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

Naga emerges from the deep seas as a beautiful yet threatening entity whose voice can cure the worst diseases! She deals some heavy physical damage right off the get-go, her looks can deceive you! Along with her damage, she can also lock enemies down with her net or the ultimate. You may pierce the ultimate with BKB, but with her Aghanim’s Scepter, you can’t pierce the net. She can pin you down and rip you into pieces with the assistance of her mirror illusions!

Is there any way to counter this beautiful assassin? Yes, there is! Naga can be countered with the 10 Heroes listed down, these heroes make sure she looks like a useless melee creep throughout the game!

10. Lion

Lion is known to ravage multiple wars and raise hell with his lethal abilities. As a Naga Siren, ignoring Lion can cost her lethal damage. Lion is hated by Naga players, primarily due to his ease of spells and high burst damage potential along with the disables he can dish out with his toolkit. Mana Drain and Hex allow him great disable which can stop Naga from using any spells and further can be followed up with Earthspike as well as Finger of Death, the latter can prove menacing in the late game as Lion acquires Aghanim’s Scepter as well as the Shard with increased Finger stacks.

What makes Lion a great counter to Naga Siren? 

  • Both Hex and Mana Drain destroy Naga Siren's illusions in an instant, making it hard to team fight or push against a team with Lion. If Lion chooses the AoE effect talent for Hex or the shard for multi-target Mana Drain, it can negate her pushing potential entirely.
  • Earth Spike is an AoE disable with good damage. If used well, it can help distinguish the true Naga Siren by the damage they take (illusions take more damage).

Items to buy on Lion

  • Aether Lens - Increased cast range, can catch Naga off-guard
  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating     
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape from Naga 
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - AoE damage from Finger, also reduces the cooldown
  • Aeon Disk - Saves him from getting burst quickly from Naga and also applies a basic dispel



9. Meepo

Meepo is known to be a menacing counter to split-pushing heroes like Naga Siren. In theory, Naga has an advantage against Meepo due to her AoE damage and disabling toolkit but that does not happen until much later in the game, as she is farming away while Meepo dominates the game. Meepo can gank any lane he wants in the early game with the help of his sustaining and damage-dealing spells. While Naga on the other hand can not come online this early into the game without the help of a few items such as Manta or even a Yasha, which provides much leverage to Meepo to gank lanes and secure objectives before Naga Siren even has the chance to strike.

Why is Meepo a great counter to Naga Siren?

  • Net is severely impaired against Meepo because of Divided We Stand.
  • Meepo's farming speed and early power spikes allow him to pressure Naga before he is capable of fighting effectively.
  • Without Black King Bar, Poof can finish Naga quickly before he has time to do much.

Items to buy on Meepo

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating     
  • Eye of Skadi - Great for reducing Nagas regen while also providing stats. 
  • Scythe of Vyse - Disables Naga and removes her from the fight
  • Dragon Lance - Provides immense stats and regen
  • Heart of Tarrasque - Increased HP, useful to survive the massive burst damage from Naga


8. Snapfire

Many are deceived by the rather innocent appearance of this Grandma. She is as vicious and fierce as she was in her younger days! Snapfire quickly became one of the most played supports against Naga Siren and this is quite evident in the pro scene right after her addition to the Captain’s Draft. With her ultimate, she can easily distinguish between the real Naga and her illusions as it deals more damage to the illusions. She has various abilities such as her Scatterblast and Cookie which deal AOE damage and hence can be used to push out lanes. Snap can also be played as a core against Naga, but she shines well as a support due to her spell casting reliability.

Why is Snapfire a great counter to Naga Siren? 

  • Mortimer Kisses can make quick work of Naga Siren's illusions.
  • Scatterblast and Firesnap Cookie's AoE damage are also decent ways to deal with Naga's illusions.

