[Top 15] Dota 2 Most Picked Heroes And Why They're So Popular (7.32d)

Currently, there are 123 heroes in Dota, all of which are inherently different and distinct from each other, to say the least. Out of all the heroes, not all are equally relevant or powerful in the current meta. Some heroes are buffed while some are nerfed to oblivion. The heroes that are buffed are most likely to become the hot picks of the patch, as it is obvious that no one wants to pick a weak hero and lose their games. The wrong hero can lose you the game within no time. Similarly, the right hero can win you the game quite swiftly and effortlessly. 

To help you get out of the Herald bracket, we bring you the Best 15 Most Picked Heroes of the current meta. We have included only the top picks of the meta, you may encounter them in your pub games or see them played at higher levels as they’re very much relevant to the meta.

15. Crystal Maiden

The chilling Crystal Maiden is the right pick regardless of the meta. She has all the spells that her enemies hate! Everything from decent AoE damage to lockdown, there are ways to dominate the low magic-resistant heroes. Often, laning is a nightmare for her opponents as they are subjected to constant harassment, shoving them out of the lane. Crystal Maiden does her best when she has levels, making her more relevant as she can participate in teamfights. She can also be picked with any carry hero and the result would always be disastrous for the enemy laners!

Crystal Maiden is by far, one of the least complex heroes in the game, which explains her high pick rate, she can easily catch her enemies off-guard with her Frost Bite and unleash her Frost Nova on them. She is an exceptional laner, a dominant fighter, and all in all a great way to counter multiple heroes at once with her intense AoE damage. Her toolkit is highly lethal, it does not fall off no matter how late you are in the game. All it takes is one spell to catch unsuspecting enemies off-guard.

What makes Crystal Maiden most picked?

  • She has spells that can be used to lock enemies down and deal damage right from the laning phase.
  • Her passive provides global mana regeneration, helping all her allied heroes with their mana regardless of their position on the map.
  • Highly relevant in the late game as her spells do not fall off, they’re only amplified due to her talent tree and items.
  • Ultimate can be used in tandem with any ally who has crowd control abilities, allowing her to neutralize multiple enemies at once.


14. Mirana  

Mirana is the center of praise in the current meta. Her high pick rate at the recent International is evidence of her high capacity to dominate games even when not played as a core! Mirana can be a flexible hero, meaning she can be played in multiple different positions depending upon the heroes she is facing, but ideally, she is to be played as roaming support, as it is the role where she shines the most at! In the current patch, Mirana is often played as a position 4 hero, this is due to the buffs to her arrow, making her highly relevant as a ganker.

Mirana is often picked as a support hero in the current meta as her exceptional spells allow her to have an optimum impact in teamfights, supplementing her ally cores. She can save her allies with her ultimate, making all of them invisible regardless of their position on the map. It can also be used offensively to gank unaware enemies, catching them by surprise. Mirana is an excellent hero, as she can fit into any lineup regardless of the heroes she is facing (which also explains her skyrocketing pick rate), making her a great addition to your team if you’re lacking a team fight.

What makes Mirana most picked?

  •  Her ultimate Moonlight Shadow, allows her to turn her and her allies invisible, which affects them globally, making it easy for Mirana to help her allies escape or initiate the fight.
  • Highly relevant right from the early game with her Sacred Arrow, which can stun enemies for a very long duration.
  • Mirana is also highly relevant on levels as opposed to items, making it easy for her to have an immense impact from the laning phase.
  • Mirana is also a flexible pick, suiting pretty much all five roles in the game, obviously depending upon the heroes that she is facing


13. Legion Commander

Legion Commander is one of those rare heroes who seem to be relevant regardless of the meta! Primarily played in the offlane, Legion Commander is a tough nut to crack as she gives hard time to her enemies right from the laning phase. Her Movement of Courage and Press The Attack offers her enough sustain to stand her ground in teamfights. She is highly picked in pubs when a team is lacking a damage dealer and crowd control component. Legion Commander only gets stronger as the game progresses, there is no way you can stop her wrath if she accumulates enough damage.

