[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Escape Heroes That Are Great! (2022 Edition)

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Don’t you just hate those slippery heroes on the enemy team? The ones that kite you for too long and waste your time? Well, you can make your enemies rage quit if you’re the one picking the escape heroes we’ve mentioned below!

The below heroes are not only great escape artists but they also deal great damage and are relevant in the current meta! We present you with the best 10 Escape Heroes That Are Great!

10. Riki

This silent assassin is quite slippery! He is known to be quick and agile, he is not to be seen at all times!

Riki is known to use his Blink ability to both escape and jump into a team fight. This combined with his invisibility ultimate and Trick of the Trade ability allows him to dodge spells and escape heroes chasing his tail! He is one of the least complex heroes on this list. 

Riki can opt for various items depending on the matchup he is against, but there are a few items that can’t be replaced or changed! The standard items include built on Riki includes Diffusal Blade, Abyssal Blade, Manta Style, Black King Bar, Daedalus, Butterfly, Eye of Skadi, Sange and Yasha, Aghanim’s Scepter, and Shard.

What makes Riki a great escape hero? 

  • Ultimate that turns him permanently invisible. 
  • Builds items that provide him insane movement speed.
  • High armor and attack speed. 

Witness Riki in action!


 9. Bounty Hunter

This elusive hero has been gaining notoriety among the new players. His invisibility combined with his high damage output is the selling point! 

Bounty Hunter is known to slip from the clutches of his enemies. He is an annoying hero, which can fit into any lane! He can mow down enemy supports with just a few right clicks or he may also save his allies and provide them with heal or sustain. 

Bounty Hunter can be played in pretty much any role due to the nature of his spells. This results in a vast item pool, which may include items like Daedalus, Desolator, Aghanim’s Scepter, Bloodthorn, Scythe of Vyse, Dagon, Solar Crest, Sange and Yasha, Guardian Greaves, Skull Basher. These items vary according to your role, but they guarantee to amplify your skills and supplement your allies. 

What makes Bounty Hunter a great escape hero?

  • Invisibility ability with a very short delay.
  • Can spy on enemies using the track ultimate.
  • High base movement speed, combined with items allows him to be very swift.
  • Great talent tree that increases invisibility duration.
  • Aghanim’s shard offers decreased damage reduction when invisible.

Witness Bounty Hunter in action!


8. Tinker 

This mechanical genius requires you to have strong mechanical skills and reflexes! Tinker is often ranked one of the most elusive and complex Mid heroes in the current meta!

Tinker is known to have a global presence thanks to his Keen Conveyance ability. This combined with his Blink Dagger purchase and Rearm ultimate allows him to refresh and jump in and out of team fights as if he is playing the game with the cheats on! His hard-hitting spells can decimate the weaker heroes quite effortlessly.

Tinker is active from the mid-game, he comes online after a few items, which allows him to gank other lanes. His magical damage output is amplified with Rearm. Tinker usually builds items like Aether Lens, Blink Dagger, Aghanim’s Scepter, Scythe of Vyse, Bloodstone, Dagon. Black King Bar. After acquiring the essential items, there is no way you can stop the great genius!

What makes Tinker a great escape hero? 

  • Rearm ultimate that works great with items like Blink Dagger, Force Staff, Glimmer Cape.
  • Even when under attack, Tinker can channel his rearm, providing him with a small chance to escape given he has a Blink Dagger.
  • Defense Matrix blesses him with a shield that absorbs most of his damage.

Witness Tinker in action!


7. Anti-Mage

This charismatic warrior has a bone to pick against the mages! His hatred for the arcane arts is unmatchable. He is the Anti-Mage! 

Anti-Mage is known to slip away from his foes, thanks to his Blink ability. He is not only a great elusive hero, but he also provides your team with great late-game potential. Anti-Mage is a threat in the late game due to his unpredictable farming nature. 

If not contained in the early game, Anti-Mage snowballs quite easily. His early item timings may allow him to fight and mow down towers effortlessly. Standard items on Anti-Mage include Battlefury, Manta Style, Abyssal Blade, Butterfly, Heart of Tarrasque, Black King Bar, Aghanim’s Scepter, Monkey King Bar. He just never goes out of meta! 

What makes Anti-Mage a great escape hero? 

  • Great talent tree that offers him lower Blink cooldown and higher cast range.
  • High base movement speed, which is later supplemented by items.
  • Counterspell allows him to reflect targetted spells, making it easy for him to escape in case of a reflected stun! 

Witness Anti Mage in action!


6. Spirit Breaker

Spirit Breaker is a swift and ferocious being. Pouncing and decimating his foes as soon as he sets his eyes on them! He is one of the most picked heroes in the recent patch! 

Spirit Breaker is a dangerous force right from the early game, his Charge spell allows him to escape and initiate from any corner of the map, providing vision of the charged hero, which suites well with allies that also have a great global presence. 

His other spells offer him great status resistance, movement speed, and damage which are great perks for an initiating hero! Essential items on Spirit Breaker include Shadow Blade, Aghanim’s Shard, Aghanim’s Scepter, Black King Bar, Echo Sabre, Assault Cuirass, Heaven’s Halberd. His items allow him to become more elusive, making it harder for his enemies to get hold of him! Especially in the late game. 

What makes Spirit Breaker great for escape? 

  • High movement speed amplifies his Charge damage.
  • Can charge any visible enemy, neutral creep or enemy creep from anywhere on the map.
  • Can escape after bashing enemies or using his ultimate Nether Strike on them.

