[Top 10] Dota 2 Nature's Prophet Counters That Are Powerful (Best Heroes Against Nature's Prophet in Dota 2, Ranked)

Nature’s Prophet is pretty much the embodiment of a great ganker! His green and serene appearance make him a leader amongst the jungle creatures. NP is one of the most jungled heroes in the game, mostly due to his treants, which soak up the damage and provide extra damage while farming. 

This hero is extremely flexible in any lane, making him a devastating force in the late game. To help you counter him, we have compiled a list of the best 10 counters which are extremely good against him in any matchup.

10. Spectre

Spectre is a melee carry, which is already a disadvantageous position to be in, despite all the odds, Spectre manages to triumph by naturally being a tanky hero and farming faster than Nature’s Prophet in the early game. The late-game potential to quickly solo kill the squishy prophet and supports from anywhere on the map is unmatched by any other carry in the game! All you need is a few items to face against an entire enemy team alone.

Why is Spectre a great counter to NP? 

  • Shadow Step's low cooldown allows Spectre to teleport to him whenever he decides to push.
  • Spectral Dagger allows Spectre to go through Sprout's trees and stun Nature's Prophet if she has a Skull Basher or Abyssal Blade.
  • Spectre loves buying Radiance, which can kill Nature's Prophet's Treants easily.

Items to buy on Spectre

  • Blade Mail
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly
  • Radiance
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Abyssal Blade


9. Broodmother

Whether you have Arachnophobia or not, I’m sure you’re afraid of the almighty Broodmother as an NP main. Unless you’re an AoE damage-dealing core (which the Furion isn’t), you should be afraid of this 8-legged menace. You do no AoE damage to her unless you have Radiance or multiple AoE spells, which means Brood has free rein for the first 30 minutes of the game, and may possibly be knocking at your tier 3s. All it takes is Insatiable Hunger and Diffusal Blade to melt the prophet!

Why is Broodmother a great counter to Nature’s Prophet? 

  • Nature's Prophet's Treants can be destroyed with Spawn Spiderlings and summon spiderlings in their place.
  • Broodmother loves buying Orchid Malevolence, which can prevent Nature's Prophet from escaping with Sprout and Teleportation.

Items to Buy on Broodmother

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Bloodthorn
  • Radiance


8. Visage

Visage, the dreaded gargoyle, has induced fear amongst his foes and continues his reign as the corruptor of seven hells. Visage is a great addition to your team if you are looking for a threatening carry who can outpace the enemy quite early on in the game against Nature’s Prophet. Visage has extremely high attack speed, which with the help of his familiars and Aghanim’s Scepter can shred through enemies quite quickly. A late-game Visage is no joke and can single-handedly win you the game even against constant ratting.

Why is Visage a great counter to Nature’s Prophet?

  • Nature's Prophet has no innate way to deal with Gravekeeper's Cloak or kill Familiars effectively.
  • Familiars can fly over the trees created by Sprout. They can also use Stone Form when Nature's Prophet is trying to use Teleportation.

Items to buy on Visage

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Orchid of Maleovalence
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Solar Crest


7. Sand King

Sand King fares well against most heroes, especially if they are melee or if they have spawns! He may have a hard time getting harassed himself,  but not when NP can’t see him. Sand King can farm and deal damage quite effortlessly without even moving. Apart from dealing lethal AoE damage, SK farms fairly quickly and is ready to rotate to other parts of the map. All it takes is one Blink Dagger or Veil of Discord for him to dominate and destroy the valiant and mighty Nature’s Prophet. 

Why is Sand King Great against Nature’s Prophet? 

  • All of Sand King's abilities deal exceptional AoE damage.
  • Sand King's Caustic Finale combined with Sand Storm will kill Treants easily.
  • Sand King can interrupt Teleportation with Burrowstrike, even through Sprout.

Items to Buy on Sand King

  • Blink Dagger/Overwhelming Blink
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Veil of Discord
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Eul’s Scepter



6. Clockwerk

The mechanical genius, Clock is back in the meta! Often played in the offlane or pos 4 against NP, early rotations can cause great damage to him. After reaching level 6, the Hookshot makes sure the NP hiding in the distance is caught and punished. All of his skills can help gank him due to the scout and lock down their potential of them. Only the players who are brilliant at positioning know how to stay away from this robotic menace.

Why is Clockwerk a great counter to Nature’s Prophet?