Legion Commander’s grit and vigor have resulted in abilities that make her invincible. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the battlefield. Legion is known to lock enemies down and deal some serious damage to them. She is a nuisance right from the first initial levels, AoE damage and lifesteal allow her to sustain and deal damage in the lane as well as in the teamfights. Her sustain potential makes her a worthy pick for this meta. 

What makes Legion Commander most picked?

  • Immense sustain potential with regen from Press the Attack and lifesteal from Moment of Courage.
  • Legion’s Dual can force enemies to hit her, while also providing her with bonus damage if she can kill the enemy under its duration.
  • She can purge disables for her and her allies with Press the Attack ability.
  • Legion can also translate into late-game damage-dealing core if she manages to secure her early game with farm and kills.



12. Naga Siren

Not even the water gods can handle the havoc of this breathtaking siren. Naga emerges from the deep seas as a beautiful yet threatening entity whose voice can cure the worst diseases! She 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.

Naga Siren’s pick rate has recently been skyrocketing, and there are many reasons behind it. The devastating force of Naga Siren is felt from the mid-game as she acquires certain items which help her farm quickly as well as stand her ground, making her tanky. Naga indeed requires more of her items to have an impact, but when she does acquire those items, there is no way you can put an end to her destruction. She cuts deep and drowns her enemies with her Rip Tide. 

What makes Naga Siren most picked?

  • Great late-game hero, who can rip through most enemies with the immense lockdown.
  • Immense disable and crowd control potential with Song of the Siren
  • Fares well in the laning stage due to multiple illusions helping her farm.
  • She can also split push with her mirror illusions, while she farms away securely in the jungle.


11. Axe

Axe is the go-to offlaner if you are facing melee carry heroes. He is known to be an exceptional laner against squishy and melee heroes as his Counter Helix does a great job of culling them down in no time. Most opponents find it hard to lane against Axe as they are constantly harassed and shoved off the lane with both Battle Hunger and Counter Helix. Axe is heavily relevant through the late game as he has high armor and HP, and does not falter easily. He can always jungle to acquire his Blink if he somehow has a difficult laning phase.

It takes nothing but one Blink Call for a decently farmed carry hero to succumb to the damage of Axe. Most carry heroes simply can’t do much to Axe when he obtains items like Black King Bar and Blademail, rendering their game quite useless. As the warmonger is tanky, his enemies have no choice but to ignore him in teamfights, while also making sure they aren’t sticking together due to the threat of Call. The game can essentially be decided with just one Blink Call, a combination that keeps this hero as relevant as ever.

What makes Axe most picked?

  • High armor and HP right from the laning phase, making him the tanky initiator and frontliner in fights
  • Axe can both farm and be dominant in the lane if he has a decent laning partner. Synergy goes a long if you want to excel with Axe.
  • Axe also can farm quickly with his Counter Helix, allowing him to acquire items quickly and dunk on his enemy team!
  • He is powerful right from the laning phase if he manages to get enough farm or net a few kills on his laning counterparts


10. Spectre

Spectre is nothing short of a nightmare if you face her on the enemy team. She knows her way around catching heroes off-guard, especially catching them when they least expect it. Spectre is highly devastating due to her mobility which allows her to escape or initiate the teamfights. Her high damage is amplified when she catches enemy heroes all by themselves, which never ends well for them! Haunt is an excellent spell that has great potential to cause deep wounds in the enemy gameplay, the global presence of this hero alone should justify her pick rate.

Spectre does not even need different items to have an impact on the game. Spectre relies more on levels, which allow her to deal more damage, and is also highly team-fight-oriented. She may lack in the farming department in the early game but it's the kills and ganks which reward her with gold, making her devastating in the late game. Her late-game potential to quickly solo kill enemies from anywhere on the map is unmatched by any other carry in the game.

