[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Pos 2 Heroes That Are Great

Roles in Dota are often ranked according to their farm priority, meaning the carry player is Position 1, as he has the means to farm and carry the team in the late game. Position 2 is the mid laner, who in most situations has equal farm priority but often is seen rotating and helping his team gank the other lanes. Mid-players or Pos 2 as we like to call them, can essentially dictate the trajectory of the game.

We bring you the Best 10 Pos 2 Heroes in the current meta, these heroes wreck hard and have various different tools to escape or control the crowd with their lethal spells. These heroes are ruthless and unforgiving and are guaranteed to work in your pub games.

10. Lina

You should never play with fire, you’ll end up losing! Lina smokes her enemies with her insane magical burst damage, there is no way you recover from this arson. Lina can be called a beginner-friendly hero but only the most experienced players can understand her true potential. She can rip through enemies effortlessly, with both her abilities and physical damage output. Her AoE spells can easily demolish squishy support heroes. High movement speed allows her to rotate through lanes quickly. 

Why is Lina a great Pos 2 hero? 

  • Immense magic burst potential.
  • Lina can control the lane effortlessly versus most matchups.
  • AoE and wave clear spells that help her farm faster.
  • Can easily harass/kill enemy heroes after getting her ultimate.

Items to buy on Lina

  • Shadow Blade
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar

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


9. Outworld Destroyer

Being a ranged hero does wonders especially if you’re against melee heroes in the mid-lane. His foes do not fare well if they are facing Outworld Destroyer. The INT disparity damage is simply too much to handle for them, combined with the magical damage output, and Astral save can turn around team fights. OD is essentially a beast against most mid-laners in the late game. With so many item builds to choose from, Outworld Destroyer is one of the most flexible mid-heroes in the game.

Why is Outworld Destroyer a great Pos 2 hero? 

  • Relies more on kills to get farm, meaning more rotations and faster item timings compared to most opponents
  • Menace in the laning stage 1v1
  • Has various different item builds, which can change according to the heroes he is facing.

Items to Buy on Outworld Destroyer 

  • Black King Bar
  • Force Staff/Hurricane Pike
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Eul’s Scepter

OD full details:  https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Outworld_Destroyer


8. Ember Spirit

The fiery spirit of this warrior is unparalleled and he is back into the meta! 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 Ember 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 a great Pos 2 hero? 

  • Great AoE damage which is hybrid (physical and magical)
  • Can destroy illusions and clear waves effortlessly. 
  • 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

Ember Spirit full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Ember_Spirit

7. Pangolier

The dashing Pangolier is a relatively new hero to the game but players quickly recognized it as one of the most fun heroes in recent times. There are a lot of factors for this, one of them includes the Rolling Thunder ultimate and the extremely high physical AoE damage dealt by him in team fights. Pangolier is a great hero to play if you want to have a fun time crushing your opponents.

Why is Pangolier a great Pos 2 hero?

  • Stun-lock with Rolling Thunder which is further amplified by Aghanim’s Shard
  • Can sustain himself in the laning phase
  • High physical damage
  • Can tank a great amount of damage with Shield Crash

Items to buy on Pangolier

  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Skull Basher
  • Glepnir
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Diffusal Blade

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

6. Invoker

Not all are capable of mastering this arcane magician. His skillset, often confusing and complicated is intimidating for new players. A good Invoker induces fear in the enemy, and a great Invoker makes them rage quit! Invoker may be seen as this squishy mid-hero but is very powerful even when he is low on levels. He is a great nuisance with Cold Snap and Forge Spirit combo. Various combinations can be used to secure kills or ward off enemies in a gank, such as the Tornado into Meteor and Deafening Blast combo or the Tornado into EMP combo.

Why is Invoker a great Pos 2 hero?

  • Has a total of 10 spells that can be used both offensively and defensively. 
  • Multiple spell combinations and builds.
  • Decent sustain with the Quas Wex build.
  • Snowballs quickly if not contained in the early game.

