[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Pos 3 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 3 is the offlaner, who in most situations is left alone to his own devices and has to make the most out of his farm. A Pos 3 player usually builds utility items and is often the initiator or tanker in fights.

We bring you the Best 10 Pos 3 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. Clockwerk

The mechanical genius, Clock is back in the meta! Often played in the offlane as early rotations can cause great damage to core heroes. After reaching level 6, the Hookshot makes sure the enemies hiding in the distance are caught and punished. All of his skills can help gank enemies due to the scout and lock down their potential of them. Only the players who are brilliant at positioning know how to stay away from this robotic menace! 

Why is Clockwerk a great Pos 3 hero?

  • Clockwerk can easily catch split pushing heroes with his Hookshot and prevent them from escaping with Power Cogs and Battery Assault.
  • He can find enemies hiding in trees with his Rocket Flare.
  • Immensely powerful with Aghanim’s Scepter (Double Hookshot)

Items to buy on Clockwerk 

  • Blademail
  • Pipe of Insight
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Black King Bar

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

9. Pudge

Yes! You’ve read it right, Pudge is back in the meta and he means serious business. After all, he is the most played hero in the game. You don’t have to be the best hooker in the game as the new Flesh Heap reowork makes you a great tank and initiator. Pudge can often be a great pick if you have the right heroes to synergize with.This beefy boi is great in the offlane as he can build utility items and sustain himself as well as his allies further into the game.

Why is Pudge a great Pos 3 hero?

  • You can hook the enemies into the tower/and save your allies from enemies.
  • Aghanim’s Shard allows you to “eat” your allies, where they’re basically inside you, regening HP
  • Extremely tanky with the new Flesh Heap rework.

Items to buy on Pudge

  • Aether Lens
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Blink Dagger
  • Blademail
  • Pipe of Insight
  • Black King Bar

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

8. 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 3 hero?

  • Stun-lock with Rolling Thunder which is further amplified by Aghanim’s Shard
  • Can sustain himself in the laning phase
  • 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

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


7. Nightstalker

This nefarious stalker hunts for his enemies throughout the night, as dawn approaches his powers get weaker but he still holds the power to rip his enemies apart! His enemies can’t contest Nightstalker because they are frankly powerless against him in the early game, courtesy of the Silence. Nightstalker may be a slow farmer but as soon as he hits level 6, he can rotate towards other lanes to secure kills and gold. Blink Dagger and Nullifier turn his foes into useless creeps.

Why is Nightstalker a great Pos 3 hero? 

  • Void is a potent nuke that is devastating to his enemies' low health pool.
  • Crippling Fear silence can prevent foes from casting spells, leaving them vulnerable.
  • Immensely high base movement speed and armor

Items to Buy Nightstalker

  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Echo Sabre
  • Nullifier
  • Black King Bar

Nightstalker full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Night_Stalker

6. Underlord

The almighty and resilient Underlord is relatively a new hero but he is highly notorious for being a tanky and a beefy boi. His high base HP and armor have made him a worthy hero on this list. His impressive skill set is just the cherry on top, allowing his allies to escape and trapping his foes in the Pit of Malice. It’s quite a treat to see a farmed and fat Underlord take no damage from the equally farmed enemy carry!

Why is Underlord such a Pos 3 hero?

  • Builds items that provide him with resistance and armor
  • Naturally high base Armor
  • High base Strength gain

Items to buy on Underlord

  • Blademail
  • Lotus Orb
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Pipe of Insight 
  • Crimson Guard
  • Rod of Atos

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

5. Nature’s Prophet

The ultimate rat hero! Nature’s Prophet is pretty much the embodiment of this role. 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. 

What makes Nature’s Prophet a Pos 3 hero? 

  • 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.

Items to buy on Nature’s Prophet

  • Glepnir
  • Shadow Blade
  • Solar Crest
  • Black King Bar
  • Scythe of Vyse

Nature's Prophet full details: https://dota2.fandom.com/wiki/Nature%27s_Prophet


4. Doom

Doom is back in the meta! 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!

What makes Doom a great Pos 3 hero? 

  • Devour kills creeps instantly, granting gold and him the abilities of the creep.
  • 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.

Items to buy on Doom

  • Shadow Blade
  • Blink Dagger
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Black King Bar
  • Refresher’s Orb

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

3. 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 a Pos 3 hero?

  • Low CD on spells
  • Only has two active abilities
  • High kill potential and sustainability

Items to buy on Bristleback

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

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


2. 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.

What makes Beastmaster a great Pos 3 hero? 

  • Wild Boar helps with split-pushing and the Hawk provides the vision that can alert Beastmaster or his allies from enemy invasion.
  • Mostly builds utility items, supplementing his team’s abilities.
  • High base attack speed, damage, and armor.

Items to buy on Beastmaster

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Blink Dagger
  • Helm of the Overlord
  • Solar Crest
  • Aether Lens

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

1. Timbersaw 

Other than hating trees for a living, Timbersaw loves hating on melee strength heroes, something that he is himself! Apart from this, he is quite a dominating force against melee heroes, his immense damage can not be negated very early into the game. Timber can triumph undoubtedly if he is put in a 1v1 matchup against most strength and melee heroes, the strength disparity damage is just intense and the nuke damage is why he is considered to be one of the best in the business. 

Why is Timbersaw a great Pos 3 hero?

  • High pure damage that pierces boat buff and messes up with enemies’ strength
  • Absurdly high armor that can negate heaps of physical damage 
  • Good at chasing and slowing enemies, helpfully specifically against escape heroes

Items to Buy on Timbersaw

  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Pipe of Insight 
  • Crimson Guard
  • Blade Mail
  • Lotus Orb

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

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