What makes Spectre most picked?

  • Global presence with her ultimate, which allows her to hunt squishy heroes and mow them down if they’re alone on the map.
  • She can withstand her ground during teamfights with her high HP courtesy of the items she generally builds.
  • Extremely lethal spells can be devastating from the early levels with the right lane partner.
  • She also has extremely high base damage and armor, which makes her relevant right from the early levels


9. Dazzle

The dashing Dazzle was a criminally underrated hero in the last few patches, but this recent patch has shown that Dazzle is a beast if utilized properly. He is one of the best lane supports you can find, with saves, heals, and disables for days! His various spells safeguard his allies and help them survive teamfights. He also is an annoying hero to lane against if you’re a melee hero. There is no way you can escape the obnoxious damage dealt by this sinister priest, his powers only amplify in the late game. Dazzle’s Aghanim’s Shard causes the targetted foes to get Hexed if the latter uses his Poison Touch ability.

  In addition to his incredible toolkit, Dazzle also offers armor reduction to enemies with the help of his ultimate. He can also initiate well and is relevant throughout the game as his spells stay on track in the late game. The best part about Dazzle is that you don't even need items to get kills or secure the laning phase, all you need are levels. A high leveled Dazzle is enough to give long-lasting nightmares to the entire enemy team.

What makes Dazzle most picked?

  • Immense save potential with his spells, everything from Shallow Grave to heal can help his allies sustain teamfights.
  • Incredible laner due to Poison Touch, which can shove enemies out of the lane.
  • There is a low cooldown on Dazzle’s spells, allowing him to constantly fight without worrying about the downtime


8. Clinkz

The bone fletcher, Clinkz, is a strong laner who can both shove or ensure a few kills on his squishy opponents if they are not too cautious. He is known to devour squishy support heroes within a few clicks he gets all his items, making him an effective carry hero. He also builds various items which allow him to deal increased damage and hence push the tower effortlessly. Clinkz has various tools to safeguard himself and also deal immense impact in the teamfights, stopping the enemies in their tracks during teamfights.

Clinkz’s vigor and deadly gameplay make him a suitable pick in the safe lane. Clinkz is currently blessed with buffs, making him a relevant entity, and ensuring he can push lanes quickly with his high AoE physical damage. Clinkz also has immense attack speed, making it easy for him to mow down heroes and buildings within no time. He can also escape with his Shadow Walk in case things get a bit tough for his team. Overall, Clinkz is the perfect pick because he gets online quite early on in the game, and the best part is that he doesn’t need many items to be relevant!

What makes Clinkz most picked?

  • Purchases Desolator which reduces enemy armor upon physical attacks. Also affects towers, helping him push effectively.
  • Clinkz can use Burning Barrage to clear waves and fam quickly, increasing his overall mobility and GPM
  • Clinkz also has high attack speed which aids him in split-pushing.
  • Immense mobility and escape potential with the help of Skeleton Walk.


7. Jakiro

The twin-headed dragon, Jakiro, has ravaged wars with the balance of his cold-blooded vengeance and scorching wrath. Mostly played in the safe lane as a support, there is not much interaction with enemies in the early game, but the mid and late game can be easily controlled by Jakiro as he deals immense magic damage with decent lockdowns. Most enemies are squishy until the late game, which means that all you need as a Jakiro is a Veil of Discord and a Rod of Atos to get the job done. All his magic damage makes him a delight to play and push lanes with.

As a Jakiro, all you need is a few levels to have an impact, and the gold and farm will quickly follow! Jakrio relies more on levels due to the sheer amount of damage his spells are capable of dishing out. He can without doubt solo kill low magic resistance heroes with his magical damage. Jakiro is also highly reliant as a lane pusher with his massive AoE, while also being a relevant team fighter throughout the late game. His damage and fighting capability make him a relevant hero in the 7.32d meta.

What makes Jakiro most picked?

