maiden, then you have secured your lane and potentially the game! Crystal Maiden enhances Sven’s potential and makes it easy for him to deal devastating damage to enemies, ripping them apart within no time.

There are various reasons why this duo is number one on this list. Crystal Maiden provides that increased lockdown and burst potential, allowing Sven to follow up with his stun and further beat enemy heroes down quickly. The potential of these two heroes is only amplified in the late game when they acquire more levels and items. It is pretty much impossible to play against late-game lethal damage dealing Sven, you won’t escape his wrath!

Why is this duo great?

  • Sven’s high physical damage and farming speed allow him to have an edge over his foes.
  • Crystal Maiden’s lockdown and slow complement Sven’s gameplay and accelerates his farm.
  • They both have high early-game synergy and fight potential.
  • Both heroes are highly relevant in the late game as they acquire more items and levels, there is no limit to what these two can do!
  • Both heroes can farm quickly and teamfight right from the early levels.

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