[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Heroes For League Players

So you’re a league player and you have finally installed the better game, jokes aside, congratulations for finally downloading Dota. As a league player, it may be hard to adjust to a newer and slightly more complex game but that’s where we come in! There are various heroes which are similar in terms of spells in these two games, making the switch quite easy.

To help all the lost and clueless former League players, we have compiled this list of the Best 10 Heroes for League players. These heroes are similar in playstyle and terms of spells, and are also very relevant in the current patch.

10. Slardar

Hailing from the deep seas in the menacing Slardar. His looks are quite enough to scare his foes away, his crushing spells and damage pierce through his enemies’ armor. Slardar is quite underestimated in the current patch, due to a few minor buffs but he is the right fit for league players as he is quite easy to play and his mechanics aren’t complicated either. He can escape with Sprint and initiate with Slithereen Crush, and even track his foes with Corrosive Haze, giving vision of their whereabouts and reducing armor under the track effect. 

What makes Slardar a great hero for League Players? 

  • Great for tracking heroes, especially the invisible heroes.
  • Immense killing potential right off the bat
  • High base armor and attack speed
  • Can be played in the offlane or even in the carry role

Items to buy on Slardar

  • Blink Dagger
  • Shadow Blade
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Assault Cuirass

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


9. Lion

Lion is back in the meta! He 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 also be useful in the calibration period, as 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 hero for League Players? 

  • Hex turns enemies into frogs, making them unable to use items or spells
  • Low CD on spells
  • Earth Spike deals AoE damage and stuns multiple enemies

Items to buy on Lion

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

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

8. Juggernaut

Juggernaut is a masked Samurai that is better left untamed. It is impossible to contain him if he unleashes his true potential. Juggernaut is considered a beginner-friendly hero, but only the advanced players understand this hero's true potential and mechanics. If you were an experienced League player, then you would absolutely love playing Juggernaut. 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, which explains his pick rate.

Why is Juggernaut a great hero for League Players? 

  • 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

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

7. 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 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 League Players? 

  • 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.
  • His cleave his great with God’s Strength which can mow down heroes easily

Items to buy on Sven

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

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


6. Earthshaker

If there is one hero that every illusion-creating hero hates, then it has to be Earthshaker. The sheer magnitude of his spells causes all the illusions and enemies in a close area to eviscerate. Earthshaker makes their life a living hell as he can be played in multiple positions and all he needs to be active is a Blink Dagger. You may even end up doing more damage if multiple heroes are close to each other, and maybe a rampage if you’re lucky! 

Why is Earthshaker a great hero for League Players?

  • Immense magical AoE damage
  • Echo slam alone can counter all illusions
  • Chain stuns that can result in kills if followed up by his team

Items to Buy on Earthshaker

  • Blink Dagger
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard

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


5. Oracle

If you loved playing Sona, then Oracle is the one for you! The forsaken Oracle is a great addition to your team if you are lacking a healer. Oracle is extremely great against both magic and physical damage heroes as he provides your allies with both resistance and heals to support them. With Purifying Flames and False Promise, there is no way your teammates can die if you time the spells properly. Oracle is also great in the late game, where the fights are long and dragged out.

Why is Oracle a great hero for League Players? 

  • Purifying Flames heal significantly 
  • Low CD on spells
  • Save potential with all his spells

Items to buy on Oracle

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

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


4. Viper

The venomous Viper knows no bounds and is on the same list when it comes to the most hated heroes in the game. League players can benefit from playing this hero as they get to know about the basic DPS mechanics along with the advantage of having multiple different item builds according to the game. Melee heroes despise him as he makes your presence and impact disappear from the game! The break applied from Nethertoxin quite literally ruins the gam for most heroes with strong passives.

Why is Viper good for League Players? 

  • Nethertoxin disables Bristleback's passive.
  • Viper Strike and Poison Attack slow down Bristleback's movement speed so he's unable to get out from Nethertoxin.

Items to Buy on Viper

  • Kaya and Sange
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Dragon Lance
  • Blade Mail

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


3. Clinkz

Hailing from the cursed land of the forest kingdom, Clinkz is the sole protector of this unholy territory. His immortality is a gift that he uses to his strengths, his threatening aura and vigor have made him a threatening archer that no one has the power to compete with. Clinkz is the ultimate bone fletcher. His excellency and deadly gameplay make him a suitable pick in the safe lane. Clinkz is currently blessed with buffs, making him a relevant entity.

Why is Clinkz a good for League Players?

  • High physical damage output 
  • Immense wave clear 
  • Escape potential with Shadow Walk

Items to buy on Clinkz

  • Desolator
  • Bloodthorn
  • Sange and Yasha
  • Black King Bar
  • Daedalus

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


2. Drow Ranger

Similar to Ashe from League this skilled markswoman is also 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.

What makes Drow Ranger good for League Players? 

  • High physical damage output
  • High base armor and movement speed
  • Can mow down towers and squishy heroes easily 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter works wonders with a few damage items

Items to buy on Drow Ranger

  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Daedalus
  • Butterfly
  • Satanic

Drow Ranger full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Drow_Ranger


1. Sniper

Sniper may appear to be a harmless dwarf but don’t let his appearance deceive you! He has made millions of players rage quit all around the world. His voice and gameplay induce fear and disgust even amongst the most experienced players. Sniper is suitable both as a mid and a carry hero due to his space-making and farming abilities. He may be a squishy hero but his incredible physical damage output and range make it impossible for enemies to come close to him. He is often picked to counter the squishy heroes or primarily for melee heroes.

Why is Sniper good for League Players? 

  • High base attack range and movement speed
  • AoE spell that accelerates his farm
  • Flexible build potential
  • Excellent Aghanim’s Scepter upgrade

Items to buy on Sniper

  • Hurricane Pike
  • Mjolnir
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Daedalus
  • Black King Bar

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

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