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

The newest addition to the game is none other than the mighty Primal Beast. His intimidating looks are enough to make players rage quit! Jokes aside, Primal Beast’s pick rate has been an all-time high due to the buffs he received this meta. All of his spells seem overpowered and he ensures none shall escape his clutches. 

Is Primal Beast really uncounterable? No! You can effectively combat him with the below-mentioned 10 Counters. These heroes are extremely relevant in the current meta and turn the Beast into a puny mortal creature.

10. Disruptor

Prepare yourself for troubled weather as Disruptor barrages into the battlefield to change the trajectory of the battle as he is often seen as a worthy counter-pick to Primal Beast. DIsruptor is one of the most picked support heroes against the Primal Beast in the current meta, as he provides insane disable in the form of Static Storm which further is amplified by Aghanim’s Scepter that mutes his items. His glimpse can save his allies or himself if the Beast charges in. His ultimate can also be interrupted by Static Storm. 

Why is Disruptor a great counter to Primal Beast? 

  • Glimpse can simply send Primal Beast back after using Onslaught to close the gap.
  • While Static Storm is not much of a threat in terms of damage, it does prevent Primal Beast from casting any spells.
  • Kinetic Field can prevent Primal Beast from leaving a specified area.
  • Overall, Disruptor forces Primal Beast to buy a Black King Bar much earlier than he might like.

Items to Buy on Disruptor

  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Mutes Beast’s items.
  • Aeon Disk - Saves him from getting burst quickly from Beast and also applies a basic dispel
  • Glimmer Cape - Invisibility can be used to escape or set up to gank Primal Beast
  • Eul’s Scepter - Can be used to set up for Lighting Storm ultimate.
  • Force Staff - Great gap closer and can also be used to escape.



9. Troll Warlord

Jah’rakal the Troll Warlord has seen his fair share of battles, he has drawn so much blood that it puts Primal Beast to shame. From being able to survive 1v5, Troll is also capable of farming quickly and turning his foes into dust, and Primal Beast is no exception. He is nimble and agile enough to rip the latter apart in the nick of time. Battle Trance can essentially make Troll go from 0 to 100 real quick, ensuring Beast has no chance to escape if he tries to come close. He is also one of the few heroes who are able to solo kill Roshan. His fearless spirit and vigor are unparalleled. 

Why is Troll Warlord a great counter to Primal Beast? 

  • Troll is more reliant on levels as opposed to farm
  • That being said, he farms relatively well compared to his foes due to his AoE abilities
  • Battle Trance should make Primal Beast very careful about how hard he wants to commit with the onslaught, with the root making him unable to cast it or use Trample to its fullest.

Items to buy on Troll Warlord

  • Skull Basher - Can bash Beast and prevent him from TP’ing, can later be upgraded into Abyssal Blade
  • Satanic - Can quickly heal up on physical attacks upon activation, also provides basic dispel from the latter.
  • Battlefury - Essential to split push and farm quickly 
  • Diffusal Blade - Slows down Primal Beast and burns his mana
  • Monkey King Bar - Increased physical damage, also provides true strike 


8. Bloodseeker

Bloodseeker knows no bounds when it comes to rupturing foes like the lethal Primal Beast. Bloodseeker can withstand the heavy damage of Primal Beast with the help of his lifesteal as well as his Q which sustains him in the laning phase as well as in the teamfights. Primal Beast can also fall victim to Rupture which can be timed mid-Pulverize, making him take immense amounts of damage as he moves due to his high movement speed. It may result in his instant death or make him low enough for Bloodseeker to hunt him and further neutralize him! Blood Rite is extremely useful to lock Beast down and silence him, which allows him to kill him in skirmishes. 

Why is Bloodseeker a great counter to Primal Beast?

  • Flexible item build.
  • Thirst provides increased movement speed and vision to hunt and kill low HP enemies.
  • Rupture deals extra damage to Magnus during Skewer or Force Staff, preventing him from escaping or counter-initiating, forcing him to invest in a Linken's Sphere.

Items to buy on Bloodseeker

  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight
  • Monkey King Bar - Increased physical damage, also provides true strike 
  • Mjolnir - Exceptional for pushing lanes and farming quickly
  • Sange and Yasha - Provides decent stats and physical damage
  • Abyssal Blade - Can be used to quickly lock down Magnus after getting on top of him, allowing you to beat him down with the physical damage


7. Death Prophet

The ghastly prophet looms over Primal Beast, foreshadowing his existence and planning her every move towards decimating him! Seeing Death Prophet in pub games is quite a rare sight in 2022, but her occasional cameos are a sight worth witnessing, as she is picked especially against Primal Beast. Her spammable spells make her a nuisance in the laning phase, which is even worsened if she has Spirit Siphon, making her drain his health, and there is not much that he can do about it as he is a melee hero, making it hard for him to acquire farm. If Primal Beast gets silenced then there is no way he leaves the battlefield alive versus a six-slotted Death Prophet.