Items to buy on Invoker

  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Blink Dagger
  • Refresher’s Orb

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

5. Storm Spirit

Storm, the charming and electrifying hero is a top pick in this meta. This is due to his highly active play style and fast farming speed. He is widely regarded as one of the best mid-laners in the game. Storm 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!

What makes Storm Spirit a great Pos 2 hero?

  • Can control the crowd with Electric Vortex Aghs upgrade.
  • Insane magic damage output with long-range ultimate.
  • More dependant on levels as opposed to items.
  • Immense mobility with the Lighting Ball ultimate.

Items to buy on Storm Spirit

  • Bloodstone
  • Orchid of Maleovalence
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Sange and Kaya
  • Black King Bar

Storm full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Storm_Spirit


4. Templar Assassin

The guardian of the temple’s secrets is a lethal force to be reckoned with! Templar Assassin deals some heavy damage while taking barely any in return if she has the Refraction shield on! Laning versus most DoT is quite the task for TA as she has a very short attack range, making it easy for them to spam spells and deny her the farm. Most experienced TA players occasionally disappear into the jungle to stack and farm as soon as they have the levels and farm. 

Why is TA a great hero? 

  • A refraction is a valuable form of defense against enemy spells and damage.
  • Psi Blades deals pure damage and spills over instantly. 
  • Can push out lanes effortlessly.
  • Has a decent amount of survivability with Refraction and Meld.

Items to Buy on TA

  • Bloodthorn
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Swift Blink
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Daedalus
  • Butterfly

TA full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Templar_Assassin


3. Zeus

Zeus proves to be one of the best mid laners regardless of your status as a new or experienced player, this is highly attributed to his extreme DPS spells and wave clearance abilities. He is a must-play hero as he is very annoying against his enemies right from the laning phase. He can dish out some serious damage with spells and constantly harass his opponents. He is also infamous for having the potential to solo kill enemies from miles away on the map with the right items and levels.

Why is Zeus a great Pos 2 hero? 

  • High magical damage and low cooldown on spells!
  • High kill potential right off the bat
  • Great talent tree that scales well with levels and items

Items to buy on Zeus

  • Octraine Core
  • Refresher’s Orb
  • Arcane Blink
  • Bloodstone
  • Aghanim’s Scepter

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


2. Death Prophet

The Death Prophet makes her return to the new meta! The ghastly prophet looms over her prey, foreshadowing their existence and planning her every move towards chaos. Seeing Death Prophet in pub games is quite a rare sight in 2022, but her occasional cameos are a sight worth witnessing, especially against squishy heroes. Her spammable spells make her a nuisance in the laning phase, which is even worsened if she has Spirit Siphon, making her drain enemy health. Her foes stand no chance against the Death Prophet if they ever get silenced.

Why is Death Prophet a great Pos 2 hero?

  • AoE Silence can render not only one hero but the whole enemy team useless!
  • Exorcism is great in both teamfights and also while ratting
  • Spirit Siphon makes her unkillable in teamfights! 

Items to buy on Death Prophet

  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Kaya and Sange
  • Shiva’s Guard

Death Prophet full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Death_Prophet


1. Void Spirit

In the new meta, his actions have transcended dimensions, Void Spirit has cemented his name as one of the most spammed mid heroes in the patch. His swift and lethal moves have made him a threat. Void Spirit is known to be a complex hero as his skill set may be confusing but once mastered, he can turn the tide to his advantage! Void can block most damage coming his way. His incredible AoE spells make it easy for him to farm and clear creep waves. His highly elusive spells make him harder to catch and kill.

Why is Void Spirit a great Pos 2 hero?

  • Slippery and mobile hero.
  • His power spike is in the early game.
  • Can farm efficiently with decent AoE damage.
  • Good at solo killing squishy enemy supports effortlessly

Items to buy on Void Spirit

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Kaya and Sange
  • Black King Bar
  • Orchid of Maleovalence

Void Spirit full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Void_Spirit

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