[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Jungle Heroes For Ganks and Kills! (2022 Edition)

Dota 2 Best Jungle Heroes
Welcome to the jungle!

The mystical and enormous jungle on the Dota map holds many secrets. But there is no secret when it comes to the best junglers in the game right now. These heroes are often overlooked but their farming capabilities, ganking potential, and sustain have earned them a spot on this list. 

The right junglers can dominate the battlefield while the wrong ones can cause destruction (of your MMR) in the current meta. Hence lots of players are puzzled by the variety of heroes in the game. We have compiled a list of the top 10 best jungle heroes that are built to gank and kill in the current meta!

10. 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. 

When it comes to item builds, Bloodseeker is one of the most flexible heroes. You can build both magical and physical items. Standard items on Bloodseeker include Mjolnir, Black King Bar, Sange and Yasha, Abyssal Blade, Monkey King Bar. The magical build is situational but equally effective that includes items such as Veil of Discord, Gleipnir, Dagon, Ethereal Blade.

With so many options, Bloodseeker is truly invincible in any match-up. If played efficiently, you are guaranteed to get a rampage!

What makes Bloodseeker a great jungler? 

  • Thirst provides increased movement speed and vision to hunt and kill low HP enemies.
  • Gains a maximum of 25% of unit health as heal after killing them, which makes him sustainable as a jungler.
  • Massive AoE of Blood Rite, if used efficiently, can lead to both enemy and neutrals kills. 
  • High base attack speed is amplified by Bloodrage.
  • Can rotate to other lanes and catch the enemies off-guard with Rupture spell, which locks enemies down.
  • Flexible item build.

Witness the glory of Bloodseeker


9. Doom

This demon has sent countless of his enemies to the realm of hell. His abilities ensure nothing but pain and agony, his fearful presence wins him wars, he is the almighty Doom!

Doom is known to farm the jungle effortlessly right from level one. His high base armor provides him sustain while fighting or laning. He is regarded as one of the most played offlaners in the current meta. While he can jungle and offlane, Doom can also be played as roaming support, ganking and catching his enemies by surprise!

Doom has a few common item builds which change with the enemies that he is facing. Standard items on Doom include Blink Dagger, Shadow Blade, Shiva’s Guard, Black King Bar, Refresher’s Orb, Heaven’s Halberd, Aghanim’s Scepter. He is known to decimate his enemies as soon as he gets his initial core items, this allows him to initiate and disable enemies. 

What makes Doom a fearless hero?

  • Devour kills creeps instantly, granting gold and him the abilities of the creep.
  • High strength gain and base armor, making it easy for him to jungle without taking much damage.
  • Scorched Earth deals massive AoE damage which accelerates his farming speed.
  • The ultimate Doom is great against mobile/slippery heroes.
  • Amazing talent tree that scales well with item builds.

Witness the glory of Doom


8. Legion Commander

This war commander has slain more foes than anyone else on this list! Her grit and vigor have resulted in abilities that make her invincible. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the battlefield! 

Legion Commander is known to lock enemies down and deal some serious damage to them. She is a nuisance right from the first initial levels, AoE damage and lifesteal allow her to sustain and deal damage in the lane as well as in the jungle. 

Standard item build on Legion Commander features the essential Blink Dagger, Blademail, Heaven’s Halberd, Black King Bar, Desolator, Aghanim’s Shard, Assault Cuirass, Shadow Blade, Daedalus. Legion has a conventional item build but she can be played both as a carry or in the offlane. If you get enough Dual damage, you just might one-shot the enemy support! 

What makes Legion Commander a fearful hero? 

  • Moment of Courage passive provides up to 85% lifesteal with a 25% chance.
  • Overwhelming Odds is a great AoE ability that provides movement speed while dealing damage to enemies.
  • Press the Attack provides a dispel along with 60 HP/s regen which is enough to turn a fight around! 
  • Becomes an active hero with the purchase of Blink Dagger or Shadow Blade.
  • Mows down squishy enemy heroes and neutrals with duel damage and farm.
  • Great Aghanim’s Shard upgrade, providing magic immunity on the cast. 

Witness the glory of Legion Commander


7. Enchantress

This bubbly and friendly creature is a devastating force if troubled! She has the mystical force of nature besides her, guarding and coaching her through the deep forests.