Why is Death Prophet a great counter to Primal Beast?

  • Silence can be used to interrupt Primal Beast while he is channeling Pulverize.
  • Spirit Siphon can be used to abuse Primal Beast's high health pool, dealing large amounts of damage while healing Death Prophet substantially.
  • Moreover, Spirit Siphon does too little damage per instance to trigger Uproar, making it a very effective harassment tool during the laning phase.
  • Exorcism also does a good amount of damage due to Primal Beast being slowed and unable to cast Onslaught.

Items to buy on Death Prophet

  • Eul’s Scepter - Can be used to lock QoP down and set up for silence or dispel Shadow Strike
  • Black King Bar - Magic Immunity from all her spells
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard - High damage which can be used to push towers or deal immense damage during teamfights
  • Kaya and Sange - High stat and mana gain
  • Shiva’s Guard - Increased armor and AoE damage, also reduces QoP’s armor in a radius.


6. Earth Spirit

Kaolin, the Earth Spirit is undoubtedly one of the best Primal Beast counters in the game. His Rolling Boulder ensures that Primal Beast does not escape with Pulverize. Along with the stun, he can also silence and slow him and deal them damage over time with his ultimate, Magnetize. Unlike most heroes on this list, Earth Spirit can be played in multiple roles, his flexibility ensures he fits in every other matchup and contributes to teamfights by disabling Beast and dealing some insane damage to him that can’t be negated easily.

Why is Earth Spirit a great counter to Primal Beast?  

  • Rolling Boulder can be used to initiate or escape in team fights
  • Geomagnetic Grip disables enemies
  • Immense Damage over Time
  • Rolling Boulder and Geomagnetic Grip allow Earth Spirit to easily stun, silence, and interrupt Primal Beast in fights.

Items to buy on Earth Spirit

  • Spirit Vessel - Immense DPS and heal reduction to Primal Beast when used
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape the fight
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells hence can also be used to dispel
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight
  • Glimmer Cape - Provides invisibility, can also be used on allies to escape or to initiate on Primal Beast


5. Lifestealer

The threatening Lifestealer is a deadly force to be reckoned with. His strength ruptures and cripples Primal Beast, due to his low base armor. Lifestealer is a carry hero, and he is quite good at carrying the team on his back if he gets armor corruption items like Desolator and Assault Cuirass. Due to the lifesteal, he can fare well in the laning phase against Beast and deal decent damage to him due to high base damage. Lifestealer mainly relies on kills to get gold, making him a fight-oriented hero whose pace Primal Beast can’t match. Rage also acts as the Black King Bar, as it stops all of Beast’s abilities from affecting Lifestealer.

Why is Lifestealer a great counter to Primal Beast? 

  • Rage can protect Lifestealer from all of Primal Beast's abilities since all of his active abilities don't pierce spell immunity.
  • Feast can deal lots of damage as Primal Beast is a strength hero with high health.
  • If Rage is on cooldown, Lifestealer has to be very careful about Primal Beast's long duration disables which prevent Feast from being able to keep him alive.

Items to Buy on Lifestealer

  • Armlet of Mordiggian - Increased damage and HP, can toggle through Beast’s damage
  • Desolator - Increased damage and armor corruption
  • Skull Basher - Can bash Beast and prevent him from TP’ing, can later be upgraded into Abyssal Blade
  • Sange and Yasha - Provides decent stats and physical damage
  • Eye of Skadi - Great for reducing Beast’s regen while also providing stats.


4. Enigma

The mystery of this being lies within the abyss, often known to be menacing against multiple heroes and Primal Beast is no exception. Primal Beast has extremely poor resistance to magical damage, making it easy for Enigma to use his spells casually and deal decent amounts of magic damage in the laning phase. Unlike Primal Beast, Enigma has various tools which help him farm faster and efficiently, either with his Eidolons or with the help of Midnight Pulse. He is known for his almighty ultimate, the Black Hole, which in no way is countered by Primal Beast. It is regarded as one of the best ultimates in the game! It can change the trajectory of the game, turn around team fights and make the enemy Beast rage quit.

What makes Enigma a great counter to Primal Beast? 

