[Top 10] Dota 2 Legion Commander Counters That Are Powerful (Best Heroes Against Legion Commander in Dota 2, Ranked)

This war commander has slain more foes than anyone else on this list. Legion Commander’s grit and vigor have resulted in abilities that make her invincible. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the battlefield. Though, there are ways to counter this devastating force of war! 

To help you pick the right heroes against Legion Commander, we have compiled this list of the best 10 counters, which make her look extremely squishy and useless!

10. Omniknight

People often ignore and fail to understand the importance of a healer in their games. Omniknight is not only known to provide heals but he also can dispel most debuffs and provides himself and his allies with increased strength for a decent duration, which is exceptional against Sven. His ultimate is also the saving grace for his team, as it blocks physical damage for the whole team which is great for protection against the high damage inflicted by the nefarious Omniknight. 

What makes Omniknight a great counter to Legion Commander?

  • Purification prevents Legion Commander from killing her target, and will always hit her during Duels.
  • Guardian Angel completely wastes Duel's duration and can save an ally across the map when upgraded with Aghanim's Scepter.

Items to buy against Omniknight

  • Aether Lens
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Force Staff
  • Lotus Orb
  • Aghanim’s Scepter


9. 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 a great counter to Legion Commander?

  • Atrophy Aura's percentage-based damage reduction greatly diminishes Legion Commander's overall damage output, even if she has won many Duels
  • Legion Commander cannot get out of the way of the Firestorm because she is stationary.

Items to buy on Underlord

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


8. Ursa

This ferocious and breathtaking bear is a force to be reckoned with! Ursa is one of the most played carry heroes in the game, known for his ability to jungle smoothly and slay Roshan alone. His third ability, Fury Swipes, combined with his second, Overpower, can obliterate squishy enemy support heroes in the early game. Buying a Morbid mask allows him to sustain in lane and turn around a fight swiftly coupled with his ultimate, Enrage. 

Why is Ursa a great counter to Legion Commander? 

  • Fury Swipes can give Ursa the edge in Duels.
  • Enrage's instant cast time allows it to be used before Legion Commander initiates a Duel, causing Ursa to take almost no damage for a brief period of time.

Items to buy on Ursa

  • Diffusal Blade
  • Satanic
  • Abyssal Blade
  • Blink Dagger


7. Axe

Doing immense physical damage right off the bat is quite unheard of in the early stages of the game, but Axe is one noble exception! A few Counter Helix spins and boom you’re dead! It gets messy to communicate with your team as you have more units around you, the more damage the Axe Call does. No matter how farmed you are as a carry hero, all it takes is one Axe Blink Call to get you down to 0 HP in no time. 

Why is Axe a great counter to Legion Commander? 

  • Axe usually wants to fight in the middle of creep waves to proc his Counter Helix. Legion Commander wants to do the same thing to proc Moment of Courage, often resulting in Axe getting a huge amount of damage in against Legion Commander.
  • Axe's high armor gain thanks to Culling Blade makes him almost impossible to kill during a Duel in the late game.

Items to Buy on Axe

  • Blink Dagger
  • Blade Mail
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Force Staff
  • Crimson Guard


6. 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 number one 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 counter to Legion Commander?

  • God's Strength makes Sven one of the worst heroes to Duel.
  • Storm Hammer can be used to interrupt Duels.
  • Warcry gives a big boost in passive defensive ability with the active component to nearby allies.
  • The Aghanim Shard Warcry also gives nearby allies passive increases.

Items to buy on Sven

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


5. Medusa

Medusa is quite hard to play against, her identity and prowess cement her as one of the most lethal heroes in the game. Medusa is an ultra late-game hero, even if her early game is disastrous, she can bounce back and turn the game around just with one fight. Her tankiness allows her to be the center of the fight without worrying much about her HP. If not ganked and ignored, she can obliterate enemies and win the game even with a 1v5 situation. Medusa farms fast than most other heroes in the game. 

Why is Medusa a great counter to Legion Commander? 

  • Mana Shield makes Medusa very hard to take down in Duels.
  • Stone Gaze stops Legion Commander from Dueling altogether, regardless of who she targets.

Items to buy on Medusa

  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly
  • Daedalus
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Satanic
  • Monkey King Bar


4. Razor

The electrifying rage of Razor is quite unmatched in the new meta. Most melee heroes like Sven do not fare well versus this beast, this includes a lot of carry heroes as well. Having high movement speed and AoE damage ensures that he does not escape alive! Razor can also out farm Sven, giving him the upper hand. Razor quickly snowballs in under 15 mins with the right items. His high movespeed can prove to be fatal against slow movement speed heroes right from the early game. 

Why is Razor a great counter to Legion Commander? 

  • Static Link drains Legion Commander's accumulated damage, effectively neutralizing her overall primary advantage, and preventing her from winning Duels.
  • Storm Surge's movement speed buff makes Razor and his allies harder to catch and initiate.
  • Eye of the Storm, if used beforehand, will always hit Legion Commander during Duels, due to her forced proximity. This drastically lowers her survivability during Duel.

Items to Buy on Razor

  • Assault Cuirass
  • Refresher’s Orb
  • Shiva's Guard
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Blademail


3. 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 counter to Legion Commander? 

  • Fate's Edict prevents Legion Commander from attacking for a few seconds, potentially saving Oracle's ally.
  • Fortune's End dispels Press the Attack's healing and attack speed buff, as well as the movement speed bonus from Overwhelming Odds.
  • False Promise protects allies and prevents Legion Commander from winning Duels and gaining bonus damage.

Items to buy on Oracle

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


2. Dazzle

Dazzle offers immense slow and DoT with armor reduction and heals while Huskar is the more offensive partner with immense physical damage. Both can initiate well and are very powerful in the laning phase. Picking a melee hero versus these heroes is a very bad idea, you either get shoved off from the lane or you get destroyed. The best part about these heroes is that you don't even need items to get kills or secure the laning phase, all you need are levels.

Why is Dazzle a great counter to Legion Commander? 

  • Shallow Grave prevents Legion Commander from killing her opponents in Duels.
  • Shadow Wave will heal an ally caught in a Duel, as well as deal damage to Legion Commander.

Items to Buy on Dazzle

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Solar Crest
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Shard


1. Witch Doctor

If you’re a support player looking to expand your hero pool then look no further! Witch Doctor is a great beginner’s hero but is often picked in high-ranked games! The reason is the reliability of this hero. Witch Doctor is known to be a nuisance in the early game, he can ward off enemy heroes while protecting his carry. Witch Doctor can snowball right after a few kills, allowing him to gain more levels and gank other lanes.

What makes Witch Doctor a great counter to Legion Commander?

  • Paralyzing Cask can save an ally from Legion Commander Duel's until she purchases Aghanim's Scepter.
  • Voodoo Restoration can heal Witch Doctor allies from Duels.
  • Death Ward can help Witch Doctor allies from winning Duel, if, he is not a target.

Items to buy on Witch Doctor

  • Glimmer Cape
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Solar Crest
  • Guardian Greaves


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