Enchantress is often overlooked due to her low base attack damage but that should not make you ignore her mid and late-game potential. She can work smoothly as a roaming and laning support, even played in the offlane at times! Her abilities allow her to gank and deal some serious damage to her foes.

Various builds suit Enchatress well but mostly it is the offlane build. The items in this build include Holy Locket, Aghanim’s Scepter, Dragon Lance, Witch Blade, Solar Crest. These items are essential to deal immense damage to your enemies, throw in the Aghanim’s Shard and you have a perfect build that makes the enemies rage quit!

What makes Enchantress a great jungler? 

  • Enchant dominates a neutral/enemy creeps for up to 120 seconds, making it easy for her to farm jungle from level 1. 
  • Has a decent heal which makes her sustain while jungling.
  • Impetus makes it easy for her to farm faster.
  • High attack and movement speed.
  • Level dependant as opposed to farm.
  • Can rotate in the early game with the dominated creep.

Witness the glory of Enchantress


6. Lone Druid

This wise and kind Druid isn’t lonely by any means! His pet bear takes care of any problems that come his way.

Lone Druid is played as a carry majority of the time, this is due to the vast potential that the bear has to offer. Sometimes it may feel like the bear is the primary hero and LD is the pet! The bear can easily trap and shred through enemy armor with damage-dealing items. Decent micro-skills are required to play this beast! 

The standard item build on LD includes Monkey King Bar, Assault Cuirass, Desolator, Mjollnir, Abyssal Blade, Silver Edge, Aghanim’s Scepter, and Shard. These items assist LD in clearing the wave as well as decimating enemy heroes with just a few right clicks! With proper practice, LD becomes a dreadful hero to play against! 

What makes Lone Druid a great jungler? 

  • Tanky Spirit Bear can soak up damage while farming the jungle.
  • Has serious synergy due to the Spirit Link, which allows him to gain HP.
  • Can ward off enemy heroes and neutrals with Savage Roar, while still attacking them.
  • Mows down towers and squishy heroes with just a few items!
  • Catches up quickly compared to other heroes.
  • Excellent Aghanim’s Scepter and Shared upgrade, providing both mobility and control. 

Witness the glory of Lone Druid


5. Chen

Chen is criminally underrated, as most players fear to understand his true potential. As overwhelming as it may sound, Chen is one of the best junglers and early game gankers present in the game. 

Chen starts pretty slow in the early game, but with enough farm and levels can assist his allies in ganking and providing various items and auras. A late-game Chen isn’t squishy anymore! His items provide him with plenty of heals and escape! 

Standard items on Chen include Solar Crest, Guardian Greaves, Vladimir’s Offering, Pipe of Insight, Force Staff, Glimmer Cape, Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard, Holy Locket. These utility items provide sustain which helps your allies last longer in the team fight, all of this combined with the Ultimate’s heal can swiftly turn around fights! 

Why makes Chen a great jungler?

  • Holy Persuasion converts jungle creeps into allied units controlled by Chen, allowing him to farm with them.
  • The abilities of the creeps can be used to jungle, gank, or push lanes.
  • Can build utility items, which provide armor, heal, and magic resistance. 
  • Provides global heal which can be useful to turn around the team fights.
  • Wards off enemies from the lane with harass and controlled creep.

Witness the glory of Chen



4. Beastmaster

Beastmaster is a force of nature, his ferocious abilities and vigor have made him into a primal killing machine! He is by far one of the most threatening heroes in the game! 

Beastmaster is primarily played in the offlane due to his split pushing and initiating abilities, though he can also jungle effortlessly thanks to his Wild Boar. His attack speed is also amplified by his abilities, allowing both him and his allies to hit faster. Beastmaster snowballs right after a few kills, his ganking potential is insane after a few essential item purchases.

Essential items on Beastmaster include the almighty Blink Dagger, Helm of the Overlord, Assault Cuirass, Aghanim’s Scepter, Solar Crest, Boots of Travel, Heaven’s Halberd, Aether Lens, These items assist him in split pushing and initiating. A good Beastmaster can rat and fight mercilessly at the same time!

What makes Beastmaster an unstoppable force? 

  • Mostly builds utility items, supplementing his team’s abilities.
  • Wild Boar helps with jungling and the Hawk provides vision that can alert Beastmaster or his allies from enemy invasion.
  • High base attack speed, damage, and armor.
  • Can initiate with Roar, which is known to pierce Black King Bar!
  • Increased magical output with Wild Axes.