Items to Buy on Snapfire

  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape the fight
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Allows Snap to eat her allies and throw them at enemies ideally, dealing damage and stunning them
  • Solar Crest - Reduces enemy armor on the activation 
  • Glimmer Cape - Provides invisibility, can also be used on allies to escape or to initiate on Snapfire
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells hence can also be used to prevent Naga from using net


7. Zeus

Zeus, the Thundergod is quite undoubtedly a great counter pick to Naga as she is known to have poor resistance to magical damage. Naga fares extremely well if she is laning against Zeus but in the mid-game, as the latter acquires items like Aether Lens and Veil of Discord, Naga can’t handle the DPS, which proves to be extremely lethal. Naga does not generally build a BKB, but facing a magical Zeus will force her to opt for it, slowing down her progress on other more useful items, which can give his carry an edge over Naga. Both heroes farm extremely well but Naga lags in the early and late game, where Zeus is known to shine.

Why is Zeus a great counter to Naga Siren? 

  • Zeus' abilities deal high amounts of burst magical damage, which ignores Naga Siren's high armor.
  • Zeus' Arc Lightning is also a good way to destroy Naga Siren's illusions

Items to buy on Zeus

  • Octraine Core - Provides spell lifesteal and stats
  • Refresher’s Orb - Can refresh spells and items and use them again in quick succession to delete Naga from the fight
  • Arcane Blink - Great for gap closing or initiating, low mana cost on spells and items on usage     
  • Bloodstone - Increased mana and HP usage
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Provides Nimbus which is essential for teamfights in the late game



6. Batrider

Batrider is quite the favorite of most initiators in the current meta. He is also picked to provide great early game domination and control potential against Naga Siren. His AoE damage is quite annoying to deal against in the laning phase, and it only gets worse in the mid-game where his damage is amplified even more. If Naga isn’t careful enough, then she may be susceptible to heavy damage courtesy of the napalm stacks followed by Flamebreak and Firefly, it can also destroy all her illusions within no time. Along with dominating the laning phase, Batrider is successful in dominating the late game as he gets items like Black King Bar and Lotus Orb to counter Naga. 

Why is Batrider a great counter to Naga Siren?

  • Many stacks of Sticky Napalm, combined with Flamebreak and Firefly, allow Batrider to destroy illusions from Mirror Image.
  • If Batrider can manage to destroy all illusions from Naga Siren, he will be able to use Flaming Lasso on the real one and will be able to drag her toward his team, potentially preventing Naga Siren from escaping with Song of the Siren.

Items to buy on Batrider

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating     
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight
  • Boots of Travel - Immense mobility and global TP potential
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape the fight
  • Aghanim’s Scepter - Can Lasso two enemies instead of one
  • Refresher’s Orb - Can refresh spells and items and use them again in quick succession to delete Mars from the fight



5. Gyrocopter

Waging hell from above comes the Gyrocopter. He is one of the most hated carry heroes in the game by Naga Siren mains. Along with the immense base damage, he deals magical damage with Rocket Barrage and Call Down ultimate. Naga Siren hates laning against him due to the constant harassment in the lane, which can shove her off the XP zone, making her lag in levels as well as farm. The late game is completely dominated by Gyro if he is given the free rein. His AoE spells and physical damage are quite unmatched in the later stages of the game, a six-slotted Gyro can decimate a Naga if he has a successful laning phase.

What makes Gyrocopter great against Naga siren? 

  • Flak Cannon and Rocket Barrage deal immense AoE damage.
  • Low CD on spells.
  • Flak Cannon and Call Down can easily clear Naga Siren's illusions.

Items to buy on Gyrocopter 

  • Daedalus - Immense critical damage
  • Satanic - Can quickly heal up on physical attacks upon activation, also provides basic dispel from the latter.
  • Butterfly - Increased evasion, agility, and movement speed
  • Monkey King Bar - Increased physical damage, also provides true strike 
  • Mjolnir - Exceptional for pushing lanes and farming quickly
  • Swift Blink - Provides increased agility and movement speed on activation


4. Leshrac

It’s quite advantageous to pick a ranged hero if you’re facing melee heroes like Naga Siren. Leshrac is known for his high magical damage, AoE, and lockdown potential, all of these elements are lethal against Leshrac. The best part is that Leshrac is often picked as a flex hero, meaning he can be played in quite any lane! Apart from countering Naga’s illusions, Lesh can also mow down buildings with Edict providing equal counter push and ratting in the late game if required. A successful early game for Leshrac translates to domination in the late game, as Naga has no ways to stop his lethal magic damage.

Why is Leshrac a great counter to Naga Siren?

