DOTA 2 Hero Tier List - November 2019

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Welcome to the DOTA 2  Hero Tier List for November 2019 - 7.23 Gameplay Update.  

Here you will find rankings of each hero based on our own play and research into other tier lists across the web.  Like all of our tier lists, we update these each month or when there is a content patch applied.  

** Tier Lists are never perfect, but we strive for accuracy where possible.  If you disagree with our rankings, please leave a comment below so we can discuss it.  We want to provide the most accurate help to players possible across all levels of play.

December Update:

Updated for December Outlanders Update. You can find the patch notes HERE

The Outlanders Update brought quite a large number of changes to the game including two new heroes: Snapfire and Void Spirit. It also brought updates to the Courier system, a new neutral building type Outposts, map redesigns, and a host of other changes. You can find the Outlanders page HERE

Moved Abaddon from Tier 3 to Tier 1

Moved Vengeful Spirit from Tier 4 to Tier 2

Moved Underlord from Tier 4 to Tier 2

Moved Zeus from Tier 4 to Tier 2


The DOTA 2 Tier List is divided into four tiers:


Tier 1 - Strong

These heroes represent the current top tier picks in the meta. They sit above the current power state of the meta and should be considered first picks across all levels of play.

Tier 2 - Above Average

These heroes represent the current power state of the meta across most skill levels.

Tier 3 - Average

These heroes sit below the relative average power level of the current meta.

Tier 4 - Weak

These heroes represent the bottom of the current meta. Generally they should be avoided, but they could be chosen by someone who is exceptionally experienced at playing them.

Tier 1


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Tier 2


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Tier 3


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Tier 1


Abaddon

Melee
Support - Carry - Durable

Alchemist

Melee
Carry - Support - Durable - Disabler - Initiator - Nuker

Centaur Warrunner

Melee
Durable - Initiator - Disabler - Nuker - Escape

Ember Spirit

Melee
Carry - Escape - Nuker - Disabler - Initiator

Faceless Void

Melee
Carry - Initiator - Disabler - Escape - Durable

Gyrocopter

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Disabler

Kunkka

Melee
Carry - Support - Disabler - Initiator - Durable - Nuker

Leshrac

Ranged
Carry - Support - Nuker - Pusher - Disabler

Lifestealer

Melee
Carry - Durable - Jungler - Escape - Disabler

Mirana

Ranged
Carry - Support - Escape - Nuker - Disabler

Night Stalker

Melee
Carry - Initiator - Durable - Disabler - Nuker

Ogre Magi

Melee
Support - Nuker - Disabler - Durable - Initiator

Outworld Devourer

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Disabler

Shadow Demon

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Initiator - Nuker

Tiny

Melee
Carry - Nuker - Pusher - Initiator - Durable - Disabler

Tier 2


Ancient Apparition

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker

Axe

Melee
Initiator - Durable - Disabler - Jungler

Earthshaker

Melee
Support - Initiator - Disabler - Nuker

Enchantress

Ranged
Support - Jungler - Pusher - Durable - Disabler

Grimstroke

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler - Escape

Grimstroke is an annoying pick that excels early to the late stages of the game.


Invoker

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Disabler - Escape - Pusher

Io

Ranged
Support - Escape - Nuker

Juggernaut

Melee
Carry - Pusher - Escape

Keeper of the Light

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler - Jungler

Lina

Ranged
Support - Carry - Nuker - Disabler

Magnus

Melee
Initiator - Disabler - Nuker - Escape

Morphling

Ranged
Carry - Escape - Durable - Nuker - Disabler

Morphling is currently a meta favorite as he is now being picked in public games and the pro scene. Adaptive Strike with Earthshaker is excellent in public games due to the huge stun lock. He got a bit of a nerf in Patch 7.23 where his health is now shared in both forms. He used to be able to escape skirmishes by switching to another form in order to gain health, but now he cannot do that.


