[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Bottom Lane Heroes That Are Powerful! (2022 Edition)

The Bottom Lane in Dota is quite a chaotic lane, similar to the top lane, but there are certain heroes which work exceptionally well in the Radiant Safelane and the Dire Hardlane. These heroes range from carry to even support and offlane heroes. The strengths of these heroes are unmatched by any other in the current meta.

To help you pick the right heroes for your ranked adventures, we bring you the Best 10 Bottom Lane Heroes. These heroes are very relevant in the current meta and assure you nothing but victory and domination over your foes!

10. Lycan

Lycan is a menacing shapeshifter who possesses the abilities of mass destruction. Lycan has various different tools which help him farm and sustain in the lane as well as gank and be on the offensive side if needed. He can summon wolves to help him farm, split push, and howl which reduces armor. His ultimate, the Shapeshift is the selling point of him, allowing him to turn into a wolf and destroy the lives of his foes by dealing double the damage and being twice as fast.

Why is Lycan a great bottom-lane hero?

  • He can split push and scout with his wolves
  • Immense lifesteal with shape shift
  • Howl increases the damage and reduces the enemy's armor

Items to buy on Lycan

  • Assault Cuirass
  • Helm of the Overlord
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Boots of Bearing
  • Desolator
  • Skull Basher

Lycan full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Lycan


9. Weaver

Threading through the needle of time, Weaver arrives to devastate his enemies with his massive time-bending abilities. Weaver is a great ranged hero as he can also escape the clutches of his enemies hence faring well in the laning phase. Shukuchi is a lifesaver and can be used to harass enemies as well. The Swarm and Germinnate deal a great amount of damage and are helpful in neutralizing foes. Weaver can be quite unkillable in the late game as he acquires farm and gets tanky.

Why is Weaver a great bottom-lane hero?

  • Can escape and harass with spells
  • Low CD on abilities
  • Farms quickly and deals damage with just a few items

Items to buy on Weaver

  • Maelstorm
  • Desolator
  • Black King Bar
  • Daedalus
  • Monkey King Bar

Weaver full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Weaver

8. Shadow Shaman

Many have come and gone but none can withstand the cursed abilities of this Shaman. Shadow Shaman is a great addition to your team against escape heroes as he offers you insane disable potential allowing your team to follow up with damage and spells. Apart from disabling, he is also known to push out lanes effortlessly and deal damage to buildings with his ultimate! He can also rat well in the late game if he has all the right items!

Why is Shadow Shaman a great bottom lane hero? 

  • Hex greatly reduces the mobility of heroes
  • Shackle locks down the enemy, dealing damage over time
  • Low CD on spells, especially on his ultimate

Items to Buy on Shadow Shaman

  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Aghanim’s Scepter

Shadow Shaman full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Shadow_Shaman

7. Lone Druid

This wise and kind Druid isn’t lonely by any means! His pet bear takes care of any problems that come his way. Lone Druid is played as a carry majority of the time, this is due to the vast potential that the bear has to offer. Sometimes it may feel like the bear is the primary hero and LD is the pet! The bear can easily trap and shred through enemy armor with damage-dealing items. Decent micro-skills are required to play this beast! 

What makes Lone Druid a great bottom-lane hero? 

  • Tanky Spirit Bear can soak up damage while pushing lanes
  • Has serious synergy due to the Spirit Link, which allows him to gain HP.
  • Mows down towers and squishy heroes with just a few items!

Items to buy on Lone Druid

  • Desolator
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Daedalus
  • Mjolnir 
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Silver Edge

LD full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Lone_Druid


6. Necrophos

Necrophos has plagued his enemies, corrupting their immunity with his rancid spells. He is one of the most hated heroes in the current patch. Necrophos is a very annoying laner, thanks to his passive. His abilities provide him with immense healing while dealing damage to his foes. He can ensure they aren’t seen on the battlefield for a long time with his ultimate, which drives lots of players to rage quit!

What makes Necrophos a bottom-lane hero? 

  • Constant DPS with Degen passive
  • Sustain with Death Pulse heal
  • Insane damage and death timer with Reaper’s Scythe

Items to buy on Necrophos

  • Radiance
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Eternal Shroud
  • Lotus Orb
  • Aghanim’s Scepter

Necrophos full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Necrophos


5. Grimstroke

This doomed artist has more than pain in his artwork, he paints with the blood of his slain foes. Grimstroke is primarily played in the support role and he is known for dealing high AoE magic damage and disabling his enemies. His silence can quickly be combined with Ink Swell ability, which is a great way to initiate on his foes! His ultimate prevents them from escaping away or using any spells, essentially providing his team a way to beat down on him and secure the kill!

Why is Grimstroke a great bottom lane hero? 

  • A combination of Soulbind and Phantom's Embrace can prevent enemies from casting spells.
  • His ultimate binds two heroes together, dealing Dagon damage to both of them.
  • If Grimstroke has Aghanim's Scepter, Dark Portrait can reflect enemy abilities.

Items to Buy on Grimstroke

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Force Staff

Grimstroke full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Grimstroke


4. Snapfire

Many are deceived by the rather innocent appearance of this Grandma. She is as vicious and fierce as she was in her younger days! Snapfire quickly became one of the most played supports in the pro scene right after its addition to the Captain’s Draft.  Her skills are great for a variety of purposes from clearing waves, to helping her or her allies escape. Her ultimate is often used in synergy with different heroes such as Mars, Faceless Void, Magnus, and many more. The result of this synergy always proves to be lethal!

Why is Snapfire a great bottom lane hero? 

  • Extremely high magic damage from quite early off the game
  • Low Cooldown on spells
  • Can ward off enemy heroes with her annoying spells

Items to Buy on Snapfire

  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Solar Crest
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Lotus Orb

Snapfire full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Snapfire


3. 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 a great bottom-lane hero? 

  • 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 full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Bane

2. Dazzle

This may seem like an unusual addition to the top 10 list, but Dazzle offers immense slow and DoT with armor reduction and heals while his teammates can be on the offensive side. Both can initiate well and are very powerful in the laning phase. Picking a melee hero versus Dazzle is a very bad idea, you either get shoved off from the lane or you get destroyed. 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.

Why is Dazzle a great bottom-lane hero? 

  • Poison Touch slows enemies and makes them deal damage over time
  • Immense heals and saves with Shallow Grave
  • High armor reduction

Items to Buy on Dazzle

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Solar Crest
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Shard

Dazzle full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Dazzle


1. 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. Sven is known to be one of the best carry heroes in the game. There are various reasons why Sven is number one on this list. He has it all, AoE stun, ease of farming, movement speed, and double damage. Sven is capable of dominating the battlefield all by himself! The items only supplement his abilities and enhance his presence during team fights. 

Why makes Sven a great hero for the bottom lane? 

  • His cleave his great with God’s Strength which can mow down heroes easily
  • Sven can 1 hit kill squishy heroes.
  • Aghanim’s Scepter allows him to pounce on enemy heroes and stun them at the same time, a great gap closer.

Items to buy on Sven

  • Echo Sabre
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Daedalus
  • Black King Bar
  • Bloodthorn

Sven full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Sven

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