[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Hard Carry That Are Powerful

Carry heroes are the backbone of a successful team, that’s why you need to make sure you pick the right one! Hard carries are essentially the hard hitters and the ones that do all the dirty work of bloodshed. These heroes are ruthless and unforgiving.

To make your job easy, we have compiled this list of the best 10 hard carries which can absolutely dominate in the current meta.

10. Juggernaut

The masked Samurai is a deadly hero that is better left untamed. It is impossible to contain him if he unleashes his true potential. Juggernaut is considered to be a beginner-friendly hero but only the advanced players understand the true potential and mechanics of this hero. Not only is he great at farming, but he can also control the tempo with his ultimate. He is also known as one of the most flexible heroes in the game in terms of item builds.

Why is Juggernaut a great hard carry? 

  • Does more with levels as opposed to farm.
  • Great base movement speed, armor, and attack speed.
  • Great talent tree that scales well with items.

Items to buy on Juggernaut

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and shard
  • Butterfly
  • Eye of Skadi

9. Razor

The electrifying rage of Razor is quite unmatched in the current meta. Most melee heroes do not fare well versus this beast, this includes a lot of carry heroes as well! Having high movement speed and AoE damage ensures that his foes do not escape alive! Razor can also out farm most enemy carries, giving him the upper hand. Razor easily snowballs in under 15 mins with the right items.

Why is Razor a great hard carry? 

  • High AoE damage which helps him farm and push lanes out
  • High physical and magical damage output even before reaching level 6

Items to Buy on Razor

  • Assault Cuirass
  • Refresher’s Orb
  • Shiva's Guard
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Blademail


8. Ember Spirit

The fiery spirit of this warrior is unparalleled, his immense knowledge and capabilities are surely a sight worth witnessing. Being a melee hero vs. ranged heroes can be a hard task, especially in the late stages of the game, but ES defies all odds and is considered to be a great counter simply due to his AoE damage output along with the ability to soak up some serious damage. His flexibility allows him to obliterate enemies of all different kinds. 

Why is Ember Spirit Great a great hard carry? 

  • High AoE damage which is hybrid (physical and magical)
  • Can destroy illusions and clear waves effortlessly. 
  • Farms faster compared to most foes. 
  • Great talent tree that scales well with items and spells 

Items to Buy on Ember Spirit

  • Mjolnir
  • Radiance
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Blademail
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard


7. Bloodseeker

Bloodseeker is a cold-blooded hunter, known for his mania and vigor. His blades cut deep into his foes, he leaves them bleeding and wounded. He is a lethal force that can never go unnoticed. Bloodseeker can effortlessly jungle or lane, as he is blessed with high base armor. His passive sustains him in the lane, allowing him to play aggressively. He can gank other lanes with the availability of his ultimate, often removing heroes from a team fight. 

Why is Bloodseeker a great hard carry?

  • Flexible item build.
  • Thirst provides increased movement speed and vision to hunt and kill low HP enemies.
  • Gains a maximum of 25% of unit health as heals after killing them, which makes him sustainable as a jungler.

Items to buy on Bloodseeker

  • Black King Bar
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Mjolnir
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Abyssal Blade


6. Drow Ranger

This skilled markswoman is very precise and deadly. Her cool and calm demeanor is deceiving due to her lethal force on the battlefield. Drow might be a slow laner but her late-game potential is unmatched. She can deal heavy damage with just a few items in her inventory! She can destroy enemies effortlessly as she acquires items and gains levels. Having a high attack range provides her with an edge over her foes!

Why is Drow Ranger a great hard carry? 

  • High physical damage output
  • High base armor and movement speed
  • Can mow down towers and squishy heroes easily 
  • Great disabler

Items to buy on Drow Ranger

  • Hurricane Pike
  • Silver Edge 
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Butterfly
  • Daedalus


5. Phantom Lancer

The countless army of fierce warriors is quite overwhelming for his foes. The sheer capability to multiply and confuse his enemies. Phantom Lancer may be quite underwhelming in the early game due to the lack of items but the late game is quite a treat for him as he can fight with the help of his items. His ultimate is extremely great against heroes that lack AoE abilities to counter him. He can pounce on enemies easily and deal a ton of physical damage.

Why is Phantom Lancer a great hard carry?

  • Low CD on spells
  • Can dodge spells with Doppelganger
  • Can use spirit lance to pounce on enemies

Items to buy on Phantom Lancer

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Manta Style
  • Butterfly
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Heart of Tarrasque


4. 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 or for worse! The hero requires immense practice and patience. Void is heavily picked in the high-ranked games, not all enemies can match his efficient and fast-paced farming skills. He works best if paired with heroes that supplement his Chronosphere ultimate ex. Kunkka, Invoker, Skywrath Mage. His mid-game potential is unmatched because all he needs to brawl is his ultimate and a few items!

What makes Faceless Void a great hard carry?

  • Can turn around a fight after successfully using Time Walk to negate dealt damage.
  • Chronosphere ultimate stops all TPs and reveals invisible heroes.

Items to buy on Faceless Void

  • Mjolnir
  • Black King Bar
  • Butterfly
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Satanic


3. Ursa

Ursa can rip through pretty much any hero in the game, this is due to the ferocious abilities that he was bestowed with by IceFrog! Ursa does not require many items to come online, but once he has all he needs, he can be a deadly and unstoppable force! Most heroes cannot withstand the force of Ursa in the late game! An early Aegis and BKB seal the deal for Ursa! He s more level dependent as his levels assist him in dishing more damage. 

Why is Ursa great a great hard carry? 

  • Enrage can be activated to block heaps of damage. 
  • Earthshock helps him in farming and shoving enemies out of the lane.
  • Massive physical damage that rips through enemy armor
  • All you need is a Morbid Mask to jungle or secure Aegis. 

Items to Buy on Ursa

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Black King Bar
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Shard


2. Phantom Assassin

All heroes fear the presence of Phantom Assassin as she is known to obliterate them with only a few hits. She is agile and silent in her moves, as an assassin should be. Phantom Assassin is one of the most played heroes in the game. She has great base movement and attack speed, which is rarely found in a carry hero. Her spells may seem underwhelming in the early game but as she reaches the late game mark, she can do a lot with just one Stifling Dagger.

Why is Phantom Assassin a great hero? 

  • Has great mobility with the Phantom Strike spell, can be used both defensively and offensively.
  • The damage is supplemented with allies that provide armor reduction spells or abilities.
  • The Blur spell provides up to 50% evasion, which is a great spell in the early game.
  • Is capable of dealing over 2k critical damage.

Items to buy on Phantom Assassin

  • Desolator
  • Skull Basher
  • Satanic
  • Butterfly
  • Black King Bar
  • Monkey King Bar


1. Morphling

Mastering Morphling requires quick decision-making skills, which only come with time and experience. Even if he lacks during the early game, he can easily catch up later on. Most people shy away from Morphling due to the complex nature of his abilities, but if you can master him, there is no way your enemies can have an upper hand! Morphling is a nuisance to enemy supporters due to the infamous “shotgun” combo. 

Why is Morph a great hard carry? 

  • Can “Shotgun” enemy heroes with the Adaptive Strike ability and Ethereal Blade.
  • Can easily survive a long team fight with the Attribute Shift ability.

Items to buy on Morphling

  • Ethereal Blade
  • Dragon Lance
  • Linken’s Sphere
  • Satanic
  • Butterfly

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