  • Clockwerk's long-range initiation and catch make it incredibly difficult for Nature's Prophet to split push and show on the map alone.
  • Rocket Flare can be used to scout Nature's Prophet if he is hiding in the forest, and can provide vision inside of Sprout.

Items to buy on Clockwerk 

  • Blademail
  • Pipe of Insight
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Black King Bar



5. Lina

You should never play with fire, you’ll end up losing! Lina smokes NP with her insane magical burst damage, there is no way he recovers from this arson. Lina can be called a beginner-friendly hero but only the most experienced players can understand her true potential. She can rip through the prophet effortlessly, with both her abilities and physical damage output. Her AoE spells can easily demolish squishy support heroes. High movement speed allows her to rotate through lanes quickly. 

Why is Lina a great counter to Nature’s Prophet?

  • Lina can easily prevent Nature's Prophet's Teleportation escape attempts with Light Strike Array and can clear Sprout's trees instantly.
  • Lina's Dragon Slave and Light Strike Array can kill Nature's Prophet's Treants.

Items to buy on Lina

  • Shadow Blade
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar


4. Ember Spirit

The fiery spirit of this warrior is unparalleled, his immense knowledge and capabilities are surely a sight worth witnessing. Being a melee hero vs. ranged heroes can be a hard task, especially in the late stages of the game, but ES defies all odds and is considered to be a great counter to the prophet simply due to his AoE damage output along with the ability to soak up some serious damage. His flexibility allows him to obliterate with builds of all different kinds. 

Why is Ember Spirit a great counter to Nature’s Prophet? 

  • Sleight of Fist with Battle Fury deals a lot of damage to Nature's Prophet's team if they stand close to his Treants, as well as killing all the Treants with ease.
  • Ember Spirit with Fire Remnant and Boots of Travel can be very active around the map, which enables him to quickly teleport and defend the objective Nature's Prophet is attacking whenever he tries to push.

Items to Buy on Ember Spirit

  • Mjolnir
  • Radiance
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Blademail
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard


3. Underlord

The almighty and resilient Underlord is relatively a new hero but he is highly notorious for being a tanky and a beefy boi to stop the likes of Nature’s Prophet. His high base HP and armor have made him a worthy hero on this list. His impressive skill set is just the cherry on top, allowing his allies to escape and trapping his foes in the Pit of Malice. It’s quite a treat to see a farmed and fat Underlord take no damage from the equally farmed enemy carry.

Why is Underlord a great counter to Nature’s Prophet?

  • Firestorm makes quick work of Treants and Atrophy Aura gives him temporary damage for every Treant killed.
  • Atrophy Aura greatly reduces Nature's Prophet's damage and he has no other good way to deal damage.
  • Fiend's Gate can counter split-pushing, which is something that Nature's Prophet relies on a lot.

Items to buy on Underlord

  • Blademail
  • Lotus Orb
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Pipe of Insight 
  • Crimson Guard
  • Rod of Atos



2. Naga 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!

Why is Naga Siren a great counter to Nature’s Prophet?

  • Naga Siren is a natural split-pusher. With a Radiance equipped, she will easily keep the lanes pushed out, therefore keeping backdoor protection enabled and preventing Nature's Prophet from dealing building damage.
  • Ensnare prevents Teleportation.
  • Song of the Siren will stop Nature's Prophet from escaping even if he has hidden inside of Sprout.

Items to Buy on Naga Siren

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


1. Timbersaw

Other than hating trees for a living, Timbersaw loves hating on melee strength heroes, something that he is himself! Apart from this, he is quite a dominating force against melee heroes, his immense damage can not be negated very early into the game. Timber can triumph undoubtedly if he is put in a 1v1 matchup against most strength and melee heroes, the strength disparity damage is just intense and the nuke damage is why he is considered to be one of the best in the business. 

Why is Timbersaw a great counter to Nature’s Prophet?

  • All three of Timbersaw’s abilities give him an easy way out of Sprout, and can also destroy nearby trees so Nature's Prophet can’t spawn Treants.
  • If Prophet tries to escape with a self Sprout/Teleport, Timbersaw can easily cut down all its trees to get to him and deal increased Whirling Death damage as well.
  • Chakram heavily discourages teleport.
  • Treants can give Reactive Armor many charges quite quickly.

Items to Buy on Timbersaw

  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Pipe of Insight 
  • Crimson Guard
  • Blade Mail
  • Lotus Orb


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