Naga Siren

Melee
Carry - Support - Pusher - Disabler - Initiator - Escape

Omniknight

Melee
Support - Durable - Nuker

Rubick

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker

Sand King

Melee
Initiator - Disabler - Support - Nuker - Escape - Jungler

Slark

Melee
Carry - Escape - Disabler - Nuker

Treant Protector

Melee
Support - Initiator - Durable - Disabler - Escape

Underlord

Melee
Support - Nuker - Disabler - Durable - Escape

Undying

Melee
Support - Durable - Disabler - Nuker

Vengeful Spirit

Ranged
Support - Initiator - Disabler - Nuker - Escape

Winter Wyvern

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker

Wraith King

Melee
Carry - Support - Durable - Disabler - Initiator

Zeus

Ranged
Nuker

Tier 3


Anti-Mage

Melee
Carry - Escape - Nuker

Bane

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker - Durable

Batrider

Ranged
Initiator - Jungler - Disabler - Escape

Beastmaster

Melee
Initiator - Disabler - Durable - Nuker

Bloodseeker

Melee
Carry - Disabler - Jungler - Nuker - Initiator

Bristleback

Melee
Carry - Durable - Initiator - Nuker

Great for beginning players due to his tankiness and forgiving playstyle. Use Quill Spray for pushing out lanes and Bristleback if you get in trouble and have to run.


Broodmother

Melee
Carry - Pusher - Escape - Nuker

Chen

Ranged
Support - Jungler - Pusher

Crystal Maiden

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker - Jungler

Dark Willow

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler - Escape

A very annoying support hero, her kit includes lots of high damage abilities and Cursed Crown is an effective stun that can prevent most ganks by opponents.


Dazzle

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler

Death Prophet

Ranged
Carry - Pusher - Nuker - Disabler

Disruptor

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker - Initiator

Dragon Knight

Melee
Carry - Pusher - Durable - Disabler - Initiator - Nuker

Elder Titan

Melee
Initiator - Disabler - Nuker - Durable

Enigma

Ranged
Disabler - Jungler - Initiator - Pusher

Jakiro

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Pusher - Disabler

Legion Commander

Melee
Carry - Disabler - Initiator - Durable - Nuker

Lich

Ranged
Support - Nuker

Hard Support with nice team fight. Frost Shield is great for melee laners. Chain Frost can be incredibly powerful and can turn a game if used properly.


Lycan

Melee
Carry - Pusher - Jungler - Durable - Escape

Meepo

Melee
Carry - Escape - Nuker - Disabler - Initiator - Pusher

Monkey King

Melee
Carry - Escape - Disabler - Initiator

Necrophos

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Durable - Disabler

Oracle

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler - Escape

Pangolier

Melee
Carry - Nuker - Disabler - Durable - Escape - Initiator

Phantom Lancer

Melee
Carry - Escape - Pusher - Nuker

Phoenix

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Initiator - Escape - Disabler

Puck

Ranged
Initiator - Disabler - Escape - Nuker

Pugna

Ranged
Nuker - Pusher

Queen of Pain

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Escape

Razor

Ranged
Carry - Durable - Nuker - Pusher

Silencer

Ranged
Carry - Support - Disabler - Initiator - Nuker

Sniper

Ranged
Carry - Nuker

Spectre

Melee
Carry - Durable - Escape

Storm Spirit

Ranged
Carry - Escape - Nuker - Initiator - Disabler

Sven

Melee
Carry - Disabler - Initiator - Durable - Nuker

Templar Assassin

Ranged
Carry - Escape

Tidehunter

Melee>
Initiator - Durable - Disabler - Nuker

Timbersaw

Melee
Nuker - Durable - Escape

Timbersaw is hard to deal with in the starting phase if you fail to counterpick against him. Tanky off lane hero that will hard to deal with for a safe lane hero. With a level advantage, the saw nukes can kill any support hero in a single combo. Patch 7.23 gave him an agility gain increase.


