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

The electrifying rage of Razor is quite unmatched in the current meta. Most melee heroes do not fare well versus this beast, this includes a lot of carry heroes as well! Razor will zap you and turn your bones into dust. There are various heroes in the game but not all are capable enough to counter him.

We bring you the best 10 counters to Razor in the current meta! These heroes are extremely dominant and make Razor look powerless.

10. Centaur Warruner

The war chieftain has seen many strong enemies, his forces have destroyed empires and defeated great warriors. Centaur is naturally a great counter to any ranged hero and especially Razor due to his ability to gap close with both his ultimate and the Blink Dagger. He can return some serious damage back to him and it is further amplified with the Blade Mail. Razor can not fight alone or target a farmed and fat Centaur.

Why is Centaur Warruner a great counter to Razor? 

  • Blink Dagger combined with Hoof Stomp can be used to catch heroes.
  • Centaur can use Stampede to break Static Link. 
  • It also prevents Razor from chasing Centaur Warruner or his teammates with Eye of the Storm, and Plasma Field's slow will do nothing to slow them down.

Items to buy on Centaur Warruner

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


9. Morphling

Mastering Morphling requires quick decision-making skills, which only come with time and experience. Even if he lacks during the early game, he can easily catch up later on. Most people shy away from Morphling due to the complex nature of his abilities, but if you can master him, there is no way your enemies can have an upper hand! Morphling is a nuisance to enemy supporters due to the infamous “shotgun” combo. 

Why is Morphling a great hero to counter Razor? 

  • Static Link is almost completely useless against Morphling, as he is able to quickly break it off with Waveform or turn into Razor himself with Morph and recover all of his stolen damage, or simply steal Razor's own.
  • Morph allows him to turn into Razor (or even allies if you purchase the Aghanim Scepter), which can often lead to deadly combos or allow him to escape team fights.
  • Can easily survive a long team fight with the Attribute Shift ability.

Items to buy on Morphling

  • Ethereal Blade
  • Dragon Lance
  • Linken’s Sphere
  • Satanic
  • Butterfly


8. Slark

This lethal creature of the deep sea knows no bounds! Slark is one of the stealthiest and deadly carry heroes in the game. His lethal skills make him quite popular in the current meta against the likes of Razor. Diffusal Blade makes him immensely strong as it causes his foes to lose mana quickly. He can also purge off enemy spells, allowing him to chase them effortlessly. Slark also farms faster compared to his counterparts and is capable of dodging spells.

Why is Slark a great counter to Razor? 

  • Pounce can easily break Static Link, making it less powerful against him.
  • Slark is one of the few heroes who can man fight a Razor, because of Essence Shift.
  • Shadow Dance can prevent Razor from killing him and may provide an opportunity to kill Razor due to it preventing Razor from attacking Slark.

Items to buy on Slark

  • Silver Edge
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Eye of Skadi
  • Butterfly
  • Black King Bar


7. Huskar

This ferocious hunter leaves no stone unturned. His crazy damage potential is unmatched by his foes. He makes them weaker with his fire. Huskar is a very aggressive hero and that’s why he is fun! His annoying nature makes people rage quit! Though a slow farmer, he relies more on kills to acquire gold, hence ganking other lanes as soon as possible. It’s all fun and games until you see a wild Huskar pouncing on you with sheer anger!

Why is Huskar a great counter to Razor? 

  • Life Break along with Burning Spear can quickly kill Razor before Static Link steals enough damage for Razor to take down Huskar.
  • Berserker's Blood can make stealing Huskar's damage and using it against him somewhat dangerous, as Huskar will be able to inflict more and more Burning Spears rapidly.

Items to buy on Huskar

  • Armlet of Mordiggian
  • Heaven’s Halberd
  • Black King Bar
  • Satanic
  • Hurricane Pike
  • Assault Curiass


6. Necrophos

Necrophos has plagued Razor eternally, corrupting his immunity with his rancid spells. He is one of the most hated heroes in the current patch. Necrophos is a very annoying laner against Razor, thanks to his passive. His abilities provide him with immense healing while dealing damage to his foes. He can ensure they aren’t seen on the battlefield for a long time with his ultimate, which drives lots of players to rage quit!

Why is Necrophos a great counter to Razor? 