Witness the glory of Beastmaster


3. Nature’s Prophet

Nature’s Prophet is pretty much the embodiment of the jungle! His green and serene appearance make him a leader amongst the jungle creatures. 

NP is one of the most jungled heroes in the game, mostly due to his treants, which soak up the damage and provide extra damage while farming. With high base attack speed, he can prove to be a nuisance in the laning stage, constantly harassing enemies or jungling faster. A late-game NP is a threat that not all players can contain. 

NP can be a versatile pick, molded and bent, can play all of the roles in the game! This makes his item build quite too large. Since he is primarily played in the offlane, the standard items include Orchid of Maleovalence, Gleipnir, Shadow Blade, Solar Crest, Black King Bar, Scythe of Vyse, Blademail, Aghanim’s shard. These items provide him sustain and escape which allows him to rat in the late stages of the game!

What makes Nature’s Prophet a great jungler? 

  • Can jungle right from level 1 with his treants.
  • High base attack speed, which can be useful if paired with an early Blight Stone.
  • Incredible global presence, even better with the removed cooldown on teleport as a level 25 talent. 
  • Can split push with treants while farming the jungle.
  • Flexible builds can be played in all positions, as support, carry, or utility.
  • Nuisance in the late game due to the rat strategy.

Witness the glory of Nature’s Prophet!


2. Enigma

The mystery of this being lies within the abyss, often known to bend and manipulate time. Enigma is a deadly force that is feared by every other dota player! 

Enigma has various tools which help him farm faster and efficiently. He is known for split-pushing and his almighty ultimate, the Black Hole. It is regarded as one of the best ultimates in the game! It can change the trajectory of the game, turn around team fights and make enemies rage quit! 

Enigma has various item builds, which depend entirely on his position. Essential items include Blink Dagger, Guardian Greaves, Black King Bar. Standard items may also include Glimmer Cape, Helm of Dominator, Refresher’s Orb, Aghanim’s Scepter, Octraine Core, Scythe of Vyse. These items offer a mix of both offense and sustain which is required to secure victory on the battlefield! 

What makes Enigma a great jungler? 

  • Can deny ranged creeps to create Eidolons which can further be used to jungle or harass enemies right from level 1.
  • High base movement speed and intelligence. 
  • The farm can be accelerated with high levels in Demonic Conversion, leading to stronger Eidolons!
  • Micro skills can make you farm both the lane and the jungle efficiently. 
  • An early Blink Dagger is a threat, allowing him to gank lanes as soon as the Black Hole is available!
  • Flexible item builds, can be built both as an offlaner or as a roaming support.

Witness the glory of Engima!


1. Axe

This ax-clad general knows his ways around war. His humongous stature combined with the sharp ax is a menace for his foes. Axe is considered to be one of the best initiators and junglers in the game. 

Ignoring Axe will only make him gain more power and farm throughout the game. He is known to succeed particularly versus melee heroes, this is due to his skills. Counter Helix makes him farm effortlessly and can easily deal serious damage with the Aghanim’s Shard. He is active right from the early game! 

Axe can shred through his enemies with any build, but some items are more essential than the others, like the Blink Dagger, Blademail, Vanguard. Standard items on Axe include Shadow Blade, Heaven’s Halberd, Heart of Tarrasque, Black King Bar, Manta Style. After acquiring even the essential items, Axe can easily solo kill enemy heroes and is always a threat to squishy heroes. 

What makes Axe the best jungler? 

  • High base attack speed and armor.
  • Counter Helix passive deals massive AoE damage in the later levels.
  • Call gives a bonus of 30 armor, allowing him to deal more damage to the neutral creeps.
  • High DPS and movement speed make it easy to farm faster, hence accelerating his farm.
  • Decent talent tree that scales well with the right item build.
  • Can catch multiple heroes off-guard if the Blink Dagger is used successfully combined with the Call.
  • Can be played on the offlane or even as a carry!
  • A huge threat to melee enemy heroes and squishy supports.

Witness the glory of Axe!

This concludes our list of the best 10 jungle heroes in Dota 2. These heroes may appear dull in the early game but it’s the late game where most of them shine. Jungling and ganking other lanes help them acquire more gold and farm efficiently. We hope you’re able to dominate your games with these heroes! 

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