[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Disablers That Are Deadly


In this day and age where most heroes have an escape mechanic or in general, are very agile, there is a requirement of heroes who can trample their advances and disable them. The disabler heroes may have a stun, silence, or any other feature that ensures the enemy can not function well! Every winning team has a few disablers on their side!

To ensure you pick the right disabler hero, we bring you the 10 Disablers which are deadly in the current patch, and since they are from the current patch, they are very relevant! We hope you find success with these heroes and climb up the MMR ladder.


10. Rubick


Rubick is an evergreen pick as he never seems to go out of fashion! His excellent spells and spellcasting have kept him relevant all these years as he is a great disabler. Rubick does insane damage not only in the literal sense but if he gets hold of spells like Glimpse or even Fissure, then he can truly turn the tides around. The prominent reason why Rubick is frequently picked is because of the flexibility he provides, along with the impact he has in the game!

Why is Rubick a great disabler? 

  • Prominent against other relevant heroes in the meta that have immense crowd control/damage spells. Ex. Enigma, Tidehunter, Magnus
  • His Telekenisis proves to be a great disable spell in both the early and late game.
  • Fade Bolt ensures your enemies deal minimum physical damage

Items to buy on Rubick

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aeon Disk
  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape

See Rubick in action!


9. Winter Wyvern 


The bone-chilling threat of Wyvern’s curse ensures no foes stick around! Her foes can’t withstand the heavy damage dealt by Wyvern as her spells are all AoE! Wyvern is known to be a great pick in any situation as she can heal her allies and shove out lanes if needed. But the prominent reason for picking her is Winter’s Curse, her ultimate. It ensures the initiating hero is disabled and forces their allies to hit him. 

Why is Winter Wyvern a great disabler? 

  • Winter’s Curse makes it hard for most heroes to initiate as they fear getting deleted!
  • Heals that can protect teammates with Cold embrace
  • Destroys most heroes in the laning phase

Items to Buy on Winter Wyvern

  • Aether Lens
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Holy Locket
  • Ghost Scepter

See Winter Wyvern in action!

8. Puck

This dazzling faerie dragon is a mixture of skill and flamboyance. Although, relatively a weak laner and squishy, Puck can turn the tides around if he manages to secure his early game by farming sufficiently and ganking other lanes. Most heroes fare well against the Puck unless he has an absolute cakewalk of a laning phase! The right items at the right time allow him to sustain himself and deal lethal magical damage without worrying about his foes!

Why is Puck a great disabler? 

  • Waning Rift silences Anti-Mage, preventing him from blinking away.
  • Dream Coil stops Anti-Mage from blinking, with Aghanim's Scepter also locks down Anti-Mage for a long duration.

Items to Buy on Puck

  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Shard and Scepter
  • Linken’s Sphere
  • Aeon Disk
  • Witch Blade

See Puck in action!

7. Disruptor

Prepare yourself for troubled weather as Disruptor barrages into the battlefield to change the trajectory of the battle! DIsruptor is one of the most picked support heroes 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 enemies' items. Most enemies can easily be caught off guard by Disruptor if they wander in without suspecting anything, the aftermath can be in the favor of the Disruptor! 

Why is Disruptor a great disabler? 

  • Glimpse brings enemies back if they try to escape
  • Static Storm stops enemies from using their spells or escaping
  • Low CD on spells, allows him to spam and shove enemies off the lane

Items to Buy on Disruptor

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

See Disruptor in action!

6. Bane

Bane is the culprit of endless nightmares in the shadow realm. He remains a solid counter to escape heroes and especially tanky ones. He can quickly disable them by applying debuffs, and locking them down for a good duration! This means that his foes can’t escape Bane’s wrath if locked down with Nightmare or Fiend’s Grip! The upside of having so many single targetted spells is that you can break the Linken’s as well! 

Why is Bane a great disabler? 

  • Nightmare prevents enemy heroes from escaping and locks them down while Bane can attack them
  • Fiend’s Grip also locks fleeting enemies down, which can result in their deaths with some follow-up
  • Enfeeble highly reduces regeneration or heals
  • Brain Sap's pure damage ignores armor

Items to Buy on Bane

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Aether Lens

See Bane in action!

5. Skywrath Mage

This intelligent mage possesses the knowledge of the world. His arcane prowess enables him to obliterate his rivals and ensures his victory on the battlefield. Skywrath Mage is a flexible hero, but he is primarily played in the roaming support position. He is known to be annoying in the lane, his low cooldown spells allow him to spam his enemies with immense damage. He is known to disable enemies right from the early game with his Arcane Curse!

Why is Skywrath Mage a fun hero?

  • Low CD spamming abilities and a silence that can last for eternity with Aghanim’s Scepter.
  • High Magical damage can be further amplified with items
  • Great talent tree that scales well with levels

Items to buy on Skywrath Mage

  • Rod of Atos
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Veil of Discord
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard

See Skywrath Mage in action!

4. Silencer

Silence is one aspect that counters spells the most. And well, Silencer… you know it’s kind of self-explanatory. Having spells that silence or prevent from using any items makes him very powerful against most heroes. The best part is that laning is totally not fun for most heroes against a Silencer, frequent right-click damage, low CD spells shove them out of the lane! 

Why is Silencer a great disabler? 

  • Arcane Curse deals repeated stacks of damage making sure enemies do not spam their abilities.
  • Glaives of Wisdom deals pure damage.
  • Global Silence will silence enemies no matter where they are on the map. This can be used to help allies kill, or prevent them from getting killed.

Items to Buy on Silencer

  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter

See Silencer in action!

3. Doom

Feared by both angels and devils, Doom is known to dominate the battlefield with his terrifying spells and animosity. Though the laning phase may be rough on Doom against most heroes, he hits his item timings quickly, thanks to Devour and Scorched Earth. Being more level reliant over the farm, Doom must constantly gank other lanes to secure farm and space for his team! He shreds through his enemies due to his high magic damage and disables, rendering them useless. 

Why is Dooma a great disabler? 

  • Doom can shut down enemy heroes easily with his ultimate, muting their items and silencing them while they take insane damage over time.
  • Along with the ultimate, Doom also can devour creeps to get their abilities, allowing him to stun or deal damage during team fights.

Items to Buy on Doom

  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Pipe of Insight

See Doom in action!

2. 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 disabler? 

  • 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

See Shadow Shaman in action!

1. Lion

Considered to be sent from the deepest hells, Lion is considered to be the best disabler hero in the game. Lion is a beginner’s favorite, primarily due to his ease of spells and high burst damage potential. He can often rotate and gank other lanes at early levels. He is known for his chain-disable, which makes him a threat even in the late game. His Hex into Earth Spike is quite the deadly combo that can cause lethal damage with follow-up from his allies! 

What makes Lion a great disabler? 

  • Earth Spike deals AoE damage and stuns multiple enemies
  • Hex turns enemies into frogs, making them unable to use items or spells
  • Low CD on spells
  • Mana Drain sucks the enemy’s mana and transfers it to Lion 

Items to buy on Lion

  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aether Lens

See Lion in action!

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