  • Immense farming and wave clear potential
  • High AoE magical damage output
  • All of Leshrac's abilities, especially Pulse Nova, can easily deal with Naga Siren's illusions.

Items to Buy against Naga Siren 

  • Bloodthorn - Can silence Naga and turn her into rubbles in no time
  • Eul's Scepter - Provides a basic dispel, can be used to dodge Net or to set up on Gyro with Earth Splitter
  • Kaya and Sange - Increased mana regen and overall stat gain
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight


3. Axe

Doing immense 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 Naga is 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 Naga, all it takes is one Axe Blink Call to get you down to 0 HP in no time. Axe fares extremely well in the laning phase, he can farm fast due to his high armor and Counter Helix, both of which can prove critical to Naga in the late game. Naga is often said to ignore Axe in teamfights as she simply can’t do anything to him!

Why is Axe a great counter to Naga Siren? 

  • Axe will destroy her illusions by proccing Counter Helix more often due to him being hit by more attacks.
  • The threat of a blink and Berserker's Call may make the real Naga Siren stay further back, thus effectively halving the team's damage output for a while.
  • Axe also has the tools to even solo kill Naga, with his Manta Style and Aghanim's Shard, and can also de-push the lanes Naga shoves in.

Items to Buy on Axe

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating on Naga    
  • Blademail - Reflects back Naga’s damage upon activation
  • Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard - AoE Battle Hunger and reduced CD on spells
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape the fight
  • Black King Bar - Provides spell immunity, making you invulnerable in the fight


2. Earthshaker

If there is one hero that every illusion-creating hero like Naga hates, then it has to be Earthshaker. The sheer magnitude of his spells causes all the illusions of Naga and her allies in a close radius to eviscerate. Earthshaker makes her life a living hell as he can be played in multiple positions and all he needs to be active is a Blink Dagger! He may even end up doing more damage if multiple heroes are close to each other, and maybe even a rampage if Naga is careless about her positioning. The extreme AoE damage from all his spells makes Naga players rage quit.  

Why is Earthshaker a great counter to Naga Siren?

  • Earthshaker's strong AoE abilities can clear Naga Siren's illusions, or at least make it easier to distinguish the real one by the damage they take.
  • Echo Slam deals more damage against more enemies, which can be devastating against Naga Siren and her illusions.

Items to Buy on Earthshaker

  • Blink Dagger - Great for gap closing or initiating     
  • Glimmer Cape - Provides invisibility, can also be used on allies to escape or to initiate on Naga
  • Ghost Scepter - Prevents Naga from attacking him
  • Force Staff - Another great tool to close gaps or escape the fight
  • Eul's Scepter - Provides a basic dispel, can be used to dodge Net or to set up on Naga with Echo Slam


1. Timbersaw

Other than hating trees for a living, Timbersaw loves hating on melee heroes like our Naga Siren Apart from this, he is quite a dominating force against illusion heroes, agains something which Naga Siren is. His immense damage can not be negated very early into the game, as it is pure as well as Naga naturally has poor resistance to magic damage, allowing the former to mow down her illusions any time he can. This forces Naga to jungle early on in the game, which makes her lag behind in the farm and XP department. Timber can triumph in the late game as well if he is given free rein, he can purchase various items which allow him to maintain control and dominance against Naga. Even if Naga manages to secure decent farm, Timber’s Reactive armor stops her from advancing any further and ignoring him in teamfights.

Why is Timbersaw a great counter to Naga Siren?

  • High pure damage that pierces boat buff and messes up with Naga’s strength
  • Timbersaw's innate durability is very hard to deal with as Naga Siren as she relies on sustained damage rather than burst damage. 
  • Timbersaw's high Pure Damage and low-cooldown AoE nukes can also destroy Naga Siren's illusions very fast.

Items to Buy on Timbersaw

  • Eul’s Scepter - Provides a basic dispel, can be used to dodge spells or to set up on Naga with Chakram
  • Pipe of Insight -  Provides immense magic damage block on activation, and affects the whole team. 
  • Crimson Guard - Provides immense physical damage block, also affects the whole team
  • Blade Mail - Reflects back Naga’s damage upon activation
  • Lotus Orb - Reflects targetted spells hence can also be used to reflect Net


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