  • Malefice and Midnight Pulse Combo will do an insane amount of damage against Primal Beast and prevent him from using any of his spells effectively during the fight.
  • Black Hole as you'd expect completely counters a hero who needs to move to deal damage. It also prevents Uproar from being an issue, since he can’t use it during the disable.
  • Even during the laning stage Enigma can get away from Primal Beast very reliably while denying the solid experience start that he needs.

Items to buy on Enigma

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating     
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Increases damage done during Black Hole
  • Refresher’s Orb - Can refresh spells and items and use them again in quick succession to delete Primal Beast from the fight


3. Sven

The rogue knight is known for inducing fear into his enemy’s minds, his fierce moves and heavy sword scare all the foes away and the mighty Primal Beast is no exception to this! Sven is known to be one of the best carry heroes in the game against Primal Beast, due to his sheer and raw physical damage. There are various reasons why Sven is so high on this list. He has it all, AoE stun, ease of farming, movement speed, and double damage, these are all the tools that you need for stopping Primal Beast in his tracks. Sven is capable of dominating the battlefield all by himself, making him a great counter to the low armor-clad Primal Beast. 

Why makes Sven a great counter to Primal Beast? 

  • Storm Hammer is a very good spell against Trample, as it has a long duration of stun time and can be used to stun Primal Beast as he charges toward Sven or his allies.
  • God's Strength will make very short work of Primal Beast in the right circumstances (like if he has no allies nearby) due to its increased damage.
  • Warcry can be used to outrun Trample and make it hard for Primal Beast to get on top of Sven and his allies to deal damage with Trample or cast other abilities.

Items to buy on Sven

  • Echo Sabre - Great stat gain along with immense damage and attack speed
  • Assault Cuirass - Immense armor gain, also reduces Beast’s armor at the same time
  • Daedalus - Immense critical damage
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity from all of Beast’s spells, making you invulnerable in the fight
  • Bloodthorn - Can silence Meepo and turn him into rubbles in no time


2. 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 against Primal Beast. Void can easily dismember Beast in the late game with the help of his items as well as with the help of the mighty Chronoshphere. All he needs is a little synergy from his team which can result in maximum devastation for the enemy team. There are areas where the Primal Beast can excel against Void, such as him being a better and more active hero in the early game but the late game scenario is undoubtedly favored for Faceless Void, as he accumulates all the items required to fight the mighty Beast.

What makes Faceless Void a great counter to Primal Beast?

  • Time Walk makes it impossible for Primal Beast to stay on top of Faceless Void with his abilities and allows him to backtrack almost all damage taken during Pulverize if he survives it.
  • Once Faceless Void has an Aghanim's Shard Onslaught can be easily escaped. He could also choose to get a lower cooldown on Time Walk, making it even harder for Primal Beast to catch him in fights or stop his initiations.
  • Time Dilation will make Primal Beast useless for an extended time after casting his abilities if he does not have a dispel.
  • Chronosphere stops Primal Beast from casting abilities or stopping Faceless Void from damaging allies within.

Items to buy on Faceless Void

  • Mjolnir - Mjolnir - Exceptional for pushing lanes and farming quickly
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity from all of Beast’s magic damage spells, making you invulnerable in the fight
  • Butterfly - Increased evasion, agility, and movement speed
  • Eye of Skadi - Great for reducing Mars’ regen while also providing stats. 
  • Monkey King Bar - Increased physical damage, also provides true strike
  • Satanic - Can quickly heal up on physical attacks upon activation, also provides basic dispel from the latter.


1. Weaver

Weaver is the only unfixed bug in the game! Threading through the needle of time, Weaver arrives to devastate Primal Beast with his massive time-bending abilities, and immense physical damage, hence exceptionally countering him. Weaver is a ranged hero which allows him to have an edge over Primal Beast in the laning phase where he can easily poke and prod, ruining his gameplay. Shukuchi is a lifesaver as it can be used to escape the charging Beast. The Swarm and Germinnate deal a great amount of damage and help neutralize him. Weaver can be quite unkillable in the late game as he acquires farm quickly as compared to Primal Beast.

Why is Weaver a great counter to Primal Beast?

  • Shukuchi allows Weaver to escape from Trample.
  • Trample disarms Primal Beast, so when he uses it Weaver can cast The Swarm to make him vulnerable to physical damage.
  • Primal Beast has a slow attack speed, making it harder for him to kill The Swarm beetles.
  • Pulverize is blocked by Linken's Sphere, which is a common item for Weaver.

Items to buy on Weaver

  • Maelstorm - Exceptional for pushing lanes and farming quickly
  • Desolator - Increased damage and armor corruption
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity
  • Daedalus - Immense critical damage
  • Monkey King Bar - Increased physical damage, also provides true strike in case he is lacking damage


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