[Top 10] Dota 2 Most Banned Heroes That Are OP in Ranked

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There are some heroes which need no introduction because of how good they are! They deal a lot of damage or they simply do their job by healing or saving their teammates in crucial times. It’s great if you’re playing this hero or have them on your team but it only ends in a disaster if they’re on the opposite team! 

We have compiled a list that has a few heroes which range in various roles! You may want to ban these heroes since they’re very relevant in the current meta, or you could simply pick them because of the same reason! We bring you the 10 Most Banned Heroes That Are OP in Ranked! 


10. Legion Commander

Tresdin, the Legion Commander is a melee hero, which may discourage most players from playing her against ranged heroes, but little do they know that she can heavily counter them with her high physical damage. You can dispel most targetted spells, and your team can follow up with more damage, then you can win most of your duels! If you win enough Duels, you may just eviscerate your enemies in just a few hits! 

Why is Legion Commander frequently banned in ranked games?

  • Can purge off herself and allies if they’re affected by most single targetted abilities
  • Can be flexibly picked in all 3 core roles.
  • Aghanim’s Shard grants magic immunity (akin to Black King Bar) to the targetted individual.

Items to buy on Legion Commander 

  • Silver Edge
  • Blade Mail
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Black King Bar
  • Blink Dagger

LC Highlights


9. Io

There are various mysterious entities in Dota but Io takes the cake for being the most mysterious. Is it a bulb, is it a disco ball? We shall never know! All we know is that this ball of energy is powerful enough to turn the game around if he helps his allies on time! A perfect relocation can quickly turn the game around by saving your teammates or even by ratting! Io provides decent sustain right off the laning phase! 

Why is Io banned in ranked games?

  • Can sustain allies with tether and heal
  • Can also save allies in the heat of the moment with Relocate
  • Immense heal and low CD on abilities

Items to buy on Io

  • Guardian Greaves
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Holy Locket

Io Highlights


8. Bane

Bane is the culprit of endless nightmares in the shadow realm, He remains a solid counter to various heroes in the game, especially escape heroes. He can quickly disable them by applying debuffs, and locking them down for a good duration! The late stages of the game bear witness to utter control by Bane if he manages to use Fiend’s Grip on his foes without getting caught! A skilled Bane will also save his allies from potentially lethal damage by using Nightmare on them at the right time. 

Why is Bane banned in ranked games? 

  • Fiend's Grip pierces spell immunity.
  • Nightmare sets Bane's team up for chain disables on foes
  • Enfeeble lowers the enemy’s status resistance and magic resistance, making them more vulnerable to disables and magic damage.

Items to Buy as Bane

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

Bane Highlights


7. Queen of Pain

Queen of Pain is a very annoying hero for the enemy mid laner. 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 the enemy hero, her mobility makes her even harder to catch. 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 frequently banned in ranked games?

  • Good at wave clear and farming.
  • Active hero and a decent early game ganker.
  • Items supplement her ability to kill.

Items to buy on QoP

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

QoP Highlights


6. Broodmother

I’m sure you’re afraid of the almighty Broodmother whether you have Arachnophobia or not! Unless you’re an AoE damage dealing core, you should be afraid of this 8 legged menace. If you don’t have enough AoE damage then you’re a goner since the mother and her spiderlings will infect you and mow you down in no time! You can also farm quickly and efficiently if you can micro your spiderlings to the jungle while you push lanes or vice versa! This guarantees more gold and eventually an edge above your enemies. 

Why is Broodmother banned in ranked games?

  • Insane wave pushing and tower hitting potential with spiderlings
  • Farms fast with efficient micromanagement.
  • Can be flexibly picked in all 3 core roles. 

Items to buy as Broodmother

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Bloodthorn
  • Assault Cuirass

Broodmother Highlights


5. Bloodseeker

Bloodseeker is a cold-blooded hunter, known for his mania and vigor. His blades cut deep into his foes, he leaves them bleeding and wounded. He is a lethal force that can never go unnoticed. Bloodseeker can effortlessly jungle or lane, as he is blessed with high base armor. His passive sustain him in the lane, allowing him to play aggressively. He can gank other lanes with the availability of his ultimate, often removing heroes from a team fight. 

Why is Bloodseeker banned in ranked games?

  • Flexible item build.
  • Thirst provides increased movement speed and vision to hunt and kill low HP enemies.
  • Gains a maximum of 25% of unit health as heals after killing them, which makes him sustainable as a jungler.

Items to buy on Bloodseeker

  • Black King Bar
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Mjolnir
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Abyssal Blade

Bloodseeker Highlights


4. Morphling 

Mastering Morphling requires quick decision-making skills, which only come with time and experience. Even if he lacks during the early game, he can easily catch up later on. Most people shy away from Morphling due to the complex nature of his abilities, but if you can master him, there is no way your enemies can have an upper hand! Morphling is a nuisance to enemy supporters due to the infamous “shotgun” combo. 

Why is Morph a great agility hero? 

  • Morph allows him to turn into enemy heroes (or allies if you purchase the Aghanim Scepter), which can often lead to deadly combos or allow him to escape team fights.
  • Can easily survive a long team fight with the Attribute Shift ability.
  • Morphling can “Shotgun” enemy heroes with the Adaptive Strike ability and Ethereal Blade.

Items to buy on Morphling

  • Ethereal Blade
  • Dragon Lance
  • Linken’s Sphere
  • Satanic
  • Butterfly

Morphling Highlights



3. Spirit Breaker

Spirit Breaker is a swift and ferocious being. Pouncing and decimating his foes as soon as he sets his eyes on them! He is one of the most picked heroes in the recent patch! Spirit Breaker is a dangerous force right from the early game, his Charge spell allows him to escape and initiate from any corner of the map, providing vision of the charged hero, which suites well with allies that also have a great global presence. 

Why is Spirit Breaker banned in ranked games?

  • Can charge any visible enemy, neutral creep or enemy creep from anywhere on the map.
  • Can escape after bashing enemies or using his ultimate Nether Strike on them.
  • High movement speed amplifies his Charge damage.

Items to buy on Spirit Breaker

  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Black King Bar
  • Echo Sabre
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Heaven’s Halberd

Spirit Breaker Highlights


2. Ogre Magi

Looks are surely deceiving! You may be puzzled by these rather dimwit ogres being so high up on our list, there is a reason for it! They’re just so good in this current patch! They’re all you need in a support hero, they have high hp and armor, they deal immense damage from the early game, and most importantly they have a stun! When Ogre reaches level 6, his ultimate enhances his ability to fight by providing him a chance to multiply the effect of his spells!

Why is Ogre Magi frequently banned in ranked games?

  • Very annoying with his abilities right off the bat
  • High magical damage output is further amplified by items
  • Tanky, can shove enemies off the lane.

Items to buy on Ogre Magi

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Sange and Kaya
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Dagon
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Octraine Core

Ogre Magi Highlights


1. Tinker

This mechanical genius requires quick reflexes and strong muscle memory! Tinker is often ranked one of the most complex Mid heroes, guaranteed to make your hands ache after one long and intense game! Tinker is a very annoying hero from the enemy mid laner’s perspective. He won’t let you do physical damage, nor will he let you farm thanks to his Heat-Seeking Missiles! Due to his mobile nature, you never know where he will be on the map! 

Why is Tinker frequently banned in ranked games?

  • Defense Matrix blocks a significant amount of damage and provides status resistance.
  • Immense magic damage output.
  • Can defend high-ground effortlessly.
  • Can chain disable enemies with items thanks to the Rearm ultimate

Items to buy on Tinker 

  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Bloodstone

Tinker Highlights

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