Witness Spirit Breaker in action!


5. Dawnbreaker

Dawnbreaker is one of the newest additions in the game, and she is a force to be reckoned with! Her strong spells are sure not to be underestimated!

Dawnbreaker is a versatile hero who can be played in any position due to the flexible nature of her spells. She is known to be quite tanky and slippery right from the early game! This makes her easier to play for newer players!

Dawnbreaker is a menace in the late game due to the value that she brings to the team fight, usually building utility items such as the Solar Crest, Pipe of Insight, Guardian Greaves, Blademail, Vladimir’s Offering, and much more! Both the Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard are of great value. 

What makes Dawnbreaker a great escape hero? 

  • She can use the Celestial Hammer’s ability to escape or initiate.
  • Solar Guardian ultimate can be used to escape to your allies and heal them in the process.
  • Impressive talent tree that increases the cast range of her abilities.

Witness Dawnbreaker in action!


4. Monkey King

Monkey King is one of the newest additions to the pool yet he manages to put up a show with his deadly and mischievous abilities. He is known for his insane mobility and escape potential.

Monkey King is a flexible hero, can be played in all positions but his optimal performance can be experienced only in the carry role. Melee heroes dread playing against him as he can get the Jingu stacks which provide him with great lifesteal. He has multiple escaping tricks up his sleeve.

Monkey King does a great deal of damage with a few items, as he is a late-game specialist. The standard rampage build includes Eye of Skadi, Satanic, Black King Bar, Abyssal Blade, Aghanim’s Scepter, Nullifier. If he manages to get the Jingu stacks on you in the late game, there is no way you survive. 

What makes Monkey King an amazing escape hero?

  • Tree Dance ability allows him to jump on and between trees.
  • Primal Spring’s ability allows him to jump-off trees, allowing him to deal damage while landing.
  • Mischief turns him into couriers or trees, camouflaging him.

Witness Monkey King in action!


3. Storm Spirit 

This electrifying hero is a crowd favorite! Storm Spirit is widely regarded as one of the best mid laners in the game, part of this credit goes to his high mobility and map presence. 

Storm Spirit is known to escape ganks if he isn’t locked down properly. He is mostly played as a fast tempo mid hero, meaning he usually rotates to gank other lanes and quickly goes back to farming or taking towers. His high mana pool enables him to jump into enemy heroes and catch them off-guard. Late game Storm is a disaster for the enemy team!

Storm Spirit builds disables and high mana pool and regen offering items such as Orchid of Maleovalnece, Scythe of Vyse, Bloodstone, Sange, and Kaya along with defense items like Black King Bar and Aeon Disk. The items are the perfect mix of offensive and defensive, combined with the Aghanim’s Scepter Electric Vortex upgrade can lead you to a rampage!

What makes Storm Spirit a great escape hero?

  • Ball Lighting ability allows him to both escape and initiate fights.
  • His high mana pool is supplemented by his items which provide him fast mana regen.
  • Impressive talent tree, known to supplement his abilities.

Witness Storm Spirit in action!


2. Puck

This adorable-looking faerie dragon has gained notoriety as one of the most annoying, slippery yet dangerous heroes in the game. It may be hard to master Puck but it is for sure worth it!

Puck is often known as the most elusive hero in the game, providing an immense amount of magical damage and crowd control. It is also a great disabler and does well in the early stages of the game. Puck relies more on items than levels but can easily knock down enemy support heroes at level 6.

Puck can build items like Witch Blade, Eul’s Scepter, Blink Dagger, Boots of Travel, Aghanim’s Scepter, Dagon, Ethereal Blade, Aeon Disk, Desolator. The above is a combination of both offensive and defensive items. If played efficiently, you are guaranteed to finish the game with zero deaths!

What makes Puck an amazing escape hero?

  • Phase Shift ability makes Puck dodge spells and escape the battlefield for a short duration.
  • Illusory Orb and Waning Rift abilities can be used to both initiate and retreat.
  • Items such as Blink Dagger, Eul’sScepter can be used to kite enemies around, wasting their time or helping you chase them.

Witness Puck in action!


1. Void Spirit 

Void Spirit has made a name for himself as one of the most spammed new mid heroes in the game. His swift and slippery moves have made him a threat. Though relatively a new hero, he was picked the most at Ti10! 

Void Spirit is known to be the best slippery hero in the game, as his abilities and items combined deem him uncatchable. His ultimate Astral Step can be used both offensively and defensively. Void can block most damage coming his way. His incredible AoE spells make it easy for him to farm and clear creep waves.

Void is flexible in terms of item builds. Both physical and magical builds work perfectly on him, depending on the matchup. Standard items on Void include Aghanim’s Scepter, Eul’s Scepter, Kaya and Sange, Black King Bar, Orchid of Maleovalnce, Octraine Core, Desolator, Scythe of Vyse. Building lockdowns and disable items ensures your enemies can not escape your clutches! Securing you multiple kills!

What makes Void Spirit a great escape hero? 

  • Multiple escape spells.
  • Items that allow him to escape or buy time for his abilities.
  • High base movement speed.
  • Excellent talent tree that scales well, allowing him to deal damage and escape quickly.

Witness Void Spirit in action!


With this, our list concludes here. The heroes mentioned above may not be your forte but they’re owning this meta, only a few games are required to master them, you’ll be climbing up the MMR ladder in no time! GLHF! 

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