[Top 10] Dota 2 Best Pos 5 Heroes That Are Great

Dota is comprised of various roles and positions, which are always a world of confusion for the newer players, as most of these terms make no sense to them. As Dota is a game of 5 players on each team, there are specific positions assigned to each player which indicate their farm or life priority in the game. Position 5  heroes are usually the lane support heroes which are also referred to as the hard supports. Their job is to essentially babysit their carry player and be the sacrificial lamb if needed.

To help you find the best Pos 5 to enhance your gameplay, we have compiled this list of the best 10 Pos 5 Heroes That Are Great. These heroes are very much relevant in the current meta, hence they help you dominate your games!

10. Silencer 

Silence is one aspect that counters most spell-casting heroes in the game! And well, Silencer… you know it’s kind of self-explanatory. Having spells that silence or prevent from using any items makes him very powerful against his enemies. The best part is that laning is not fun for opponents against a Silencer, frequent right-click damage, and low CD spells shove them out of the lane! Global Silence disables all the power they have and renders them useless even with BKB! 

Why is Silencer a great Pos 5 Hero?

  • Last Word and Global Silence will render most heroes largely useless.
  • Arcane Curse effectively prevents opponents from casting spells during its duration, as they will otherwise suffer heavy damage.

Items to buy as Silencer

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Rod of Atos
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Aeon Disk
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard



9. Bane

Bane is the culprit of endless nightmares in the shadow realm, He remains a solid counter to various heroes in the game, especially escape heroes. He can quickly disable them by applying debuffs, and locking them down for a good duration! The late stages of the game bear witness to utter control by Bane if he manages to use Fiend’s Grip on his foes without getting caught! A skilled Bane will also save his allies from potentially lethal damage by using Nightmare on them at the right time. 

Why is Bane a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • Fiend's Grip pierces spell immunity.
  • Nightmare sets Bane's team up for chain disables on foes
  • Enfeeble lowers the enemy’s status resistance and magic resistance, making them more vulnerable to disables and magic damage.

Items to Buy as Bane

  • Aether Lens
  • Aeon Disk
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Aghanim’s Shard



8. Vengeful Spirit

You may think you have closed the chapter by killing her, only to see she has come back stronger to strike you down! Vengeful Spirit is notorious for being a great gap closer, and the best part is that she is level reliant as opposed to the farm! Tinker is often scouted out by Wave of Terror and if he is in range, he may be swapped out into his death! Not all heroes, especially in the support roles are seen to have such great initiating powers!

Why is Vengeful Spirit a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • A wave of Terror can give vision and reveal enemies hiding in the trees
  • Nether Swap and Magic Missile will both serve to interrupt/lock enemies down, which is an integral spell set in the late stage of the game. 

Items to buy on Vengeful Spirit 

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Aeon Disk
  • Ghost Scepter



7. Warlock

This mystical wizard is quite underestimated, but is utilized to his full potential, can decimate warriors and mages of all kinds. Warlock is favored by all the beginners and rookie players of the game because of his easy skill set. He can heal and deal destruction with his spells. Fatal Bonds combined with Shadow Word can deal some heavy damage. Chaotic Offering ensures you disable your enemies and control the crowd while your team follows you up with damage!

Why is Warlock a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • Easy to use spells
  • Immense damage and healing from spells 
  • Chaotic Offering deals immense damage and has great kill potential 

Items to buy on Warlock

  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Force Staff
  • Hand of Midas
  • Referesher’s Orb



6. Crystal Maiden

This frost queen has captured lots of hearts in the game, she is known to be ruthless towards her enemies. Crystal Maiden is one of the least complex support heroes in the game, which explains her high pick rate. She can ward off enemies from the lane with her high DPS skills or farm the jungle if needed with her Frostbite. She is known to lockdown and deals heavy magical damage with her spells, making her brilliant right from the early game.

Why is Crystal Maiden a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • High magical output 
  • Global mana supply
  • High AoE spells that help her deal damage 

Items to buy on Crystal Maiden 

  • Force Staff
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Ghost Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Aeon Disk



5. Oracle

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 Pos 5 hero? 

  • 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


4. 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 Pos 5 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



3. 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 playing in the offlane at times! Her abilities allow her to gank and deal some serious damage to her foes.

What makes Enchantress a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • Enchant dominates a neutral/enemy creeps for up to 120 seconds, making it easy for her to farm and harass from level 1. 
  • Has a decent heal which makes her sustain while laning.
  • High attack and movement speed make it easy to harass in the laning phase.

Items to buy on Enchantress

  • Holy Locket
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Dragon Lance
  • Witch Blade
  • Solar Crest



2. Undying

The night of the living dead is worsened by the presence of Undying. Picking him first ensures you threaten your enemy with strength steal and harass potential. Having high HP as support will guarantee your carry a free rein as you will be busy shoving your foes away from the XP range. Undying maintain the tempo in the mid-game as his Tombstone has proven to be immensely helpful to disrupt enemies and slow their movements. His enemies stand no chance once he transforms into the Flesh Golem.

Why is Undying a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • Great at shoving away enemies from the lane due to his tank potential
  • High HP potential with strength steal
  • Low CD on spells

Items to buy as Undying

  • Mekansm
  • Solar Crest
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Glimmer Cape
  • Aeon Disk



1. Pugna

The skeletal figure comes alive after he drains their life and turns them into bones and dust. Pugna is infamous for sucking the soul out of you. A pure lane matchup can favor Pugna as he has more INT and mana pool compared to most heroes along with that you face constant harassment and get shoved out of the lane due to the bonkers damage he deals even as a support hero. He is known to farm effortlessly due to his AoE spell and hit his item timings relatively early. You can also save your low HP allies with Life Drain. 

Why is Pugna a great Pos 5 Hero? 

  • All of Pugna's Spells are magical, hence the damage can be devastating to most heroes, especially when combined with Decrepify
  • Life Drain essentially swaps HP and mana, useful for healing low HP allies in team fights 

Items to Buy as Pugna

  • Aether Lens
  • Aeon Disk
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Dagon
  • Blink Dagger


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