Tinker

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Pusher

Troll Warlord

Ranged
Carry - Pusher - Disabler - Durable

Viper

Ranged
Carry - Durable - Initiator - Disabler

Witch Doctor

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler

Tier 4


Arc Warden

Ranged
Carry - Escape - Nuker

Bounty Hunter

Melee
Escape - Nuker

Brewmaster

Melee
Carry - Initiator - Durable - Disabler - Nuker

Chaos Knight

Melee
Carry - Disabler - Durable - Pusher - Initiator

Massive crit damage make Chaos Knight hated by many players. It is avery hard to escape this hero with his Phantasms and massive crit damage. If not stopped early, he can easily kill your supports. Patch 7.23 buffed his Phantasms so they are harder to kill using Magic damage.


Clinkz

Ranged
Carry - Escape - Pusher

Clockwerk

Melee
Initiator - Disabler - Durable - Nuker

Dark Seer

Melee
Initiator - Jungler - Escape - Disabler

Doom

Melee
Carry - Disabler - Initiator - Durable - Nuker

Drow Ranger

Ranged
Carry - Disabler - Pusher

Earth Spirit

Melee
Nuker - Escape - Disabler - Initiator - Durable

One of the support heroes every player should learn and have in his or her kit. Rolling Boulder/Magnetize is a great combo for stunning/damaging enemy players and initiating team fights.


Huskar

Ranged
Carry - Durable - Initiator

Lion

Ranged
Support - Disabler - Nuker - Initiator

Lone Druid

Ranged
Carry - Pusher - Jungler - Durable

Luna

Ranged
Carry - Nuker - Pusher

Mars

Melee
Carry - Initiator - Disabler - Durable

Medusa

Ranged
Carry - Disabler - Durable

Nature's Prophet

Ranged
Carry - Jungler - Pusher - Escape - Nuker

Nyx Assassin

Melee
Disabler - Nuker - Initiator - Escape

Mana Burn is fantastic in certain matchups and can essentially nullify certain heroes. Pick him later in draft to counter heavy mana-based enemy picks.


Phantom Assassin

Melee
Carry - Escape

Pudge

Melee
Disabler - Initiator - Durable - Nuker

Riki

Melee
Carry - Escape - Disabler

Shadow Fiend

Ranged
Carry - Nuker

Shadow Shaman

Ranged
Support - Pusher - Disabler - Nuker - Initiator

Skywrath Mage

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Disabler

For a support, Skywrath Mage can deal a massive amount of spammable magic damage. He is squishy, but he can solo almost any hero with the right positioning and items. Can be used for Off Lane, Mid Lane, or as a Support.


Slardar

Melee
Carry - Durable - Initiator - Disabler - Escape

Spirit Breaker

Melee
Carry - Initiator - Disabler - Durable - Escape

Melee off-lane hero who excels at roaming. Spirit Breaker is all about the stun. Charge of Darkness is a reliable stun while Bulldoze grants immunity during the charge. Nether Strike can finish off opponents low on health.


Techies

Ranged
Nuker - Disabler

Terrorblade

Melee
Carry - Pusher - Nuker

Tusk

Melee
Initiator - Disabler - Nuker

Ursa

Melee
Carry - Jungler - Durable - Disabler

Venomancer

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Initiator - Pusher - Disabler

Venomancer can be used as support or off-lane. Very effective against heroes like Earth Spirit and Tidehunter. Plague Ward is very effective against supports because of its immunity to magic. It can also be used as an Observer ward. Venomancer’s Poison Sting was buffed in Patch 7.23.


Visage

Ranged
Support - Nuker - Durable - Disabler - Pusher

Warlock

Ranged
Support - Initiator - Disabler

Weaver

Ranged
Carry - Escape

Windranger

Ranged
Carry - Support - Disabler - Escape - Nuker

Windranger is an extremely flexible mid lane hero. She is very hard to kill with Windrun and once she gets Aghanim’s Scepter, Monkey King Bar and Maelstrom, she becomes extremely strong and very difficult for opposing players to handle.

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