[Top 10] Dota 2 Most Powerful Heroes That Are Overpowered!

You may be stuck in your medal range for a while, there may be a lot of reasons for this but the most prominent reason is not picking meta heroes! Picking irrelevant heroes in the current patch is like eating ice cream in winters, it will only hurt you more! With so many options to choose from, you must be overwhelmed as to what to pick.

Worry not! We have compiled this list to bring you the best 10 heroes which are considered to be OP in the current patch! These heroes range in different roles and there are quite different ways to play them, which of course depends on the game!


10. Medusa


This serpentine warrior 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. 

Why is Medusa OP? 

  • High physical damage output 
  • Tanky right from the early game
  • Can split push and farm effortlessly with Split Shot
  • Can turn around fights with Stone Gaze

Items to buy on Medusa

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

Medusa Highlights


9. Drow Ranger


This skilled markswoman is very precise and deadly. Her cool and calm demeanor is deceiving due to her lethal force on the battlefield. Drow might be a slow laner but her late-game potential is unmatched. She can deal heavy damage with just a few items in her inventory! She can destroy enemies effortlessly as she acquires items and gains levels. Having a high attack range provides her with an edge over her foes!

What makes Drow Ranger OP? 

  • High physical damage output
  • High base armor and movement speed
  • Can mow down towers and squishy heroes easily 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter works wonders on her

Items to buy on Drow Ranger

  • Silver Edge
  • Black King Bar
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Daedalus
  • Butterfly
  • Satanic

Drow Ranger Highlights


8. Pangolier


Pangolier is the handsome swashbuckling and he is a relatively new hero to the game but players quickly recognized it as one of the most OP 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, and you will only have fun if he is on your team! 

Why is Pangolier OP?

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

Items to buy on Pangolier

  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Eul’s Scepter
  • Skull Basher
  • Glepnir
  • Diffusal Blade
  • Blink Dagger

Pangolier Highlights


7. Nyx Assassin


Despised with pleasure by his opponents. Nyx Assassin is known to be one of the most annoying heroes in the game, regardless of the patch, he is the most relevant support in the game. Especially against high INT and damage heroes, Nyx can do wonders with his powerful toolkit. One Spiked Carapace is enough to lock him down, and the best part is that it does not break invisibility from your ultimate! Heroes with AoE damage consider him to be a nightmare to play against! 

Why is Nyx Assassin OP?  

  • Mana Burn generally deals more damage to intelligence-based heroes 
  • High movement speed and armor right off the bat
  • Spiked Carapace can stun enemies without breaking invisibility

Items to buy as Nyx Assassin

  • Blink Dagger
  • Force Staff
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Lotus Orb
  • Spirit Vessel

Nyx Assassin Highlights


6. 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, low CD spells shove them out of the lane! Global Silence disables all the power they have and renders them useless.

Why is Silencer OP? 

  • Most heroes rely heavily on their spells to be effective, Last Word and Global Silence will render them largely useless.
  • Arcane Curse effectively prevents opponents from casting spells during its duration, as they will otherwise suffer heavy damage.
  • Glaives of Wisdom deal pure damage, which makes quick work of fragile and low HP heroes.

Items to buy as Silencer

  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Black King Bar
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Witch Blade
  • Refresher’s Orb

Silencer Highlights


5. 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. 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 OP? 

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

Items to Buy as Pugna

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

Pugna Highlights


4. Queen of Pain


Behold the Queen of dominance! Queen of Pain is a very annoying hero for the enemy mid laner. It is irritating to lane against constant spam and harassment, if overlooked then it can result in your death! She has the perfect skillset to both harass and kills the enemy hero, her mobility makes her even harder to catch. QoP is active as soon as she gets her level 6, allowing her to gank other lanes. You’re at the wrong end of the leash if you face off against her!

Why is QoP OP?

  • Good at wave clear and farming.
  • Active hero and a decent early game ganker.
  • Items supplement her ability to kill.

Items to buy on QoP

  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Refresher’s Orb
  • Bloodthorn
  • Black King Bar
  • Eul’s Scepter

QoP Highlights


3. Nightstalker


This silent stalker hunts for his enemies throughout the night, as dawn approaches his powers to get weaker but he still holds the power to rip his enemies apart! Most heroes can’t contest Nightstalker because they are frankly powerless against him, courtesy of the Silence and crippling slow. 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 remains an exceptional item that can be used to initiate along with the silence, and further hunt down his foes!

Why is Nightstalker OP? 

  • Crippling Fear makes Night Stalker great against heroes with escape potential.
  • High HP, movement speed, and armor
  • Less reliant on items, more on levels

Items to Buy on Nightstalker

  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Black King Bar
  • Echo Sabre
  • Armlet of Mordiggian
  • Skull Basher

Nightstalker Highlights


2. 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 OP? 

  • Can 1 hit kill squishy heroes.
  • Aghanim’s Scepter allows him to pounce on enemy heroes and stun them at the same time, a great gap closer.
  • Can easily 1v5 with lifesteal and damage items.
  • His AoE stun, Storm Hammer, is a useful crowd control spell.

Items to buy on Sven

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

Sven Highlights


1. Tinker


Are you even surprised by this anymore! Tinker is quite the menace in the current meta, as the changes to his spells have made him a nightmare to be played against! This mechanical genius requires quick reflexes and strong muscle memory! Tinker is often ranked one of the most complex Mid heroes, guaranteed to make your hands ache after one long and intense game! Tinker is a very annoying hero from the enemy mid laner’s perspective. 

Why is Tinker OP?

  • Defense Matrix blocks a significant amount of damage and provides status resistance.
  • Immense magic damage output.
  • Can defend high-ground effortlessly.
  • He can chain disable enemies with items thanks to the Rearm ultimate

Items to buy on Tinker 

  • Aether Lens
  • Blink Dagger
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Bloodstone

Tinker Highlights

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