  • Jakiro has 3 damage over time spells, Dual Breath and Liquid Fire) and 1 affecting an entire area ( Macropyre), making it easy for him to disable enemies to deal immense damage to them and the towers as well.
  • Jakiro is highly relevant through the late game due to his building damage potential.
  • Ice Path is also strong against his enemies, catching them off-guard and holding them down in one spot.
  • Highly relevant right from the laning phase as he can dish high damage right off the bat.


6. Undying

Dirge, the undefeated Undying is nothing short of a nightmare to the enemy team. Picking him first ensures you threaten your enemy with strength steal and harass potential. Having high HP as support will guarantee your carry a free rein as you will be busy shoving your foes away from the XP range while your carry safely farms and outpaces his opponents. Undying maintains the tempo in the mid-game as his Tombstone has proven to be immensely helpful to disrupt enemies and slow their movements. His enemies stand no chance once he transforms into the Flesh Golem.

Undying has various skills which help him be highly relevant right from the get-go. His high HP makes it easy for him to frontline and lets his team deal damage from a safe distance. Undying is the ideal support in the current brawling meta where all the heroes seem to just fight it out mercilessly in the laning stage. He is a threat to melee and strength heroes as he can sap their strength and deal high damage to them. Undying’s pick rate is highly attributed to his teamfight potential.

What makes Undying the most picked?

  • Undying has a low cooldown on most of his spells, making them spammable and ensuring he can teamfight at any point in time.
  • He is highly relevant right from the laning phase with his Decay ability which steals enemy strength.
  • His Tombstone allows him to fight without any hassle, and slow his opponents while dealing high damage to them all at the same time.


5. Drow Ranger

Traxex, the Drow Ranger, is a skilled markswoman. She is very precise and deadly against squishy and weak heroes. Her damage is unmatchable by most of her counterparts and on top of that, she can penetrate their high base armor with her ultimate. She can deal heavy damage with just a few items in her inventory. She can destroy any carry hero she is facing effortlessly with her long-duration silence, which most heroes find hard to negate in the early phases of the game. 

Spellcasting heroes can’t stand a chance as the game progresses and the Drow acquires items and gains levels. Having a high attack range provides her with an edge over melee heroes as they can’t close the gap easily due to Gust which also prevents them from using spells on her. Drow might be a passive laner but her late-game potential is unparalleled, making her a great tool to clear waves as well as decimate the enemy base. Her high pick rate is attributed to her high physical damage.

What makes Drow Ranger most picked?

  • She has high physical damage right from the early game which enemies find hard to negate.
  • Gust disable is not to be underestimated as it can decimate poor and defenseless spell-casting heroes within no time
  • Insane wave clear potential with Multishot, which also slows for a great deal, making it harder for her enemies to escape


4. Silencer

The vicious Silencer works wonders against spellcasting heroes as he does the obvious job of silencing them and shutting them down with his ungodly magic damage in the early game. Silencer has spells that silence or prevent enemies from using any items making him very powerful against them. The best part is that laning is not fun for squishy or low INT heroes against a Silencer, frequent right-click damage, and low CD spells shove him out of the lane and steal their INT. Global Silence disables all enemies from using any spells, rendering them useless in teamfights.

Most heroes do not enjoy laning against Silencer as Arcane Curse will ruin their early game with the incredible DPS(Damage per second). Silencer not only deals damage and disables enemies, but he also steals enemy Intelligence if he kills them, which essentially reduces their mana pool, potentially making them unable to cast enough spells, which can effectively prevent them from winning a teamfight. Overall, Silencer is a solid counter to spell-casting heroes, hence his pick rate seems to be skyrocketing.

What makes Silencer most picked?

  • Pretty much all of his spells silence or prevent enemies from using any abilities
  • Deals high magical damage which is often hard to negate and deal with in the late game
  • With Aghanim’s Scepter, Silencer’s ultimate pierces Black King Bar, allowing him to cancel any high-value enemy spells even under spell immunity.


