[Top 10] Dota 2 Invoker Counters That Are Powerful (Best Heroes Against Invoker in Dota 2, Ranked)

Ka’elthas, the Invoker is undoubtedly one of the most played heroes while also being one of the faces of the game. Even though he is a complex hero, people love picking Invoker because he is extremely fun to play. His spells are capable of dealing mass destruction and deleting some heroes rather quickly with all the magic damage. Though, there are a few heroes which can nip him in the bud quite easily.

To assist you to pick the right heroes, we have compiled this list of the Best 10 Invoker counters which can prove to be devastating for the magus to play against.

10. Faceless Void

Not all can master Faceless Void the way he has mastered manipulating time. His ultimate can quickly turn the game around for good or for worse against Invoker. The hero requires immense practice and patience. Void is heavily picked in the high-ranked games to counter the deadly mage, not all enemies can match his efficient and fast-paced farming skills. He works best if paired with heroes that supplement his Chronosphere ultimate ex. Kunkka, Skywrath Mage. His mid-game potential is unmatched because all he needs to brawl is his ultimate and a few items!

What makes Faceless Void a great counter to Invoker?

  • Time Walk will completely negate Invoker's combo damage.
  • If Invoker is caught in Chronosphere, he will most likely be the primary target due to the large team fight contribution he can provide.
  • Time Dilation ability prevents the Invoker to cast spells for a certain period depending on the cooldown and the level of the ability.

Items to buy against Invoker

  • Silver Edge
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Butterfly
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Satanic


9. 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 great counter to Invoker due to his magic immune spell and healing abilities. Not only is he great at farming, but he can also control the tempo with his ultimate and wreak havoc onto Invoker with Omnislash. He is also known as one of the most flexible heroes in the game in terms of item builds.

Why is Juggernaut a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Blade Fury, similar to Rage, grants immunity to Invoker's spells and can dispel some debuffs as well.
  • Omnislash renders Juggernaut invulnerable to Invoker's spells and can easily take Invoker down.
  • Great talent tree that scales well with items.

Items to buy against Invoker

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


8. Kunkka

The Admiral almighty himself! Kunkka is known to be a great tank hero 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?

  • Tidebringer pressures Invoker easily in lane due to Invoker's low health and armor in the early game.
  • Ghostship ultimate makes him and his allies tanky, making them withstand all the damage dealt by Invoker

Items to buy against Invoker

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



7. Nightstalker

This nefarious stalker hunts for his enemies throughout the night, as dawn approaches his powers to get weaker but he still holds the power to rip Invoker apart! He can’t contest Nightstalker because he is frankly powerless against him in the early game, courtesy of the Silence. 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 and Nullifier turn Invoker into a glorified creep.

Why is Nightstalker a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Crippling Fear is a good way to shut down and gank Invoker in the early game.
  • Void deals good damage to Invoker and makes escaping harder.
  • With Hunter in the Night and Void, Invoker can't get away from Night Stalker and won't be able to catch him with Sun Strike during the night.

Items to Buy against Invoker

  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Echo Sabre
  • Nullifier
  • Black King Bar


6. Outworld Devourer

Being a ranged hero does wonders especially if you’re against squishy heroes in the mid-lane, this indeed includes Invoker. He does not fare well if he is facing Outworld Destroyer. The INT disparity damage is simply too much to handle for him, combined with the magical damage output, and Astral save can turn around team fights. OD is essentially a beast againstInvoker in the late game. With so many item builds to choose from, Outworld Destroyer is one of the most flexible mid-heroes in the game.

Why is Outworld Destroyer a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Astral Imprisonment allows Outworld Destroyer to save himself or an ally from Invoker's combo, or remove Invoker from a fight temporarily.
  • Arcane Orb's pure damage will deal a lot of damage against Invoker's mediocre strength gain.
  • EMP is useless against Outworld Destroyer by activating Equilibrium.

Items to Buy against Invoker 

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


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 counter to Invoker? 

  • Anti-Mage's mobility and magic resistance make him nearly impossible to kill alone.
  • Invoker's spells cost a lot of mana, and Invoker himself has a lot of mana. This means Invoker and his team are vulnerable to Mana Void's heavy damage.
  • Blink allows Anti-Mage to escape from Invoker's combo if he doesn't have disables.

Items to Buy against Invoker

  • Black King Bar
  • Manta Style 
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Battlefury
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly 


4. Nyx Assassin

Hated passionately by all the passionate Invoker mains due to his first pick potential. 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 like Voker, 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, Storm stands no chance!

Why is Nyx Assassin a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Nyx Assassin takes advantage of Invoker's massive intelligence gain and mana pool to do tons of damage using Mana Burn, as the spell does more damage based on the target's intelligence.
  • Nyx Assassin can simply activate Spiked Carapace while under many Invoker's abilities to stun him.

Items to buy against Invoker 

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


3. Storm Spirit

This charming and electrifying hero is a top pick in this meta against Invoker. This is due to his highly active play style and fast farming speed and tempo. He is widely regarded as one of the best mid-laners in the game. Storm is mostly played as a fast tempo mid hero, meaning he usually rotates to gank other lanes and quickly goes back to farming or taking towers. His high mana pool enables him to jump onto Invoker and catch him off-guard. Late game Storm is a disaster for the enemy team if left uncontested.

What makes Storm Spirit a great counter to Invoker?

  • More dependant on levels as opposed to items.
  • In the early to mid-game, Invoker is defenseless against Storm Spirit's ganking with Ball Lightning and Orchid Malevolence.
  • Immense mobility with the Lighting Ball ultimate.

Items to buy against Invoker

  • Bloodstone
  • Orchid of Maleovalence
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Sange and Kaya
  • Black King Bar


2. Queen of Pain

Behold the Queen of dominance! Queen of Pain is a very annoying hero for Invoker due to her immense magical burst and DoT. It is irritating to lane against constant spam and harassment, if overlooked then it can result in your death! She has the perfect skillset to both harass and kill Invoker effortlessly, her mobility makes it hard for him to catch her. QoP is active as soon as she gets her level 6, allowing her to gank other lanes. You’re at the wrong end of the leash if you face off against her.

Why is QoP a great counter to Invoker?

  • Queen of Pain usually outlanes Invoker, giving her team a significant early game advantage while Invoker is still farming.
  • Blink allows Queen of Pain to escape from Invoker's combo if he doesn't have disables.
  • Items supplement her ability to kill.

Items to buy against Invoker

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Refresher’s Orb
  • Bloodthorn
  • Black King Bar
  • Eul’s Scepter


1. Silencer

Silence is one aspect that counters Invoker the most. And well, Silencer… you know it’s kind of self-explanatory. Having spells that silence or prevent him from using any items makes him very powerful against Invoker. The best part is that laning is totally not fun for him against a Silencer, frequent right-click damage, and low CD spells shove him out of the lane. Invoker has no fun against Arcane Curse, he either has to suffer through the damage or wait for the duration to end.

Why is Silencer a great counter to Invoker? 

  • Invoker is heavily dependent on his spells, making him useless during Global Silence, as well as interrupting Invoker during his combo.
  • Arcane Curse is particularly deadly because Invoker will continuously lose health if he keeps invoking and casting new spells.
  • Last Word will silence Invoker when he casts Invoke, interrupting his combo.

Items to Buy against Invoker

  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter


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