  • Necrophos usually don't build much attack damage to steal from.
  • He can use Ghost Shroud to prevent Razor from attacking him with the stolen damage from Static Link.
  • Razor is somewhat vulnerable to magical damage, and Reaper's Scythe prevents him from escaping with his high movement speed when things get dangerous.

Items to buy on Necrophos

  • Radiance
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Eternal Shroud
  • Lotus Orb
  • Aghanim’s Scepter


5. Viper

The venomous Viper knows no bounds and is on the same list when it comes to the most hated heroes in the game, even Razor comes close second to him! Viper mains can benefit from playing this hero as they get to know about the basic DPS mechanics along with the advantage of having multiple different item builds according to the game. Razor mains despise him as he makes their presence and impact disappear from the game! The break applied from Nethertoxin quite literally ruins the game for Razor due to his strong passive.

Why is Viper known as a counter to Naure's Prophet? 

  • Viper's Poison Attack and Viper Strike can slow Razor, and is one of the few heroes that can keep him immobile.
  • Altogether, Viper's skills reduce Razor's attack speed, heavily reducing the benefit of the damage drain from Static Link.

Items to Buy on Viper

  • Kaya and Sange
  • Aghanim’s Scepter
  • Dragon Lance
  • Blade Mail


4. Outworld Destroyer

Being a ranged hero does wonders especially if you’re against melee heroes in the mid-lane. Razor does not fare well if they are facing Outworld Destroyer. The INT disparity damage is simply too much to handle for him, combined with the magical damage output, and Astral save can turn around team fights. OD is essentially a beast against most mid-laners in the late game. With so many item builds to choose from, Outworld Destroyer is one of the most flexible mid-heroes in the game.

Why is Outworld Destroyer a great counter to Razor? 

  • Outworld Destroyer doesn't care if Razor steals his damage because he does most of his damage through Arcane Orb.
  • Astral Imprisonment can prevent Razor from using the stolen damage from Static Link or chasing with Eye of the Storm.
  • Sanity's Eclipse will do a ton of damage to Razor due to his low mana pool.

Items to Buy on Outworld Destroyer 

  • Black King Bar
  • Force Staff/Hurricane Pike
  • Scythe of Vyse
  • Aghanim’s Shard
  • Eul’s Scepter


3. Weaver

Weaver is the only unfixed bug in the game! Threading through the needle of time, Weaver arrives to devastate his enemies with his massive time-bending abilities. Weaver is a great ranged hero as he can also escape the clutches of his enemies hence faring well in the laning phase. Shukuchi is a lifesaver and can be used to harass enemies as well. The Swarm and Germinnate deal a significant amount of damage and are helpful in neutralizing foes. In the late game, Weaver can be quite unkillable as he acquires farm and gets tanky.

Why is Weaver a great counter to Razor?

  • Shukuchi can break Static Link with little trouble.
  • Time Lapse can easily be used to avoid damage from Plasma Field and can recover the damage done from Static Link and Eye of the Storm.
  • Eye of the Storm can't kill bugs from The Swarm.

Items to buy on Weaver

  • Maelstorm
  • Desolator
  • Black King Bar
  • Daedalus
  • Monkey King Bar



2. Queen of Pain

Behold the Queen of dominance! Queen of Pain is a very annoying hero for the enemy mid-laner or even Razor in the late game. 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 Razor, 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 a great counter to Razor?

  • Immensely high AoE damage with all her spells
  • Blink can instantly break Static Link, making it useless against her.
  • Queen of Pain doesn't fully rely on her physical attack damage, so she can still fight after being hit with Static Link.

Items to buy on QoP

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


1. Sniper

Sniper may appear to be a harmless dwarf but don’t let his appearance deceive you! He has made millions of players rage quit all around the world. His voice and gameplay induce fear and disgust even amongst the most experienced Razor players. Sniper is suitable both as a mid and a carry hero due to his space-making and farming abilities. He may be a squishy hero but his incredible physical damage output and range make it impossible for enemies to come close to him. He is often considered to be the counter for squishy heroes or primarily for melee heroes or even the heroes that can’t reach him!

Why is Sniper a great counter to Razor? 

  • His increased attack range makes it very hard to get close enough for Static Link, Eye of the Storm, and Razor's own attacks.
  • Headshot procs will slow Razor heavily regardless of Storm Surge, as it will knock him back for a brief duration.

Items to buy on Sniper

  • Hurricane Pike
  • Mjolnir
  • Monkey King Bar
  • Daedalus
  • Black King Bar

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