3. Omniknight

It is no doubt that the holy Omniknight is by far one of the most criminally underrated heroes in the game. Support heroes often do not have their impacts felt immediately from the laning phase, but this guardian angel is a noble exception. Omni’s heal keeps him and his allies sustained in the laning phase, while also shoving out enemies He is extremely easy to play and he is also level reliant and does not rely on items to make a dent in the enemy’s gameplay. You can save allies and yourself with all your handy spells, ensuring your team has immense survivability.

Omniknight can also save his entire team with the help of his ultimate, Guardian Angel. This spell grants physical damage immunity to Omni and all his allies in an AoE, essentially ruining the game for his foes. People often ignore and fail to understand the importance of Omniknight in pub games. He is quite the tanky support hero, which makes him highly sought after in this current brawling meta. You don’t know how good it feels to save your low HP teammates as Omniknight and witness the turn the fight around in your favor!

What makes Omniknight most picked?

  • Low cooldown on spells, making him an annoying hero right from the laning phase
  • Multiple saves and buffs allow him to save himself and his allies and turn the tides in his team's favor.
  • Insanely useful from the early game, and his impact is felt even when it's later in the game
  • Omniknight also has a great talent tree, which can help him deal more damage and reduce the cooldown on his spells.
  • More reliant on levels as opposed to items.


2. Arc Warden

Zet, the mischievous Arc Warden knows no bounds, his foes know no way of countering him, as there are often two of him! Known to deal massive damage right off the bat, Arc secures the laning phase versus his opponent. He is also a quick farmer, as he can just duplicate and make his clone push out the lane while he farms the jungle! Late-game Arc Warden can disable and obliterate enemies within a few hits and clicks of spells. He is an excellent lane pusher, and can also resort to ratting if things go south for his team. There are endless possibilities and no method to the madness of the resilient Arc Warden.

Arc Warden isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill hero, he is one of the most complex heroes in the game as he requires a decent understanding of micro. Yet, we get to see him often in this patch, even though there are a few minor nerfs in his talent tree, the hero majorly banks on split pushing and farming without any hassle at all. If he manages to translate the farm into decent impact, then there is no way the enemy team stands a chance against him.

What makes Arc Warden most picked?

  • Great split push potential with the help of his ultimate, which allows him to farm while his double pushes the lane
  • Impressive teamfight potential with double spells and items, which can prove to be enough to decimate the enemy team
  • Low cooldown on non-ultimate spells, which are also known to deal great damage right from the early game


1. Visage

The notorious Visage continues his reign as the corruptor of seven hells, he has induced fear among his foes. Visage is a great addition to your team if you are looking for a threatening mid-hero who can outpace the enemy quite early on in the game. A late-game Visage is no joke and can single-handedly win you the game even against lethal heroes. He can push extremely well with the help of familiars which can be used to lock down enemies as well as deal damage to them in teamfights. 

The mighty Gargoyle has been a staple pick in the current meta due to his high flexibility as he can be picked in any of the three core roles. His armor gain from Gravekeeper’s Cloak makes him highly desirable in the offlane. He is extremely tanky and can opt for different item builds. Visage has extremely high attack speed, which with the help of his familiars and Aghanim’s Scepter can shred through enemies quite quickly. There are many reasons why Visage is number one on this list, his disable potential, his escape, and nuke potential are one of the few reasons to pick him in this meta.

What makes Visage most picked?

  • Great push and fight potential with the help of his Familiars
  • Decent movement and attack speed slow which can be used in tandem with the Familiar’s stun to lock down slippery heroes.
  • High armor gain which is amplified by Gravekeeper’s Cloak, making him stand his ground in fights.
  • Great Aghanim’s Scepter upgrade which turns him invisible and gives him an unobstructed pathing, which can be best suited to catch unsuspecting enemies within the nick of time.
  • Visage does not fall off in the late game, unlike the majority of the core heroes in this meta.


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