[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Harrass Heroes To Stop The Enemy Carry

Don’t you just hate the pesky and annoying heroes that make your life a living hell? It may be hard to ban all the annoying heroes, but it’s never too late to join the dark side! Harass heroes are the annoying heroes which can constantly deal damage and force you to leave the lane and use up on all your consumables.

To make your life easier, we have compiled a list of the Best 10 Harass Heroes which are guaranteed to stop the enemy carry and even make them rage quit if you’re good at it!

10. Phoenix

If you’re lacking a support/healer in your ranked games, Phoenix can fit the bill quite easily. Not only is he known to heal allies, but he can also deal AoE damage to his foes. Phoenix’s most important spell has to be the Fire Spirits, which not only does great damage to the hordes, it slows them and reduces their movement speed. The spirits can be prioritized and maxed first, this can prove to be useful in the late game. You also have minor mobility with Icarus Dive, which also deals damage to enemies nearby! 

What makes Phoenix a great harass hero?

  • Sun Ray and Fire Spirits interrupt the enemy farm and deal immense damage
  • Spirit Vessel can also heal enough from the early levels

Items to buy on Phoenix

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Aeon’s Disk
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Veil of Discord



9. Sand King

Sand King fares well against most heroes, especially if they are melee. He may have a hard time getting harassed himself,  but not when his opponents can’t see him! Sand King can farm and deal damage quite effortlessly without even moving. Apart from dealing lethal AoE damage, SK farms fairly quickly and is ready to rotate to other parts of the map. All it takes is one Blink Dagger or Veil of Discord for him to dominate and destroy his enemies! 

Why is Sand King Great against for harassing? 

  • All of Sand King's abilities deal AoE damage.
  • Epicenter will usually deal insane damage with Caustic Finale.
  • High potential to get stun-locked if initiated by Sand King

Items to Buy on Sand King

  • Blink Dagger/Overwhelming Blink
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Veil of Discord
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Eul’s Scepter



8. Bristleback

Bristleback has quite literally been a thorn in the side for every other hero in the game in the recent meta. He takes no damage while dealing quite a ton of damage and neutralizing his foes! Often considered to be an obnoxious laner, he is hated with passion by millions of dota players all over the world! He is quite the fun hero to play since all he does is spam his spells, which he can do effortlessly as he is backed by his insanely high armor! 

Why is Bristleback great for harass?

  • Low CD on spells
  • Only has two active abilities, which deal insane damage.
  • High kill potential and sustainability

Items to buy on Bristleback

  • Ethereal Shroud
  • Kaya and Sange
  • Octraine Core
  • Blademail



7. Jakiro

The twin-headed dragon has ravaged wars with the balance of his cold-blooded vengeance and scorching wrath. Mostly played in the safe lane or the off-lane, there is not much interaction with enemies in the early game, but the mid and late game can be easily controlled by Jakiro as he deals immense magic damage with decent lockdowns. Most enemies are squishy which means all you need as a Jakiro is a Veil of Discord and Rod of Atos to get the job done.

Why is Jakiro a great harass hero? 

  • Jakiro has 3 damage over time spells, Dual Breath and Liquid Fire) and 1 affecting an entire area ( Macropyre), making it easy for him to disable enemies to deal immense damage.
  • Ice Path is also strong against his enemies, catching them off-guard. 

Items to Buy on Jakiro

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Veil of Discord
  • Rod of Atos
  • Force Staff



6. Ogre Magi

Looks are surely deceiving! You may be puzzled by these rather dimwit ogres being so high up on our list, there is a reason for it! They’re just so good in this current patch! They’re all you need in a support hero, they have high hp and armor, they deal immense damage from the early game, and most importantly they have a stun! When Ogre reaches level 6, his ultimate enhances his ability to fight by providing him a chance to multiply the effect of his spells!

Why is Ogre Magi a great harass hero?

  • Very annoying with his abilities right off the bat
  • High magical damage output is further amplified by items
  • Tanky, can shove enemies off the lane.

Items to buy on Ogre Magi

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Sange and Kaya
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Dagon
  • Ethereal Blade
  • Octraine Core



5. Venomancer

The most toxic hero in Dota! Venomancer is quite hated because of how well his abilities can synergize with literally any other hero. He is known for dealing immense magical damage and DPS to his foes. Venomancer can counter most strength heroes due to the damage output which is further amplified by items. Having AoE damage spells, Venomancer can farm quickly and efficiently.

Why is Venomancer a great harass hero? 

  • High DPS and magic damage that can further be amplified with items.
  • Can lower the movement speed of enemies
  • Low CD on spells, allowing more damage dealt. 

Items to Buy on Venomancer

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Force Staff
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Veil of Discord
  • Scythe of Vyse


4. Bounty Hunter

Gondar, the Bounty Hunter is loved by all the pos 3 and 4 mains. He deals decent damage, tracks his enemies’ movements, and escapes effortlessly with his Shadow Walk. Bounty Hunter is known to be an annoying hero right from the laning phase, as not only does he steal your gold, but he also does pure damage with his spells and you never quite know where he is. Along with dealing damage, he can be played in the support position as well, itemizing the support way is also possible for him. In short, he is quite the flexible of the bunch. 

Why is Bounty Hunter a great harass hero? 

  • Invisibility offers him the potential to sneak up on his enemies or escape
  • Can track enemy movements
  • Jinada steals gold, making enemies play safe

Items to buy on Bounty Hunter

  • Spirit Vessel
  • Solar Crest
  • Force Staff
  • Lotus Orb
  • Drum of Endurance



3. Axe

Doing immense physical damage right off the bat is quite unheard of in the early stages of the game, but Axe is one noble exception! A few Counter Helix spins and boom you’re dead! It gets messy to communicate with your team as you have more units around you, the more damage the Axe Call does. No matter how farmed you are as a carry hero, all it takes is one Axe Blink Call to get you down to 0 HP in no time. 

Why is Axe a great harass hero?  

  • Berserker's Call helps to lock down multiple enemy heroes at once
  • Counter Helix combined with Blade Mail clears waves quickly.
  • Talents that scale well against illusions
  • Offers great initiation, allowing his team to follow up. 

Items to Buy on Axe

  • Blink Dagger
  • Blade Mail
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Force Staff
  • Crimson Guard



2. Techies

The sheer smugness on the Techies’ face indicates that you won’t be having a good game! The worst part of having Techies in the game is that you may never know how long it may last! You may have a quick 20 stomp or the game could go on for 2 hours! Techies are pretty one of the easiest heroes to play, but are a nightmare to play against! The master players know the best spots for mining, and you may surely know what happens if you walk over them!

Why is Techies great for harassing?

  • You get to trigger your enemies free of cost!
  • Great AoE Magical damage
  • The low cooldown on spells

Items to buy on Techies

  • Kaya
  • Bloodstone
  • Octraine Core
  • Aghanim’s Scepter



1. Batrider

Batrider is quite the favorite of most initiators and harass in the current meta, as he is picked to provide great early game domination and control potential. His laning phase is quite impeccable due to the sheer amount of magical damage output that he provides, shoving the enemies out of the lane. If you aren’t careful enough, then you may be susceptible to heavy damage courtesy of the napalm stacks! Along with dominating the laning phase, Batrider is successful in dominating the late game if not contained! 

Why is Batrider a great harass hero?

  • Low CD on spells, effectively spamming and slowing his foes.
  • Great AoE magical damage that can further be amplified.
  • Great flex pick, can initiate well regardless of the role

Items to buy on Batrider

  • Blink Dagger
  • Black King Bar
  • Boots of Travel
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Refresher’s Orb


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